Andy Dudones Andy Dudones | @ADudones

Andy is a contributor for The Hockey Writers, covering the Philadelphia Flyers. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Communications from Walsh University. He enjoys spending time with his family, golfing, and reading. He is married with a daughter. You can follow Andy on Twitter @ADudones.

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Flyers Backcheck: Flyers Score Touchdown in Toronto

That’s more like it. The Flyers kicked off an eight-game road trip by punishing Toronto goaltender Jonathan Bernier for seven goals en route to a 7-4 victory. Saturday’s touchdown in […]

by · December 21, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Backcheck: Those Blasted Shootouts!

When it comes to those blasted shootouts, the Flyers are on quite the run. Thursday night’s shootout loss to the Florida Panthers marked their 10th straight loss in the skills […]

by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Cap Hits: Measuring Umberger, Lecavalier Against Peers

The contracts of R.J. Umberger and Vinny Lecavalier illustrate how the salary cap era has been a cruel, harsh ninja chop to the crotch for the Philadelphia Flyers. Long gone […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 3 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Backcheck: Bolts Complete Calendar Year Sweep

Mark another one off the checklist. The Flyers mustered up one goal on Tuesday night, dropping their sixth straight loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning by a final of 3-1. […]

by · December 17, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Defense, Success Starts in Offensive Zone

Common sense says that offensive zone starts are a good thing. In the midst of a five-game point streak, the Philadelphia Flyers have seen quite the increase in that department. […]

by · December 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Backcheck: Laughton’s First Rains on Carolina

After buzzing around the net for three weeks, Scott Laughton finally received the fruits of his labor with his first career NHL goal. Laughton’s second period goal in Saturday’s 5-1 […]

by · December 13, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Debunking the ‘Bobrovsky Is Better than Mason’ Myth

The hijacked narrative out of Columbus definitively declares that Sergei Bobrovsky is better than Steve Mason, and by a long shot. Obviously, there’s a lot to like about Bobrovsky, so […]

by · December 13, 2014 · 1 comment · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Backcheck: A Beautiful New Jersey Beatdown

Remember that 6-4 loss at the hands of the New Jersey Devils back on Oct. 9th? Yeah, that wasn’t going to fly this time. It was a New Jersey beatdown […]

by · December 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Backcheck: “Lucky” to Salvage Point in Columbus

The Flyers may have lost their seventh game in their last eight outings on Tuesday night, but by all admissions, they were lucky to gain a point. You know the […]

by · December 10, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Flyers Backcheck: Flyers Exit West Coast with King Size Win

With Saturday’s 2-1 win over the Los Angeles Kings, the Flyers exit the left coast with three points in three games. After a backbreaking loss in San Jose on Tuesday, […]

by · December 6, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Is R.J. Umberger Finally Breaking Through?

After going 17 consecutive games without a point to show for, R.J. Umberger finally ended his long personal drought. Umberger’s second goal of the season in Wednesday night’s 5-4 overtime […]

by · December 5, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Matt Read’s Evasive Start, Downright Confusing

We know what Matt Read can do. We’ve seen what he’s capable of. Entering the current season, the right winger’s 111 points in his previous 196 games is the body […]

by · December 2, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers