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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Recent Articles by Andy

Roman Josi is paired with Shea Weber on Nashville's first defensive unit, and the results have been excellent thus far. (Russell LaBounty-USA TODAY Sports)

Robbing Your Opponents Blind: How to Steal Value

Are you ready for some fantasy hockey? More importantly, are you ready to deliberately humiliate your opponents? If you’re anything like me, the idea of seeing those questions come to […]

by · September 15, 2014 · 6 comments · Fantasy
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Sneaky Seguin, the Future Face of the NHL?

The never ending debate over who the best player in the league is, if one can definitively be declared, is as diluted as it is tiring. After all, who can […]

by · September 13, 2014 · 1 comment · News/Commentary
5 Reasons the Flyers Will Be Playoff Bound

5 Reasons the Flyers Will Be Playoff Bound

Come April of 2015, the Philadelphia Flyers will be playoff bound. You heard it here first. But before the accusations of, “Homer!” are showered upon my head, at least hear […]

by · September 9, 2014 · 5 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Beyond the Maple Leafs, Toronto-based hockey franchises have trouble drawing fans. (John Vetteri/cc 2.0)

Another Team in Toronto? No Thanks

Make no mistake about it – Toronto is thee definition of a hockey town. Despite qualifying for the post-season only once since the 2004-05 NHL lockout, the Leafs are not […]

by · September 5, 2014 · 4 comments · News/Commentary
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Hextall Stays One Step Ahead with Latest Signing

Ron Hextall has done it again. After making yet another move that initially left the public in confusion, the first-year GM continued his slow, yet diligent chiseling of a franchise […]

by · September 3, 2014 · 17 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Does Your City Deserve an NHL Team?

Whether it’s in the near or distant future, NHL expansion is not a matter of “if,” but “when.” Now that that is established, the real inquiry is, which cities are […]

by · September 1, 2014 · 8 comments · News/Commentary
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The Perks of Being Related to Flyers GM Ron Hextall

The Flyers haven’t played a single game yet on Ron Hextall’s watch as GM. But at such an early stage in the first-year GM’s tenure, it sure seems that it […]

by · August 26, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Anthony Stolarz (Aaron Bell/OHL Images)

Anthony Stolarz, Philadelphia’s Next Franchise Goalie?

How much is too much of a good thing? For the Flyers, having an abundance of stability in net seems like sitting a malnourished child at the table for a […]

by · August 25, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Could Vinny Lecavalier Be Bought Out for a Second Time?

So much for the foregone conclusion that the Flyers were moving veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier. Excluding any colossal breaking news of a trade that would include Lecavalier, he’s here to […]

by · August 20, 2014 · 5 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
Simon Gagne may have played his last game with the Flyers. (Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)

Coming Home to Philadelphia: Top 6 Returns to the Flyers

Despite a 39-year Stanley Cup drought, the Philadelphia Flyers have showcased a collection of players considered to be fan favorites. Bobby Clarke, Pelle Lindbergh, and Eric Lindros are a few […]

by · August 15, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Ron Hextall, an Early Front-Runner for GM of the Year?

While masses of hockey fans are salivating for the upcoming NHL season to commence, it’s never too early to look ahead at potential GM of the Year candidates. After all, […]

by · August 12, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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5 Of The Strangest Golf Stories Involving Figures In Hockey

It’s no secret that golf is a popular game among NHL players. And although these rugged warriors would trade a limb for having their name engraved on the Stanley Cup, […]

by · August 8, 2014 · 0 comments · News/Commentary