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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
Philadelphia Flyers Center Vincent Lecavalier (Josh Smith/THW)

The Sad Reality of Vincent Lecavalier

By this point, everyone in Flyers nation probably has noticed that Vinny Lecavalier hasn’t stepped foot on the ice in the month of December, and judging by the numbers he […]

by · December 16, 2014 · 7 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Dear Hextall: Say No To Taylor Hall

Taylor Hall is the shiny new toy that everyone wants for Christmas. Darren Dreger first reported earlier today on TSN 1050 the idea of Taylor Hall being a piece the […]

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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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Is It Worth It To Trade Vincent Lecavalier?

It’s been anything but sunshine and rainbows for Vincent Lecavalier. The 34-year old signed a 5-year, $22.5M contract in 2013 and has now been benched for the last five games – […]

by · December 14, 2014 · 13 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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Hurricanes Loss to the Flyers a Perfect Storm of Predictability

The Carolina Hurricanes suffered an embarrassing 5-1 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers Saturday afternoon. Or it would have been an embarrassing loss, if the Hurricanes were invested in the game […]

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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
Philadelphia Flyers Defenseman Mark Streit (Josh Smith/THW)

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
Flyers defensemen Braydon Coburn and Nicklas Grossman (Christopher Szagola-USA TODAY Sports)

First Period: Flyers’ Season Filled With Ups And Downs

After earning a “lucky” point against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday night, the Philadelphia Flyers currently sit in sixth place of the Metropolitan Division with a record of 9-13-5 […]

by · December 11, 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