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The Fundamental Flyers Christmas Wishlist

1) Cap Relief. Santa really is going to have to work his magic to give the Flyers what they need most. That is cap relief. The Flyers have approximately $566,667 […]

by · December 20, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Mason Leaves Practice With Back Injury

The Flyers hopes of gaining ground in the playoff race took a significant hit Friday. Steve Mason injured his back at practice and was unable to leave the ice under […]

by · December 19, 2014 · 0 comments · Philadelphia Flyers
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Personnel Check: Bad Coaching Decisions Hurting Flyers

Michael Del Zotto I’ll start with Del Zotto because it is by far the most baffling situation of them all, he is the posterchild for the bad coaching decisions that […]

by · December 19, 2014 · 10 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
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 […]