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Should The Flyers Pursue Ryan Suter or Resign Matt Carle?

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The Philadelphia Flyers need help on defense, especially with the unknown status of captain Chris Pronger.
If they want to make a big splash and get an elite defenseman, they could go out in free agency and sign Ryan Suter.  Or they could make a subtle move and resign Matt Carle while also acquiring a depth […]

The Flyers Defense Must Tighten Up Before The Playoffs

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The Philadelphia Flyers have not been good defensively this season.  It hasn’t helped that Captain Chris Pronger was lost for the season due to post concussion syndrome.
The Orange and Black have given up 182 goals this season, which is the sixth most given up in the National Hockey League.  They also give up 2.98 goals […]

Too Many Penalties And A Weak Penalty Kill Unit Are Hurting The Flyers

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The Philadelphia Flyers’ power play has been clicking all season, now if only they could get their penalty kill on a roll.  The Orange and Black are currently ranked 22nd in the National Hockey League, killing off only 80.6 percent of their penalties taken.
It doesn’t help the cause when the Flyers are the most penalized […]

Simmonds And Hartnell Are Keys To Flyers Power Play

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The Philadelphia Flyers have taken advantage of their power play opportunities this year.  Wayne Simmonds and Scott Hartnell are big reasons why their power play is operating at a 19.8 percent clip, which is best for sixth in the National Hockey League.
The Orange and Black have a league-leading 268 power play opportunities and have cashed […]

At This Point, Trading Of Carter And Richards Was Good Move

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The Philadelphia Flyers made two huge offseason trades that had their fans scratching their heads, but 50 games into the season it looks like General Manager Paul Holmgren knew what he was doing all along.
In the first trade, Jeff Carter was sent to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward Jakub Voracek and a […]

The Orange And Black Will Need Scott Hartnell To Continue To Shine

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In the beginning of the season, forward Scott Hartnell was sitting on the bench and not playing more than ten minutes per game.  Now he’s the leading goal scorer for the Philadelphia Flyers and is on pace to have the best season of his career.
Hartnell was struggling to find his game early in the season […]

Ilya Bryzgalov Could Still Be The Difference In The Second Half

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The Orange and Black have lacked a number one goaltender for years.  A second round sweep in the Stanley Cup playoffs prompted the organization to go out and try and find that number one goalie.  They used three goalies in four games against the Boston Bruins.
With the offseason signing of Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine […]

A Look Back At The First Half Of The Flyers Season

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The Philadelphia Flyers are halfway through what has been an injury-filled season.  The Orange and Black are second in the Atlantic division, just four points behind their rival, New York Rangers.
One of the reasons the team is where they are at in the standings is because of the play of Claude Giroux.  He is second […]

When Will Kimmo Timonen Get The Credit He Deserves?

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The Philadelphia Flyers have one of the National Hockey League’s most underrated defenseman on their team.
Every year when the Norris Trophy candidates are announced for the league’s best defenseman, Kimmo Timonen’s name is never on that list.
Timonen isn’t a flashy offensive defenseman but rather a stay-at-home defenseman, who can move the puck up the ice […]

The Flyers Are In Desperate Need Of Last Year’s James van Riemsdyk

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In the offseason, the Philadelphia Flyers did a complete overhaul of their team.  It included trading two of their leading scorers, signing a number one goaltender, and signing James van Riemsdyk, better known as JVR, to a new contract.
The organization signed van Riemsdyk to a six-year deal worth around $25.5 million.  They did the deal […]

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