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Placing Expectations for Meszaros in an Expanded Role

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On a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was asked the status of 26 year-old defenseman Andrej Meszaros. Meszaros suffered a back injury this past March that limited him to 62 games, marking the second time in his seven year NHL career that he didn’t play at least 80 […]

The Flyers Need A Physical Defenseman

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For whatever reason, Flyer fans don’t want to talk about how well the team has played, the team’s impressive offensive stats, Claude Giroux’s MVP caliber season, or how remarkable the team’s rookies have been.
Unfortunately, the focus of Flyer fans’ ire has been pinpointed on goaltending, like usual. Ilya Bryzgalov this, Sergei Bobrovsky that. Inconsistency here, […]

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 Concussion Pandemic & Possible Solutions

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While the hockey community deals with the shocking news that Captain Chris Pronger will be out for the rest of the season, many are left wondering how can the game become safer.  While it is tough to protect players from situations where a stick accidentally clips their face ( Pronger ) or a teammate’s knee […]

The Keys to Defensive Depth and How the Flyers Can Learn From the Penguins

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In light of the defensive injuries plaguing the Flyers of late (including a possible concussion for Chris Pronger), the defensive depth of the farm system has been put to the test.
Kevin Marshall and Marc-Andre Bourdon are with the team in Anaheim while Matt Walker is on his way to join them, should he clear re-entry […]

Should The Flyers Name A New Captain?

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Almost all Flyers fans agreed during the off-season that Chris Pronger would make the next great captain of the franchise after Mike Richards was sent to the Kings.  Before the season started, the Flyers named Chris Pronger the 18th captain in team history.

Within the past calendar year, the Flyers have had two captains, Mike Richards and […]

Pronger’s Injury May Require Outside Help

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While rookies Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall have filled in admirably for the last week, without defenseman Chris Pronger and Andreas Lilja for at least the next 4 weeks, will probably mean the Flyer’s will look to add a defenseman via trade or free agency. The Flyer’s need to acquire a defenseman who can replace […]

Erik Gustafsson Shows He’s Ready To Stay

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As an undrafted free-agent out of Northern Michigan University, there wasn’t too much hype when the Flyer’s signed the defenseman who was the Captain of his team before bolting to the Flyer’s organization at the end of the 2009-2010 season.
He showed enough with the Adirondack Phantoms that he was called up to the to play […]

Defense & Turnover Issues Are Plaguing The Flyers

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The Philadelphia Flyers have looked downright atrocious in losing four out of their last five games. In those four losses they have been outscored by a 23-12 margin. Say what you want about the current goaltending situation, but let’s get one thing straight: this not a goaltending issue, yet.
Defensive coverage and turnover issues, along […]

Pronger Is Still The Man For the Flyers

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For all the young talent, scoring champions, goalies and party boys that made their way through the revolving doors of the Wells Fargo Center this summer the Flyers’ key to success remains exactly the same as the past two years.
The health of Chris Pronger.
The Flyers future Hall of Famer battled multiple injuries last season and […]

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