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Why do ex-Flyers personnel succeed in L.A.? More freedom

Why do ex-Flyers personnel succeed in L.A.? More freedom

thehockeynews.com Updated Aug 30 (3 days ago)
The migration of on-and-off-ice talent from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Los Angeles Kings franchise that has won two of the past three Cups is not lost on observers. At various points in the past 15 years, the Flyers (a) employed L.A. GM Dean Lombard…
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  • Rumor Roundup: Vinny Lecavalier and Joe Thornton trade buzz

    Rumor Roundup: Vinny Lecavalier and Joe Thornton trade buzz

    thehockeynews.com Aug 30 (3 days ago)
    Earlier this summer there was speculation the Philadelphia Flyers were shopping center Vincent Lecavalier. If Lecavalier is troubled by the trade rumors, Flyers coach Craig Berube told NJ.com’s Randy Miller the veteran center should get over it and focu…
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  • Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Philadelphia Fly…

    Puck Daddy's Most Disappointing Summer Series: Philadelphia Flyers Edition

    yahoo.com Aug 27 (6 days ago)
    (Ed. Note: There’s entirely too much sunshine in the summer. So your friends at Puck Daddy are offering a month of thrown shade and perpetual gloom. Behold, our Summer of Disappointment series, in which we ask fans of all 30 teams to recall the biggest …
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  • Flyers goalie Mason back on ice after injury: report

    Flyers goalie Mason back on ice after injury: report

    NHL.com Aug 18
    Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason was back on the ice Monday, three weeks after breaking his right pinky finger, the Philadelphia Daily News reported. Mason was injured July 27. General manager Ron Hextall said at the time Mason would be a...
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  • Rumor Roundup: Flyers need help on the blueline, but don’t expe…

    Rumor Roundup: Flyers need help on the blueline, but don’t expect it to come soon

    The state of the Philadelphia Flyers defense core remains a troubling issue. They’ve lacked a true top-two defenseman since Chris Pronger’s career was ended by injury nearly three years ago. They attempted to address that issue in July of 2012 by signin…
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  • What burning questions remain this NHL off-season?

    What burning questions remain this NHL off-season?

    These truly are the dog days of summer. Players, GMs and coaches get their brief time off between the free agency boom and training camps. Media have time to do fun stuff like rank every logo in the NHL. With no hockey, we spend our nights watching Bach…
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  • Zach Parise inadvertently spits on ice girl in viral video that…

    Zach Parise inadvertently spits on ice girl in viral video that found its moment

    yahoo.com Aug 11
    It hasn't been a good summer for the ice girls. The Florida Panthers continued their cost-cutting measures, sacking the entire ice girls program not long after doing the same to their sales staff. A Mother Jones piece quoted a former Philadelphia Flyers…
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  • NHL logo rankings No. 10: Philadelphia Flyers

    NHL logo rankings No. 10: Philadelphia Flyers

    The old adage “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” applies to the black and orange logo used by the Philadelphia Flyers since they joined the NHL in 1967 as part of the first group of expansion teams. When seven THN staffers gathered to rank the 30 NHL log…
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  • Finally, a game with meaning - even if it's preseason

    Finally, a game with meaning - even if it's preseason

    philly.com Aug 8
    The clock ran out - or filled up, depending on one's preference for the bipolar way in which time is kept in hockey periods - on April 30 for the Flyers. The end arrived in the seventh game of their opening-round playoff series with the Rangers, and tha…
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  • Remembering the season the Capitals begged the NHL for help

    Remembering the season the Capitals begged the NHL for help

    Machismo and bravado being what they are, there’s no way you’d see this headline in today’s NHL, no matter how poorly the Buffalo Sabres or Edmonton Oilers started a season. Washington Begs For Player Help That was the main headline in The Hockey News 4…
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  • Signing Michael Del Zotto an indictment of Flyers’ middling def…

    Signing Michael Del Zotto an indictment of Flyers’ middling defense corps

    After receiving tough news Tuesday about veteran blueliner Kimmo Timonen, the Philadelphia Flyers moved quickly to replace their most experienced defenseman by signing Michael Del Zotto to a one-year, $1.3-million contract. But the fact GM Ron Hextall t…
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  • Flyers sign D Michael Del Zotto to 1-year deal

    Flyers sign D Michael Del Zotto to 1-year deal

    NHL.com Aug 5
    PHILADELPHIA - The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenceman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract. The 24-year-old Del Zotto had a goal and four assists in 25 games for Nashville last year. The Flyers announced earlier Tuesday that veter...
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  • Flyers D Timonen sidelined with blood clots

    Flyers D Timonen sidelined with blood clots

    Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen has been hospitalized in Finland because of blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs.
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  • Test your hockey knowledge. Take the ‘retired or active’ challe…

    Test your hockey knowledge. Take the ‘retired or active’ challenge

    Brian Boucher’s NHL career was replete with memorable, headline-making moments. A first round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, Boucher made the NHL’s all-rookie team in 2000, led the league in goals-against average that season, set (and still hold…
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  • Bob Clarke didn’t want Russians in the NHL…and he wasn’t alone

    Bob Clarke didn’t want Russians in the NHL…and he wasn’t alone

    Russians have had a huge impact on the NHL and the way the game is played, but their arrival in North America wasn’t without controversy. In the August, 1989, edition of The Hockey News, a wave of Soviet stars, riding the crest of glasnost, broke down b…
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  • At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwant…

    At what point this summer do we change the “U” in UFA to unwanted?

    For those NHL players who don’t step willingly into retirement, there eventually comes a day when UFA stands for unwanted free agent rather than unrestricted free agent. As July ends and August begins, we’re now closer to the start of NHL training camps…
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  • Peter Mueller signs with Blues after 1-year absence from NHL

    Peter Mueller signs with Blues after 1-year absence from NHL

    yahoo.com Jul 29
    Peter Mueller signed a 1-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, getting another chance to revive an NHL career that was devastated by concussions. Mueller spent last season with the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss-A League, notching 46 p…
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  • Peter Mueller signs with Blues after 1-year absence from NHL

    Peter Mueller signs with Blues after 1-year absence from NHL

    yahoo.com Jul 29
    Peter Mueller signed a 1-year, two-way contract with the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday, getting another chance to revive an NHL career that was devastated by concussions. Mueller spent last season with the Kloten Flyers of the Swiss-A League, notching 46 p…
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  • Flyers, legend Bob “The Hound” Kelly make 104-year-old fan’s dr…

    Flyers, legend Bob “The Hound” Kelly make 104-year-old fan’s dream come true

    The power of the Stanley Cup – and even a Stanley Cup championship ring – is such that it can bring to tears people of all ages and from all walks of life. A recent example was seen at a retirement residence in Upper Moreland, Pa., last Wednesday, when …
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  • Video - NHL Announces MVP Finalists 03:10

    NHL Announces MVP Finalists

    May 1
    Scott Burnside discusses why he thinks Sidney Crosby will beat out Ryan Getzlaf and Claude Giroux for the Hart Memorial Trophy.
  • Video - Rangers Close Out Flyers In Game 7 01:07

    Rangers Close Out Flyers In Game 7

    Apr 30
    The Rangers beat the Flyers 2-1 and advance to face the Penguins.
  • Video - Rangers-Flyers Face Game 7 Showdown 01:00

    Rangers-Flyers Face Game 7 Showdown

    Apr 30
    The Rangers and Flyers head to Madison Square Garden for a seventh game to decide their first-round series.
  • Video - Rangers Overpower Flyers To Take Lead 01:50

    Rangers Overpower Flyers To Take Lead

    Apr 27
    The Rangers defeated the Flyers 4-2 to take a 3-2 series lead in their playoff matchup.

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