THREE KEYS TO FLYERS STRETCH DRIVE
Over the next 10 days, there will be considerable speculation about potential roster moves the Flyers will make before the March 5 trade deadline. Regardless of whom they add or delete -- I'm not sure how active the Flyers can or should be in a market with relatively few outright sellers -- the team is going to need to hit the ground running during the stretc
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SUNDAY QUICK HITS
* With the exception of Kimmo Timonen, who won a bronze medal at the Olympics with Team Finland yesterday, the Flyers will have their full contingent of players at practice today in Voorhees. The season resumes on Thursday, when the Flyers play host to the San Jose Sharks at the Wells Fargo Center.
* The NHL trade freeze ends at midnight tonight. The NHL trade deadline is
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SATURDAY QUICK HITS
* Team Finland defeated Team USA, 5-0, in the bronze medal game in Sochi. In his final Olympic game, soon-to-retire Teemu SelÃ¤nne notched his 23rd career Olympic goal early in the second period. Jussi Jokinen added to the lead moments later. Jusso Hietenan opened a three-goal lead with a third-period power play goal and then SelÃ¤nne converted a Mikael Granlund feed for ano
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A LOOK INSIDE THE FLYERS' REMAINING SCHEDULE
With only defenseman Kimmo Timonen remaining in Sochi at the Olympics, the Flyers are getting closer and closer to having their full contingent of players back in Voorhees to begin preparations for a busy stretch drive. The Flyers have 23 games remaining on their 2013-14 regular season schedule.
From here on out, the Flyers' goal will be to finis
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WHAT JVR DOES IS NO REFLECTION ON SCHENN
There is a phenomenon in sports -- which has always existed to some degree, but has become much more visible in the internet age -- of what might be called "foul weather" followers.
The fair weather folks jump on and off the bandwagon repeatedly. The foul weather ones are not happy unless they are miserable.
Every roster move is wrong. Every sign
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TIMONEN, FINNS HEAD TO SEMIS
The secret to Team Finland's success over the last decade is that the national team is often greater than the sum of its individual parts. The frequent problem with Team Russia has been that it's about its individual parts. Hockey is a team game.
That dichotomy was very much in evidence in today's medal round quarterfinals. Minus players like Mikko Koivu, Saku K
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RAFFL OLYMPIC WRAPUP
The 2014 Olympics in Sochi were a positive individual experience for Flyers' forward Michael Raffl, even though his Austrian team went 1-2-0 in the preliminary round and then got knocked out in medal round qualification play by Slovenia earlier today. Raffl not only got to play in his first Olympic tournament, he got to do with older brother Thomas as one of his teammates a
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MORIN WILL DEVELOP AT OWN PACE
Samuel Morin, the Flyers' first-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, is having an up-and-down third season for the Rimouski Oceanic of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. He is developing at an encouraging pace overall but there have been bumps along the path this season. There is still a long way for the 6-foot-7 defenseman to go before he'll be ready to be a mi
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On the final day of preliminary round play in Sochi, Team USA clinched first place in Group A after cruising to a 5-1 win over Slovenia highlighted by a natural hat trick by Toronto Maple Leafs' forward Phil Kessel. It was the first hat trick recorded at the Olympics since the Flyers' John LeClair accomplished the feat in 2002 in Salt Lake City.
Additionally, three of the Flyers' five Olympian
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On a busy day of Olympic preliminary-round games marked by the USA beating Russia 3-2 via shootout in the best game of the tournament to date, three of the Flyers' five Olympians were in action today.
SWITZERLAND 1 - CZECH REPUBLIC 0
A decade ago, this would would have been a significant upset. Anyone who considers this an upset nowadays hasn't been paying attention to vast improvement of Sw
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