STREIT IS RIGHT: WORLD CUP FORMAT IS A MISFIRE
Flyers defenseman Mark Streit minced no words in telling the Camden Courier Post about his displeasure with the new World Cup of Hockey format. A perennial cornerstone of Team Switzerland, Streit told the Courier Post that the new tourney format ruins the spirit and intended purpose of players suiting up for their countries.
The tournament will
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ALL-STAR BREAK CROSSROADS: READ HAS CHANCE TO REGROUP
If there is one Flyers' player who needs the All-Star break more than anyone else on the team, it is Matt Read. The 28-year-old limps into the break with just three goals and 18 points in 48 games while battling through a lower-body injury that has noticeably affected his skating ability. His confidence has seemed low at times.
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The 2014-15 All-Star game weekend in Columbus is spread over three nights. Tonight will be the fantasy draft, in which captains Nick Foligno (with Patrick Kane and Drew Doughty designated as alternates) and Jonathan Toews (along with Rick Nash and Ryan Getzlaf) will choose their respective rosters in alternating pickup-game style. The fantasy draft will air on NBCSN at 8 p.m.
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RINALDO AND THE FINE LINE BETWEEN EMOTION AND STUPIDITY
There is simply no justifying Zac Rinaldo's hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang in the first period of Thursday's game. Letang had his back turned the entire time as Rinaldo approached and Rinaldo launched himself by jumping into the hit.
This was not a case of a player worsening a hit by turning at the last moment or of
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FLYERS-PENGUINS WRAPUP: IN WAR OF A GAME, PHILLY PREVAILS 3-2 IN OT
Any time the Philadelphia Flyers meet up with the Pittsburgh Penguins, there is a good chance that emotions and tempers will run high. Playing for the fifth time in seven nights and bringing a lot of frustrations into their final game before the All-Star break, a game against their arch-rivals was a good antidote for heavy legs
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PREVIEW: FLYERS VS. PENGUINS
Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (18-22-7) return home to play Mike Johnston's Pittsburgh Penguins (26-12-6) at the Wells Fargo Center. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised nationally on NBC Sports Network.
This is the second of four meetings between the teams this season and the first of two in Philadelphia. The Flyers won a 5-3 decision in P
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FLYERS-ISLANDERS WRAPUP: PHILLY PILLORIED IN 7-4 LOSS
Playing their final game at Nassau County Coliseum, the Philadelphia Flyers sustained a 7-4 whipping at the hands of the Eastern Conference leading New York Islanders in a Martin Luther King day matinee. The Islanders outshot Philadelphia, 41-29, for the game.
Much of the play was wide open -- too wide open for the Flyers to contain a t
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PREVIEW: FLYERS @ ISLANDERS
Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (18-21-7) are in action for a Monday matinee on Long Island against Jack Capuano's New York Islanders (30-14-1). Game time is 1:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised nationally on NHL Network and locally on TCN Philadelphia.
This is the second of four meetings between the team and the last game the Flyers will ever play at the
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FLYERS VS SABRES WRAPUP: FLYER SHUFFLE OFF WITH 2 POINTS
It wasn't easy or pretty but the Philadelphia Flyers did just enough to hand the Buffalo Sabres their 10th straight regulation loss in a 4-3 decision on Saturday night at the First Niagara Center. Shut out in each of their two previous games, the Flyers trailed 1-0 at the first intermission before scoring a pair of second-period power pla
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PREVIEW: FLYERS @ SABRES
Craig Berube's Philadelphia Flyers (17-21-7) are on the road to take on Ted Nolan's Buffalo Sabres (14-28-3) on Saturday night. Game time is 7:00 p.m. EST. The game will be televised on CSN Philadelphia.
This is the first of three matches between the teams. They will rematch on Feb. 15 in Buffalo and Feb. 19 in Philadelphia.
The Flyers had an off-day from practice
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