Wrapup: Flyers at World Championships
Congratulations to Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson and the rest of Tre Kronor for ending Switzerland's undefeated run at the 2013 IIHF World Championships, capturing the gold medal game by a 5-1 score. The Swedish team had some ups and downs during the preliminary round but peaked at just the right time in the 10-game tournament.
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The bronze and gold medal games of the 2013 IIHF World Championships will take play today in Stockholm. In yesterday's semifinals, Switzerland continued its undefeated run in the tournament with a 3-0 shutout of Team USA while Sweden blanked Finland by an identical score.
The US-Switzerland game was scoreless until midway through regulation, when Nino Niederreiter finally solved John Gibson. Th
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Apologies in advance for the brevity of today's blog. I have an early morning flight to catch. Later today, the two IIHF World Championship semifinal games will be held in Stockholm. At 9 a.m. EDT, Erik Gustafsson and Team Sweden (6-2-0) take on Finland (7-1-0), while Team USA (6-2-0) plays undefeated Switzerland (8-0-0). Phantoms goalie Cal Heeter is a member of Team USA but has not dressed for a
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FLYERS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS: AND THEN THERE WAS GUS
Not including Team USA spare goaltender Cal Heeter of the Adirondack Phantoms, there were seven current Flyers-affiliated players who participated in yesterday's IIHF World Championship quarterfinals in Helsinki and Stockholm. Three of the four quarterfinal matches featured Flyers players. Come tomorrow's semis, there will only be one.
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Is Briere Tradable?
It is almost inevitable that Danny Briere will not be a member of the Philadelphia Flyers next year. The only question is whether he will be bought out or traded. The former is the more likely scenario.
Briere has a no-movement clause in his contract, which includes an all-inclusive no-trade. As such, Briere does not have to accept any trade he doesn't feel is in his bes
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WEDNESDAY ROUNDUP: FLYERS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
The preliminary round portion of the 2013 IIHF World Championships in Helsinki and Stockholm are now complete. Single-elimination medal round play begins tomorrow, with two quarterfinal games apiece taking place at Hartwall Arena and The Globe.
* In yesterday's most important game, Team Czech Republic entered the day needing a head-to-head win
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TUESDAY ROUNDUP: FLYERS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
Today is the final day of the preliminary round of the 2013 IIHF World Championships. The top four teams in each bracket will move on the medal round quarterfinals. The last place finisher (Slovenia in one bracket, and Austria in the other) will be relegated to Division IA next year, being replaced by Kazakhstan and Italy in the 2014 Worlds. The re
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MONDAY ROUNDUP: FLYERS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
*Wayne Simmonds broke his tournament-long scoring drought with a first period power play goal in Canada's 2-1 win over the Czech Republic. Jeff Skinner broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period with the game-winning goal. Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn was ejected from the game on a checking from behind major and game misconduct w
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SUNDAY ROUNDUP: FLYERS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
* Oliver Lauridsen reportedly suffered a groin pull in Denmark's 4-1 loss to undefeated Switzerland. The injury happened in the second period. Lauridsen skated just one minute in the middle period, and did not return to the game. Lauridsen played 5:11 in the first period. He was on the ice for Luca Cunti's power play goal that
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SATURDAY ROUNDUP: FLYERS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
* Team Canada had little trouble dispatching Belarus by a 4-1 score. The top line of Claude Giroux (power play goal, two assists) centering Steven Stamkos (power play goal, one assist) and Andrew Ladd (power play goal, one assist) was too much for the Belarusians to handle. Ryan O'Reilly opened the scoring for Team Canada with
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