Better News on Coburn

As dire as things sounded Thursday night when Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said that it appeared Braydon Coburn was going to miss a decent amount of games, the news got better on Friday.

Hextall told reporters that Coburn's injury does not appear to be as serious as presumed, based on initial reports. The Flyers defenseman still has to see a specialist on Monday.

Coburn is on crutches,

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Giroux on the Ice

Best news of the say, week or this month, was the unexpected early return of Flyers captain Claude Giroux on the ice this morning at Skate Zone.

He was to have missed up to two weeks with a groin/abdominal/hip flexor injury - take your pick. It was six days off the ice for him.

Giroux showed up to work out with teammates. Slowly at first, but things and the tempo increased over the 80 minu

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What Timonen, Hextall Said

There was no real advancement in terms of "news" today during the Kimmo Timonen news conference.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall said in August he had to prepare for the possibility Timonen would not play. That's why the club signed Michael Del Zotto.

Craig Berube told me last week he was going into camp with two, new d-pairs to try out and that was necessary since Timonen wasn't there.

That Timo

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Snider Has a New Word: Patience

The Chairman paid a visit to Skate Zone this weekend.

Ed Snider, free of cancer since mid-August, dropped by to chat with Ron Hextall and Paul Holmgren.

Snider had quite a few things to say to the media, as well.

There was an unusually long rant about how he perceives his clubs have been "snake bitten" since last winning a Stanley Cup - 1975.

Injuries, concussions, player meltdowns i

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Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Pe

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On the Newest Hextall and Other Things

The reaction to the Flyers adding Brett Hextall to the organization via an AHL contract to the Phantoms was as expected.

Many people saw it as just an AHL contract and it wasn't as if his father, Ron, the Flyers GM, handed him an a job at the NHL level.

Others saw it as another example of the Flyers always keeping things in-house, reclaiming former players of theirs, and nepotism.

You can

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Recognizing Lindros, LeClair, and Desjardins

Hard to believe Harry, but the last time the Flyers had their own Hall of Fame induction was 2009 when The Hammer went in.

Dave Schultz. Before that? Ron Hextall in 2008.

This season, the Flyers have a bonanza going with today's announcement of John LeClair, Eric Lindros and Eric Desjardins.

LeClair and Lindros will go in on NOv. 20 when the Flyers host Minnesota. Desjardins will be ind

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Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Pe

Read more here: Tim Panaccio