Terrible Road Trip

No matter which direction you look at the Flyers' just-completed, 12-day, 6-game road trip through North America, this wasn't good.

2-3-1 doesn't cut it for a team that appeared to have turned the corner, was in contention to grab a playoff spot - third in the Metro Division _ and hang onto i.

Instead, the Flyers returned home after a 7-2 pounding by the Chicago Blackhawks who are light year

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A Different Culture Change

The Flyers hockey culture is about to change.

Peter Luukko resigned Monday as Comcast-Spectacor president and Flyers president.

The hockey side of the team and the organization will be very different now.

Luukko was a hockey player and a businessman. He bled the sport. He was actively involved in player acquisitions, trades, evaluation, everything on the hockey ops side besides being t

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Looking To Extend Points Streak

Big day and big night in South Florida for the Flyers.

This afternoon, in Sunrise, the press box at BB&T Center will be officially renamed the “Roger Neilson Memorial Press Box,” in honor of the Panthers’ first coach.

Later this evening, the Flyers will try to move past the .500 mark with a victory. They have come quite a ways since mid-October when there seemingly was no hope this tea

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Mason Giving Them Everything

I really wonder if anyone outside of Flyerdom realizes just how good Steve Mason has been for the Flyers this season.

With better offense at the start and tighter team defense through the first couple weeks of October, Mason could easily be among the league leaders in wins and goals against average.

Right now, he’s ranked 10th in one category – save percentage _ at .932.

He was again

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Five of Six Ain’t Bad

THE PEG _ I was talking to Scott Hartnell after a scrum of reporters abandoned his corner of the dressing room on Friday night.

The Flyers had lost 3-2 in a shootout to the Jets.

“Well, it’s not devastating; you got a point,” I said.

Hartnell looked at me.

“What do you mean, not devastating? We had two points,” he said.

“No, three or four weeks ago, this would have been

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Ray Shero’s Speech at HHoF

Great time tonight in Toronto at the Hockey Hall of Fame where Fred Shero was finally given a long, overdue honor.

Here is the acceptance speed from his son, Ray:

On behalf of the entire Shero family, I’d like to thank my father’s good friend, Pat Quinn, Mr. Jim Gregory, Kelly Masse from the Hall of Fame and the entire Hall of Fame election committee. My dad’s inclusion tonight into ho

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No Easy Task This Week

Ottawa, Pittsburgh and Winnipeg.

Three teams that simply give the Flyers fits - most games _ regardless of whether the team is doing good or bad.

Three road games where the Flyers need to pick up points and climb back into the Eastern Conference playoff picture.

Of the group, Pittsburgh is the only town where the Flyers have done well in past years, both in the regular season and playoffs

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Emery Tonight; G-Man Woes

NOTE: Ray Emery, who took the morning skate "off" will start in goal tonight vs. the Devils. He has a 1.90 GAA and .931 save percentage against the Devils lifetime in 11 games (6-3-2) and 2 shutouts

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He had one of those grim faces on.

And yet, Claude Giroux was trying very hard to smile for the beat writers in Carolina at the morning skate this week.

The conversation was about his

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First Shutout Win

One night after the Flyers were thoroughly embarrassed by the Capitals ...

One night after Ray Emery shamed himself and the Flyers with his assault on Braden Holtby ...

One night after the Flyers plummeted to as low as you can go ...

They rebounded with a stunning, 1-0 victory against the Devils in a building that hasn't been very friendly to them since it opened - Prudential Center.

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Vote on Downie Deal

You don't have to be a math major to understand the overwhelming majority of Flyers fans/followers absolutely detest the Steve Downie deal.

Not that Max Talbot was ever an "untouchable" as an NHL player but because this appears, on the surface, to be another one of those "same as always" trades the FLyers make to bring someone back from the past.

Put it another way ... the so-called "change

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