FLYERS GET BACK TO BUSINESS
The Philadelphia Flyers return to the rink on Monday afternoon for a scheduled 2 p.m. practice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. The team's post-All-Star break schedule commences on Tuesday when the Flyers host the Arizona Coyotes at the Wells Fargo Center.
Weather permitting, a post-practice update will be posted later today.
In yesterday's NHL All-Star Ga
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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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Bobby Farnham vs Pierre-Edouard Bellemare from the Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers game on Jan 20, 2015.
Steve Downie vs Luke Schenn from the Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers game on Jan 20, 2015.
Rob Scuderi vs Jakub Voracek from the Pittsburgh Penguins at Philadelphia Flyers game on Jan 20, 2015.
Claude Giroux talks about his game-winning-goal in OT against the Penguins.
Watch highlights and a recap of the Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers game on January 20, 2015.