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Monday 01/10/2011
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Make no mistake, Bobrovsky will still be the starter

Brian Boucher is a great story.

Monday 01/03/2011
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: The last time they won in Detroit...

The Philadelphia Flyers won 922 regular-season and playoff games between Nov. 5, 1988 and Saturday.

Saturday 12/18/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: There is a bright side to Pronger's injury

Cliff Lee, Michael Vick and the NHL-leading Flyers make it tough for Philadelphia fans to be anything but optimistic these days.

Saturday 12/04/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Looking back at Leighton's playoff highlights as he prepare to play at Boardwalk Hall

When Michael Leighton takes the ice at Boardwalk Hall on Sunday for the Adirondack Phantoms, it will be the goalie's first real game action since allowing Patrick Kane's soft goal that clinched the Stanley Cup this spring for the Chicago Blackhawks against the Flyers.

Monday 11/29/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Numbers show depth is key to Flyers' success

Depth has been cited frequently as the biggest reason for the Flyers' success.

Saturday 11/27/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Pronger's reputation likely caused awful call costing team a win

If Scott Hartnell or Jeff Carter had been set up in front of the Calgary Flames' goal Friday in overtime, the Philadelphia Flyers probably would have won.

Friday 11/26/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Leighton's imminent return means decision needs to be made

Three goalies are hanging around the locker room at Flyers SkateZone in Voorhees these days.

Tuesday 11/23/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Van Riemsdyk's goal could be sign of things to come

A friend of mine recently suggested that the worst thing that ever happened to James van Riemsdyk was being compared to John LeClair.

Tuesday 11/16/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Depth, Bobrovsky mean this team is for real

Flyers fans couldn't be blamed for taking a cautious approach with their optimism this season.

Thursday 10/14/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Devils' cap mismanagement makes Holmgren's mistakes of '08-09 look minor

One of the few flaws in Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren's rebuilding process a few years ago was that he got too close to the salary cap with contracts such as the eight-year pact given to Danny Briere.

Tuesday 10/12/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Holmgren needs to make a trade to replace Laperriere

The Philadelphia Flyers have a glaring hole in their roster, but it's not necessarily at goaltender.

Thursday 09/23/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Which forwards will make the team?

Yesterday, we looked at the three Philadelphia Flyers defensemen who appear to have to earn their spots on the team in the preseason.

Wednesday 09/22/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers blog: Which defensemen will make the team?

WIth training camp underway and the NHL season rapidly approaching, Philadelphia Flyers coach Peter Laviolette has some decisions to make besides just putting together line combinations.

Tuesday 07/20/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Gagne trade is culmination of disappointing series of moves

Full disclosure: I own three Simon Gagne jerseys (one of which I got his rookie year), and at least 10 different items autographed by him. He and Brian Dawkins are my two favorite Philadelphia athletes of all time.

Saturday 07/10/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Zherdev another big risk

The Philadelphia Flyers have added young, big-time talent at two positions of need, defenseman and right wing, this offseason.

Sunday 07/04/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Jason Mazda's Flyers Blog: What will they net in a Gagne trade?

The Flyers appear to be determined to trade Simon Gagne to clear salary-cap space.

Friday 07/02/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Leighton still the goalie, but team in front of him got much better Thursday

The Philadelphia Flyers lost the Stanley Cup finals on a soft goal allowed by a journeyman goaltender, and as of now the team has failed to upgrade the position.

Saturday 06/12/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Which versions of Briere, Gagne, Hartnell and Coburn will show up in 2010-11?

The Flyers' run to the Stanley Cup finals is officially over. The next time they take the ice, they'll be 0-0-0 for the 2010-11 season.

Monday 06/07/2010
Updated: January 11, 2011 - 10:40 am
Flyers Blog: Nerves in Game 5 a worrisome problem

Nerves are a legitimate excuse for a poor start in Game 1 of a series.

Saturday 06/05/2010
Posted: June 05, 2010 - 12:00 pm
Flyers Blog: Van Riemsdyk provides a boost

Healthy competition can be good sometimes, and it appears that is the case with the Flyers' James van Riemsdyk.

Friday 06/04/2010
Posted: June 04, 2010 - 7:41 pm
Flyers Blog: Van Riemsdyk in, Carcillo out for Game 4

PHILADELPHIA - James van Riemsdyk, the 21-year-old rookie forward from Middletown, N.J., will be back in the lineup for the Flyers in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Chicago Blackhawks today at 8 p.m.

Posted: June 04, 2010 - 9:00 am
Flyers Blog: Richards, Laviolette say Carter is fine

PHILADELPHIA - When Flyers forward Jeff Carter returned early from a broken foot, he scored two goals in his second game back, the series-clincher against Montreal.

Thursday 06/03/2010
Posted: June 03, 2010 - 5:29 pm
Flyers Blog: Carle, Giroux earn their time in spotlight

When you think of the Flyers' offense, you usually think of Mike Richards, Jeff Carter, Simon Gagne and Danny Briere.

Tuesday 06/01/2010
Posted: June 01, 2010 - 6:30 am
Flyers Blog: Lineup changes worked well in Game 2

CHICAGO - Flyers coach Peter Laviolette had two things he needed to do with his lineup for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup playoffs: Get Dan Carcillo in and get Ryan Parent out.

Monday 05/31/2010
Posted: May 31, 2010 - 6:30 am
Flyers Blog: Pronger entertains at news conference

Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger was in rare form Sunday afternoon at his post-practice news conference.

Posted: May 31, 2010 - 4:04 pm
Flyers Blog: Carcillo to play in Game 2

CHICAGO - Dan Carcillo will be in the Philadelphia Flyers' lineup tonight for Game 2 of the Stanley Cup finals against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Sunday 05/30/2010
Posted: May 30, 2010 - 6:00 am
Flyers Blog: Leighton needs to respond well to benching

Michael Leighton was calm and collected in the Flyers' locker room after Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals on Saturday.

Saturday 05/29/2010
Posted: May 29, 2010 - 6:00 am
Flyers Blog: Predicting the Stanley Cup finals no easy task

I'm a pretty opinionated person when it comes to sports, so I was surprised at how hard it was coming up with a prediction for the Stanley Cup finals.

Thursday 05/27/2010
Posted: May 27, 2010 - 7:00 am
Flyers Blog: Experience factor in Cup matchup is more even than it appears

One of the areas where the Flyers would seem to have an advantage in their Stanley Cup finals matchup with the Blackhawks is experience.

Monday 05/24/2010
Posted: May 24, 2010 - 1:16 pm
Flyers Blog: Chicago would be Philadelphia's biggest challenge yet

Nothing against the New Jersey Devils, Boston Bruins or Montreal Canadiens, but the Philadelphia Flyers had as good a draw as they possibly could have hoped for in the first three rounds of the NHL playoffs.

Sunday 05/23/2010
Posted: May 23, 2010 - 7:00 am
Flyers Blog: Game 4 went just as planned

Now that was Flyers hockey.

Saturday 05/22/2010
Posted: May 22, 2010 - 9:39 am
Flyers Blog: Roenick hopes Flyers win Cup

Jeremy Roenick spent eight seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks and three with the Philadelphia Flyers.

Posted: May 22, 2010 - 9:00 am
Flyers Blog: Richards made his point

Flyers captain Mike Richards got his team's attention with his scathing postgame comments Thursday night.

Friday 05/21/2010
Posted: May 21, 2010 - 10:00 am
Flyers Blog: Players didn't mince words after Game 3 loss

Some losses leave players scratching their heads. Others involve such obvious things going wrong that the players almost can't stop talking afterward.

Posted: May 21, 2010 - 2:00 pm
Flyers Blog: Sloppy ends to power plays were troubling

The Flyers played a game full of mistakes Thursday, but one minor thing really stuck out to me, for some reason.

Thursday 05/20/2010
Posted: May 20, 2010 - 7:00 am
Holmgren's shrewd moves led Flyers to this position

With all the Flyers have done in the past few weeks, it's easy to forget how this team was built.

Posted: May 20, 2010 - 8:03 pm
Flyers Blog: Montreal fans bring their 'A' game for start of Game 3

MONTREAL - About 10 minutes before Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals between the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers, the Bell Centre wasn't even close to full, and the majority of the noise in the arena was coming from the speakers.

Tuesday 05/18/2010
Posted: May 18, 2010 - 12:38 pm
Flyers blog: What will happen with Carter, Laperriere?

Forwards Jeff Carter (broken foot) and Ian Laperriere (brain contusion) both are skating again, and that means both are likely to return to the Philadelphia Flyers' lineup soon.

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