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Archive: December, 2011

Here Come The Hurricanes

Tuesday, December 6, 2011, 12:00 AM
If the NHL realignment plan released Monday is approved, the Carolina Hurricanes will become the 14th different franchise to play in the same division as the Flyers (although they may be called "conferences"). Notable: All years in the chart below indicated the second half of that season. This season... Read more

Flyers Scoring Streaks

Monday, December 5, 2011, 12:05 AM
Over the weekend, the Flyers scored eight unanswered goals for the second time this season, four in erasing a 3-0 deficit to Anaheim on Friday and the first four tallies Saturday in Phoenix. The other eight-goal barrage came in one game, the 9-2 shelling of Columbus on Nov. 5. They have also scored... Read more

Flyers' Going Longer Without Pronger

Friday, December 2, 2011, 5:26 AM
Since they are facing at least four more long weeks sans defensemen Chris Pronger, we thought we'd take a look at how the Flyers have fared with and without him since the beginning of last season. By the way, in order from the start of the 2010-11 season (and including playoffs), he has missed 2 games... Read more

Eagles-Seahawks (Sloppy) Leftovers

Friday, December 2, 2011, 5:12 AM
The only place to start is at the beginning: ♦ Vince Young threw an interception (Kam Chancellor) on the Eagles' first play from scrimmage. The last time an Eagles' QB did that was Dec. 2, 2007, when A.J. Feeley did the "honors" at Lincoln Financial Field against ... wait for it ... the Seattle... Read more
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