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NHL fires first labor shot

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 8:32 PM
In an attempt to possibly bury or drown out negative press on the night of an Eastern Conference final Game 2, the NHL has thrown the first dagger in what appears to be a long summer of labor negotiations. On Wednesday, the NHL officially notified the NHL Players Association (NHLPA) in writing that... Read more

The Kubina experiment

Monday, May 14, 2012, 4:00 PM
Pavel Kubina packed his bags last Thursday at the Flyers’ practice facility in Voorhees. Before his exit meeting with Peter Laviolette, Kubina was one of the few Flyers to pack all of their equipment. It was time. For Kubina, his strange, three-month odyssey in Philadelphia was finally over... Read more

Was Flyers season a success?

Friday, May 11, 2012, 9:00 AM
When evaluating a season that does not end in a championship, the question invariably boils down to: Do you consider this season a success? At first glance, it is easy to consider the Flyers’ 2011-12 campaign a success in the big picture, given the strides made by rookies, the abundance of scoring... Read more

Giroux suspended for Game 5

Monday, May 7, 2012, 11:55 AM
If the Flyers are going to avoid elimination on Tuesday night in Game 5 against New Jersey, they are going to have to do it without their top point producer and leader. The NHL has decided to suspend Flyers forward Claude Giroux for one game as a result of his high hit on New Jersey’s Dainius... Read more

Video: Flyers lose Game 3 in overtime

Friday, May 4, 2012, 3:54 AM
Video: Danny Briere had a goal and an assist but it wasn't enough as the Flyers fell to the Devils 4-3 in overtime. The Daily News' Frank Seravalli discusses Game 3 with CineSport's Brian Clark. Read more

Flyers ratings double Phils+76ers

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 2:26 PM
NEWARK, N.J. -- After dispatching the Pittsburgh Penguins in Round 1, the Flyers have captured the city of Philadelphia. Or, at least that's what the ratings say. We’ve already noted that the NBC ratings for Game 1 against New Jersey on Sunday were up 121 percent from last year’s Game... Read more

Sloppy ice in Newark?

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 11:00 AM
NEWARK, N.J. – Since it opened in 2007, the Prudential Center in gritty downtown Newark has never been confused for an arena with a hard and fast ice surface. It’s a common complaint in Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center, a seemingly forgotten aspect of building operations for some... Read more

Should Flyers play matchups?

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 11:00 AM
The Stanley Cup playoffs are the annual spring rite of gamesmanship in ice hockey. In addition to the head games, the actual games are often filled with matchups inside themselves. For the Flyers, and specifically Sean Couturier’s checking line, a lot of time and energy has been spent getting... Read more

Kovalchuk out tonight

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 11:53 AM
After Game 1 on Sunday, when asked if he was healthy, Devils forward Ilya Kovalchuk responded with a “yes,” and abruptly ended his news conference. Turns out, Kovalchuk is not healthy. Kovalchuk did not make the trip to Philadelphia with the Devils and will not play in Game 2 on Tuesday... Read more
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