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Archive: May, 2012

Will Giroux be suspended?

Sunday, May 6, 2012, 10:12 PM
NEWARK, N.J. -- Claude Giroux has become the Flyers’ leader, and no one questions it. He is them and they are him and that is that, at least for now. When Giroux is the best player on the ice, they beat the Pittsburgh Penguins in the first round of the playoffs. When he is quiet, they lose two... Read more

Flyers dumped in OT

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 10:51 PM
NEWARK, N.J. -- For people who play hockey at this time of year, the desperate search is for victory in any of its many shapes and forms: pretty, ugly, does not matter. For people who watch hockey and write about hockey at this time of year, the quest is for a narrative to explain it all, to validate... Read more

Flyers flatline

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 10:05 PM
Wow, were the Flyers bad on Tuesday night. A team built on emotion showed little. A group schooled in aggression rolled over. A Flyers team that is better than the New Jersey Devils, and that got a long stretch of great goaltending from Ilya Bryzgalov, nonetheless finds itself hip-deep now in a... Read more

Three Big Answers: Key Game 2s for Sixers, Flyers

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 11:40 AM
Video: Can the Sixers muster a win against the Bulls? Is a Sixers or Flyers win more significant in Game 2? Should fans continue stressing over the Phillies' struggles? The Daily News' Rich Hofmann gives his thoughts. Read more
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Rich Hofmann arrived at the Daily News in 1980 for a job whose status was officially designated as "full-time, temporary." A senior at Penn at the time, he was hired to fill in on the copy desk during a staff illness. The notion of him covering the Eagles or being a columnist did not exist in anyone's imagination. It was supposed to be six weeks and out, but he never left. It is only one of the reasons why so many people have concerns about him as a potential house guest. Rich has blogged the postseasons of the Flyers and Eagles. E-mail Rich at Reach Rich at

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