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Archive: January, 2011

All-Star MVP vote a joke

Monday, January 31, 2011, 12:49 AM
RALEIGH, N.C. _ In the grand scheme of things, the NHL All-Star Game's MVP award doesn't mean much. Still, for the integrity of the game, the way the winner is picked needs to be changed. Chicago's Patrick Sharp, a former Flyer, had a goal and two assists for the losing team on Sunday and was named... Read more

Giroux helps Team Staal win SuperSkills competition

Saturday, January 29, 2011, 10:16 PM
RALEIGH, N.C. _ By scoring three relatively quick goals from a harsh angle in one of the events, Flyers center Claude Giroux helped Team Staal defeat Team Lidstrom, 33-22, in the NHL's SuperSkills Challenge Saturday night at the jam-packed RBC Center. There were six events, with all-stars and rookies... Read more

Flyers targeting Cole?

Thursday, January 27, 2011, 2:36 PM
UPDATE: Defenseman Matt Walker cleared waivers Friday and was loaned to the Phantoms. The Flyers placed defenseman Matt Walker on waivers Thursday, and the $1.7 million that will come off the books will give them about $3.6 million in acquisition space. In other words, enough to acquire Carolina's... Read more

Artistry in Flyers' 1,000th home win

Tuesday, January 25, 2011, 11:32 PM
The Flyers started their home dominance by winning their first-ever game at the Spectrum, nipping the Pittsburgh Penguins, 1-0, on a goal by Bill Sutherland and Doug Favell's shutout goaltending. That win on Oct. 19, 1967 started a march toward 1,000 home victories. Victory No. 1,000 came on Tuesday... Read more

JVR misses win in Chi.: Pronger offers puck bid

Sunday, January 23, 2011, 12:23 PM
CHICAGO _ Winger James van Riemsdyk missd the Flyers' impressive 4-1 win in Chicago Sunday with an apparent groin injury, but his teammates didn't skip a beat. Nik Zherdev, who had been on Mike Richards' line, replaced JVR on the unit with Jeff Carter and Claude Giroux. The line combined for nine... Read more

Explosive Flyers to face Hedberg

Friday, January 21, 2011, 7:30 PM
The Flyers are the NHL's most explosive team, averaging a league-best 3.47 goals per game. Balanced scoring has been the team's trademark as eight players have reached double-figures in goals, including Danny Briere (25), Jeff Carter (20), Claude Giroux (18), Mike Richards (17) and Scott Hartnell... Read more

Video: Goals, fists help Flyers past Senators

Friday, January 21, 2011, 1:29 AM
Video: Three third-period fights were the highlight of what turned out to be a 6-2 blowout of the Ottawa Senators.'s Dave Isaac and the Inquirer's Sam Carchidi keep their gloves on in the breakdown. Get exclusive videos and analysis in our new app for iPhone and Android. Download it... Read more

5 fights, a Flyers win and a (nearly) lost voice

Friday, January 21, 2011, 12:29 AM
Poor Lou Nolan. The Flyers and Ottawa Senators didn’t do him much good on Thursday night. Because of a nasty cold, Nolan, the Flyers’ long-time public-address announcer, nearly lost his voice as he struggled with announcements in the first two periods. By the end of the third period... Read more

Briere no longer an all-star snub; Pronger ready

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 1:17 PM
Flyers center Danny Briere was added to the all-star team Wednesday, replacing Calgary's Jarome Iginla. Iginla will miss the game for family reasons. Briere, one of the league's top scorers with 24 goals, will be playing in the second All-Star Game in his 13-year career. He was the MVP of the 2007... Read more

Flyers' Briere named to all star team as replacement

Wednesday, January 19, 2011, 12:47 PM
Flyers center Danny Briere has been named the the NHL all-star team today as a replacement player. In another development, defenseman Chris Pronger said he is ready to play Thursday against Ottawa. Get exclusive videos and analysis in our new app for iPhone and Android. Download it here. Read more
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