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Archive: October, 2008

"Speed-sa" promoted; Biron back in net

Monday, October 13, 2008, 12:49 PM
Luca Sbisa made such a favorable impression in his NHL debut Saturday that the 18-year-old has been promoted to the Flyers’ second defensive pairing. Sbisa, whom some are calling "Speed-sa" because of his quickness and length-of-the-ice rushes, can expect more minutes in tonight’s... Read more

A call for Hatcher? Fans "salute" Palin

Saturday, October 11, 2008, 11:28 PM
The Flyers opened their season with a hard-fought 4-3 loss to the New York Rangers tonight, then received more bad news after the game: Defenseman Randy Jones will be out much longer than expected. General manager Paul Holmgren announced that tests on Jones' injured hip showed his injury is worse... Read more

Defensive pairings seem set; Palin odds set for Wachovia Center appearance

Friday, October 10, 2008, 9:41 PM
The Flyers will unveil an inexperienced defense when they open their 42d season Saturday night against the New York Rangers at the Wachovia Center. Four defensemen _ Luca Sbisa, Steve Eminger, Lasse Kukkonen and Ossi Vaananen _ played a combined 73 NHL games last season. “Personally, I’m... Read more

Sbisa, Palin (Palin!) are in

Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 9:47 PM
Luca Sbisa, the 18-year-old defenseman who was the Flyers' No. 1 pick in the June draft, will be on the club's opening-night roster, general manger Paul Holmgren said today. The Flyers can keep Sbisa for as many as nine games and then send him to juniors. If he is on the Flyers’ roster for 10... Read more

Shocker: Sbisa, 18, may start year with Flyers; club shows support for former Phantom now in Iraq

Monday, October 6, 2008, 10:28 PM
Many 18-year-old forwards have cracked NHL lineups, but 18-year-old defensemen? It doesn't happen too often. Defensemen have a lot more responsibility, and it's rare to see such a young defender reach the NHL. That's what makes Luca Sbisa so intriguing. Sbisa, 18, the Flyers' No. 1 pick in the... Read more

Roster shaping up; Flyers bonding at West Point

Sunday, October 5, 2008, 8:04 AM
The Flyers' 23-man roster is shaping up, and it may include a few surprises. Before last night's 4-3 preseason loss to the host New Jersey Devils, the Flyers released center Jim Dowd and defenseman Bryan Berard, a pair of veterans. The release of Dowd, who was stricken with the flu and played in... Read more

Giroux sent down; Downie's injury not serious

Thursday, October 2, 2008, 5:32 PM
Claude Giroux, the Flyers' highly touted rookie winger, was assigned to the AHL Phantoms today. No great surprise. Giroux has been less than overwhelming in the preseason, and the Flyers think he needs more seasoning before he cracks their top-nine forward rotation. Coach John Stevens said Giroux... Read more
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