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Archive: January, 2009

Look for Biron to return against Boston

Saturday, January 31, 2009, 1:19 AM
ST. LOUIS _ So who is going to be the Flyers' starting goalie for the majority of the season's final few months? From here, it looks like Marty Biron. That said, steady Antero Niittymaki, who has not been playing like a backup. He has started four of the last five games, including tonight's 4-0 loss... Read more

Let the (second-half) games begin

Tuesday, January 27, 2009, 10:21 AM
SUNRISE, Fla. _ As the Flyers begin the unofficial second-half of the season tonight against Florida, here are a few observations, free of charge:: 1. The power play needs to start being productive on the road. The Flyers are having spectacular power-play success at home (35.1 percent, best in the... Read more

Could Forsberg help Flyers?

Thursday, January 22, 2009, 12:40 AM
OK, it’s a longshot _ let’s say 80/20 _ that Peter Forsberg will return to the Flyers. But it’s not as long as it was yesterday and, by the time the Flyers find out the medical status of Danny Briere on Thursday, the odds could become closer to 50/50. Briere will have exploratory... Read more

Capgate: Briere now doubtful; Niittymaki will face Atlanta

Tuesday, January 20, 2009, 7:39 PM
It appears the Flyers will delay Danny Briere’s return from a groin injury _ and it may have just as much to do with the salary-cap situation as it does the center’s health. “It’s a little bit of both, to be honest,” Briere said after today’s practice at the Skate... Read more

Briere returning; Niittymaki ill

Monday, January 19, 2009, 4:16 PM
Center Danny Briere, who has missed about seven weeks with a groin injury, went through today's brisk practice without any problems and seems ready to return to the lineup Wednesday against the visiting Atlanta Thrashers. Barring a major setback, Briere should play Wednesday and make his first NHL... Read more

Flyers stumbling to (first-half) finish line

Friday, January 16, 2009, 1:01 AM
TAMPA _ In their last two games, the Flyers have lost too many board battles and created few good scoring chances against teams that had been struggling. As a result, they have lost two straight and look like a team that needs a recharging. The all-star break, which starts after Wednesday's game,... Read more

Without Richards, all-star team is a joke

Friday, January 9, 2009, 1:06 AM
With all due respect to Jeff Carter, Mike Richards has been the first-place Flyers' best all-around player in the first half of the season and should have been selected to the Eastern Conference all-star team. But Richards was snubbed. So were teammates Kimmo Timonen and Simon Gagne. All because... Read more

Flyers, fans ripped by Caps

Tuesday, January 6, 2009, 3:55 PM
WASHINGTON _ Give the Washington Capitals credit. They're doing their best to intensify their rivalry with the Flyers. In a story in today's Washington Post, Caps defenseman Shaone Morrisonn criticized Flyers fans for their behavior in last year's playoffs, and head coach Bruce Boudreau took some... Read more
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