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Archive: February, 2009

Giroux sent down; Metro, Vaananen to be missed

Saturday, February 28, 2009, 1:53 PM
General manager Paul Holmgren has done a masterful job reviving the Flyers. Two years ago, they were the NHL’s worst team, and then they reached the league’s Final Four last season. This year, they are among the Eastern Conference elite and have a legitimate chance to reach the Stanley... Read more

Two-goalie system pushing Flyers

Wednesday, February 25, 2009, 11:24 PM
Maybe this two-goalie system is going to work to the Flyers' advantage. I know. I know. Conventional wisdom says a team needs to ride one goalie in the Stanley Cup playoffs. True, but the late-season goalie competition that has been created _ by Marty Biron's inconsistency and Antero Niittymaki's... Read more

Niittymaki back in goal _ for now

Monday, February 23, 2009, 10:30 PM
More than four months after their season opener, the Flyers' goalie situation seems more unsettled than ever. Will the goalie down the stretch be Marty Biron? Antero Niittymaki? A goalie who will be acquired by the March 4 trade deadline? We shall see. In the next two games,... Read more

Could deal push Flyers to Cup?

Thursday, February 19, 2009, 12:20 AM
Do the Flyers need to make a deal before the March 4 trade deadline to bring home their first Stanley Cup since 1975? That's the question facing GM Paul Holmgren. Head coach John Stevens said Wednesday he doesn't think a deal is necessary. He is happy to play the stretch run _ and the playoffs _ with... Read more

Giroux, Biron lead rout of Rangers

Sunday, February 15, 2009, 5:52 PM
NEW YORK _ Hockey is a simple game when your goalie is playing well. For the second straight game, Marty Biron was sharp and the Flyers used a three-goal outburst to turn a close game into a romp. This time, Matt Carle, Glen Metropolit and Mike Knuble scored in a 1:49 span of the second period to... Read more

Flyers' goalie dilemma a win-win

Wednesday, February 11, 2009, 10:35 AM
The unsettled goalie situation is actually a win-win for the Flyers. It will provide both goalies _ Antero Niittymaki and Marty Biron _ with extra focus as they try to be the go-to guy in the Flyers’ last 30 regular-season games. Both are not only trying to steer the Flyers to the Atlantic... Read more

Sadly, Phantoms leaving area

Thursday, February 5, 2009, 10:09 AM
Comcast-Spectacor announced yesterday that the AHL Phantoms would be sold to a Pittsburgh group and that they will be leaving the area. No location has been announced, but there are indications that the club will eventually play in Lehigh Valley, where a new arena will have to be built. The team... Read more

Can Flyers play with Bruins?

Tuesday, February 3, 2009, 7:46 PM
Based on their inconsistent play over the last five weeks, the Flyers have fallen from their perch among the Eastern Conference elite. Wednesday, they get a chance to show they belong with the big boys. The Flyers will host the Boston Bruins, the NHL’s surprising leader with 80 points. “I... Read more

Sbisa decision overdue

Monday, February 2, 2009, 10:59 PM
What took so long? That's the question most Flyers fans were asking when it was announced today that rookie defenseman Luca Sbisa was being sent to juniors. Make no mistake, Sbisa is going to be a future star. He is fast, a terrific puck-mover and, as he fills out, will become a physical presence... Read more
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