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Archive: February, 2010

Flyers make moves; a classic Olympic finish

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 10:39 PM
The Flyers made two moves Monday to free cap space for a possible deal before Wednesday's 3 p.m. trade deadline. By placing goalie Ray Emery ($1.5 million salary) on the long-term injured list and putting seldom-used winger Riley Cote ($550,000) on waivers, the Flyers cleared a little over $2 million... Read more

Flyers' Lappy roots for Canada, admires Team USA

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 10:17 PM
Flyers winger Ian Laperriere is rooting hard for his homeland _ Canada _ in Sunday afternoon's Olympic gold-medal game against Team USA. But whatever happens, Laperriere has been impressed by the Americans. “What I like about the U.S. team is that they’re excited. They’re young... Read more

Flyers' Laviolette: U.S. win breeds confidence

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 12:40 PM
Flyers coach Peter Laviolette is a former USA Olympian who later coached the team. Here, courtesy of the Flyers, are his thoughts on this year's team: Q: How does win over Canada help Team USA in confidence level? PL: "I think everybody had Canada picked to go very deep in the tournament, and... Read more

Richards on Crosby's Line

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 10:44 AM
Bitter rivals in the NHL, the Flyers' Mike Richards was shifted to left wing on Sidney Crosby's Team Canada line in practice Saturday. The line for Sunday night's intriguing matchup with Team USA will include Richards, the Penguins' Crosby and Columbus' Rick Nash. Richards and Crosby were teammates... Read more

USA-Canada matchup looks like tossup

Thursday, February 18, 2010, 10:48 PM
Based on Thursday’s action, Team USA might not be such a big underdog against mighty Canada in Sunday night’s Olympic showdown. Fact is, host Canada was fortunate to get past lowly Switzerland Thursday night. Switzerland defenseman Luca Sbisa, a former Flyer, was sensational, and his goalie... Read more

Richards, Pronger spark Redeem Team

Wednesday, February 17, 2010, 8:58 AM
Team Canada, looking for redemption after a disatrous showing in 2006, scored an impressive 8-0 win over Norway in a preliminary-round game Tuesday. Two Flyers _ Mike Richards and Chris Pronger _ helped trigger the win for the Redeem Team. Richards had a goal and was plus-two, while Pronger contributed... Read more

Leighton honored; Getzlaf in, Carter out

Monday, February 15, 2010, 3:11 PM
Flyers goalie Michael Leighton, a waiver-wire pickup whose stunning rise has become one of the league's feel-good stories, was honored as the NHL's second star Monday for his performance last week. In effect, it was an honor for the Flyers' entire defense, which has allowed two or fewer goals in 11... Read more

Flyers still rolling; will break hurt momentum?

Saturday, February 13, 2010, 10:43 PM
MONTREAL _ The Flyers have been thriving lately because of their defense. On Saturday, they put it all together _ offense, defense, special teams. In one of their best all-around performances since Peter Laviolette became the head coach, the Flyers defeated the Montreal Canadiens, 6-2, behind Danny... Read more

Smart move: Flyers re-sign Betts

Friday, February 12, 2010, 2:05 PM
Blair Betts is the Flyers' fourth-line center, but if you don't think he's important, consider this: With him in the lineup, the team is 25-12-1. Without him, they are 5-13-1. Case closed. The Flyers on Friday announced they had given Betts a two-year contract extension. It's a wise move, we can... Read more

Emery to be sidelined 3 more weeks, season in jeopardy

Thursday, February 11, 2010, 1:34 PM
Ten nights ago, the Flyers' Ray Emery blanked Calgary, 3-0, and was starting to look like the goalie who led Ottawa to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2007. Now his season is in jeopardy. Emery will be shut down for at least three more weeks and, based on medical information provided by the Flyers Thursday... Read more
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