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Archive: October, 2008

Carter sizzling; Flyers have Phillies fever

Friday, October 31, 2008, 1:45 PM
Jeff Carter is emerging as one of the NHL's most prolific scorers. Carter scored two goals _ including the game winner with 22.9 seconds left in OT _ to lift the Flyers to a 3-2 win over the pesky New York Islanders last night. Carter now is second in the league with eight goals and seems like a cinch... Read more

Sbisa is staying with Flyers

Monday, October 27, 2008, 6:09 PM
Luca Sbisa, the Flyers' 18-year-old defenseman, is staying with the club, general manager Paul Holmgren said tonight. After he plays in his 10th game Thursday, Sbisa would have to remain on the club's 50-man roster. There had been conjecture he would go back to juniors after Tuesday's game, but Holmgren... Read more

Palin (and NJ) Curse ends; Briere sidelined; Stevens' job secure

Friday, October 24, 2008, 11:16 PM
General manager Paul Holmgren gave coach John Stevens a vote of confidence _ deservedly so _ before the Flyers ended their season-starting, six-game winless streak with an impressive 6-3 win over the New Jersey Devils in Newark tonight. “I think if things continue to go like they’re going... Read more

Stevens on hot seat? Biron needs to step up; call Startare "Nostradamus"

Thursday, October 23, 2008, 6:18 PM
This is Philadelphia, so there's already a buzz that Flyers coach John Stevens' job security could be in trouble if the club's losing streak reaches eight games after weekend games with the New Jersey Devils. Puh-leeeeeeze. Stevens should NOT be on the hot seat. Last year's strong regular-season... Read more

A goalie controversy in Flyerdom?

Tuesday, October 21, 2008, 10:50 PM
Flyers coach John Stevens insists there's no goalie controversy, insists he's playing Antero Niittymaki tomorow as a reward for his fairly strong performance in San Jose Saturday. But just the fact that he said he expects Marty Biron to "carry a lot of the load" this season suggests that... Read more

Downie demoted; lines juggled (again)

Monday, October 20, 2008, 6:57 PM
The Flyers today demoted forwards Steve Downie and Jared Ross to the AHL Phantoms. Downie played only a little over five minutes Saturday in San Jose and apparently was in coach John Stevens' doghouse after taking an early penalty. Andreas Nodle is expected to be the fouth line RW Wednesday against... Read more

Changes on defense, lines; time move accomodates Phils

Friday, October 17, 2008, 10:56 PM
SAN JOSE, Calif. _ At this morning's skate, coach John Stevens decided to put his No. 1 defensive pairing together for the first time this season. Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn have been reunited for tonight's game in San Jose (4-1). Ossi Vaananen and Luca Sbisa will be the No. 2 defensive pairing... Read more

Stevens steaming at listless Flyers

Friday, October 17, 2008, 1:54 AM
DENVER _ The Flyers should be grateful that the city has turned its attention toward the World Series-bound Phillies. The Phillies' surge has taken the spotlight from a Flyers team that played its most listless game of the season tonight, dropping a 5-2 decision to Colorado _ which had been 0-3 _... Read more

Good news on Jones; lines juggled; Nitty ill

Thursday, October 16, 2008, 5:36 PM
DENVER _ The Flyers received good news on defenseman Randy Jones today: Jones' hip surgery yesterday revealed that his injury isn't as severe as it was feared. As a result, Jones will miss seven to nine weeks _ not the 12-to-16-week time frame that had been projected, general manager Paul Holmgren... Read more

Flyers can build off OT loss

Wednesday, October 15, 2008, 3:18 PM
The Flyers dropped a 3-2 overtime decision in Pittsburgh last night, but they put together their best effort of the season and there were lots of positives. Backup goalie Anetero Niittymaki looked sharp _ no, he shouldn't moved ahead of Marty Biron, as some have suggested _ and so did the peanlty... Read more
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