1. Philadelphia Flyers Edge New Jersey Devils, Take 1-0 Series Lead

    The Philadelphia Flyers came out flat in the first period against the New Jersey Devils on Wednesday night, mustering an embarrassing four shots against New Jersey netminder Martin Brodeur...

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  2. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes from Around the NHL

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter Beloved Burke: You gotta hand it to Toronto Maple Leafs general manager Brian Burke—he may not be the most beloved GM in the League, but he sure as hell is the most loyal...

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  3. Dion Phaneuf Will Be the Next Toronto Maple Leafs Captain

    The moment Dion Phaneuf stepped into the Toronto Maple Leafs dressing room he made an immediate impact, asking “who is in charge of the music?” When his new teammates failed ...

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  4. NHL Playoff Bracket: What Does Yours Look Like?

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter With Wednesday nights first round NHL playoff action looming I felt I needed to throw out my NHL playoff bracket...

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  5. 2010 NHL Playoffs: Power Ranking the Playoff Power Plays

    Each NHL season we wait patiently for the first round playoff matches to reveal themselves. This season we watched as the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers took their playoff ...

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  6. Crosby, Stamkos To Share Richard Trophy, Both Net 51st of the Season

    Given that Sidney Crosby, Steven Stamkos, and Alexander Ovechkin were all in the running for the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer I was shocked to see none ...

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  7. Alex Ovechkin Fails to Score Versus Bruins, Richard Trophy up for Grabs

    Heading into today’s action, Alexander Ovechkin and sophomore sensation Steven Stamkos were tied with 50 goals apiece. Close on their heals is none other than Sidney Crosby, who has 49 goals on the season...

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  8. Leafs End Season On A High, New Attitude Needed Next Season

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter Entering Saturday evenings game the Toronto Maple Leafs had a chance of eliminating the Montreal Canadiens from the playoffs...

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  9. New York Rangers Best Philadelphia Flyers, Playoff Race Down to One Game

    In what many suspected would emulate a tight checking playoff game, the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers played an offensively spirited game last night in New York, with the Rangers emerging as the victors and in control of their playoff destiny..

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  10. Don Sanderson: Have Gary Bettman and the NHL Already Forgotten about Him?

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter Last November Don Sanderson—a rookie defenseman with the Whitby Dunlops—became famous in hockey circles for all the wrong reasons...

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  11. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes From Around the NHL

    Another Addition To an Already-Impressive Resume Don’t look now, having scored his 49th goal of the season last night against the listless New York Islanders, it looks as if ...

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  12. Top 10 Bargain NHL Players of the 2009/2010 Season

    With the conclusion of the 2009/10 NHL season just a few days away everyone from NHL fans to team general managers are thinking playoffs...

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  13. Philadelphia Flyers Edge Toronto Maple Leafs, Showdown with New York Looms

    For the Philadelphia Flyers, last night’s tilt against the Toronto Maple Leafs was their most important game of the season...that is, until the next one...and the next one after that as well...

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  14. Ritter's Rant: News And Notes from Around NHL Rinks

    There are more than a few players that will be retiring after the conclusion of this season, amongst them will be Keith Tkachuk of the St. Louis Blues and, perhaps even Mike Modano of the Dallas Stars...

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  15. Toronto Maple Leafs: Plenty of New Faces To Join in Offseason

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter With the addition of the salary cap, the NHL has seen a record number of players changing uniforms each offseason...

    Mark Ritter Written by Mark Ritter about over 4 years ago 1,980 reads 30 comments

  16. Philadelphia Flyers Face Tough Decisions This Offseason

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter The Flyers have had what can only be called an up and down season thus far...

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  17. Edmonton Oilers Shopping for Boston Bruins First Rounder?

    Steve Simmons of the Toronto Sun wrote in his column today that he is hearing whispers that the Edmonton Oilers will try to trade for the Boston Bruins—or, in this case the Toronto ...

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  18. Brian Burke For NHL Commissioner?

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” RitterWith so many NHL fans calling for the head of current NHL commissioner Gary Bettman these days, one has to wonder just how long ...

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  19. Flyers Sign "Sea-Bass" To Aid Their Sinking Playoff Hopes

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter In a desperate attempt to add some goaltending depth, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has gone way off the chart to sign Sebastian Caron...

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  20. Ritter's Rant: News and Notes from Around the NHL

    It’s no secret that the Buffalo Sabres are amongst the NHL’s best when it comes to keeping the puck out of the net. Through 76 games, the Sabres are ranked fourth overall in goals against at just 2...

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  21. Flyers Playoff Chances Take Another Hit With Dan Carcillo's Suspension

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter The NHL has issued another suspension, this time it’s Philadelphia Flyers forward Dan Carcillo getting two games for cross ...

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  22. Leafs Sign College Forward Brayden Irwin: Did Burke Find Another Gem?

    Various news sources are reporting that the Toronto Maple Leafs have signed University of Vermont forward Brayden Irwin to a two-year, entry-level contract.Irwin stands 6’5” and weighs an impressive 215 pounds...

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  23. NHL Speculation: Could the Flyers and Bruins Hook Up in an Offseason Trade?

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter Given the Philadelphia Flyers' salary cap restrictions it will be tough for them to land a goalie via free agency this summer...

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  24. Flyers' Playoff Hopes Fading with Every Loss, Thrashers Inching Closer

    Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” RitterThe Philadelphia Flyers lost in embarrassing fashion to the Pittsburgh Penguins yesterday by a score of 4-1, inching them closer ...

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  25. Flyers-Wild: Defeat Leaves Philly Playoff Picture Looking Grim

    Marred by a three-game losing streak, the Philadelphia Flyers playoff picture was starting to get a little blurry. The Flyers iced a lineup against the Minnesota Wild that was void of their No...

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