1. Philadelphia Flyers: Can They Win the East Behind Ilya Bryzgalov?

    Michael Leighton, Brian Boucher and Sergei Bobrovsky were not good enough. Two consecutive seasons contained legitimate Stanley Cup hopes for the Philadelphia Flyers , but those feelings crushed by a lack of adequate goaltending...

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  2. Philadelphia Flyers Wreck Sean Avery and the New York Rangers

    Gary Bettman and the National Hockey League announced on September 26, 2011 that the 2012 NHL Winter Classic would be played in Philadelphia between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers ...

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  3. Jody Shelley Could Lose His Job as Philadelphia Flyers Enforcer to Tom Sestito

    The Broad Street Bullies were being pushed around. According to HockeyFights.com , in the 2009-2010 NHL season, the Philadelphia Flyers totaled 77 fighting majors, just one short of the NHL lead...

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  4. Dion Phaneuf May Be in Danger of Suspension After Head Hit on Tim Conboy

    Opening day of the 2011-2012 NHL preseason was highlighted by a game between the Ottawa Senators and Toronto Maple Leafs ...

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  5. NHL Changes Rule 41: Is This a Response to Zdeno Chara's Hit on Max Pacioretty?

    In the evening of Monday, September 19th on the first day of NHL preseason play, NHL.com released an article detailing two rule changes that will affect this season...

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  6. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons They're Legitimate Cup Contenders in 2011-12

    The Philadelphia Flyers have a lot of questions to answer during this upcoming 2011-2012 NHL season. The names and accompanying stories are well-known to any hockey fan by now...

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  7. NHL Preseason Fights to Look Forward to in 2011

    The NHL preseason has already gotten underway, with rookie games beginning on Sept. 10. The first official NHL exhibition games are on Sept.19. September is the month in which many players attempt to prove their worth at hockey's highest level...

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  8. Derek Mathers Shows Promise in Philadelphia Flyers Rookie Game

    Among the highlighted players of Thursday night's rookie game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals was the team's seventh-round pick in this summer's draft, Derek Mathers...

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  9. Philadelphia Flyers 15 Best Defensemen in Franchise History

    Philadelphia enters the 2011-2012 NHL season with uncertainty regarding the health of defesenman Chris Pronger. Pronger is one of the greatest NHL players of all time, and his current value to the franchise is unrivaled...

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  10. Wade Belak's Death Is No Reason to Remove Fighting from NHL

    Wednesday's news of Wade Belak 's passing marked this summer's third death of a player who had fought in the NHL this past season. Earlier in the summer, the world lost Derek Boogaard and Rick Rypien...

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  11. NHL Free Agent News: 5 Ways the Drew Doughty Free Agency Scenario Could Play out

    With the start of the NHL season just over one month away, the Los Angeles Kings are beginning to enter an uncomfortable situation. One of the league's best defensemen is still unsigned, despite the offseason being more than two months underway...

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  12. Philadelphia Flyers Forwards Have to Prove Themselves in 2011-2012

    After a revolutionary 2011 offseason at the hands of General Manager Paul Holmgren, the Philadelphia Flyers enter the upcoming season with many questions. Uncertainty surrounds what exactly a sensible prediction for the team is...

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  13. NHL Trade Scenarios: 10 Players in Dire Need of a Change of Scenery

    A number of interesting trades have relocated key NHL players this summer. Former team staples such as Dany Heatley, Martin Havlat, Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Semyon Varlamov have found new homes...

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  14. Marc Savard's Career May Be Over: Will This Change Matt Cooke?

    According to The Boston Globe (h/t TSN), Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli recently announced that Marc Savard would be out for the entire 2011-2012 season, and may never play again...

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  15. Pittsburgh Penguins Remain One of the NHL's Toughest Teams

    Uncertainty befalls the Pittsburgh Penguins during this upcoming season in no subject greater than the health of captain Sidney Crosby ...

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  16. Philadelphia Flyers: Ranking the Top 10 Fighters in Franchise History

    The Philadelphia Flyers are the NHL 's toughest franchise of all-time. From the Broad Street Bullies of the 1970's to the 1980's teams consisting of tough players such as Behn Wilson and Dave Brown, the Flyers have always been tough...

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  17. Sidney Crosby: Why Hockey Fans Hate the Pittsburgh Penguins' Captain

    Sidney Crosby is one of the greatest hockey players in the world. His career accomplishments are already plentiful; at just 24 years old he is the winner of a Stanley Cup, Olympic Gold Medal, Hart Trophy, Art Ross Trophy and Rocket Richard Trophy...

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  18. Sidney Crosby's 13 Most Embarrassing Highlights

    Sidney Crosby has scored a number of important goals in his career such as the overtime winner in the 2010 Olympic Gold Medal game and the shootout winner in the 2008 NHL Winter Classic...

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  19. Philadelphia Flyers Enforcer of the Future: Derek Mathers

    With their last pick in the 2011 NHL Entry draft, the Philadelphia Flyers selected a 6'3", 230-pound prospect named Derek Mathers. Mathers played 55 games last season for the Ontario Hockey League's Peterborough Petes...

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  20. Worst Hockey Team Names in NHL History

    With the relocation of the Atlanta Thrashers to Winnipeg, a hot topic was figuring out what the team's name would be. After considering a few names, the franchise stuck to what had worked before and announced the team would be named the Winnipeg Jets...

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  21. Rick Rypien's Top 10 Fights

    Rick Rypien only scored nine NHL goals in his career. He was a minus-15 player who accumulated 226 penalty minutes over 119 games. What Rypien did not possess in terms of hockey skill was more than compensated for by what his game did provide...

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  22. NHL Power Rankings: 2011-2012 Regular Season Standings Predictions

    An entire offseason of roster movements is sure to alter the look of the upcoming NHL season. The Vancouver Canucks were last season's President's Trophy winner, but fell short in the Stanley Cup Finals...

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  23. Philadelphia Flyers: How the 2007 Last-Place Finish Made a Stanley Cup Contender

    Five years ago, the Philadelphia Flyers were in the midst of a summer that carried high hopes for the team's upcoming season...

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  24. NHL Goal Horns and Songs: Ranking Every Team's Goal Celebration

    For hockey fans, the excitement of celebrating the moment when their favorite team scores is difficult to match. With the puck over the line and the red light flashing, an instant of elation blossoms for the fan...

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  25. Riley Cote's Top 10 Best Fights

    A year ago on Aug. 9, 2010, former Philadelphia Flyers forward Riley Cote retired after playing 156 NHL games. Cote scored just one career goal, added six assists, but totaled 411 penalty minutes...

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