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No Major Deals For The Flyers

from Anthony J. SanFilippo of the Daily Times,

Considering the Flyers are frequently in the trade discussion mix, whether at the deadline, draft, or free agency, it’s no surprise that they have been linked to several proposed megadeals.

Some suggest they might go after Atlanta superstar Ilya Kovalchuk. Others have them in deep talks with Calgary for hard-hitting defenseman Dion Phaneuf. There are still others that suggest they might try and pry Vincent Lecavalier away from the Tampa Bay Lightning while the nostalgic have them bringing back Rod Brind’Amour as another veteran voice to a locker room that can never have too many of those.

It’s fun to play fantasy hockey and figure out how each of these high-priced and big name players can impact the Flyers, but the reality of the situation is none of them will be coming to town unless they are wearing a visiting uniform.

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Asham Claims Cooke Bit Him

from Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,

Flyers right wing Arron Asham has accused Penguins forward Matt Cooke of biting him during a third period scrum. Asham told a small group of reporters following the Flyers’ 2-1 loss to the Penguins that while he was pulling Cooke off teammate Scott Hartnell, Cooke bit his finger.
Here is Asham’s account:

There was a scrum, I grabbed him. There were two guys on Harts and my glove got tangled in his mouth and he bit me, so I lost it.

It’s not bad, but he’s a gutless guy. I have no respect for him at all. I lined up against him and asked him to fight and he didn’t want to. If you go and bite someone … I just have no use for him.

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  Tags: arron+asham, matt+cooke

Peter Laviolette Not Happy With The Way Today’s Game Was Called

from Kevin Kurz of PhiladelphiaFlyers.com,

What he wasn’t happy with were some of the calls that went against his club, including a high-sticking penalty on Simon Gagne, wiping out a Mike Richards goal that would have made it a 2-0 game in the first period.

“Going back and looking at that game, there are just too many penalties that never happened,” said the head coach. “On that play in particular, Simon Gagne didn’t high stick anybody. So, it turns around and goes the other way.

“Scott Hartnell did not, in my opinion, interfere with the goaltender (at 7:44 of the first period). I don’t know if it’s a reputation from the past, but you know we want to play tough, physical…we don’t need to go to the box. But, we’re still going there, and our players aren’t taking penalties.”

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  Tags: peter+laviolette

Be Like Dan Carcillo

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  Tags: bill+guerin, dan+carcillo

Back Surgery For Flyers Dman Ryan Parent

Philadelphia - Philadelphia Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren released the following injury update regarding 6’3”, 198-pound defenseman Ryan Parent:

“Ryan Parent will have surgery on Monday, January 25th to remove a disc fragment from his lumbar spine. The surgery will be performed by Dr. Scott Rushton at Lankenau Hospital in Wynnewood, PA. After running the gamut with Ryan in terms of different things we have tried to relieve the discomfort he was having, we felt this was the way to go for Ryan’s overall health. The surgery is minimally invasive and will keep Ryan out for approximately six weeks.”

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  Tags: ryan+parent

Carcillo Takes On Gaborik

I guess Carcillo doesn’t care who he fights.

added 11:05pm, Chris Drury, Marc Staal and Vinny Prospal talk about the fight after the game, watch below.

added 01/22/10 at 9:47am, The Flyers talk about the game, watch the video below…

 

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  Tags: daniel+carcillo, marian+gaborik

Tongue-Tied Lappy

The poor guy needs his teeth.

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  Tags: ian+laperriere

The ‘C’ Is Supposed To Mean Something

from Bob Ford of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

They put the captain’s C right there on the jersey, and in hockey, it is actually supposed to mean something. One thing it means is that when things aren’t going well, that letter becomes a bull’s-eye.

The captain, more than the other players, has to answer for a team’s occasional failings. He has to take more responsibility for getting his teammates ready to play, as if that small block letter could actually accomplish it.

Mike Richards, the Flyers’ current captain, has had an interesting and not entirely enjoyable week, and the letter has burned him like a branding iron at times.

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  Tags: mike+richards

Tough Being The Flyers Captain

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

I reached out Monday to three former Flyers captains, Bob Clarke, Eric Lindros and Keith Primeau, to get a sense of what it’s like to be team captain in Philadelphia, long known as a tough sports town.

“Things were a lot different when I was captain,” Clarke, now a senior vice president with the team, told ESPN.com. “In those days, if you played poorly, it was pointed out, but there wasn’t so much individual criticism and stuff like there is now.”

Primeau loved being captain in Philadelphia.

“I personally felt that I was able to thrive under it,” Primeau said. “I tried to wear my emotion and my heart of my sleeve.”

The Big E? He did chuckle when asked whether he had “fun” as Flyers captain.

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Mike Richards Has A Disagreement With The Local Media

from Anthony J. SanFilippo of the Daily Times,

You’ll be hearing all about this tomorrow, but tonight Richards had a bit of a blow up with the local writers following a 5-2 loss to the Washington Capitals in D.C.

The crux of the disagreement was surrounding some quotes by (Mike) Richards in the Jan. 25 edition of the Hockey News in which he is quoted as saying the Philadelphia Media makes things up when times are bad.

The exchange grew heated, so much so that at one point, coach Peter Laviolette had to get between Richards and one reporter (not yours truly) to prevent things from really going awry.

Before I express my opinion on the subject, I’m going to provide a transcription of the interview for all to read so you can begin to formulate your own opinions on the subject.

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  Tags: mike+richards

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