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Always Something Going On In Philly

from Lance Hornby of the Toronto Sun,

If you put the daily turmoil of the Philadelphia Flyers into the Toronto media market, there might be no resources available to cover other teams in town.

But the Flyers not only make headlines, they win a few games, sitting 6-4-1 heading into tonight’s game after an eventful month:

* A flap about a clique of Flyers who allegedly lived the high life off the ice caused captain Mike Richards to try and organize a media boycott.

* There’s another team medical controversy, this one regarding Simon Gagne’s groin. The Flyers’ doctors have advised him there are two small hernias that need surgery, but Gagne went home to Quebec for a second opinion and found two surgeons who disputed the Philly staff’s recommendation.

Gagne is now scheduled to visit an abdominal specialist today at nearby Hahnemann University Hospital for a final opinion.

“He’ll see Dr. (William) Meyers and we’ll put an end to this,” a frustrated general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters on the weekend.

more plus other hockey topics…

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Jones Was In A Tough Position With Philadelphia

Rich Hammond of Inside The Kings had a chance to chat with Randy Jones who was claimed on waivers from the Flyers yesterday,

Question: It seemed like you were stuck, in a way, with the Flyers’ roster and salary-cap issues. Did that get frustrating? Did it almost feel like it was out of your control?

JONES: “Well, sometimes you do feel that it’s a little out of your control. I guess when it first happened I felt a little (upset) at the situation. You almost want to put blame on someone or just get (mad) at certain individuals, but I came to realize that it’s now how I should be handling it. In reality, I should have played better, if you will. You have to play good enough so that they can’t get rid of you. So it was a tough situation, but you kind of have to make the most out of it.

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Briere Leaves Practice With Injury

via Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,

Danny Briere left practice early Friday because of what Flyers coach John Stevens called “a lower-body injury.”

  Since Briere missed most of last season with groin and abdominal injuries, alarms are going off in Flyerdom right now.

  The Flyers recalled David Laliberte from the AHL Adirondack Phantoms.

  Simon Gagne is already sidelined with a double-hernia, and Briere is doubtful for for Saturday against Carolina.

  GM Paul Holmgren reported that two of Gagne’s doctors have given conflicting solutions to repairing his hernias. The Flyers, Gagne and the doctors are trying to resolve those issues.

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Flyers Lose Jones

from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly,

Randy Jones won’t be going back on the Flyers’ roster.

The defenseman was claimed Thursday morning by the Los Angeles Kings on re-entry waivers. That means Jones’ $2.75 million cap hit will be split between the Flyers and Kings, who must pay the $15,000 waiver claim price as well

In other words, the Flyers just took a $1.375 million cap hit for a player they lost on re-entry.

Financially, it was a huge gamble and the Flyers lost.

“He would have helped our team but that’s the risk you take,” general manager Paul Holmgren said. “What are you going to do? … Those are the rules. We knew the risks going in.”

Holmgren said a couple clubs asked about him recently, but no one asked the Flyers to put him on re-entry so he could be claimed.

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Looks Like Surgery For Gagne

from Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,

Flyers left wing Simon Gagne will need surgery to repair two hernias in his right groin area but will seek second opinions from two doctors in Canada on Thursday, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgreen said today.

Holmgren said Gagne has agreed that surgery is needed but would like to “cover all his bases” by visiting another specialist. Holmgren said the length of Gagne’s recovery period can only be determined once his surgery is performed.

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Gagne Must Deal With Two Small Hernias

via Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

Flyers forward Simon Gagne has two small hernias in his right groin area, the team announced today.

The diagnosis was made after an examination by Dr. Allen Schurict from Pennsylvania Hospital, after Gagne had an ultrasound procedure yesterday.

The Flyers said their medical staff will meet with Gagne on Wednesday to discuss possible treatments.

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Gagne Still Not Right

via Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,

Flyers left wing Simon Gagne, who took just one shift in the third period in Sunday night’s 5-1 loss to the Sharks, sat out Monday’s practice and had an ultrasound performed on his groin area.

Gagne is off to the slowest start of his career with one goal in nine games.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said Gagne “just doesn’t feel right” and is unlikely to play against the Capitals Tuesday night.

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Flyers Fans Frenzy

from David Pollak of Working the Corners at the Mercury News,

I can provide a little insight into why Flyers fans can get worked up into a frenzy at times: A videoboard operator who must be under orders to replay every perceived missed call that goes against the home team. Then replay it again. And again. And again.

In the second period, cameras caught what appeared to be a high-stick by Benn Ferriero on Flyer center Daniel Briere stationed in the Sharks crease. No call was made and at the next stoppage, that’s all the video board kept showing.

The crowd responded as you might expect, but don’t think the point wasn’t lost on the officials either. The Sharks (and most teams), of course, don’t do anything that would embarrass the officials. But, boy, it sure seemed to get the paying customers going. Hint, hint.

read on for some Sharks talk…

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Report- No Suspension For Richards

According to the Twitter of Flyers beat writer Frank Seravalli, no suspension for Mike Richards according to Bill Daly.

added 11:49am, via Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers at the Philadelphia Daily News,

After a 12-hour wait, the Daily News has learned that Flyers captain Mike Richards will not be suspended for his open ice hit on Florida’s David Booth on Saturday night.

“The hit was reviewed by the Hockey Ops staff,” NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly told the Daily News Sunday morning, “and was determined to not warrant any supplemental discipline.”

Daly told us that the play, as reported on Frequent Flyers last night, was not reviewed by NHL executive vice president for hockey operations Colin Campbell because of a possible conflict of interest. Campbell’s son Gregory is a forward for the Panthers.

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Reactions To Richards Hit On Booth

from Chuck Gormley of Flyer Files,

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren defended Richards and called out Sexton, saying, “Randy should watch more hockey games.”

“It was a good hit,” Holmgren said. “I don’t see how they can (suspend him). Mike was doing his job. He was back tracking, he caught up to the play. His feet never left the ice. David Booth turned his head or it would have been a shoulder on shoulder hit. It’s a physical game and sometimes these things happen.

“Everybody in the league knows Mike isn’t a dirty player. He’s a player every team in the league covets.”...

Several Panthers were angered by the hit and said they thought Richards should be suspended.

“This is the same stuff we’re trying to put an end to,” Panthers defenseman Keith Ballard said. “He tried to hurt him. I understand it’s a split-second decision, but you’d think he’d have more respect than that. … He’s a good player and he plays hard and we respect that, but he did the exact same thing to (Thrashers forward) Colby Armstrong a few years ago.

Mike Richards is a good honest player, except when he does (stuff) like that and he’s done it before.

more and to watch the hit, click here.

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  Tags: david+booth, mike+richards

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