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Did Radko Gudas Deserve More Than A 10 Game Suspension?

from Ken Campbell of The Hockey News,

Ever since he became the director of player safety for the NHL, George Parros has pretty much walked the walk. Even though he owns a company called Violent Gentlemen that recently marketed ball caps that said, “Make Hockey Violent Again,” Parros has been surprisingly hard on hockey’s miscreants. So it would be natural for people to be applauding him for banning the NHL’s dirtiest player – and there is absolutely no doubt now that Radko Gudas enjoys that particular distinction – for 10 games for his latest act of violence.

Pardon me if I don’t join in the chorus. Parros made a statement to be sure, but he had the opportunity to make a much bigger and much more impactful one. It was right there, handed to him on a silver platter. Because it’s not as though Gudas has not proven himself utterly incapable of grasping the danger he’s doing to other players. Had Parros really, really wanted to get rid of this kind of rubbish, he would have banned Gudas for 40 games for his vicious slash to the head of Mathieu Perreault, then dared the NHL Players’ Association to come after him with an appeal.


If you missed it, the NHL suspension video is below...

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Stadium Series Game Will Feature Pittsburgh And Philadelphia

NEW YORK (Nov. 19, 2017) – The National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today that the Philadelphia Flyers® will play host to the Pittsburgh Penguins® outdoors at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2019, as part of the 2019 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series™.

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Radko Gudas Offered An In-Person Hearing


Watch the slash below if you missed it last night.

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Video- Radko Gudas Doing What He Does

Five for slashing and a game.


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Videos- Nolan Patrick Hurt And Kevin Bieksa’s One Punch

The Philadelphia Flyers suffered a 6-2 loss to the Anaheim Ducks and in the process lost Nolan Patrick.

The Flyers say they will know more on Patrick today, who did not return to the game.

via Sportsnet,



Below, Kevin Bieksa takes down Radko Gudas with one punch...

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The Washington Capitals Give Up Eight Goals To The Philadelphia Flyers

from Isabelle Khurshudyan of the Washington Post,

The Capitals’ 8-2 loss to the Flyers on Saturday night highlighted that the Capitals as a whole may require an exercise in patience. The team is forced to lean on inexperienced defensemen learning on the job with its blue line depleted, and rookie mistakes are understandable and expected. The forwards have had some issues with puck management through six games, and Saturday’s game was Washington’s worst showing in that area....

Goaltender Philipp Grubauer was peppered with 37 shots. The last time the Capitals allowed eight goals in regulation was on Jan. 25, 2006. Saturday night’s game in Philadelphia was an early-season test for the Capitals. While the Flyers were fresh and energized to play their home opener, Washington was playing its second game in two nights in the first back-to-back set of the season.

The turnovers increased in the second half of the game, just as players got tired, and it was a recipe for disaster.

“We were absolutely stupid with the puck,” Coach Barry Trotz said. “We deserved every ounce of that.”

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The Third Period Belongs To The Flyers

from Sam Carchidi of Philly.com,

Improved team speed, better balance on all four lines, and younger legs helped the Flyers dominate the third periods of their first three games, at San Jose, Los Angeles, and Anaheim.

The Flyers, who went 2-1 in the usually treacherous California portion of their season-opening four-game road trip, have outshot their opponents in the third period, 17-11, 17-5, and 15-4, an indication of the huge territorial advantage they have held in those 20-minute segments.

“I think the first three games, we’ve rolled four lines pretty consistently,” said right winger Wayne Simmonds, whose goal 44 seconds into overtime lifted the Flyers to a 3-2 win Saturday against the injury-riddled Ducks. “And with all the guys we have who can skate [quickly], and with the skill we’ve added, I think that helps keep us fresh for the third period and allows us to continue to push and push and push.”


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How Will The Flyers Handle Nolan Patrick?

from Sam Carchidi of Philly.com,

What does he have to do to earn a spot with the Flyers?

“He’s got to do the same thing as all the other kids. He’s got to come in and show us that he can help make us a better team and that it’s the right thing for us,” Hextall said. “It’s truly that simple. We’ve got numbers. We don’t have to have him. We’ve got other kids who can play and we have veterans, so we’re in a good position with him.”

The Flyers are overloaded with centers. Because of that, veterans Jori Lehtera and Valtteri Filppula might be shifted to wing to make room for Patrick, Scott Laughton, or Mike Vecchione.

As for Patrick, Hextall said the Flyers “are not going to force him into our lineup. We’re not going to force any of these kids to be in our lineup. We certainly feel that of the group that has a chance to make our team, we’re comfortable enough that we can fill our team with those kids rather than the free-agent market. But they’ve got to earn it.”


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Why Not The Flyers?

from Sam Carchidi of the Phillynews,

The club president isn’t predicting that the Flyers’ four-plus decades without a Stanley Cup are about to end. That, he knows, would be foolish. But he likes the direction in which the team is headed under general manager Ron Hextall. He thinks the likely injection of several rookies will complement the core that features Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, and Ivan Provorov.

“Obviously, our plan is to make the playoffs this year and see what happens,” Holmgren said Wednesday in his Wells Fargo Center office. “I think what Ron is doing, and has been doing, is put our team in a position where we can make multiple playoff runs with the hopes of winning Stanley Cups along the way. That was his goal when he took over three-plus years ago. I think if you look at our team now and where we are from this moment out, that’s kind of where we’re at.”

Holmgren, who recently had cornea surgery to try to improve the almost-lost sight in his right eye, said the Flyers are a “team that’s setting ourselves up for multiple playoff runs with the idea of winning a Stanley Cup or two along the way. … I think we’re a team that’s poised to take some steps forward over the next number of years. Could it be this year? Yeah, why not?”

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Morning Line- Jeremy Roenick On Claude Giroux

"If I was sitting in front of Claude Giroux right here today, I would say, 'You need to make amends and you need to have a bounce-back season and show everybody why you have been one of the better players over the last five years and last year was just a bad-luck situation. This team is going to run on Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds and Jake Voracek.

"If Claude is watching right now, I love you to death, put it back together, show everybody why you're one of the best competitors in the game and get back up into that top-scoring aspect. And don't worry about slumps and don't worry about what people think of you, just be Claude Giroux. And if he does that, this team is going to prosper."

-Jeremy Roenick on Claude Giroux.  Jordan Hall of CSNPhilly has more.

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