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Video- Another Questionable Hit From Radko Gudas

Radko Gudas gets 2 for boarding, watch below...

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Andrew MacDonald Plans To Stick With The Philadelphia Flyers

from Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post,

Defenseman Andrew MacDonald is hoping that when he checks into a hotel next week that it’s in Los Angeles, where the Flyers will open their season, and not Allentown, Pennsylvania.

He did the latter too often for his liking and still feels a bit anxious about it.

Last year he went through training camp figuring he’d be with the Flyers until just before the season started when they waived him, he went unclaimed and moved in part-time at the Renaissance hotel attached to the PPL Center, home of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

“It would be pretty tough not to think about it,” MacDonald said, “but at this point, coming into the season I feel like I’m in a pretty good place mentally and physically. The way things finished up last year was obviously a huge part of that. I think I was just able to come in this year and put everything aside and just play the way I’m capable of playing.”

So far, a trade that brought him from the Islanders to the Flyers in March of 2014 has pulled his career into all sorts of directions.

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Video- Radko Gudas Hit On Jimmy Vesey

5 for boarding and a game.

 

added 8:26pm, video below with replay....

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The Philadelphia Flyers Unveil Their 50th Anniversary Sweater

What do you think, I sort of like it but the colors do clash a bit.

See below for pics/vid...

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Questions Facing The Philadelphia Flyers

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,

Here are three key questions facing the Flyers:

Where will offense come from?

The Flyers were 22nd in the League last season at 2.57 goals per game, second-fewest among teams that made the playoffs.

The biggest addition to the forwards was the signing of Dale Weise, who had 14 goals in 71 games with the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks last season. He had one goal in 19 regular-season and playoff games with the Blackhawks.

The Flyers clearly are counting on returning players to step up their play, among them Sean Couturier. In 63 games last season he had 39 points, tying his previous NHL best set in 82 games in 2013-14. Part of his growth was being used in more offensive situations; he started 44.63 percent of shifts in the offensive zone last season, the most in his five NHL seasons....

Is the defense any better?

The six defensemen who played for the Flyers in their final playoff game last spring are signed for this season, and they'll also have Michael Del Zotto, who didn't play after Feb. 13 because of a wrist injury. However, the Flyers were 23rd in the League allowing 30.7 shots per game last season....

one more question plus reasons for optimism...

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Afternoon Line- Dale Weise On Michel Therrien

“I hear a lot of bad things about Michel Therrien, obviously, being a fan of Montreal I still read some of the stuff and see it on TV. That’s really disappointing to hear because I have nothing but good things to say about him. From a guy like me, I had to grind and fight my way to get into the league and when I got there he could have just thought that about me and never gave me an opportunity. But from the day I got there, he said: ‘You know what, this is a good opportunity for you. Show me what you can do. I’m not looking into your past, I want to see what you can do in the future. We believe in you.’ So just from a personal standpoint, obviously, I have wonderful things to say about Michel Therrien.

-Dale Weise of the Philadelphia Flyers on Montreal head coach Michel Therrien.  Stu Cowan of the Montreal Gazette has more from Weise.

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All Shayne Gostisbehere

from Joe McDonald of ESPN,

ESPN.com: How are you feeling since your offseason surgery?

Shayne Gostisbehere: It's good. It's been about [11 weeks], so it's been going well. It's not as bad as the major knee surgery I had [after tearing an ACL on Nov. 7, 2014], and this is nothing compared to that. It's going well, and I've been back on the ice the last couple of weeks, so it feels good.

ESPN.com: Will you be ready for World Cup of Hockey training camp?

Gostisbehere: Oh, yeah. Absolutely.

ESPN.com: What's the rallying cry for the young guns?

Gostisbehere: Our attitude right away is going to be, 'Hey, we can play with these guys.' Of course, we do it in the NHL, so why can't we do it in this tournament? I actually really do think we're going to shock some teams there.

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The Philadelphia Flyers Announce A Four-Year Deal With Brayden Schenn

from the Philadelphia Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with forward Brayden Schenn, according to general manager Ron Hextall.

Schenn is coming off a career year in 2015-16, his fifth season with the Flyers, where he recorded new career-highs in nearly every offensive categories: goals (26), assists (33) and points (59) in 80 regular season games.

He tied for the team lead in game-winning goals with five, while his 26 goals finished second and 59 points ranked third overall on the team. In addition, he led all Flyers in scoring since Jan. 1 with 44 points (19g-25a) in 44 games, which also tied for sixth among all NHL players.

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added 10:08am,

 

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Dale Weise And Boyd Gordon Signed By The Flyers

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It’s A Shame Mark Recchi Is Not In The Hockey Hall Of Fame

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

I think members of the Hockey Hall of Fame voting committee sat around, pondered all their choices for the Class of ’16, and in the true spirit of 21st century media, decided to go full click bait on us.

Meet the new class of the HHOF: the one without Mark Recchi.

Uh, what?!

This is where the click-bait masters would show the pictures of those admitted to the Hall on Monday: Eric Lindros, Sergei Makarov, Rogie Vachon, and Pat Quinn. And right next to them, the silhouette of the unchosen Recchi, with the big bold question mark floating over his head.

Recchi, now five years into retirement, his last of three Stanley Cups fresh in hand as he left Boston, should have been ushered through the FastPass door. But the Hall is not Disney World, and Recchi will have to wait another day to be granted entrance. Hopefully, he won’t have to wait more than 365 days.

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