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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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Vincent Lecavalier Announces His Retirement

LOS ANGELES – Vincent Lecavalier, a 17-year veteran of the National Hockey League and a Stanley Cup Champion, officially announced his retirement from the game today. 

Lecavalier’s announcement:  As I publicly announced at the time I was traded to the Los Angeles Kings, the 2015/16 season would be my last in the NHL.  I recently informed the Kings that I am stepping away from the game and will no longer play professional hockey.  It is my desire and intention to retire.

Hockey has provided me so much in my lifetime but requires an incredible commitment.  It is now time for me to devote more time to my family. 

I want to take this opportunity to thank the people who have helped me along the way and shared this journey with me.   First and foremost, I would like to thank my parents, my wife, Caroline, my brother Philippe, sister Genevieve and my entire family.  I could not have accomplished anything without your love and support.  Thank you to the Tampa Bay Lightning for drafting me and providing me the opportunity to embark on my NHL career.  I will never forget winning the Cup together in 2004, and the incredible support from Lightning fans.  To the LA Kings, thank you for providing me the opportunity to finish my career on a positive note.  To the coaches who have developed me and challenged me - you made me a better player and person.  To my agent, Kent Hughes, thank you for all your efforts and support throughout my career. 

Hockey is the greatest team sport in the world.  There is nothing like sharing a locker room with your teammates and competing together day in and day out.  I have made lifelong friends and I’d like to thank them for making this an unforgettable journey…. Thank you.

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The Philadelphia Flyers Mourn The Passing Of Rick MacLeish

from the Philadelphia Flyers,

Rick MacLeish, member of the Flyers Stanley Cup championship teams in 1974 and 1975, passed away today at the age of 66.

“With the passing of Rick MacLeish, the Flyers have lost one of their legends,” said Flyers President, Paul Holmgren. “A good father, grandfather, teammate and friend, Rick will be missed by all who were fortunate to come and know him over the years. His happy and friendly demeanor was front and center everywhere Rick went. Today, our thoughts and prayers are with Rick’s wife, Charlene, his daughters, Danielle and Brianna along with his grandchildren. May he rest in peace.”

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MacLeish had the Stanley Cup winning goal in 1974 for the Flyers.

 

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Who You Rooting For Boston?

from Christopher L. Gasper of the Boston Globe,

The “Twilight” saga featured a blood feud between vampires and werewolves, two staples of horror canon. Watching Thornton or Kessel lift Lord Stanley’s hardware qualifies as a horror film of sorts for Hub hockey fans. It’s a reminder of what has contributed to the Bruins’ current rudderless state — squandering valuable assets.

While the Bruins are selling their fan base on the merits of re-signing ordinary people such as Kevan Miller, two of their former phenoms are fighting for the Stanley Cup.

This is already a spring of discontent as the Bruins are playoff bystanders for the second consecutive year. Adding insult to playoff inactivity is the fact that one of these erstwhile Bruins, both traded away in their primes, is going to have their career validated with a Cup. One of them is going to have as many Stanley Cups to his name as Patrice Bergeron. Fighting in hockey is flagging, but this is a punch in the teeth for the Spoked-Believers and the Jacobs clan.

This is the first Stanley Cup Final appearance for Thornton or Kessel, top-five picks who have piled up points and criticism during their careers.

The parallel between the Team Edward (vampire) and Team Jacob (werewolf) showdown in the “Twilight” movies applies shockingly well here.

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Flyers Announce Claude Giroux And Shayne Gostisbehere Will Have Hip Surgery On Tuesday

via the Philadelphai Flyers,

Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall gave the following injury update on center Claude Giroux and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere on Saturday afternoon:

"Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere are both scheduled to have surgery on Tuesday, May 17th to have their right hips repaired as well as bilateral lower abdominal tears repaired.

Their hip surgery will be performed by Dr. Eric Kropf and their abdominal surgery will be performed by Dr. William Meyers.

We expect both players to be able to return to full activity in 10-12 weeks."

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Charges Filed Against Evgeny Medvedev

from Lauea McCrystal of Philly.com,

Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was charged last week with driving under the influence, possession of a controlled substance and use or possession of drug paraphernalia.

Medvedev, 33, is charged with having a blood alcohol content of more than .16 percent - more than double the legal limit for drivers - when he was stopped by Lower Moreland police last month, according to court documents.

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Video- News Around The League

A brief update from Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet last night.

- Claude Giroux may have surgery on his hip aeea

-Canucks have no interest in Dale Tallon

- Flames will interview Mike Yeo

 

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Video- Brayden Schenn Suspended For Three Games

Here is the explanation and Schenn will serve the suspension at the beginning of the regular season.

 

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The Philadelphia Flyers Are Headed In The Right Direction

from David Murphy of the Philadelphia Daily News,

Roughly 30 minutes had elapsed since his first season as an NHL coach ended, and Dave Hakstol was not yet ready to reflect. He did not want to talk about the vast number of positives he would take away from Year 1, nor did he want to talk about the lessons that a six-game series against the best team in hockey had taught him. As he sat at a table in a conference room in the bowels of the Wells Fargo Center, he could not yet bring himself to turn his focus to the future.

"I think you use all the information at hand in order to evaluate and look at ways to get better," Hakstol said. "Obviously, this series is the latest information we have, and playoff time is a little different level, but it will be part of the information, for sure, that we use as a staff and as a group to evaluate and look at areas we need to improve on and push forward."

Forward. It's the word that has defined this franchise since it hired Hakstol last summer. This season was never supposed to be about 2016. To anybody outside of the organization, the playoff series that ended Sunday with a 1-0 loss to the Capitals was little more than an entertaining diversion. Really, we learned as much by what the Flyers failed to accomplish as we would have had they fluked their way into the second round. They lost, and that's something. But what it told us about them is the important thing.

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Paul Kukla founded Kukla’s Korner in 2005 and the site has since become the must-read site on the ‘net for all the latest happenings around the NHL.

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