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Flyers May Slow Their Game Down Again

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

If the Tampa Bay Lightning don’t go after the puck and stay in their 1-3-1 trap Saturday night against the Flyers, fans at the Wells Fargo Center may again see the NHL’s version of “stall ball.”

“We might sit back there for four or five minutes at a time,” Flyers coach Peter Laviolette said after the Flyers’ optional practice Friday in Voorhees.

The last time the teams met, on Nov. 9, host Tampa Bay didn’t go after the Flyers when they had the puck in their own end in the opening period. Instead, they sat back and waited at center ice - and the Flyers frequently made little attempt to move forward during the first period, circling in their own zone.


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pensfan29's avatar

Flyers dont have the balls to do that at home. Fans will toss stuff onto the ice

Posted by pensfan29 on 12/10/11 at 02:17 PM ET


If this does take place during the game I would like to see the officials throw both head coaches out and then give each team a very stern warnings along the lines of “if you continue to do this we will end the game and award both teams a loss (along with the possibility of fines for players/coaches/ownership)”.

Because this petty garbage has got to go. I’d be all for punishing Laviolette for being a douche because he’s brining this up before the game but if Boucher were aware of the potential punishment he could take advantage.

Posted by Iggy_Rules on 12/10/11 at 08:26 PM ET

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