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Simon Gagne’s Imminent Stanley Cup Win Should Be Celebrated by Flyers Fans

June 5th, 2012
The Los Angeles Kings are now one game away from winning the 2012 Stanley Cup Finals. Though some fans of the Philadelphia Flyers might be bitter knowing former captain Mike Richards and forward Jeff Carter are reaching the highest echelon of hockey success, Broad Street faithful should take a moment ...

Sean Avery Retires: Looking Back at an Impressive NHL Career

March 13th, 2012
One of the greatest hockey players of all time is moving on.Sean Avery, former New York Rangers skater, announced his retirement Tuesday on a Bravo TV segment, saying "I am officially retired, I threw my skates in the Hudson [River]."Avery later confirmed the statement to the New York Post.Avery gained ...

NHL’s Top 25 Players and the Drink That Best Represents Their Playing Style

March 5th, 2012
Who is the best player in the NHL?Years ago it was the hyped Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin argument, with educated fans pointing out that Pavel Datsyuk plays a more complete game than either of them.Now Crosby is injured and Ovechkin's drop in production has him falling out of the spotlight. Datsyuk ...

Brian McGrattan Fights His Way Back to the NHL with the Nashville Predators

November 18th, 2011
In the summer of 2010, Brian McGrattan was the odd man out.Derek Boogaard was signed to the New York Rangers as Jody Shelley was added to the Philadelphia Flyers. Two of the NHL's best fighters signed on the same day, but McGrattan found himself out of a job.The 6'4" 235-pound ...

Jody Shelley Could Lose His Job as Philadelphia Flyers Enforcer to Tom Sestito

September 23rd, 2011
The Broad Street Bullies were being pushed around.According to HockeyFights.com, in the 2009-2010 NHL season, the Philadelphia Flyers totaled 77 fighting majors, just one short of the NHL lead.With Dan Carcillo, Arron Asham and Ian Laperriere, the Flyers were a tough team.Colton Orr of the Toronto Maple Leafs did not ...

NHL Power Rankings: 2011-2012 Regular Season Standings Predictions

August 11th, 2011
An entire offseason of roster movements is sure to alter the look of the upcoming NHL season. The Vancouver Canucks were last season's President's Trophy winner, but fell short in the Stanley Cup Finals.A year prior, the Washington Capitals won the NHL's award for the team which finishes the regular ...

Hockey Fight Videos: Top 25 Best Knockouts in NHL History

August 4th, 2011
During the first day of NHL action in the 2010-2011 season, two of the NHL's biggest heavyweight fighters squared off in the Battle of Alberta.The Edmonton Oilers' Steve MacIntyre and the Calgary Flames' Raitis Ivanans squared off late in the game, with devastating results.MacIntyre dropped Ivanans, who has not played ...

Kris Draper Retires: Memory of Brutal Hit by Claude Lemieux Remains

July 30th, 2011
Kris Draper, a Selke Trophy winner and four-time Stanley Cup Champion, announced his retirement on July 26, 2011.Draper was a member of Detroit's "Grind Line" which consisted of himself, Joey Kocur and Kirk Maltby in the late 1990s. Darren McCarty would fill the spot left vacant when Kocur retired in ...

NHL Uniforms: The Best Jersey in the History of Every NHL Team

July 16th, 2011
Bleacher Report recently featured an article ranking the Worst Looking jersey in the history of every NHL team.On the positive side, here is a look at each team in its best-dressed version.In choosing each team's finest outfit, fan appreciation and traditional value to the franchise were heavily considered, along with ...

Philadelphia Flyers: The 6 Most Indispensable Players on Flyers Roster

July 14th, 2011
With a recent roster shakeup, the Philadelphia Flyers have moved three of their top five point-scorers from the 2010-2011 season.Among the group of unloaded players were captain Mike Richards and leading goal-scorer Jeff Carter.Carter carried a split following in Philadelphia, and rumors of his exact trade had developed a week ...