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Grading Hak & Hex: Ice Time, WJC, Alex Lyon

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

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It was a light week for the Philadelphia Flyers over the past seven days. They played just twice and tonight, they’ll take to the ice for the first time in four days. Not coincidentally, this week’s look at coach Dave Hakstol and general manager Ron Hextall is also on the lighter side, but that doesn’t…

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Preview: Flyers @ Canucks (Game 30)

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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Flyers (10-11-7, 27 PTS) @ Canucks (14-10-4, 32 PTS) The Philadelphia Flyers will finish their Western Conference road swing and attempt to extend their winning streak to three when they take on the Vancouver Canucks tonight at 10. Philly won’t be rested much, already playing their sixth back-to-back game of the season, after defeating the…

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Grading Hak & Hex: Hakstol Not Going Anywhere

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

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The losing streak is over, but it’s not all happiness for Philadelphia Flyers fans. In fact, they couldn’t have got much worse news before the team’s game against the Calgary Flames Monday night. Speaking to the media, general manager Ron Hextall made it very clear that coach Dave Hakstol didn’t have to worry about finding…

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Preview: Flyers vs. Sharks (Game 25)

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Flyers (8-9-7, 23 PTS) vs. Sharks (12-8-2, 26 PTS) Previous Meeting: 10/04/17 Flyers 5, Sharks 3 The Philadelphia Flyers won’t have much time to reflect on their latest loss as they take to the ice Tuesday night against the San Jose Sharks at 7. The game comes less than 24 hours after the Flyers lost…

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Grading Hak/Hex: Hakstol Makes All the Wrong Choices

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

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Another week, another winless stretch for the Philadelphia Flyers. For the first time this season, though, coach Dave Hakstol falls under a lot of heat for the decisions he made. Scratches, promotions, demotions and overtime are the topics in this week’s look at Hakstol and general manager Ron Hextall. Sam Morin & Danick Martel Recalled…

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Preview: Flyers at Islanders (Game 22)

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

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Flyers (8-9-4, 20 PTS) at Islanders (11-7-2, 24 PTS) For the first time since the middle of October, the Philadelphia Flyers will face a Metropolitan Division opponent as they travel to Brooklyn to take on the New York Islanders in the first game of a home-and-home. Philly will look for a much better outing than…

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Grading Hak/Hex: Patience, Politics, Patrick

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

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Since last week’s column, the Philadelphia Flyers have not won a game. In the three games, one was a shutout and in the other two, the Flyers squandered two-goal leads. To no one’s surprise, Flyers Twitter is up in arms, calling for trades and firings. But maybe to some surprise, a large amount of the…

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Are the Philadelphia Flyers really a goalie graveyard?

Monday, November 20, 2017

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Cheesesteaks, throwing snowballs at Santa Claus and a goalie graveyard. If you asked any non-Flyers fan to describe the defining traits of the sports and hockey world in Philadelphia, those are likely to be the top three answers. Sure, the city is famous for cheesesteaks and the 1960s incident with Santa Claus is a lazy…

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Jets 3, Flyers 2: Philly Squanders Lead, Loses In Shootout

Friday, November 17, 2017

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The Philadelphia Flyers (8-8-3) broke their scoring drought early against the Winnipeg Jets (11-4-3) Thursday night, but fell right back into one the rest of the night. It cost them again as the Jets scored with 48 seconds left in the third period and went onto win the contest, 3-2, in a shootout. FIRST PERIOD…

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Grading Hak & Hex: Finding Offense Beyond First Line

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

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When the team scores just three goals in two games over a week, the biggest talking points is going to be the offense. It’s even worse when one line is accountable for all of the goals scored. For the Philadelphia Flyers, those questions are coming back to the coach and general manager. Naturally, this week’s…

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