Monthly Archives: September 2008

Insidehockey: The Spectrum’s final farewell

On Saturday, the Philadelphia Flyers officially said goodbye to the Wachovia Spectrum by defeating the Carolina Hurricanes, 4-2, in preseason action. But neither the win nor the game was important. What mattered was that the Flyers and fans from around the city got to pay their final respects to not just a dingy relic, but an old friend.

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Flyers embrace London, surge past Isles.

At the John Labatt Center in London Ontario, the Philadelphia Flyers rebounded from a shaky outing against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday, by systematically destroying the New York Islanders, 4-0, Thursday night in preseason action.

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Shorthanded Flyers outmatched versus Sens

After a excellent opening performance on Monday, the Philadelphia Flyers’ second preseason act didn’t go so well.

The Flyers struggled putting together any offense and consistently overwhelmed on defense, as they lost to the host Ottawa Senators, 3-1, Wednesday night in more preseason action.

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Former Flyer Umberger out as Jacket’s first-line center

According to the Columbus Dispatch, former Flyers’ forward R.J. Umberger, who was signed by the Columbus Blue Jackets to play first-line center next to all-star Rick Nash, has already been assigned to second-line duty.

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40,000 strong watched Flyers cruise

Steve Downie scored two goals and Marty Biron was rock solid, as an estimated 40,000 viewers watched the Philadelphia Flyers take down the visiting New Jersey Devils, 4-1, in a preseason game, Monday night at the Wachovia Center.

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Flyers dress tough lineup for first preseason game

The Philadelphia Flyers are set begin preseason festivities Monday night against the visiting New Jersey Devils, and looking at the announced lineup there are bound to be some fireworks.

Dressed for conflict, the Flyers sat forwards Danny Briere, Simon Gagne, Glen Metropolit, Mike Knuble, Joffrey Lupul and Jim Dowd. But dressed known brawlers Riley Cote, Matt Clackson, Steve Downie and Arron Asham.

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Gagne eager for first contact

VOORHEES, N.J. – As Simon Gagne took the ice for the Philadelphia Flyers’ first intra-squad scrimmage of the 2008-09 season, all eyes were locked on the long-time Flyer to see how well he skated and more importantly, if he would take contact.

“I’m still looking for the first hit,” said Gagne, who made it clear he wasn’t hit in the scrimmage. “I’m very confident that everything’s going to be okay, but until I play in a game and get a hit, we’ll see how it goes. It’s going to happen at one point, but when it’s going to happen I don’t know. It might happen in a scrimmage, but (Steve) Downie is on my team, so I think I’ll be okay.”

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