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Flyers Should Play Cautious With Giroux Injury

It could be felt across Philadelphia.

The type of fear and trepidation that only a head trauma injury could bring.

Late in the second period of Saturday night’s 5-2 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning, an ill-fated and misplayed body check by Claude Giroux put him in the direct contact with teammate Wayne Simmonds.

Simmonds did his best to dodge Giroux, but in trying to leap over him, kneed the Flyers’ leading scorer in the back of his head. Giroux stumbled off the ice and shortly after was sent into the locker room.

He did not return to the game as a precaution according to general manager Paul Holmgren. He will be re-evaluated on a day-to-day basis.

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Ducks Boudreau Slams Flyers for Diving

Whether he’s residing in the East or out on the West Coast, some things never change for Anaheim Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau.

Regardless of where he’s behind the bench, he doesn’t like or respect the Flyers.

On Saturday, after his Ducks debut was spoiled on Friday night at the Honda Center with a 4-3 comeback overtime win by the Flyers the night prior, Boudreau couldn’t help but commend his club for some good things, discuss the emotional week, and oh yeah, trash the Flyers for diving.

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Simmonds’ Offense Quiet Variable in Flyers Success

Since acquiring Wayne Simmonds this offseason, the Flyers’ eyes have been wide with optimistic hope that the lanky energy and power winger will see an offensive renaissance and make a small departure from the grind-only role he had assumed with the Los Angeles Kings.

The Flyers, most notably general manager Paul Holmgren, think Simmonds, whose previous career high is 40 points, has more to his game than what he’s shown in his young career. And this preseason, the organization has handed the 23-year-old every chance possible to prove them right.

With four goals and an assist in four preseason games, he’s doing just that.

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Trading Carter, Richards Changes Everything for Flyers

It will go down in Flyers history as the Day of Reckoning.

General manager Paul Holmgren took his organization across the hockey Rubicon and with guts made of iron, changing the course of the Flyers’ future for the next decade.

The afternoon of June 23, one day before the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, Holmgren ripped the spine out of the Flyers by trading Mike Richards and Jeff Carter less than an hour apart, and replaced it with a younger, more talented but less-proven set of discs and cords.

The Flyers needed salary cap space to sign goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. They just needed a minor shuffle of the deck and to re-load for a run at the Stanley Cup next season. Instead, they wiped the slate clean.

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LA pushing hard for Hartnell. Could it work?

According to hockeybuzz.com blogger Matthew Barry, despite acquiring big-name forward Ryan Smyth to help bolster the offense, the Kings are still looking to add a “gritty winger” to the mix.  And from what a source tells Barry, LA has its eye focused hard on Flyers’ forward Scott Hartnell.

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