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Flyers Evaluating With Week Off

The Flyers' week-long break will come to an end this Thursday when they host the Rangers.

While off, the Flyers set to work on a few things. Their powerplay unit, which is 29th in the NHL needed work; the entire team went to the Philadelphia Eagles game on Sunday as a bonding experience; and they have a couple players potentially returning from injuries which will create a few decisions.

Flyers Looking to Solve Forward Depth In All the Wrong Places

When it was determined that Max Talbot would be a top-nine forward heading into the season-opening 3-1 loss to Toronto on October 2 there was an immediate problem with the Flyers.

No disrespect to Talbot, who is one of the hardest working penalty killers in the NHL, but he is not a third line left winger on a team that is desperately searching for a goal-scorer. And with no wiggle room under the salary cap the Flyers are finding out the hard way that no depth at forward is going to hurt them this season.

(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

Flyers Lose Third Straight After Loss to Hurricanes

Two critical mistakes in the defensive zone allowed the Carolina Hurricanes to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night by a score of 2-1.

This loss marks the third in a row, and the second in as many nights for the beleaguered Flyers, who continue to search for win number one, and more than one goal in a game, on the early season.

Gill Auditioning For Place On Flyers Blue Line

Free agent defenseman Hal Gill knows the reality of the situation he's in.

Playing on a player tryout, Gill left a good impression on the Flyers in their 3-2 loss to the New York Rangers at home on Tuesday. Gill registered an assist, was a plus-1 and had four blocked shots.

"I think in a normal situation when you have a contract you’re just worried about progressing and getting ready every game," Gill said. "In this situation I wanted to speed up the process, but it was good.

"It’s nice to get out there and be competitive and play. I felt good. It’s preseason where you are still learning a new system and timing needs to get there, but it is nice to get out there.”

Flyers Trade Danny Syvret to Rangers for Kris Newbury

The Flyers didn't make a trade at all during the NHL draft yesterday, but they made a minor one today.

The Flyers traded Adirondack defenseman Danny Syvret to rival New York Rangers for enforcer Kris Newbury. Both players have played a majority of their careers in the AHL.

The 31-year-old Newbury has played only 72 games in the NHL through seven seasons. He has four goals and five assists for nine points and 132 penalty minutes in that time.

High-Octane 2nd Leads Flyers Over Rangers

As the seconds ticked away in the third period, the decible level Wells Fargo Center slowly rose to a deafening crescendo.

The sounds of victory filled the Flyers barn for the first time in 2013, and they couldn't have come at a more important time.

For a moment, the Flyers put behind them a trio of injuries and a suspension to earn their first win of the season, a 2-1 final that didn't reflect just how much the Flyers dominated the game.

(Photo: Nicklas Grossmann crushes Marian Gaborik in the first period. Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Hockey At It's Best

With the possible exception of World Cup Soccer, there is no contest in sports more intense than playoff hockey at any level. Tonight at 7pm The Webster Bank Arena will play host to the AHL’s opening round of the Calder Cup Championships. This years contest starts with an historic battle between the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, proud affiliate of the New York Islanders, and Hartford’s Whale, the New York Rangers sister club.

While the two teams have met some 130 times in the last 11 years, they have never faced each other in the playoffs. While Bridgeport holds a slight advantage in this years’ regular season 10 game competition, the only advantage that earns them is home ice. This is only an advantage if the fans come out and make it one. The fans that do show up can expect to see professional hockey at its best. Here is how I see it: