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UPDATED: Final Rosters, JVR Makes the Team

Tim Panaccio talked to James Van Riemsdyk today after practice and confirmed with him that he is making the season-opening road trip to Carolina and New Jersey to start off the season. This is great news, and we will have more about the rest of the roster later tonight when all details will be revealed.

The article also reports that Randy Jones was off the ice and cleared out of the dressing room before any of the other players got there. This feeds the growing Jones speculation that he indeed has been sent to the Phantoms. More on that developing story as it comes.

UPDATE:
Roster is finalized.

As you see, it is pretty much the same guys from last year minus Jones. I’m very pleased that Pyorala and JVR both have made the team, and Danny Syvret has done very well. So well that he’s earned a roster spot. Who will be lining up with Parent on Friday night, Tollefsen or Syvret? That is one of the few questions that remains. It’s hard to believe that the season is upon us. I just got my home opener tickets last night. Look for an extended preview tomorrow or Friday.

LET’S GO FLYERS!

 
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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in Flyers News

 

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Looking Good


After a convincing win against the Red Wings the other night, the Flyers came out on home ice again to take on division rival the New Jersey Devils. They held a 1-0 lead for most of the game until Halischuk finally beat Emery. Then with great movement of the puck, Pyorala netted one to beat Brodeur high on his glove side. Nothing like beating the Brodeur and Co.
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Posted by on September 24, 2009 in Flyers Talk and Other

 

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Flyers Get their First Pre-Season Win

The Flyers pre-season campaign had been hardly stellar up until last night. Plenty of penalties taken, losses, and overall stale play at times pointed to a rough start for our Flyers. However, after a glimmer of hope in a close overtime loss to Toronto on Saturday, the Flyers came back to the Wachovia Center to have their first home pre-season game against the Red Wings. Ray Emery was going to play the whole game, the defensive unit was pretty much our starting one, and most of our starting forwards were playing. How did it turn out? The Flyers routed the Red Wings 5-2 in a fast-paced matchup.
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Posted by on September 23, 2009 in Flyers Talk and Other

 

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2 Pre-Season Losses and Gagne Returning Tuesday?

Okay so it’s pre-season. Losing deciding games to Detroit 3-1 and to Toronto 4-0 last night. The good things to take from it is that it’s only pre-season, and the lone Flyers point was recorded by James Van Riemsdyk’s goal versus the Red Wings on Wednesday night. Emery was solid in the two periods he played on Wednesday; stopping 23 of 25 shots. JVR and Finnish tryout Mike Pyorala have been turning heads during camp as well as the younger guys hoping to land a spot on the Phantoms on Flyers. That being said, there isn’t much to take from these two games as hockey is a sport where line chemistry is a big deal and we haven’t played most of our veterans together so it is hard to see how they will pan out. They have tonight off before playing at Toronto tomorrow night, however the rest of the games will not be televised like last night’s was on NHL Network.

In other Flyers related news, Gagne is projecting his earliest comeback to the ice will be on Tuesday when they finally play a home pre-season game versus the Red Wings. I’m not holding my breath for this one. His injury is more of a nagging one so I’d rather him get rested and healthy so he can score 40 goals this season. Basically, hockey pre-season sucks and it’s boring.

 
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Posted by on September 18, 2009 in Flyers News

 

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