Vincent Lecavalier Announces Retirement

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After 17 seasons in the National Hockey League, 36-year-old forward Vincent Lecavalier has announced his retirement from the League.  In his 17 NHL seasons, Lecavalier spent 14 with the Tampa Bay Lightning, two and a half with the Philadelphia Flyers, and one half (This past season) with the Los Angeles Kings. Vincent Lecavalier Announces Retirement […] READ MORE


Kings Acquire Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn

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The Los Angeles Kings and Philadelphia Flyers made a trade on wednesday afternoon, and it involves some recognizable but under achieving names headed to southern California.  The Kings acquire Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn from the Flyers, in exchange for Jordan Weal and a third round pick.  The Flyers will be retaining salary and cap […] READ MORE


Call to the Hall: Tampa Bay Lightning

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Welcome to LWOS Hockey’s summer series, Call to the Hall, where we take a look at the next great player from each NHL franchise to get called to the Hockey Hall of Fame. There are a few caveats, the player must be active, and must have played 300 games (or 150 for goaltenders) with the […] READ MORE


Philadelphia Flyers call up Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere

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With the announcement coming through earlier today that the Philadelphia Flyers would be without the services of defensemen Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald for the next four weeks due to lower-body injuries, general manager Ron Hextall made the decision to call up defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from their AHL affiliate, the Leigh Valley Phantoms. BREAKING: The […] READ MORE


Puck Drop Preview: 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers

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Welcome to Puck Drop Preview 2014-15, where our hockey department gives you a detailed look at each team from around the NHL leading to the start of this hockey season and offers our insight and analysis. Makes sure to stick around until the end of the series, where we’ll offer our full predictions for the standings […] READ MORE


Best Of The Rest: Tampa Bay Lightning – Brian Bradley

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Welcome to LWOS’ Summer Hockey Series, Best of the Rest.  Plenty of sites do a version of a 30 greats in 30 days series, but this year we are doing something a little bit different.  We want to look at the best player from each team who is not in the Hockey Hall Of Fame.  […] READ MORE


Best and Worst NHL Free Agency Pick Ups at Midseason

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Free agency is all about commitment to the unknown. You know how a player has played previously and that’s exactly what you are paying him for. But you have no idea how he’s going to mesh with your team and no idea how he’ll perform over the years of the contract. All you can hope […] READ MORE


Ray Emery: the Line Brawl, Sherriff Shanny’s Inaction, and Possible Assault Charges

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During the third period of a 7-0 shellacking courtesy of the Washington Capitals, the Philadelphia Flyers decided to abandon all aspects of logic, sportsmanship, and respect for the game of hockey. With 14:29 remaining in the game, a high hit from Wayne Simmonds sparked a round of fisticuffs between Simmonds and Capitals’ 19-year old fourth-liner […] READ MORE


Flyers Hope For Fresh Start After Coaching Change

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The Flyers under new coach Craig Berube earned their first win against the Florida Panthers. The following game at home they lost 2-1 to the Phoenix Coyotes. There has been a pretty big turnaround in the time since former head coach Peter Laviolette was fired by the team after an 0-3 start. Laviolette led the […] READ MORE


Flyers Struggle to Score Goals Starts at the Blue Line

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Three games into the season, and the Philadelphia Flyers are 0-3 and have scored just one goal total, from Luke Schenn, at even strength.  Add in a pair of power play markers against the Canadiens and the Leafs, and overall they have scored just one  goal in each of their three games this year.  In […] READ MORE