“If at first you don’t succeed, try again.”
During six previous opportunities to match their wins-losses record, the Philadelphia Flyers clawed their way to the precipice before having the ground give way beneath them.
Unless you’re the Chicago Blackhawks, this strange season has made for a perpetual scramble. There is so little time to adjust that that every single inch of progress or failure is magnified to the nth degree.
It’s something special when a televised sports show, that’s usually not into hockey, more into soccer, invites three hockey players on to have a nice talk. Dennis Seidenberg, Christian Ehrhoff and Marcel Goc were at the very popular "Aktuelle Sportstudio" They were talking about the lockout, the national team and hockey in the DEL. Even the daily news were reporting about the signing of Philadelphia Flyers teammates Danny Briere and Claude Giroux. Hockey is all of the sudden a big deal in Germany and the players just enjoy it.
Even in the “dog days” of the National Hockey League offseason, the Philadelphia Flyers always seem to find a way to make news.
After missing on long term deals to unrestricted free agents Zack Parise and Ryan Suter, followed by their unsuccessful super-sized offer sheet to restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber, the Flyers made the decision to lock up their own.
It began with restricted free agent forward Jakub Voracek, who signed a four year, $17 million contract with the intention of being installed as star center Claude Giroux’s right winger.
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