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Zherdev and JVR Silencing Critics

Posted in Around the NHL, Philadelphia Flyers with tags , , , , , on December 20, 2010 by matthewfobrien

Early in the season, people were quick to jump on the play of Nikolay Zherdev and young James van Riemsdyk, calling them out for various reasons but those days seem to be long gone for good reason. Continue reading

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The NHL should ease up on kick-ins

Posted in Around the NHL with tags , , , , , , on November 12, 2010 by matthewfobrien

So last night, both Jeff Halpern of the Montreal Canadiens and Scott Hartnell of the Philadelphia Flyers were denied goals because the puck hit off their skate and it was deemed that they had a “distinct kicking motion” which, of course, according to the rules means that it is no goal. I don’t know about any of you out there, but I’m getting pretty sick of the long distance calls to Toronto to review kick-ins. Continue reading

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