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Flyers Announce Alternate Captains, Opening Lineups Might Be Set

Russ Joy - October 3, 2019

We’re less than 24 hours away from hockey action, yo. With a new season comes change, and there’s plenty of it coming out of Prague if reports are to be believed.

Alternate Captains

The most notable change, one that’s staring fans in the face, is the Flyers’ announcement of their alternate captains for the 2019-20 season. Claude Giroux, who enters his eighth consecutive season as the captain, will be joined by:

If you think back to the disastrous 2018-19 season, the three players donning the “A” on their sweaters were Sean Couturier and now-former-Flyers Wayne Simmonds and Andrew MacDonald. The trade of Simmonds prior to last season’s trade deadline led to Voracek wearing the “A” for the remainder of the season, one that he will rock once again this season. Perhaps the most intriguing name on the list is that of center Kevin Hayes, who signed a 7-year, $50m deal this offseason.

Opening Lineup

Speaking of Hayes, it appears he’s not going to be starting his season as the 2C everyone expected him to be if the lines in Thursday’s practice are any indication:

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Video: Jakub Voracek Beat the Piss out of Rob Scuderi and Then Talked about Dave Schultz

Kyle Scott - January 21, 2015

Voracek after the game:

You were like a Broad Street Bully tonight

“I saw Hammer [Dave] Schultz before the game so I wanted to show him that I got something.”

OH MY GOD ED SNIDER’S BULLIES THING IS GOING OFF! BEEEEEEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEEEEEP, BEEEEEEEEEEP, BEEEEP, BEEEEP, BEEEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP, BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEPEEPEEPEEP ____________________________________. Ed?

Bonus video of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, whose father, as we’ve learned thanks to Sam Carchidi, wasn’t a Charlie Hebdo editor (phew!), beating up on Bobby Farnham after the jump. Continue Reading

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This is Why Hockey Players are Great

Jim Adair - January 8, 2015

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You may remember from last month the “I’m not bud, I’m Voracek” kid– a poor man’s child’s version of that kid who was all upset about getting a Penguins jersey for Christmas. As you know, the Flyers took care of the latter kid by sending him a whole bunch of stuff and tickets, and as it turns out, they hooked up “Voracek” as well.

Email from reader Nick:

The Flyers, after catching wind, in a game which my friends and their son attended on Dec 18th, they brought a “I’m not bud, I’m Voracek” sign, Voracek spotted it during warmups and had his G/F go meet them in the stands with an autographed jersey, which in itself is amazing.

But last night after attending the Devils game, they actually got to go down in the tunnel after the game and meet the players – several of them taking pictures with “bud,” including Voracek, Raffl, Giroux, Simmonds and of course Voracek. I’ve attached a photo with Voracek and Ethan (bud) that my friend posted on Facebook for reference.

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It’s pretty awesome how legitimately thrilled Voracek looks to be meeting his littlest fan.

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This is some great work all around by the Flyers here. But again, talk to us about how you shouldn’t bring your kids to the game.

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Ed Snider is Amazed at How Poorly the Flyers are Playing

Jim Adair - December 1, 2014

Ed Snider, who has never been one to shy away from speaking his mind, seems pretty amazed at how terribly the Flyers are playing right now. Snider told Sam Carchidi over the phone:

“Never seen anything like it in all the years I’ve been in hockey. Even when we were an expansion team somebody chipped in here and there … It’s not going to be an easy fix if we can’t get more production out of our players. You can’t be a one-line team and win in this league.”

And it’s not even that the Flyers have, as Carchidi points out, have “gotten just two goals – two – from forwards who were not on their first line.” It’s that Snider just doesn’t get it. “It’s a similar team as last year, and it’s very hard for me to understand what’s going on,” Snider said. “It’s the coach’s job to fix it, and the GM’s job to do whatever he can to help the coach.” And again, Snider cannot stress enough how much this confuses him.

He knows that Voracek and Giroux are playing their part, but really, when is everyone else going to show up? “What’s going on with everybody else,” Snider continued, presumably sounding more and more befuddled. “What’s going on with [Sean] Couturier, [Matt] Read, Simmonds, and the other guys? They should be chipping in with some goals. It’s weird … Even [Vinny] Lecavalier got 20 goals last year. What happened?”

But on the bright side, Snider knows this can’t stay this way. He knows that players can’t just not score all year. It’s gonna pick up. And if it doesn’t? “That would be the most shocking thing I’ve ever seen.” So Snider is either going to be happy or very, very confused. Either way, we’ll hear about it.

Jakub Voracek was in a Bad Car Accident, But is OK

Kyle Scott - May 22, 2013

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UPDATE 2: Voracek texted Randy Miller of the Courier Post an emoticon:

All good. No injuries. That’s good! Can’t talk now. Very busy 

:)
 haha

UPDATE: Paul Holmgren released a statement. Voracek is fine, but his car suffered extensive lower-body injuries:

“I spoke with Jake this morning. He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic. Although his car did suffer damage, there were no injuries. Jake is fine.”

From a translated Czech report:

Hockey representative striker Jakub Voracek badly crashed.On Wednesday morning mishandled control of his vehicle Ferrari and collided with a lorry. Accident, there were no injuries, but damage is estimated at three million.

Twenty-three winger, who defends the colors NHL Philadelphia was driving too fast for a truck. The driver then started to turn left and therefore slowed down. Voráček did not manage to stop in time and crashed into the left side of the truck.

“The accident occurred at 11:30 am on the road to the town of Kladno Braškov. During the accident no one was injured, alcohol was similar [no alcohol] for both drivers on the spot expelled breath test,” she said in an interview Sport.cz Kladno police spokeswoman Michaela Novakova, which then outlining the amount of damages.

“Twenty-three Ferrari driver vehicle speed not adapted to their abilities and failed to comply with safe distance from the vehicle ahead. When the truck slowed down, not because of the high speed able to stop. To avoid a head-on collision, management pulled in the opposite direction, where the side collided with the Mercedes, from which it bounced and went off the road, ran into a tree and then to telephone poles. Culprit, who was driving the car himself, acknowledged his guilt and paid on the spot fines,” said Doe.

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Clean Or Not? Niklas Kronwall’s Hit On Jakub Voracek

Kyle - March 6, 2012

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The hit was devastating.

Niklas Kronwall caught Jakub Voracek with his head down. The scariest part was when Voracek was on the ice and his arms were raised. He had an involuntary response, very similar to what we've seen with other major collisions before when people are knocked out.

Scary stuff.

On a positive note, Howard Eskin reported that Voracek does not have a concussion, but will tested again on Wednesday.

Clean or dirty hit? What do you say? Leave your thoughts in the comments below. Video is after the jump.

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