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Took my Flyers hoodie up a hill...

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Greetings from the top of Conic Hill in Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park, Scotland. Probably the first of many hill walks now that I am living in Glasgow permanently, and want to bag as many munros as I can. Will try and get as many of them in Flyers gear too for funsies. Views: Loch Lomond, with the small islands of Inchlonaig and Inchfad in the background, plus several snow covered (yes, still! this is Scotland after all) peaks leading round to Inverbeg and Ben Arthur (which is my next climb in a few weeks)

Claude Giroux experiment on hold; Philadelphia Flyers set lineups for exhibitions

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Four of the Flyers’ top forwards — Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, and Sean Couturier — will not be playing in either of their split-squad exhibition games Wednesday against the New York Islanders. Instead, the Flyers will get a look at several young players trying to make the roster. Defensively, Radko Gudas, Andrew MacDonald, and Ivan Provorov will not play. "There’s a thought process to it. We have another game tomorrow, so it’s back-to-back," coach Dave Hakstol said after Wednesday’s morning skate in Voorhees. "…Today gives us a good opportunity to see some combinations, to see some individuals." The Philadelphia Flyers enter the 2017-18 season with a very promising future and a competitive roster. The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the biggest surprises of the 2015-16 season. Not only did they make the postseason, they gave a good challenge to the Washington Capitals before losing to them in six games. Everyone thought the Flyers had a promising future and would contend for the next few years. The latter might not be true, but even after regressing in 2016-17, the former is even more true. Flyers experiment with Claude Giroux at LW, Sean Couturier as his center Four of the Flyers’ top forwards — Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, and Sean Couturier — will not be playing in either of their split-squad exhibition games Wednesday against the New York Islanders. Instead, the Flyers will get a look at several young players trying to make the roster. Defensively, Radko Gudas, Andrew MacDonald, and Ivan Provorov will not play. "There’s a thought process to it. We have another game tomorrow, so it’s back-to-back," coach Dave Hakstol said after Wednesday’s morning skate in Voorhees. "…Today gives us a good opportunity to see some combinations, to see some individuals." The Philadelphia Flyers enter the 2017-18 season with a very promising future and a competitive roster. The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the biggest surprises of the 2015-16 season. Not only did they make the postseason, they gave a good challenge to the Washington Capitals before losing to them in six games. Everyone thought the Flyers had a promising future and would contend for the next few years. The latter might not be true, but even after regressing in 2016-17, the former is even more true. Flyers experiment with Claude Giroux at LW, Sean Couturier as his center Last season, Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier were on the ice at the same time during even-strength situations for just a bit more than five minutes. Depending upon how a Philadelphia Flyers’ pre-season experiment goes, they could line up together a whole lot more often. Of course, if you missed this post’s headline, you might be asking: "But how? They’re both centers." Well, under this experiment, Giroux would move to left wing, Couturier would play center, and Jakub Voracek would assume his familiar role at RW. Giroux came into the NHL primarily as a right-winger before moving to center, so he’s clearly versatile enough to theoretically work out on a wing. It also might allow the Flyers to try to duplicate some of their mad science from the power play to even-strength, as that’s often the role he finds himself in on that locomotive of a man-advantage unit.

Your World Cup of hockey champion.

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For your viewing pleasure.

This Flyers car is the greatest car ever

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The colors. The overall design. And, of course, the logo.

Shoutout to /u/magicfatkid for snapping a pic of this majesty - now that's an appropriate level of fandom.

Flyers get ahold of cardboard Pope Francis, make him a fan

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It's official: the pope is a Flyers fan!

Or at least, this cardboard cutout of him is!

If you don't have the Flyers on snapchat, then you missed out on their story: the (cardboard) pope's tour of Wells Fargo Center, as he gets ready to take in the game.

Many thanks to /u/YouBatRastard for capturing this entire magical, holy adventure.

October 14, I invade

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So I'm coming to town for the Kimmo retirement/hawks game. Flying out for the night from Denver if anyone needs a beer about it! -H

Wise words from Wayne Simmonds

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Wayne Simmonds forever.

Happy birthday, Travis Hughes!

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In memory of some good times. Cheers, Achariya