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Flyers report little progress for Briere, Jagr and others

Jan 22, 2012, 9:04 PM EDT

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More often than not, the Philadelphia Flyers find ways to score goals – they scored five in a shootout loss to the Boston Bruins tonight. That being said, it’s likely that more than a few fans are wondering how explosive they’d be if Jaromir Jagr, Daniel Briere and James van Riemsdyk were back in the lineup.

Flyers fans will need to use their imaginations for quite a bit longer, however, as the Flyers essentially announced that nothing’s changed regarding the injured forwards’ situations (along with hard-hitter Zach Rinaldo, too).

In other words, van Riemsdyk and Briere remain in concussion limbo while Jagr (lower-body/groin) and Rinaldo (upper-body) are day-to-day just like before.

The Flyers remain ahead of the Pittsburgh Penguins for second place in the Atlantic and rank fourth overall in the Eastern Conference. To stay there, they’ll need to continue collecting points – whether they’re 100 percent or not.

  1. phillylove08 - Jan 22, 2012 at 10:01 PM

    Well the Flyers can score and have the talent to score but once again who is the Flyers goalie for the rest of the season and the playoffs???

  2. me6661973 - Jan 22, 2012 at 10:52 PM

    Bryz not the answer Leighton and Bobo should be.

  3. murtdurt - Jan 22, 2012 at 11:11 PM

    How is a guy you traded your captain and assistant captain for AND gave 60+ million not the answer?!? Does this not concern flyers fans??

    • matthewmacisaac - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:44 AM

      I’m more concerned with Carle’s piss poor defense. When will the Flyers trade/waive him. He is useless in his own end and has too many turnovers/mishandles that lead to losing offensive zone possession. If they traded him for lug nuts for the Zamboni, they would be ahead of the game. When will the Flyers realize this is why two other teams already gave up on him. Can you say “first round bust”.

  4. phillylove08 - Jan 23, 2012 at 12:01 AM

    It concerns us cause the goalie we brought in to take us all the way is not doing his job right now yes we have bob but he’s still learning and trading Richards haven’t affect us we still can score and got plenty of talent on the team and plus he wasn’t stepping up last year when we need him.

  5. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 23, 2012 at 6:04 AM

    pens will b ahead of filthi in no time. flyers showing their true colors as usual

    • psujay - Jan 23, 2012 at 9:08 AM

      What does that even mean?

    • truehockeyfan - Jan 24, 2012 at 4:56 PM

      You show youre
      ignorance by that statement alone…you obviously dont have the ability to give anyone but youre team credit. Youre not a true hockey fan. But, ifd you want facts howed the fact that pittsburgh had to be absolutely terrible for many seasons in order to get malkin & crosby….meanwhile the flyers were in the mix every year and didnt get those high pics because they were the leagues doormat. So enjoy youre success while it lasts….the flyers have a winning percentage only behind montreal in league history and one less 100 point season than boston both teams original six teams can pittsburgh bost this longevity….no!

  6. phillylove08 - Jan 23, 2012 at 9:15 AM

    He doesn’t known what he is talking about. The Flyers will regroup.

  7. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 23, 2012 at 10:50 AM

    flyers blow. claude girioux is a joke. malkin is easily the mvp this year. be jealous you filthadelphians

  8. cakrywyj - Jan 23, 2012 at 12:01 PM

    Give the guy a break… He’s obviously “slaying” too much “poon” in Pitt to make any logical sense.

    • matthewmacisaac - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

      Slaying poon in Pittsburgh mast cause brain damage. Stay away from the nasty poon, try getting some quality poon. While Malkin may end up MVP Giroux is right in the mix. While you don’t have to be an English major to post, please consult a dictionary once in a while. Thank you.

  9. phillylove08 - Jan 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM

    Pen fans talk now cause there winning. When they where losing u didn’t hear nothing come out of there mouths. You still haven’t beat the Flyers yet this year so I wouldn’t be talk dude and plus Giroux is so much better than Malkin where has he been half of the season?

    • jpelle82 - Jan 23, 2012 at 12:39 PM


      • icedog97 - Jan 23, 2012 at 3:03 PM

        Now seriously…Giroux is great player…but ‘so much better than Malkin’?

        Malkin is playing great hockey…and it was pretty obvious at the beginning of the season, he was still working his knee (remember surgery last year?) back into shape. He missed some time because the knee was swelling after games/practices.

        Obviously now, things are better….58 points in 41 games.

        To say Giroux is ‘so much better’ sounds like don’t remember anything about what Malkin has done before this year.

        In their careers,
        Giroux has 205 points in 251 games (68 goals)
        Malkin has 476 points in 393 games (184 goals)

        Plus, Malkin has already won a scoring title (Art Ross) and the Conn Smythe trophy.

        I like Giroux a lot…but ‘so much better than Malkin’…that’s just not right.

  10. psujay - Jan 23, 2012 at 12:46 PM

    Malkin vs Giroux? Depends. Do you want a 6’4″ center who only plays hard in his contract year, has world class offensive talent and doesn’t give a darn on the defensive side? Then you want Malkin.

    Do you want a smaller, speedier skater with elite vision and incredible playmaking skills who is the best player on both ends of the ice, who plays hard every game of every year? Take Giroux.

    I’d take Malkin in any contract year, and Giroux every other year.

    • icedog97 - Jan 23, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      Most of what you said sounds like it came out of the butt end of your body.

      Look at the stats for crying out loud…at least base an opinion on something other than what you ‘think’ happened…see what really DID happen.

      2006-07 PIT 78 33 52 85 2
      2007-08 PIT 82 47 59 106 16
      2008-09 PIT 82 35 78 113 17
      2009-10 PIT 67 28 49 77 -6
      2010-11 PIT 43 15 22 37 -4
      2011-12 PIT 41 26 32 58 12

      In 2009-10 and 2010-11, Malkin had various knee injuries that affected his play. Last year, he missed the second half of the season because he needed surgery.

      As if that isn’t enough…he is UNDER CONTRACT WITH THE PENS THROUGH 2013-2014…so this INS’T a contract year.

      You guys are terrible with the facts.

      • icedog97 - Jan 23, 2012 at 3:16 PM

        btw…above stats…

        year – team – gp – g – a – pts – +/-

  11. phillylove08 - Jan 23, 2012 at 2:16 PM

    They why wouldn’t u just get Giroux knowing he plays good every year and waist your time with Malkin just waiting to get a contract so he can decided to play

    • icedog97 - Jan 23, 2012 at 3:15 PM

      Malkin has a contract through 2013-14 with the Pens…I think I’d call that a FAIL…

  12. phillylove08 - Jan 23, 2012 at 5:42 PM

    I’m talking about this year not previous years with the injuries the Flyers have gotten this year Giroux is stepping up like a captain playing his best hockey of his career and is one of the best this year in the NHL. Malkin has had a good career but he also has had a superstar like Crosby to help him out.

  13. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 23, 2012 at 9:45 PM

    too bad the flyers can’t get past the pens when it really matters. crosby and malkin for president and vice president

  14. reader1458 - Jan 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    The guy probably thinks “Worthlessberger” is a great QB.

    • matthewmacisaac - Jan 26, 2012 at 9:36 AM

      He’s probably behind some teenage girl “practicing his center/QB exchange” as we speak.

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