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Video: Flyers discuss return of Richards, Carter

Mar 24, 2014, 3:50 PM EDT

From CSN Philly, ahead of tonight’s Kings-Flyers game that will feature the return of Jeff Carter and Mike Richards:

The game actually marks Carter’s first return to Philadelphia since he was traded in 2011. He was here with the Columbus Blue Jackets but was injured and didn’t play. Richards returned in October 2011 and predictably was greeted with a mix of cheers and boos. The duo expects more of the same tonight.

Since being traded out of Philadelphia in the summer of 2011 — reportedly because of their “hard-partying ways” — the two ex-Flyers stars have been reunited in Los Angeles, where they won the Stanley Cup together in 2012.

But that’s in the past now. The Flyers go into tonight’s game playing their best hockey of the season. They’ve won five straight and are 12-2-1 since the beginning of February. Included in those 12 victories are wins over St. Louis, Pittsburgh (twice), Chicago, NY Rangers, San Jose, Colorado and L.A.

Which is to say, they’ve beaten some pretty good teams.

  1. ibieiniid - Mar 24, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    “St. Louis, Pittsburgh (twice), Chicago, NY Rangers, San Jose, Colorado and L.A.”

    One of these things is not like the other.

    • ron05342 - Mar 24, 2014 at 4:08 PM

      Let me guess: Rangers.

      Why include a mediocre team like the Rangers where the other six teams mentioned are all Cup contenders?

      • ibieiniid - Mar 24, 2014 at 4:11 PM

        ooooh sorry, so close. it was the Avalanche. only one whose team name doesn’t end in ‘s.’

        (just kidding, you were right)

      • 7mantel - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:53 PM

        do you mean the team that’s ahead of the flyers in the standings ! Should be a good game wed !

  2. flylikearaven88 - Mar 24, 2014 at 3:57 PM

    Lets go Flyers!

  3. mcphillthy - Mar 24, 2014 at 3:58 PM

    Another big test tonight. Good. It’ll keep our boys flying on all cylinders. Keep em coming and Ride it into the playoffs.

  4. hockey412 - Mar 24, 2014 at 4:09 PM

    There was a really interesting segment on NHL radio today, about the Richards/Carter trades and about the slack that Holmgren caught about it. Just looking at it now…Richards and Carter for what would be Schenn/Simmonds/Vorachek/Couturier.

    To me it’s a no-brainer, Philly wins hands-down. Counter-point was that they haven’t won anything yet.

    • biasedhomer - Mar 24, 2014 at 4:13 PM

      The length of contracts is likely what hurts the most. Giving decade long deals doesn’t seem like a great idea from a GM perspective, especially to someone as physical as Richards.

    • ibieiniid - Mar 24, 2014 at 4:14 PM

      lol good thing Snyder didn’t listen to all of us trigger happy Flyers fans that woulda fired Holmgren instead of Lavy at season start.

    • mcphillthy - Mar 24, 2014 at 4:19 PM

      I always was a fan of the trades. People used to attack me on here for defending homer and for when I predicted they were both gonna be traded that off season. He fleeced Columbus. And seeing both schenn and Simmonds develop I’d say we easily got the best product and long term quality out of that trade, too. People will argue that LA won the cup so everyone got what they wanted. Homer needed a quick rebuild and did a great job, especially since he lost his franchise defenseman in the process.
      But yes. I will let homer fleece both those teams again any day!

  5. areyesrn - Mar 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM

    I was actually happy for Flyers West when they won the cup…

  6. ironyisadeadscene - Mar 24, 2014 at 5:52 PM

    #askneal

  7. sheckyrimshot - Mar 24, 2014 at 7:31 PM

    jeff carter likes his wrist shots like he likes his women
    high and wide

  8. wisdomnfl - Mar 24, 2014 at 9:45 PM

    Flyers looked terrible tonight. They may be getting tired. Hope they didn’t peak too soon.

  9. aldog83 - Mar 24, 2014 at 10:00 PM

    Schenn and Simmonds will be great Flyers….

    If they pay them.

    If not they will leave via free or be traded away when contract time comes

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