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Link Checks 1/26/2012

Here at The Checking Line - Flyers Edition, we will be giving away a hockey puck signed by legends Bernie Parent and Dave "The Hammer" Schultz.  To enter, all you need to do is purchase a $5 raffle ticket.  All the proceeds will be donated to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.  So, if you want a chance to own a valuable piece of Flyers' history while supporting a great cause, click here for more information.

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The All-Star break is officially here, as the last NHL game until Tuesday was played last night between the Red Wings and Canadiens (TCL Red Wings).

Kimmo Timonen will be participating in the All_star events this weekend, and his nomination is well-deserved (TCLFlyers).  He has been the leader of a young Flyers defense, blocking a total of 90 shots this season.

On the other hand, players who won't be participating in the All-Star events will welcome the weeklong break.  Some will spend time with family, play golf, etc.  Rookies Holmstrom, Sestito, and Zolnierczyk will continue to play hockey with the Phatnoms until the Flyers resume (CSNPhilly). 

Hopefully Flyers' defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon will be reviewing his game (TCLFlyers).  Some of his decision making when in the defensive zone needs to take a turn for the better, and the break may be a good chance to go over some film.

Key contributions from everyone on the team and great road play have played a big part in the Flyers' success this year.  All they need to do is improve on their not so great 11-7-3 home record.  (SBNation Philly).

The NHL trade deadline is quickly approaching, and there's going to be many rumors.  What should you, the fans, expect to happen at the deadline (Flyers Faithful)?

 

The teams won't be back in action until Tuesday, the 31st...

 
  GP POINTS WINS LOSSES OTL
1. Image preview 47 66 31 12 4
2. Image preview 48 63 29 14 5
3. Image preview 49 60 28 17 4
4. Image preview 48 55 26 19 3
5. Image preview 48 45 19 22 7

The division leading Rangers will be on the road to battle the 26-19-3 Devils (NHL.com).

The Flyers will be at home hosting the Winnipeg Jets (NHL.com), and the Penguins will also be at home, going against the Maple Leafs (NHL.com).

The last place Islanders will be in Carolina to vs the 'Canes (NHL.com).

 

FLYERS' NEXT THREE OPPONENTS
vs WPG Image preview Tuesday 1/31
vs NSH  Thursday 2/2
vs NJ Image preview Saturday 2/4
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