May 182011
Dan Carcillo

Dan Carcillo (photo: Eric Kilby)

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Carcillo suspended 2 games for berating officials between periods of playoff loss

May 18

“More than 10 days after the Flyers were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs, the hits kept coming.  Forward Dan Carcillo was suspended for two games by the NHL yesterday, stemming from an off-ice incident with the officials between the first and second periods of the Flyers’ season-ending, Game 4 loss in Boston.

Flyers sign 6-7 Finnish goalie prospect

May 18

“HE HAS DRAWN comparisons to Nashville Predators starter Pekka Rinne. And one goalie-centric hockey blog called him the “Leaning Tower of Pisa” for his awkward stance in net. Yesterday, he became a Philadelphia Flyer. The Flyers signed Finnish goaltender Niko Hovinen, a former Minnesota Wild draft pick, to an entry-level contract. He was most recently a member of the Finnish national team that set off a celebration in the streets of Helsinki with a 6-1 drubbing of archrival Sweden in the IIHF World Championship final on Sunday.

Will Flyers, Richards ‘C’ the light?

May 18 columnist Sam Donnellon:

“THEY HAVE to do it now, don’t they? Even if they want Mike Richards to remain captain, even if their internal discussions conclude that this team’s fading finishes in two of the last three seasons were no fault of his, haven’t the Flyers introduced a virus into their system with their tepid endorsements of the man over the last 10 days?

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