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Giroux, Simmonds on Team Canada's radar

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08:36 AM ET 04.19 | The Flyers' playoff hopes faded further Thursday night, which brought postseason plans closer. [Opportunities] will begin to crop up for players to continue playing in May -- though it won't be in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Instead, quite a few Flyers likely will receive invitations to represent their countries in the World Championships in Stockholm and Helsinki from May 3-9. According to someone familiar with Hockey Canada executive director Steve Yzerman's thinking, both Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds appear to be high on Canada's wish list. No Flyer has been able to skate in the worlds since 2007, the last time they missed the playoffs.

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April 19, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Instead, quite a few Flyers likely will receive invitations to represent their countries in the World Championships in Stockholm and Helsinki from May 3-9.

While I'm sure it is a high honour to be asked to represent your country....

April 19, 2013  08:59 AM ET

Good choices. Giroux and Simmonds would be great for the team.

April 19, 2013  09:00 AM ET
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Instead, quite a few Flyers likely will receive invitations to represent their countries in the World Championships in Stockholm and Helsinki from May 3-9.While I'm sure it is a high honour to be asked to represent your country....

Don't worry. After the first round is over, I'm sure plenty of Rangers will have the same opportunity :)

April 19, 2013  09:08 AM ET
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Don't worry. After the first round is over, I'm sure plenty of Rangers will have the same opportunity :)

what, to choose which Flyers get to play in helsinki?

April 19, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Don't worry. After the first round is over, I'm sure plenty of Rangers will have the same opportunity :)

The best Canadian team on paper.

April 19, 2013  09:50 AM ET



Here ya go Nardo.....

April 19, 2013  09:53 AM ET
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Here ya go Nardo.....

Oops wrong clip. Oh well you can't see that one enough.....

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April 19, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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Of course, that doesn't hold a candle to the performance of Detroit and their new $31 million man, exemplified greatly at 2:10 and 2:45 below

Reported as abuse....

April 19, 2013  10:03 AM ET
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Oops wrong clip. Oh well you can't see that one enough.....

Found it interesting that Marty was stuck on win 666 during the Devils 10 game winless streak...guess he just needs to play the Flyers the rest of the year as both his shutouts have come against them.

April 19, 2013  10:29 AM ET
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what, to choose which Flyers get to play in helsinki?

They'll have a choice - whether to join a national team or a tee time.

April 19, 2013  10:30 AM ET
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Found it interesting that Marty was stuck on win 666 during the Devils 10 game winless streak...guess he just needs to play the Flyers the rest of the year as both his shutouts have come against them.

Yep, the Flyers are good for what ails ya. Any team in a long losing streak just needs to play the Flyers to end it.

April 19, 2013  10:36 AM ET
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Yep, the Flyers are good for what ails ya. Any team in a long losing streak just needs to play the Flyers to end it.

Perhaps you need to tell Montreal that for next time...

April 19, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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Yep, the Flyers are good for what ails ya. Any team in a long losing streak just needs to play the Flyers to end it.

Sadly, this is correct

April 19, 2013  10:42 AM ET
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Sadly, this is correct

It's your pun-ishment.

April 19, 2013  10:50 AM ET
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It's your pun-ishment.

I were to be pun-ished
for every pun I shed
I'd hang my pun-nish head

April 19, 2013  11:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Good choices. Giroux and Simmonds would be great for the team.

Giroux for sure. And I always liked Simmonds play, so good. You think Russia will take Bryz??

April 19, 2013  11:06 AM ET
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Giroux for sure. And I always liked Simmonds play, so good. You think Russia will take Bryz??

They might. Tho, if Columbus doesn't make the playoffs, it would make for an interesting choice between him and Bob.

April 19, 2013  11:30 AM ET
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They might. Tho, if Columbus doesn't make the playoffs, it would make for an interesting choice between him and Bob.

I hope that Russia makes a btter choice than holmgren did! (City of brotherly Love tweak)

 
April 19, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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Good choices. Giroux and Simmonds would be great for the team.

Simmonds is a tough customer who can play. He would be a welcome addition to any team.

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