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07:38 AM ET 11.19 | For a team that resorted to firing its coach early in the season, Philadelphia sure has turned the ship around -- in part because of scrappy winger Wayne Simmonds. [Simmonds], one of the Flyers' best goal scorers the past two years, has scuffled in the season's first six weeks: two goals in 18 games. But Simmonds, like Brayden Schenn, has found some chemistry lately on a line that is centered by veteran Vinny Lecavalier. The Flyers are 3-0-1 since that trio was put together. All three can play a physical game, and Lecavalier is also a smooth playmaker. ... Lecavalier, 33, leads the Flyers with seven goals. "I don't think age is barrier for Vinny," said the 25-year-old Simmonds. "You look at him and he looks like he's 19 years old still. He's in great shape and he's a workhorse out there."

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November 19, 2013  08:18 AM ET

I don't think age is barrier for Vinny,



He's 33 not 103!

November 19, 2013  08:20 AM ET

Trente-trois?

Sacre bleu, il est un enfant !

November 19, 2013  08:22 AM ET

There's a turn around? I missed it

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November 19, 2013  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

There's a turn around? I missed it

wait a minute...yesterday they were the worst team in the league, "boos raining down" I believe was the hyperbolic phrase used....now they're "turning it around'?

November 19, 2013  09:18 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

wait a minute...yesterday they were the worst team in the league, "boos raining down" I believe was the hyperbolic phrase used....now they're "turning it around'?

3-0-1...wow. Never seen a team do that before. They're gonna make a run at first place.

November 19, 2013  09:20 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

3-0-1...wow. Never seen a team do that before. They're gonna make a run at first place.

All in one day. That is really amazing.

November 19, 2013  09:49 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

wait a minute...yesterday they were the worst team in the league, "boos raining down" I believe was the hyperbolic phrase used....now they're "turning it around'?

Things happen fast!

November 19, 2013  10:01 AM ET

I'm as much a homer as anyone, but what's with all the threads for a last place team?

November 19, 2013  10:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I'm as much a homer as anyone, but what's with all the threads for a last place team?

You're Paul Holmgren!

November 19, 2013  10:14 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You're Paul Holmgren!

LOL - No need to insult the man GB. :)

November 19, 2013  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#11):

You're Paul Holmgren!

Nope.... Phantom can put together whole sentences

November 19, 2013  10:37 AM ET

"I don't think age is barrier for Vinny," said ... Simmonds. "... he looks like he's 19 years old still."

Problem is ... he's been acting like he's 19 years old on the ice a little too much and a little too often.

November 19, 2013  10:38 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

There's a turn around? I missed it

Don't feel bad. We all have.

November 19, 2013  10:48 AM ET

One line turning Philly's season around, "I don't think age is barrier for Vinny."

November 19, 2013  10:59 AM ET
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You're Paul Holmgren!

Homer with a lower case "h".

November 19, 2013  11:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

3-0-1...wow. Never seen a team do that before. They're gonna make a run at first place.

Only 1 point from getting out of last place. They can only go up:)

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November 19, 2013  12:55 PM ET

Third in the Div - then start talkin' - Flaylers still look too much like #1 draft pick hunters.

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