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Flyers' pick affected by Tampa's dominance...but that's not bad

  View image | gettyimages.com While the Flyers sit idle in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, they still have one claim to stake -- and that's contingent on Tampa Bay's performance in this year's tournament. The Orange and Black hold the Lightning's first-round pick in this year's draft, thanks to Ron Hextall's trade of Braydon Coburn. Naturally, that pick was set to be...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending May 3

May 2, 1999 It was Game 6 of the 1998-99 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the Flyers down three games to two, they were on home ice trying to force a Game 7 back in Toronto. One of the bigger topics of this series was the officiating. Some of the calls seemed to be inconsistent, to say the least. Unfortunately, for Flyers fans...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draft Prospect Profile: Ivan Provorov

  View image | gettyimages.com Our series on potential Flyers first-round picks continues as we take a look at another potential prospect. Already, we've covered two forwards with a lot of potential in Mikko Rantanen and Lawson Crouse. The Flyers have said they are interested in forwards, but could also take the best player available. So what if the best player available...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hal Gill, a 6-foot-7 defenseman, retires after 16 NHL seasons

  Hal Gill, a 6-foot-7 defenseman who spent 16 seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009, retired Thursday at age 40. Gill weighed 243 pounds and was an imposing presence on the ice. He also played with Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Nashville and Philadelphia. He announced his retirement through the NHL Players' Association. He lauded the "great...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Fire Head Coach Craig Berube After Two Seasons

PHILADELPHIA — Flyers general manager Ron Hextall did not ask one player for a review or recommendation at the year-end meetings on embattled coach Craig Berube. He didn’t need any. Another empty season without a Stanley Cup fueled by players who failed to meet expectations told Hextall all he needed to know. It was time to move on. The Flyers fired Berube after two seasons on...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers fire head coach Berube after two seasons

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers have fired head coach Craig Berube. General manager Ron Hextall said this week he had not decided on Berube's fate following a season in which the Flyers missed the playoffs. The Flyers announced the decision on Friday. Berube went 75-58-28 (.553) with the Flyers and took them to the playoffs last season. He had one season left on his contract...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers GM Hextall declines to make decision on coach Berube's fate

  Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says Craig Berube is still the head coach ''at this point.'' Hextall says there's no timetable when he'll make a decision following a season that saw the Flyers miss the playoffs. The Flyers players gave, at best, lukewarm reviews this week of Berube following a 33-31-18 (84 points) season. Hextall says ''I'm not going to make a...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: On to next season

The Philadelphia Flyers capped off an unimpressive season with a loss to the playoff-motivated Ottawa Senators. Even though Ron Hextall’s team was mathematically eliminated from the playoff run a few games before, the fight to win was somewhat present. Nevertheless, the Flyers season is over and the focus now should be on improving the flaws in the system. Towards the end of the...
Via isportsweb.com
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers’ top ten games of the 2014-15 season

Well, the Philadelphia Flyers 2014-15 campaign has finally come to an end Saturday with a lackluster 3-1 defeat at the hands of the playoff-bound Senators. It’s always hard to watch your team stay at home while other teams start polishing their dancing shoes, but we can look back at the few highlights from this year. […] The post Philadelphia Flyers’ top ten games of the 2014...
Via Along the Boards
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers’ Inconsistent Home/Away Play Doomed Season

Philadelphia Flyers’ Brandon Manning’s shot goes wide of the net defended by New York Islanders’ Jaroslav Halak in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) The Philadelphia Flyers are not a happy bunch these days. With the 2014/15 regular season nearing its close, the Flyers are preparing to face the reality of...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Veteran Defenseman Mark Streit Thrives Against Former Team

Philadelphia Flyers’ Mark Streit, center, can’t control the puck as it slides past Pittsburgh Penguins goalie Thomas Greiss, left, in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) The Philadelphia Flyers pulled off a wild 5-4 victory over the New York Islanders tonight, helping play the part of spoiler as the Islanders...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux has a Night to Remember in Flyers Win

New York Islanders’ Thomas Hickey, left, and Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux watch the puck bounce away in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) The Philadelphia Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux has had trouble scoring during even strength play this season. Despite playing alongside Jakub Voracek, one of the...
Via The Sports Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Breaking down the effectiveness of the Philadelphia Flyers’ forwards

On balance, it has been a pretty disappointing year for the Philadelphia Flyers. With the start-and-stop offense, major defensive failings, multiple injuries in the goaltending corps, and a coach that probably won’t be back behind the benches next season, it’s been a tough season all around. On top of it all, Philadelphia will miss the playoffs […] The post Breaking down the...
Via Along the Boards
27 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Flyers’ main problem

It is safe to say the 2014-2015 season has been a disappoint for for the Flyers organization and fans. While the season is not yet over and they are above .500, their hopes for the post-season are extinguished and throughout the entire season they have been mired in problems. To include just a few, the Flyers have had abysmal defensive play, little secondary scoring, questionable...
Via isportsweb.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

What will become of Zac Rinaldo?

The Philadelphia Flyers, for the majority of their 48 year history, have always welcomed a rougher breed of hockey. This style of play is very influential, seldom matched, but always effective.  Most NHL teams have employed a player, whose main contribution had little to do with offense or defense, but rather setting a tone and […] The post What will become of Zac Rinaldo? appeared...
Via Along the Boards
March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier thinks he needs a better opportunity

Vincent Lecavalier’s time with the Philadelphia Flyers has been beyond disappointing. Signed to a five-year, $22.5 million contract prior to the 2013-14 season, it was clear that Lecavalier would be held to some high expectations. The hope was that he’d benefit from new scenery after having his contract bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2013. Things haven’t gone according...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Bill Guerin thinks the Penguins whine too much

The Pittsburgh Penguins have a reputation as being a team that loves to complain. Sidney Crosby and his teammates have been given nicknames surrounding this very idea, mocking the fact the Penguins are often seen complaining to the officials after penalty calls and offside whistles. Is there any validity to these statements or are fans of opposing teams just trying to rag on the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Playoff hopes just out of reach

Philadelphia Flyers players and fans The Philadelphia Flyers continued their stretch of excellent play against opponents above them in the standings. Unfortunately, that has not proven to be enough to push Philadelphia into the playoffs just yet. In fact, the Flyers pushed themselves further away from the Boston Bruins, placing them nine points behind for the last wild card spot...
Via isportsweb.com
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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