Flyers Choice with 2nd Overall Pick Creates Logjam at Center

By Jesse Larch, Sports Talk Philly staff writer  The Flyers are set to jump into the next era of the franchise next season with more rookie debuts expected and the recent draft lottery luck that will give the Flyers the cornerstone forward that they have been looking for. However, for there to be any new talent on the roster, old talent must exit to make room.  With the departures...
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12 days ago

Flyers 1st-Round Pick Has to Earn Roster Spot, Hextall Says

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor  Flyers GM Ron Hextall isn’t changing his tune, even after luck handed him and the Flyers organization a gift. Just as it was with Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny a year ago, the player the Flyers select with the second overall pick is no guarantee to make the Flyers 2017-18 roster. He’ll have to earn it just like the rest, thus proving...
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13 days ago

Pierre-Edouard Bellemare awards Player of the Game to France's goalie

(Kate Frese/Sports Talk Philly)By Rob Riches, Sports Talk Philly contributor  History was made Sunday at the IIHF World Championships, as France recorded a win against Finland for the first time in the tournament's 81-year existence.  Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was a stalwart player in the 5-1 upset, scoring the opening goal and assisting on Antoine Roussel's tally (which eventually...
Via Flyerdelphia
16 days ago

The Philadelphia Flyers have struck gold with the second overall pick

Even though the Philadelphia Flyers didn’t officially win the 2017 NHL lottery, it sure feels like it. Coming into the draft with a mere 4.6% chance of jumping into the top two picks, when the Flyers card was not unveiled at pick 13 it was clear that the improbable happened. In fact it was so unlikely and unprecedented the Flyers would be selected, the only staff member representing...
22 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Flyers future will be on display in the AHL playoffs

While the exciting comebacks and incredible overtime thrillers that have transpired in the Stanley Cup Playoffs certainly command every hockey fans attention, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms run at the Calder Cup is certainly worth watching if you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers. After coming in second in the entire AHL in the regular season, several junior prospects are now playing for...
April 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth released from hospital

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April 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth carted off after collapsing on ice

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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Flyers teammate says Neuvirth was feeling ill prior to collapsing

Michal Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during the first period of Philadelphia’s game against New Jersey on Saturday, causing great concern.There was a faceoff by the blue line with the Flyers up 1-0 on the Devils when the Flyers goalie just fell over backwards. Neuvirth was taken off the ice on a stretcher.After the period, Philly right winger Colin McDonald said Neuvirth was not...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Should Claude Giroux’s season be worrisome?

At 29, the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers certainly seemed to have lost a step and clearly did not have the elite season we’re accustomed to watching. Claude Giroux has scored a mere 14 goals which will likely be his lowest since 2009-2010, his first full season in the NHL. The disappearance of his game-changing ability has even led some fans to speculate out of frustration...
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman thinks NHL participation at the Olympics has 'no positive impact'

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman still doesn’t think sending the league’s players to the Olympics matters.Jason Botchford of the The Province got this lovely quote from Bettman, where the commish said the NHL’s participation in the Olympics has had “no positive impact.” Bettman elaborated on his comments during a radio interview on Sportsnet. Foolishly, he called the events...
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March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Jakub Voracek follows through on promise, donates nearly 400 hats to children’s hospitals

Jakub Voracek is a certifiably good dude.Earlier this month, after Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds was thought to have scored a hat trick in a win against the Colorado Avalanche, many fans threw their lids on the ice in celebration.Ultimately, the goal didn’t complete the hat trick. Instead, it was ruled as Voracek’s, rendering the hat throwing premature. Voracek decided...
Via The Comeback
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Jake Voracek turns missed hat trick incident into power play for charity

Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers jumped the gun on a hat trick celebration in honor of Wayne Simmonds scoring a third goal in a win against the Colorado Avalanche this week, but Jake Voracek is hoping to make up for it.Simmonds appeared to have notched a third goal in the first period against Colorado off a shot initiated by Voracek. The goal ended up actually being Voracek’s, and...
Via The Comeback
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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