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Philadelphia Flyers season preview: Hakstol looks to alter team's fortunes

Plus: Jakub Voracek parlayed an impressive 81-point campaign into an eight-year, $66 million contract in the offseason. Captain Claude Giroux (73 points) and Wayne Simmonds (team-leading 28 goals) join Voracek as integral players on offense since the trio combined for 35 percent of the team's 212 goals last season. The three contributed mightily to the team's third-ranked power play...
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Laughton, Manning earn spots on Flyers opening roster

With the news that Andrew MacDonald would be placed on waivers, the Flyers final roster was solidified. That right there locked 21-year-old Scott Laughton and 25-year-old Brandon Manning onto the opening night roster. But it was really more than that. In practices on both Saturday and Monday, Laughton and Manning were not extras. They are here to play. The Flyers had forwards...
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Philadelphia Flyers at a glance

PHILADELPHIA FLYERS LAST SEASON: 33-31-18, 84 points. Sixth in Metropolitan Division: COACH: Dave Hakstol (first NHL season). ADDED: G Michal Neuvirth, F Sam Gagner LOST: F Jason Akeson, D Nik Grossman PLAYER TO WATCH: Jake Voracek. Voracek had 22 goals and 81 points and spent most of the season in the hunt for the NHL scoring title. The Flyers were once considered Claude Giroux...
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Flyers hope gamble on college coach Hakstol pays off

PHILADELPHIA (AP) There are few sure things in Philadelphia this season and the biggest unknown is calling the shots from the bench. The Flyers skipped the coaching retread carousel and made an unthinkable hire, plucking Dave Hakstol out of the college ranks to become their coach. Hakstol did boast one of the top collegiate resumes at the University of North Dakota, reaching the...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers place Andrew MacDonald on waivers

The Flyers made the final roster move on Monday morning. Defenseman Andrew MacDonald did not take the ice with the rest of his Flyers teammates. Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that the Flyers will place the defenseman on waivers at noon on Monday, leaving 23 players on the roster, the final total needed for Thursday’s season opener. MacDonald has been a disappointment since...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Brayden Schenn a key piece to Flyers puzzle

Critics in the world of the Philadelphia Flyers love to rumble his name off their tongues. Some say he isn’t living up to his potential, or pulling his weight. But let's put this out there right now: Brayden Schenn will be a key piece to the Flyers’ team this season.  What Schenn brings to Philadelphia is a well-rounded diverse player. He plays with grit, bump, and grind...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers are holding steady

Entering the second week of the NHL preseason, the Philadelphia Flyers roster seems to be decided for the 2015-2016. A This has drawn some criticism and praise from fans. And that is because virtually none of the Flyers’ top rated prospects made the team in training camp. Training camp opened with the Flyers hosting 61 players, a diverse mix of old veterans and budding, young stars...
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NHL Preview: Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers (Last season 33-31-18, finished sixth in the Metropolitan Division)Coach: Dave Hakstol (first year NHL Coach)Key Departures: Nicklas Grossman, Chris Pronger's contractKey Additions: Sam GagnerKey Player: Claude GirouxClaude Giroux is going to have to be insane this season if the Flyers are to make the playoffs. He's been one of the best players in the league over...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Mason’s new mask features old and current Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers‘ goalie Steve Mason went back to Paint Zoo to get his mask art revamped once again. The new mask we did for our good bud Steve Mason! #FlyersTalk #noonessafe @NHLFlyers @tpanotchCSN @frank_seravalli — PAINT_ZOO (@paintzoo) September 20, 2015 Mason has a history with Paint Zoo, who has always done a great job. This time they may...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Jakub Voracek will donate $1,000 for every point he scores

If you’re not rooting for Jakub Voracek this season, you will be after reading this story. The Philadelphia Flyers forward is planning to donate $1,000 for every point he records in 2015-16. The donations will go towards helping those with multiple sclerosis – a disease which impacts Voracek’s sister. Voracek's sister has multiple sclerosis. Every point he gets this season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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