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Flyers’ Free Agency Expectations

On July 1st at 12:00 p.m. ET, the 2016 free agency frenzy will commence as teams will scramble to reel in a star player or fill a need for next season and possibly beyond. Ron Hextall and the Philadelphia Flyers are expected to be players in the free market and they darn well need to be. The team ranked 22nd in the entire National Hockey League in scoring this past season and only...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 hours ago

2015/16 Season Review – Line 3

Coach Dave Hakstol made the trio of Ryan White, P.E. Bellemare, and Chris VandeVelde an untouchable unit this past season for the Philadelphia Flyers. He entrusted them with both defensive and offensive zone starts, as well as a fair bit of special teams time. It’s against conventional wisdom to use 4th line players as much as […] Philadelphia Flyers: 2015/16 Season Review –...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Is Jordan Weal stuck in the AHL?

Photo from todaysslapshot.com Back in January, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall pulled off a trade that got Vincent Lecavalier out of Philadelphia. No one was more excited than Flyers fans, besides maybe Lecavalier. In the trade, Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn were sent to the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for a 3rd round pick (The Flyers used this pick to take Carsen Twarynski...
Via The Hockey Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers select David Bernhardt with 199th overall pick

The Flyers rounded out their trip to Buffalo for the 2016 NHL Draft with one final selection at 199th overall, the 10th selection of the weekend. With the 199th overall pick, the Flyers selected defenseman David Bernhardt. Bernhardt played for Djurgardens IF J20 in the Super Elite league in Sweden. He scored 10 goals and added 28 assists for 38 points in 45 games. Flyerdelphia...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers select C Tanner Laczynski with 169th pick, C Anthony Salinitri with 172nd pick

Embed from Getty Images   The Flyers had two selections in the sixth round. With the 169th pick, the Flyers selected center Tanner Laczynski. With the 172nd pick, they selected center Anthony Salinitri. Laczynski played for the Chicago Steel and Lincoln Stars of the USHL, scoring a combined 31 goals and totalling 86 points in 52 games. Salinitri played for the Sarnia...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Draft Pick Scouting Report: C German Rubtsov

Embed from Getty Images   For the second straight year, the Flyers went overseas to select their first-round pick, taking Russian center German Rubtsov with the 22nd overall pick. Rubtsov was one of the last players we profiled, and we'll take another look at him now that he is the newest Flyer. Here is a scouting report of the newest Flyer. Rubtsov is one of the strongest...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Sign Radko Gudas to multi-year extension

Photo from NHL.com If you’re a Flyers fan, you don’t exactly have good memories of June 23rd. It’s become a bit of a running gag among fans to expect a big heartbreaking trade on June 23rd. Jeff Carter and Mike Richards were traded on a June 23rd, James Van Riemsdyk was too, and Scott Hartnell. Thursday, as Flyers fans waited for a trade on the eve of the NHL Draft, The Flyers...
Via The Hockey Guys
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers sign Czech defenseman Radko Gudas to extension

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers signed Czech defenseman Radko Gudas to a multi-year contract extension Thursday. The 26-year-old Gudas had six goals and five assists in 76 games this past season, his first with the Flyers. He was second in the NHL with 304 hits, and second on the team with 157 blocked shots. Gudas acquired from Tampa Bay in March 2015. He has 12 goals...
Via Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

R.J. Umberger Bought Out by Philadelphia Flyers

Photo by Heather Barry/heathamurhie The 2015-16 season gave Flyers fans a glimpse of the young talent waiting in the prospect pool with Shayne Gostisbehere. A crop of young talent is just waiting to break onto the Flyers regular roster, but big contracts and declining players blocked their path. At the end of the season, the writing was on the wall for R.J. Umberger. On February...
Via The Hockey Guys
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The rise and fall of R.J. Umberger

It’s been announced that R.J. Umberger will be put on waivers for the purpose of a buyout by the Philadelphia Flyers. The winger had hoped a return to the City of Brotherly Love would rejuvenate his career, but that wasn’t in the cards. While the career renaissance for Umberger didn’t take place, it should beg the question to fans and GM’s alike: Why do physical wingers...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers would trade Neuvirth or Mason if the “deal was right”

The Philadelphia Flyers received outstanding goaltending in 2015-16 as Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth were among the best tandems in the NHL. The duo led the league with a .934 even strength save percentage and were a big reason why the Flyers squeaked into the playoffs. General manager Ron Hextall told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer that while he’d like to keep both...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Evgeny Medvedev arrested for suspicion of DUI

It was reported first by Sons of Penn that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. This is what Lower Moreland, PA police chief Pete Hanson had to say about the incident to NBC 10 news: “Medvedev was released from police custody this morning with pending charges from a stop that occurred in Lower Moreland, PA around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Late Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider once kicked out Donald Trump for talking too much

Philadelphia Flyers founder and owner Ed Snider, died last week, leading to a number of tributes and eulogies and of course the sharing of various entertaining Snider anecdotes. Well, it has been revealed that Snider was ahead of his time in one important category: telling Donald Trump to shut up. At a celebration of the businessman’s life held at the Wells Fargo Center on...
Via The Comeback
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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