The same cliché has been used over and over again to describe the season that the Flyers are having. “It’s a roller coaster season,” “This season has been a roller coaster ride,” so on and so forth, all meaning the same. We could sit here for hours and debate the kind of season the Flyers […]Read more "In a season full of Flyers streaks, now is the time to start one that matters"
When Paul Holmgren was GM, the Flyers were known for giving big contracts to players just to get them in a Flyers uniform. He also had a history of giving huge contracts to players that didn’t necessarily warrant them. During his time as GM, Holmgren gave out some big contracts that the Flyers are still trying […]Read more "Flyers not quite out of cap purgatory just yet with big decisions looming"
Back in 2013, the Flyers made a move at the deadline to acquire a goalie. That goalie was Steve Mason. The Flyers sent a 3rd round pick and goalie Michael Leighton to Columbus for the RFA at years end Steve Mason. Mason was brought in to compete with fellow goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov, who struggled […]Read more "Could Flyers acquisition of Petr Mrazek could mirror a path previously walked by Steve Mason?"
Philadelphia enters tonight’s game coming off a 2-game weekend road-trip sweep of the Blue Jackets and Rangers. The Flyers look to make it 3 in a row tonight against a struggling Canadiens team. Montreal enters tonight’s game losing 5 straight games. The Canadiens look to end a 5-game skid against a surging Flyers team. Flyers […]Read more "Flyers vs Canadiens Preview: Petr Mrazek will be dropped into the deep end in tough matchup"
It all started just 15 seconds in. An unlikely candidate, Shayne Gostisbehere, stood up for follow teammate, Travis Konecny, after he was hit late. Gostisbehere fought Pavel Buchnevich. It was Gostisbehere’s 1st career NHL fight. Then, the scoring started. The Rangers scored 1:30 into the game. Flyers tied it up 3:22 later. Then, we had […]Read more "Five Flyers Observations: Crazy first period propels Flyers to 7-4 Victory"
As I said before, the way you make up ground in the playoff race is you play against your conference. Well, with the Flyers playing almost all their games against the Western Conference to start the season, they have to do plenty of that over the final 25 games. Especially, against their own division, the […]Read more "Flyers entering a tough weekend of must-win games"
Going into Tuesday’s night game, the Flyers stood in 6th place in the division and one point out of a wildcard spot. With the win Tuesday night in Carolina, the Flyers jumped back into a playoff spot and 4th in the division. The Flyers jumped the Islanders, who were idol, and the Blue Jackets, who […]Read more "Do the Flyers games in hand hold their ticket to the playoffs?"
With 13:48 left in the 2nd period, Valterri Filppula set up the lone Flyers regulation goal. Filppula found a loose puck behind the net and slide a slick backhand pass to Michael Raffl into the low slot. Raffl would one-time it home for the goal. A great pass by Filppula, and an even better shot […]Read more "Five Flyers Observations: Valterri Filppula was key to Flyers victory in Washington"
I’ve conducted a lot of research recently into what it takes to become a successful futures gambler in playoff hockey. The overwhelming statistic that most of these guys look at is the goal differential that a team has heading into the post-season. At first glance you may look and see that The Flyers have a pretty […]Read more "The Flyers may have a statistical edge over Capitals heading into Playoffs"