The final cuts have come and gone. Youngsters made the team, others were sent up Route 476 to Allentown to play for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Everyone the Flyers placed on waivers made it through without a problem. Rosters are set for both the NHL & AHL, so what’s the problem? Samuel Morin. Still. Let’s […]Read more "Flyers’ Samuel Morin still sitting. Not good"
Well, Joel Farabee made it. The young buck who hails from Cicero, NY has made it to the final cut down, or “The Final Countdown,” gosh I love that song by Europe. Farabee, who is only 19-years-old has opened some eyes at Flyers Camp. He has shown he can keep up with the big boys, […]Read more "Did Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher hint at a 9-game tryout for Joel Farabee?"
It’s been an interesting six years since the Flyers selected Samuel Morin with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft. Injuries, demotions, promotions, you name it. Morin has been through the ringer in his 6 years with the organization. This year is going to be difficult for the big man. The Flyers currently […]Read more "Is Samuel Morin destined for Flyers purgatory?"
With the Flyers blueline taking shape, things are becoming pretty clear. What’s not so clear is the Flyers plans for oft-injured defenseman Samuel Morin. With eight defensemen assumedly on the roster at this point, where does Morin fit? Chances are, he doesn’t. It’s not the worst-case scenario. Too often, Morin has been sidelined with an […]Read more "Flyers Contingency Plan for the Blueline"
Tuesday afternoon saw news break of Nicolas Aube-Kubel re-signing with the Flyers. His contract is a two-way contract, worth $700,000 in the NHL and $85,000 in the AHL. On the surface, this deal makes total sense. Aube-Kubel is coming off a season where he played 54 AHL games and tallied 30 points. He was the […]Read more "Nicolas Aube-Kubel’s Organizational fit with Flyers"
Chuck Fletcher made a plethora of moves on the opening day of free agency this summer. Those moves didn’t necessarily move the needle. Instead, it bolstered an otherwise depleted Lehigh Valley Phantoms roster. The Phantoms started July 1st with 4 defensemen under contract. When the day ended, they had double that amount. Not only did […]Read more "Taking stock of the goalies in the Flyers farm system"
It’s no secret that the penalty kill units for the Flyers were pretty horrid this past season. They finished 26th out of 31 NHL teams, sometimes flirting with the bottom of the league in that category. When you dig a little deeper, you see just how bad these units really performed. The Flyers allowed 237 […]Read more "An Early Look at the Flyers Penalty Kill"
News broke Monday afternoon that the Flyers had signed restricted free agent Travis Sanheim to a two-year deal worth $6.5 million, making $3.25 million annually. A bridge deal, but nonetheless, a deal. The 6’3”, 181lb defender has a positive outlook for the future, and where this team is headed under General Manager Chuck Fletcher. “I’m […]Read more "Why Travis Sanheim’s Deal with the Flyers is Better than you think"
Heading into the 2019 NHL Draft weekend, there was a cloud of uncertainty hovering over the Philadelphia Flyers. How was Chuck Fletcher going to fare choosing the next crop of young talent? Is he going to use the picks, or trade them to get better now? We found that answer out about an hour into […]Read more "Flyers Draft Plan: Boom or Bust"
News broke early Friday afternoon that the Flyers had shipped defenseman Radko Gudas to the Washington Capitals, in exchange for Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas. The Flyers get a blueliner capable of soaking up top 4 minutes, while the Caps get a bottom pairing defenseman with less term and less of a cap hit. On paper, […]Read more "Breaking down the Flyers’ trade for Matt Niskanen"