With an NHL season like no other on the horizon, our Flyers team at Philly Sports Network decided to tackle a few predictions for the final outcome of this season. Keep reading for the hottest of takes, coldest of takes, and some that just might be right on the money from Alex McIntyre, Ricky Amandeo, […]Read more "Flyers 2021 season predictions: Top scorers & breakout candidates"
With the new NHL season now 6 days away, excitement is beginning to build. Philadelphia fans are itching to see the Flyers hit the Ice after watching their team make huge strides in Alain Vigneault’s first season. One man who will be crucial, as ever, in turning hopes into a reality, will be Claude Giroux. […]Read more "Claude Giroux has a chip on his shoulder that’s driving the Flyers into new season"
Following an already unique 2019-2020, Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is ready to take on another unique season in 2020-2021. Imagine being a rookie in 2019-2020. Your first season in the NHL and it’s shortened due to a pandemic, then, you’re confined inside a sanitation bubble for the entirety of the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup […]Read more "Claude Giroux is ready for another unique challenge in 2021"
No one can compare the 2020-2021 season to 2019-2020. The concept of bubble hockey was wild already, but even that has turned upside down. Division opponents will play each other eight times through 56 games. It’s a schedule that has been unheard of in previous hockey history. The sheer volume of repetitive matchups in 2020-2021 […]Read more "Two players who will be vital to Flyers success in 2021"
Alain Vigneault’s inaugural season as the Philadelphia Flyers head coach acts as another accolade in his coaching resume. His ability to start strong with a plethora of franchises ranks him in the top third of NHL coaches. In the Flyers last season under Dave Hakstol, they were denied a playoff spot while counting on eight […]Read more "How close are the Flyers to ending their championship drought?"
The beginning to last season was a unique one for the Philadelphia Flyers. They began the season in Prague, facing the Chicago Blackhawks. Philly Sports Network’s own, Liam Jenkins, covered the first game of the Flyers season. Back at home base, I worked alongside 97.5 The Fanatic at Xfinity Live, presenting a watch party for […]Read more "Who will be the first to light the lamp for the Flyers in 2020?"
Happy thanksgiving Flyers fans! I hope you’ve all had a wonderful day. While you’re all trying to avoid falling asleep at 7PM after a magnificent feast, here are 5 things fans should be thankful this year. Carter Hart exists How can you not be thankful for everything the 22-year-old goaltender has already brought to the […]Read more "Five things Flyers fans should be thankful for this thanksgiving"
Throughout the playoffs, the Flyers got no help from the man-advantage. Ok, four goals were scored on the Flyers powerplay, so “no help” isn’t entirely accurate. However, converting on 7.7% of your powerplays isn’t exactly going to help you win games and advance through the playoffs. That was no more evident than their series against […]Read more "Who’s to Blame for the Lack of Production on the Powerplay?"
There were several factors that contributed to the crushing of the Flyers’ Stanley Cup Dreams, but arguably none larger than the disappearance of the Flyers power play. Despite a relatively strong showing in the round-robin games and a clear statistical advantage over the Canadiens and a struggling PK unit, the wheels started to wobble and […]Read more "What happened to the Flyers power play in the postseason?"
The following quote from Flyers’ d-man Ivan Provorov is very telling. “It’s not over until it’s over. We have a great team. We know how to battle with adversity. We’re going to come out with the same energy tomorrow.” Ivan Provorov; 8/31/2020 The Philadelphia Flyers entered game five on the brink of elimination. Again, overtime […]Read more "What we learned in the Flyers’ heroic game 5 overtime victory"