Alain Vigneault made a fairly surprising decision prior to the showdown against the Islanders in benching Travis Konecny. The reasoning was simple – AV wanted more production in 5-on-5 from his entire team and pulling out someone as productive as TK sent a message. But did it work? It’s no surprise that the Flyers have […]Read more "Did benching Travis Konecny have the right impact on the Flyers?"
Alain Vigneault expressed embarrassment after watching his team lose 6-1 to the Sabres on Monday night, but the Flyers were able to get themselves back up off the mat for another round just one day later. Philly bounced back in a dominant 3-0 win that sent the team back to the top of the newly […]Read more "Brian Elliott shows how valuable he is to the Flyers in dazzling shutout"
The Flyers are now under one week away from kickstarting what promises to be an intense and unique NHL season. While the team enjoyed a quiet offseason and were able to retain a strong core, their defensive shape will see quite a change. Matt Niskanen’s surprise retirement has shuffled the entire group and in order […]Read more "Erik Gustafsson is beginning to find his footing with the Flyers"
The Philadelphia Flyers are tearing up the Ice down at the Skate Zone in Vorhees, but over the border in Edmonton, two young prospects have earned a significant accolade. Draft picks Cam York and Bobby Brink were competing for Team USA in the IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships and after making the final, squared off […]Read more "Two Flyers prospects strike gold at World Junior Championships"
Over the past few years, there has been one Flyers’ player that has been pretty much untouchable. Sean Couturier, fresh off a Selke award, has been one of the team’s best players, and probably the best all-around skater. He looks to continue his success, and will be one the team’s leaders heading into the shortened […]Read more "Flyers’ Season Preview: What Can We Expect From Sean Couturier?"
Following his 2019-2020 performance, Phil Myers went being out of the lineup to top-pair with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2020-2021. Throughout the 2020 offseason, the Philadelphia Flyers kept mostly the same personnel from last season. The core has not changed. A few veteran players have settled on a new franchise while another retired altogether. The […]Read more "How Phil Myers went from UDFA to key cog in Flyers’ top defensive pairing"
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"
With the NHL season now firmly within our sights, preparations are beginning to ramp up. For a team as young as the Philadelphia Flyers, leadership from the vets in the locker room may well be more important than ever, especially those who have been through similar scenarios before. One of those leaders will be Sean […]Read more "Sean Couturier will lean on previous experiences to attack new challenges"
Mikhail Vorobyev’s foray into the KHL with Salavat Yulaev Ufa has come to an indefinite halt. After 33 games into his first of a three-year contract, Vorobyev suffered an ACL injury. The Philadelphia Flyers prospect totaled thirteen points in his return to the KHL. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft […]Read more "Flyers prospect Mikhail Vorobyev Suffers ACL injury in KHL play"