Chuck Fletcher quite possibly made his best move as Flyers general manager last summer, bringing in Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals. The goal was to bolster a subpar defensive unit from the 2018/19 campaign. What the Flyers got was much more than that. Niskanen brought a Stanley Cup pedigree, having won it in 2017/18 […]Read more "Matt Niskanen, the Gift That Keeps on Giving"
Sound the alarms because this is not a drill. The Philadelphia Flyers have forced a game seven against the New York Islanders. In this must-watch playoff series, the Flyers continue to show grit. They’re not making anything easy for the Islanders. After a double overtime thriller, the tides have turned towards a series-defining game on […]Read more "Flyers Double Down in Double Overtime"
Disregard the number one seed for a moment. There is a misconception about seeding, especially during the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. That misconception is that the top seed is the best team. Generally, it is easy to believe that, but more often, that never proves to be true. The Philadelphia Flyers landed the first seed […]Read more "Philadelphia Flyers Down to Final Playoff Chance"
All of the other Eastern Conference Quarterfinal series’ finished in five games. If you are new to the sport of hockey, the Philadelphia Flyers versus Montreal Canadiens series was for you. A series of storylines, bad blood, and scrappy hockey wrapped up on Friday night as the Flyers eliminated the Canadiens. Both teams were without […]Read more "Flyers Scab the Habs, Advance to Face the Islanders"
The Philadelphia Flyers organization nailed it with their picks for the team awards in 2019-2020. Ivan Provorov, this season’s Barry Ashby Trophy winner, showed his work ethic throughout the regular season pause. His focus on skating allowed him to keep up with the tempo on defense. Scott Laughton, this season’s Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy and […]Read more "Provorov and Laughton are raring to go against the Bruins"
The trade for Matt Niskanen seemed a little puzzling this offseason and there were plenty of fans who had their doubts as to whether or not the 33-year-old would play a significant role for the Flyers in 2020. Just days before the team’s first round-robin game, it’s safe to say all doubts have been banished. […]Read more "Matt Niskanen feels the Flyers are ahead of schedule as playoffs near"
Chuck Fletcher’s first year as General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers has gone swimmingly. Signing key free agents, bringing in the proper mix of veterans on the blue line and up front, and adding valuable depth at the trade deadline. Fletcher has built a contender from top to bottom, and for the foreseeable future. Fletcher […]Read more "Chuck Fletcher Cashing in on Expiring Contracts"
The Philadelphia Flyers, who have a history of luck not favoring them, did not get any favors from the St. Patrick’s Day leprechauns. Just as the orange and black were cruising, accumulating 29 points since the All-Star break (tied-second), a devastating outbreak occurred worldwide. As we all know, the COVID-19 virus led to the cancellation […]Read more "Stabilizing the Blue Line: Flyers’ D-Men Shining During Hot Streak"
The Flyers win streak could not reach ten games as they ran into a brick wall in Tuukka Rask. The Flyers outplayed the Bruins for two of the three periods however, Rask outplayed everyone else backstopping the Bruins to a 2-0 lead. The game was a battle of two really good teams and the Flyers […]Read more "What we learned from the game that thwarted the Flyers win streak"
The NHL All-Star break provides some time to reflect upon the season thus far, and on what lies ahead for the Philadelphia Flyers. There are a handful of factors that have contributed to the Flyers’ overall performance through the first 50 games. To me, one that stands out significantly is the work of the first […]Read more "The Impact of Matt Niskanen on Ivan Provorov"