During frustrating times, such as October for the Flyers, it is natural to appoint scapegoats. As the opening month of the season moved along, Philadelphia struggled to live up to expectations. Naturally, fans searched for someone to blame. Luckily, Jakub Voracek provided a solid option. In his ninth year with the Flyers, Voracek struggled to […]Read more "Jakub Voracek is Beginning to Silence Doubters"
The Philadelphia Flyers are having an underwhelming start to the 2019-20 NHL regular season. After years of mediocrity under Ron Hextall and Dave Hakstol, expectations under the Chuck Fletcher and Alain Vigneault are high. Although the mentality surrounding the organization has changed, progress isn’t demonstrated consistently where it matters most, the scoreboard. Twenty-three games into […]Read more "Flyers Trading Jakub Voracek or Shayne Gostisbehere is Unrealistic"
“The Flyers Five” is a new weekly series on Philly Sports Network, touching on five key observations from the week in Philadelphia Flyers hockey. This week, the Flyers strung together a successful string of games. Unfortunately, the season-ending injury of Sam Morin placed a damper on things. SAM MORIN INJURY Perhaps the most dramatic Flyers […]Read more "The Flyers Five: Sam Morin Injury Dampers Successful Week"
The Flyers hosted the Carolina Hurricanes in a Metropolitan Division showdown Tuesday night. The Hurricanes come out flying, putting 14 shots on Flyer’s goalie Carter Hart, who was phenomenal. The Flyers weathered a first-period storm surge and won the game 4-1. Here are a few takeaways and observations from the Flyers’ win. Matt Niskanen is […]Read more "What we learned in the Flyers win against the Canes"
The top line for the Philadelphia Flyers have had a rough go of things so far this season. Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek have been sporadic at best. James van Riemsdyk was held off of the scoresheet until the game against Chicago. Alain Vigneault made his frustrations clear after the game against the Vegas Golden […]Read more "Flyers’ James van Riemsdyk Scores in Bunches"
Three in a row! Call it a hat trick of wins for Brian Elliott and the Philadelphia Flyers so far this week. Facing their stiffest competition this week in the Columbus Blue Jackets at home, the Flyers rallied with a huge third period to win 7-4. Philadelphia was down 4-2. Last year, I don’t think […]Read more "The Hat Trick: Flyers Button Up the Blue Jackets"
Figure it out. It was a popular game show back in the late 90’s on Nickelodeon. So much so, that it was revived in 2012 by the same network. “Figure it out,” is also what Alain Vigneault said about the top line for the Philadelphia Flyers. Rightfully so. Through the first 7 games of the […]Read more "Flyers/Blue Jackets Preview: Vigneault’s Spark"
New coach, new system, and a bunch of new line combinations. Alain Vigneault is still getting his feet wet with this team. By doing so, fans are seeing a lot of names spread throughout the lineup. Bottom six guys in and out of the lineup, top 6 guys jumbled around, even defensive pairings aren’t immune […]Read more "Flyers Forward Lines Far From Set"
The NHL regular season is approaching in about twenty-four hours, but the Philadelphia Flyers debut against the Chicago Blackhawks on October 4th. Before that Global Series game against the Blackhawks, the Flyers would play Lausanne HC in a global exhibition game. The purpose of this game was for Philadelphia to get ready for their game […]Read more "The Hat Trick: What we learned about Flyers in preseason finale"
On Saturday, September 21st, something had to give for one of these franchises in the preseason as the New York Rangers visited the Wells Fargo Center to face the Philadelphia Flyers. Going into this game, both of these teams had yet to win a game in the preseason. Coming off the heels of a 3-1 […]Read more "Three things we learned about the Flyers in 4-1 preseason win over Rangers"