Ron Hextall is a god of sorts to some who root for the Philadelphia Flyers. To others, he’s a fool. Regardless, Hextall was the Flyers general manager from May of 2014 until November of 2018. During Hextall’s tenure, he had some fans eating out of the palm of his hand with the moves he made. […]Read more "Why Flyers Fans Drank the Ron Hextall “Kool-Aid”"
With the Flyers floundering through the 2018-19 season, it’s never too early to take a look ahead, right? First thing is first, Gary Bettman has announced that the NHL salary cap is expected to rise to $83 million next season, which puts the Flyers in good position, yet again, to spend some dough. As of […]Read more "An All-Too-Early Look at the 2019-20 Philadelphia Flyers Roster"
A silent guardian. A watchful protector. An orange and black knight. Ron Hextall came back to the Flyers organization with a plan: build from the bottom up, and thrive down the road. He was focused on building a dynasty for years to come. He had his vision in mind, and was ready to carry it […]Read more "Ron Hextall: The hero the Flyers deserve, but not the one it needs"
1st Period The Flyers have come out slow for the past few games, and this was no different. Voracek was being physically dominated for a majority of the period, going hard into the boards around the 1:00 mark, and skating slowly back to the bench. Gudas maybe had the play of the period when he […]Read more "Flyers/Isles Game Recap: Happy Halloween, they lost again"
We are 24 days away from preseason hockey, and 25 from Flyers preseason hockey. Hang in there folks, the light at the end of the tunnel is getting closer by the day. An already long enough off season, lengthened by the excitement surrounding young players development and the signing of a scoring winger that this […]Read more "Five things to look forward to: Flyers Edition"
Training camp will surely feature many battles. Travis Konecny will be fighting to earn back his spot on the top line. Oskar Lindblom will be fighting for a higher spot in the lineup as well. The most intriguing battle of all could very well be for the fourth line center role. Jori Lehtera seems to […]Read more "4C Faceoff: Who shores up the Flyers fourth line?"
The timing has never been better for the Flyers to make a serious run at the Stanley Cup. Ron Hextall has spent half of a decade stockpiling prospects for the Flyers, and they are finally becoming of age, and ready to take the next step to the professional level. With a good mixture of youth […]Read more "Flyers Fleeing the Coup: Who’s out come the 2018-19 NHL season?"
It’s no secret by now that the Flyers have one of, if not the deepest pools of prospects in the league. Whether that can translate to the NHL level remains to be seen. Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall has been adamant about taking his time in developing these young potential stars, but fans are growing […]Read more "A closer look at the Lehigh Valley Phantom Players ready to make the jump to the Flyers"
Tuesday afternoon, Flyers president Paul Holmgren gave Ron Hextall his blessing when it comes to free agency this coming off-season, saying he had “free rein” to make whatever moves he deems necessary. Talk about a kid in a candy shop. Ron Hextall is about to walk into a very intriguing offseason with a big chunk […]Read more "Ron Hextall has ‘Free Rein,’ when it comes to the Flyers, but what can we expect?"
After game 3 Sunday afternoon, Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol announced that changes could be coming in regards to the lineup. He didn’t specify who or what, but speculation leads up to believe that Oskar Lindblom, who has underperformed so far in the series, may find himself up in the press box, watching Jordan Weal […]Read more "Optimizing the Flyers lineup ahead of game four"