You can only have one. That’s the premise of the Flyers Free Agent Focus series here at Philly Sports Network. The Flyers have a handful of players coming off the books, and a limited amount of cap to bring them back if they so desire. We’ve touched on the Grant v. Thompson debate, now we […]Read more "Flyers Free Agent Focus: Justin Braun v. Robert Hagg"
After taking a look at the restricted free agents, it’s time to focus on some of the tougher decisions the Flyers will have to make. They have 10 unrestricted free agents to negotiate with and not a lot of cap space ($7M) at their disposal. Who should the Flyers bring back? Justin Braun The addition […]Read more "Stay or go? Evaluating the Flyers unrestricted free agents: Part 1"
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"
Throughout the next few weeks, Chuck Fletcher will comb through the individual Philadelphia Flyers player contracts. Of the five Flyers unrestricted free agents before the 2020-2021 season, three players are on the hot seat in Philadelphia. Four of the five free agents are on a one-year lease with the Flyers organization. In releasing these three […]Read more "Three pending free agents the Flyers should release"
Consistently improving is the recipe for success. That could mean player development, trading for veteran players, or simply fulfilling your role in a new system. File the 2019-2020 season as “all of the above” for Justin Braun. His final campaign with the San Jose Sharks was the worst of his career. On Wednesday, we caught […]Read more "Flyers Check-In: Justin Braun"
After splitting the first two games of the lengthy six-game road trip, The Flyers closed out their California portion of the trip by taking on the L.A Kings. The Flyers welcomed back Scott Laughton to the starting lineup, having missed seven games with a groin injury. This is a game the Flyers needed to win […]Read more "Off With Their Heads: Kings Execute Flyers hopes of ending Decade with a win."
As the Flyers prepare to depart on a three-game Western Conference road trip, they started out Monday with bad news. I previously reported that Travis Konecny is out indefinitely with a concussion. Also, Phil Myers left the ice early with back spasms. Konecny is out and Myers is not expected to play on Wednesday night […]Read more "Flyers Practice Report: Defense Prepares to Survive an Avalanche."
Another year, another 82 games where this defense just isn’t going to cut it. Suffice to say, fans are getting used to this. That’s not a good thing. Too often, the Flyers have iced sub-par defense. Too often, it’s been their downfall. This year is no different, but it needs to be. The Season Thus […]Read more "What’s going on with the Flyers Blundering Blue Line?"
The final cuts have come and gone. Youngsters made the team, others were sent up Route 476 to Allentown to play for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Everyone the Flyers placed on waivers made it through without a problem. Rosters are set for both the NHL & AHL, so what’s the problem? Samuel Morin. Still. Let’s […]Read more "Flyers’ Samuel Morin still sitting. Not good"
It’s been an interesting six years since the Flyers selected Samuel Morin with the 11th overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft. Injuries, demotions, promotions, you name it. Morin has been through the ringer in his 6 years with the organization. This year is going to be difficult for the big man. The Flyers currently […]Read more "Is Samuel Morin destined for Flyers purgatory?"