After advancing to the second round of the NHL playoffs, the Flyers ran into a brick wall. Alain Vigneault’s triumphant first season in Philadelphia ended in game 7 heartbreak against the Islanders. Rebounding from that was the motive for the following offseason, but sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all. The Flyers […]Read more "The Flyers are primed to pick up where they left off last season"
On Tuesday, the Flyers released their final roster for the 2021 season, naming Ivan Provorov as one of their four Alternate Captains. According to the press release, Provorov will serve as the permanent Alternate Captain for home games. The announcement comes a day before “Provy’ and the Flyers open their season against hated Pittsburgh Penguin […]Read more "Alternate Captain Ivan Provorov will step up as a leader for the Flyers"
Mandatory Photo Credit: Alex McIntyre In 2019-2020, the Philadelphia Flyers had a lot of working parts that were firing on all cylinders during the regular season. Securing a spot in the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs had a lot to do with the work of the Flyers defense and goaltending. Ivan Provorov is a top […]Read more "The 2019-20 Flyers’ Defense was Top 10"
Throughout the offseason so far, all attention has been placed squarely on the defense and how it might look next season. The forwards look to remain mostly the same, with the only additions coming from within the Philadelphia Flyers system. Before the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers’ goaltending situation was completely solved with Brian […]Read more "How will the Flyers defense look in 2020-2021?"
After reaching the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals, the Philadelphia Flyers have many decisions to make regarding their impending roster. Many of the players leased by Chuck Fletcher in 2019-2020 will see their way out. The burning questions lie in tune with what players will receive a contract extension. Sitting in the chair of the general manager […]Read more "Forecasting how many more Flyers will sign extensions this offseason"
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"