For years the Flyers struggled with subpar goaltending. That all seems to have changed with the previous General Manager, Ron Hextall. I mean why not, he only was a star goaltender for the Flyers. Why wouldn’t he be able to boost his position? Well, what we learned is that Hextall had an eye for talent […]Read more "The Flyers’ Depth at Goaltending is a Good Problem to Have"
For the longest time, the crease in Philadelphia was being turned over more than an unwanted Christmas gift. Robert Esche, Brian Boucher, Michael Leighton, Steve Mason, even short-timers like Rob Zepp and Cal Heeter saw time in net for the Flyers. Those days seem to be over, hopefully. However, we now enter a period in […]Read more "Flyers Farm Update: What’s Going on with the Crease?"
Chuck Fletcher made a plethora of moves on the opening day of free agency this summer. Those moves didn’t necessarily move the needle. Instead, it bolstered an otherwise depleted Lehigh Valley Phantoms roster. The Phantoms started July 1st with 4 defensemen under contract. When the day ended, they had double that amount. Not only did […]Read more "Taking stock of the goalies in the Flyers farm system"
In this “Flyers Prospects Mailbag” we spend a great deal of time discussing prospects that could join the Lehigh Valley Phantoms next season. Let’s get this party started! Chuck Fletcher’s decision to trade Anthony Stolarz to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Cam Talbot made it quite clear that he prefers having a veteran to […]Read more "Flyers Prospects Mailbag: Future Phantoms"
As we draw closer to the NHL trade deadline, people interested in prospects tend to slowly switch their train of thought to the upcoming entry draft. Although there is still plenty of to be played, it’s never to early to start thinking about the Flyers future draft strategy and who they might target. This week’s […]Read more "Flyers Prospects Mailbag: Switching Gears to the Entry Draft"
You can never have enough quality goaltending. Though reliable NHL netminding begins and ends with Carter Hart, Philadelphia has an abundance of goalie prospects that can potentially transform into quality professional hockey players. Former Flyers General Manager, Ron Hextall, made a point to stockpile the franchise with promising goalie prospects, hoping to make a longlasting […]Read more "Flyers Prospect Watch: Goalie Prospects Aplenty"
In this week’s “Flyers Prospects Mailbag”, we discuss the possibility of Carter Hart winning the Calder Trophy, possible prospect trade candidates, the future in net for Lehigh Valley, and physical prospects. Let’s get this party started! What prospects are most likely to go in a trade? How about in a trade for Mark Stone? — […]Read more "Flyers Prospects Mailbag: Calder Hart?"
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"
Philadelphia is all about the process. The 76ers trusted that process, and now they’re set up for post-season success with guys like Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid leading the way. The Phillies are teetering on the brink of a playoff spot, albeit early on in the season. The Eagles just won a Super Bowl. Someone […]Read more "It’s time for Flyers fans to trust Hextall’s process"
The Rubik’s Cube. A complicated cube of colors that takes people days and days to solve. Also, a very fitting name for the Flyers crease as of late. There are six sides to each Rubik’s cube, and the Flyers crease has six potential names to take up four spots between the Flyers and Phantoms. Incumbents […]Read more "Who should start next season? Solving the puzzle that is the Flyers crease"