After Friday night’s dominating victory over the Detroit Red Wings, there was one player who stood out the most: Matt Niskanen And no, it isn’t because he took a puck to the face. Back in June, a trade that sent Radko Gudas to the division rival Washington Capitals also welcomed Matt Niskanen into an orange […]Read more "Acquiring Matt Niskanen: The best player-for-player trade in Flyers’ history"
Looking back to this past summer, Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher swapped defensemen with a Metropolitan Division foe in the Washington Capitals. The Flyers sent Radko Gudas to Washington and in exchange, acquired veteran defenseman, Matt Niskanen. Due to his time in the league, Niskanen is “by default” as he said, a leader on and […]Read more "Flyers’ defenseman Matt Niskanen is leading by example"
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"
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?"
Early in the day on Tuesday, Chris Stewart signed a one year, one-way deal worth $750,000 with the Philadelphia Flyers Later in the day, Twitter became a war zone. Takes of, “this is a terrible move,” and, “this isn’t a bad move at all,” circulated everyone’s timelines. Quite frankly, it was exhausting. Between all the […]Read more "Why the Chris Stewart Signing Has Divided Flyers Twitter"
After dropping the first two games to the New York Islanders, the Philadelphia Flyers find themselves 0-1-1 in preseason hockey and shipping up to Boston to face off against the Boston Bruins. In those first two games, the Flyers saw some moments of brilliance from young players such as Philippe Myers, Chris Bigras, and Alex […]Read more "Hat Trick: Three Things We Learned About the Flyers Against the Bruins"
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?"
Will the offseason just end already? Will Travis Konecny just re-sign already? There are a lot of players arriving early for camp with the likes of Kevin Hayes, Joel Farabee, Alex Lyon, Kirill Ustimenko, Shayne Gostisbehere, Samuel Morin, Carsen Twarynski, Connor Bunnaman, Brian Elliott, and Nate Prosser. Hockey is almost back for the orange and […]Read more "Matt Niskanen could be the glue that holds the Flyers defense together"
With the Flyers blueline taking shape, things are becoming pretty clear. What’s not so clear is the Flyers plans for oft-injured defenseman Samuel Morin. With eight defensemen assumedly on the roster at this point, where does Morin fit? Chances are, he doesn’t. It’s not the worst-case scenario. Too often, Morin has been sidelined with an […]Read more "Flyers Contingency Plan for the Blueline"
This season’s blueline has stirred many rumors and conversations, and for good reason. Fans all over twitter are asking, “What’s Chuck going to do next?” It seems like the Flyers GM has some tricks up his sleeve, and fans everywhere are trying to figure out what he has planned for this 2019-20 season. One of […]Read more "New Defensemen Exactly What Flyers Need"