Depth is the key ingredient to a championship recipe. If one player gets injured, the question becomes, “who is the next man up?” Against the Boston Bruins, Jeremy Lauzon’s questionable hit on Michael Raffl cost the Philadelphia Flyers. Raffl, who was the offensive player of the game, crashed into the boards as his legs swept […]Read more "Flyers’ Joel Farabee to make playoff debut against Capitals"
Over the last five seasons, the Philadelphia Flyers core players have mostly remained untouched. Players such as Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek, and Sean Couturier make up that core on the Flyers. Some other forwards in that core are Scott Laughton and Michael Raffl. The 2019-2020 season was on track to be a rebound season in […]Read more "Michael Raffl says this Flyers team is the strongest he’s ever been on"
Just ten days ago, the Flyers hosted the Penguins in the last game before the All-Star Break. The Flyers shut out the Pens 3-0, continuing on a hot streak in which they won five of their last seven. One could say that the break came at the worst time for the Flyers. This will be […]Read more "Penguins Host Flyers in Another Battle of PA."
The Philadelphia Flyers announced the latest in a growing line of roster moves that impact the lower lines. 21-year old German Rubstov has been called up from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms after a fairly stable opening half to the season, posting 12 points in 28 games. This move comes at an interesting time given that […]Read more "Instant analysis: Flyers call up a former first-round pick"
With a five-game west coast road trip kicking off Saturday night, the Flyers made a move indicative of how the roster may look for those five games. The Flyers have placed Andy Andreoff on waivers, with the intent of sending him to Lehigh Valley. According to Dave Isaac of the Courier Post, Andreoff last cleared […]Read more "Saturday’s Moves: Andreoff, Laughton, & Raffl"
Albert Einstein once defined insanity as, “doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results.” For the Philadelphia Flyers, the definition of insanity is calling up Mikhail Vorobyev and expecting a different result. In Tuesday’s game against Toronto, Michael Raffl broke his pinky finger. This leaves him sidelined for the next four weeks. […]Read more "The Definition of Insanity: Flyers Recall Mikhail Vorobyev"
To kick off December after a roasting November, the Philadelphia Flyers picked up another home win in regulation against the Toronto Maple Leafs, winning 6-1. James van Riemsdyk, Scott Laughton, Claude Giroux, Joel Farabee, Travis Konecny, and Shayne Gostisbehere all posted goals tonight in a game that was described as “the closest 6-1 game” by […]Read more "Flyers’ Michael Raffl to Miss 4 Weeks With Broken Finger"
The Flyers are fresh off of a solid victory in Carolina last night in which the first line erupted. Fans were looking for Claude Giroux to have a break out performance and he did just that to the tune of four points (2G,2A). The trio of Giroux, Morgan Frost and Travis Konecny led the team […]Read more "Practice Report: Flyers Prepare for the Flames"
The Flyers are off to their best start since 2011. On Tuesday, the Flyers practiced at The Skatezone, preparing for the Wednesday Night contest with the Metropolitan Division-leading, Washington Capitals. I was fortunate to attend the practice and share some observations. First of all, Head Coach Alain Vigneault is excited about the challenge. “We got […]Read more "Prepping for the Capitals: Observations from Flyers Practice"
New coach, new system, and a bunch of new line combinations. Alain Vigneault is still getting his feet wet with this team. By doing so, fans are seeing a lot of names spread throughout the lineup. Bottom six guys in and out of the lineup, top 6 guys jumbled around, even defensive pairings aren’t immune […]Read more "Flyers Forward Lines Far From Set"