The top priority for the Philadelphia Flyers this offseason should be to find a top defenseman to pair with Ivan Provorov. These three candidates who could. Following Matt Niskanen’s retirement, the Philadelphia Flyers plummeted. The Flyers were a top ten team in the NHL during 2019-2020 with Niskanen. Without him (and a few other changed […]Read more "Three Free Agents the Flyers could look to Pair with Ivan Provorov"
Let’s consider that Nolan Patrick wants a fresh start. What affordable free agents could replace him on the Philadelphia Flyers? It is hard to win from behind. From a metaphorical standpoint the former second-round pick played from behind before the puck dropped to begin the season. Nolan Patrick missed every game of 2019-2020 due to […]Read more "Three free agents the Flyers could target if Nolan Patrick leaves"
Nolan Patrick is a free agent this upcoming offseason. The Philadelphia Flyers can negotiate with caution as Patrick, and a new agent, recalibrate. Once a player declares eligible for a draft, they’re automatically hoping that their draft spot lands a favorable contract. That’s part of what makes a trending topic out of a first-round player […]Read more "Flyers have a tricky decision to make regarding the future of Nolan Patrick"
Following the regular-season finale, the Philadelphia Flyers address the media regarding their performance and upcoming offseason. Following a victory against the New Jersey Devils, capping a troublesome 2020-2021 season, the Philadelphia Flyers reflected on their performance. Finishing sixth in the Mass Mutual Eastern Division is an underachievement. Before the first game of the season, many […]Read more "Three reasons why the Flyers missed the playoffs in 2020-21"
It’s the end of the Philadelphia Flyers 2020-2021 season. Which players were recognized for their efforts in the team awards? The annual team awards announcement took place before the Philadelphia Flyers began their season finale. Finishing sixth in the Mass Mutual Eastern Division, the Flyers had their ups and downs this season. Starting the season […]Read more "Philadelphia Flyers team awards: A closer look at the winners & runners up"
The NHL Player Safety committee has suspended the Philadelphia Flyers’ Shayne Gostisbehere for two games, highlighting leaguewide nepotism. As the Pittsburgh Penguins put the finishing touches on the Philadelphia Flyers, a moment of frustration sparked controversy throughout the league. Mark Friedman, formerly on the Flyers roster this season, was shoved from behind after scoring an […]Read more "Suspending Flyers’ Gostisbehere Highlights NHL Nepotism"
The Philadelphia Flyers used the dump-and-chase method to limited success over the last decade. The philosophy needs a makeover. Possession is nine-tenths of the law. The influence to shift the paradigm is controlled by who possesses the power. Usually, to wield power, a complete evolution must happen. Previously, I criticized Michel Therrien in detail. His […]Read more "Flyers Need to Reset Their Technique and Evolve Past Dump and Chase"
If the Philadelphia Flyers are to find success on the power play, they will have to evolve their strategy with or without Michel Therrien. At a conversion rate of 19.46%, the Flyers’ power play is below the NHL average this season. This shortcoming intensifies when most teams are playing above the league average with a […]Read more "Evolution Says Flyers must move on from Michel Therrien"
There is a difference between competition and professionalism. The Philadelphia Flyers must find a way to compete professionally. In dissecting championship teams, the ones who achieve the most postseason success are often full of bonafide leaders. Annual success starts with intelligent front office decision-making and finishes with player execution. Before the 2019-2020 season, the Philadelphia […]Read more "The Philadelphia Flyers Must Compete On A Professional Level"
Fishing for a trade is dangerous before the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft. Chuck Fletcher and the Flyers deserve praise for their patience. Thirst makes decisions seem better than they often are. Millennials, such as myself, understand “thirst” attached to a negative connotation. How does this relate to hockey? Thankfully, the NHL trade deadline has passed. […]Read more "Why The Flyers Were Smart To Avoid A Big Splash At The Trade Deadline"