Today, at 3pm, the NHL froze rosters ahead of the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft protection deadline. Earlier this week, Chuck Fletcher mentioned how most teams would prefer to wait until after the expansion draft to make trades. He must have crossed his fingers on all of us because the GM made a power move for […]Read more "Flyers bring an end to the Nolan Patrick era in trade for Ryan Ellis"
The Philadelphia Flyers suffer from a version of option paralysis. In this version, options are more limited than ever. Before the 2021 NHL Expansion Draft, the Flyers must optimize their protection lists to take minimal damage. At the 2021 NHL Entry Draft, Philadelphia needs to weigh the option of trading a package of assets for […]Read more "Would trading Nolan Patrick for Jesse Puljujarvi make sense?"
A new favorite emerges amidst Aatu Raty’s descent from the draft’s top prospect. Now, the Philadelphia Flyers can gamble for a superstar. I’ve been sold on Mason McTavish to the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2021 NHL Entry Draft since I put out my first-round target article almost a month ago. A month later, I’m hoping […]Read more "Should the Flyers Gamble On Aatu Raty in Round One of the 2021 NHL Draft?"
Someone call PETA, because this horse has been beaten to death. In all seriousness, there’s a million different ways to interpret what’s happening with Nolan Patrick right now. Does he not care? Is he just not good anymore? Why isn’t he as good as we wanted him to be? Some fair, others not, all questions […]Read more "Why is there so much negativity surrounding Nolan Patrick’s situation?"
Let’s get something out of the way here. This scenario that we’re about to delve into is only applicable if the Flyers decide to re-up with Nolan Patrick. There’s no inside information here, there’s no “my sources say,” type of you-know-what. This is straight opinion-based, followed up with a little bit of logic. Now that […]Read more "Nolan Patrick’s value is higher at the deadline versus right now"
The Philadelphia Flyers fanbase loves to panic. Here’s why it is still too early to panic about Nolan Patrick rebounding his career: When a draft pick doesn’t work out to the expectations set, the notion of a player being awful becomes universally accepted. That’s not always the case. A once touted prospect can still carve […]Read more "Should the Flyers double down on Nolan Patrick one more time?"
As the 2021 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs continue, it’s time to evaluate the 2020-2021 Philadelphia Flyers, starting off with the forwards. Flyers Forwards Claude Giroux (B+) His critics never cease to amaze me. Claude Giroux has finished within the top five of team scoring for about a decade. Someone out there, arbitrarily screaming at a […]Read more "Philadelphia Flyers 2020-21 report card: Forwards edition"
Three Philadelphia Flyers debuted in 2020-2021 at the center position. Which one could replace Nolan Patrick if he leaves this offseason? Since the season finale victory over the New Jersey Devils, I’ve outlined failsafe options regarding Nolan Patrick. There are affordable free agents for around likely $1.5mil or less who could fill in. Before the […]Read more "Three Flyers who could replace Nolan Patrick next season"
Previously, we discussed three unrestricted free agents to replace Nolan Patrick Could the Philadelphia Flyers trade Patrick instead? Read the room. The opinion to move Nolan Patrick away from the Philadelphia Flyers seems popular. Whether accomplished by trade or not extending his contract, some have called it a day on the former first-round pick. Before […]Read more "Three players the Flyers should target in a Nolan Patrick trade"
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"