Early Tuesday morning, the Washington Capitals announced they had hired Peter Laviolette as their next head coach. An all-to familiar face to the city of Philadelphia, Lavy now becomes the enemy. The man who took the Flyers to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010 as an interim coach, Lavy was beloved by the Philadelphia fanbase. […]Read more "The Addition of Peter Laviolette Bolsters an Already Strong Metropolitan Division"
We see it almost every year. There’s one player on the Stanley Cup winning team that has a sub-par season, but goes on a tear during the playoffs. The Bryan Bickell’s and Nick Bonino’s of the world won’t wow you during the regular season, but do just that come playoff time. Almost every Stanley Cup […]Read more "Is Scott Laughton Destined to Become the Next Playoff Darkhorse?"
Ah, it’s back. After a brutal 7-1 loss in Pittsburgh at the end of October, Philadelphia (26-17-6) has been awaiting the return of the Penguins (31-13-5) in South Philadelphia. Coming off of a tough 4-1 loss at home against the Montreal Canadians, the Flyers bounced back. Led by Travis Konecny’s two goals, Philadelphia roared past […]Read more "The rivalry is back in Philly, but so is Sidney Crosby…"
Before the beginning of this game, the Philadelphia Flyers seemed like they would match up to the Pittsburgh Penguins. Brian Elliott got the start for the Flyers in the net in a head to head battle against a stellar goaltender, Matt Murray. With the effort that Elliott had been showing, there was a feeling of […]Read more "The Hat Trick: Penguins Glide By The Flyers"
Let’s take a poll here. Raise your hand if you’ve ever yelled, “Shoot!” at Jakub Voracek when he gets a good look. Ok, now put them down. Now, raise your hand if you think Voracek doesn’t shoot enough. Keep them up during the length of time it takes you to read this article, because you […]Read more "Flyers Myth Busters: Does Jake Voracek need to shoot more?"
News broke Monday afternoon that the Flyers had signed restricted free agent Travis Sanheim to a two-year deal worth $6.5 million, making $3.25 million annually. A bridge deal, but nonetheless, a deal. The 6’3”, 181lb defender has a positive outlook for the future, and where this team is headed under General Manager Chuck Fletcher. “I’m […]Read more "Why Travis Sanheim’s Deal with the Flyers is Better than you think"
News broke early Friday afternoon that the Flyers had shipped defenseman Radko Gudas to the Washington Capitals, in exchange for Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas. The Flyers get a blueliner capable of soaking up top 4 minutes, while the Caps get a bottom pairing defenseman with less term and less of a cap hit. On paper, […]Read more "Breaking down the Flyers’ trade for Matt Niskanen"
Sure, we can all say it. The Flyers are still making a push for the Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s exciting, the prospect of making it to the playoffs, because anything can happen when the series’ start. However, let’s not get too excited. The teams that will likely represent the Eastern Conference are playing pretty well, […]Read more "Flyers Playoff Hopes Dim, According to Past Schedule"
Three weeks ago, I delved into the topic of special teams and how they looked this year compared to last. Is the Flyers special teams unit better or worse than it was in 2017? After the last eight games, it only seems right to take a look at how the Flyers have fared over the […]Read more "Revisiting the Flyers’ special teams units three weeks later"
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"