Carrying the correct depth players is crucial to achieving a deep playoff run. It’s no surprise that the teams with the deepest pools of talent across all positions are usually the ones to win championships. In the NHL, it’s specifically a trait for Stanley Cup champions. The playoffs are a time when depth players show […]Read more "Projecting the five players who will make the Flyers’ expanded playoff roster"
In the latest edition of Top Flyte, where Philly Sports Network brings you in-depth analysis of the greatest Philadelphia Flyers games of the 2019-20 season (in no particular order), we take a look at the October 9, 2019 matchup against the New Jersey Devils. This was the first meeting of the season between the Flyers […]Read more "Top Flyte: All Hart"
Ron Hextall’s fingerprints are still all over the Philadelphia Flyers. Look no further than the position that Hextall used to play when he dressed in orange and black. One season after the anomaly and horror of eight goaltenders being exhausted in 2018-2019, the Flyers solidified at the position. From Carter Hart to Alex Lyon, the […]Read more "Flyers goaltenders primed to shine in NHL playoffs"
As the Flyers begin preparing for training camp as a top four team in the East, many players can be credited for their success. However, one name that constantly gets overlooked is the $35 million man. Since his return to Philadelphia, James van Riemsdyk has been about as mediocre a player as you could imagine. […]Read more "James van Riemsdyk will be key to Flyers’ Playoff Success"
According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the Philadelphia Flyers will be in playoff action in a little over one month from now. The NHL GM’s had a meeting in which the following was concluded: A two-week training camp in respective hub cities will begin on July 23rd or 24th before playing one […]Read more "Instant analysis: NHL playoffs to begin on July 30th"
Over the last few prediction pieces, I’ve managed to narrow it down to the final four teams in this 24-team playoff format. After predicting the play-in, round-robin, quarter-final, and semi-final series, there are a couple of teams favorited to achieve a deep playoff run still in the mix. There are also a couple of surprise […]Read more "PSN Predicts the Playoffs: Eric’s Conference Finals and Stanley Cup Finals"
The 2019-2020 NHL season has been a special season for the Philadelphia Flyers. At the beginning of the season, the city was already buzzing after the hiring of Alain Vigneault. Oskar Lindblom showed just how productive of a hockey player he is on the ice and how strong of a human he is off the […]Read more "Flyers’ Lindblom, Vigneault, and Couturier Nominated for NHL Awards"
Decisions, decisions, decisions; Alain Vigneault is faced with tough ones immediately. At the onset of the round-robin tournament, arguably the biggest decision for Vigneault is figuring out how to scheme his goaltenders. Without fans, there is no such thing as a home-ice advantage in these 2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs. That’s the environment where Carter […]Read more "Scheming the Flyers Playoff Goaltending"
The NHL All Star game is controversial in itself. The concept of giving the best players of the first half of the season an honor for their great play is nice. However, some fans argue that the game is pointless, and can only lead to injury. One of the best parts of that all star […]Read more "Who would win a Philadelphia Flyers Skills Competition?"
The NHL announced today that formal training camps for the 24 teams entering this years’ unique playoff format will open on July 10th, just under one month from today. The full statement reads as follows: The National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and the National Hockey League (NHL) announced today that formal training camps (Phase […]Read more "NHL set a date for Training Camps to begin"