The Flyers hosted the Carolina Hurricanes in a Metropolitan Division showdown Tuesday night. The Hurricanes come out flying, putting 14 shots on Flyer’s goalie Carter Hart, who was phenomenal. The Flyers weathered a first-period storm surge and won the game 4-1. Here are a few takeaways and observations from the Flyers’ win. Matt Niskanen is […]Read more "What we learned in the Flyers win against the Canes"
Another year, another 82 games where this defense just isn’t going to cut it. Suffice to say, fans are getting used to this. That’s not a good thing. Too often, the Flyers have iced sub-par defense. Too often, it’s been their downfall. This year is no different, but it needs to be. The Season Thus […]Read more "What’s going on with the Flyers Blundering Blue Line?"
With the Flyers blueline taking shape, things are becoming pretty clear. What’s not so clear is the Flyers plans for oft-injured defenseman Samuel Morin. With eight defensemen assumedly on the roster at this point, where does Morin fit? Chances are, he doesn’t. It’s not the worst-case scenario. Too often, Morin has been sidelined with an […]Read more "Flyers Contingency Plan for the Blueline"
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"
In this brief episode of Pod Street Bullies, the guys touch on the recent Radko Gudas for Matt Niskanen trade and the long awaited buyout of Andrew MacDonald. Additionally, they talk about whether Chuck Fletcher is done wheeling’ and dealing’. This podcast and previous episodes can be found on iTunes, Spotify, and Spreaker. Pod Street […]Read more "Listen⎮POD STREET BULLIES (Flyers Podcast): Buyouts and Trades, Oh My!"
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"
The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired 32-year-old defenseman, Matt Niskanen, from the Washington Capitals in exchange for Radko Gudas. In addition to obtaining Niskanen, the Flyers will retain part of Gudas’s salary for the 2019-20 season. Niskanen has played 12 seasons in the NHL, the last five with the Capitals. Last season he recorded eight goals […]Read more "Instant Analysis: Flyers Acquire Matt Niskanen from Capitals"
After Radko Gudas was handed a 10-game suspension on November 19, 2017 for a slash to the neck of Mathieu Perreault, he knew he had to change his style of play. He had to change his game entirely from a physical-solid defenseman, to a defenseman first, but know when to be physical. It has taken […]Read more "Radko Gudas has emerged as a key defenseman for the Flyers"
Speculation is running rampant, and rightfully so. The Flyers are in a precarious position, sitting just 6 points out of the last Eastern Conference wildcard spot. After a dreadful first half to the season, the Flyers seem to have righted the ship, but that shouldn’t skew general manager Chuck Fletcher’s frame of mind come the […]Read more "Ranking the Flyers players most likely to be dealt by NHL trade deadline"
A mere month and a half ago, December 17th, the Philadelphia Flyers were sitting in dead last in the Eastern Conference of the NHL. They had just lost their last 4 games in a row and were 3-8-3 over their last 14 games. Flyers fans were clamoring for change, and it came in a big […]Read more "Should the Flyers be buyers or sellers at this year’s trade deadline?"