The Philadelphia Flyers nabbed Ryan Ellis and are in the hunt for Vladimir Tarasenko. Who will the Flyers make the backup goaltender? The calm before the storm happened when the Philadelphia Flyers sent Philippe Myers and Nolan Patrick to the Nashville Predators in exchange for Ryan Ellis. Per Anthony SanFilippo, he believes the Flyers could […]Read more "Exploring Candidates to Tandem With Flyers’ Carter Hart"
With playoff hockey in full swing, the Philadelphia Flyers are making moves to remind us that they still exist. Ian Laperriere was hired as the newest head coach of the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Sunday afternoon. Samuel Ersson signed his entry-level contract Thursday as well. If that wasn’t enough to make you go, “meh,” Felix Sandström […]Read more "Alex Lyon could be the perfect replacement for Felix Sandström on the Phantoms"
The Flyers made the announcement Thursday afternoon that they had signed Swedish goaltender Samuel Ersson to an entry-level contract. According to CapFriendly.com, the deal is worth $925k for three years. With the signing, the Flyers add even more depth to the goaltending position in North America. Kirill Ustimenko has one year remaining and is coming […]Read more "How the arrival of Samuel Ersson impacts the Flyers’ goaltender situation"
The Flyers will head into the weekend with some exciting news behind them. Goalie prospect Samuel Ersson has signed his entry level contract, becoming the third member of Philly’s 2018 Draft class to do so. Ersson is coming off of a second full season in Sweden’s SHL league with Brynas. He posted a 15-25-2 record […]Read more "Instant analysis: Flyers sign goalie Samuel Ersson to ELC"
For years the Flyers struggled with subpar goaltending. That all seems to have changed with the previous General Manager, Ron Hextall. I mean why not, he only was a star goaltender for the Flyers. Why wouldn’t he be able to boost his position? Well, what we learned is that Hextall had an eye for talent […]Read more "The Flyers’ Depth at Goaltending is a Good Problem to Have"
Who would have thought that the goaltending position would be a strength throughout the Flyers organization in the year 2019? That is exactly what has transpired. Thanks to brilliant drafting by former General Manager Ron Hextall, and Chuck Fletcher’s late-round steal of Roddy Ross this past draft. The goaltending problems that have haunted this proud […]Read more "Flyers Possess Promising Goalie in Samuel Ersson"
In this week’s “Flyers Prospects Mailbag” we touch on all sorts of good stuff. We look ahead to the upcoming draft, touch on the goalie situation, and discuss some prospects dealing with injuries this season. Let’s rock and roll! This certainly qualifies as a prospect question, my friend. The funny thing about this draft is […]Read more "Flyers Prospects Mailbag: Looking Ahead to the Draft"
You can never have enough quality goaltending. Though reliable NHL netminding begins and ends with Carter Hart, Philadelphia has an abundance of goalie prospects that can potentially transform into quality professional hockey players. Former Flyers General Manager, Ron Hextall, made a point to stockpile the franchise with promising goalie prospects, hoping to make a longlasting […]Read more "Flyers Prospect Watch: Goalie Prospects Aplenty"
In this week’s “Flyers Prospects Mailbag”, we do a lot of looking ahead to next season. With Philadelphia’s season all but lost, it makes us all feel a little better projecting some of the youth that will be with the big squad in 2019-20. Let’s get this party started! John, Out of Camp this Summer […]Read more "Flyers Prospects Mailbag: Which dark horse could be gunning for a call up next season?"
Welcome to “Flyers Prospect Stock Watch” a new monthly/bi-monthly prospect series from Philly Sports Network. This piece is dedicated to prospects within the Philadelphia Flyers farm system that have seen their stock rise or fall depending on recent performances. The first edition of this column will provide a slightly broader outlook than usual. A lot […]Read more "Flyers Prospect Stock Watch: January 2019"