Throughout the offseason so far, all attention has been placed squarely on the defense and how it might look next season. The forwards look to remain mostly the same, with the only additions coming from within the Philadelphia Flyers system. Before the 2020 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers’ goaltending situation was completely solved with Brian […]Read more "How will the Flyers defense look in 2020-2021?"
Chuck Fletcher quite possibly made his best move as Flyers general manager last summer, bringing in Matt Niskanen from the Washington Capitals. The goal was to bolster a subpar defensive unit from the 2018/19 campaign. What the Flyers got was much more than that. Niskanen brought a Stanley Cup pedigree, having won it in 2017/18 […]Read more "Matt Niskanen, the Gift That Keeps on Giving"
Chuck Fletcher’s first year as General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers has gone swimmingly. Signing key free agents, bringing in the proper mix of veterans on the blue line and up front, and adding valuable depth at the trade deadline. Fletcher has built a contender from top to bottom, and for the foreseeable future. Fletcher […]Read more "Chuck Fletcher Cashing in on Expiring Contracts"
The Philadelphia Flyers, who have a history of luck not favoring them, did not get any favors from the St. Patrick’s Day leprechauns. Just as the orange and black were cruising, accumulating 29 points since the All-Star break (tied-second), a devastating outbreak occurred worldwide. As we all know, the COVID-19 virus led to the cancellation […]Read more "Stabilizing the Blue Line: Flyers’ D-Men Shining During Hot Streak"
The Flyers play host to the Canadiens tonight in a winnable game against a struggling Habs team. Looking to make it three straight wins, Philly is starting to heat up at the right time. But just because the odds favor the orange and black, it doesn’t mean that this will be a walk in the […]Read more "Game preview: Flyers looking to stay hot against ailing Canadiens"
The Flyers were coming off three straight losses. It was the second time this season that they lost three in a row without getting a point. The Flyers came out and gave a great effort. For their effort, they stopped a Ducks team from coming in and stealing two points. Game Recap: First Period In […]Read more "Flyers Snap Losing Streak as they beat the Ducks 4-1."
Phil Myers is physically gifted, possessing size, strength, and speed. The Flyers recalled the 22-year-old defenseman from Lehigh Valley on Halloween, but although he possesses a unique physical skillset, it is his mental edge that gives him an advantage and given that he’s just 28 games into his NHL career, he is only going to […]Read more "How calling up Philippe Myers has stabilized the Flyers’ Blue Line"
The Flyers are off to their best start since 2011. On Tuesday, the Flyers practiced at The Skatezone, preparing for the Wednesday Night contest with the Metropolitan Division-leading, Washington Capitals. I was fortunate to attend the practice and share some observations. First of all, Head Coach Alain Vigneault is excited about the challenge. “We got […]Read more "Prepping for the Capitals: Observations from Flyers Practice"
The early part of the season has had its ups and downs for the beloved Flyers. We have seen some really good play coming from Travis Konecny and Oskar Lindblom. Other than those two, we have yet to see consistency throughout the lineup. This is my opinion as to how I would improve the Flyers […]Read more "Flyers Arm Chair GM – What the “Dope” would do."
November 2nd, 2019 may as well been Harold Ramis’ “Groundhog Day” for the Philadelphia Flyers and Toronto Maple Leafs. Sometimes, the NHL just works in strange, cruel ways where two teams who played similar games against different opponents meet each other and play the same game again. The Maple Leafs played the Washington Capitals before […]Read more "The Hat Trick: Flyers come up inches short in loss to Maple Leafs"