After advancing to the second round of the NHL playoffs, the Flyers ran into a brick wall. Alain Vigneault’s triumphant first season in Philadelphia ended in game 7 heartbreak against the Islanders. Rebounding from that was the motive for the following offseason, but sometimes the best thing to say is nothing at all. The Flyers […]Read more "The Flyers are primed to pick up where they left off last season"
On Tuesday, the Flyers released their final roster for the 2021 season, naming Ivan Provorov as one of their four Alternate Captains. According to the press release, Provorov will serve as the permanent Alternate Captain for home games. The announcement comes a day before “Provy’ and the Flyers open their season against hated Pittsburgh Penguin […]Read more "Alternate Captain Ivan Provorov will step up as a leader for the Flyers"
The last time Flyers fans got to see former second-overall pick Nolan Patrick on the ice was in a 6-2 loss to Dallas during the 2018-19 campaign. He registered an assist that game, capping a 31-point season. It’s been a long road for the 22-year-old center, who has battled hard against a migraine condition over […]Read more "Flyers teammates are excited to see Nolan Patrick back on the Ice"
Last season, Phil Myers was the subject of one of my first pieces covering the Flyers from the practice facility in Voorhees. At that time, Myers had recently been called up from Lehigh Valley and was on a tear. He shared his disappointment in starting the season in the AHL. “Yeah, I was really disappointed […]Read more "Is Phil Myers ready to go from UDFA to top-line defender?"
Mandatory Photo Credit: Alex McIntyre A quick search of 2020 Philadelphia Flyers trade rumors will reveal opinions as to why or why not Patrik Laine should be acquired. One reason why the Flyers and Winnipeg Jets never agreed to a deal for Laine is the number of assets Philadelphia would have to give away. From […]Read more "Analyzing the Flyers’ Trade Rumor For Maple Leafs’ William Nylander"
Mandatory Photo Credit: Alex McIntyre In 2019-2020, the Philadelphia Flyers had a lot of working parts that were firing on all cylinders during the regular season. Securing a spot in the 2020 NHL Stanley Cup playoffs had a lot to do with the work of the Flyers defense and goaltending. Ivan Provorov is a top […]Read more "The 2019-20 Flyers’ Defense was Top 10"
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"