It’s no secret that the penalty kill units for the Flyers were pretty horrid this past season. They finished 26th out of 31 NHL teams, sometimes flirting with the bottom of the league in that category. When you dig a little deeper, you see just how bad these units really performed. The Flyers allowed 237 […]Read more "An Early Look at the Flyers Penalty Kill"
‘Tis the offseason, folks. Welcome to the land of rumors, speculation, and a whole lot of “what ifs.” Logic doesn’t always rule at this time of year, but we can dream, can’t we? In the spirit of dreaming, let’s talk about a player on the radar of the Philadelphia Flyers and their General Manager, Chuck […]Read more "Offer Sheet v. Trade: How do the Flyers acquire Jacob Trouba"
If there were a year where chaos was to reign supreme in the NHL during its offseason, this is the year. There are too many quality restricted free agents on the market for GM’s to just sit idly by and NOT do something about it. Brock Boeser, Brayden Point, Matthew Tkachuk, the list goes on. […]Read more "Three Restricted Free Agents the Philadelphia Flyers Should Target"
Monday night, the Flyers announced on their website that they had acquired Kevin Hayes for a 5th round pick in this year’s NHL Entry Draft. Chuck Fletcher, the team’s Executive Vice President & General Manager made the announcement. What this move does is give the Flyers exclusive negotiating rights with the 27-year-old center. Hayes was […]Read more "Instant analysis: Flyers acquire Kevin Hayes from the Winnipeg Jets"
The hot stoves are warming up, and the NHL trade deadline is getting closer by the day. With every day that passes, more rumors and speculation surface, putting fans on the edge of their seat to hear if a deal has been made or not. This is the holiday season for hockey fans, folks, and […]Read more "What past deadline deals tell us about the market for Flyers’ star Wayne Simmonds"
The Philadelphia Flyers still have a few games left in the month of December, but it’s never too early to look into the future and see how their opponents stack up over the coming January month. The Flyers play 13 games, 6 away and 7 at home, in the first month of the new year. […]Read more "January could be the toughest month yet for the Flyers"
Three weeks ago, I delved into the topic of special teams and how they looked this year compared to last. Is the Flyers special teams unit better or worse than it was in 2017? After the last eight games, it only seems right to take a look at how the Flyers have fared over the […]Read more "Revisiting the Flyers’ special teams units three weeks later"
We’ve heard the argument a thousand times over; Anthony Stolarz has too small of a sample size for us to believe he can be an NHL-caliber goalie. I’m here to say screw the small sample size, Stolarz has shown the fans, and hopefully Flyers’ brass enough for us to trust him at the NHL level. […]Read more "Anthony Stolarz is Michal Neuvirth’s ticket out of the Flyers goalie carousel"
It’s no secret, the Flyers have a hard time keeping their foot down when they have a lead. It’s not something new, but it is something that needs to be addressed. As recent as the game against San Jose, the Flyers held a 3-2 lead heading into the final period of the game. In typical […]Read more "The Philadelphia Flyers lack killer instinct"
Last years offseason was full of question marks. The two main conflicts had to do with the action behind the blueline. The Flyers had two open spots on defense, with three rookies vying for a position. They also had a gap in their crease, and needed a stopgap solution until kids like Carter Hart and […]Read more "Stopgap Solution: Was Brian Elliott the right guy for the Flyers goaltending job?"