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By David Strehle NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor
When the Philadelphia Flyers selected center Sean Couturier with the eighth-overall pick in this past June’s entry draft, they knew they were getting a very good player. He had been ranked the first-overall prospect at one point before contracting mononucleosis, at which time his spot in the Central Scouting Bureau’s rankings went into a free fall.
Only time will tell just how good of a player the 18-year-old rookie will develop into eventually, but he’s looked like anything but a youngster in the first 14 games of the season.
After a strong showing in training camp and exhibition games, head coach Peter Laviolette showed his confidence in Courturier from day one. He saw significant ice time in the final five minutes of a 2-1 victory over the Boston Bruins on opening night – including the last minute of regulation – all the while protecting a one-goal lead.
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Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger will make his return to the lineup Wednesday against Tampa Bay - and he'll be wearing a visor.Pronger grudgingly agreed to don the shield after suffering an eye injury that could have been much worse. Pronger was clipped by the stick of Mikhail Grabovski on a follow-through of a shot back on Oct. 24 against Toronto.He missed six games...
The Philadelphia Flyers have secured one of their key young players, signing defenseman Braydon Coburn to a four-year extension worth $18 million.Coburn has three assists and a plus-one rating in 14 games so far this season.An eighth overall pick of the Atlanta Thrashers in 2003, Coburn was dealt to the Flyers in 2007 for fellow blue liner Alexei Zhitnik.The 26-year-old Saskatchewan...
According to GM Paul Holmgren, the Flyers have agreed on a multi-year contract extension with defenseman Braydon Coburn.
Tim Panaccio also reported that the deal is for four years, $18 million.
In other Flyers news, Chris Pronger will play tonight. Great news for a Flyers team that looks completely different on defense without their captain.
The Flyers announced today that they have officially signed defenseman Braydon Coburn to a four-year, $18 million contract extension. The signing was first broken by the twitter account “@NHLFreeagents” last night, but was confirmed by Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly today.
Coburn is one of two defensemen that was set to be an unrestricted free agent next [...]
By David Strehle
NHL Hot Stove Managing Editor
Amid a huge shake up in team chemistry this summer, some things have remained a constant for the Philadelphia Flyers. There is a report today from CSNPhilly’s Tim Panaccio via twitter that the club made a move to keep a part of their defensive core intact, signing Braydon Coburn to a four-year, $18 million contract...
The Philadelphia Flyers have been getting goals from a number of players.
The possible return of captain Chris Pronger could make them even more dangerous.
Philadelphia looks to continue its best road start in 18 years Wednesday night when it faces the Tampa Bay Lightning, who are going for their first five-game home winning streak since 2007-08.
With eight players scoring in...
The Philadelphia Flyers re-signed defenseman Braydon Coburn to a multi-year contract extension Wednesday.
VOORHEES, N.J. -- Jaromir Jagr's impact in Philadelphia has been felt inside the dressing room, on the ice, and up and down the Flyers' lineup.
Claude Giroux is off to the best start of his young career. Scott Ha...
I realize that the name of this blog is Talk’n Hawks, and normally that is all that I do. However, while just watching the Tampa Bay Lightening against the Philadelphia Flyers, (on Versus) I saw something that made me sick.
Tampa Bay went into a VERY passive 1-3-1 defense. By passive, I mean that the closest player was almost at center ice. To combat this, the Flyers defensemen...