Found May 21, 2012 on The Hockey Guys:
Image courtesy of ESPN By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Flyers have made their first offseason move, signing 2011 7th round pick Derek Mathers of the OHL’s Peterborough Petes to a three-year entry-level contract. The 6’3”, 227 pound right-winger wore the “A” for the Peterborough Petes last season before being sent up to the Adirondack Phantoms as they made their last-minute playoff push. Mathers recorded 9G 8A for 17 points in 65 games with the Petes and went scoreless with the Phantoms in 9 games. Mathers is a tough, gritty player, never lacking in energy and never willing to back down from a fight. He recorded 177 PIM in the OHL last season and 26 in the AHL. Flyers fans can think of Mathers as a larger version of forward Zac Rinaldo. Dustin Leed (@D_LEED) of The Hockey Guys was able to obtain some information about Mathers from Petes GM Dave Reid last year. Said Reid, “Derek has excellent skills and a very good head for the game. He enjoys the physical part of the gam...

Philadelphia Flyers must clear cap space to make changes

The Flyers haven’t ruled defenseman Chris Pronger out for next season, but there little evidence to suggest he will return. Severe post-concussion syndrome threatens to end his NHL career.Should Pronger sit, Philadelphia would gain $5 million in salary cap space once the season begins. That possibility could inspire the Flyers to spend to the cap limit this summer while taking...

Giroux, JVR Among Flyers Requiring Surgeries

Claude Giroux was among 5 Philadelphia Flyers who needed surgery to repair various ailments. Giroux had both of his wrists operated on. After much delay, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren finally addressed the Flyers’ injury situation. Some names on the list were surprises, some names not on the list were surprises. Here is the list of players who had injuries that required surgery. Claude...

Having both his wrists in casts didn’t stop Claude Giroux from dominating beer pong

Flyers center Claude Giroux has both his wrists in casts after having surgery on both of them shortly after his team’s season ended, but that hasn’t kept himself from enjoying some beer pong. The team’s leading scorer apparently entertained guests both days over the weekend and played some beer pong with them. A girl who goes by the name Alexandra on Twitter shared the picture...

Surgery On Both Wrists Won’t Stop Claude Giroux From Winning In Beer Pong

Flyers forward Claude Giroux had surgery as his off season began, but he wasn’t about to let it bother him. To be specific he had double wrist surgery and according to his doctor he needed ‘six weeks of recovery before he can resume activities.’ Activities that were not apparently listed included beer pong. Check out a shot above from Claude’s weekend festivities. Via...

Claude Giroux Can Still Play Beer Pong With Surgically Repaired Wrists

Flyers stud center Claude Giroux isn’t a household name to most of you because the NHL is still relegated to the NBC Sports Network and most of you guys could care less about hockey. However, in Philly, Giroux is quickly becoming one of the city’s most recognizable athletes. 93 points this year, two surgically repaired wrists and the guy can get right back onto the beer pong...

Flyers Potential Free Agent Break Down

Jaromir Jagr leads the list of unrestricted free agents that the Flyers will have to make decisions on. Some people consider anything less than a Stanley Cup victory a failure for the Philadelphia Flyers. While they may have fallen short of the ultimate prize, the Flyers had a good season, and the future is certainly bright for the young and talented team. But when this team comes...

Phantoms Coach Patterson Fired

Phantoms head coach Joe Patterson has been relieved of his duties after one and a half years with the club. | Photo courtesy Philly Sports Daily   By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Flyers announced Tuesday afternoon via press release that they have released head coach Joe Patterson of his duties just one and a half years after taking over the team. Patterson joined the...
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