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By David Strehle
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In the post-lockout NHL, the Philadelphia Flyers have consistently possessed one of the deepest stables of forwards in the League. Seemingly always included in the ensemble are an impressive number of scorers, providing the team with a potent arsenal for their attack.
In late-summer, many NHL insiders considered the consequences to Paul Holmgren’s off-season moves, and speculated that there may just be big trouble in Philadelphia this year. The sweeping overhaul up front changed the very makeup of the group.
Some even speculated that there could be a domino affect caused by the expected decrease in his team’s scoring ability, which could foster the beginning of the end of Holmgren’s GM position with the Flyers.
(Photo credit: Len Redkoles / NHLI, via Getty Images)
Borne out of a glaring need to rectify a continued deficiency in the club’s net, Holmren traded away two very proven goal-scoring commodities in Mike Richards and
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The best team in Philadelphia moved to 3-0 last night with a 5-4 win over the defending Western Conference Champion Vancouver Canucks.
Last night as a pretty sloppy game, with a lot of special teams play. 18 year-old rookie forward Sean Couturier logged over 6 minutes in short-handed ice time in the third period, only matched by Max Talbot. With so many penalties, this was a game...
The Philadelphia Flyers will square off against the Los Angeles Kings tonight in an early season hockey clash. Tonight doesn't just represent an opportunity for the Flyers to go 4-0 to start a season for the 1st time since 1995, it is also a battle against the past of the Flyers organization.
The most obvious figure of the past for the Flyers is Mike Richards. Richards is the...
During the hockey game between the Philadelphia Flyers and Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday night, the Flyers ran the above commercial, titled “Hockey Fights Cancer,” on their Jumbotron. The video features hockey players imploring fans to help them raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. When the video ran, a number of Flyers fans booed upon seeing rival hockey...
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By: Tyler J. Altemose (@HockeyGuyTy)
Starting today I’ll be publishing a prospect report every Friday on those players within the Flyers farm system. I’ll be taking a look at the kids in the CHL (QMJHL/OHL/WHL), Europe, the ECHL and the...
By Anthony Mingioni
The Philadelphia Flyers, off to a season opening three game winning streak, are in preparations to host the Los Angeles Kings on Saturday night.
Much will be made of the return of the team’s former captain, Mike Richards, returning to the only home ice he has ever known in his professional career. And rightfully so, as Richards enjoyed some excellent seasons...
Next time you see a rival team's star on your scoreboard, you might want to think twice before booing. They might be speaking as part of an anti-cancer campaign by the league. Unfortunately, Philadelphia Flyers fans chose to boo first and ask questions later when Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Ryan Miller popped up on the team's video board, according to Puck Daddy. "...
Even the most casual of hockey fans knew that Wednesday night was going to be a wild ride. The Philadelphia Flyers couldn’t have asked for a better opponent to open up against at home than the defending Western Conference Champs, the Vancouver Canucks. The new-look Flyers had their second test in their third [...]
By David Strehle (@David_Strehle)
In a game marred by 15 total power plays, the lack of discipline shown early in the season by Philadelphia Flyers skaters continued – and this time it cost them the game.
Johnson celebrates his game-winner in overtime. (Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)
Jack Johnson scored a power play goal at the 1:39 mark of overtime – just two...
Under the visor, Mike Richards still looks the same. It's the rest of his makeover that still seems out of place as he prepares for his Philadelphia homecoming. He wears No. 10 instead of 18 and the "C" has been stripped from his jersey. Oh yeah, the jersey. Gone is the orange and black of the Philadelphia Flyers.