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Gostisbehere Will Bounce Back

A little over five years ago, Shayne Gostisbehere was nothing more than an undersized third round selection in the 2012 entry draft. Listed at 5’11” and 160 pounds, his chances of making the NHL were rather slim, but his explosive offensive style was too much to ignore at one point. NCAA Career and Frozen Four During his three NCAA seasons with  Union College, Gostisbehere...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Nolan Patrick Has an Infection in His FACE

Nolan Patrick, who underwent yet another abdominal hernia surgery just before the draft that we just found out about two weeks ago, was supposed to SKATE for the assembled media in Voorhees. Today. He won’t be doing that now. Were you the girl with a lip fungus who K-I-S-S-ed Nolan? We’d love to hear from you.
Via Crossing Broad
4 days ago

Futures of Claude Giroux, Nolan Patrick are Linked

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor  It didn’t matter who the Flyers selected with the second overall pick. With two clear prospects at the top of this season’s draft class and the miraculous jump the Flyers made from 13th to second to select one of them, there would be a link between the newly-drafted center and the current Flyers captain. We now know that pick to be...
Via Flyerdelphia
5 days ago

Contemplating Claude Giroux’s Future with Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers fans may be excited about the future, but how will the injection of young players impact Claude Giroux's future role with the team? By Dan Heaning, Sports Talk Philly staff writer  With the annual Flyers Development Camp concluding last week, fans were able to catch a glimpse of the franchise's future. Yet, when focusing ahead to potential better days, one...
Via Flyerdelphia
7 days ago

Are the Flyers a Playoff Team?

As the fourth season of Ron Hextall’s tenure as Philadelphia Flyers GM approaches, even the most patient fans have to be wondering when the team will reemerge as a perennial playoff contender. Hakstol himself called the playoffs a “clear expectation” in a recent radio interview with Zach Gelb on 920 The Jersey. Despite their ever-improving blue line (and because of the usual...
Via The Hockey Writers
9 days ago

Sean Couturier Overdue for Breakout Season

Every year it seems like it’s the same old story with Sean Couturier. Fans set their expectations for the young Philadelphia Flyers center and every year they are let down by his lack of production. Are the expectations for Couturier too high? Is he unable to produce at the NHL level? Or is there something that fans aren’t seeing? Stellar Junior Resume First off, Couturier...
Via The Hockey Writers
10 days ago

Crossing Broadcast: Feuds and Flyers

Kyle, Adam and Russ discuss Joel Embiid’s ongoing war with LaVar Ball, the Sixers and Celtics playing in London, Giancarlo Stanton, John Boruk’s move to covering the Flyers, and using video in media.   We recommend subscribing in Overcast, the best iOS podcast player, and using the Voice Boost and Smart Speed functions, which improve sound quality (for all shows) and speed...
Via Crossing Broad
10 days ago

Philadelphia Flyers developmental camp review

While NHL training camps likely won’t get underway until the start of September, the Philadelphia Flyers developmental camp is under full swing. Developmental camps aim to help younger players adjust to NHL life and get them acclimated with how professionals prepare for games and practice. Of course, it’s also another opportunity to see top prospects in action and battling with...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Flyers have a quiet but successful free agency

While it was known going into free agency that the Philadelphia Flyers wouldn’t be big spenders, Ron Hextall was still able to maximize the little cap space available wisely. When division rivals add superstars like the New York Rangers did with Kevin Shattenkirk, New York Islanders with Jordan Eberle, and the Columbus Blue Jackets with Artemi Panarin, it’s hard to stay put and...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Nolan Patrick has second abdominal surgery

Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers re-sign Jordan Weal to 2-year deal

Via Associated Press
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Flyers reloaded their forward prospects

At the NHL draft, the Philadelphia Flyers seemingly had a clear strategy: draft as many young forwards with as much potential as possible. Already loaded on defense with players that can make an impact as soon as next season at the NHL level, the Flyers had a clear dearth of forwards in their prospect pool. Apart from Oscar Lindblom who the Flyers struck gold on in the fifth round...
Via isportsweb.com
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers

Via Associated Press
June 23, 2017  |  Discuss

Flyers teammate says Neuvirth was feeling ill prior to collapsing

Michal Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during the first period of Philadelphia’s game against New Jersey on Saturday, causing great concern.There was a faceoff by the blue line with the Flyers up 1-0 on the Devils when the Flyers goalie just fell over backwards. Neuvirth was taken off the ice on a stretcher.After the period, Philly right winger Colin McDonald said Neuvirth was not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman thinks NHL participation at the Olympics has 'no positive impact'

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman still doesn’t think sending the league’s players to the Olympics matters.Jason Botchford of the The Province got this lovely quote from Bettman, where the commish said the NHL’s participation in the Olympics has had “no positive impact.” Bettman elaborated on his comments during a radio interview on Sportsnet. Foolishly, he called the events...
Via The Comeback
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Jakub Voracek follows through on promise, donates nearly 400 hats to children’s hospitals

Jakub Voracek is a certifiably good dude.Earlier this month, after Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds was thought to have scored a hat trick in a win against the Colorado Avalanche, many fans threw their lids on the ice in celebration.Ultimately, the goal didn’t complete the hat trick. Instead, it was ruled as Voracek’s, rendering the hat throwing premature. Voracek decided...
Via The Comeback
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss
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