FLYERS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Provorov scores 2, prevents 1 as Flyers beat Blackhawks 3-1

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Rookie defenseman Ivan Provorov scored two goals and prevented another to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Chicago Blackhawks 3-1 on Saturday. Provorov, 19, scored 31 seconds apart early in the second period to give the Flyers their fourth straight win. Brayden Schenn also scored and Steve Mason stopped 26 shots. Artemi Panarin scored his ninth of the season...
Via Associated Press
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

What Happened to Scott Laughton?

Among the regularly dressed Philadelphia Flyers forwards, there are four undrafted free agents (Matt Read, Michael Raffl, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Roman Lyubimov) plus former late draft picks in Chris VandeVelde (97th in ’05) and Dale Weise (111th in ’08). Sitting in the press box most nights, dressed in a suit rather than equipment is Scott Laughton, the 20th overall pick...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

Claude Giroux Scores Two Goals, Makes Me Look Great (Again)

Me, yesterday, after telling you that Claude Giroux got engaged: Prediction: G scores two goals tonight. G, last night: “Claude Giroux– he gets engaged, scores a couple goals and wins a game.” I don’t know why you’d read any other site!
Via Crossing Broad
1 day ago

Claude Giroux scores in OT, Flyers beat Senators 3-2

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) Claude Giroux scored his second goal of the game 40 seconds into overtime to give the Philadelphia Flyers a 3-2 victory over the Ottawa Senators on Thursday night. Michael Del Zotto also scored, and Steve Mason made 19 saves. The Flyers have won three in a row to improve to 12-10-3. Mike Hoffman and Ryan Dzingel scored Ottawa, and Mike Condon made 29 saves...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Small Steps for Flyers

The easiest way to describe the Philadelphia Flyers’ season to date is up-and-down. A win there, a loss here pattern has earned the team an 11-10-3 record through the first 24 games. Just looking at the schedule, Tuesday’s win was the first time Philly won back-to-back games in 10 contests, and have only won three games in a row once. During that stretch, the team had a three...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Just Who Are the 2016-17 Flyers?

Now that the Philadelphia Flyers are past the quarter pole of the 2016-17 regular season, the question fans and management alike are pondering is just what kind of team they are. In no way, shape, or form is the team a Stanley Cup contender. However, fans came into this season with the expectations that the Flyers would be more than the fringe playoff team they have been. So, what’s...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Flyers Come Out Firmly Against Woo

Leave it to the hardened, potato chip-stained, fun-hating beat writers to press the issue of woo-ing with the Flyers today. Overpaid gasbag Tim Panaccio, who hates it, specifically reports on the matter: Flyers say the "wooing" is bugging them, too. Voracek: “It’s childish … and really starting to piss me off. (CONT) — Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) November 30, 2016 ...
Via Crossing Broad
3 days ago

Philadelphia Flyers Rumors: Is it Time to Trade Mason or Neuvirth?

The Philadelphia Flyers started Anthony Stolarz on Sunday in a historic 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames. ‘Stolie’ is the first New Jersey-born goalie to start a game in the NHL. The Jackson, New Jersey native made his presence felt as he stopped 29 of 32 shots in his professional debut. That said, is it time the […] Philadelphia Flyers Rumors: Is it Time to Trade Mason or...
Via Section215
3 days ago

Gostisbehere, Mason lift Flyers over Bruins 3-2 in shootout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere scored in the ninth round of a shootout to give Philadelphia a 3-2 victory over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Steve Mason made 45 saves through overtime, and defenseman Michael Del Zotto and center Claude Giroux scored in regulation for the Flyers, who won their second straight to improve to 11-10-3. David Krejci and...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Mason Jar of Flyers

A week ago, I said this about Steve Mason: "Michal Neuvirth is out for over a month so it’s going to be Mason’s show. Perhaps the extra starts will help him get into a flow but he’s certainly in the 'desperate for starts' category for now." After Tuesday's big game, it's been three strong starts out of four. Mason made 38 saves in the 3-1 win against the Panthers and...
Via Razzball Hockey
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Lindros Changed Philadelphia Hockey Forever

I debated for a long time about how to write this piece. As a journalist you never want to include yourself in the article. And ideally, you’d like it to be free of bias (looking at you, Breitbart). After mulling it over, I decided the only fair way to produce this piece was to write it with the same joyful enthusiasm I felt 18 years ago. As a fan of hockey. As a fan of the Philadelphia...
Via The Sports Post
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers GM asked Eric Lindros to come out of retirement in 2012

Eric Lindros’ storied career was cut down by injuries, but if former Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren had his way, Lindros wouldn’t have exited the league so soon. After spending nearly a decade and a half in the NHL, Lindros retired in 2006-2007 at the age of 34. The former first overall pick was plagued with concussion injuries, so the early retirement didn’t...
Via Puck Drunk Love
20 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Claude Giroux makes Jaroslav Halak look silly in the shootout

Jaroslav Halak is reportedly on the trading block following comments from his agent, but his trade value may have taken a small step back when teams see how badly he was undressed by Claude Giroux in the shootout. At first, it looked like Halak had Giroux figured out, but soon it became clear Halak was completely bested. That’s just a filthy move.
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Flyers’ Radko Gudas had one of the best, most unique assists of the year

Radko Gudas could have a pretty decent career as a goalie if his current role as a defenseman for the Philadelphia Flyers doesn’t work out. The Flyers were trailing 4-2 in the second period to the Pittsburgh Penguins and were in the final few seconds of a power play when the Penguins made a final effort to clear their zone. Gudas kept the puck in the attacking zone three separate...
Via The Comeback
October 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Sam Gagner scores a goal so dirty you’ll need to take a shower afterwards

Yes, it is the preseason. That doesn’t mean that some highlights are already in mid-season form. When you are a human highlight reel like Sam Gagner, the preseason is never an excuse. The man just scores beautiful shootout goals. Last night against the Bruins, he gave us all a goal so nice, you have to view it twice. Pfft. He made it look easy, too! If Gagner’s first two games...
Via The Sports Daily
October 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Watch: Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere takes a skate blade to the face

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere is pretty lucky to have escaped a serious injury after a skate blade caught him on the face during his team’s matchup against the LA Kings. Gostisbehere, who was one of the most exciting rookies last season, was skating in his defensive zone when Kyle Clifford fell to the ice. Clifford’s skate swung up and caught Gostisbehere...
Via The Comeback
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Jakub Voracek skates through the Rangers to win it in OT

Hockey is most certainly a team game, but sometimes a great individual effort can completely overtake an opponent and decide the result. Such was the case when Jakub Voracek skated around all three Rangers on the ice in OT and sent Flyers fans home happy. That’s an incredible individual effort. It may just be the preseason, but Rangers fans aren’t going to be happy with how...
Via Puck Drunk Love
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Comcast to own 100 percent of Flyers after buying shares from Snider estate

The remaining shares of the Philadelphia Flyers not owned by Comcast are being sold…to Comcast. The Flyers ownership situation appears to be settled, as recently deceased Ed Snider’s remaining 24 percent share in Comcast Spectator properties will be purchased by Comcast, according to Sam Carchidi of Philly.com. It will be the first time in the Flyers’ 50-year history that...
Via The Comeback
September 22, 2016  |  Discuss
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