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Flyers Make Questionable Move in Round One

Ron Hextall and the Philadelphia Flyers sat at their table at the First Niagara Center last night preparing to select 18th overall in the first round of the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Circumstances could not have looked better for the brass of the orange and black as they witnessed some highly regarded forward prospects slide down the draft board. By the time Philadelphia was on the clock...
Via The Hockey Writers
15 minutes ago

2016 NHL Draft Day 2 Preview: Active day Ahead for Flyers

Embed from Getty Images   With the first round complete on Friday night, Saturday shifts to the remaining six rounds, a place where the Flyers will find themselves very busy and right from the start. As a result of Friday's trade from 18 to 22, the Flyers landed the 36th overall pick, the sixth of the second round. That has them on the clock early in Day 2. They will be...
Via Flyerdelphia
55 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Select German Rubtsov #22 Overall

With the 22nd pick in the 2016 NHL Draft the Philadelphia Flyers selected German Rubtsov from the Russian Under-18 program. About German Rubtsov He’s a big centre with the ability to play at both ends of the ice – your prototypical two-way forward. He’s an intelligent player with the ability to create plays off the rush. As a playmaker, he uses his speed and his puck handling...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

2015/16 Season Review – Line 2

Having reviewed some of the underlying advanced stats, here’s a brief overview of what went on with the Philadelphia Flyers 2nd Line last season. Sean Couturier is a beast. He took on by far the worst defensive assignments, turned out positive possession statistics and scored at a higher even strength rate than Claude Giroux. Michael Raffl […] Philadelphia Flyers: 2015/16 Season...
Via Section215
21 hours ago

Flyers Sign Radko Gudas to multi-year extension

Photo from NHL.com If you’re a Flyers fan, you don’t exactly have good memories of June 23rd. It’s become a bit of a running gag among fans to expect a big heartbreaking trade on June 23rd. Jeff Carter and Mike Richards were traded on a June 23rd, James Van Riemsdyk was too, and Scott Hartnell. Thursday, as Flyers fans waited for a trade on the eve of the NHL Draft, The Flyers...
Via The Hockey Guys
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers ink physical defender Gudas to four-year, $13.4-million deal

Philadelphia fans have been known to enjoy when the Flyers have an edge or a feistiness to them, so there’s good reason why Radko Gudas became somewhat of a fan favorite for his take-no-prisoners style of play. And Flyers fans will be glad to know that Gudas isn’t going anywhere. It was announced Thursday evening that Gudas, 26, has signed a four-year deal to remain in Philadelphia...
Via The Hockey News
23 hours ago

Radko Gudas Extended for 4 Years

The Philadelphia Flyers’ General Manager Ron Hextall made his first meaningful off-season move (aside from casting off R.J. Umberger) re-signing defensive specialist – rough and tumble Radko Gudas. $1.5m Signing Bonus $2.5m (2016/17), $3.5m (2017/18), $3.4m (2018/19), $2.5m (2019/20) $3.35 Average Salary Cap Hit The signing has been met with a varying degree of negative and...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Philadelphia PowerPlay vs. Flyers Alumni 6/17/16

ASTON, PA: It has been a few weeks since the inaugural posting of “Casual Friday’s with CPC”, which means this second edition is long over-due. I am breaking my own rules this time around, as some of you are aware, this segment is dedicated to you loyal followers of Complete Philly Coverage, in which we ask you to write up a story about some of your favorite sports moments...
Via Complete Philly Coverage
1 day ago

Flyers sign Czech defenseman Radko Gudas to extension

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers signed Czech defenseman Radko Gudas to a multi-year contract extension Thursday. The 26-year-old Gudas had six goals and five assists in 76 games this past season, his first with the Flyers. He was second in the NHL with 304 hits, and second on the team with 157 blocked shots. Gudas acquired from Tampa Bay in March 2015. He has 12 goals...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Understanding their Draft tendencies

The fifty-fourth NHL draft will be held this coming weekend, and the Philadelphia Flyers have the 18th pick with the four defensive horsemen lying in wait.   As a result, conventional wisdom dictates the Philadelphia Flyers should select a winger in the draft this Friday, but the team already selected three wingers during last year’s […] Philadelphia Flyers: Understanding their...
Via Section215
1 day ago

Why the Flyers can take BPA and still improve areas of need

Last week, Ron Hextall announced that the Flyers will use the same philosophy they have for several seasons at the Draft and the take the best player available when their pick rolls around at 18th overall. In a draft that has some good forward prospects, the Flyers can certainly fill an area of need by drafting a forward. But as Hextall indicated, if a defenseman is there at 18...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

R.J. Umberger Bought Out by Philadelphia Flyers

Photo by Heather Barry/heathamurhie The 2015-16 season gave Flyers fans a glimpse of the young talent waiting in the prospect pool with Shayne Gostisbehere. A crop of young talent is just waiting to break onto the Flyers regular roster, but big contracts and declining players blocked their path. At the end of the season, the writing was on the wall for R.J. Umberger. On February...
Via The Hockey Guys
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers season opener set for Oct. 15 in Arizona, home opener Oct. 20

Embed from Getty Images   The full NHL schedule won't be released until tomorrow, but two dates on the Flyers 2016-17 schedule are official. The Flyers 2016-17 season will open in Arizona as the Flyers face the Coyotes on Saturday, Oct. 15. The Flyers will open the home portion of their schedule five days later on Thursday, Oct. 20, against the Anaheim Ducks. The 2016...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The rise and fall of R.J. Umberger

It’s been announced that R.J. Umberger will be put on waivers for the purpose of a buyout by the Philadelphia Flyers. The winger had hoped a return to the City of Brotherly Love would rejuvenate his career, but that wasn’t in the cards. While the career renaissance for Umberger didn’t take place, it should beg the question to fans and GM’s alike: Why do physical wingers...
Via Puck Drunk Love
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Philadelphia Flyers star Rick MacLeish dead at 66

Rick MacLeish, one of the more gifted Philadelphia Flyers from the Broad Street Bullies era, died Monday at the age of 66.The talented forward had battled meningitis.Via Flyers.nhl.com:With the passing of Rick MacLeish, the Flyers have lost one of their legends," said Flyers President, Paul Holmgren. "A good father, grandfather, teammate and friend, Rick will be missed by all who...
Via Fox Sports
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers would trade Neuvirth or Mason if the “deal was right”

The Philadelphia Flyers received outstanding goaltending in 2015-16 as Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth were among the best tandems in the NHL. The duo led the league with a .934 even strength save percentage and were a big reason why the Flyers squeaked into the playoffs. General manager Ron Hextall told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer that while he’d like to keep both...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Evgeny Medvedev arrested for suspicion of DUI

It was reported first by Sons of Penn that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. This is what Lower Moreland, PA police chief Pete Hanson had to say about the incident to NBC 10 news: “Medvedev was released from police custody this morning with pending charges from a stop that occurred in Lower Moreland, PA around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday...
Via Puck Drunk Love
April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Late Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider once kicked out Donald Trump for talking too much

Philadelphia Flyers founder and owner Ed Snider, died last week, leading to a number of tributes and eulogies and of course the sharing of various entertaining Snider anecdotes. Well, it has been revealed that Snider was ahead of his time in one important category: telling Donald Trump to shut up. At a celebration of the businessman’s life held at the Wells Fargo Center on...
Via The Comeback
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss
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