R. J. Umberger Trade Starting To Pay Off For Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has made nine trades since he was promoted to his current position in the summer of 2014. Eight of them were player trades, and an argument could be made that Hextall won all of them except for his first trade. About a month after taking his general manager role, Hextall shipped fan favorite Scott Hartnell to Columbus for former Flyer...
Via The Hockey Writers
6 hours ago

Gostisbehere Long Shot For Calder Trophy

The Philadelphia Flyers have had an incredible season, backed by the exceptional play of rookie defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere. Even with his play, he is still a long shot to win the Calder Trophy. The Philadelphia Flyers have never had a Calder Trophy winner, and that won’t change this year even after the great season defenseman […] Philadelphia Flyers: Gostisbehere Long Shot...
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2 days ago

Revisiting the Hiring of Flyers Coach Dave Hakstol

The NHL coaching vacancy list grew on Monday with the firing of Calgary head coach Bob Hartley. That marks three teams that have fired their coaches upon season's end -- Ottawa dismissed Dave Cameron and Anaheim fired Bruce Boudreau earlier this offseason. With three teams looking for new head coaches, the Flyers are approaching the one-year anniversary of the hiring of Dave Hakstol...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

How Flyers Should Handle Upcoming RFA’s

The Philadelphia Flyers have five upcoming restricted free agents on their current roster. They also have five players who are restricted free agents but are considered non-roster players. Dealing with RFA’s is always an interesting task for General Managers to handle. There are so many things to consider. Does that player deserve an extension and substantial pay increase? Do they...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Shayne Gostisbehere named Calder Trophy finalist

(Flyerdelphia/Kate Frese) Shayne Gostisbehere enjoyed one of the best seasons for a rookie in Flyers franchise history, and now has something else to show for it. The 23-year-old blueliner now has a chance to do what no Flyers has done before and win the Calder Trophy, at this year's NHL Awards on June 22. Gostisbehere joins Edmonton Oilers prodigy Connor McDavid and Chicago...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 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...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Does Andrew MacDonald have a future with Flyers?

Kate Frese/Flyerdelphia With the Philadelphia Flyers season at an end, there are a variety of questions surrounding the future of many players. Possibly the most interesting fate revolves around defenseman Andrew MacDonald. After losing de facto No. 1 defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a season-ending wrist injury in February, he was replaced by MacDonald. Reviews of MacDonald’s...
Via Flyerdelphia
7 days ago  |  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...
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Brayden Schenn suspended three games next season for hit on T.J. Oshie

Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended three games next season by the NHL for his hit to the head of T.J Oshie. The dangerous hit occurred in Game 6 of the Flyers first-round series playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Oshie corralled the puck behind the Flyers goal, and Schenn, with a full head of steam, charged at him and left his feet to make...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers F Schenn suspended for 3 games for charging

NEW YORK (AP) Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended by the NHL for three games for a high hit on Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie. The punishment was announced by the league's department of player safety on Tuesday. Schenn will miss the first three games of the 2016-17 season. The charging incident occurred at 14:24 of the second period in Philadelphia...
Via Associated Press
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers finish another empty season without Stanley Cup

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Just as it has in every season since winning it all in 1975, Philadelphia heads home without a Stanley Cup. Under rookie coach Dave Hakstol, the Flyers were never expected to contend. But the vanishing act by the their top goal scorers in the six-game playoff series loss to the top-seeded Washington Capitals left the Flyers wondering if they could have gone deeper...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers troll themselves with amazing 'Stay Classy, Philly!' shirts

The Philadelphia Flyers' plan to give fans commemorative light-up bracelets during a playoff game against the Capitals last week backfired horribly when the angry crowd reacted to losing the game by hurling the bracelets onto the ice repeatedly. Fans earned the team a delay of game penalty, and public address announcer Lou Nolan's pleas to stop went ignored. For Game 6 Saturday...
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12 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Dave Hakstol Shines in Philadelphia Flyers’ Game 4 Win

Following a horrific Game 3 performance that served as the worst loss thus far in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, it was do or die for the Philadelphia Flyers as they entered Game 4 against the Washington Capitals Wednesday night.  Goaltender Steve Mason, who was instrumental in the Flyers’ late season playoff push, has been less then stellar in the postseason giving up 4.09 goals per...
Via The Sports Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Can The Flyers Rebound From Costly Mistakes?

Think about your favorite team. It's the team you support during both good times and bad times, and the team that ignites your passion and undying love for sports. It's the team that allows you to momentarily escape the realities of life and enter an idealized realm, where victories make you feel invincible and losses seems like the end of the world. Now, answer this question: would...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Franchise Hopes to Rebound from Embarrassing Game 3 Loss

Monday’s Game 3 matchup between the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals began with great promise.  After failing to claim victory in either of the series’ first two games, the Flyers were back in the comfort of the Wells Fargo Center, looking to gain some ground on the reigning Presidents’ Trophy winners.  Fans were provided bracelets to honor Ed Snider, and the team...
Via The Sports Journal
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers react to fans throwing bracelets during lopsided loss

One day after some grumpy Philadelphia Flyers fans thought it was a good idea to hurl bracelets on the ice to show their displeasure during the team's 6-1 loss, the Flyers expressed their "sincere regret" for those fans' actions."It's a passionate fan base," goalie Steve Mason told reporters, via on Tuesday, "but you can be passionate without doing things like that."Fans...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL Playoffs 2016: Philadelphia Flyers fans outraged, cause penalty

Philadelphia Flyers fans have developed a bit of a reputation. In typical Philly, passion, Flyers fans have shown themselves to be a bit aggressive. Earlier in the season they chanted, “She said no,” at Blackhawks winger Patrick Kane in the wake of a now dropped rape allegation. The latest development in Philly aggression comes from their team’s playoff struggle. The Flyers...
Via Campus Sports Net
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers penalized after fans throw bracelet giveaways on ice

The Philadelphia Flyers honored their late owner Ed Snider by having a moment of silence before their playoff game against the Washington Capitals on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. They also handed out memorial bracelets to their fans. Unfortunately, many of those bracelets hit the ice after a brawl that broke out in the third period which resulted in multiple Flyers penalties...
Via The Comeback
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers fans hurl commemorative wristbands on ice during lopsided loss

The Philadelphia Flyers suffered a 6-1 loss to the Capitals on Monday, leaving them one loss from being eliminated. As you can imagine, this didn't sit well with Philadelphia fans.As the game was drawing to a close, some fans decided to express their displeasure by hurling wristbands onto the ice. One of the wristbands, which were given out to honor late founder Ed Snider, hit Capitals...
Via Fox Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Humiliating goal allowed by Mason helps put Flyers in 2-0 hole vs. Caps

WASHINGTON — Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Steve Mason craned his neck toward the ceiling in utter dismay. The puck that came sliding down the ice from beyond the red line somehow went between his legs and nestled in the net behind him.Many of the Washington Capitals fans who didn't even see the puck go in started taunting him with chants of "Ma-son."There was nothing Mason could...
Via Associated Press
19 days ago  |  Discuss

NHL postseason opening round quick hits: Capitals vs. Flyers

VitalsPhiladelphia: (41-27-14) 5th in Metropolitan DivisionWashington: (56-18-8) 1st in Metropolitan DivisionSeason SeriesWashington took three of four meetings between the two teams this season, dropping the final bout 2-1 in the shootout at Wells Fargo Center on March 30.Looking at the MatchupThe 2016 Presidents' Trophy winners handily beat the underdogs from Philly on paper in...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoffs? The Philadelphia Flyers are Ready

After navigating the grueling regular season, the NHL’s top 16 teams are preparing for the 2016 race for the Stanley Cup.  The first round begins Wednesday with the Detroit Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning set to square off at 7 p.m.  One of the most intriguing matchups, however, will commence Thursday when the Philadelphia Flyers travel to the Verizon Center for a showdown...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers founder Ed Snider dies at age 83

Philadelphia Flyers founder and Comcast Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider died early Monday morning at the age of 83 due to complications related to bladder cancer. The Flyers confirmed the news Monday morning, which included a statement from Comcast Chairman and CEO Brian Roberts. “This is a very sad day for Ed’s family, the Flyers, Comcast Spectacor and his many fans in Philadelphia...
Via The Comeback
25 days ago  |  Discuss

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