In this weeks edition of the “feelgood Five” I look back at Simon Gagne’s return to Philadelphia. Gagne, a fan favorite, was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in July of 2010 as a move to free up money on the salary cap. Following his heroic performance in the 2010 playoffs, coming off a broken [...]
NHLTags: Cal HeeterErik GustafssonOliver LauridsenTeam SwedenClaude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read and Luke Schenn were four of the marquis players from the Philadelphia Flyers that participated in the 2013 IIHF World Championship.
As members of Team Canada, none of them returned home with any hardware.
It was defenseman Erik Gustafsson...
Is Briere Tradable?
It is almost inevitable that Danny Briere will not be a member of the Philadelphia Flyers next year. The only question is whether he will be bought out or traded. The former is the more likely scenario.
Briere has a no-movement clause in his contract, which includes an all-inclusive no-trade. As such, Briere does not have to accept any trade he doesn'...
To most people, former Russian dictator Joseph Stalin is remembered as a man responsible for the deaths of tens of millions, a reviled figure who saw no need for human rights. To Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, however, there's a "logic" to the plans of the man who instigated several "purges."
Suffice it to say, Bryzgalov is a weird guy, and...
To most people, former Russian dictator Joseph Stalin is remembered as a man responsible for the deaths of 20 million, a brutal figure who saw no need for human rights. To Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov however, there’s a “logic” to the plans of the man who instigated several “purges.”
Suffice it to say, Bryzgalov is a weird guy, and he appeared to be going...
Ilya Bryzgalov is more than just a grossly overpaid goalie. He’s an existential stormtrooper, an avid Angry Birds player, and apparently a big Josef Stalin fan. Whatever your thoughts on his play may be, it is hard to argue that Bryz is an absolute treasure trove of quirk and is fun to listen to. Whether it be his dislike for the weather in Edmonton: or this unbelievably smooth...
MONDAY ROUNDUP: FLYERS AT WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
*Wayne Simmonds broke his tournament-long scoring drought with a first period power play goal in Canada's 2-1 win over the Czech Republic. Jeff Skinner broke a 1-1 tie early in the third period with the game-winning goal. Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn was ejected from the game on a checking from behind major...
NHLTags: carey priceIlya BryzgalovJaroslav HalakMarc Andre FleuryRay EmeryRoberto LuongoSteve Mason“When you’re winning here, there’s no better place to play. But when you’re not playing well here it’s definitely tough.”
Carey Price knows all too well how difficult it is to be the starting goaltender in a big NHL market. Drafted...
Every year NHL players on teams that don’t make the playoffs fill out rosters for the IIHF World Championships, as well as players from other leagues in Europe. With the Philadelphia Flyers missing the playoffs, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov went overseas to play for Russia and he is up to his old habits.
On a shot from USA defenseman Matt Hunwick (Colorado Avalanche), the puck was deflected...
(Photo courtesy of EliteProspects.com)
As the Philadelphia Flyers season wrapped up disappointingly early this year, the team’s front office has had ample time to concentrate on adding personnel. On Saturday they hit the college hockey free agent market, in hopes of shoring up their goaltending for the future.
Philadelphia came to terms with 24 year-old goalie Carsen Chubak...
With a disappointing season over with, the Flyers now have
the difficult task of assessing what areas of the squad they need to
change. With several options available,
the team’s General Manager Paul Holmgren will undoubtedly attempt to make a
splash like last year, but with a lot of long and pricey contracts in the
stable, will they be left to chew on the hay they...
It goes without saying that this season left much to be desired. However, I have compiled a list of reasons to be excited for the Flyers in the 2013-2014 season based on bright spots from this disappointing 2013 campaign. They are ordered from 5 to 1, with 1 being the most promising. If you disagree, voice your opinion in the comments below and let us know which order you would...
It really isn't that clear who the best selection will be. There are a number of quality players who should be available when the Flyers are on the clock. After reading three mock drafts on NHL.com (they assumed Philadelphia would pick 8th), it seems that Adam Kimmelman, Mike Morreale, and Steven Hoffner all have made their picks based on the team's obvious need: a physical...
The Philadelphia Flyers have failed to win a Stanley Cup since 1975.
But they're at least in the hunt.
Not this year. Not after the Flyers failed to make the playoffs for the first time since 2007 and only the second time since 1995.
Any offseason shakeups needed to mold the Flyers back into a contender won't include changing the coach.
Peter Laviolette has another chance...
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THERE WILL BE BLOOD
Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn took a puck directly in the face on a slapshot from Winnipeg Jets defenseman Tobias Enstrom during the second period of Saturday's NHL game at the MTS Centre. Schenn immediately skated off the ice and straight into the dressing room to treat his bloody face, but did return to the game. Video via HockeyVideoHD. Visit us at holdoutsports...