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LaBarbera's new mask features 'The Rock'

Jason LaBarbera doesn't just smell what "The Rock" is cookin' - he wants the most electrifying man in sports entertainment to be by his side.For those of you who need a little more information, well, LaBarbera wears his love for the WWE on his goaltender's masks. So, after having wrestling legends "The Undertaker", "The Hearbreak Kid" Shawn Michaels and others helping him defend...
Via Fox Sports
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Flyers and Pens Set For Outdoor Game in 2017, but Does Anyone Care?

The hockey world was abuzz when ESPN’s Scott Burnside reported Friday that the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins will likely play in one of the NHL’s 2017 outdoor games. Or maybe not? Since the NHL’s outdoor craze began, the notion that Pennsylvania’s rivals would clash in one of them eventually was a given. Now, that eventuality seems headed toward reality as...
Via The Hockey Guys
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Couturier injury or not, Flyers should stay the course

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports The morning after tallying an impressive 6-3 win over the Nashville Predators, their third-straight victory, the Flyers received some devastating news when they learned that blossoming two-way forward Sean Couturier would miss at least the next four weeks with a lower-body injury. Since his rookie season in 2012, the former first-round pick found his...
Via The Hockey Guys
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Wayne Simmonds loses his cool, earns match penalty

Wayne Simmonds is known as one of the tough guys in the league and shows it every time he steps on the ice. This time against the Rangers though, he went over the line. Or at least the officials thought he crossed the line, but you be the judge. Something must have happened that we are missing as Simmonds does not take kindly to the decision at all. He completely loses it and...
Via Puck Drunk Love
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Simmonds ejected for sucker-punching Ryan McDonagh (Video)

Philadelphia Flyers right winger Wayne Simmonds was ejected halfway through the first period of Saturday's game against the New York Rangers for sucker-punching captain Ryan McDonagh.It started with Simmonds checking McDonagh into the boards in front of the Rangers bench. McDonagh lifted his stick up to protect himself, but in the process he hit Simmonds in the back of the helmet...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Can Steve Mason be the guy?

Goaltending wins championships in the NHL. The last three teams to win the Stanley Cup have all had franchise goaltenders: the Chicago Blackhawks (Corey Crawford), the Los Angeles Kings (Jonathan Quick), and the Boston Bruins (Tuukka Rask). These goalies have all been called upon to make the big save when the game is on the line, and to be consistent in their play. And for the most...
Via isportsweb.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Give Stolarz a Vote of Confidence as Big Decision Looms

  Philadelphia Flyers rookie goaltender Anthony Stolarz scarcely resembles the player who, on July 9, 2012, stepped onto the ice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, for the first day of his first Development Camp. Although the towering teenager was a fine natural athlete and a confident, well-spoken young man even then, he was quite raw on the ice even by teenage goaltender standards...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers win third in a row with victory in Nashville

Embed from Getty Images   Wayne Simmonds and Claude Giroux each scored twice. Matt Read and Brayden Schenn also scored. Steve Mason made 37 saves and the Philadelphia Flyers defeated the Nashville Predators, 6-3, at Bridgestone Arena on Thursday night. It was a back and forth start to the game as both teams went up and down the ice but neither team could generate much...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers-Predators Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers have gotten back to winning behind some balanced scoring, but continuing that production won't be easy against the Nashville Predators. The Flyers would love to score at least four goals en route to a third straight win Thursday night when the Predators look to extend a historic defensive stretch and avoid a third consecutive home loss. After putting up...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Begin Busiest Month with Big Win

The Flyers have their busiest month of the season in February, as they will play 15 games. They will play five straight away from home as ventriloquist/standup comedian Jeff Dunham and then the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus will play the Wells Fargo Center. Why a dude with some puppets needs an arena to play in is beyond me, but I’m not making this up. In that...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sean Couturier the Flyers real MVP

Embed from Getty Images   So many times in hockey, there is too much of a focus on the numbers, what the stat sheet reads after a game or the totals at a certain point in the season. Often times, that is used to unjustly judge a player's skill level. Flyers GM Ron Hextall has always gone to bat for one player in particular who hasn't lit things up offensively but falls...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Connor McDavid scores insane goal in first game back

When Connor McDavid broke his clavicle in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers, the entire hockey world stopped and gasped. It was a moment that won’t soon be forgotten for quite some time. It was like your present getting broken on Christmas morning, it just was a damn shame. Well, here’s Santa Claus making up for lost time in the form of McDavid making his return to action...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Jakub Voracek turn it around for the Flyers?

Jakub Voracek has been the team’s biggest letdown for the Philadelphia Flyers so far this season. Coming out of the All-Star break with play resuming this evening, here are Voracek’s stats in the 2015-16 season through 47 games played: eight goals and 28 assists for 36 points, -1, 15 power play points, and 141 shots on goals. It is true that 28 assists are valuable, but Voracek...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

The State of the Philadelphia Flyers

The All Star break is the unofficial midpoint of the NHL season. At the break, the Philadelphia Flyers have a 21-18-8 record through 47 games, and the team’s 50 points place them seventh in the Metropolitan Division. The Flyers’ last 10 games are a microcosm of their season. Beginning in the second week of January, the Flyers went 5-0-1, then 0-3, and then won in overtime on...
Via isportsweb.com
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Key to Philadelphia Flyers Success is Learning to “Defend”

Defend the blueline. Defend the lead. Defend the house. There are many different phrases where the word “defend” comes into play. However, the Philadelphia Flyers are struggling to truly capture its meaning; and because of that, the team has struggled. As the trade deadline looms and the etema looks to make a playoff push, they will need to visualize the definition of defense...
Via The Sports Journal
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers’ Shayne Gostibehere: Brother, Dark Horse, Rookie Phenom

The Philadelphia Flyers are making a playoff push, and they want to rebound and get back to their winning ways, the ways that brought them all the way to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010. Though players such as Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux are expected to be the ones to bring the Flyers up during their playoff push, they have found another catalyst in a minor league skater, a ...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers in now-or-never mode with all-star break approaching

Len Redkoles / Getty Images While nothing can be clinched in the month January, the Philadelphia Flyers are on the verge of now-or-never time when it comes to any playoff aspirations they might have for the 2015-2016 campaign. After opening the month with a hard-fought one-goal loss to the Los Angeles Kings, the orange and black earned 11 out of 12 possible points in their next...
Via The Hockey Guys
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Jakub Voracek plays keep away with the linesman

Jakub Voracek has quietly been one of the better players in the league the past few years, scoring at will while remaining a cornerstone of the Philadelphia Flyers. It should come as no surprise that he is also a goofball and one of the more lighthearted players on the team. That was on display against the New York Islanders. A+ request by @ToddNags. that linesman is gonna get you...
Via Puck Drunk Love
29 days ago  |  Discuss
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