Crossing Broadcast: Flyers and Media Misses

Kyle and Russ discuss the Brayden Schenn trade, Marcus Hayes’ horrible take, Bob Brookover’s continued laziness, and strange sports media decisions.   We recommend subscribing in Overcast, the best iOS podcast player, and using the Voice Boost and Smart Speed functions, which improve sound quality (for all shows) and speed up small gaps in the conversation. Download Overcast...
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1 hour ago

Philadelphia Flyers Roster Prediction

There was a lot to dislike about the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2016-17 roster. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Chris VandeVelde were overused throughout the year by coach Dave Hakstol and even-strength scoring just wasn’t where it needed to be. Brayden Schenn was expected to be one of the key pieces to the future but was dealt to the St. Louis Blues on the night of the draft. Considering...
Via The Hockey Writers
13 hours ago

Ron Hextall Continues Spectacular Drafting

Another draft has come and gone, and the “Nolan or Nico?” debate is finally settled. Barring the obvious selection of Nolan Patrick with the second overall pick, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall was not afraid to mix it up in order to move up in the draft, acquiring some underrated talent in the later rounds. Here is a recap. And With the Second Overall Pick… The Flyers...
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1 day ago

The Philadelphia Flyers reloaded their forward prospects

At the NHL draft, the Philadelphia Flyers seemingly had a clear strategy: draft as many young forwards with as much potential as possible. Already loaded on defense with players that can make an impact as soon as next season at the NHL level, the Flyers had a clear dearth of forwards in their prospect pool. Apart from Oscar Lindblom who the Flyers struck gold on in the fifth round...
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Crossing Broadcast: Prices and Patrick

Kyle and Russ discuss Sixers ticket price increases, Nolan Patrick, and the Brayden Schenn trade.   We recommend subscribing in Overcast, the best iOS podcast player, and using the Voice Boost and Smart Speed functions, which improve sound quality (for all shows) and speed up small gaps in the conversation. Download Overcast and just search “Crossing Broadcast” to subscribe...
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2 days ago

Expectations for Nolan Patrick in 2017-18

All questions leading up to the 2017 NHL Draft have been answered at long last. 217 picks have been made, and 217 young men will soon set out on a journey they all hope will one day culminate with a call-up to the best hockey league in the world. For the general managers and front office personnel tasked with improving their teams at the draft, the hard part is over. For members...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Looking back at the first round for the Flyers, how did they do?

Now that the dust has settled and emotions are winding down from the first night of the NHL Draft, we can look back and assess how Ron Hextall and the Philadelphia Flyers did so far. Yesterday was a whirlwind of emotion, to say the least. The Flyers ended up coming away with Nolan Patrick who, among most […] Looking back at the first round for the Flyers, how did they do? - Section...
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3 days ago

Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in draft-day trade with Flyers

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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Blues acquire Brayden Schenn in making 2 trades at NHL draft

Via Associated Press
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Acquire Lehtera and Two Picks for Brayden Schenn

Via FOX Sports
4 days ago

Nolan Patrick drafted second overall

The Philadelphia Flyers knew they would get one of two great prospects. With their first pick in the NHL draft they selected Nolan Patrick. The former standout for the Brandon Wheat Kings brings a physical, two way game to the NHL. Patrick is praised for his hockey acumen and his ability to always make the […] Philadelphia Flyers: Nolan Patrick drafted second overall - Section...
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4 days ago

2017 NHL Draft preview

The Philadelphia Flyers found themselves in a special position in the 2017 NHL Draft, picking second overall in a two man draft class. The 1A and 1B of this years draft class are Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier, two excellent young players with totally different skill sets. The Philadelphia Flyers will walk away with one […] Philadelphia Flyers: 2017 NHL Draft preview - Section...
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4 days ago

The Flyers Might Be Concerned About Nolan Patrick

It has been reported that the Devils, those bastards, are leaning towards taking Nico Hischier with the number one overall pick tonight. I think most Flyers fans, myself included, have come around on wanting Nico, the faster, more skilled, scoring center, to fall to the Flyers over Nolan Patrick, the bigger, more developed (more boring) two-way center with a string of recent injury...
Via Crossing Broad
4 days ago

Flyers Protected Players List Released Ahead of Expansion Draft

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor  As of Saturday afternoon, the NHL froze all transactions among the 30 existing NHL teams both internally and with each other so that the Vegas Golden Knights could begin the Expansion Draft process. By 5 p.m. on Saturday, teams had to officially submit their lists of protected players from being selected by Vegas. The Flyers 11 protected...
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9 days ago

Coyotes acquire forward Nick Cousins from Flyers

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11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hextall Updates Flyers Position Entering Draft

By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor  In one week, the Flyers will use the second overall pick to add a key piece to a future already bright with prospects. But the speculation leading up to the pick is going to create quite a stir. It seems obvious that there are two players that clearly top the list of prospects in Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier and while everyone is getting...
Via Flyerdelphia
11 days ago

Flyers Appear to Be Parting Ways with Steve Mason

(Kate Frese/Sports Talk Philly) By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor  As the offseason officially began, it was increasingly likely that Steve Mason would not be returning to the Flyers with no news regarding a new contract for the goalie. Mason had said when the regular season ended that he wanted to know fairly soon if the Flyers had intentions of bringing him back. But...
Via Flyerdelphia
13 days ago

Who should the Philadelphia Flyers protect in the expansion draft?

With the Las Vegas Golden Knights entering the NHL for the 2017-2018 season, the NHL will hold an expansion draft to help them fill out their roster. Teams have two options to protect their players; keep seven forwards, three defensemen, and one goalie, or keep eight total skaters and one goalie. Also, if a player has a no movement clause they are automatically protected, and...
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Flyers have struck gold with the second overall pick

Even though the Philadelphia Flyers didn’t officially win the 2017 NHL lottery, it sure feels like it. Coming into the draft with a mere 4.6% chance of jumping into the top two picks, when the Flyers card was not unveiled at pick 13 it was clear that the improbable happened. In fact it was so unlikely and unprecedented the Flyers would be selected, the only staff member representing...
May 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Flyers teammate says Neuvirth was feeling ill prior to collapsing

Michal Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during the first period of Philadelphia’s game against New Jersey on Saturday, causing great concern.There was a faceoff by the blue line with the Flyers up 1-0 on the Devils when the Flyers goalie just fell over backwards. Neuvirth was taken off the ice on a stretcher.After the period, Philly right winger Colin McDonald said Neuvirth was not...
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April 01, 2017  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman thinks NHL participation at the Olympics has 'no positive impact'

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman still doesn’t think sending the league’s players to the Olympics matters.Jason Botchford of the The Province got this lovely quote from Bettman, where the commish said the NHL’s participation in the Olympics has had “no positive impact.” Bettman elaborated on his comments during a radio interview on Sportsnet. Foolishly, he called the events...
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March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Jakub Voracek follows through on promise, donates nearly 400 hats to children’s hospitals

Jakub Voracek is a certifiably good dude.Earlier this month, after Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds was thought to have scored a hat trick in a win against the Colorado Avalanche, many fans threw their lids on the ice in celebration.Ultimately, the goal didn’t complete the hat trick. Instead, it was ruled as Voracek’s, rendering the hat throwing premature. Voracek decided...
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March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Jake Voracek turns missed hat trick incident into power play for charity

Fans of the Philadelphia Flyers jumped the gun on a hat trick celebration in honor of Wayne Simmonds scoring a third goal in a win against the Colorado Avalanche this week, but Jake Voracek is hoping to make up for it.Simmonds appeared to have notched a third goal in the first period against Colorado off a shot initiated by Voracek. The goal ended up actually being Voracek’s, and...
Via The Comeback
March 02, 2017  |  Discuss

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