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Australian 'battler' Nick Schultz takes Tour de l'Avenir stage 7 win

American eagle Adrien Costa was swooping on him in the mountains and the gap was inexorably decreasing: 50 seconds, 40 seconds and now 30 with still five kilometers to go. But Nick Schultz, never panicked during stage 7 at the Tour de l'Avenir. The Australian all-rounder, the last man of an early breakaway, did what he usually does: giving all his best on a bike, finding out the...
Via Cycling News
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Radko Gudas Set to Shine at World Cup

The Philadelphia Flyers’ defense corps is not among the upper echelons in the league. At best, it would fall somewhere in the middle of the league. But if you thought the Flyers had a porous defense, just look at Team Czech Republic’s for the upcoming World Cup of Hockey “best-on-best” tournament. In a group of seven, six have played an NHL game, only four are NHL regulars...
Via The Hockey Writers
1 day ago

Philadelphia to Host 2016 US Hockey Hall of Fame Induction

Embed from Getty Images   By Kevin Durso, Sports Talk Philly editor  For the first time in its history, the US Hockey Hall of Fame will hold its induction ceremony in Philadelphia. In conjunction with the Flyers 50th anniversary as well as a nod to late Flyers owner, founder and chairman Ed Snider, USA Hockey announced the induction ceremony would take place in Philadelphia...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago

3 Burning Questions Taunting the Flyers

The start of the 2016-17 NHL season sits just under two months away, and the Philadelphia Flyers have a lot of unknown’s heading into the season. If last season was any indication of how unpredictable this team really is, then this season could bring even more questions than answers. However, there are three things that every fan should keep their eye on going into the new season...
Via The Hockey Writers
3 days ago

Flyers’ Michal Neuvirth Unveils World Cup Mask

Just days after North American goaltender Matt Murray released a photo of his mask for the upcoming World Cup in Toronto, Michal Neuvirth who will be suiting up for the Czech Republic also had his mask unveiled by the design’s artist – David Gunnarsson. The mask sports a the Czech Republic flag with two designs within the flag – one on each side of the mask. On the red side...
Via The Hockey Writers
4 days ago

Flyers Prospect Travis Konecny Recalls His First Season of Junior Hockey

Philadelphia Flyers prospect Konecny was back in his traditional red and white jersey this week preparing for the  World Junior Hockey Championship. Following a year in which team Canada struggled to get past Finland in the quarterfinals, Konecny was traded from his junior team in Ottawa to a team in Sarnia. “That was a stressful time last year,” Konecny recalled Monday while...
Via The Sports Journal
4 days ago  |  Discuss

2016-17 Season Preview: Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers made a big push in the second half of the season to secure a playoff berth in the Eastern Conference. The Capitals smacked them around early in the series going up 3-0 before Philly put up a valiant effort, ultimately succumbing in Game 6. Their roster is fairly thin in terms of fantasy assets but those assets are almost all on the elite side of the spectrum...
Via Razzball Hockey
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Shayne Gostisbehere due for a sophomore slump?

Each year in the NHL we run into the breakout player who takes the league by storm. You’ll always have your Connor McDavids of the world, first-round picks with high expectations. Other times you’ll have your Shayne Gostisbeheres, whom you pick later in the draft and they surprise you when they make such a big impact in the league. In the case of Gostisbehere, his story is...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers’ Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere Excited for World Cup of Hockey

On Sept. 17, the 2016 World Cup of Hockey will open play in Toronto, Canada and Team North America will be front and center. Flooded with young talent, features the best players 23 and younger from Canada and the United States. Led by stars Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel, the team is expected to be loaded with offensive prowess. On the defensive side of things, Philadelphia Flyers’...
Via The Sports Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers avoid arbitration, sign Schenn to $20.5M, 4-year deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers avoided arbitration with Brayden Schenn, signing the forward to a $20.5 million, four-year contract. Schenn will count $5.125 million against the salary through the 2019-20 season. Agent Don Meehan confirmed the terms of the deal. The 24-year-old had 26 goals and 33 assists for 59 points last season. Schenn has 84 goals and 109 assists...
Via Associated Press
July 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers Prospect Carter Hart Impresses at Development Camp

Philadelphia Flyers’ prospect and goaltender Carter Hart took his place in net last week at Flyers rookie development camp in Voorhees, New Jersey. The 48 overall pick in last months NHL Draft, Hart has high expectations coming in, but Flyers’ general manager Ron Hextall was impressed. “We wouldn’t have picked a guy in the second round if we didn’t think he had a chance...
Via The Sports Journal
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers select C Tanner Laczynski with 169th pick, C Anthony Salinitri with 172nd pick

Embed from Getty Images   The Flyers had two selections in the sixth round. With the 169th pick, the Flyers selected center Tanner Laczynski. With the 172nd pick, they selected center Anthony Salinitri. Laczynski played for the Chicago Steel and Lincoln Stars of the USHL, scoring a combined 31 goals and totalling 86 points in 52 games. Salinitri played for the Sarnia...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers Draft Pick Scouting Report: C German Rubtsov

Embed from Getty Images   For the second straight year, the Flyers went overseas to select their first-round pick, taking Russian center German Rubtsov with the 22nd overall pick. Rubtsov was one of the last players we profiled, and we'll take another look at him now that he is the newest Flyer. Here is a scouting report of the newest Flyer. Rubtsov is one of the strongest...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 24, 2016  |  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
June 16, 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
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