MacDonald, Coburn now Flyers' top D line

When the Flyers open their preseason schedule with a split-squad game Monday night against Washington at the Wells Fargo Center, they will showcase what appears to be their new No. 1 defensive pairing: Braydon Coburn and Andrew MacDonald. MacDonald, 28, is looking forward to getting more chances to shut down opponents' top lines this season. "You want to be out there in...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

What should Flyers do with Vinny Lecavalier if they can't trade him?

You may have heard this recently, but the Philadelphia Flyers are trying to trade Vinny Lecavalier just about a year after signing him to a five-year, $22.5 million contract. Lecavalier is sitting on the trade block - as he has been for weeks now - while Flyers general manager Ron Hextall continues to try and find a willing trade partner for the 34-year-old center who doesn’t...
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July 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Can’t Do Much In Free Agency

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, With the free-agency period starting Tuesday, new Flyers general manager Ron Hextall will not be able to make a big splash unless he unloads some salary. Hextall is caught between a rock and a hard cap. As a result, do not expect the Flyers to be big players in free agency. For the time being, the Flyers are about $236...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Oilers might trade target Flyers d-man Braydon Coburn

This in from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, an interesting interview with Oilers GM Craig MacTavish that the Oilers are looking for a top defenceman, and Spector’s own contention that Philadelphia’s Braydon Coburn might be the target. MacTavish told Spec that the Oilers can take on some salary in a trade and are looking for a puck-moving d-man. Spec then wrote: “Watch for Edmonton...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

It Starts With Goaltending In Nashville

from Fluto Shinzawa of the Boston Globe, In 2009-10, as coach of the Flyers, Peter Laviolette rolled out Chris Pronger, Kimmo Timonen, Matt Carle, and Braydon Coburn as his top four defensemen. The Flyers advanced to the Stanley Cup Final before their slipshod goaltending — they leaned on Michael Leighton, Brian Boucher, and Johan Backlund — did them in against Chicago....
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May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Methot Pulls Out of World Championships with Back Injury

Flyers d-man Braydon Coburn will replace Marc Methot (back) on Team Canada’s worlds roster in Belarus… — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) May 6, 2014 Ugh. It’s the offseason but the negative storylines associated with the 2013/14 version of the Ottawa Senators just refuse to end. Aside from a Bruce Garrioch tweet indicating that Methot would be flying back as soon as possible...
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May 05, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL takeaways: Two rivals give us playoffs heaven --” three Game 7s

With the NHL spotlight all to themselves on Tuesday night, the Flyers and Rangers didn't disappoint. And when the dust had settled and the fists stopped flying, the Flyers had a new playoff hero and we had a dream Wednesday set: Three Game 7s. Thanks to Philadelphia'€™s 5-2 victory at home on Tuesday, the first round will now go out with quite a bang Wednesday when New...
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April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

#AskSteezy, Volume 1: Defensemen, Facial Hair, and Vinny

At an in-between time for columns (winning streak over, losing streak not at a newsworthy level, and no glaring advanced statistic trends leaping off the screen at me), I decided to field questions this week and answer them in what will be the first of hopefully many #AskSteezy mailbags. Feel free to submit your questions for future editions to me on Twitter @GoingHard_inger and...
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March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Five: Best deadline trades

The Flyers traded for Braydon Coburn at the 2007 deadline, and he's become a mainstay on the defensive corps for eight seasons. But where does he rank amongst the Orange and Black's top acquisitions at the deadline? (Photo Courtesy of Today marks one of the most exciting days on any NHL fan's calendar -- trade deadline day. This year's deadline...
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March 05, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending March 1st

February 24, 2007 Many fans of the Orange and Black would like to forget the 2006-2007 campaign, a season which saw the Flyers win just 22 games. After a 1-5-1 start, the firing of Coach Ken Hitchcock, and the resignation of Hall of Famer Bobby Clarke as General Manager, the team needed a new direction. Paul Holmgren was inserted as the interim GM and John Stevens took over behind...
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February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Islanders Return Comeback Favor Against Flyers

  Perhaps we were a bit wrong about the Flyers needing to establish a solid lead into the third? Maybe the comeback trend is the way to go for this club as it showed once again that it more than likely has a tendency to lose with a lead, than they will without one going into the final period of games. Who knew. The game definitely featured some solid plot lines, most the message...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Nick Grossmann: Failing Grades in Analytics and Eye Test

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) Getty Images Nicklas Grossmann. He blocks a ton of shots. He delivers a lot of...
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January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Trade Targets: Under-the-Radar Defensemen

The Flyers biggest need is painfully obvious: mobility at the blue line.  While Braydon Coburn and Erik Gustafsson are good skaters, the rest of the Flyers defense corps consists of guys who are older (Timonen), slower (Schenn, Meszaros, Grossmann), or both old and slow (Hal Gill).  In a perfect world, the Flyers would be able […]The post Flyers Trade Targets: Under-the-Radar...
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January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jackets' Gaborik breaks collarbone in return after missing 17 games

In his first game back after missing 17 games with a sprained left knee, Columbus Blue Jackets right wing Marian Gaborik has sustained a broken collarbone. Gaborik was injured when sandwiched between Philadelphia Flyers Braydon Coburn and Zac Rinaldo while taking a shot midway through the first period of their game on Saturday night. Gaborik's shot went just wide, where teammate...
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December 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Jets' Kane questionable for Monday night

A hard body check from the Philadelphia Flyers' Braydon Coburn on Friday night has Winnipeg Jets' Evander Kane on the skids for Monday night's game against the New York Rangers.What is being termed a lower-body injury has Kane classified "Questionable" by Jets' coach Claude Noel, and it is believed that the left winger will be held out of the Rangers...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Podcast Ep 81: Florida Trappings

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ successful home stand as they broadcast during the team’s inevitable letdown game against the Florida Panthers. Topics include guys on the trade block, the Martin Erat situation in Washington, Braydon Coburn’s value, top 6 forwards on the Flyers, and the success of the Downie-Read-Couturier...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyperbole: Rumor Time with Wayne Simmonds, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn

In the wake of the Max Talbot for Steve Downie trade, the rumor mill for the Flyers was working overtime. The team was losing and everyone expected Paul Holmgren to blow it all up. While it could certainly still happen, a lot of that talk has died down after the Flyers won 3 straight. That said, there’s still a lot going on.   OIL LEAK Darren Dreger tweeted that the Flyers turned...
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November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

The Oilers Willing To Move Their 2014 1st Round Draft Pick

from John MacKinnon of the Edmonton Journal, MacTavish said he remains convinced a core group of 8-9 players is on the right track for the Oilers, even as they struggle with a new defensive system, a new head coach and, clearly, with the opposition, night-in-night-out. He said he will continue to work the phones and network with his counterparts around the league to secure...
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November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Fake Hockey Help: Flyers’ offense, Steen’s shooting percentage, and Varlamov’s issues off the ice

One statistic several people are referencing as to why they think the Philadelphia Flyers’ offense will rebound is shooting percentage. Of the 24 skaters to suit up for at least one game for the Orange and Black this season only Tye McGinn (42.9), Vincent Lecavalier (19.2), Braydon Coburn (15.4), and Brayden Schenn have (12.0) have shooting percentages over 10 percent. According...
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November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers Win, Look Mediocre At Best

[Photo Courtesy of] Philadelphia Flyers vs New Jersey Devils Prudential Center, Game 13, Away Game 5 FINAL SCORE: Flyers 1| Devils 0 SHOTS: Flyers 21 | Devils 14 The Orange Update Standout Stars 1) C Brayden Schenn (1 goal) 2) D Braydon Coburn (2 SOG, 22:53 ice time) 3) G Ray Emery (14 saves) The [...]
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November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Coburn's goal gives Flyers 2-1 win over Rangers

Braydon Coburn broke a tie early in the third period, and Steve Mason made the lead stand up as the Philadelphia Flyers beat the New York Rangers 2-1 on Thursday night for their second win of the season. Matt Read scored a short-handed goal and added an assist, and Mason made 30 saves for Philadelphia (2-7), which snapped a four-game losing streak. The Flyers are still off to their...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers finish the job, defeat Rangers

The Flyers celebrate after Braydon Coburn's game-winning goal in the third period of a 2-1 win over the New York Rangers. Photo Courtesy of Perhaps all the Flyers needed was for a struggling team to come knocking. That team, the 2-5-0 New York Rangers, desimated by injury, were just what the doctor ordered for the 1-7-0 Flyers. Once again, the Flyers failed to score...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Flyers hang on for 2-1 win over depleted Rangers

It may have not been pretty, but the Philadelphia Flyers did just enough to grab the home win over the visiting injury-riddled New York Rangers. Matt Read and Braydon Coburn scored for the home squad, while Steve Mason denied 30 of New York’s 31 shots on net. For New York, Brad Richards was the benefactor of a fortunate bounce, while Cam Talbot made 25 saves in NHL debut. The game...
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October 24, 2013  |  Discuss

More Moves Coming For The Flyers?

from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, Out of shape, out of practice, and already out of the playoff picture. That describes a Philadelphia team that is naked, searching for a blanket that can only come from two places this early in a season: within, or from some other flailing franchise like Buffalo and Edmonton. And that’s where the fun begins. You have to go back, like, 25...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Perhaps The Flyers Are Just A Bad Team

from Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia Daily News, More and more, the Flyers' start this season looks less like a funk than a gross miscalculation. They tried their butts off last night. They're just not good. They don't go to the net, they miss easy bunnies like the empty net Brayden Schenn managed to avoid last night, they cough up pucks behind their...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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