Coburn 'not ready' to return

Braydon Coburn’s return to the Flyers’ lineup will have to wait until at least Tuesday in Chicago. Coach Craig Berube said Saturday at the morning skate in American Airlines Center that the veteran defenseman still doesn’t feel confident and won’t play tonight against the Stars. He has an undisclosed lower-body injury suffered at Boston in the season opener. Coburn has...
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Game 5 Preview: Flyers look to start turnaround in Dallas

The Flyers open a three-game road trip in Dallas in search of their first win of the season against the Stars. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) Four games into the season, the Flyers are still in search of their first win. Progress takes many forms. It was definitely seen in their last two games against the Canadiens and Ducks, despite losses in both games in the shootout. After...
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Third period collapse leads to shootout loss for Flyers

For 40 minutes, it looked like the Flyers were going to claim their first win of the season after falling to the Bruins and Devils in back-to-back games on Wednesday and Thursday. However, the Montreal Canadiens had other ideas on Saturday night. The Canadiens down 3-0 coming out into the third period were able to rally from a three-goal deficit to defeat the Flyers 4-3 in a shootout...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers once again facing slow start, early trouble

There are really two extremes when it comes to schools of thought regarding early season play. Some will look at the early results and determine that it doesn’t actually say much about where a team’s going, whereas others will make sweeping declarations about a team’s fate after just a few games. In the case of the Philadelphia Flyers, it’s hard not to fall victim to the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers once again facing slow start, early trouble

There are really two extremes when it comes to schools of thought regarding early season play. Some will look at the early results and determine that it doesn’t actually say much about where a team’s going, whereas others will make sweeping declarations about a team’s fate after just a few games. In the case of the Philadelphia Flyers, it’s hard not to fall victim to the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Game 3 Preview: Flyers look for first win of the season as they face Montreal

After dropping their first two bouts of the season, the Philadelphia Flyers look to secure their first win of 2014-2015 as they take on the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday night in Philadelphia. This is the first matchup between the two teams since January 8th of this year. The Flyers won the 2013-2014 season series 2-1. After a dismal lack of offense in their first game of the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Coburn to miss days, not weeks, with leg injury

Ron Hextall actually had something to smile about Friday morning. It now appears that Braydon Coburn may only miss days and a few games instead of weeks and many games. The Flyers’ defenseman was on crutches Thursday, suggesting a knee or leg injury. “We’ve actually gotten better news than we had yesterday, but until Monday we won’t be able to be definitive,” the Flyers...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Braydon Coburn injury not too serious

The Philadephia Flyers got some good news today, as defenseman Braydon Coburn will not miss significant time, as reported by Sam Carchidi of He missed Thursday night's game with a lower-body injury, after getting hurt in the season-opener on Wednesday.#456423392 / gettyimages.comGeneral Manager Ron Hextall said that they initially feared Coburn would be forced to...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning After: Defense faces tough challenge without Coburn

There are times where Braydon Coburn looks totally out of place in the Flyers defensive system. I even criticized his positioning on the Bruins first goal on Wednesday night. But it is games like the Flyers home opener on Thursday, a 6-4 loss to the Devils, where his absence proves costly. Less of Coburn means more of Luke Schenn and Michael Del Zotto, a pairing that is bound to...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Braydon Coburn Out Of Lineup Tonight

Prior to warmups for Thursday's game, the Philadelphia Flyers announced that defenseman Braydon Coburn is out of the lineup tonight due to a lower body injury. Coburn suffered this injury during last nights 2-1 defeat in Boston where he had over twenty minutes on ice and a +1 rating. #187889318 / gettyimages.comAs posted on the Flyers site, GM Ron Hextall announced that...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Morning After: First game jitters hurt Flyers

The Flyers season opener fully portrayed the dangers of playing on your heels. A late penalty kept the tilted ice in the Boston Bruins favor. But it was a broken play, and a broken stick, that did the Flyers in. Steve Mason attempted to adjust to Adam McQuaid's shot as it fluttered off the broken stick, but left a rebound right in the crease for Chris Kelly, who scored the game...
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11 days ago  |  Discuss

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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27 days 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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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

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

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...
Via NHL Injury News
December 02, 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
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