Claude Giroux and the road to Flyers greatness

At the end of the 2014-15 regular season, Claude Giroux once again found himself with over 25 goals, over 70 points and another top 10 point finish. The season brought the Ontarian center his 300th assist and 400th point as he finished the season with 450 points through 496 games so far in his career as a Flyer. […] The post Claude Giroux and the road to Flyers greatness appeared...
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A Forty Drought Leaves Former Champs Scratching Their Heads

View image | May 27, 1975: the day that Philadelphia Flyers captured the second (and quite possibly the last) Stanley Cup in franchise history. No one expected the band of misfits from Canadian tundra to achieve much of anything. The only thing Clarence Campbell, NHL president at the time, saw the Broad Street Bullies as was a way to fill seats. The Bullies surprisingly...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Hextall ushers in new Flyers era with Hakstol

  View image | The man behind the bench for the 2015-16 Philadelphia Flyers will be Dave Hakstol. That was the big news on Monday around the NHL, as the Flyers worked quickly to fill the coaching vacancy. Ron Hextall's top target now joins the Flyers after 11 seasons at the University of North Dakota and seven Frozen Four appearances.  After weeks of speculation...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Giroux bares all during Team Canada's celebration

Ever wanted to get inside an NHL locker room? Well, here you go ... although this probably isn't exactly what you had in mind.After Canada's 6-1 rout of Russia in the gold-medal game at the IIHF World Championships over the weekend, the celebration that started on the ice continued in the Canadian locker room. Tyler Seguin, who was reveling in the victory by drinking out of the trophy...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers name Dave Hakstol head coach

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Monday morning that Dave Hakstol has been named the 19th head coach in Flyers history. “Dave brings a wealth of head coaching experience and success to the Philadelphia Flyers organization,” said Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. “He’s a proven winner and we are pleased to have him become part of the Flyers family.” “I am extremely...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Canada wins gold, Claude Giroux is naked, it’s all good (Photo) (Puck Daddy)

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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Team Canada tops Team Russia to win gold in World Championships: Is anyone surprised?

As the Conference Finals of the playoffs started this past weekend, the 2015 IIHF Ice Hockey World Championships came to a close. The tournament ended with Canada winning gold, Russia winning silver, and the United States winning Bronze. Since the World Championships take place during the Stanley Cup playoffs, many of the NHL’s greatest stars are usually absent from the tournament...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Faceoffs: The truth and trends about experience

In a single NHL game there are an average of approximately 61 faceoffs, around over one per minute. Most first line centers take around 16 to 20 draws a game, and at the top end players such as Patrice Bergeron, Claude Giroux and Sidney Crosby will be expected to take upwards of 21 faceoffs per […] The post Faceoffs: The truth and trends about experience appeared first on Along the Boards.
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Prospect Profile: Mathew Barzal

  View image | Our series on potential Flyers draft prospects continues as we review the sixth player in the series. As the Flyers prepare to select seventh overall, there are several players who are expected to be in that slot that could immediately fill a team need. Headlining that group are wingers Mikko Rantanen and Lawson Crouse and defenseman Ivan Provorov...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' pick affected by Tampa's dominance...but that's not bad

  View image | While the Flyers sit idle in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, they still have one claim to stake -- and that's contingent on Tampa Bay's performance in this year's tournament. The Orange and Black hold the Lightning's first-round pick in this year's draft, thanks to Ron Hextall's trade of Braydon Coburn. Naturally, that pick was set to be...
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28 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers fire Craig Berube

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Friday that they have fired coach Craig Berube after two seasons. Berube got the Flyers into the Stanley Cup Playoffs in his first season, but they finished 14 points out of a playoff spot this season.  As the head coach, Berube leaves the position with a record of 75-58-28 (.553). “I wanted to make the right decision,” GM Ron Hextall said...
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April 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers limp toward offseason without playoff appearance

VORHEES, N.J. (AP) The Flyers hit The Big 4-0 this season. Just don't expect fans to celebrate during the NHL playoffs with a big bash. The Philadelphia Flyers marked the milestone of their last Stanley Cup championship in the 1974-75 season by trudging to the finish line without a playoff berth for the second time in three seasons. This miss could cost coach Craig Berube his job...
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April 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers hand out team awards

The end of the regular and for the Flyers the season period, also means the annual team awards were handed out. The team hands out six awards for the season. They include the Bobby Clarke Award (MVP), the Barry Ashbee (best defenseman), the Pelle Lindbergh Award (most improved), the Yanick Dupre Class Guy (best represents both on and off the ice), the Gene Hart (player demonstrating...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers’ Inconsistent Home/Away Play Doomed Season

Philadelphia Flyers’ Brandon Manning’s shot goes wide of the net defended by New York Islanders’ Jaroslav Halak in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) The Philadelphia Flyers are not a happy bunch these days. With the 2014/15 regular season nearing its close, the Flyers are preparing to face the reality of...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux has a Night to Remember in Flyers Win

New York Islanders’ Thomas Hickey, left, and Philadelphia Flyers’ Claude Giroux watch the puck bounce away in the second period of an NHL hockey game, Tuesday, April 7, 2015, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Tom Mihalek) The Philadelphia Flyers’ captain Claude Giroux has had trouble scoring during even strength play this season. Despite playing alongside Jakub Voracek, one of the...
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April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers avoid season sweep, defeat New York

Claude Giroux scored two first period goals. The Flyers built a 4-1 lead midway through the third period. The Islanders scored two goals in the final minutes to tie the game up before Brayden Schenn scored with 3.1 seconds leftto give the Flyers a 5-4 victory Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center.   The Flyers had good jump to start the first period. For the first five minutes...
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April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Different role for Flyers in another win over Penguins

If the Flyers don't win another game this season, and fade away as a disappointing season, at least they will have Sunday's game against the Penguins to hang their hat on. The Flyers completed a season sweep of the Penguins with wins on Wednesday and Sunday, both by a score of 4-1. Sunday's game, the last version of the Battle of Pennsylvania in the 2014-15 season, was essentially...
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April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Flyers’ main problem

It is safe to say the 2014-2015 season has been a disappoint for for the Flyers organization and fans. While the season is not yet over and they are above .500, their hopes for the post-season are extinguished and throughout the entire season they have been mired in problems. To include just a few, the Flyers have had abysmal defensive play, little secondary scoring, questionable...
April 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hurricanes claim shootout victory over Flyers

RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes blew a lead in regulation. They weren't going to let it happen again in the shootout. The Hurricanes beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-2 on Saturday after Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry scored in the tiebreaker and Cam Ward stopped Claude Giroux to close out the victory. Jordan Staal had a goal and an assist, and Elias Lindholm also scored in regulation...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

The Hilarious Failure that is the Philadelphia Flyers by @DXTraeger

"Uh...that's not a baton, Claude."  #NotAHomer The Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers will square off tonight at the Consol Energy Center to renew their mutual hatred of one another.  The game, which will be spotlighted on NBCSports' appropriately titled "Rivalry Night" programming block, is sure to be filled with energy, fights, and general malaise.For the Flyers, their...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

With impending changes coming, Flyers core and more remain

We all know what should be happening starting in a matter of 10 days with the Flyers. The changes should start unfolding early and continue throughout the offseason. An end to Craig Berube's tenure is only the first step, but really, you can look at the roster and wonder who even should be around for another season. There are more players than you may think who deserve a further...
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April 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers roll past Blackhawks in Timonen's return to Philly

  Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Ryan White and Michael Raffl scored goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Giroux had his 22nd goal for his first even-strength score at home this season. Steve Mason was stout again for the Flyers, finishing with 34 saves. Andrew Shaw scored for the Blackhawks. Flyers fans gave Blackhawks...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers roll past Blackhawks 4-1 in Timonen's return

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Ryan White and Michael Raffl scored goals to lead the Philadelphia Flyers to a 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks on Wednesday night. Giroux had his 22nd goal for his first even-strength score at home this season. Steve Mason was stout again for the Flyers, finishing with 34 saves. Andrew Shaw scored for the Blackhawks. Flyers fans...
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Lackluster Blackhawks Grounded By Flyers

The Flyers skated circles around the Blackhawks for 60 minutes and easily earned a 4-1 home victory. In the game’s opening 40 minutes, the Hawks out-shot the Flyers 25-22 but were outscored 3-0. Claude Giroux scored his first 5-on-5 goal … Continue reading → The post Lackluster Blackhawks Grounded By Flyers appeared first on Committed Indians.
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March 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 74 Preview: Road trip concludes against Oilers

  View image | Playing on the road has been a problem for the Flyers all season, and even more evident in their final lengthy road trip of the season. The Flyers are wrapping up a four-game road trip on Saturday night in Edmonton, trying to snap an eight-game road losing streak.   After Saturday's game, there will be just eight games left for the Flyers...
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March 21, 2015  |  Discuss
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