Philadelphia Flyers sign forward Jakub Voracek to new deal

This week has been an important week for the Philadelphia Flyers as the organization plans for the future. The Flyers signed 22-year old, two-way center Sean Couturier to a six-year $26 million contract. And perhaps more importantly, the Flyers signed RW Jakub Voracek to an eight-year, $66 million contract (AAV of $8.25 million). While signing Couturier for the Flyers is a big deal...
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Between the Pipes: Voracek, Couturier, Hextall on Schenn

Hello Flyers fans! It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes where I look at a few of the top headlines from the week. It was certainly a big week for the future of the club with multiple long-term deals announced.  Flyers Sign Jake Voracek to a eight-year extension - [Sean McCullen -] [Rob Riches - Flyerdelphia] Hopkins take: The Flyers locked up one of the...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flyers banking on Giroux, Voracek

The Philadelphia Flyers have quite the 1-2 punch in captain Claude Giroux and All-Star Jakub Voracek, both on the ice and at the bank.Signed to an eight-year, $66 million contract extension on Thursday, Voracek will join Giroux in costing the Flyers to the tune of $16.5 million annually in cap space when the 2016-17 season begins. Giroux is locked up for the next seven campaigns...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Voracek in for big pay day by next offseason

As the Flyers have spent the offseason doing patchwork to the blue line and re-signing players left and right – and acquiring one or two in the process – a looming free-agent story has flown under the radar. All-star winger Jake Voracek will return in Orange and Black next season. It is the final year of a four-year deal worth $17 million. Voracek will make $4.5 million next...
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12 days ago  |  Discuss

Is Jakub Voracek worth $8 million per season? (Puck Daddy)

Philadelphia Flyers winger Jakub Voracek has 189 points in his last 212 NHL regular-season games, with 67 goals in that stretch. He’s 25 and one of the League’s premiere right wingers, driving possession for the Flyers (52.55 Corsi close, 4.95 percent CorsiRel close) along with center Claude Giroux.  So what’s that worth in a new contract? Voracek is in the last year of...
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23 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers and the 29th pick

As we approach the NHL Draft, I am discussing the potential players the Flyers may pick in the first round. In a previous article I talked about the Flyers selecting the BPA in the Draft and who they should select with their first pick at 7th overall (link for that article is here). In addition to the 7th overall pick, the Flyers possess the 29th pick, which was acquired along with...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers and the 7th overall pick

The 2015 NHL Draft will set the tone for a new era in the Philadelphia Flyers organization. General Manager Ron Hextall has begun shaping the team in his own vision, with key moves like hiring his own choice head coach Dave Hakstol. And while the Flyers are far from where Hextall would like them to be, the 2015 NHL Draft will greatly help Hextall bring the Flyers to follow his vision...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

tPB Community Draft 2015: New Jersey Devils

First week of the community draft will come to a close with the number six pick by the New Jersey Devils. Here is where we are so far: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple...
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June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers’ 2015 Draft Needs

View image | While the disappointing 2014-15 NHL season for the Philadelphia Flyers still hangs over our heads, there are better things coming- and you better believe it. The defensive core has been so obviously depleted in recent seasons, that it has almost become expected to draft a butt load of defensemen and call it a “future.” And now that these hopefuls...
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June 07, 2015  |  Discuss

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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June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

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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May 27, 2015  |  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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May 19, 2015  |  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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May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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May 18, 2015  |  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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May 13, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Giroux’s leadership should not be questioned

As the Flyers playoff hopes fade away and the end of another season closes in, the time has come to look for the reasons and scapegoats responsible for another long offseason. There will be a lot of changes made to the Flyers in the coming months. A coaching change is likely on the way. The roster could undergo an overhaul – maybe not of the Chip Kelly variety – during the...
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March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Frustration continues to take toll on Flyers

As the final horn sounded, Jake Voracek slammed his stick against the boards, breaking it. Steve Mason threw the word embarrassing out again. After being 15 seconds away from their biggest win of the season on Saturday, the frustration of the heartbreaking loss that day has brought about three straight losses for the Flyers. In the process, they have watched their playoff hopes...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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