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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...
Via Flyerdelphia
6 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...
Via Philly Sports Live
17 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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via The Pensblog
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers’ 2015 Draft Needs

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via TopSportsReport
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...
Via Along the Boards
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

A Forty Drought Leaves Former Champs Scratching Their Heads

View image | gettyimages.com 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...
Via TopSportsReport
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...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Sports-Glory
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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

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Via Philly Sports Live
May 18, 2015  |  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...
Via Sports-Glory
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...
Via AP on Fox
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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...
Via The Sports Journal
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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...
Via isportsweb.com
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...
Via PensInitiative
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...
Via AP on Fox
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.
Via Committed Indians
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers weekly: Points left on the ice

The Philadelphia Flyers ended the week in a similar position in which they started: seven points behind the Boston Bruins. The Flyers had a few chances to gain some points and position on the Bruins but instead the team finds themselves behind in their playoff push. This is due to some questionable calls and lack of play from the Flyers. On Tuesday, the Flyers took on the Calgary...
Via isportsweb.com
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Story of Flyers season, close but no cigar

  View image | gettyimages.com The Flyers season was 18 seconds away from having a ton of life again. Steve Mason made a huge save, one of 37 in another magnificent performance, as the Flyers held on for dear life while being peppered by the Bruins power play unit. Every game features its own little battles, minor wins and losses that create the big picture of a full 60...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Reviewing loss to Carolina Hurricanes

In the midst of a playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers left Carolina without points. Claude Giroux and the Flyers were not on top of their game and were bullied by the Canes. Carolina ended the game up four goals to one. From start to finish, the Flyers seemed sloppy and idle. Only a few real shots were created by Philadelphia in the first period. Their only goal of the game came...
Via isportsweb.com
February 26, 2015  |  Discuss
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