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Flyers Alumni to donate $2 million for new rink for Snider Foundation

Embed from Getty Images   The Flyers Alumni is honoring the organization's 50th anniversary with a special gift for Flyers owner, founder and chairman Ed Snider. The Alumni Association will donate $2 million for the construction of a new rink for the Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation. The rink will be named in Snider's honor and also feature the name of the the Alumni...
Via Flyerdelphia
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Reviewing 50 years of Flyers hockey

The Philadelphia Flyers salute their fans following a practice open to the public. (Flyers.com) By Mike Santa Barbara (@Mike_SB) Tuesday marked 50 years to the day the Philadelphia Flyers became one of six new franchises approved to join the NHL in the leagues’ first expansion beyond the original six. Since their inclusion into the league, the Flyer franchise has put the city...
Via The Hockey Guys
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers unveil 50th anniversary logo, plans for 2016-17 season

50 years in the making, we’re ready for our 50th Anniversary season! pic.twitter.com/CNE1wMOaNR — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) February 10, 2016 On Feb. 9, 1966, the Philadelphia Flyers were born as Ed Snider got the call that Philadelphia had been awarded an NHL franchise. Tuesday marked the 50th anniversary of that call and the birth of the team that would later...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Happy 50th anniversary, Flyers!

Embed from Getty Images   Fifty years ago today, Ed Snider received a brief, yet important phone call as NHL owners wrapped up a series of meetings in New York City. Courtesy of the NHL Expansion Committee boss Bill Jennings, it was about as brief a phone call as one can get.  "You're in." And with that, professional ice hockey in Philadelphia was revived. The Philadelphia...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Ron Hextall does it again for Flyers

Embed from Getty Images   Wednesday was Ed Snider’s 83rd birthday. GM Ron Hextall gave him a pretty good gift: cap relief. Hextall pulled off another trade, sending Vincent Lecavalier and Luke Schenn to the Los Angeles Kings acquiring 23-year-old forward Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft pick. That marked Hextall’s fifth trade involving a current Flyers player...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers visit Snider's home in Santa Barbera

Embed from Getty Images   It has been a strange road trip structure for the Flyers annual jaunt to California this season. The Flyers embarked on the road trip two days after Christmas, opening in Anaheim on Sunday. After two days off between games, the Flyers then played in San Jose. They close the road trip after another two-day break from game action in Los Angeles...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Brind'Amour candidly remembers time with Flyers

You can't say Rod Brind'Amour wasn't honest in his opening remarks as he became the 24th member of the Flyers Hall of Fame. "I am honored and humbled to be here tonight. I didn't know what to expect coming out here," the Flyer forward of nine years said. "It's been 16 years. I wasn't sure you guys were going to remember me. This is Philadelphia and Flyers fans never forget." ...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Panthers can't solve Michael Neuvirth in shutout loss to Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Michael Neuvirth stopped 31 shots for his first shutout in more than 3 1/2 years, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 1-0 victory over the Florida Panthers on Monday night. Brayden Schenn scored to help the Flyers win for the first time in three games this season. Neuvirth replaced Mason after Florida scored four goals in a 7-1 victory Saturday night. Mason...
Via Fox Sports Florida
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers chairman Snider to miss home opener vs. Panthers

The Philadelphia Flyers will be without a familiar face when they play their home-opening contest against the Florida Panthers on Monday.Chairman Ed Snider will remain at his home in California where he is "resting and recharging after recent medical therapy", a team spokesman told NJ.com. The 82-year-old Snider battled an unspecified cancer in 2014."I talked to him (Sunday) and...
Via Fox Sports
October 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers hope gamble on college coach Hakstol pays off

PHILADELPHIA (AP) There are few sure things in Philadelphia this season and the biggest unknown is calling the shots from the bench. The Flyers skipped the coaching retread carousel and made an unthinkable hire, plucking Dave Hakstol out of the college ranks to become their coach. Hakstol did boast one of the top collegiate resumes at the University of North Dakota, reaching the...
Via AP on Fox
October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Hakstol's Happenings: Strong showings in preseason

Over the past few years, the Flyers haven't been the strongest preseason team -- after all, the preseason's a time to work out the offseason kinks and let younger players shine on a pro stage. But under Dave Hakstol, the Flyers (yes, despite Monday's 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Rangers, in which the Flyers blew a 2-0 third-period lead) have looked like a strong team. Just...
Via Flyerdelphia
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Snider: 'We're going to turn this team around'

Call it the state of the team address with a rally cry thrown in. Flyers owner and chairman Ed Snider addressed the media on Saturday during the second day of training camp. Snider supplied a vote of confidence for the team that has been assembled and in Ron Hextall and Dave Hakstol while stating his expectations for the team this season. It shouldn't be surprising at all that...
Via Flyerdelphia
September 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Between The Pipes: Snider expects Playoffs, Hakstol to coach in Allentown

It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes, news and notes on Flyers hockey and the NHL through linkage. With rookies reporting to training camp on Monday and less than one week until the rest of the Flyers hit the ice, hockey's return is closing in.   Snider expects Flyers to be in playoff hunt - [Sam Carchidi-Philly.com] The Flyers might be a borderline team on paper...
Via Flyerdelphia
September 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Briere retires, Hakstol embraces Flyers culture

Hello again, Flyers fans! It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes. Let's jump right into it.  Danny Briere announces his retirement from the National Hockey League [flyers.nhl.com] [Frank Klose - Flyerdelphia]  Hopkins Take: After a successful 17-year NHL career in which he played just short of 1,000 games, Danny Briere announced his retirement via the Flyers website...
Via Flyerdelphia
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers to honor Briere prior to game vs. Sabres

The Philadelphia Flyers will honor former center Danny Briere prior to the team's home contest against the Buffalo Sabres on Oct. 27.Briere announced his retirement from a 17-year NHL career on Monday, with six seasons (2007-13) being played in Philadelphia and parts of four campaigns with Buffalo (2004-07)."The Flyers are where I played the bulk of my career. I've had a great time...
Via Fox Sports
August 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NHL All-Star Briere retires after 17 seasons

PHILADELPHIA -- Danny Briere, the undersized center who went on to become an NHL All-Star and keyed the Philadelphia Flyers' run to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, has retired. Briere ended a 17-year career on Monday that saw him play for the Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. Briere spent the bulk of his career with the Sabres and Flyers...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Former NHL All-Star Briere retires after 17 season

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Danny Briere, the undersized center who went on to become an NHL All-Star and keyed the Philadelphia Flyers' run to the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, has retired. Briere ended a 17-year career on Monday that saw him play for the Phoenix Coyotes, Buffalo Sabres, Flyers, Montreal Canadiens and Colorado Avalanche. Briere spent the bulk of his career with the Sabres and...
Via AP on Fox
August 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Between The Pipes: Holmgren, Snider honored, Flyers dynamic duo

Happy Saturday, Flyers fans! It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes, where we take a look at some of the top headlines circulating this past week.  Paul Holmgren named assistant general manager of Team USA for the 2016 World Cup of Hockey [Tim Panaccio - Comcast Sportsnet] [Kevin Durso - Flyerdelphia]  Hopkins Take: As noted, Holmgren is no stranger to USA Hockey...
Via Flyerdelphia
August 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals donate their old dasherboards to D.C.'s only public ice rink

In Barry Trotz's first year as the Capitals head coach, he requested the team replace the boards on the ice.The team listened, but instead of simply throwing away, or even selling, their old boards, they instead decided to give them to a place that could use them.According to William Douglas at The Color of Hockey, the Capitals have donated a set of their dasherboards to Fort Dupont...
Via Fox Sports
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Capitals donate Verizon Center dasherboards to D.C.’s only public ice rink (Puck Daddy)

When the Washington Capitals open up their 2015-16 home preseason schedule next month against the Carolina Hurricanes, the Verizon Center will have new boards and glass. The change comes after head coach Barry Trotz expressed his displeasure with the setup toward the end of last season. The old arena boards won’t be broken down into scrap or anything; they’ll be going to a...
Via Philly Sports Live
August 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Ed Snider honored at Global Sports Summit

  View image | gettyimages.com Flyers chairman Ed Snider added yet another accomplishment to his resume on Monday, as he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Global Sports Summit in Aspen, Colo. Held annually since 2011, the Global Sports Summit gathers owners from the four major North American sports leagues, as well as European soccer clubs. The conference...
Via Flyerdelphia
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers' Snider receives Lifetime Achievement Award

Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider received the Lifetime Achievement Award on Monday at the Global Sports Summit in Aspen, Colo.NHL commissioner Gary Bettman presented the award to Snider, who serves as chairman of Comcast Spectacor, a Philadelphia-based sports and entertainment company that owns the Flyers, the Wells Fargo Center, the regional sports network Comcast SportsNet and...
Via Fox Sports
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Dave Hakstol’s college contract included $100,000 NHL clause: Report (Puck Daddy)

Apparently former North Dakota, and new Philly, coach Dave Hakstol had an out-clause in his college contract that inlcuded a $100,000 penalty if he took a job in the NHL. Per the Grand Forks Herald : When negotiating coach Dave Hakstol’s last contract in 2012, (UND athletic director Brian) Faison put a clause in the contract that specifically outlined a penalty fee if Hakstol...
Via Philly Sports Live
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

What were the Flyers thinking with Dave Hakstol hiring? (Puck Daddy)

At some point after the dismissal of Craig Berube, a head coach he inherited, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall took a list of replacement candidates to owner Ed Snider. There were big names, familiar names. And there was also Dave Hakstol, who had never coached in the NHL nor played in the NHL, having spent the last 11 seasons as head coach of the University of North Dakota Fighting...
Via Philly Sports Live
May 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Flyers be patient and compete? Snider thinks so

  View image | gettyimages.com Ron Hextall's first season as general manager of the Flyers came complete with the firing of Craig Berube as head coach. Through it all, Hextall had to manage a roster that was constantly changing, deal with questions of the coaching situation while he continued to try to get a philosophy in place. His philosophy: patience. Patience in letting...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss
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