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Flyers add 5 players on Day 2 of Draft

  #451371086 / gettyimages.com Day 2 of the NHL Draft commenced on Saturday morning in Philadelphia and provided the Flyers with the opportunity to add more pieces to the system. They added five players on Saturday. Among the five Flyers drafted were second-round winger Nicolas Aube-Kubel and third-round defenseman Mark Friedman. Here is more on the Flyers five draft picks...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustafsson bolts Flyers for Russia

WITHOUT AS much as a phone call, Flyers defenseman Erik Gustafsson bolted for Russia. For Gustafsson, the writing apparently was on the wall. In addition to acquiring Andrew MacDonald last season before the trade deadline, coach Craig Berube decided to use 39-year-old Hal Gill over him for Game 5 against the Rangers, with Nick Grossmann out. Yesterday, while skating for Sweden...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Gustafsson decides to leave Flyers for KHL

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) First reported early Friday morning by Sports.ru’s Igor Eronko, Philadelphia Flyers RFA Erik Gustafsson has inked a deal with Avantgard Omsk of the KHL. Though the report was confirmed by a pair of Swedish newspapers, it was not completely clear for hours as to whether or not Gustafsson would actually be leaving for Russia. The Flyers issued a statement...
Via The Hockey Guys
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Gustafsson to the KHL

Image courtesy of Amy Irvin According to Igor Eronko of the hockey department for Sports.ru, defenseman Erik Gustafsson has signed a deal with the KHL team Avangard Omsk. It is just speculation at the moment, but it sounds as though Gustafsson has played his last game as a Flyer. Gustafsson is an undrafted 25-year-old d-man that attended Northern Michigan University before becoming...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Net May 16, 2014: Gus goes to KHL: Pens fire Ray Shero

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. We look at the Flyers losing a defenseman, a firing in the Metro division and  Stanley Cup playoff news. Gus to KHL Defenseman Erik Gustafsson has reportedly signed a deal with Avangard Omsk:[BroadStreetHockey-Kurt R.] [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] [Hockeybuzz...
Via Flyerdelphia
May 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: 2013-14 Season Review

The New York Rangers came up victorious over the Flyers. So what’s next for Philadelphia? (via canada) The Philadelphia Flyers just came off of a 7 game series loss to the New York Rangers in the first round, and it was less than pretty. Things will need to change this offseason if the team wants to make a splash in next year’s playoffs. Following is a breakdown of what needs...
Via Grandstand University
May 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 7 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers

Image courtesy of Amy Irvin Philadelphia Flyers @ New York Rangers, Game 7, 7:00 pm, NBCSN/CSN-Philly/MSG/TSN2/RDS In a back-and-forth series, it comes down to tonight for the Philadelphia Flyers, as they visit the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden for Game 7. The Rangers have won all the odd-numbered games so far in the series while the Flyers have won all the even-numbered...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 30, 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...
Via Fox Sports Arizona
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

ALL ABOARD: Flyers Make It A One Game Series Against Rangers

  CHOO CHOO. The conductor? Wayne Simmonds. The New York Rangers were obviously the victim tied to the tracks as the Orange & Black express rolled right through them last evening to make it a winner takes all affair this evening at Madison Square Garden. In a game that pretty much forced the Flyers to comes to terms with their own under performance during this series, the guy...
Via Total Sports Live
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: For All The Marbles

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) AP Photo The Flyers faced down the spectre of elimination, and rose to the occasion...
Via The Hockey Guys
April 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Live To Play Another Day; Game Seven Tomorrow

Photo by Amy Irvin/38 Photography Wayne Simmonds recorded a hat trick for the Flyers as Philadelphia beat the New York Rangers 5-2 in game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals.   Erik Gustafsson also scored for the Flyers while Claude Giroux recorded a goal and two assists. Steve Mason was stellar in net, stopping 34-36. Carl Hagelin scored the lone New York goal. Henrik...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Rangers @ Flyers (Game 6)

The New York Rangers visit the Philadelphia Flyers for Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Wells Fargo Center starting at 7:30 p.m. The Rangers lead the series 3-2. For a preview, visit Yahoo! Sports. Rangers Pregame Notes TV: MSG, NBCS Radio: ESPN Radio (98.7 FM) Live Stream (Don’t click on ads in stream, may download virus): http://gofirstrowus.eu/watch/257229...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

East QF Game 6 Preview: Flyers face elimination at home

The Flyers face elimination in Game 6 on Tuesday night. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) Tuesday night could be the last time the Flyers take the ice in the 2013-14 season. Of course, that is under their control. The Flyers host the Rangers in Game 6 from Wells Fargo Center at 7:30 with tomorrow on the line. A win forces a decisive Game 7 in the series and keeps the Flyers season...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Podcast Ep. 98: Setting Up Game Six, Gus vs. Gill

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast on Flyerdelphia.com, Steve Jacot and Hal Greenblatt look at the Flyers as they head into game 6 against the New York Rangers, down 3-2. Topics include the team's line and offensive difficulties, Hal Gill vs. Erik Gustafsson, Steve Mason, Scott Laughton, and more. Flyers Faithful Podcast Ep 98   You can find the podcast on...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Gift Away Game Five To Rangers…Can They Save This Series?

    Game 4 of this Stanley Cup Playoff series has been a bit of the ol’ back and forth. Rangers win one. Flyers win one. Rangers with another. Flyers counter that. Rangers grab the fifth game. Common sense would dictate that Game 6 should be Philly’s turn to keep things going with a win at home to send things to a winner takes all thriller, right? That may not necessarily be...
Via Total Sports Live
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

The Illogical, Indefensible Decision to Play Hal Gill

  Photo by Amy Irvin/38 Photography It's not a stretch to say that Hal Gill's play cost the Flyers the game on Sunday afternoon. Gill was on the ice for the Rangers' 2nd and 3rd goals that effectively buried the Flyers at 3-0 in the second period, and both came directly following miscues from Gill. On the second Rangers goal, Gill whiffed on a glorious scoring...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Timonen not with Flyers; Gustafsson to fill in

When was the last time Erik Gustafsson played in a game for the Flyers? The answer: Feb. 27 – after the Olympic break – as the Flyers awaited Kimmo Timonen’s return from Sochi. That was 14 games ago. It now appears the 25-year-old defenseman will again replace Timonen on Tuesday night in St. Louis when the Flyers face the Blues. Timonen, who was struck by a puck on the chin...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 01, 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

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: What’s up with Nicklas Grossmann? My Problem Ain’t The Math

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 I’ve been shredded for my “bias” against Nicklas Grossmann...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning After: Flyers on fire entering Olympic break

With a 4th straight win against the Flames, the Flyers matched their longest winning streak of the season The Flyers celebrate after Scott Hartnell scored the game-winning goal in Saturday's 2-1 win over the Flames. (Photo Courtesy of ESPN.com) The Olympic break is a blessing and a curse for the Philadelphia Flyers. They spent the final few minutes of Saturday's 2-1 win...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Panaccio: Downie In, Vinny Moves Again

Some lineup changes for tonight's Flyers game as they host Detroit. Steve Downie is back in the lineup, while Andrej Meszaros remains out in favor of Erik Gustafsson. “I’m looking for him to be an intense hockey player,” coach Craig Berube said of Downie when I asked him this morning about the re-entry. “The Steve Downie that I know wins one-on-one...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Panaccio: Which Defensemen Gets Benched?

Flyers coach Craig Berube dropped a nugget at lunch today with the assembled media. He said he was contemplating putting Erik Gustafsson back in the lineup Saturday afternoon against the Boston Bruins. The hard-luck, young defenseman suffered a knee sprain last month in an awkward collision at Columbus against Corey Tropp. Although he's been healthy for a couple weeks...
Via HockeyBuzz
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

The Defense Rests: Flyers area of struggle easy to find

Luke Schenn has just three points and is a minus-3 in the last 16 games. (Photo by Amy Irvin/Flyers Faithful) When dealing with a scoring drought, the Flyers tried nearly everything to get their players going. That was evident when a slumping Vincent Lecavalier was moved to the second line with Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds, breaking up the hottest line the Flyers had in recent...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Gustafsson ready to return, but are Flyers ready for him?

Philadelphia Flyers' defenseman Erik Gustafsson feels that he is ready to return to the lineup after missing the last eight games with a sprained knee - but there's a problem.The Flyers are on a roll, winning seven of those eight matches, including steaks of four and their current streak of three straight, their only loss a hard-fought loss at Colorado last Thursday...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 10, 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...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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