Flyers owner Ed Snider isn’t happy with secondary scoring

            As the sun rises each day, you can be guaranteed two things: that sun will set and there will be some form of turmoil surrounding the Philadelphia Flyers. Y’see, owner Ed Snider is having a bit of an issue with the way the team is scoring. That is, they’re scoring on the backs of Jakub Voracek (32 points) and Claude Giroux...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Tactical Tidings: Giroux and Voracek Lead Flyers Potent Power Play

After looking at the penalty kill last week, I wanted to flip that and look at the positive aspect of the Philadelphia Flyers’ special teams: the power play. The Flyers power play has been great as of late, not only this season but in past seasons as well. However, the departure of Scott Hartnell and injury to Kimmo Timonen left question marks for 2 of the 5 positions on the...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Tuesday Tactical Tidings: Michael Del Zotto Flying Under the Radar

When the Philadelphia Flyers signed Michael Del Zotto in August after the tragic injury to Kimmo Timonen, many expected him to play minimal minutes in a 3rd pairing role. However, due to injuries to Braydon Coburn, Andrew MacDonald and now Luke Schenn, Del Zotto has been forced to play more minutes and play against tougher competition. Fortunately, he has thrived in his newfound...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Making the Most of the Flyers Defense

The injury to Kimmo Timonen during the offseason sent shockwaves through the hockey world and started a domino effect for the Philadelphia Flyers defense. The indefinite loss of Timonen, one of the most underrated defensemen in the league, left the Flyers with no bonafide number one at the blue line, and hardly any that would […] The post Making the Most of the Flyers Defense appeared...
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October 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers 2014-15 Season Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers kick off their 2014-15 campaign tonight at 7:30 in Boston against the Bruins and we’ve got our season predictions ready to go.  The Flyers lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Rangers last year and lost top defenseman Kimmo Timonen to blood clots in the offseason.  Timonen isn’t expected to […] The post Philadelphia Flyers 2014-15 Season...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

5 players to watch this season

Vincent Lecavalier scored 20 goals and added 17 assists in a disappointing 2013-14 season. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The start of the NHL season marks a time of new beginnings. For the Flyers, there are several new beginnings. The team underwent a minor overhaul of sorts as they stayed quite in free agency. There is a lot of potential coming to this team in the minor...
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October 08, 2014  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Philadelphia Flyers

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Philadelphia Flyers. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Philadelphia Flyers 2013-14 Season: 42-30-10 – 94 points – (3rd Metropolitan Division; 6th Eastern Conference) After the unfortunate announcement regarding Kimmo...
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October 07, 2014  |  Discuss

2014/15 Metro Division Preview: Philadelphia Flyers

2014-15 Schedule vs the Blue Jackets Game 1: FRI Nov 14, @ Wells Fargo Center Game 2: SAT Nov 22, @ Wells Fargo Center Game 3: TUES Dec 9, Nationwide Arena Game 4: FRI Feb 13, Nationwide Arena                                                                                           Game 5: TUES Feb 17, @ Wells Fargo Center 2013-14 Results...
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September 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Minus Timonen, Streit welcomes increased role

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) One of the annual first orders of business each September in Philadelphia is generally for all of the new Flyers players to gather together and familiarize themselves with one another, as the usual free agent spending frenzy traditionally includes some of the biggest names making their way to the City of Brotherly Love. Last year at this time was no...
Via The Hockey Guys
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Kimmo Timonen doesn't want to retire

The Philadelphia Flyers held a media conference on Thursday morning with Kimmo Timonen. The meeting was about his future with the team and playing hockey. Timonen is out indefinitely after finding out he has blood clots.#487436677 / gettyimages.comTimonen said that he wants to play hockey again but the chances are very slim. With the blood clots Timonen is on blood thinners to rid...
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September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Kimmo Timonen unsure if he will play this season

Philadelphia Flyers are starting off the season with some notable injuries. Chris Pronger (out since 2011) and Ryan White (recovering from surgery) are two names on the list of players thus far. Another player added to the list is Kimmo Timonen. Timonen is uncertain about his future and his career.#487436677 / gettyimages.comKimmo Timonen is suffering from blood clots in his...
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September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Signing Michael Del Zotto was a Great Move by the Flyers

#481011485 / Ron Hextall has had some very tough decisions since becoming the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, but by far his best choice so far is the signing of Michael Del Zotto. Now don’t get me wrong, the only reason Del Zotto was signed is because the Flyers lost there go to guy in Kimmo Timonen. Kimmo Timonen may very well have played his last...
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September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Overlooked But Always There: The Quiet Brilliance Of Kimmo Timonen

When the Philadelphia Flyers’ late-game comeback attempt came up short in Game 7 of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals first-round playoff match-up against the rival New York Rangers, Kimmo Timonen was there. He was older and slower and less effective than he has been over the course of his quietly brilliant career, but he […] The post Overlooked But Always There: The Quiet Brilliance...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Sizing up Blue Jackets Metro opponents: Philadelphia Flyers

With a few weeks until NHL training camps open, we're winding our way through the divisional opponents that the Columbus Blue Jackets will face in the upcoming season. Each has their pros and cons heading into the 2014-15 season. Where will they eventually end up when the music stops on the regular season and there are only a finite number of chairs left for the playoff dance? We...
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August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen Injury is Devastating to Flyers Blue Line

On Tuesday, the Flyers front office revealed that Kimmo Timonen has been hospitalized with blood clots in his leg and lungs. Though stable. and likely to be released from the hospital soon, Kimmo’s playing career may be in jeopardy. Its unclear when he will return to the Flyers if at all. Losing Kimmo’s contributions is […] The post Kimmo Timonen Injury is Devastating to Flyers...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Create Some ‘Flyers Tank for Connor McDavid’ Slogans

The Flyers received devastating news yesterday that defensive stalwart Kimmo Timonen was in the hospital with blood clots in BOTH lungs (and his leg) which puts his season, and by proxy his career, in jeopardy.  Obviously, Timonen’s health is his primary concern and a return to hockey should be the furthest thing from his mind right now. […] The post Let’s Create Some ...
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August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers News: Del Zotto to Replace Timonen

Well, that was fast for Flyers fans. But it must've been an eternity for Michael Del Zotto.#480754565 / gettyimages.comThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that they had agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.3M with 24 year old defenseman Michael Del Zotto. The signing came on the heels of a report that veteran blueliner and assistant captain Kimmo Timonen had been...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Del Zotto Signs With Flyers

If you’re a Rangers fan who hated Michael Del Zotto, you’re REALLY going to hate him now as the Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed the former Blueshirt defenseman to a one-year deal. Darren Dreger at TSN reports the deal is worth $1.3 million. Earlier this offseason, the Nashville Predators decided not to extend a qualifying offer to the restricted free agent Del...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers sign D-man Michael Del Zotto

In the wake of Kimmo Timonen's injury, the Flyers had to get active. Ron Hextall said he would rather go after a veteran free agent or find a defenseman through a trade than promote a young player to a major role so early in a career. Lucky for Hextall, there was a good back-up plan still on the market. The Flyers signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year deal worth $1...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Timonen hospitalized with blood clots, hockey career in jeopardy

Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography The Flyers had recently linked the aging but durable fan favorite on the blue line for another season. Kimmo Timonen had always talked about possibly retired but strived for a Stanley Cup title. He wanted to be a winner and to win in Philadelphia, so he returned for the 2014-15 season with high expectations. That season, and any hockey future, are...
Via Flyerdelphia
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen Diagnosed With Blood Clots, On-Ice Future Uncertain

Kimmo Timonen’s NHL career appears to be in jeopardy. The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman  has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lower right leg and both of his lungs, the team revealed Tuesday. According to the club, Timmonen is being treated in his home country of Finland, and there’s no timetable for a potential return. The 39-year-old signed a one-year contract in June...
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Stay patient, address D, or get Giroux help?

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) New Flyer GM Ron Hextall has made his first actual moves since taking over for...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending June 22nd

  #459437841 / June 18, 2007 Back in June of 2007, the Flyers' brass made a trade with the Nashville Predators that is still paying dividends as they head into the 2014-15 NHL season. The Flyers traded a previously obtained 1st-round pick back to them in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen and left winger Scott Hartnell. As it was reported this week on Flyerdelphia...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo Says Stay: Timonen Will Return To Flyers For One More Year

  Looks like the old dog isn’t ready to roll over just yet. After making it known he had inclinations toward retirement during last season’s run in Philly, Kimmo Timonen, the steadiest defender the Flyers have had the last several seasons and multiple time All Star had a decided change of heart. New Flyers GM Ron Hextall and Timonen agreed to a 1 year deal, the details of which...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers ink Kimmo Timonen for one more year

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) “I’ve been thinking about this a long time, and I’m going to take a few weeks here and see how I feel. I feel, like injury-wise, I’m in pretty good shape. It’s not like I can say I ‘okay I have to go do this surgery’ and that kind of stuff, but I’m going to take my time here and see. You have to be motivated to work out, get into shape...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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