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Flyers sign Provorov to entry-level contract

  View image | gettyimages.com One of the Flyers first-round draft picks has officially been signed. The Flyers and defenseman Ivan Provorov agreed to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday. The deal is the maximum at entry level, worth $925,000 per year with bonuses. Provorov, the seventh overall pick at last weekend's draft, is on the roster for Flyers development...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hextall’s offseason plan in full swing after Draft

Upon the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Flyers GM Ron Hextall had a checklist of items. Find a new head coach to take his visions and blueprints of the roster and make them work on the ice. Check. Dave Hakstol makes the jump from the NCAA to the NHL in 2015-16. Acquire a stud defenseman. Check. Ivan Provorov will be here soon enough, if not on opening night this season. He...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

The state of the Philadelphia Flyers’ blue line: Part Three

This is the final part of a three part sequence. In Part One, I looked at the current state of the Flyers’ blue line, and in Part Two I looked at the Flyers’ defensive prospects. In case you missed them, here are the links for Part One and Part Two. In this section I will give my predictions for the Philadelphia Flyers’ blue line in the 2015-2016 season. The prospects ...
Via isportsweb.com
May 30, 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

Quotable: Flyers break-up day filled with sound bytes

The Flyers were in Voorhees on Monday as they packed up following a disappointing 2014-15 season. Each player met individually with Craig Berube and Ron Hextall and also faced the media.  The day was filled with quotable moments. Here's some of the highlights. Michael Del Zotto reflected on his season and his desire to return to the Flyers. "It definitely wasn't easy. There...
Via Flyerdelphia
April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Blues allow three third-period goals, fall to the Flyers

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Del Zotto and Wayne Simmonds scored third-period goals to rally the Philadelphia Flyers to a 3-1 win over the St. Louis Blues Thursday night. Del Zotto and Simmonds helped the Flyers erase a 1-0 hole and give them an important two points in the Eastern Conference playoff chase. Michael Raffl scored an empty-net goal to seal the victory. Steve Mason stopped...
Via AP on Fox
March 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-game Perspective: Del Zotto contributes significantly

Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese PHILADELPHIA - It's always a terrific feeling to score a game-winning goal in a tense, high-stakes divisional game. It's even better to do so against a team that had cast you away just a year ago. Michael Del Zotto got to experience that feeling Tuesday, scoring his fourth game-winner of the season against his former Rangers team just 1:19 into the...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-02/03/15: Riding a four game winning streak, the Flyers rest until Thursday

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.   Fourth line proving their worth The "Scrabble Line" has given the Flyers the depth scoring they have needed during this win streak: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi]  Del Zotto becoming a force Michael Del Zotto has been excellent since returning to the lineup and looks like he won't be...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers down Toronto for fourth straight win

Michael Del Zotto scored his fifth of the season. The Flyers killed a late penalty in the third. Steve Mason made 30 saves and the Flyers won their fourth consecutive game as they defeated the Toronto  Maple Leafs 1-0 Saturday night at the Wells Fargo Center. After a sluggish first two minutes of play, the Flyers and Leafs began to open it up. Michael Del Zotto opened the scoring...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Kevin Klein for Michael Del Zotto Was a Steal for New York Rangers

Kevin Klein #8 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck against the Ottawa Senators at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images) Kevin Klein for Michael Del Zotto was a trade by GM Glen Sather last year that is paying dividends today for the club. Del Zotto’s career began promising in New York and  then his level of play...
Via The Sports Journal
January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto Gets Neck Sliced Open, Returns to Game Like a Badass

Earlier this week, defensemen Michael Del Zotto of the Philadelphia Flyers took a skate to the neck from Avalanche forward Danny Briere and immediately went to the locker room. Micheal Del Zotto has a Scary Moment As you can see from the video, Del Zotto did not panic, mostly because he didn’t feel a ton of blood gushing from his neck, but he knew it was bad enough to leave...
Via Sports Mockery
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto tweets photo of neck after being sliced open by skate

Michael Del Zotto’s 2014 came to an end by taking the ice for the first time since December 9, although he would probably have preferred a less painful return. During his first shift, Del Zotto was cut on the neck by the skate of Daniel Briere from the Colorado Avalanche after falling down. The aftermath...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Gross: Michael Del Zotto posts photo of gruesome neck injury

Regardless of what you did on New Year’s Eve, it’s safe to say your day was better than the one enjoyed by Michael Del Zotto. The Flyers defenseman was cut by a skate blade during his team’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Del Zotto was forced to leave the game, but later returned sporting a nice row of stitches. If you were curious what the wound looked like, Del Zotto...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Gross: Michael Del Zotto posts photo of gruesome neck injury

Regardless of what you did on New Year’s Eve, it’s safe to say your day was better than the one enjoyed by Michael Del Zotto. The Flyers defenseman was cut by a skate blade during his team’s game against the Colorado Avalanche. Del Zotto was forced to leave the game, but later returned sporting a nice row of stitches. If you were curious what the wound looked like, Del Zotto...
Via Bloguin Best
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Rob Zepp, Peter White, Michael Del Zotto

  View image | gettyimages.com To our loyal Flyerdelphia readers, Happy New Year! There are plenty of big things in store for the site coming in 2015, so stay tuned! Now, for the first of many times this year, let's dig into the Flyerdelphia mailbag. Any shot that [Rob] Zepp gets another start? - Pat W. (@ActualyRealPWig) Not anytime soon. Following Steve Mason's return...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Is John Moore Really Michael Del Zotto 2.0?

John Moore #17 of the New York Rangers skates with the puck against the Tampa Bay Lightning at Madison Square Garden in New York City. (Mandatory Credit: Jared Silber/NHLI via Getty Images) Healthy scratch? Trade bait? Or last year as a Rangers? Who the **** knows. I’ll tell you what though, who cares! John Moore does have the raw natural talent and skill set to become a great...
Via The Sports Journal
December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto a pleasant surprise for Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers don’t exactly have too many positives going around the locker room these days, outside of perhaps the offensive excellence of Jakub Voracek. They currently sit 13th in the lackluster Eastern Conference, and their 19 points on the year have them just three ahead of the lowly Buffalo Sabres. Nonetheless, there is at least one pleasant surprise for this...
Via Puck Drunk Love
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto a pleasant surprise for Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers don’t exactly have too many positives going around the locker room these days, outside of perhaps the offensive excellence of Jakub Voracek. They currently sit 13th in the lackluster Eastern Conference, and their 19 points on the year have them just three ahead of the lowly Buffalo Sabres. Nonetheless, there is at least one pleasant surprise for this...
Via Bloguin Best
December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Del Zotto suffers lower-body injury, questionable for tonight's game

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto suffered a lower-body injury on Wednesday night and has been deemed questionable for Thursday night's game against the Minnesota Wild. #457007402 / gettyimages.com Del Zotto sustained his injury while playing against his former team, the New York Rangers, during the third period when he went down to take a way a two-on-one pass...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Do the Flyers re-sign Del Zotto?

Once again, it's Thursday and it's been a slow week around here with five days between games for the Flyers. But we're about to change all that. It's time to reach into this week's mailbag. What are the chances of Del Zotto re-signing in the coming offseason? - Chris F. I said in my Wednesday column that it was too early to think about the playoffs. So I guess that makes it too...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hextall's Smart Signings Showing Statistical Success

  #457218010 / gettyimages.com   There is no doubt that the Philadelphia Flyers’ biggest weakness is, and has been, defense. Going into his first offseason as general manager, there were a few options Ron Hextall could choose to improve the Flyers biggest weakness. Rather than making a big splash by signing a bigger-name defenseman, Hextall decided to sign a few veteran...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 12, 2014  |  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

Between the Pipes-11/7/14:Flyers down Panthers, look to extend winning streak against Avs

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage. Flyers beat Florida, get over .500 Michael Del Zotto led the way with his best game as a Flyer: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] [Broad Street Hockey-Charlie O'Conner] [Hockeybuzz.com-Bill Meltzer] The new "Legion of Doom" ? Wayne Simmonds has been moved to the top line with Voracek and...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Big Buzz: Lisa Ann exposes Michael Del Zotto; Hannah Stocking is Fox-y

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Via Fox Sports
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto earning the ire of adult film star Lisa Ann

            The last few years have not been kind to the once-promising Michael Del Zotto. Once upon a time, he was an up-and-coming defenseman for the New York Rangers, an integral part of their future on the blue line. Since then, he’s been demoted, traded and released. His future in the NHL was heavily in question when the Philadelphia...
Via Sports-Glory
November 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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