Preseason Game 6 Preview: Flyers face Devils in final tune-up

  View image | gettyimages.com Dave Hakstol's first preseason as Flyers coach is set to come to an end tonight, as the Flyers head to New Jersey for the tail end of a back-to-back with the Devils -- giving them a chance to redeem for Wednesday's sloppy 4-2 loss. The biggest storyline for the Flyers will be the play of Scott Laughton and Brandon Manning -- two players in...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top storylines as 2015-16 regular season nears

  In less than one week, the Philadelphia Flyers will open the 2015-16 season by traveling to the Sunshine State to take on the reigning Eastern Conference champion Tampa Bay Lightning. The team will attempt to get off to a good start in what they hope will be a fruitful season that results in returning to the postseason and vying for the Stanley Cup. Let's take a look at the...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Devils top Flyers in sloppy affair

  The New Jersey Devils were 3-1-0 against the Flyers during the 2014-15 season. The trend continued in Wednesday's preseason game between the two teams. After a solid first period, the Flyers played flat for the remaining two periods, failing to generate any offense on Devils backup Keith Kinkaid. New Jersey claimed a 4-2 victory over the Flyers in the final preseason home...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 5 Preview: Flyers face Devils in final home preseason game

The final decisions on the roster are coming and the Flyers have just two preseason games left to make those decisions and complete preparation for the regular season. The Flyers are 3-1-1 to this point in the preseason as they return home for the final home game before the home opener on Oct. 12. The opponent is the New Jersey Devils, a team the Flyers will face twice in the...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 4 Preview: Flyers hit road, face Rangers

  With the roster down to 26, the Flyers are preparing for final cuts as the Opening Night roster takes shape. So far, it's been a successful preseason. Not only do the Flyers have a 3-1-0 record in the four nights they have played, but they have received contributions across the board from veterans and prospects alike.  The Flyers close out that preseason with three more...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 3 Preview: Flyers host Islanders again

  For the third time in four preseason games, the Flyers and Islanders will take the ice against one another. The puck hits the ice a little early on Friday night, in light of the Pope’s visit to Philadelphia, with the opening face-off at Wells Fargo Center taking place at 6 p.m. Unlike Tuesday’s game, fans will see Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek take the ice at Wells...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Concussion spotters, Hextall believes in Flyers

Hello again and welcome to a Tuesday edition of Between the Pipes. With rookie camp in full swing and training camps scheduled to start later in the week, let's take a look at a few headlines from the hockey world as we prepare for the 2015-16 season.  NHL to implement concussion spotters - [Greg Wyshynski - Puck Daddy]  This is a great move by the NHL. While they have a...
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19 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Neuvirth embraces 'Rocky' on mask

Michal Neuvirth is doing his best to win over the fans of the Philadelphia Flyers before even playing one game in goal for the team.Signed to a two-year, $3.25 million contract on July 1, Neuvirth elected to embrace the fictional history of the City of Brotherly Love by depicting scenes from the "Rocky" movies on his new goaltender's mask. Sylvester Stallone's mug liberally adorns...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Michael Neuwirth is a little on the nose

“You’re gonna eat lightning and you’re gonna crap thunder” Check out Michal Neuvirth’s new Rocky-centric mask for 2015-16. A photo posted by Philadelphia Flyers (@philadelphiaflyers) on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:13am PDT Yes, Michael Neuwirth, the Flyers season will be rocky. Zing. Naturally, with Neuwirth projected as a backup, his team is heaping enormous amounts of...
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September 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Neuvirth: Voracek 'was the reason I signed (with Flyers)'

Michal Neuvirth credits Jakub Voracek for convincing him to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers, although the latter doesn't necessarily agree with his countryman's assessment. "I met Jake and we talked about things here and he said all good things about the Flyers," Neuvirth told CSN Philly of Voracek, who collected 22 goals and a career-high 59 assists last season en route to signing...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Will Michal Neuvirth find stability with the Flyers?

  View image | gettyimages.com When the Flyers signed Michal Neuvirth to open their free agency period earlier this summer, it provided them a younger option to back Steve Mason up -- after all, Ray Emery had run his course and was largely inconsistent in the second year of his second tenure with the organization.  Emery finished his season with a 3.06 GAA and a save...
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August 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers offseason recap

Last year: 33-31-18, sixth in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by 14 points. Key additions: Sam Gagner, Evgeny Medvedev, Michal Neuvirth, Colin McDonald Key subtractions: Chris Pronger’s contract, Zac Rinaldo, Nicklas Grossmann Offense: The Flyers had no choice but to reward Jakub Voracek with a massive extension after he finished fourth in the league in […]
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August 19, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders offseason recap

Last year: 47-28-7, third in the Metro Division. Lost to Washington in seven games in Round One. Key additions: Thomas Greiss, Matt Barzal Key subtractions: Griffin Reinhart, Tyler Kennedy, Lubomir Visnovsky, Michal Neuvirth, Colin McDonald, Matt Carkner, Eric Boulton Offense: The Islanders’ fourth-ranked offense returns every key contributor and could see significant jumps in production […]
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August 05, 2015  |  Discuss

New jersey numbers coming for several Flyers

The Flyers tweeted a photo on Tuesday afternoon, announcing new jersey numbers for the new acquisitions this offseason and two players already with the team from last season. Keep an eye out for these new sweater numbers during the 2015-16 season... pic.twitter.com/mTsJ5u2bRc — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) August 4, 2015 R.J. Umberger will return to his former No....
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August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers having a productive offseason

In the wake of the NHL Draft and free-agency frenzy on July 1st, major changes have taken place throughout the NHL. Whether you’re talking about a Stanley Cup contender scraping the salary cap ceiling or a bottom feeder team looking to reach the salary cap floor, just about every team in the NHL has made changes to their roster. Which brings us to the Philadelphia Flyers, a...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers GM Hextall: 'I'm not going to hold my breath' on free agent market

The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the teams who kept quiet on the first day of free agency, and Flyers GM Ron Hextall said he was perfectly happy with how uneventful the day was for his team."I don’t like going into free agency needing three or four bodies and you kind of end up blowing your brains out there," Hextall told the media. "We feel like we got a real good fit for our...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers bolster Phantoms roster, sign 3 to two-way deals

  View image | gettyimages.com Following their signing of Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday afternoon, the Flyers signed three more players to two-way contracts. Tim Brent and Davis Drewiske have signed one-year deals, while Chris Conner inked a two-year deal with the organization. All three players are likely to spend their seasons with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. #Flyers...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers sign backup goaltender Neuvirth to multiyear deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a multiyear contract. Neuvirth replaces Ray Emery as Philadelphia's No. 2 goalie behind Steve Mason. Terms of Wednesday's deal were not announced. Neuvirth split last season with the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Islanders. He went 7-20-4 with a 2.98 GAA and .914 save percentage. Neuvirth was originally...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers ink backup netminder Michal Neuvirth for two-years (Puck Daddy)

Bye, bye, Ray Emery. Hello, Michal Neuvirth! The Philadelphia Flyers have themselves a new backup goaltender in the 27-year-old Neuvirth. As reported first by Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Flyers have signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to two-year deal, $1.5 M in Year 1 and $1.75 million in Year 2 — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015 In Philadelphia, Neuvirth is in a purely...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers sign Michal Neuvirth

  View image | gettyimages.com  According to reports, the Flyers have signed free agent goalie Michal Neuvirth to a two year deal.     Flyers have signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to two-year deal, $1.5 M in Year 1 and $1.75 million in Year 2 — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015 Neuvirth has a 2.73 GAA and .912 save percentage in 168 career NHL games...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: All is Quiet For Now: 7/1/15

As free agency looms, starting at 12 P.M. ET, the collective hockey world will be avoiding work at all costs, flipping through Twitter and hoping their team can make a splash. For Islander fans, the mood will be more relaxed. This is not to say they won’t be avoiding work to hear news from around the NHL, but, for the first time in years, fans aren’t crossing their fingers that...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The Last Stand Edition – 03|24|15

The final Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum home stand is now upon you. These next four games are the last of its kind for the Uniondale arena, home to four Stanley Cup championships and countless memories that only four decades of hockey can engender. It’s safe to say that what matters most for this team is a playoff berth rather than concerning itself with a rival’s placement...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Neuvirth’s Ability to Spell Halak Will Be Key to Islanders’ Success

Jack Capuano’s management of the New York Islanders’ two goaltenders, Jaroslav Halak and Michal Neuvirth, over these last nine games will be critical in determining the Isles’ playoff position and ultimately their overall playoff success. Halak, of course, is the starter. His 3-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils last Tuesday has Isles fans dreaming of more playing time for...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|18|15

Despite outshooting the Blackhawks by a decent margin, the Islanders fell well short in Chicago, losing their fourth consecutive game. The Isles gave up four goals in the game, two of which were scored by Jonathan Toews, with the other two being scored by Marian Hossa. Michal Neuvirth was not horrible in net, as he did make several big saves early in the game, but the goals he let...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Offensive Woes Continue in Chicago

Tonight’s Recap For the first time all season the Islanders losing streak has reached four games after getting blown out by the Chicago Blackhawks in the United Center 4-1. Starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak did not make the trip to Chicago and the team recalled Kevin Poulin on an emergency basis from Bridgeport. Michal Neuvirth made his fourth start for the Islanders but has...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss
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