Projecting Flyers Team Awards for 2015-16

  View image | Every year at the end of each season, the Flyers announce a list of awards to recognize individual accomplishments and honors. It's the Flyers version of the NHL awards in the sense that they hand out most valuable player, best defenseman and most improved - to name a few. With the 2015-16 campaign just a few short months away, let's have some...
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27 days ago  |  Discuss

An early look at the Philadelphia Flyers’ blue line

Following the NHL Draft and the main portion of the free agency period, late July seems like a decent time to discuss what the Philadelphia Flyers’ blue line will look like in the 2015-2016 season. There is still time for trades to be made and players to be signed, and Hextall has said he is still trying to trade Vincent Lecavalier and another defenseman. Considering the Flyers...
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers blue-line logjam adds decisions to offseason

  Before Dave Hakstol can start coaching the team, he needs to know what players he has to work with on the roster.    Ron Hextall continues to add to the many decisions the Flyers will have to make this offseason.    Last week, Hextall tapped into the KHL for two free agents - defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev and forward Aaron Palushaj. Both were primarily depth signing...
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May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Kunitz knocks glass off boards with hit on Nick Schultz (Video)

Pittsburgh Penguins forward Chris Kunitz knocked a pane of glass off the boards and onto the ice with a big hit on Flyers defenseman Nick Schultz during Wednesday night's game at the CONSOL Energy Center.The pane of glass didn't shatter when it was dislodged. The fans in the front row were alert and appeared to push the glass away from themselves and back towards the ice. The...
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April 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-03/31/15: No fooling, the Flyers are rebuilding; Voracek in scoring race

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.   New beginning for Nick Schultz Signed as a 7th defenseman, Nick Schultz has had a steady season for the Flyers: [ Panaccio] [ Seravalli] [ Dave Isaac]  Scoring title in reach The Flyers have never had an Art Ross trophy winner...
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March 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Another way to lose a point for Flyers

If the Flyers playoff run continues through March and they creep to within one point of the final playoff spot, or worse, finish one point shy of the playoffs, this might be the first game you think of. At 4:58 of the third period, the Flyers were trailing by a goal when they appeared to score out of a net-mouth scramble. Nick Schultz was the last to touch the puck as it fluttered...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyerdelphia Weekly Round-Up: February 14-20

Every week, you can catch up on all of our stories on Flyerdelphia in our weekly round-up. Here is this week's content from February 14 to 20. ---------- Saturday, February 14 Rob Riches brings you the Future Flyers Report, looking at a new franchise record for the Flyers ECHL team, the Reading Royals - Future Flyers Report: Royals set franchise record Forward Scott Laughton...
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February 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers sign defenseman Nick Schultz to multiyear contract extension

  The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Nick Schultz to a multiyear contract extension. Terms were not announced. Schultz has two goals and 13 points in 55 games for the Flyers this season. He has already recorded his highest point total in a season since 2010-11, when he had 17 points Schultz originally signed with the Flyers as a free agent on July 2, 2014. He previously...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers sign defenseman Nick Schultz to contract extension

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Nick Schultz to a multi-year contract extension. Terms were not announced. Schultz has two goals and 13 points in 55 games for the Flyers this season. He has already recorded his highest point total in a season since 2010-11, when he had 17 points Schultz originally signed with the Flyers as a free agent on July...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers sign Schultz to 2-year extension

Over the next few weeks, there will be talks of trade rumors involving the Flyers crowded blue line. On Wednesday, one defenseman solidified his place with the Flyers. Nick Schultz signed a two-year extension with the Flyers worth $4.5 million. Schultz was originally signed to be the team's seventh defenseman this season, but injuries to several members of the blue line - most...
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February 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers' win streak halted in SO loss to Isles

Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese PHILADELPHIA -- The Flyers' season-long four-game winning streak was halted Thursday, as they fell 3-2 to the New York Islanders in a shootout. They now have points in five-consecutive games, going 4-0-1 in that span. Chris VandeVelde's eighth goal of the season gave the Flyers a 2-0 lead with 8:22 to play in the second period, but two Islander...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 50 Preview: Flyers look to make it four in row as they battle Maple Leafs

The Philadelphia Flyers (21-22-7) look to win their fourth straight game and get back to .500 on the season as they play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs (22-24-4) tonight at the Wells Fargo Center. This is the second of three meetings between the two clubs and the lone game in Philadelphia. Game time is 7:00. The Flyers defeated Toronto 7-4 at the Air Canada Center back on...
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January 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia tops Winnipeg 5-2 for 3rd straight victory

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Nick Schultz makes a living trying to keep pucks out of the net, instead of shooting them. When Schultz does have a rare shot to score, the defenseman enjoys the chance to cash in. ''It must be nice to be a goal scorer,'' he said. ''They get paid a lot more, too.'' Schultz chipped in with a rare goal, and Wayne Simmonds, Chris VandeVelde, Brayden Schenn also scored...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: More unlikely heroes contributing for Flyers

As the final horn sounded on Thursday night, the scoreboard showed a 5-2 Flyers victory over the Winnipeg Jets. It marked one of the Flyers more impressive games of the season. In December, the Flyers showed character with a win over the Jets by rallying for two goals in the third and scoring the game-winning goal 10 seconds into overtime. This time, the Flyers controlled the...
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January 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyerdelphia Weekly Round-Up: January 17-23

Every week, you can catch up on all of our stories on Flyerdelphia in our weekly round-up. Here is this week's content from January 17 to 23. ---------- Saturday, January 17 The Flyers got mixed results from Kimmo Timonen's tests - One clot clears for Timonen, status remains uncertain Rob Riches provided game coverage of the Flyers game against the Buffalo Sabres. The Flyers...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Amid struggles and injuries, Flyers remaining patient

Photo courtesy of Amy Irvin/38Photography The blue line remains a battered place for the Flyers.  Braydon Coburn has missed time twice with injury, including now after suffering a lower-body injury against the Tampa Bay Lightning on Jan. 12. Nick Grossmann went down with an upper-body injury against the Capitals on Jan. 8. Most recently, on Monday afternoon, the Flyers lost...
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January 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-01/20/15- Flyers lose game, two defensemen in one afternoon

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.      Flyers limping into break With one more game before the All-Star break, the Flyers are hurting: [ Seravalli] [ Panaccio] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Nick Schultz and Carlo Colaiacovo were both injured in the loss. Brandon Manning and Oliver...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Schultz, Colaiacovo injured; Flyers recall Manning, Lauridsen

The beaten and battered Flyers continue to deal with injuries and the list got longer on Monday. In Monday's 7-4 loss to the Islanders, defensemen Nick Schultz and Carlo Colaiacovo suffered injuries. Both are listed as questionable for Tuesday night's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins with upper-body injuries. While there are no timetables on the injuries, given the Flyers...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Adam McQuaid, Nick Schultz Engage In First-Period Fight (GIF)

Boston Bruins defenseman Adam McQuaid fought Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Nick Schultz just seven seconds into the first period of Saturday’s game at the Wells Fargo Center. Bruins forward Daniel Paille took a huge hit from Schultz in the neutral zone and McQuaid stepped in to defend his teammate. McQuaid was able to land a few powerful jabs in the one-sided bout. It was McQuaid’s...
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Voracek wins it as Flyers down Capitals in overtime

Just as it did on Tuesday, another game came down to the final moments for the Flyers. Just as they did on Tuesday, they found a way to win. A power play in overtime gave the Flyers a chance to make something happen. They wasted no time. Just 17 seconds into the power play, Jake Voracek fired a one-timer past Braden Holtby to give the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Mailbag: Are the Flyers playing less physical?

  View image | Welcome back to another edition of the Flyerdelphia mailbag. Today, we cover the Flyers' physical play, as well as Craig Berube's shelf life as a coach. Are the Flyers playing less physical, or are the players just not willing to put their bodies on the line? - John D., via our Facebook page. Interestingly enough, Craig Berube had stressed...
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January 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Lightning out-pace Flyers as streak ends

The Flyers got the all-important first goal that dictated results of late, and did hold the lead after the first period. But something about the first period didn't add up. The Flyers led, but were massively out-played by the East-leading Tampa Bay Lightning. The Lightning turned things on in the second and scored two quick goals that proved to be the difference in a 3-1 Flyers...
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December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Stamkos and company extend winning streak over Philadelphia

Andrei Vasilevskiy made 23 saves. Steven Stamkos, Tyler Johnson, and Valtteri Filppula each scored. Ryan Callahan grabbed a pair of assists and Tampa Bay continued their mastery over the Philadelphia Flyers with a 3-1 win on Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. The first period started out with both teams having some good chances. Tampa hit two posts and Nick Schultz made...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

By The Numbers: Special teams play sparks team victory.

The Flyers played a defensively sound game tonight. They limited the Devils chances and made the most of theirs. There was just one goal scored at 5v5 play in this goalfest, allowing for the special teams play and goaltending to lead the way to victory. Overall The Flyers controlled play during the first period with a shorthanded goal and an even strength goal from the duo...
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December 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning After: Jaws takes life from Flyers

Tuesday night's game against the Sharks had two different feels. On one hand, the Flyers were playing their best game in recent memory. And they were buzzing toward the end of regulation. As overtime neared, visions of the Flyers win against Los Angeles in late October were in mind. The Flyers just needed the finish, and with sustained pressure, it could be done. On the other hand...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss
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