R.J. Umberger Expecting Buyout

The trade for him has been an oft-criticized move by Philadelphia fans, and they’re going to get some assistance in labeling that a bad move. Philadelphia Flyers forward R.J. Umberger expects the team to buy him out over the summer, reports Dave Isaac of the Courier Post. “I expect [a buyout],” Umberger said. “Who wouldn’t after my season? That’s something up to them...
Via The Hockey Writers
5 days ago

Grading the Philadelphia Flyers’ forwards, part two

This article is the second in a series in which I am grading the Philadelphia Flyers. I will provide the player’s statistics and assign each player a grade. In this article, I will be grading the second half of the Philadelphia Flyers’ forwards. Rather than list the players by line – Coach Hasktol juggles his lines quite frequently – I am grading the forwards in A-Z order...
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March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

If Hextall and Flyers are selling, who are the options?

With the NHL Trade Deadline approaching on Monday at 3 p.m., Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall seems to have already decided that he will be selling and continuing his plan to build towards the future. The team is within striking distance of a playoff spot. However, with captain Claude Giroux and top defenseman Michael Del Zotto missing from the lineup, the Flyers...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Is there good reason for Dave Hakstol to keep R.J. Umberger in lineup?

Embed from Getty Images   One of my favorite Simpsons quotes is a classic regarding Krusty's profligacy.  "You took all your money...and bet against the Harlem Globetrotters?!" "I thought the Generals were due!" Certainly many Philadelphia Flyers fans thought coach Dave Hakstol was being just as foolish by keeping R.J. Umberger in the lineup. Coming off a season in...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Umberger snaps 50-game scoreless drought, Flyers beat Sabres

PHILADELPHIA (AP) R.J. Umberger snapped a 50-game scoreless drought and Wayne Simmonds got his 20th goal of the season to help the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Buffalo Sabres 5-1 on Thursday night to end a three-game skid. Brayden Schenn, Michael Raffl and Nick Cousins also scored for Philadelphia, which scored four goals during a dominant second period. Philadelphia needs every...
Via AP on Fox
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Strong second period lifts Flyers to 5-1 win over Buffalo Sabres

PHILADELPHIA -- For much of this season,  the Flyers' struggles in the second period have been well-documented. They've played sloppily, they've turned the puck over, they've taken dumb penalties and they've been shaky. More often than not, it's come back to bite them in the rear, and ultimately cost them the game. But on Thursday, the Flyers countered with their strongest second...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

What should Ron Hextall do at the trade deadline?

Embed from Getty Images   It may seem hard to believe, but the NHL's trade deadline is right around the corner. As TSN's do-it-all Hockey Insider and future Flyerdelphia contributor Bob McKenzie pointed out on Monday, just five weeks separate us from the last day that trades can be made (Feb. 29, for the record). NHL trade deadline is five weeks today. #ThxTips —...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Analytics on Flyers' Bottom 6 Forwards

  Embed from Getty Images   As the season began, there might have been some difficulty identifying an order to the Philadelphia Flyers' lines. Obviously the Giroux line was the top line, but was the Couturier line the second or third line? Was the Bellemare line the third or the fourth? The Flyers lines have generally stabilized, and the pecking order has become...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Umberger, White activated off IR; Cousins, McDonald returned to Phantoms

The beaten and battered Flyers lineup is close to returning to its original state.  Two of the Flyers injured players are set to return as R.J. Umberger and Ryan White were activated off injured reserve on Saturday afternoon. To make room on the roster for both, the Flyers returned forwards Colin McDonald and Nick Cousins to the Phantoms. McDonald had one goal in five games...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers call up Gostisbehere, Leier; Umberger, Streit hit IR

Photo: Nina Weiss/Flyerdelphia Sometimes, injury presents opportunity. And in situations like that, it throws patience clear out the window. R.J. Umberger was announced to be out for at least one-to-two weeks on Thursday. He was placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, and is now joined by Mark Streit, who is on long-term injured reserve after having surgery that is...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers' Umberger out 1-2 weeks with lower-body injury

Philadelphia Flyers forward R.J. Umberger will be sidelined one-to-two weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced on Thursday.Umberger sat out Tuesday's 4-0 setback to the Colorado Avalanche and missed the following day's practice with a "maintenance day" before the Flyers revealed the news. The 33-year-old Pittsburgh native suffered the injury after blocking a shot with...
Via Fox Sports
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Umberger out 1-2 weeks with lower-body injury

  View image | gettyimages.com After missing the last game and being held out of practice on “maintenance days,” the Flyers revealed Thursday what many had already inferred. Forward R.J. Umberger is out for one to two weeks with a lower-body injury. Umberger blocked a shot with his foot in his last game on Saturday in Winnipeg. It is believed that Umberger could have...
Via Flyerdelphia
November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

New-look Flyers excite in season opener

  View image | gettyimages.com The Flyers have not been very good in season-opening games the past few seasons. Some wondered if they would suffer the same fate to start the 2015-16 season when it was announced that they would be traveling to Tampa Bay to take on the defending Eastern Conference champions. Although the Flyers came away with one point as a result of an overtime...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Gagner flexible, Umberger ready for redemption

Hello and welcome to Between the Pipes! In this Tuesday edition, we'll look at a few Flyers headlines that are making the rounds with training camp now in its second full week.  Sean Couturier banged up as camp reaches second full week – [Ryan Bright – CSNPhilly.com] Couturier was likely injured in a game against the New York Rangers at the Wells Fargo Center last week and...
Via Flyerdelphia
September 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Now healthy, Umberger wants fresh start with Flyers

Philadelphia Flyers forward R.J. Umberger would like another chance to make a first impression, even if he's on his second stint with the team.Acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets for fan-favorite Scott Hartnell prior to last season, Umberger was unable to overcome a severe hip injury and finished with a career-low 15 points (nine goals, six assists) in 67 games.The 33-year-old...
Via Fox Sports
September 18, 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....
Via Flyerdelphia
August 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Can Hakstol get production out of Lecavalier, MacDonald, Umberger?

In the 2014-15 season, the Flyers missed the playoffs primarily due to inconsistent play. But it was the inconsistencies of three players that were magnified, and for good reason. Combined, Vincent Lecavalier, R.J. Umberger and Andrew MacDonald make $14.1 million. Last season, they played in a combined 182 games, scoring 19 goals and adding 28 assists. Umberger was a minus-9....
Via Flyerdelphia
July 29, 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

Between the Pipes-03/17/05: Cousins called up; Flyers visit Canucks

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage. Cousins gets the call With R.J. Umberger out for the rest of the season and Matt Read on paternity leave, Nick Cousins gets a chance with the big club: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi]  Flyers- Canucks preview  The Flyers travel to Vancouver looking to avenge a bad January home loss to...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Umberger to undergo abdominal surgery, miss rest of season

R.J. Umberger will undergo season-ending surgery next week, the Flyers announced prior to Saturday's matchup with Detroit. Umberger's surgery will repair torn hip and abdominal muscles, and will need approximately 10 weeks of recovery time. Umberger's first season back in Philly ends after a nine goal, 15-point campaign -- the worst numbers of his career. He did find chemistry...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-03/14/15: Umberger out the remainder of season; Flyers host Red Wings

  Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage   Umberger out for season R.J. Umberger will have surgery to repair an abdominal injury and will miss the rest of the season:[Philly.com- Sam Carchidi] [CSNPhilly.com] Flyer-Red Wings preview The Flyers host Detroit in a matinee contest:[CSNPhilly.com- Tom Doughery] [Flyerdelphia...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers’ R.J. Umberger on poor season: ‘I feel like I’ve let Hextall down’ (Puck Daddy)

The Philadelphia Flyers still have two more years left on R.J. Umberger’s contract, with $9 million coming to him. That’s going to turn into a Vincent Lecavalier albatross situation if the forward doesn’t turn his fortunes around. Umberger will be a healthy scratch Tuesday night when the Flyers host the Dallas Stars. Lecavalier will take his place in the lineup after sitting...
Via Philly Sports Live
March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers Trivia: My Favorite Flyers

  View image | gettyimages.com Happy Wednesday Everyone, In today's edition of Flyers Trivia, we are doing something a little different.  Once a month or so, we will select one follower and ask them to send us a list of their ten most favorite Flyers. All the answers to the questions will be that person's favorite Flyers. Before we get into today's questions, let's review...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Now Being Served in the Press Box: Hot Dog Sandwiches and RJ Umbergers?

The duo of Sean Couturier and Matt Read broke out on Thursday night and combined on the two early goals to sink the Devils. This is a pair that has been getting a lot of unwarranted criticism of their offensive production this year. The cause of their limited production is a combination of zone starts, quality of competition, and RJ Umberger. Couturier and Read have played...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers blow away Hurricanes in Saturday matinee

The Flyers played the worst team in the league this afternoon, and controlled the game much like they should. The Flyers opened the scoring just 53 seconds into the game as Sean Couturier put one home after a scramble in front, with assists from RJ Umberger and Matt Read. Couturier now has a 6-game point streak. The Hurricanes had a decent chance in front a few minutes later...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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