Philadelphia Flyers and the 7th overall pick

The 2015 NHL Draft will set the tone for a new era in the Philadelphia Flyers organization. General Manager Ron Hextall has begun shaping the team in his own vision, with key moves like hiring his own choice head coach Dave Hakstol. And while the Flyers are far from where Hextall would like them to be, the 2015 NHL Draft will greatly help Hextall bring the Flyers to follow his vision...
June 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Should the Flyers Keep Couturier and Schenn as a Tandem?

During Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall's end-of-season press conference on April, he was asked to assess the progress of fourth-year pros Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn. In particular, Couturier's heavy usage in defensive zone starts against opposing teams' best offensive players was brought up repeatedly, as was the issue of whether Schenn is better suited to...
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May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-05/26/15: Hakstol looks for defense

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.   Defend and skate Dave Hakstol wants mobile defensemen to run his system: [ Tim Panaccio]  Can Hakstol succeed? Can Dave Hakstol lead the Flyers back to the promised land? [ Ford] [Courier Post Online-Dave Isaac] Coots a second line center? Could Sean...
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May 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Sean Couturier impresses at World Championships

Look back to the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. The Philadelphia Flyers selected Sean Couturier eighth overall and knew they were getting a highly touted prospect. Look forward to the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. Sean Couturier plays a crucial role in helping the Flyers defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins by shutting down Art Ross Trophy and eventual Hart Trophy Winner Yevgeni Malkin, while also...
May 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Draft Prospect Profile: Mathew Barzal

  View image | Our series on potential Flyers draft prospects continues as we review the sixth player in the series. As the Flyers prepare to select seventh overall, there are several players who are expected to be in that slot that could immediately fill a team need. Headlining that group are wingers Mikko Rantanen and Lawson Crouse and defenseman Ivan Provorov...
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May 12, 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...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers host Senators in season finale

The Philadelphia Flyers (33-30-18) will play their final game of the 2014-15 season this afternoon when they host the Ottawa Senators (42-26-13). This is the third and final meeting between the teams and second in Philadelphia. Gametime is 12:30. The Flyers are coming off a 3-1 loss to Carolina on Thursday. The Flyers lone goal in that game came in the final minutes on a deflection...
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April 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers road schedule ends with another shoot out loss

  View image | The Flyers fell behind 2-0 through the early stages of the second period. Michael Raffl and Sean Couturier scored to get it tied. In the end, Nathan Gerbe and Chris Terry scored in the shoot out while Cam Ward stopped two of the three Flyers shooters and Carolina defeated the Flyers 3-2 on Saturday. It was a tight checking first period by the...
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April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Saturday Night Special: Flyers outlast Rangers, 4-2

PHILADELPHIA -- Michael Del Zotto's eighth goal of the season early in the third period -- against the team that drafted him, nonetheless -- gave the Flyers a 4-2 win Saturday over the New York Rangers. Del Zotto's shorthanded tally came from the left faceoff circle just over Cam Talbot's glove, off a feed across the slot from Sean Couturier. The Orange and Black now fall to 1-3...
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February 28, 2015  |  Discuss

The Philadelphia Flyers won’t buy high at the deadline

Every year, the trade deadline rolls around. And every year, it’s fun to speculate just who the Philadelphia Flyers might be after. This year, with the team making a sudden push for the playoffs – they sit five points out of the final Wild Card spot – it seems like a slam dunk that the Flyers will make a move to push for the playoffs, right? Wait a minute. What do you mean...
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February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Player and Play of the Week: February 1-8

It was a light week in Flyers hockey action, but the Flyers managed three points in their two games this week. With another week in the books, it's time to hand out our Player and Play of the Week honors. Our Player of the Week is Chris VandeVelde. VandeVelde scored in the Flyers 3-2 shootout loss on Thursday and has consistently been one of the Flyers best players over the last...
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February 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Flatten Flyers; Team Wakes Up To Win In Shootout

TONIGHT’S RECAP The Islanders headed into Philadelphia having lost their previous three contests but made sure the streak stopped there. They defeated the Flyers 3-2 in a seven round shootout. The Islanders have now won nine consecutive shootouts dating back to last season. The Islanders had to come from behind after falling behind 2-0. Mikhail Grabovski and Cal Clutterbuck tallied...
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February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Matchups: A big night for Sean Couturier and Flyer fans

Congrats to the Flyers. With the Penguins in town, this is one of the five games of the year Sean Couturier plays like a real NHL player. Lets take a look at how bad he is. PITTSBURGH, PA – FEBRUARY 20: Evgeni Malkin #71 of the Pittsburgh Penguins roughs up Sean Couturier #14 of the Philadelphia Flyers during the game at Consol Energy Center on February 20, 2013 in Pittsburgh...
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January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Wall on Ice: Sean Couturier excels versus the league’s best

Since entering the NHL as an 18-year-old rookie, Sean Couturier has established himself as one of the premier defensive forwards in the game. His profile has grown season after season, and culminated in him finishing ninth in Selke voting at the end of last season. While a ninth-place finish in such a voting process may […] The post Wall on Ice: Sean Couturier excels versus the...
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January 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Game 42 Preview: Flyers look to win 3 in a row

  View image | The Flyers will look to go 3-0-0 on their current four-game homestand Saturday afternoon, as the Boston Bruins visit Wells Fargo Center for the first and only time this regular season. It's been a while since both teams met, as they last played on Oct. 8 -- a game the Flyers lost 2-1, in their season opener. Sean Couturier scored the lone Flyers...
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January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Postgame Perspective: Flyers team play sets up late-game heroics

A late power play presented an opportunity for the Flyers in a stalemate of a game. The third period saw the Flyers and Washington Capitals trade goals. The Flyers had to survive a penalty kill with seven minutes left in regulation before the opportunity was presented to them. When a second chance came up in overtime, the Flyers made sure not to waste it. Jake Voracek scored...
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January 08, 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

Michael Del Zotto posts photo of the nasty cut on his neck

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Michael Del Zotto was cut by Avalanche forward Daniel Brière’s skate Wednesday during a play in which Del Zotto fell to the ice and Briere tried to step over him. Your browser does not support iframes. On Thursday, Del Zotto, who returned to the game, posted a pre and post stiches photo of his neck. A photo posted by Michael Del Zotto (...
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January 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers overcome early deficit, hammer Leafs.

  View image | Toronto scored two early goals. The Couturier line got them back in it. From there, it was the Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek show.  The Flyers would score five straight goals after falling behind 3-2 and Philadelphia blasted Toronto 7-4 Saturday night in Toronto. It was a roller coaster first period. Toronto opened the scoring 4:51 in. Joffrey...
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December 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 30 Preview: Flyers host Tampa looking for third straight win

Sean Couturier skates with the puck. Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese. The Philadelphia Flyers (11-13-5) will look to win their third straight game as they welcome the Tampa Bay Lightning (19-10-3) to the Wells Fargo Center tonight. This is the seocnd of three meetings and first of two in Philadelphia. Game time is 7:00. Tampa won the first meeting this season 4-3 at home back...
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December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Player and Play of the Week: December 7-12

Another week has come and gone and for the Flyers, there were many contributors. This week, our player of the week is Sean Couturier. Couturier has points in his last six games, but really elevated his play this week, scoring two goals and adding two assists for four points in three games. Our play of the week comes from Saturday's win over the Hurricanes. What better play to...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 14, 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...
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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...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Game 29 Preview: Flyers looking to storm forward against Carolina

The Philadelpha Flyers (10-13-5) will look to make it two wins in a row today as they faceoff against the Carolina Hurricanes (8-17-3) at 1:05. The Flyers are coming off a big home win on Thursday night against the Devils which saw goals from secondary scorers such as Sean Couturier, Matt Read and Jakub Voracek. Philadelphia is looking to continue its strong play at the Wells...
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December 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Hurricanes-Flyers Preview

Maybe the potential resurgence of some young forwards can finally get the Philadelphia Flyers' season headed in the right direction. Wayne Simmonds and Sean Couturier have broken out of extended slumps, and the Flyers hope Matt Read keeps doing the same Saturday when they host a skidding Carolina Hurricanes team hurting for offense. Philadelphia (10-13-5), 13th in the Eastern Conference...
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December 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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