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NHL Owners Should Stay In The Background

from Adam Proteau of The Hockey News, The migration of on-and-off-ice talent from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Los Angeles Kings franchise that has won two of the past three Cups is not lost on observers. At various points in the past 15 years, the Flyers (a) employed L.A. GM Dean Lombardi as their western scout, and Kings assistant coach John Stevens as their coach; (b) centered...
Via Kukla's Korner
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ryan White has surgery on pectoralis muscle

Ryan White‘s plans to compete for a roster spot with the Philadelphia Flyers during training camp have been hampered after he injured his left pectoralis muscle while training last week. He had surgery as a result and there’s no timetable for his return, per the team’s website.
Via Pro Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Afternoon Line

“I think they’ll be a playoff team. There’s a big difference between getting a playoff spot and being a contender for the Cup and I still think they’re a little bit away from that, but I think they’re moving in the right direction.” -John LeClair on the Philadelphia Flyers.  More from LeClair on the Flyers by Katie Strang of ESPN.
Via Kukla's Korner
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Timonen headed to U.S., will see Flyers doctor

For as helpless as Flyers GM Ron Hextall felt at the beginning of the month when he found out his best defenseman was stuck in another country with blood clots in his leg and both lungs, he was much more subdued Tuesday. That’s because Kimmo Timonen was en route back to the United States after he learned of the scary diagnosis a couple weeks earlier in his native Finland. Doctors...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Overlooked But Always There: The Quiet Brilliance Of Kimmo Timonen

When the Philadelphia Flyers’ late-game comeback attempt came up short in Game 7 of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals first-round playoff match-up against the rival New York Rangers, Kimmo Timonen was there. He was older and slower and less effective than he has been over the course of his quietly brilliant career, but he […] The post Overlooked But Always There: The Quiet Brilliance...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier told to “get over” trade rumors

Vincent Lecavalier’s name was at the center of a dozen or more trade rumors this summer, but a deal never came to fruition. How should Lecavlier prepare for the upcoming season with all of those trade talks fresh in his mind? Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Berube has some very simple advice. Via NJ.com: “Get over it. He just needs to change his game a little bit. We talked...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier told to “get over” trade rumors

Vincent Lecavalier’s name was at the center of a dozen or more trade rumors this summer, but a deal never came to fruition. How should Lecavlier prepare for the upcoming season with all of those trade talks fresh in his mind? Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Berube has some very simple advice. Via NJ.com: “Get over it. He just needs to change his game a little bit. We talked...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Vincent Lecavalier 'needs to change game a little bit,' says Flyers coach Craig Berube

The Flyers' puzzle piece that doesn’t fit needs to reinvent his game. Head coach Craig Berube's response to veteran center Vincent Lecavalier hearing his name in trade rumors all summer? “Get over it.” Berube’s response to apparently being stuck for another season with an aging four-time All-Star whose defensive liabilities outweighed the 20 goals he scored in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Sizing up Blue Jackets Metro opponents: Philadelphia Flyers

With a few weeks until NHL training camps open, we're winding our way through the divisional opponents that the Columbus Blue Jackets will face in the upcoming season. Each has their pros and cons heading into the 2014-15 season. Where will they eventually end up when the music stops on the regular season and there are only a finite number of chairs left for the playoff dance...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
5 days ago  |  Discuss

A New Era for The Hockey Guys

It’s been a summer of changes around the National Hockey League and for The Hockey Guys, it’s no different. Dustin Leed, who started THG and has covered the Philadelphia Flyers, Stanley Cup Final, Draft and other NHL events over the last four years is handing over majority ownership of the website to Social Media Director, James Stephan. James has covered the Montreal Canadiens...
Via The Hockey Guys
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto gets a chance with Flyers

Nobody likes to see another player get hurt or have any other sort of health problem. But in an odd way, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen's blood clot situation -- the former Predators standout is out indefinitely -- has given another former Nashville blueliner a chance. Michael Del Zotto, who is an offensive-minded defenseman like the 38-year-old Timonen, signed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flyers goalie Mason returns to ice after breaking finger

Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason returned to on-ice training for the first time since breaking a finger on July 27, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. Mason fractured his finger during a game of ball hockey in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario. At the time, Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall said he would miss two weeks of training. The Flyers are scheduled to open training...
Via Fox Sports
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Mason is back practicing after breaking his finger

Steve Mason broke his finger while playing ball hockey earlier this summer. At the time, it seemed like the Flyers were going to have to endure yet another costly injury at the start of a new season. Thankfully for the Flyers, Mason’s injury wasn’t as severe as some feared and he has already returned to the ice. #Flyers goaltender Steve Mason returned to the ice today for the...
Via Bloguin Best
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Mason is back practicing after breaking his finger

Steve Mason broke his finger while playing ball hockey earlier this summer. At the time, it seemed like the Flyers were going to have to endure yet another costly injury at the start of a new season. Thankfully for the Flyers, Mason’s injury wasn’t as severe as some feared and he has already returned to the ice. #Flyers goaltender Steve Mason returned to the ice today for the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers coach Craig Berube vows to devote more practice time to shootouts next season

Craig Berube spent a half hour the other day talking about all things Flyers, everything from his first offseason as NHL head coach to his coaching philosophy to breaking down some of his players to … you name it. Late into this sit-down with two reporters in the media room at the Flyers' Skate Zone practice rink, the big guy who used to earn a living in hockey with his fists...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Simon Gagne To Attend Bruins Training Camp On A Tryout

The Boston Bruins have reportedly invited Simon Gagne to training camp on a tryout, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The 34-year-old unrestricted free agent forward spent the first ten seasons of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers. Bruins fans will certainly remember Gagne as the man who scored the game-winning goal in Game 7 of the second round of the 2010 playoffs...
Via NESN.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Simon Gagne will try out with the Bruins

Simon Gagne is trying to make an NHL comeback and it’s apparently starting at the Boston Bruins’ training camp later this year. Gagne missed the 2013-14 season and previously skated with the Philadelphia Flyers and LA Kings in 2012-13. His career appeared to be winding down over the last several seasons as his offensive production significantly diminished since his 34-goal 2008...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

PIC: Let the mocking of Claude Giroux begin

It is August, but this is noteworthy: Hahah just saw this shirt at starbucks… @TPBderek @TPBadam pic.twitter.com/9L2HDuwMXm — JD (@absoBUCNlutely) August 10, 2014
Via The Pensblog
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Steve Mason breaks finger, will be ready for training camp

According to James O'Brien of NBC Sports, Philadelphia Flyers goalie Steve Mason has sustained a broken finger at the end of July. Mason's injury is considered minor, and will not interfere with training camp. He will not miss much time training on the ice, and will continue his training off the ice during his recovery, says Flyers general manager.#180965977 / gettyimages...
Via Sports Injury Alert
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers expect Schenn's game to reach new heights

Brayden Schenn established himself as a big part of the Philadelphia Flyers last season. But those around the team are confident there's more to come. Schenn was rewarded for his first 20-goal NHL season with a two-year contract that reportedly will pay him $2.5 million this season and next season. For that money, however, the Flyers are hoping for more than 20 goals. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers required to lean heavily on Claude Giroux

The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the more intriguing teams to follow during the 2013-14 season. The club overcame a disastrous start to the year and ended up making the playoffs before a first-round ouster at the hands of eventual Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers. There was a regime change over the summer with Paul Holmgren getting “promoted” away from day-to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Eric Lindros, John LeClair & Eric Desjardins to be Inducted into Flyers HOF

The Legion of Doom Era will be immortalized.#56686569 / gettyimages.comOne of the greatest possible honors will be bestowed upon Eric Lindros and John LeClair, and later Eric Desjardins as their numbers are retired and inducted into Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame.Lindros and LeClair will be honored on Thursday November 20th, when the Minnesota Wild are in town.Desjardins on...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers give Michael Del Zotto another chance

Michael Del Zotto is getting another chance. The 24-year-old defenseman once had a world of promise playing for the New York Rangers and looked as though he was finally delivering on it with a breakout 2011-12 season where he posted 10 goals and 31 assists. Two years of struggle later and he found himself shipped off to Nashville for fellow defenseman Kevin Klein. Things didn’t...
Via Sports-Glory
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen Injury is Devastating to Flyers Blue Line

On Tuesday, the Flyers front office revealed that Kimmo Timonen has been hospitalized with blood clots in his leg and lungs. Though stable. and likely to be released from the hospital soon, Kimmo’s playing career may be in jeopardy. Its unclear when he will return to the Flyers if at all. Losing Kimmo’s contributions is […] The post Kimmo Timonen Injury is Devastating to Flyers...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Let’s Create Some ‘Flyers Tank for Connor McDavid’ Slogans

The Flyers received devastating news yesterday that defensive stalwart Kimmo Timonen was in the hospital with blood clots in BOTH lungs (and his leg) which puts his season, and by proxy his career, in jeopardy.  Obviously, Timonen’s health is his primary concern and a return to hockey should be the furthest thing from his mind right now. […] The post Let’s Create Some ...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
24 days ago  |  Discuss
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