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Future Flyers Report: Morin vs. Aubé-Kubel

In today's Future Flyers Report, we summarize a thrilling playoff win for a key Flyers prospect, as well as the Lehigh Valley Phantoms' coach offering complimentary insights on several players and an update on the Reading Royals' Kelly Cup playoff run. Juniors: Travis Sanheim, Radel Fazleev, Samuel Morin, Tyrell Goulborune and now Nicolas Aubé-Kubel will all begin CHL third...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hal Gill, a 6-foot-7 defenseman, retires after 16 NHL seasons

  Hal Gill, a 6-foot-7 defenseman who spent 16 seasons in the NHL and won a Stanley Cup with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2009, retired Thursday at age 40. Gill weighed 243 pounds and was an imposing presence on the ice. He also played with Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Nashville and Philadelphia. He announced his retirement through the NHL Players' Association. He lauded the "great...
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Defenseman Hal Gill retires from NHL after 16 seasons

TORONTO (AP) Defenseman Hal Gill has retired from the NHL at age 40 after 16 seasons and a Stanley Cup title. At 6-foot-7 and 243 pounds, Gill was an imposing presence on the ice and a key part of Pittsburgh's 2009 championship. He also played with Boston, Toronto, Montreal, Nashville and Philadelphia. He announced his retirement Thursday through the NHL Players' Association. He...
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Draft Prospect Profile: Mikko Rantanen

  View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Flyers hold the seventh overall pick in the 2015 NHL Draft, which will be held on June 26 in Sunrise, Fl. With such a high pick in what is one of the deepest draft classes in history, there are many directions the Flyers can go. Over the next few weeks, we'll be bringing you up to the draft with several prospects that the Flyers...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Berube firing just despite underachievement from Flyers

  View image | gettyimages.com It took two days longer than expected, but Ron Hextall reached his decision last Friday, announcing what seemed imminent as the Flyers early offseason began. Craig Berube was fired as head coach of the Flyers. Berube assumed the head coaching position three games into the 2014-15 season and at that point, helped complete the shift of coaching...
Via Flyerdelphia
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-04/21/15: Flyers begin search for new head coach; Todd McLellan next in line?

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.   McLellan next Flyers coach? Todd McLellan and the San Jose Sharks have parted ways. Does he come to Philly next? [Philly.com- Sam Carchidi] [The Hockey Writers- Andy Dudones] [CSNPhilly.com-Tim Panaccio] [Hockeybuzz.com- Bill Meltzer]  NHL Playoffs A look at the first round of...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Forward Thinking: Hextall targeting forward in first round of Draft

The Flyers didn't strike gold despite the 6.5 percent chance. The Connor McDavid sweepstakes was won by the Edmonton Oilers. With that, the Flyers held their draft slot with the seventh overall pick. Despite the disappointment of losing out on what everyone believes is the next face of hockey, GM Ron Hextall isn't disappointed with the pick. "When you look at it, we're at seven...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Flyers Report: Prospects reach 3rd round of CHL playoffs

Today's Future Flyers Report focuses on several prospects reaching third-round play in the CHL playoffs, while the Phantoms ended their season in dismal fashion and the Royals began their own playoff push. Juniors: All three Flyers prospects in the Western League have advanced to conference championship play, with Travis Sanheim, Radel Fazleev and the Calgary Hitmen taking...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

If you ask, the stars: It's Babcock

Editor's note: This is an article from Jaclyn Mason of Meet Me Behind the Net written exclusively for Flyerdelphia.     View image | gettyimages.com   In the wake of Craig Berube's firing last Friday, Kevin Durso named the top three prospects to replace Berube as the Flyers head coach.    There is so much speculation and very little information...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Edmonton wins draft lottery, Flyers to pick 7th

  View image | gettyimages.com Edmonton won the annual NHL Draft Lottery on Saturday, giving them the top-overall pick for the fourth time since 2010. The Flyers earned the seventh-overall pick, and will thus pick in the top-10 for the first time since 2011. The Orange and Black entered the lottery with a 6.5 percent chance at snagging the top pick by virtue of their 24th...
Via Flyerdelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-04/18/15: Berube fired; search for a new coach begins

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.   So long, Chief Craig Berube was fired on Friday. The reasons are numerous: [The Hockey Writers-Matt Brauckmann] [Pattison Ave.-Scott] [Philly.com- Mike Sielski] [Courier Post Online- Dave Isaac] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] So you're saying there's a chance? The Flyers have a small...
Via Flyerdelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Bench Mark: Flyers options for next head coach

  View image | gettyimages.com Now that Craig Berube is officially out as Flyers head coach, the search begins for the next leader behind the bench for the Orange and Black. There's only one problem. That coach may not be available just yet. According to Tim Panaccio, the Flyers top three coaching options are all still employed by their current teams, which could make the...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers sack head coach Berube after missing playoffs (AFP)

The Philadelphia Flyers, who finished the NHL season 14 points out of a playoff position, sacked head coach Craig Berube on Friday. The move ended Berube's two-year tenure in the job. He took over in October 2013 after Peter Laviolette was fired just...
Via Philly Sports Live
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Philadelphia Flyers Fire Head Coach Craig Berube After Two Seasons

PHILADELPHIA — Flyers general manager Ron Hextall did not ask one player for a review or recommendation at the year-end meetings on embattled coach Craig Berube. He didn’t need any. Another empty season without a Stanley Cup fueled by players who failed to meet expectations told Hextall all he needed to know. It was time to move on. The Flyers fired Berube after two seasons on...
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NHL-Flyers fire coach Berube after missing postseason (Reuters)

The Philadelphia Flyers have fired head coach Craig Berube after the team failed to make the playoffs, the National Hockey League club said on Friday. Berube had been the Flyers coach for two seasons, compiling a 75-58-28 record. He is the third NHL ...
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Flyers fire Craig Berube

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Friday that they have fired coach Craig Berube after two seasons. Berube got the Flyers into the Stanley Cup Playoffs in his first season, but they finished 14 points out of a playoff spot this season.  As the head coach, Berube leaves the position with a record of 75-58-28 (.553). “I wanted to make the right decision,” GM Ron Hextall said...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Flyers Report: Royals' playoff run starts now

This week in Future Flyers Report, we have an update on prospects in CHL playoff action, as well as a spirited Phantoms win in their season's final week and a briefing on the Royals' run for their second Kelly Cup title in three seasons. Juniors: With a 5-2 win on Tuesday and 3-0 win on Wednesday, Samuel Morin and the Rimouski Océanic are currently up 3-1 over Gatineau in...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers GM Hextall declines to make decision on coach Berube's fate

  Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says Craig Berube is still the head coach ''at this point.'' Hextall says there's no timetable when he'll make a decision following a season that saw the Flyers miss the playoffs. The Flyers players gave, at best, lukewarm reviews this week of Berube following a 33-31-18 (84 points) season. Hextall says ''I'm not going to make a...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Hextall using diligence in decisions on Berube, team

  View image | gettyimages.com The story drags on for now. Ron Hextall has not made a decision on Craig Berube's future as head coach. That was how the Flyers GM opened his press conference on Wednesday, emphasizing diligence in all decisions to be made this offseason. "As soon as I sort through that I’ll let you know," Hextall said. "The process is going on. At this...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason of questions begins for Hextall, Flyers

  View image | gettyimages.com The Flyers offseason is an array of questions. What was the true downfall of the team? What can make the team a playoff team again? What can make the team elite? How do they get there? Is there anybody here who can help them get there? Who stays and who goes? That is the task for GM Ron Hextall: answering the many questions facing the Flyers...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: On to next season

The Philadelphia Flyers capped off an unimpressive season with a loss to the playoff-motivated Ottawa Senators. Even though Ron Hextall’s team was mathematically eliminated from the playoff run a few games before, the fight to win was somewhat present. Nevertheless, the Flyers season is over and the focus now should be on improving the flaws in the system. Towards the end of the...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Hextall to announce decision on Berube on Wednesday

  View image | gettyimages.com As the Flyers parted ways at the conclusion of the season, several players and head coach Craig Berube all addressed the media. The one person yet to speak is GM Ron Hextall. Hextall will address the media at 2 p.m. on Wednesday and, according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, is expected to announce a decision on Berube's coaching...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-04/14/15: Flyers head in offseason;NHL playoffs start tomorrow

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage. Chief no more? Will Craig Berube be fired? Should he be? (The answer is YES to both of those questions): [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] [The Hockey Writers- Matt Braukmann] [Pattison Ave.- Scott] Lecavalier not happy Vincent Lecavalier let loose on head coach Craig Berube yesterday:...
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10 days ago  |  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...
Via Flyerdelphia
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers’ top ten games of the 2014-15 season

Well, the Philadelphia Flyers 2014-15 campaign has finally come to an end Saturday with a lackluster 3-1 defeat at the hands of the playoff-bound Senators. It’s always hard to watch your team stay at home while other teams start polishing their dancing shoes, but we can look back at the few highlights from this year. […] The post Philadelphia Flyers’ top ten games of the 2014...
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