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Flyers' pick affected by Tampa's dominance...but that's not bad

  View image | gettyimages.com While the Flyers sit idle in this year's Stanley Cup playoffs, they still have one claim to stake -- and that's contingent on Tampa Bay's performance in this year's tournament. The Orange and Black hold the Lightning's first-round pick in this year's draft, thanks to Ron Hextall's trade of Braydon Coburn. Naturally, that pick was set to be...
Via Flyerdelphia
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers (and everyone else) waiting to make a decision

The pursuit for Mike Babcock is well underway for pretty much every NHL team that is in need of a new head coach. The Detroit Red Wings head coach is fair game for any team to negotiate with, with the Wings' elimination from the playoffs marking the end of his current deal in Detroit. The Flyers are unlikely to make any final decisions about their next head coach until the availability...
Via Fox Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending May 3

May 2, 1999 It was Game 6 of the 1998-99 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals between the Flyers and the Toronto Maple Leafs. With the Flyers down three games to two, they were on home ice trying to force a Game 7 back in Toronto. One of the bigger topics of this series was the officiating. Some of the calls seemed to be inconsistent, to say the least. Unfortunately, for Flyers fans...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Draft Prospect Profile: Ivan Provorov

  View image | gettyimages.com Our series on potential Flyers first-round picks continues as we take a look at another potential prospect. Already, we've covered two forwards with a lot of potential in Mikko Rantanen and Lawson Crouse. The Flyers have said they are interested in forwards, but could also take the best player available. So what if the best player available...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Future Flyers Report: Do or die for Royals

In this week's Future Flyers Report, we offer an update on CHL playoff action, as well as dire playoff straits for the Reading Royals. There's no Lehigh Valley Phantoms news to report today. Juniors: In the ever-thrilling matchup between Rimouski and Val-d'Or, the Océanic currently lead 2-0 after a 4-3 overtime win in Friday's first game, and a 3-0 win the next day. Samuel...
Via Flyerdelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Draft Prospect Profile: Lawson Crouse

  View image | gettyimages.com In the weeks leading up to the NHL Draft, we're looking at potential first-round selections for the Flyers at their own pick at seven and their acquired pick from Tampa Bay in a slot to be determined. These profiles will be featured on Flyerdelphia every Tuesday and Thursday. Today's prospect profile is Kingston Frontenacs left winger Lawson...
Via Flyerdelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending April 26

April 25, 1989 In one of the highest scoring games in Flyers playoff history, the Tuesday night tilt between the Flyers and the Pittsburgh Penguins was big on offense and short on defense. A certain Hall-of-Famer wearing number 66 would have a lot to do with that too.   Mario Lemieux’s four-goal first period, along with 3 more assists, took out the Flyers, 10-7, in Game 5...
Via Flyerdelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Flyerdelphia
10 days 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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via AP on Fox
11 days ago  |  Discuss

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
11 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
12 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
13 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
13 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...
Via Flyerdelphia
14 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...
Via Flyerdelphia
14 days ago  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending April 19

April 11 & 13, 1978 In the 1977-78 NHL Season, the league adopted a new playoff format which included a first round best-of-three series. For the Flyers, who finished with a record of 45-20-15, their "preliminary round" opponent would be the lowly Colorado Rockies. The Rockies were just in their second year in Denver, having moved from Kansas City following two dismal seasons...
Via Flyerdelphia
15 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
16 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
16 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...
Via Flyerdelphia
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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...
Via Sports-Glory
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers fire head coach Berube after two seasons

PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers have fired head coach Craig Berube. General manager Ron Hextall said this week he had not decided on Berube's fate following a season in which the Flyers missed the playoffs. The Flyers announced the decision on Friday. Berube went 75-58-28 (.553) with the Flyers and took them to the playoffs last season. He had one season left on his contract...
Via AP on Fox
17 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...
Via Flyerdelphia
18 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...
Via AP on Fox
19 days ago  |  Discuss
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