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Flyers GM Hextall: Staying home could aid in fast start

The Philadelphia Flyers are intent on getting off to a fast start this season, and general manager Ron Hextall believes that begins with staying at home.The Flyers will spend their entire training camp in Voorhees, N.J., as opposed making trips to Cape Cod (last year) and Lake Placid (2013)."We felt we needed to change something," Hextall told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer...
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Flyers' Voracek joins battle against multiple sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis hits close to home for Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek.Voracek's sister, Petra, is dealing with the disease in which the insulating covers of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged, causing disruption in the ability of parts of the nervous system to work properly.In an effort to take up the fight against multiple sclerosis, the 26-year-old...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jakub Voracek will donate $1,000 for every point he scores

If you’re not rooting for Jakub Voracek this season, you will be after reading this story. The Philadelphia Flyers forward is planning to donate $1,000 for every point he records in 2015-16. The donations will go towards helping those with multiple sclerosis – a disease which impacts Voracek’s sister. Voracek's sister has multiple sclerosis. Every point he gets this season...
Via Bloguin Best
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Jakub Voracek will donate $1,000 for every point he scores

If you’re not rooting for Jakub Voracek this season, you will be after reading this story. The Philadelphia Flyers forward is planning to donate $1,000 for every point he records in 2015-16. The donations will go towards helping those with multiple sclerosis – a disease which impacts Voracek’s sister. Voracek's sister has multiple sclerosis. Every point he gets this season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Trivia: Who Am I?

  Good Afternoon Flyerdelphia, It's time for another edition of Flyers Trivia.  We will once again be doing our weekly trivia segment as the new hockey season approaches. As was the case last year, each month we will select a follower favorite. That person will the chance to have a trivia segment dedicated to their personal favorite Flyer. Without further delay, let's get...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

How the Flyers can be poised for a playoff season

  It has been a long road for Flyers fans. Since making a run at the Stanley Cup in 2010 and being ousted in the second round in 2012, the Flyers have missed the playoffs in two of the three seasons played.   It’s not a common occurrence in the history of the franchise. The Flyers have always strived to be a playoff team every season, and usually they have succeeded.  ...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Medvedev adapting to brave new world

Evgeni Medvedev doesn't speak English, had never traveled to the United States and only converses with his skating coach.Such was life for the 33-year-old Russian defenseman, who has begun taking English lessons as he opens a new chapter with the Philadelphia Flyers in the upcoming season."It was my dream from childhood," Medvedev said through skating coach and translator Slava Kouznetsov...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Frazier statue to be unveiled in Philadelphia on Sept 12th

XFINITY Live! Philadelphia is set to unveil a new 12-foot bronze statue commemorating Joe Frazier, one of the most iconic Philadelphia athletes in history, during a free, open-to-the-public ceremony at XFINITY Live! on Saturday, September 12 at 1 p.m. XFINITY Live! and Joe Hand Promotions were the lead contributors for this memorial. Statue artist Stephen Layne recreated Frazier...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Neuvirth embraces 'Rocky' on mask

Michal Neuvirth is doing his best to win over the fans of the Philadelphia Flyers before even playing one game in goal for the team.Signed to a two-year, $3.25 million contract on July 1, Neuvirth elected to embrace the fictional history of the City of Brotherly Love by depicting scenes from the "Rocky" movies on his new goaltender's mask. Sylvester Stallone's mug liberally adorns...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Michael Neuwirth is a little on the nose

“You’re gonna eat lightning and you’re gonna crap thunder” Check out Michal Neuvirth’s new Rocky-centric mask for 2015-16. A photo posted by Philadelphia Flyers (@philadelphiaflyers) on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:13am PDT Yes, Michael Neuwirth, the Flyers season will be rocky. Zing. Naturally, with Neuwirth projected as a backup, his team is heaping enormous amounts of...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Neuvirth: Voracek 'was the reason I signed (with Flyers)'

Michal Neuvirth credits Jakub Voracek for convincing him to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers, although the latter doesn't necessarily agree with his countryman's assessment. "I met Jake and we talked about things here and he said all good things about the Flyers," Neuvirth told CSN Philly of Voracek, who collected 22 goals and a career-high 59 assists last season en route to signing...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Will Michal Neuvirth find stability with the Flyers?

  View image | gettyimages.com When the Flyers signed Michal Neuvirth to open their free agency period earlier this summer, it provided them a younger option to back Steve Mason up -- after all, Ray Emery had run his course and was largely inconsistent in the second year of his second tenure with the organization.  Emery finished his season with a 3.06 GAA and a save...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Arbour passes, goalie depth

It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes. Here are a few stories in Flyers hockey and around the NHL that are trending right now. Al Arbour passes away at 82 - [New York Islanders] [Tim Panaccio - CSN Philly] The legendary Islanders head coach who helped lead the team to four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, one of those against the Flyers, passed away on Friday...
Via Flyerdelphia
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ouellette, Knapp return to Phantoms in 2015

Photo by Kevin Durso/Flyerdelphia The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have re-signed goaltenders Martin Ouellette and Connor Knapp to AHL contracts. Both transactions were announced last night by Flyers assistant GM Barry Hanrahan. Ouellette, 23, appeared in a total of 8 games for the Phantoms last season, compiling a 3-2 record along with a 2.90 GAA and an .890 save percentage. He...
Via Flyerdelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Morin, Gostisbehere looking to make impression with Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have a promising group of young defensemen working its way to the NHL, although which player emerges is anyone's guess.Although the team selected highly touted blue-liner Ivan Provorov with the seventh overall pick of the 2015 draft, Sam Morin and Shayne Gostisbehere could be in the lead to see time in Philadelphia this season."The goal is to make the team...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Simmonds doesn't want 'repeat of last year'

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds is quick to put last season's disastrous finish in his rear-view mirror.Although Simmonds recorded a team-leading 28 goals, the Flyers (33-31-18) fell out of favor and missed the playoffs following a sixth-place finish in the Metropolitan Division."I work on being someone who can provide leadership, to do whatever I can, on and off the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

Key points of Flyers schedule

The 82-game grind draws closer for the Flyers, now less than a month away from training camp and the preseason and 43 days away from the season opener in Tampa Bay. This season will be about signs of improvement, making an attempted return at a playoff appearance. There will be stretches of the season that will define this team, that will help them form an identity and show what...
Via Flyerdelphia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Simmonds on Flyers: We don’t want ‘repeat of last year’ (Puck Daddy)

BY CHRIS LOMON TORONTO -- He missed the last seven games of the 2014-15 regular season with a broken tibia. His team missed out on the playoffs after finishing sixth in the Metropolitan Division.  No wonder Wayne Simmonds isn’t short on motivation these days. A fairytale ending to the season it was not. Moments after he lit the lamp for a team-leading 28th time, his 100th...
Via Philly Sports Live
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Mason among questions for the Philadelphia Flyers

With the start of the NHL preseason a little less than a month away, teams and players alike are gearing up for the 2015-2016 season. For the Philadelphia Flyers, numerous questions remain in regards to the roster and the direction the team is going. Besides questions about a poor defense core and subpar secondary scoring, many still question the status of the Flyers in net. In...
Via isportsweb.com
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Expansion hopefuls move on, Couturier's value

Happy Saturday, Flyers fans! It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes where we look at some of the top headlines in hockey.  Quebec City and Las Vegas move on to third phase of expansion process [Adam Gretz - CBS Sports]  Hopkins Take: Both cities have now made it to phase three, which is the financial aspect of the expansion process. Barring something unforeseen...
Via Flyerdelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers bolster Phantoms depth, sign Logan Pyett

  View image | gettyimages.com The Flyers on Friday continued to bolster depth for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, signing defenseman Logan Pyett to a one-year deal. Pyett, 27, joins the Phantoms after spending the past two seasons in the KHL. He split last season between Vladivostok and Cheropevets, totalling five goals and 15 points in 53 games. Drafted in the seventh round...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Simmonds nixes notion of team rebuilding

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds doesn't want to hear about his team rebuilding. "No," Simmonds emphatically told Matt Larkin of The Hockey News when asked if a new coach and a large number of young defensive prospects signifies a rebuild. "We're a good team right now." Last season's standings respectfully disagree with the 26-year-old Simmonds, as the Flyers (33-31...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Stolarz enters crucial second year with Phantoms

  View image | gettyimages.com Back in the summer of 2012, the Flyers used their second-round pick, 45th overall, to select goaltender Anthony Stolarz. Recognizing a farm system devoid of legitimate goaltending prospects, Stolarz immediately became the long-term project and joined the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League.  In his first season with Knights, Stolarz...
Via Flyerdelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' prospects bond with special-needs kids

Although they have yet to suit up for the Philadelphia Flyers, promising prospects Sam Morin and Anthony Stolarz joined defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere in bring a smile to the face of several of their fans on Wednesday. Along with former Flyer Bob "Hound" Kelly, the trio participated in a street-hockey clinic with 40 at-risk and special-needs individuals, ranging from 8-to-50 years...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers hire Brady Robinson as goaltending development coach

The Flyers announced that they have hired Brady Robinson as a goaltending development coach. Robinson joins goaltending coach Kim Dillabaugh on the Flyers staff. Robinson spent nine seasons in the WHL with the Victoria Royals. He is also a member of Canada's Goaltending Advisory Group. Robinson has over 19 years of coaching experience and spent 15 years as regional manager for...
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16 days ago  |  Discuss
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