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The Flyers Cap Problems might Cost them Upcoming Season

With a couple of weeks of free agency now in the books, I’m sure you are just like me in wondering why Philadelphia hasn’t done anything yet to improve their team. Well there is only one man that we can all thank for the mess Philadelphia is in……Paul Holmgrem and he might have cost the Flyers the 2014-2015 season before it has even started.His frivolous spending over the...
Via TopSportsReport
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Dayton Flyers receive new look

Per CollegeBasketballTalk, the Dayton Flyers received a complete makeover on Friday. The Flyers have a new logo, uniforms and a new court. I’m a fan of the new uniforms, the logo not so much and the court is decent. The Flyers are fresh off of an elite 8 run and they capitalized immediately upgrading their look. I’m happy to see the Flyers taking advantage of their run in the...
Via The Front Office News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kapanen wows Penguins brass at development camp

Kasperi Kapanen understands any expectations of making the Pittsburgh Penguins' opening-night roster could be unrealistic, but the forward is prepared to defy the odds. Kapanen, Pittsburgh's first-round pick (No. 22) in the 2014 NHL Draft, skated at Consol Energy Center for the first time this week during the Penguins' development camp. The 17-year-old began the week...
Via Pro Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NHL News: Simon Gagne appears "ready to move on"

Seems like the end of the line for this former Olympic gold medalist and Stanley Cup champion.from crownedroyalSimon Gagne, the former first round and 22nd overall pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in 1998 seems to be resigned to his fate, as a former NHL player. "I do not ask my agent to call all teams. If it engages, it will. Otherwise, we are ready to move on," Gagne...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Key to Flyers future is developing defensemen

Defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere will likely start the season in the AHL as the Flyers most NHL-ready prospect. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography)  The Flyers most recent development camp wrapped on Tuesday with many of the team's prospects, including the entire 2014 Draft class, participating. One thing was evident throughout camp: the Flyers have a ton of young defensive depth...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Hextall doesn't believe Flyers are in 'elite group' of teams

Ron Hextall first offseason as Flyers GM has been quiet. Hextall said on Thursday that the Flyers must be patient in the process to win a championship. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The days have turned to weeks since free agency opened on July 1 and the Flyers were forced to make minimal moves due to a tight amount of money available given the salary cap. As other teams have...
Via Flyerdelphia
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roenick: Flyers can’t win with Steve Mason

Steve Mason won a lot of Philadelphia Flyers fans over with his performance in the playoffs this past season. Evidently, Jeremy Roenick isn’t one of them. Roenick commented on Philadelphia’s netminding and he was rather blunt (go figure) about his opinion of Mason. Via CSN Philadelphia: “I like Steve Mason, but I don’t think Steve Mason is the answer to winning a Stanley...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Roenick: Flyers can’t win with Steve Mason

Steve Mason won a lot of Philadelphia Flyers fans over with his performance in the playoffs this past season. Evidently, Jeremy Roenick isn’t one of them. Roenick commented on Philadelphia’s netminding and he was rather blunt (go figure) about his opinion of Mason. Via CSN Philadelphia: “I like Steve Mason, but I don’t think Steve Mason is the answer to winning a Stanley...
Via Bloguin Best
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jeremy Roenick On The Flyers Goaltending And Defense

from Mary Clarke of CSNPhilly, If they're going to win the Cup, Roenick believes they'll have to do it with a different goaltender. "I like Steve Mason," Roenick said on Philly Sports Talk, "but I don’t think Steve Mason is the answer to winning a Stanley Cup." Mason posted a 33-18-7 record, .917 save percentage and 2.50 goals-against average...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philly Fan Fail – Happy Birthday Jay Rosehill!

It’s a special day today, folks.  That’s right, it’s Flyers’ car-thief-turned-face-puncher Jay Rosehill’s 29th birthday!  The Flyers alerted their fans to this fact on their official Facebook page, and as you might expect on a sports team’s official Facebook, the comments got just a bit out of hand. In you’re unfamiliar with the backstory here, Jay Rosehill was...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bernie Parent On Paul Holmgren And Ron Hextall

from Bernie Parent at Philly.com, We have Paul Holmgren as team president, who started out as a hockey player, made his way up to a scout, and then a general manager. And along comes Ron Hextall, who was one of the greatest goalies the Philadelphia Flyers organization has ever seen, who moved on to be a scout, then a successful assistant general manager with the Los Angeles...
Via Kukla's Korner
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Will it be AHL or NHL for Flyers’ Laughton next season?

After shining at the junior level, Philadelphia Flyers prospect Scott Laughton is a t a fork in the road: he’ll either reach the NHL or play in the AHL during the 2014-15 season. There’s no doubt that the 20-year-old would prefer to go the NHL route, yet he seems to have a good attitude about the process, at least judging by what he told CSNPhilly.com. “I got sent back to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Hagg excited to continue North American play

For a supposedly casual guy, Robert Hagg found his first 10 games in North America last spring at Adirondack intensely invigorating. “It is more fun to play here than in Sweden,” he says. “You can grab the forwards much easier in the corner. “It’s much more physical. Plus, you can make one good pass and have a good scoring chance. In Sweden it takes four or five passes...
Via Pro Sports Daily
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Should the Flyers Think Twice About Moving Vincent Lecavalier?

The Philadelphia Flyers are currently over the salary cap. How shocking.  With that being said, many questions have aroused these last few months in Philly.When are the Flyers going to trade Vincent Lecavalier?  What team is going to take his contract?  How much money are the Flyers going to have to pay towards his contract? Let’s not forget the on again, off again trade to...
Via TopSportsReport
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Locals Suellentrop, Payne hope to earn contracts with Panthers

Hockey is growing in South Florida. Often dismissed for being a non-traditional market, the continued presence of the Florida Panthers has quietly revitalized a once non-existent youth hockey culture in South Florida. Now, over 20 years since the team arrived and the seeds of hockey were planted, Florida's first generation of Panther-raised hockey players are starting to make...
Via Fox Sports Florida
12 days ago  |  Discuss

What should Flyers do with Vinny Lecavalier if they can't trade him?

You may have heard this recently, but the Philadelphia Flyers are trying to trade Vinny Lecavalier just about a year after signing him to a five-year, $22.5 million contract. Lecavalier is sitting on the trade block - as he has been for weeks now - while Flyers general manager Ron Hextall continues to try and find a willing trade partner for the 34-year-old center who doesn’t...
Via Pro Sports Daily
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Checking in on the Philadelphia Flyers

Last year: 42-30-10, third in the division. Lost to the Rangers in the first round Key additions:  R.J. Umberger, Nick Schultz Key subtractions: Scott Hartnell, Adam Hall (likely) Franchise direction: I didn’t quite know what to think when Ron Hextall replaced Paul Holmgren, but so far the new general manager has demonstrated restraint uncharacteristic of […] The post Checking...
Via Blue Seat Blogs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

The Outlook For The 2014-15 Philadelphia Flyers

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer, They will have to huff and puff to make the playoffs, buying some time for their promising defensemen to gain some minor-league seasoning before likely being ready in two years - or perhaps in the second half of 2014-15. The good news, from the Flyers' perspective, is that coach Craig Berube, who did a commendable job after...
Via Kukla's Korner
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers Captain Claude Giroux Arrested in Ottawa

#487436743 / gettyimages.com In a bizarre story coming out of Ottawa this week, Claude Giroux was arrested on Tuesday for repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer.  According to reports the incident happened outside The Great Canadian Cabin.  Also reports suggest that alcohol was involved ….how shocking.  He spent Tuesday night in a police cell and was released...
Via TopSportsReport
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Flyers re-sign Chris VandeVelde

The Flyers continue to add organizational depth, re-signing center Chris VandeVelde on Friday to a one-year deal, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. VandeVelde’s deal is reportedly a two-way deal worth $575,000. VandeVelde signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Flyers last year on Dec. 12 and played in 18 games with the team, recording one assist. He was one of the team’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux apologizes for cop butt-grabbing antics that led to arrest

On Thursday, Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux owned up to his antics on Canada Day in Ottawa that led to his arrest and an evening in the clink. Giroux was arrested Tuesday night at the The Great Canadian Cabin bar in the Canadian town — on Canada Day, no less — after he allegedly made the […] The post Claude Giroux apologizes for cop butt-grabbing antics that led...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux apologizes for grabbing a cop’s butt

Claude Giroux brought us what will likely go down as the most entertaining arrest of the NHL offseason on Tuesday night when he was detained for grabbing a police officer’s ass multiple times. On Thursday, the Philadelphia Flyers star issued a statement and offered no excuses for his actions. “I regret my actions on Canada […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Giroux apologizes, calls actions a ‘misguided attempt at humor’

Claude Giroux offered his “sincere apology” for his, erm, actions toward an Ottawa police officer on July 1: “I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor. Following an investigation, law enforcement determined that charges are not warranted. I have the utmost respect...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux And Ron Hextall With Statements

via the Philadelphia Flyers, “I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor. Following an investigation, law enforcement determined that charges are not warranted.  I have the utmost respect for law enforcement and apologize to the Ottawa Police Department and...
Via Kukla's Korner
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Is this a pic of Claude Giroux in cuffs after his arrest for grabbing a cop’s butt?

One of the more amusing stories this week in the sports world was the news that Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux had been arrested in Ottawa after allegedly grabbing the buttocks of male police officer repeatedly while out celebrating Canada Day. The incident occurred at The Great Canadian Cabin, a hotspot in Ottawa’s ByWard district. […] The post Is this a pic of Claude...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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