Ron Hextall – First 3 Years as Flyers’ GM

This May will mark the third anniversary of Ron Hextall’s promotion to general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers. In those three seasons at the helm of the organization, Hextall has led the team to just a single playoff berth. But those three seasons were the re-tooling phase. He made a coaching change, eight influential free-agent signings and nine player trades to try and push...
Via The Hockey Writers
11 hours ago

History of Flyers’ Ineptitude in Net

Twenty years ago, during Flyers’ legend Ron Hextall’s second stint with the team, the Flyers advanced to the Stanley Cup Finals but were swept by the Detroit Red Wings. Hextall’s shaky playoff performance that year marked the beginning of the Flyers’ now two-decade-long search for a franchise goalie. The Flyers have tried it all: drafting highly touted prospects, signing...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Carter Hart – “Great things take time.”

  Photo by John Rainwaters Carter Hart – “Great things take time.” 18-year-old goaltender for the Everett Silvertips is back East in Philly. The Flyers prospect is getting acquainted with a new team. After leading the Silvertips to the second round of the WHL playoffs and Team Canada to the silver medal; the 2016 CHL Goaltender of the Year prepares for the next step in...
Via Seattle Side Up!
6 days ago

2016-17 Philadelphia Flyers Report Card

The Philadelphia Flyers have no doubt just gone through one of the most up-and-down seasons in their 50-year history. There was a point this season when I was writing about the Flyers being one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference, a force to possibly make a deep run in the playoffs. That all quickly went by the wayside. There I sat, in that same spot just three months later...
Via The Hockey Writers
7 days ago

The Philadelphia Flyers future will be on display in the AHL playoffs

While the exciting comebacks and incredible overtime thrillers that have transpired in the Stanley Cup Playoffs certainly command every hockey fans attention, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms run at the Calder Cup is certainly worth watching if you’re a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers. After coming in second in the entire AHL in the regular season, several junior prospects are now playing for...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth released from hospital

Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth carted off after collapsing on ice

Via Associated Press
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers teammate says Neuvirth was feeling ill prior to collapsing

Michal Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during the first period of Philadelphia’s game against New Jersey on Saturday, causing great concern.There was a faceoff by the blue line with the Flyers up 1-0 on the Devils when the Flyers goalie just fell over backwards. Neuvirth was taken off the ice on a stretcher.After the period, Philly right winger Colin McDonald said Neuvirth was not...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Philadelphia Flyers prospects for the future

In the Ron Hextall era, the Flyers have developed the build through the draft approach.  The Flyers have not been a playoff contender for several years now as they turn to the young guys to help build their roster. Philadelphia has also longed for a legitimate goalie since now GM Ron Hextall left the Flyers crease.  The Flyers now have several goalie prospects that can fill the...
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: Should Claude Giroux’s season be worrisome?

At 29, the captain of the Philadelphia Flyers certainly seemed to have lost a step and clearly did not have the elite season we’re accustomed to watching. Claude Giroux has scored a mere 14 goals which will likely be his lowest since 2009-2010, his first full season in the NHL. The disappearance of his game-changing ability has even led some fans to speculate out of frustration...
March 21, 2017  |  Discuss

Schenn's OT goal lifts Flyers over Hurricanes

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Travis Konecny tied it with 42.9 seconds left in the third period and Brayden Schenn scored 38 seconds into overtime, lifting the Philadelphia Flyers over the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Sunday night. Jordan Staal scored a power-play goal with 8:11 left in the third to put Carolina ahead 3-2, but Konecny scored with Flyers goalie Steve Mason on the bench for an...
Via Associated Press
March 19, 2017  |  Discuss

Gary Bettman thinks NHL participation at the Olympics has 'no positive impact'

NHL commissioner Gary Bettman still doesn’t think sending the league’s players to the Olympics matters.Jason Botchford of the The Province got this lovely quote from Bettman, where the commish said the NHL’s participation in the Olympics has had “no positive impact.” Bettman elaborated on his comments during a radio interview on Sportsnet. Foolishly, he called the events...
Via The Comeback
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Jakub Voracek follows through on promise, donates nearly 400 hats to children’s hospitals

Jakub Voracek is a certifiably good dude.Earlier this month, after Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds was thought to have scored a hat trick in a win against the Colorado Avalanche, many fans threw their lids on the ice in celebration.Ultimately, the goal didn’t complete the hat trick. Instead, it was ruled as Voracek’s, rendering the hat throwing premature. Voracek decided...
Via The Comeback
March 16, 2017  |  Discuss

Should Brandon Manning be suspended for big hit during Stadium Series game?

Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety this week to discuss a bad hit he threw during Saturday's Stadium Series game in Pittsburgh.During the second period of the outdoor game at Heinz Field, Manning destroyed Penguins forward Jake Guentzel with a big hit that left the Pens player a bit shaken up. It also left...
Via FOX Sports
February 26, 2017

Report: Former NHL player Mike Comrie under investigation for rape

Mike Comrie is reportedly being investigated by police over a rape allegation, according to to reports, Comrie met with the unnamed accuser at a Los Angeles bar on Saturday, where they went back to his apartment. She claims that while there Comrie raped her multiple times. TMZ reports sources close to Comrie allege the two have known each other for a prolonged period...
Via Puck Drunk Love
February 15, 2017  |  Discuss

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