Flyers Rumors & News

  • Gary Bettman doesn't believe NHL players will go to 2022 Beijing Games

    USA Today "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman said Friday that the Winter Olympics previously have been "incredibly disruptive" to the league and he doesn't anticipate NHL players participating in the 2022 Games in Beijing. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston,..." February 23

  • Trades fantasy hockey owners should root for

    Pro Hockey Talk "Trades can really liven things up for a sport, so here’s hoping that the intriguing Michael Grabner to Devils move is the catalyst for a memorable stretch of swaps. While there’s always the risk that a player will struggle to get acclimated to a new city and new teammates, trades can also..." February 23

  • ESPN to simulcast TSN NHL trade deadline show Monday

    Awful Announcing "Hockey fans who accuse ESPN of ignoring their sport won’t have quite as much to gripe about at this year’s trade deadline. ESPN announced Friday that it will simulcast TSN’s TradeCentre will be simulcast on ESPN3 all day Monday and on ESPN2 from 2-4 p.m. ET. The show will be hosted by James..." February 23

  • 'Do your job' credo has Flyers thriving "Do your job. “Maybe it’s an overused term,’’ Flyers coach Dave Hakstol was saying after the morning skate before tonight’s home game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. “But in an oversimplified way, that’s what it is.’’ Minutes earlier, his first-line right winger, his hottest player over..." February 22

  • The Flyers Haven’t Had To Kill A Penalty In Three Games

    Deadspin "At the beginning of the month, the Flyers were dreadful when a man down, ranking 29th in penalty-kill percentage (73.9) on Feb. 2. Though their league ranking hasn’t improved significantly—now 28th—they’ve achieved an unexpected feat by going three straight games without killing a penalty. It’s..." February 21

  • NBC Sports chairman acknowledges Olympic hockey ratings are down dramatically with NHL players sitting out

    Awful Announcing "NBC’s shot at projected strong viewership for this winter’s Olympic hockey tournament ended on May 29, 2017, when the NHL announced that its players would not be allowed to participate. Nine months later, the Olympic group stages are through, and NBC is indeed suffering from an absence of..." February 20

  • Flyers Lose Simmonds, Neuvirth For Extended Period Of Time

    CBS Philly "The good news is, the Flyers are on fire. The bad news is, the injuries are piling. Forward Wayne Simmonds will be out 2-3 weeks with an upper-body injury, while goaltender Michal Neuvirth will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury, the team announced on Tuesday. Simmonds has played in..." February 20

  • Desperate for goaltending help, Flyers acquire Petr Mrazek

    Pro Hockey Talk "The deal: The Philadelphia Flyers acquired goaltender Petr Mrazek from the Detroit Red Wings for a conditional fourth-round pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional third-round pick in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Why is Philadelphia is making this deal? Simple: With the injuries to..." February 20

  • Flyers, Red Wings discussing trade for Mrazek

    TSN "TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger reports the Philadelphia Flyers are having ongoing discussions with the Detroit Red Wings regarding goaltender Petr Mrazek The Flyers, already without starter Brian Elliot, lost fill-in starter Michael Neuvirth to a lower-body injury in Sunday's win over the New..." February 19

  • Neuvirth leaves game vs. Rangers with lower-body injury "Philadelphia Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth sustained a lower-body injury in the first period and didn't return for the second against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden on Sunday. Neuvirth played the entire first period and made 11 saves on 14 shots. He was replaced by Alex..." February 18

  • Flyers’ Shayne Gostisbehere reacts to shooting at old high school

    Pro Hockey Talk "The shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday meant a heavy heart for Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere. The 24-year-old Pembroke Pines, Florida native spent two years at the high school before transferring his junior year to a prep..." February 15

  • Brian Elliott has abdominal surgery, so Flyers' hopes rest on Michal Neuvirth

    Courier-Post "Time to pad Michal Neuvirth up with bubble wrap. The Flyers’ season may depend on him. Tuesday morning, Flyers goalie Brian Elliott had abdominal surgery and is expected to miss five to six weeks. He has seen 41 games of action for the Flyers and if they kept trotting him out there, he likely..." February 13

  • Neuvirth becomes 1st goalie ever to enter game during shootout and win

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Flyers coach Dave Hakstol has been pushing a lot of different buttons trying to find the right combination to get his team out of its recent downward spiral toward mediocrity. From tinkering with his lines trying to find something that works to scratching a healthy top-four defenseman, Hakstol..." February 11

  • Flyers' Taylor Leier making the best of his limited minutes

    Courier-Post "It’s hard enough to get crunched by a big hit in the NHL or try to chase down a speedster in a race for the puck. It might be even harder to be watching that race from the press box, wondering when you’ll get back in the lineup, especially when you’re told you’ve done nothing wrong. “It’s..." February 05

  • Devils' Palmieri: Gudas has lost 'benefit of the doubt'

    Newark Star-Ledger "Given the history of Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas, Devils forward Kyle Palmieri had a hard time passing off his first-period hit as an accident. Gudas left his feet and hit Palmieri high at 12:47 of the first period in the Devils' 4-3 win on Thursday at the Prudential Center, sending the..." February 02

  • Gudas avoids suspension for Palmieri hit that inspired Zajac fight

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Radko Gudas might be on the Department of Player Safety’s speed dial list – probably somewhere near Zac Rinaldo and Brad Marchand – but it sounds like he won’t get a call from the NHL this time around. Last night, Gudas’ odd hit on Kyle Palmieri caused tensions to..." February 02

  • Injuries, illness create questions in net for Flyers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "“You need two goalies, I don’t care who you are.” That was Ron Hextall’s assessment prior to the All-Star break and the general manager’s philosophy will be put to the test right away with three games over the next four days. Actually, the Flyers may need three goalies at some point over the..." January 31

  • Secondary scoring could determine Flyers' playoff fate "The Flyers’ big guns have carried the offense this season, but secondary scoring will be needed in the final two-plus months if this team is going to land in the Stanley Cup playoffs. That means players like Jordan Weal (six goals), Michael Raffl (nine), Val Filppula (10), Nolan Patrick..." January 30

  • Who deserves credit for Konecny's breakout party?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "In the immortal words of legendary Eagles announcer Merrill Reese, “It’s goooooooooooooooooood!” Yes, that’s true about the local football club, but also at this moment of the local hockey club, the Flyers, who rode into the weekend’s All-Star break winners of three of their four games last..." January 30

  • Look out, Flyers prospect Philippe Myers is heating up

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It’s been 13 months since Philippe Myers felt this good about his game. It’s been that long since he took a nasty hit from Luke Kunin behind the net in Canada’s quarterfinal matchup against the United States at the 2017 World Junior Championships. It was also at that tournament where TSN..." January 28

  • Flyers should FINALLY add at NHL trade deadline

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ron Hextall has one month to decide how he’ll proceed with a team that has made a rapid ascension up the Metropolitan Division standings. With the Feb. 26 trade deadline looming, the Flyers have 14 games to help solidly their playoff position, which would give the general manager a little more..." January 25

  • NHL announces details of 2018 All-Star Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "We know who’s going to Tampa this week for the 2018 NHL All-Star Game, and now we know what events will make up this year’s Skills Competition. On Saturday night (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN), there will be six events focusing on individuality, with the winning player taking home $25,000 for each victory...." January 23

  • Flyers have a Travis Sanheim dilemma

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Defenseman and prized prospect Travis Sanheim will start playing some big minutes again. It just won’t be with the Flyers right now. On Monday, Sanheim was reassigned to AHL Lehigh Valley as the front office also recalled Mark Alt to take Sanheim’s spot on the active roster. Why? Trust..." January 22

  • Where is Dave Hakstol's sixth sense?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Movie director M. Night Shyamalan may have created the sixth sense, and some of the more successful coaches in the NHL actually possess it. No, not the ability to see dead people, but rather, the recognition of assessing in-game situations and taking an immediate and proactive course of action..." January 18

  • Lindros honored to have No. 88 retired by Flyers "Eric Lindros' visits to Philadelphia have been a lot more fun during the past six years. But his next one could be the real topper. Lindros will have his No. 88 jersey retired by the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday, prior to their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET; TVA Sports,..." January 17

  • Debating Brayden Schenn trade? Sean Couturier playing role in it

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "For two straight seasons, Brayden Schenn made a living doing it. Roaming the middle from circle to circle on the power play, ready to let a shot rip, punch home a tip pass or flush a rebound. Schenn mastered the role by understanding how to complement the playmakers surrounding him. He..." January 17

  • Giroux enjoying resurgent season with Flyers "After Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux had NHL career lows in goals and points last season, general manager Ron Hextall was asked about the captain's future during his final press conference of 2016-17. "I'll be shocked next year if you guys don't ask me in January how has [Giroux]..." January 10

  • When could we see Carter Hart with Flyers?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "We're going to look at six of the NHL's top goaltenders and their timelines before reaching the NHL. Flyers GM Ron Hextall appears to be more conservative with his prospects than we thought, but in the attempt of an honest breakdown, we'll attempt to draw up a potential timeline for when Carter..." January 09

  • IIHF head will do 'everything in his power' to get NHL players in 2022 Olympics

    Sporting News "The head of the International Ice Hockey Federation is going to do all he can to get NHL players back into the Olympics in 2022. The NHL decided its players would not participate in the upcoming Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea in 2018 for several reasons. For one, the 14-hour time..." January 05

  • Why the Winter Classic is still an NHL home run

    New York Post "The Winter Classic no longer creates the national footprint it did when the NHL’s outdoor extravaganza was created 10 years ago. It no longer makes for appointment viewing. Fact is, the national TV audience that peaked at 2.5 million for the 2009 game at Wrigley Field between the Blackhawks and..." January 02

  • What platoon? Flyers intent to ride Brian Elliott as workhorse in goal

    Courier-Post "It wasn’t the plan to have one goalie take the majority of the workload. In fact, the disagreement on that philosophy is part of the reason the Flyers didn’t retain Steve Mason. Between ailments to oft-injured Michal Neuvirth and a busy schedule, the Flyers have relied heavily on Brian Elliott..." January 02

  • Flyers place Mark Alt on waivers

    Yardbarker "The Philadelphia Flyers have placed Mark Alt on waivers today, likely in hopes of sending the defenseman back to the minor leagues. Dalton Prout and Dennis Rasmussen, who were both waived yesterday, have cleared and can now be assigned to the AHL for their respective teams. Alt has played eight..." December 29

  • How Claude Giroux regained his superstar form

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ray Giroux always wanted his son to have a Plan B in the event that his lifelong desire of playing hockey didn’t exactly pan out. “You don’t remove the dream from your kid,” said Claude’s father, Ray. “Even if they don’t do it, they need a backup plan. That’s what I was trying to do with him,..." December 21

  • Without much flash, Robert Hagg has been Flyers’ most impressive rookie

    Courier-Post "After the final buzzer sounds and the players go to their respective locker rooms, there’s a stack of papers waiting for them within minutes. Some players take a sheet, examining the final box score. Others don’t, especially if they feel the game was so tilted in one direction or the other they..." December 20

  • Why Claude Giroux’s resurgence has little to do with move to wing

    Courier-Post "It was around this time four years ago that highlighted one of the biggest slights in Claude Giroux’s career. Team Canada announced its 25-man Olympic roster and the Flyers’ captain wasn’t on it. The next day, the Flyers were at home against the Montreal Canadiens and defenseman P.K. Subban..." December 19

  • Hextall’s patience, Elliott’s goaltending playing big roles in Flyers’ turnaround

    Pro Hockey Talk "Step inside the Philadelphia Flyers dressing room, look to your right and you’ll notice above a clock on the wall is a sign that reads, “The Star Of The Team Is The Team Itself.” That message has been the thread through an interesting month for the team as they experienced the dregs of a 10-game..." December 17

  • Jori Lehtera Available In Philadelphia

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Jori Lehtera hasn’t found his footing in Philadelphia since coming over from the St. Louis Blues, and now he seems to be available once again. Pierre LeBrun touched on the 29-year old in the recent edition of Insider Trading: The Flyers are willing to listen on him. They’re not out there..." December 15

  • Forward Michael Raffl thriving after move to Flyers' second line

    Philly Voice "Despite finishing a sweaty grind of a Sunday morning workout, smiles covered the mahogany oval dressing room at the Flyers Skate Zone. Perhaps none beamed brighter than the one emanating from the deep right side of the Flyers’ room. Winning can do that. So can scoring goals in three-straight..." December 12

  • 2018-19 Salary Cap Projected At $78-82MM

    Pro Hockey Rumors "At the board of governors meeting today, the league shared projections for next season’s salary cap. According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, that number is set to fall between $78-82MM depending on how the NHLPA uses their escalators. That’s an increase from this year’s $75MM ceiling, giving..." December 09

  • The NHL is political, whether you like it or not

    Sporting News "In the immediate aftermath of raising his fist, Lightning forward J.T. Brown received death threats. Brown, in the eyes of some hockey fans, had broken the cardinal rule of combining sports and the vague concept of politics. For, in the NHL, the best player is a quiet player who keeps his head..." December 08

  • Flyers felt Travis Hamonic deserved match penalty

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers believe Flames defenseman Travis Hamonic deserved every bit of the match penalty and automatic ejection that came with it following his illegal hit to the head of Dale Weise Monday night in Calgary. "I think for sure [it was deserving]," Weise said Tuesday. "I don't think he once..." December 05

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "NHL team values are up 15% over last year to an average of $594 million, the biggest increase in three years. Deal-making in and out of hockey has been a boon to the NHL, most notably the $2.2 billion sale of the Houston Rockets (NBA), the $1.2 billion price for the Miami Marlins (MLB) and the..." December 05

  • Why the Flyers haven’t broken their top line (yet)

    Courier-Post "Typically when lines are changed up in hockey it’s to jumpstart one player, maybe two. In the midst of a nine-game losing streak, the case for the Flyers changing up their lines would be to get nearly the entire team going. They have become a one-line squad with Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier..." December 05

  • Recent Devils trade should open Ron Hextall's eyes

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The New Jersey Devils took a significant step this past week in their quest to be a serious contender in the Eastern Conference playoff picture by acquiring 26-year-old defenseman Sami Vatanen from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for Adam Henrique, Joseph Blandisi and a third-round..." December 04

  • Ron Hextall: Flyers ‘not playing poorly’ during 9-game losing streak

    Pro Hockey Talk "A nine-game losing streak. A players-only closed-door meeting. Fans calling for your head coach’s firing. So how are things, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall? “Actually, from the start of the year I’m pretty good with the way our team’s played, pretty good with the way..." November 29

  • Flyers send Danick Martel to Phantoms

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "After the Flyers lost their ninth straight game Tuesday night, many screamed for sweeping changes beginning with firing the head coach. On Wednesday afternoon, a change did happen, but it wasn't the one many fans wanted. The Flyers returned forward Danick Martel to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms..." November 29

  • IIHF backs Russia’s participation in Pyeongchang Olympics

    Pro Hockey Talk "The International Ice Hockey Federation doesn’t want to see hockey suffer at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics. With the International Olympic Committee set to rule on whether Russia can compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games next week, the IIHF threw its support behind Russia’s..." November 28

  • Flyers Fans Want Dave Hakstol Out

    CBS Philly "The Flyers are amid their longest winless streak since February of 2008. On Monday night, the Flyers blew another lead and lost their eighth straight game in overtime to the Penguins. On Tuesday morning, fans indicated via the 94WIP Morning Show Twitter poll that they want head coach Dave..." November 28

  • Flyers Activate Andrew MacDonald, Send Samuel Morin To Minors

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Bite your tongues Philadelphia Flyers fans. Defenseman Andrew MacDonald has been activated from injured reserve, meaning 22-year old Samuel Morin is on his way back to the minor leagues. Morin played in just two games with the Flyers, both overtime losses to the New York Islanders. MacDonald on..." November 27

  • With Flyers in trouble, Dave Hakstol turns to veterans

    Courier-Post "Taylor Leier knew last game that he wouldn’t be part of the penalty kill. From the first offensive pair to not included at all, it was a surprising move from the outside looking in. Now the winger won’t even play Monday at all. With the Flyers in a seven-game losing streak, they’re looking..." November 27

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