Flyers Rumors & News

  • Ron Hextall, Flyers 'expect to hit on late, mid-round picks' in draft

    CSN Philly "Finding that so-called "diamond in the rough" may be the hardest thing for an NHL club in the draft. It’s pretty easy to hit on a first-round pick. Maybe even a second-rounder. Past that, it gets more difficult because unlike the NFL in which draft picks are fully matured college athletes..." June 21

  • Comcast Spectacor buys another hockey team; ex-Flyer Danny Briere to run show

    Philly.com "Comcast Spectacor, the parent company of the Flyers and Spectra, is adding another hockey team to its portfolio. The company announced Thursday that it has purchased the ECHL's Alaska Aces franchise and will relocate the team to the Cross Insurance Arena in Portland, Maine. The yet-to-be-named..." June 17

  • Flyers trade Cousins to Coyotes in 3-player deal

    TSN "The Arizona Coyotes acquired centre Nick Cousins and prospect goalie Merrick Madsen from the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday in exchange for a 2018 fifth-round draft pick and prospect forward Brendan Warren. The 23-year-old Cousins had six goals and 10 assists in 60 games for the Flyers last..." June 17

  • Flames, Flyers leaning toward 7-3-1 approach

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers' protection list for the NHL Expansion Draft will consist of seven forwards, three defensemen and one goaltender, according to general manager Ron Hextall. "That's the way it works for us," Hextall said Friday. "That was easy." The Flyers have two players with..." June 16

  • Steve Mason's career with Flyers appears to have ended

    Philly.com "The Flyers are on the verge of cutting ties with goalie Steve Mason, according to his agent, Anton Thun. Mason, 29, the Flyers’ main goaltender the last four seasons, can become an unrestricted free agent July 1. Thun said Wednesday that he and Flyers general manager Ron Hextall have talked..." June 15

  • NHL’s salary cap likely to be set at $75-million for 2017-18

    Fanrag Sports "In a bit of good news, the Athletic Toronto’s James Mirtle has reported that the NHL is likely to see the salary cap go up for the upcoming season. In a bit of bad news, though, it isn’t expected to go up by much. Mirtle reports that NHL commissioner Gary Bettman expects the league to see..." June 14

  • Flyers GM: Being a healthy scratch ‘not necessarily a bad thing’ for Gostisbehere

    Pro Hockey Talk "Shayne Gostisbehere signed a lucrative six-year contract extension on Friday, two months after a difficult sophomore season for the 24-year-old defenseman came to an end. Gostisbehere’s overall goal and point production dropped from his outstanding rookie campaign, and he found himself as a..." June 10

  • Flyers sign Gostisbehere to multi-year extension

    Bleacher Report "The Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere have come to terms on a new contract. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced Gostisbehere's multiyear deal to remain in Philadelphia on Friday, via NHL.com. CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio reported the deal is for six years with an..." June 09

  • Golden Knights GM could seek reunion with Neuvirth

    Philly.com "Will Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth end up with the new NHL team in Las Vegas? George McPhee, the general manager of the Vegas Golden Knights, held a similar spot with Washington when Neuvirth was with the Capitals. "As a goaltender, we always described Michal as a guy who was technically..." June 04

  • Will NHL combine affect who Flyers pick at No. 2?

    Courier-Post "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was up in Buffalo earlier this week with his amateur scouts and assistant GM and scouting director Chris Pryor for the combine, a collection of 104 prospects available for selection later this month in Chicago. The Flyers interviewed more than 70 of them,..." June 04

  • Flyers hoping to strike gold in draft — beyond first round, too

    Philly.com "While most of the focus has been on which player the Flyers will select with the No. 2 overall choice — Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick figures to fall to them — they also will have 10 other picks in the June 23-24 draft. “You have to hit on your first-round pick. You also have to hit on some..." June 03

  • Flyers likely to keep No. 2 pick in 2017 NHL Draft

    NHL.com "Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall anticipates keeping the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, but said Friday he's keeping all his options open regarding potential trade offers. "We'll listen," Hextall said. "I'm not doing my job if I don't listen. You never know what's going to..." June 02

  • Flyers prospect Samuel Dove-McFalls is free agent, can re-enter draft

    CSN Philly "Flyers prospect Samuel Dove-McFalls is a free agent and can re-enter the NHL draft. The Flyers had until 5 p.m. Thursday to sign the fourth-round pick (98th overall) from the 2015 NHL draft, yet elected to not extend an offer to the 20-year-old forward. Dove-McFalls, who was the only top-100..." June 02

  • NHL to consider ‘centralized’ decision-maker for goalie interference challenges

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was the offside challenge that drew most of the attention last night, but according to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, there could be a change coming to the process of goalie interference challenges. Daly was asked Monday if it might be better to have just one person in Toronto, with one..." May 31

  • Philadelphia Flyers Sign Oskar Lindblom To ELC

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have inked one of the top scorers out of Sweden, as Oskar Lindblom today signed his entry-level contract with the team. No financial details were released, but it will be a three-year entry-level contract. Lindblom, a fifth-round pick for the Flyers in 2014, is coming..." May 30

  • NHL officially won’t participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics, cites hypocritical reason for not playing

    The Comeback "Prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final between the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Nashville Predators, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and deputy commissioner Bill Daly spoke with the media about a variety of topics concerning the league. The interviews went great if you hate ads on jerseys, mediocre..." May 30

  • Stanley Cup playoffs structure highlights absurd regular season

    New York Post "Nashville, which finished with the exact same record as the Islanders and with the same number of points as the Lightning (with one fewer victory, no less), is four wins away from the Stanley Cup — so remind me again of the value of the six-month, 82-game grind of the NHL regular season, if you..." May 28

  • NHL and Apple agree to deal to put iPads on benches

    Fanrag Sports "Technology has been slowly seeping its way into professional sports over the last several years more and more, and now the NHL is going with the trend. The league has struck a multi-year deal with Apple that should make it easier on coaches and players alike to make in-game adjustments. Rather..." May 26

  • Marc Savard Details Post-Concussion Anxiety, Depression In The Players’ Tribune

    NESN "For Marc Savard, it’s not the Matt Cooke hit that haunts him; it’s the hit that ended his career. The former Boston Bruins center last touched NHL ice on January 22, 2011, when he took a hit from then-Colorado Avalanche defenseman Matt Hunwick that caused his head to hit off the glass — his..." May 16

  • NHL’s top 17 UFAs of 2017: Latest rumours

    Sportsnet "As hotly anticipated as the Kevin Shattenkirk Sweepstakes are for Kevin and the Shattenkirks, 2017’s NHL free agency class is shaping up to be one of the weakest in years. Potential summer of ’17 UFA bank-breakers Jamie Benn, Victor Hedman, Brent Burns and Brad Marchand all inked maximum-term..." May 15

  • Flyers will listen, but plan to keep No. 2 pick

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers are planning to keep the No. 2 overall draft pick in June's draft, meaning either Nolan Patrick or Nico Hischier will likely be heading to the City of Brotherly Love. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said Monday the team will listen to offers, but are unlikely to make..." May 09

  • Mason ‘still an option’ for Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philly hasn’t shut the door on bringing back goalie Steve Mason. “Obviously, Steve Mason is still an option for us but we’re going to look around and see what else is out there,’’ Flyers GM Ron Hextall said Wednesday, in an interview with NHL Radio. “In the end we’ll decide what our best option..." May 04

  • NHL unveils list of players exempt from expansion draft

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL has revealed a list of players exempt from the expansion draft as agreed upon with the NHLPA: Dave Bolland, Craig Cunningham, Chris Pronger, Cody McCormick, David Clarkson, Johan Franzen, Joe Vitale, Ryan Clowe, Mikhail Grabovski, Pascal Dupuis, Nathan Horton and Stephane Robidas. As..." May 03

  • 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on NBC seeing ratings uptick from last year

    Awful Announcing "The NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs are doing well for NBC on its cable, broadcast and online platforms. NBC says through 49 games in the postseason, it’s averaging 829,000 viewers across broadcast and online and it adds that’s up three percent from 2016. Last year, the average was 808.000. And it..." May 02

  • League points finger at union in NHL concussion case

    TSN "The National Hockey League says the NHL Players’ Association has repeatedly interfered with its attempts to introduce rules over the past 50 years to limit staged fighting, better safeguard players and bolster penalties for dangerous head hits. NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly made the..." May 02

  • Devils win No. 1 pick in NHL Draft Lottery

    NHL.com "New Jersey Devils general manager Ray Shero has been steadfast in his approach to acquire assets in an attempt to turn them into legitimate Stanley Cup Playoff contenders again. He gained a significant piece Saturday by winning the NHL Draft Lottery and the No. 1 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft,..." April 30

  • Flyers sign 2015 draft pick Mikhail Vorobyov to entry-level contract

    CSN Philly "It appears another prospect has signed his entry-level contract with the Flyers. Mikhail Vorobyov has now done so, according to a report by TVA Sports' Renaud Lavoie on Tuesday night. Fellow prospect Connor Bunnaman signed last Friday. Vorobyov, a 20-year-old center selected by the Flyers in..." April 26

  • Simmonds, Hamonic named NHL Foundation Player Award finalists

    Sportsnet "New York Islanders defenceman Travis Hamonic and Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Wayne Simmonds are the two finalists for the 2016-17 NHL Foundation Player Award. The award, given to an “NHL player who applies the core values of hockey – commitment, perseverance and teamwork – to enrich the..." April 26

  • Flyers confirm injury for prospect Anthony Stolarz

    Fanrag Sports "The Philadelphia Flyers were pleased with what they saw from prospect goaltender Anthony Stolarz this season. The 23-year-old goaltender put up the team’s highest save percentage of the three netminders that saw NHL time, going 2-1-1 in seven appearances with a shutout and a .928 save..." April 13

  • Team USA Names Fifteen Players To World Championship Squad

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though some of the names had already been confirmed, USA Hockey has released a full list of the 15 players that have agreed to play in the upcoming World Championships. The team so far is as follows: Nick Bjugstad (Florida Panthers) Daniel Brickley (Minnesota State, undrafted) J.T. Compher..." April 13

  • Flyers parting ways with Del Zotto, Schultz

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was always likely, but now it’s official — defensemen Michael Del Zotto and Nick Schultz won’t be back in Philadelphia next season. Del Zotto was informed of the decision by Flyers GM Ron Hextall earlier this week. It marks the end of a three-year run with the Flyers, which included Del..." April 12

  • No local blackouts for NBC’s cable 1st round NHL Playoff telecasts except in two cities

    Awful Announcing "As the NHL Playoffs are about to begin, one of the pet peeves for NBC was that it had to black out its telecasts in the local U.S. home markets in the first round. Take the Chicago-Nashville series for example. In the past, NBCSN or its sister networks would be blacked out to protect the Comcast..." April 12

  • NHL Releases Official Draft Lottery Odds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has released the official odds for the upcoming draft lottery, which determines the order in which each team outside the playoffs will select in this year’s entry draft. The Colorado Avalanche lead the way with an 18% chance of winning, while the Vegas Golden Knights will be given the same..." April 12

  • Flyers should trade Claude Giroux

    Philly.com "Steve Mason might have played his last game as a Flyer this weekend. He's not the only one. That's because, last month, Claude Giroux opened a door. He admitted that his surgically repaired hip and abdomen hindered him through the first 60 games of the season. He admitted this March 19 as..." April 11

  • Patrick goes No. 1 in TSN's post-season mock draft

    TSN "Nolan Patrick is on pace to make history – twice. TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button projects the Brandon Wheat Kings’ centre going first overall to the last place Colorado Avalanche – provided it wins the draft lottery scheduled to take place April 29 – in the TSN post-season mock..." April 11

  • Mason assesses future after likely last win with Flyers

    Courier-Post "Win No. 104 is almost certainly his last. Goalie Steve Mason’s tenure in Philadelphia appears over. In a long list of goalies to come through town, the pending free agent has been one of few who have stuck. The 104 wins as a Flyer puts him third on the franchise’s all-time list. The only two..." April 09

  • McGinn's shootout winner lifts Hurricanes past Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Brock McGinn scored two goals in regulation and netted the winner in the shootout, but it was the emotional final game of Bryan Bickell's career that had many of the Carolina Hurricanes wiping tears from their eyes following their 4-3 win over the Philadelphia Flyers in their final..." April 09

  • How NHL nixing the Olympics is a harbinger of another lockout

    New York Post "This is what the NHL and Gary Bettman do when they don’t get their way: They take their puck and go home. Or stay home. They refuse to play. They did it through Owners’ Lockouts I, II and III in 1994, 2004 and 2012 and they’re doing it again with the 2018 Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South..." April 09

  • Flyers hand Blue Jackets sixth straight loss

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Among goaltenders, only Ron Hextall and Bernie Parent have played in more games and have recorded more wins for the Philadelphia Flyers than Steve Mason. Following his 20-save effort in Saturday's 4-2 win over the reeling Columbus Blue Jackets, Mason acknowledged it might..." April 08

  • Moore's OT goal lifts Devils past Flyers 1-0

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- Considering nothing was at stake between the two teams, the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils gave the fans at Prudential Center nearly 61 minutes of entertaining hockey. The goaltending duel between the Devils' Keith Kinkaid and the Flyers' Steve Mason ended 59..." April 05

  • Flyers announce passing of Ilkka Sinisalo

    Pro Hockey Talk "It was with “deep sadness” that the Philadelphia Flyers announced the passing of former player Ilkka Sinisalo on Wednesday. Sinisalo was 58. The Flyers said he passed away peacefully this morning in his native Finland, with his family by his side. “Ilkka was a true friend and loyal member of..." April 05

  • Philadelphia Flyers Recall Samuel Morin From AHL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Another top prospect is on his way up to the NHL, as the Philadelphia Flyers have recalled Samuel Morin from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The 11th-overall pick in the 2013 draft will make his NHL debut should he make it into the lineup tonight against the New Jersey Devils. With the Flyers..." April 04

  • Olympic decision could lead to more labor strife for NHL

    Chicago Sun-Times "If indeed the Olympics are played in South Korea next year without the likes of Jonathan Toews, Patrick Kane, Sidney Crosby, Connor McDavid and all the other best players in the world, it’ll be a blow for the sport of hockey. But look beyond February of 2018 and ahead to September 2019, when both..." April 04

  • Pyeongchang holding out hope to see NHLers

    TSN "South Korean Olympic organizers still hope to see NHL players competing at next year's Winter Games despite the National Hockey League's insistence it won't happen. Nancy Park, a spokeswoman for the Pyeongchang 2018 organizing committee, said Tuesday there's still time for "meaningful..." April 04

  • NHLPA disagrees with NHL’s ‘shortsighted decision’ to skip Olympics

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association voiced displeasure on Monday after learning of the NHL’s decision to not send players to the 2018 Winter Olympics. In a statement, the NHLPA said that it’s disappointed and disagrees with the NHL’s “shortsighted decision to not continue our participation in the..." April 04

  • NHL will not participate in 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics

    TSN "For the first time since 1994, NHL players will not attend the Winter Olympics. The league released a statement Monday saying it "considers the matter officially closed" and that it won't participate in the 2018 Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Negotiations between the league, the NHL..." April 03

  • Friedman predicts ‘wild trade market after this season’

    Fanrag Sports "Trades. If you ask fans across the spectrum what excites them the most about the NHL, the answer will generally revolve around either trades or the possibility of them. Needless to say, the in-season trend in this league in recent campaigns has seen a dearth of meaningful swaps, with most of..." April 03

  • Flyers teammate says Neuvirth was feeling ill prior to collapsing

    Yardbarker "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..." April 03

  • Lundqvist, Rangers eliminate Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Spurred by Mats Zuccarello's three-point game, the New York Rangers clinched at least the first wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference with their first win at Madison Square Garden since Feb. 19, a 4-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday night. Four players scored..." April 02

  • Flyers’ Michal Neuvirth released from hospital

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth has been released from the hospital, the team announced on Sunday. Neuvirth collapsed on the ice during a break in play when the Flyers were in action against the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night. He was stretchered off the ice and taken..." April 02

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