Flyers Rumors & News

  • McDavid accuses ‘classless’ Manning of injuring him on purpose

    Pro Hockey Talk "Connor McDavid is usually as bland in interviews as he is exhilarating on the ice. Maybe you just need to rattle his cage like Brandon Manning apparently did during Thursday’s eventual Flyers win. The accusation is serious: McDavid believes that Manning injured him on purpose during that..." December 09

  • Flyers rally past Oilers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia Flyers are scoring and allowing goals at an alarming clip and on Thursday night Michael Raffl made the last shot count. Raffl finished off a furious comeback by scoring the game-winning goal with 1:29 remaining to give Philadelphia a wild 6-5 victory over the..." December 08

  • Matt Read Out a Month

    CSN Philly "Flyers winger Matt Read will miss approximately a month with an upper-body injury suffered in Sunday's 4-2 win over the Predators when he was checked by Filip Forsberg. Sources tell's Tim Panaccio the injury is an oblique muscle pull in Read's upper torso. The 30-year-old has six..." December 07

  • Simmonds, Voracek lift Flyers to 6th in row

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Two weeks ago, Steve Mason and the Philadelphia Flyers couldn't string together two wins in a row, no matter how hard they tried. On Tuesday night, thanks to a two-goal performance by Wayne Simmonds and an overtime goal by Jakub Voracek, the Flyers outlasted the Florida..." December 06

  • McDavid, Crosby, Price and Kane lead All-Star voting through first week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Voting for the 2017 NHL All-Star game has been underway for more than a week now, and on Tuesday afternoon the league announced the early leaders from each division. The game, which will take place in Los Angeles on Jan. 26, will feature the same format as last year’s game with the four..." December 06

  • Simmonds tallies twice as Flyers top Predators

    The Sports Xchange "NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Philadelphia Flyers' fathers accompanied their sons for their one-day trip to Music City Sunday. Wayne Simmonds gave his dad a couple of goals. "He didn't say much to me but I know on the inside, he's glowing," Simmonds said. Philadelphia fans are glowing..." December 04

  • Flyers stop Blackhawks for fourth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- When the Philadelphia Flyers selected defenseman Ivan Provorov with the seventh pick of the 2015 NHL draft, they envisioned performances like the one he had Saturday afternoon against the Chicago Blackhawks. Provorov recorded the first two-goal game of his NHL career and made..." December 03

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Travis Konecny still finding right demeanor for the NHL

    Courier-Post "Travis Konecny doesn’t want his opponents to get the wrong idea. He’s a skilled forward trying to find his footing in the NHL as a rookie, not that little pain in the rear end that he’s been the past few games. So he says, anyway. “Whether he wants to be or not, it’s in his personality,”..." December 01

  • Giroux nets OT winner as Flyers edge Sens

    The Sports Xchange "OTTAWA -- Claude Giroux has had what he called "a pretty good week." On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Flyers captain got engaged to his longtime girlfriend. On Thursday, he scored two goals, including the overtime winner, to lead the Flyers to a 3-2 win over the Ottawa Senators at Canadian..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Flyers outlast Bruins in nine-round shootout

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- On a night Philadelphia relied heavily on its goaltender, second-year defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere netted the deciding goal in the ninth round of the shootout to give the Flyers a 3-2 win over the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night. Gostisbehere scored on Tuukka Rask on the..." November 29

  • Stolarz makes history as Flyers beat Flames

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With more than 30 friends and family members in attendance, Anthony Stolarz became the first New Jersey-born goaltender to play and win an NHL game Sunday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Stolarz allowed a goal on just the second shot he faced, but settled down to stop 29 of..." November 27

  • Lundqvist sharp as Rangers edge Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Less than 48 hours after getting mowed down by the Pittsburgh Penguins, Henrik Lundqvist and the New York Rangers got back on track with a 3-2 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers Friday afternoon at the Wells Fargo Center. Forwards Derek Stepan, Matt Puempel and Kevin Hayes..." November 25

  • Matt Carle Retires from National Hockey League "Matt Carle and the Nashville Predators announced Friday that the defenseman is retiring from the National Hockey League after a successful, 12-season career. "It has been an honor to be a player in the National Hockey League and play for four great organizations over the past 12 seasons," Carle..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Lightning score three in third to down Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "TAMPA, Fla. – Misfiring on three power play chances in the third generally leads to a letdown. But the Tampa Bay Lightning used the momentum from those opportunities with the man advantage before scoring three times in the third period to rally past the Philadelphia Flyers for a 4-2 victory..." November 23

  • Flyers recall Laughton to replace injured Couturier "The Flyers recalled Scott Laughton to replace the injured Sean Couturier on Wednesday. Couturier suffered an apparent left knee injury in the second period of Tuesday's 3-1 win in Florida. He is being examined by a doctor in Philadelphia on Wednesday afternoon, and could be sidelined for a..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • Flyers' Couturier injures knee, might need surgery "Second-line center Sean Couturier, the Flyers' best defensive forward, was injured early in the second period of Tuesday's game against Florida. And it appears serious. After the Flyers' 3-1 win, GM Ron Hextall had a glum expression as he said Couturier would be examined in Philadelphia on..." November 23

  • Weise finally scores as Flyers top Panthers

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. -- Philadelphia Flyers right winger Dale Weise went his first 15 games this season without a goal. He was scoreless in the final 16 games of last season, too. In fact, the last time he scored was two teams ago, with the Montreal Canadiens on Feb. 19 against the Flyers...." November 22

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Vasilevskiy backstops Lightning to shutout over Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- As long as they keep getting the goaltending they have gotten the past two games The Tampa Bay Lightning may not miss star center Steven Stamkos as much as they think. Andrei Vasilevskiy stopped all 32 shots he faced for his second straight shutout and Tampa Bay received..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Flyers pull away from Jets

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- One day after blaming himself for costing the Philadelphia Flyers a point in a shootout loss to Ottawa, goaltender Steve Mason helped earn his team two points Thursday night in a 5-2 win over the Winnipeg Jets. Mason turned aside 30 of 32 shots and received goal support from..." November 17

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Karlsson's shootout goal pulls Sens past Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Minutes after seeing defenseman Erik Karlsson and Kyle Turris fail to score on an uncontested two-man breakaway in overtime, Ottawa Senators coach Guy Boucher asked both to redeem themselves in the shootout. Karlsson did just that, scoring the only goal of the five-round..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Flyers' Neuvirth injured in win over Wild

    Pro Hockey Talk "Steve Mason is back in net for the Philadelphia Flyers. Mason began the second period in the Flyers crease after Michal Neuvirth, who started Saturday’s game against Minnesota, left the game with an apparent injury. Neuvirth was slow to get up off the ice after a sequence in front of..." November 13

  • Flyers Raffl used benching as motivation "Flyers forward Michael Raffl had plenty of motivation on Saturday after an inactive Friday. Raffl was a healthy scratch in Friday's 6-3 loss at Toronto. He was back in the lineup on Saturday and played a huge role in the Flyers 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild at the Wells Fargo..." November 13

  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth will miss 4-6 weeks "Goalie Michal Neuvirth will miss four to six weeks with an apparent knee injury suffered in the opening period of the Flyers' 3-2 win over Minnesota on Saturday. The Flyers are expected to recall Anthony Stolarz, who will soon make his NHL debut." November 13

  • Flyers trade Straka to Devils for conditional pick

    Newark Star-Ledger "The Devils acquired forward Petr Straka from the Flyers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round draft pick in the 2017 or 2018 NHL Draft, the team announced Saturday. The Devils said Straka will report to Albany (AHL). The 24-year-old Straka was the 55th overall pick in the 2010 NHL..." November 13

  • Schenn's goal lifts Flyers over Wild

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- One night after allowing four third-period goals in a lopsided loss in Toronto, Steve Mason redeemed himself with a 19-save effort in relief of Michal Neuvirth in the Philadelphia Flyers' 3-2 win over the Minnesota Wild on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center. Mason's biggest..." November 12

  • Maple Leafs' four-goal flurry sinks Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "TORONTO -- The Toronto Maple Leafs started fast on Friday night, then let the Philadelphia Flyers make their run. The Maple Leafs, however, showed again that it's how you finish that counts and they finished strong with four unanswered goals in the third period to earn a 6-3 victory over the..." November 11

  • Why Eric Lindros could have played for the Flyers again in 2012

    Sportsnet "The career that took Eric Lindros to the Hockey Hall of Fame could have included one more unbelievable chapter. Lindros had been retired from the NHL for more than four seasons when a call came from former Flyers GM Paul Holmgren in 2012 offering him a chance to join the team for the stretch..." November 11

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Time to talk about the Flyers’ goaltending again

    TSN "One of the primary drivers behind the success of the Philadelphia Flyers one season ago was, surprisingly, strength between the pipes. Dave Hakstol’s team conceded just 126 goals at 5-on-5 (sixth best in the NHL) despite a high volume of shots against. I think there was a fair argument to be made..." November 10

  • Far away from the ups and downs of his career, Eric Lindros is happy and content with his lot in life

    ESPN "Eric Lindros is smiling a lot these days. It's not so much because he finally got the call for the Hockey Hall of Fame, though make no mistake, he's thrilled about that. No, this has to do with his lot in life. Happily married and with three very young children, life after hockey is suiting..." November 09

  • Flyers loan Laughton, Lyubimov to Phantoms "Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced today that forwards Scott Laughton and Roman Lyubimov have been loaned to their AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Laughton started the season on injured reserve after being injured during Flyers training camp. He recently appeared in two games with the..." November 09

  • Wayne Simmonds drops Jonathan Ericsson with one punch

    Fox Sports "Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds and Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson dropped the gloves in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and Ericsson may have hit the ice before the gloves did. Simmonds made quick work of the Detroit blue liner, taking him down with a single punch behind the ear. " November 09

  • Red Wings finally win in Philadelphia

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With two dazzlings dashes down the ice, left winger Andreas Athanasiou showed the Detroit Red Wings how to do two things they haven't done in a while. Athanasiou scored the game-tying in the third period by splitting a pair of Flyers defenders with a burst of speed and netted..." November 08

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Flyers' Del Zotto set to rejoin team "Michael Del Zotto will make his season debut Saturday night in Montreal, and he should stabilize a Flyers defense that has struggled in the first three weeks. General manager Ron Hextall confirmed Friday that Del Zotto will be activated for the game. Sidelined by a knee injury suffered in..." November 05

  • Canadiens bounce back from shellacking with victory

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens knew they needed to be better after one of their worst outings in franchise history. And, with some help from their netminder, they got the job done. Five different goal-scorers connected for Montreal and Carey Price made 34 saves the Canadiens skated away..." November 05

  • Flyers edge Isles in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- From all corners, the Philadelphia Flyers trumped their collective resolve. Down a twisting hallway, both the coach and goaltender questioned whether the New York Islanders possessed the attribute. "(It) was concerning about a few guys, the way they came out. I won't lie to..." November 04

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