Flyers Rumors & News

  • Flyers coach Craig Berube vows to devote more practice time to shootouts next season

    Newark Star-Ledger "Craig Berube spent a half hour the other day talking about all things Flyers, everything from his first offseason as NHL head coach to his coaching philosophy to breaking down some of his players to … you name it. Late into this sit-down with two reporters in the media room at the Flyers' Skate..." August 18

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    LehighValleyPhantoms @LVPhantoms

    We have signed free agent C Darroll Powe to an AHL contract. Powe is a former Flyer and Phantom! #puckdown2014

  • Flyers expect Schenn's game to reach new heights "Brayden Schenn established himself as a big part of the Philadelphia Flyers last season. But those around the team are confident there's more to come. Schenn was rewarded for his first 20-goal NHL season with a two-year contract that reportedly will pay him $2.5 million this season and next..." August 08

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Flyers have agreed to terms with ex-#Habs centre Ryan White on a one-year, two-way deal.

  • Flyers required to lean heavily on Claude Giroux "The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the more intriguing teams to follow during the 2013-14 season. The club overcame a disastrous start to the year and ended up making the playoffs before a first-round ouster at the hands of eventual Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers. There was a..." August 07

  • Michael Del Zotto signs 1-year deal with Flyers

    Broad Street Hockey "The Flyers have signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract worth $1.3 million, the team announced late Tuesday afternoon. Contact terms via TSN. We discussed the potential of signing Del Zotto in a post just a few hours ago, and here's basically what we settled on: MDZ had a..." August 06

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    Stephen Whyno @SWhyno

    #Flyers D Kimmo Timonen diagnosed with blood clots in right leg and both lungs, team says return to play TBD.

  • Adam Hall signs with Swiss team HC Ambrì-Piotta

    Pro Hockey Talk "It looks like grinding forward Adam Hall will ply his trade in Switzerland next season, as he signed a deal with HC Ambrì-Piotta, according to Swiss Hockey Hall, 33, spend the 2013-14 season (and part of 2012-13) with the Philadelphia Flyers. He averaged a career-low 9:50 minutes per..." August 03

  • Flyers' Steve Mason breaks finger, out two weeks

    USA Today "In his offseason training regimen, Flyers goalie Steve Mason figured he'd sneak in a little ball hockey in his hometown of Oakville, Ontario, last Sunday. Unfortunately for the 26-year-old starter, he ended up breaking his right pinky finger. On the other hand, it will only cost him two..." August 01

  • Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame "The Philadelphia Flyers will induct Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers Hall of Fame during the 2014-15 season, according to team president Paul Holmgren. Lindros and LeClair will be inducted on Thursday, November 20 prior to the team’s game against the Minnesota Wild,..." July 31

  • 104-year-old Flyers fan gets big birthday surprise

    CSN Philly "It'd be nice if we could all live until we were 100. Unfortunately, things like fast food and Netflix trump exercise 99 times out of 100. However, a young-at-heart Flyers fan has eclipsed that number and then some. Last Wednesday, Helen Moser celebrated her 104th birthday, and it was probably..." July 30

  • Ex-NHLer Leighton’s KHL contract voided due to illness

    Pro Hockey Talk "Michael Leighton had a dominant season in the KHL in 2013-14 and was getting ready to play for the expansion team HC Sochi when he began suffering from an illness that prevented him from attending training camp. Leighton consulted with Sochi and the two sides agreed to void his contract. “I..." July 29

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

    Pro Hockey Talk "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..." July 13

  • 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..." July 13

  • Hextall on Stolarz's hip: 'There is no red flag'

    CSN Philly "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall doesn’t anticipate any long-term consequences for Anthony Stolarz following hip surgery at the age of 20. The No. 1 goalie prospect in the organization, who is expected to start for the Phantoms this season, had his left hip “cleaned out” last month and will..." July 12

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

    CSN Philly "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..." July 09

  • Flyers goalie Zepp looks to Thomas, Fasth as inspiration

    Pro Hockey Talk "One of the more unlikely free agent signings on July 1st came from Philadelphia, where the Flyers brought aboard a 32-year-old goalie that’s never played in the NHL — Rob Zepp. Zepp, twice drafted by the Thrashers and Hurricanes, never advanced beyond the AHL level with either club and has..." July 04

  • Report: Flyers re-sign Chris VandeVelde

    CSN Philly "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...." July 04

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    Bruce Garrioch @SunGarrioch

    There is no deal close for Vinny Lecavalier and it's highly unlikely one will happen. #Sens

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

    Pro Hockey Talk "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..." July 04

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Lecavalier to OTT? Sens want Flyers 2 pick up salary and want something else for taking him off their hands ... #vinnysagacontinues

  • Radim Vrbata tried to work out deal with Arizona Coyotes

    Arizona Republic "As his cellphone flooded with text messages and missed calls barely a few hours into Thursday in the Czech Republic, coveted free agent Radim Vrbata was fast asleep. His wife, Petra, who was awake feeding the couple's newborn son, Oliver, finally nudged Vrbata out of bed once his agent, Rich..." July 03

  • Flyers sign defenseman Nick Schultz "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-1, 200-lb unrestricted free agent defenseman Nick Schultz to a one-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Schultz, 31 (8/25/1982), comes to the Flyers with 880 games of NHL experience with Minnesota, Edmonton and Columbus. He split the..." July 03

  • Flyers re-sign Jason Akeson "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have re-signed forward Jason Akeson to a one-year, two-way contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Akeson, 23 (6/3/1990), appeared in the final regular season game for the Flyers this past season as well as all seven games for the..." July 02

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    Frank Seravalli @DNFlyers

    Hextall said the Flyers have signed Blair Jones to a two-way deal. "A depth player up front, should we need the depth."

  • No charges expected in arrest of Flyers' captain "An Ottawa police officer said Wednesday he does not expect Flyers captain Claude Giroux to face any charges for a an alleged butt-grabbing incident on Tuesday night. Giroux spent Tuesday night in custody in an Ottawa jail cell, according to the Ottawa Sun. A police source confirmed that he..." July 02

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    Bruce Arthur @bruce_arthur

    Claude Giroux chose an unusual path to getting arrested, as the second paragraph shows:

  • Sharks Acquire Tye McGinn from Philadelphia "San Jose Sharks (@SanJoseSharks) General Manager Doug Wilson announced today that the club has acquired forward Tye McGinn (@TyeMcGinn) from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third-round selection in the 2015 NHL Draft. "Tye is a hardworking player who plays an honest game," said..." July 02

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    1 year $ 1 mil for Emery in Philly

  • Flyers nearly traded Lecavalier to Preds

    CSN Philly "The Flyers almost had a deal to unload Vinny Lecavalier at the NHL draft this past weekend with the Florida Panthers -- it didn't happen. And, on Monday, the Flyers nearly had a deal with Nashville that would have seen the Predators take Lecavalier's $4.5 million salary off the Flyers'..." July 01

  • Salary cap not friendly to Flyers "The name of "Mr. Irrelevant," otherwise known as the 210th pick, had not been registered by the Stanley Cup champion Kings even 10 minutes Saturday and Ron Hextall was ready to put his first-ever draft in the rearview mirror. The Flyers have work to do. "First on my agenda right now is to go..." June 30

  • Flyers extend focus on defense in draft "The Flyers continued to build their young defense, putting an emphasis on the position for the third draft in a row. By the time the two-day NHL draft at the Wells Fargo Center ended Saturday, the Flyers had selected three defensemen and three forwards. "It was a nice balance," general..." June 29

  • Taking a flier on a rising defenseman "His first draft as an NHL general manager always promised an internal tug-of-war for Ron Hextall, a weighing of his philosophy for constructing a sound hockey organization against the depth and doubts of this year's class of talent. Since the Flyers promoted him to GM last month, Hextall has..." June 28

  • Hextall 'tried a number of things' to move Flyers up

    CSN Philly "Throughout Thursday night and right into Friday afternoon, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was trying to do what the Flyers do best: “We tried a number of things over the past few days and nothing came to fruition,” Hextall said. “You do anything you can to make the team better. And if at..." June 28

  • Philly-area native happy to be with Flyers rival

    USA Today "Lifelong Flyers fan Anthony DeAngelo sat behind the table in a blue Tampa Bay Lightning jersey with a huge smile on his face. The defenseman hoped the hometown Flyers would draft him, but he slipped two spots lower and went 19th overall to the Lightning. Thanks to a rough playoff series in..." June 28

    2014 NHL Draft Day Rumors - Live Blog

    PSD Staff The 2014 NHL Entry Draft goes on Friday and Saturday in Philadelphia. While this year's NHL draft will certainly not be able to match the talent pool of Thursday's NBA Draft, or even most other NHL Drafts for that matter, there are still some extremely talented players available. The best part... June 28

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    Darren Dreger @DarrenDreger

    Lecavalier's agent, Kent Hughes has permission to speak to teams re: trade. Vinny gets a $2 mil bonus on July 1, so trade before is tough.

  • Flyers, Schenn happy with two-year extension

    Courier-Post "A busy day for Ron Hextall didn't end until late evening Monday. After trading Scott Hartnell earlier in the day, the Flyers' general manager inked Brayden Schenn to a two-year extension worth $5 million. Schenn, 22, notched his first 20-goal season this year and had a career-high 41 points..." June 25

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    Anthony Mingioni @AnthonyMingioni

    #Flyers and #NYRangers amongst several teams with interest in defenseman Dan Boyle per @renlavoietva.

  • Flyers' GM Hextall interested in trading up at draft "Trade talk is usually par for the course in the days leading up to the NHL Draft. It's never too surprising to find the Philadelphia Flyers in the middle of such talk, either. That's especially true this year, when for the first time in their 46-year history, the Flyers will be hosting the..." June 24

  • Flyers Trade F Hartnell to Blue Jackets for Umberger "The Philadelphia Flyers have traded forward Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for forward R.J. Umberger and a 2015 fourth-round pick, the Flyers announced on Monday. Hartnell scored 20 goals and added 32 assists for 52 points last season with a plus-11 rating in 78..." June 23

  • Hextall wants to build through the draft "The Flyers need to start developing their own draft picks before they can even be mentioned in the same sentence as the Los Angeles Kings and Chicago Blackhawks, two of the league's heavyweights. The Flyers will get their latest chance to improve their pipeline when the NHL draft is held in..." June 22

  • Flyers name Gord Murphy to coaching staff "The Philadelphia Flyers have hired Gord Murphy as an assistant coach, according to general manager Ron Hextall. In conjunction with the hiring, Hextall also announced that John Paddock will not return for the 2014-15 season. “Gord brings a wealth of experience as a player and as a coach at the..." June 19

  • Oilers might trade target Flyers d-man Braydon Coburn

    Edmonton Journal "This in from Mark Spector of Sportsnet, an interesting interview with Oilers GM Craig MacTavish that the Oilers are looking for a top defenceman, and Spector’s own contention that Philadelphia’s Braydon Coburn might be the target. MacTavish told Spec that the Oilers can take on some salary in a..." June 15

  • Flyers’ Timonen signs cap-friendly deal

    Courier-Post "Whether it was a bike ride or a long run in the weeks after the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs, Kimmo Timonen looked himself in the mirror afterward hoping to get the answer to more than just a workout: Does he still have it? In the first couple weeks after the season ended in the..." June 14

  • Is it possible for the Flyers to trade Lecavalier?

    CSN Philly "Coach Craig Berube struggled to find a suitable place for center Vinny Lecavalier. General Manager Ron Hextall could be facing a similar challenge. TSN hockey analyst Darren Dreger reported the Flyers are now interested in dealing the 34-year-old center after just one year in Philadelphia, and..." June 13

  • Flyers sign forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare

    CSN Philly "Ron Hextall's first move as general manager of the Flyers has been made. The Flyers announced Wednesday that they have signed forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, a native of Paris, to an NHL contract. Bellemare, 29, spent the last five seasons with Skelleftea of the Swedish Hockey League,..." June 12

  • Couturier rehabbing from surgery "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall gave a brief injury update today on forward Sean Couturier. “Sean Couturier had successful abdominal surgery this past Friday. He has started rehab at our training facility and should be fully recovered in 5-6 weeks.” At the end of season media..." June 11

  • Flyers linked to Kesler, but should stay away

    CSN Philly "Whenever the Stanley Cup Final rolls around, there are always a couple trade rumors or some free-agent speculation. Inevitably, the Flyers' name comes up. Twice in the past six years, there was traction to the talk: the rumors of Ray Emery's signing with the Flyers, and two years later,..." June 10

  • Flyers sign Matt Hatch to AHL contract

    CSN Philly "The Flyers on Tuesday added some depth to their AHL affiliate, Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Flyers assistant general manager Barry Hanrahan confirmed to Flyers Insider Tim Panaccio the team signed Union College forward Matt Hatch to an AHL-only contract. The Flyers on Wednesday will..." June 04

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