Flyers Rumors & News

  • Penguins GM seethes over Flyers fans’ conduct

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A barrage of beer cans flying from the stands marred the final seconds of the Penguins’ 8-5 win Sunday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. From his booth high atop Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford watched. And seethed. “There were..." April 23

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Flyers' Couturier played with torn knee

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier revealed Sunday after being eliminated from the playoffs that he played with a torn MCL, according to Dave Issac of the Courier-Post. Couturier said he won't need surgery, but it would have required a four-week recovery if it had occurred during the..." April 22

  • Michal Neuvirth gives the Flyers hope against Penguins

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "And now comes the real test. Watch the Flyers one night and they may look unbeatable. The next night they’ll come out flatter than Kyrie Irving’s view of Earth. The Flyers, maddeningly inconsistent at times — OK, most of the time — will need to build off of Friday’s Game 5 win to keep the..." April 22

  • Neuvirth getting another chance to be playoff savior for Flyers

    NHL.com "Maybe this time, Michal Neuvirth will get enough help to truly be the Philadelphia Flyers savior. Neuvirth, playing in his first full game since Feb. 16 because of a pair of lower-body injuries, gave the Flyers a chance to come back in their Eastern Conference First Round series against the..." April 21

  • Sean Couturier channels Chris Pronger in gutsy return for Flyers

    Sportsnet "After a freak collision during practice Tuesday pushed Sean Couturier out of the Flyers lineup for Game 4 of their first-round series, nearly sinking Philadelphia’s post-season hopes in the process, the young pivot battled through and cemented himself a place in team history on..." April 21

  • Couturier game-time decision; Flyers look to extend series

    NHL.com "Sean Couturier will participate in warmups and will be a game-time decision for the Philadelphia Flyers in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference First Round against the Pittsburgh Penguins at PPG Paints Arena on Friday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, NBCSP, ATTSN-PT). The center, who was on the ice..." April 20

  • Flyers' Michal Neuvirth: Between pipes for elimination game

    CBS Sports "Neuvirth is pegged to start Game 5 against the Penguins on Friday, Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports reports. Brian Elliott started in goal for the first four games of the series, but he was yanked twice and recorded an ugly .856 save percentage and 4.74 GAA." April 20

  • Flyers ready for ‘next man up’ mentality if Couturier misses Game 4

    Pro Hockey Talk "Before the Philadelphia Flyers fully trickled out to the Wells Fargo Center ice for their optional morning skate ahead of Game 4 (7 p.m. ET, NBCSN, live stream), the word from the team was that there was no update on Sean Couturier, who was injured following a collision with Radko Gudas during..." April 18

  • Couturier game-time decision for Flyers in Game 4 against Penguins

    NHL.com "Sean Couturier will be a game-time decision when the Philadelphia Flyers play the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Wells Fargo Center on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN, CBC, TVAS, NBCSP, ATTSN-PT), coach Dave Hakstol said. The Flyers' No. 1 center left..." April 18

  • Flyers’ Sean Couturier to miss Game 4 with lower-body injury

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers centreman Sean Couturier will miss Game 4 of his club’s series with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Wednesday, the club announced. Couturier was injured in practice Tuesday after colliding with teammate Radko Gudas, who appeared to clip the forward’s right leg, sending him..." April 18

  • Patrice Bergeron, Anze Kopitar and Sean Couturier named Selke finalists

    CBS Sports "The NHL awards finalists are rolling in this week, with the finalists for several major awards being announced on Wednesday. After the trio of goaltenders up for the Vezina was announced, the NHL unveiled which forwards are finalists for the Frank J. Selke Trophy -- awarded to the best defensive..." April 18

  • No official update, but Flyers preparing to play without Sean Couturier

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers are preparing to face the Pittsburgh Penguins without their No. 1 center and arguably their most indispensable player in Sean Couturier. Although the Flyers wouldn’t provide a medical update or playing status regarding Couturier, a handful of players who participated in the morning..." April 18

  • Wayne Simmonds, Flyers need to help each other

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Wayne Simmonds has endured quite a bit in 2017-18. Not that anything ever comes easy for him. Simmonds has grinded out NHL success, featuring back-to-back 30-plus-goal outputs the previous two seasons and a 2017 All-Star Game MVP honor. This season has been a different grind. The..." April 17

  • Flyers’ Sean Couturier suffers apparent injury at practice

    Sportsnet "Tuesday’s Philadelphia Flyers morning skate was put on pause when centre Sean Couturier left practice with an apparent injury. According to reporters at the rink, Couturier collided with teammate Radko Gudas and needed to be helped off the ice by trainer Jim McCrossin. The team has yet to..." April 17

  • Penguins' Sidney Crosby isn't impressed with Flyers fans' urinal prank

    USA Today "Sidney Crosby has a message for Philadelphia Flyers fans: You can do better. Flyers fans took their trash-talking to a new level Sunday at Wells Fargo Center, putting pictures of the Pittsburgh Penguins captain’s face in arena urinals during Game 3. “It’s not the first building that’s..." April 16

  • Sidney Crosby pictures grace the urinals at Flyers' Wells Fargo Center

    CBS Sports "There are usually quite a few potty mouths that go back and forth between Pittsburgh Penguins and Philadelphia Flyers fans, but the latter took to the potties -- literally -- to show their disdain for their Metropolitan rivals on Sunday. With the feisty Pens-Flyers rivalry in the City of..." April 15

  • Dave Hakstol doesn't blame Brian Elliott for Game 1 debacle

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "If the 2017-18 regular season proved anything within the Flyers' dressing room, it was the level of resiliency and determination they played with throughout times of adversity. They were forced to overcome a 10-game winless stretch that plummeted them to the bottom of the Metropolitan Division..." April 13

  • Ilya Bryzgalov trolls Flyers as Elliott gets lit up by Penguins

    Sportsnet "Ilya Bryzgalov has become a humungous big fan of trolling NHL teams when they’re having issues in the crease, and the former star goalie was back at it Wednesday night. One of Bryzgalov’s former teams, the Philadelphia Flyers, were embarrassed by the Pittsburgh Penguins in the opening game of..." April 12

  • Flyers to rely on key rookies as playoff kick off tonight

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Five Flyers are expected to make their Stanley Cup playoff debuts tonight in Pittsburgh. Defenseman Ivan Provorov is perhaps the most relied upon rookie out of that group, which also includes Travis Sanheim, Travis Konecny, Nolan Patrick and Oskar Lindblom. Provorov and Patrick will attempt to..." April 11

  • Biggest contract years for NHL playoff teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "Technically speaking, NHL players only get paid for the 82-game regular season, aside from the pocket change that comes from certain bonuses for playoff wins. In reality, a player can make a living off of a magical postseason run or two. A strong couple of months could end up being costly in..." April 11

  • Multiple NHL playoff games will air on Golf Channel, for some reason

    Awful Announcing "The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs Sunday night, offering us a look at how NBCUniversal will shuffle the various series across its numerous networks. As usual, many games will air on NBCSN, others will appear on CNBC, others on USA, a handful..." April 09

  • Flyers' Claude Giroux makes convincing case for NHL MVP

    Philly.com "A year after health issues led to the most disappointing season of his superb NHL career, Claude Giroux skated freely again and reestablished himself as one of the league’s elite players. At age 30. And at a new position. There are a lot of reasons the Flyers are headed to the Stanley Cup..." April 09

  • NHL Announces Potential Tie-Breaker Game For Eastern Playoff Spot

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Amazingly, there is a scenario in which over the next few days the Philadelphia Flyers and Florida Panthers could end the season tied in every category the NHL uses to determine standings. That’s exactly what the league addressed today when they released the tie-breaker procedures for such a..." April 06

  • Which NHL teams will make a coaching change after the season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL season will come to an end this weekend and barring some last-minute decision, no head coach will have been fired; that’s something that hasn’t happened since the league expanded in 1967. It’s a rarity that no coach has been canned, despite the calls for management to take..." April 05

  • Stanley Cup stripping big names off hardware to make room for future winners

    Sporting News "The Stanley Cup is erasing some of the biggest names in hockey to make room for future winners. The names from the teams that won the Cup from 1954-64 will be stripped off the hardware this spring, the Chicago Tribune reported. That means legendary names such as Gordie Howe and Robert Hull..." April 04

  • Why has Dave Hakstol gone away from Robert Hagg?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "If you wanted to hang a banner that represented the thoughts of Flyers fans, perhaps the most prominent message at the Wells Fargo Center would read “Play the Kids.” And if you look up and down the Flyers' roster, it would appear Dave Hakstol shares that same sentiment. On a nightly basis,..." April 03

  • Odds: Vegas pegs MacKinnon as Hart favorite, Rinne for Vezina

    The Score "Spring is finally in the air. And with that, the NHL calendar is inching closer to what we all crave most: playoff puck. However, there is another major event on the horizon, as the league will hand out its awards for the game's best coaches, front-office executives, and players at the..." April 03

  • Brad Marchand cross-checks MacDonald in the face, gets fined $5K

    Pro Hockey Talk "Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Brad Marchand has been disciplined by the NHL’s Department of Player Safety. This latest punishment for the Boston Bruins forward is a $5,000 fine after cross-checking Andrew MacDonald of the Philadelphia Flyers in the face, because you can’t do that. If..." April 02

  • Neuvirth day to day for Flyers

    NHL.com "Michal Neuvirth is day to day for the Philadelphia Flyers with a lower-body injury. The 30-year-old goaltender was injured in the second period of a 2-1 victory against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday. He made 10 saves before he was replaced by Petr Mrazek but was credited with the..." March 31

  • Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth leaves game with apparent injury

    Sporting News "The Flyers are once again scrambling to find a goalie. Michal Neuvirth was activated off injured reserve earlier Wednesday but his return to the ice for the first time since Feb. 18 didn't last long. Neuvirth left the game with an undisclosed injury, prompting the Flyers to once again put Petr..." March 29

  • Flyers sign G Felix Sandstrom to entry-level contract

    Yardbarker "The Philadelphia Flyers have inked another impressive young goaltending prospect, signing Felix Sandstrom to a three-year entry-level contract. Sandstrom dealt with an abdominal injury for much of the season, getting into just 11 games in the SHL. If he’s coming over to North America for 2018-19,..." March 28

  • NHL releases odds for 2018 Draft Lottery

    Sportsnet "The NHL has released the odds for the 2018 Draft Lottery, which will be held on April 28 in Toronto. The lottery will consist of three draws: one for the first-overall pick, one for the second-overall pick and one for the third. The 15 teams that fail to qualify for the playoffs, or teams that..." March 28

  • NHLPA agrees to GM-recommended change for goalie interference

    The Score "The NHL Players Association has approved the general mangers' proposed change to goaltender interference video reviews that would give the league's hockey operations department the final call over the on-ice referee. Unanimous approval from the Board of Governors is still required before the..." March 22

  • Oilers acquire rights to Cooper Marody from Flyers for 3rd-round pick

    Sportsnet "The Edmonton Oilers have acquired the rights to forward prospect Cooper Marody from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for a third-round draft pick in 2019. " March 21

  • NHL recommends hockey ops makes goalie interference calls

    The Score "NHL general managers have officially recommended a change to the goaltender interference rule, agreeing to leave video reviews up to the league's hockey operations department rather than on-ice referees, commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday. The team responsible for making the calls..." March 21

  • Why Flyers should ride Alex Lyon, not Petr Mrazek

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "When the Flyers acquired Petr Mrazek from Detroit out of necessity in February, Ron Hextall explained the trade as a reward for his players’ hard work. “We’re in a tough situation — you lose your top two goalies when you’re fighting for a playoff spot,” Hextall said then, “and our players have..." March 21

  • Goaltender Interference Dominates GM Meetings

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL General Managers are currently at their yearly meetup in Boca Raton, Florida, and the agenda is filled with discussions on how to make the game better and more appealing to fans. Goaltender interference reviews were one of the biggest issues heading into the meetings, and one brought up..." March 19

  • Petr Mrazek wants his revenge game and likely earned it

    Courier-Post "Petr Mrazek’s eyes lit up and he showed a wide smile each time he was asked about his old team. He wants the revenge game against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday. What he did Sunday night, getting a win that dramatically changed the Flyers’ playoff outlook, probably earned him the..." March 19

  • Flyers under playoff pressure but ‘we need to realize we’re in the driver’s seat’

    Courier-Post "The great prognosticator, Jake Voracek, has spoken. The magic number, he believes, is 92. That’s the amount of points that will get a team in the playoffs for the Eastern Conference. It would be the lowest threshold in six years. Each of the last three seasons, Voracek has predicted..." March 15

  • Time to start treating Giroux like all-time Flyer he is

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Claude Giroux was told he was too old. You know the rest. Monday night, it was a scene, and a script, all too familiar. The scene saw Giroux scoring his 205th career goal, but the script had heartbreak in the ending. The Flyers lost their sixth game in their last seven. This time, 3-2 to..." March 14

  • Philadelphia Flyers Sign Maksim Sushko

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have announced a three-year entry-level contract with Maksim Sushko, which will begin during the 2018-19 season. Sushko is currently playing for the Owen Sound Attack of the OHL, where he has 55 points in 57 games. Selected in the fourth round of the 2017 draft, Sushko..." March 13

  • Flyers not concerned with Sean Couturier's dip in Selke-worthy season

    Courier-Post "If the Flyers had an MVP of the first half of their season, it probably would have been Sean Couturier. There’s a case for goalie Brian Elliott, who is now injured, and Claude Giroux has come on strong as well, keeping his production going and putting himself in the NHL MVP race for the Hart..." March 12

  • Hagg, Oduya injured; out vs. Jets

    NHL.com "Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that defenseman, Robert Hagg, will be out two weeks with a lower-body injury. In addition, defenseman, Johnny Oduya, is out of today's game with a lower-body injury and is considered day-to-day. The announcement comes prior to today's game vs...." March 10

  • Flyers' Travis Sanheim recalled, will likely play vs. Winnipeg

    Philly.com "Travis Sanheim is rejoining the Flyers under “emergency conditions’’. The emergency presumably is the continued unavailability of Johnny Oduya, who was injured in the first period of the first game he played with the Flyers after being claimed from Ottawa on waivers. It also means that..." March 10

  • NHL jumps into esports market with international tournament

    Pro Hockey Talk "The National Hockey League is finally entering the esports market and teaming up with EA Sports to deliver the 2018 NHL Gaming World Championship, a bracket-style 1-on-1 tournament that will begin on Saturday, March 24 for players in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Players can register at..." March 09

  • Wayne Simmonds' return will help Flyers' depth and maybe more

    Courier-Post "The easy answer is that Wayne Simmonds’ return to the Flyers’ lineup should help more than just the top two lines score. The deeper answer, and it sounds like coach Dave Hakstol has put considerable thought into this, has just as much to do with Simmonds’ linemates as it does the alternate..." March 08

  • Flyers get Simmonds back for showdown with Penguins

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things started reasonably enough for the Philadelphia Flyers in Wayne Simmonds‘ absence, including on the power play. Simmonds has been out since Feb. 18, and the Flyers kept rolling, ending that month on a six-game winning streak (four of those wins coming without Simmonds). They also went..." March 07

  • Philadelphia Flyers Sign T.J. Brennan To Multi-Year Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed minor league defenseman T.J. Brennan to a multi-year contract extension, keeping the offensive dynamo in the organization for the foreseeable future. No financial details have been released. Brennan, 28, is arguably the AHL’s best offensive defenseman. A..." March 06

  • The Significance Of March 1st On The NHL Calendar

    Pro Hockey Rumors "There has been quite the influx of prospect signings today as no fewer than four players have inked their entry-level contracts. This isn’t a coincidence as March 1st is an important day on the NHL calendar that often goes under the radar. When players sign contracts in-season, the first year..." March 02