Flyers Rumors & News

  • NHL unveils ‘historic’ digital media rights deal with MLBAM

    Pro Hockey Talk "In a way, baseball will power the way hockey fans consume a ton of digital NHL-related media going forward. More specifically, MLBAM will be doing the heavy lifting, as the NHL announced a “historic” six-year deal with the service, which also apparently powers streaming services for companies..." August 04

  • Ron Hextall: 'I don't anticipate signing' Brayden Schenn yet

    CSN Philly "It's been a busy week for Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. On Tuesday, Hextall signed Sean Couturier to a six-year, $25.98 million contract extension. Thursday night, the second-year GM inked Jakub Voracek to an eight-year, $66 million extension. With Brayden Schenn set to become a..." August 02

  • Flyers agree to multi-year contract extension with Jakub Voracek "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms with 6’2”, 214-lb right wing Jakub Voracek on a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Voracek (25, 8/15/1989) completed his seventh NHL season in 2014-15 and led the Flyers with 81 points..." July 31

  • New big NHL contracts appear to have protection from potential upcoming lockout

    TSN "NHL lockout. It's the one phrase that can send a chill down your spine on the sweatiest summer July day. Rest easy, for now: the NHL and NHL Players' Association has guaranteed labour peace for each of the next five seasons, through the 2019-20 campaign. While another hockey work..." July 29

  • Flyers re-sign Couturier: six years, $26 million

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Flyers opened up the checkbook in extending young center Sean Couturier. On Tuesday, Philly announced it signed Couturier to a multi-year extension — per Sportsnet, it’s a six-year, $26 million deal with a $4.33 million average annual cap hit. Courturier’s new contract comes with year..." July 29

  • NHLPA’s Fehr: Players want to play in Olympics

    Sportsnet "NHL players competing at the PyeongChang 2018 Olympics certainly isn’t the most important storyline in hockey these days – expansion, off-season transactions and managerial moves are – but it’s still a topic many are interested in. NHLers have competed at the Olympics since the 1998 Nagano..." July 25

  • Post expansion, could NHL realign with eight divisions?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After the NHL received just two bids for expansion teams — one for Las Vegas, the other for Quebec City, but nothing for Seattle or Portland — could the league be headed for another realignment? From the Globe and Mail’s Eric Duhatschek: When the NHL last realigned, the commitment was only..." July 22

  • Can young NHLers be trusted?

    TSN "One of the hockey narratives I’ve always been curious about is the reputation that veterans pick up as the steady, reliable defensive options. The reputation seems to be built out of the fact that these players have extensive experience at the NHL level, and through that experience, they have..." July 22

  • Rinaldo: I don't plan on taking stupid penalties

    CSN New England "When the Bruins acquired Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2017 third-round pick, it was somewhat of a head-scratcher that didn't exactly seem to sit too well with Bruins fans. After all, Rinaldo is a player who last season was suspended for more games (eight) than points scored..." July 22

  • Quebecor submits expansion bid for NHL franchise in Quebec City

    The Score "The company hoping to bring NHL hockey back to Quebec City has formally applied for an expansion franchise. Quebecor, the media conglomerate that operates Sun Media, TVA, Videotron, and Canoe, confirmed the bid in a brief statement Monday. A new arena in Quebec City, the Videotron Centre,..." July 20

  • Lack of cap room has made for ‘really difficult’ summer for some free agents

    Columbus Dispatch "It's been nearly three weeks since NHL free agency opened, and there are still plenty of good players on the market. There will be a second wave of signings, but one longtime NHL agent told The Dispatch that the market has never been this stagnant. "It's tough," the agent said. "There are..." July 20

  • Flyers to start season with Lecavalier on roster due to lack of trade interest

    The Score "Twenty-nine teams are taking a hard pass on Vincent Lecavalier, for the time being at least. As a result, Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall is approaching the 2015-16 season as though the veteran - and his $4.5-million cap hit - will remain on the books. If the phone rings,..." July 19

  • Flyers sign Del Zotto to multi-year contract extension "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have signed 6-0, 195-lb defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Del Zotto, 25 (6/24/1990), enters his second season with the Flyers after signing a one-year contract with the..." July 16

  • Flyers sign first-rounder Travis Konecny to 3-year deal

    CSN Philly "They’re locked up: The Flyers on Thursday signed versatile forward Travis Konecny, their second first-round pick from this year’s draft, to a standard three-year, entry-level deal. The 5-foot-10 center-turned-right wing was selected 24th overall, after the Flyers made a trade with Toronto to..." July 16

  • Top 15 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped..." July 14

  • Flyers name Scott Gordon head coach of Lehigh Valley Phantoms "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have hired Scott Gordon as head coach of their American Hockey League affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, according to general manager Ron Hextall. In addition, Hextall announced that Riley Cote will return as an Assistant Coach of the..." July 13

  • Flyers' Lecavalier wants chance to contribute: report "Following two tumultuous seasons under former coach Craig Berube, Lecavalier will play for new coach Dave Hakstol provided Flyers general manager Ron Hextall doesn't find a trade partner willing to take on Lecavalier's contract, which has three years and $13.5 million remaining, according to..." July 13

  • Travis Konecny is the Flyers' other first-round pick "WALKING AROUND Stone Harbor, N.J., at the annual "Trial on the Isle" portion of Flyers prospect development camp, one couldn't help but hear the buzz from fans surrounding the team's future defensive corps. The same could be said of the atmosphere throughout the week at the team's practice..." July 11

  • Flyers' Hextall is comfortable waiting for the future

    Courier-Post "Shayne Gostisbehere looked skyward — albeit at a leaky locker-room ceiling — as he finished his thought. "He has a plan for everyone," the defenseman said. "You just have to trust the process." No, the Flyers' 2012 third-round pick wasn't praising a deity. Just his general manager. It..." July 09

  • Ducks, Capitals stand out as teams with best salary cap situations

    CBS Sports "When you're a good team in the NHL over an extended period of time it is inevitable that the salary cap is going to become an issue. The Chicago Blackhawks are still experiencing that this offseason (again), whiles teams like Pittsburgh, Boston, Minnesota, Philadelphia, Vancouver and San Jose..." July 09

  • Stability in Philadelphia could help Sam Gagner raise his game

    CSN Philly "Needless to say, Edmonton and Arizona don’t have many things in common with each other. But when it comes to hockey, both places have had a couple of things in common for the past almost decade: losing and instability. Recently acquired Flyers forward Sam Gagner has been unfortunate enough..." July 09

  • Flyers to hire goalie development coach

    Courier-Post "The reason why Kim Dillabaugh followed Ron Hextall from Los Angeles to Philadelphia was clear: a step up. Dillabaugh, hired by the Flyers to be their pro goalie coach, was the Kings’ goalie development coach. He worked with prospects, helped with scouting and traveled between the AHL affiliate..." July 08

  • Ivan Provorov on Flyers' deal: 'Happy to be signed so quickly'

    CSN Philly "Ivan Provorov could have played for any team in the KHL over in Russia this coming fall. Which may have had more to do with Flyers general manager Ron Hextall getting his top pick in the NHL draft under contract early, rather than re-signing Michael Del Zotto first. Hextall wanted to close a..." July 08

  • Voracek’s agent begins extension talks with Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Philadelphia Flyers need to agree to terms with restricted free agent Michael Del Zotto, but they’re otherwise pretty much set for training camp. That doesn’t mean the rest of the summer will be uneventful though. Jakub Voracek is going into the final season of his four-year, $17 million..." July 08

  • Top 14 NHL UFAs of 2015: Best of who’s left

    Sportsnet "Where does the unrestricted free-agent class of 2015 stand now, after July 1’s flurry of signings? Well, admittedly, it’s looking a little thin. Although most big acquisitions will be made through trade at this point, that doesn’t mean useful players aren’t still out there to be scooped up...." July 07

  • 23 Players Elect Salary Arbitration "Twenty-three players have elected Salary Arbitration: Arizona Coyotes Mikkel Boedker Phil Samuelsson Brendan Shinnimin Buffalo Sabres Phil Varone Calgary Flames Lance Bouma Paul Byron Josh Jooris Colorado Avalanche Andrew Agozzino Mathew Clark Detroit Red..." July 06

  • Ivan Provorov signed to three-year entry-level contract

    Broad Street Hockey "The Flyers announced on Saturday evening that they have signed Ivan Provorov, their top pick from last week's NHL Draft, to an entry-level contract. The contract is the standard three-year entry-level deal, and has an anticipated cap hit of the maximum $925,000 (along with any potential bonuses..." July 04

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    Frank Seravalli @frank_seravalli

    RFA Michael Del Zotto filed for salary arbitration today. Discussions with #Flyers are expected to continue over the weekend, though. #TSN

  • Flyers sign RW Colin McDonald to one-year, two-way deal

    Broad Street Hockey "In another organizational depth signing by Ron Hextall, the Flyers have picked up right winger Colin McDonald from the New York Islanders on a one-year, two-way contract." July 03

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    Dhiren Mahiban @dcmahiban

    #Flyers sign G Jason LaBarbera to a one-year, two-way contract

  • Hextall content with uneventful start to free agency

    Courier-Post "Ron Hextall is still playing out his carefully orchestrated plan. He had no intention of being part of the "silly season" that typically begins July 1, when free agency begins and general managers are quick to open their checkbooks. The Flyers' maestro got a quality backup goalie at nearly a..." July 02

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Flyers have signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to two-year deal, $1.5 M in Year 1 and $1.75 million in Year 2

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Believe the Flyers have the lead on Neuvirth now...

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    I think it's down to Philly or Edmonton for Neuvirth

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    Flyers among the teams that have shown solid interest in Michal Neuvirth... we shall see

  • Flyers ink G Neuvirth to two-year deal

    TSN "Michal Neuvirth has signed a two-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers. The deal is reportedly worth $1.5 million in the first year and $1.75 million in the second year. " July 01

  • Flyers re-sign Ryan White to one-year contract

    Courier-Post "The Flyers are developing, or bringing back, their depth before free agency begins July 1. After re-signing Chris VandeVelde to a two-year contract Monday, the Flyers brought back Ryan White Tuesday on a one-year deal. According to a report from, it is worth $800,000. White,..." June 30

  • Flyers will keep Sam Gagner past buyout deadline

    CSN Philly "They’re keeping him. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has decided not to buy out forward Sam Gagner for the purposes of clearing more cap space. Gagner, acquired in the bizarre salary cap circumvention deal after the NHL draft on Saturday involving Chris Pronger’s dead contract money and..." June 30

  • VandeVelde signs multiyear contract with Flyers "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-2, 190 lb. C Chris VandeVelde to a multi-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. " June 29

  • Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger lead 2015 Hockey Hall of Fame class

    CBS Sports "The Hockey Hall of Fame today announced the 2015 class of inductees and is it ever a good one. Former NHL defensemen Nicklas Lidstrom, Chris Pronger and Phil Housley were all elected this year, as was forward Sergei Fedorov. Angela Ruggiero, a member of the U.S. Women's Olympic Team and one of..." June 29

  • Mark Recchi misses out on Hall of Fame this year

    ESPN Boston "Mark Recchi is on the outside looking in. The former NHLer was not elected into the Hockey Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Monday. A three-time Stanley Cup champion, Recchi scored 577 goals and registered 1,633 points (12th all-time) in 1,652 games during his 22-year career." June 29

  • Bruins send 2017 3rd-round pick to Flyers for Zac Rinaldo

    Yahoo! Sports ""I think we lost our team identity this year. We weren't as tough a team to play against as we'd like to be, and as we were in year's past.” Those were the words of Boston Bruins president Cam Neely at the end of the regular season; one in which he watched his team fail to qualify for the..." June 29

  • Hextall got what he wanted in first round "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall went to the NHL draft this weekend trying to add speed; get some promising goalie prospects; and, most important, select a defenseman who could someday be a franchise cornerstone. Give Hextall props. He did just that. Some teams had great drafts because of..." June 28

  • Coyotes trade Sam Gagner to Flyers for Nicklas Grossmann

    The Score "The Arizona Coyotes added some experience to their blue line by trading Sam Gagner and a conditional pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for Nicklas Grossmann. Grossmann has 531 games of NHL experience and instantly becomes the most senior member of the Coyotes' defense. He has one more year..." June 28

  • Flyers pick Konecny wins inaugural McGuire Award "Ottawa 67's center Travis Konecny, a first-round draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday, was named Saturday as the first recipient of the "E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence." The "E.J. McGuire Award of Excellence" is an annual award presented to the draft-eligible prospect who best..." June 27

  • Flyers trade 2 picks to Maple Leafs, draft Travis Konecny at No. 24

    CSN Philly "As the first round of the NHL draft began to wind down Friday night, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall saw an opportunity to move up and grab a top-15 talent and he jumped on it. The Flyers dealt the first-rounder they acquired from Tampa Bay in the Braydon Coburn trade (29th overall) and the..." June 27

  • Flyers select defenseman Ivan Provorov with No. 7 pick

    CSN Philly "Ron Hextall and the Flyers got their man. With the No. 7 pick of the the 2015 NHL draft, the Flyers on Friday night selected Brandon defenseman Ivan Provorov. It's the third straight year the Flyers have drafted a blueliner in the first round. "We believe that you build from the back end..." June 27

  • Flyers likely to target goalies in draft "General manager Ron Hextall said the Flyers may use two of their 10 draft selections this weekend on goalies - and it's fair to assume that Matej Tomek is on their radar. Tomek, a Slovakia native who had a strong season in the North American Hockey League, was recruited by new Flyers coach Dave..." June 24

  • NHL to announce opening of formal expansion process

    CBS Sports "The NHL is expected to announce that the league's board of governors has approved the opening of a formal expansion process, barring something unforeseen, according to Chris Johnston of Sportsnet. This does not necessarily mean the league will expand, but this will allow the league to gauge..." June 24

  • Report: 3-on-3 overtime coming to NHL, pending board approval

    CBS Sports "It appears the NHL will have a new overtime format for the 2015-16 regular season. That should be music to the ears of anyone that despises the shootout. The NHL GMs and NHLPA agreed Monday to recommend a five-minute three-on-three overtime period for regular season games not decided in..." June 24

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