Flyers Rumors & News

  • Report: NHL might scrap All-Star Game in favor of international event

    CBS Sports "The NHL All-Star Game has been somewhat of a shapeshifting beast over the years. A lot about the annual midseason event has changed, from the game's format to the way teams are picked and how players are voted in. But soon the league's All-Star Game may cease to exist altogether. According to a..." October 17

  • Flyers send Samuel Morin to Phantoms

    CSN Philly "The Flyers on Wednesday afternoon assigned defenseman Samuel Morin to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, officially securing Travis Sanheim's spot on the NHL roster. Morin served as a healthy scratch during the Flyers' four-game season-opening road trip. The Flyers carried eight defensemen out west..." October 12

  • Flyers acquire Tokarski from Ducks

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired goaltender Dustin Tokarski from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for future considerations. Tokarski has been assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the American Hockey League. The 28-year-old appeared in one game at the NHL level for the Ducks last..." October 09

  • Ex-NHL Player Ray Emery Arrested for Allegedly Assaulting Ex-BET Host

    TMZ "Ex-NHL player Ray Emery was arrested last month for allegedly getting violent and threatening his then-fiancee Keshia Chante during a 2016 incident ... TMZ Sports has learned. Emery was arrested Sept. 18 in Hamilton, Ontario, a rep for the John Sopinka Courthouse confirmed to us. We're told..." October 05

  • For Flyers' GM Ron Hextall, tough roster decisions loom

    Philly.com "General manager Ron Hextall has to make some interesting and difficult roster decisions before the Flyers board a plane to San Jose on Monday afternoon. The Flyers have 25 healthy players in camp and need to trim their roster to 23. They will open their season Wednesday in San Jose. Assuming..." September 30

  • Flyers captain Claude Giroux finding his rhythm at left wing

    Sportsnet "After an underwhelming 2016-17 campaign saw Claude Giroux post one of the worst offensive showings of his career, the Philadelphia Flyers coaching staff are opting for a different look this year. The veteran forward, who’s made his name as one of the sport’s top centremen, has been shifted to..." September 29

  • NHL Board of Governors discuss place of anthems before games

    Sportsnet "“It” wasn’t supposed to even be on the agenda at Wednesday’s NHL Board of Governors meeting. This was supposed to be a regular, run-of-the-mill meeting in New York City to rubber stamp a rule change, and get regular updates from various league departments. “It” was a discussion about..." September 29

  • Olympic roster decisions starting to take shape

    Sportsnet "As the parent of a five-year-old, my interest in minor hockey has grown exponentially the last few years. He’s a decent skater, but isn’t sure he wants to play. Despite that, you’re trying to learn everything you can. Toronto is a funny place for minor hockey. A friend of mine who used to coach..." September 28

  • NHLPA issues statement in support of players’ peaceful protests

    Sportsnet "The NHL Players’ Association officially joined the political conversation on Wednesday. In an email sent to players by executive director Donald Fehr, the NHLPA stated that any players who would like to participate in peaceful protests of their own “would of course have the full support of the..." September 28

  • Simmonds: Protests not about black and white, it's about what's right

    Philly.com "When the Flyers open the season in San Jose next Wednesday, the Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds and the Sharks’ Joel Ward — veteran wingers and close friends who are two of about 30 black players in the NHL — are undecided about whether they will kneel when the national anthem is played. Both are..." September 27

  • Huge step? Doctors may find a way to identify CTE in living NHL players

    Pro Hockey Talk "Pro Football Talk’s Josh Alper and TSN’s Rick Westhead pass along what could be a breakthrough Boston University study – or at least the early stages of a breakthrough – in how concussions/CTE are handled in sports. The key: after only being able to study brains of deceased athletes, there’s a..." September 27

  • A new No. 1: McDavid edges Crosby in TSN's Top 50 player poll

    TSN "Not even back-to-back Conn Smythe trophies were enough for Sidney Crosby to hold off Connor McDavid for one more year. For the first time in the eight-year history of TSN’s Top 50 player poll, Crosby was knocked off his perch as the projected No. 1 player in the NHL, as decided by a panel of 22..." September 26

  • Nolan Patrick gaining confidence for Flyers, who see his strengths

    Sporting News "With the puck on his stick, Nolan Patrick had less than a second to decide his next move. As the Rangers attempted to clear the zone, each team skating four aside, Philadelphia forced a turnover. After Jordan Weal made a close-quarters pass to Patrick, the 19-year-old rookie, playing in his fourth..." September 26

  • NHL’s Bettman says he respects players’ views on political issues

    Sportsnet "National Hockey League commissioner Gary Bettman says he respects players’ views on political and social issues and "people are going to have to decide what makes them comfortable." Several pro hockey players have commented President Donald Trump’s call for protesting NFL players to be fired...." September 26

  • IIHF release Olympic hockey schedule

    TSN "Canada opens defence of its Olympic men's hockey gold Feb. 15 versus Switzerland and women's gold Feb. 11 against Russia. The International Ice Hockey Federation released the ice hockey schedules and matchups Monday for the Winter Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Canada's women, who are..." September 25

  • Flyers captain Claude Giroux appears to embrace move to wing

    CSN Philly "Dave Hakstol brought up the idea on Monday and Claude Giroux appeared to embrace it. The Flyers' captain switched to left wing during Tuesday’s practice on a line with Jakub Voracek at right wing and Sean Couturier in the middle. “That’s funny because I was pretty much a winger all my life,”..." September 20

  • NHL goalies won’t wear smaller chest protectors this season

    Sportsnet "NHL goalies will get to wait another year until they are required to downsize their chest protectors, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The proposal to reduce the size of certain pieces of goaltender equipment — specifically their chest protectors and pants — was discussed at last..." September 18

  • Role reversal: Flyers reportedly hire Lombardi to work for Hextall

    Pro Hockey Talk "Here’s a wholly unscientific assumption: things started to go sideways for the Los Angeles Kings when Ron Hextall left then-GM Dean Lombardi & Co. to join the Philadelphia Flyers organization. Whether accurate or not, the two executives have experienced different paths lately, with Hextall..." September 17

  • Patrick 'pretty comfortable out there' on first day of Flyers camp

    NHL.com "Center Nolan Patrick showed no sign of nerves Friday, his first day of training camp with the Philadelphia Flyers. "I was pretty comfortable out there," said Patrick, the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. "Just tried to compete as hard as I can, be myself. I think I had a pretty good..." September 16

  • IIHF president Rene Fasel shoots down talk of late NHL Olympics deal

    Sportsnet "Although the NHL said in April that it would no longer be participating in the 2018 Olympics, there has been hope that the league, IIHF and IOC would still be able to strike a late agreement to ensure a best-on-best tournament. A month after the NHL’s announcement, IIHF president Rene Fasel..." September 13

  • NHL players survey: 21 of 31 say Quebec City should be next for expansion

    USA Today "If the NHL decides to add a 32nd team, players would want it to be located in Quebec City, Quebec. USA TODAY Sports polled 31 high-profile players at the NHL/NHL Players' Association media tour and 21 (67.7%) chose Quebec as the venue the league should next embrace. Seattle finished second..." September 11

  • Nolan Patrick begins push to make Flyers as rookie camp gets underway

    CSN Philly "Five days ago, Nolan Patrick was in rural Canada shooting ducks. Now, the future Flyers center is focused entirely on shooting pucks following a rather eventful offseason that included the draft and offseason surgery. “It was exciting,” Patrick said Monday following his first practice in a..." September 11

  • Flyers’ Voracek says Giroux skating ‘way better than last year’

    Sportsnet "Count Philadelphia Flyers winger Jakub Voracek among those expecting improvement from Claude Giroux this coming season. Voracek spoke to Philly.com after a team training session on Thursday, and mentioned that his linemate “looks like he’s skating way better than last year.” Giroux’s..." September 09

  • New Flyers goalie Brian Elliott hoping to have carryover effect

    Philly.com "New goalie Brian Elliott arrived Friday at the Flyers’ practice facility in Voorhees, eager to show that his strong second half last season — he went 17-6-1 with a 2.24 goals-against average and .924 save percentage — will carry into 2017-18. Elliott struggled at the start of last season in..." September 09

  • Flyers goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz out indefinitely (knee surgery)

    Pro Hockey Talk "A bumpy summer got a lot worse recently for Philadelphia Flyers goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz, as the team announced that he’s out indefinitely after undergoing surgery on his left knee. The 23-year-old already saw increased (albeit likely expected) resistance to his ascension up the goalie..." September 08

  • Report: NHL trade deadline will be Feb. 26

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2017-18 NHL trade deadline, one of the most highly anticipated days of the hockey calendar, will take place on Feb. 26, according to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports. The lead-up to last year’s trade deadline saw a number of high profile deals." September 08

  • Claude Giroux reports early with the spotlight brighter than ever

    Courier-Post "Claude Giroux is an emotional guy bordering reactionary. He stewed all summer after his statistically worst season in seven years as critic after critic questioned whether he’s over the hockey hill. The Flyers’ captain knew he’d have to answer those questions in person and even after preparing..." September 07

  • Why Jordan Weal turned down other offers and stayed with Flyers

    Courier-Post "There were other offers. Some may even have been for more money. Then Jordan Weal thought about how he ended last season — on a line with Valtteri Filppula and Wayne Simmonds, a point-per-game player in his last seven contests. He consulted family, friends and agents J.P. Barry and Mark..." September 06

  • Hextall reiterates Flyers aren't rebuilding: 'That's not in our DNA'

    Philly.com "Even though the Flyers again look like a “bubble” team as far as whether they will make the playoffs, this season feels different. The building process, which started with rookies Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny in the lineup last season, will continue in earnest in 2017-18. As many as five..." September 03

  • Lehtera eager for fresh start with Flyers this season

    NHL.com "Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera has one specific goal knowing he has a fresh start playing in a new city and for a new team. "I just need to prove to myself that I can be a better player," Lehtera said Friday after an informal practice with former St. Louis Blues teammates and other..." September 02

  • GM Ron Hextall: Flyers won't 'force' Nolan Patrick into lineup

    Philly.com "Center Nolan Patrick is 100 percent healthy and can go full-bore when the Flyers start rookie camp in Voorhees on Sept. 11, general manager Ron Hextall said. Patrick underwent abdominal surgery — his second one in a year — 10 days before the Flyers selected him with the No. 2 overall pick in..." August 30

  • Flyers to retire Eric Lindros’ No. 88 on Jan. 18

    Sportsnet "The Philadelphia Flyers will retire the No. 88 worn by Eric Lindros on Jan. 18 ahead of a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Lindros will join Bernie Parent, Mark Howe, Barry Ashbee, Bill Barber, and Bobby Clarke in the Wells Fargo Center rafters. The London, Ont., native was acquired by..." August 28

  • Wayne Simmonds: 'The youth can spark' Flyers' veterans

    CSN Philly "Heading into his seventh season with the Flyers, and 10th overall, Wayne Simmonds is looking forward to building off a second consecutive 30-plus-goal season while helping lead a young group back to the Stanley Cup Playoffs. With everyone from second overall pick Nolan Patrick to blueliners Sam..." August 27

  • Sam Morin using Disney words as motivation as he tries to earn spot with Flyers

    Philly.com "Flyers rookie defenseman Sam Morin has words, strongly based on a classic Disney movie from years ago, tattooed high onto his left arm: “The past can hurt, but you can either run from it or learn from it.” The words motivate him. “It was my favorite movie; I watched it so much when I was..." August 26

  • Why Flyers’ youth movement doesn’t mean a step backward

    Courier-Post "Shayne Gostisbehere didn’t go very far this summer. He spent most of the offseason in Philadelphia and spent his days at the Flyers’ Voorhees practice facility where he saw plenty of prospects. There are spaces up for grabs this season and the young guns have been trying to impress by spending..." August 24

  • Hextall deserves to see Flyers rebuild through

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you look at GM Ron Hextall’s playing career, you might have expected the Philadelphia Flyers to continue their charming-yet-maddening run of impulsive, often-reckless moves. After all, Hextall echoed Billy Smith in goalie-stick-swinging rage. Instead, Hextall’s almost writing the blueprint..." August 24

  • No need for Flyers to rush Nolan Patrick after injury-plagued year

    Pro Hockey Talk "It wasn’t long before Nolan Patrick began lighting up the Western Hockey League. Two years before he was even selected second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers, he had scored 30 goals in his first full season with the Brandon Wheat Kings. A year later, he had 102 points, vaulting him into the..." August 23

  • Don Cherry on Olympics: ‘I’m glad we’re not going’

    Sportsnet "NHL players may be unhappy with the league’s decision to not participate in the 2018 Olympics, but it suits Don Cherry just fine. The colourfully dressed commentator and former coach joined Sportsnet’s Starting Lineup on Tuesday morning and discussed how impractical it would be for everyone to..." August 22

  • Ex-Blue Lehtera eager to prove himself

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "In May, a disappointed Jori Lehtera left Scottrade Center the day the Blues cleaned out their lockers and vowed to be back in St. Louis earlier than usual to prepare for the 2017-18 season. True to his word, Lehtera was at the IceZone in Hazelwood this week, participating in the informal..." August 18

  • ESPN analyst ranks Flyers' farm system No. 1 in NHL

    CSN Philly "Ron Hextall never told fans to "trust the process," but apparently any faith in the Flyers' GM has been vindicated. At least that's the case if you believe ESPN NHL writer Corey Pronman's latest farm system rankings (it's an Insider story, so apologies in advance). Pronman has the Flyers' farm..." August 15

  • Gostisbehere has healthy outlook heading into Flyers season

    NHL.com "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere said as good as he feels now, it's hard to remember what it felt like at this time a year ago. Gostisbehere helped Team Hollydell to a 10-1 win against Team Ebo Strong 2 in its opening game at the Checking For Charity tournament at Flyers Skate..." August 12

  • If Nolan Patrick makes Flyers, where does he best fit?

    CSN Philly "Throughout the offseason, we'll ask questions about the Flyers to our resident hockey analysts and see what they have to say. Going End to End today are CSNPhilly.com reporters John Boruk, Tom Dougherty, Jordan Hall and Greg Paone. The topic: If Nolan Patrick makes the Flyers, where is he..." August 06

  • Flyers sign other high 2017 draft picks Frost, Ratcliffe

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nolan Patrick was the headliner of the Philadelphia Flyers’ 2017 NHL Draft class as the second overall pick, but he’s not the only important part of GM Ron Hextall’s continuing rebuild. The Flyers ended up with the 27th and 35th picks of this past draft, and they signed both players to rookie..." August 04

  • Johnny Hockey: ‘I love Calgary, don’t get me wrong’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Johnny Gaudreau made headlines last week when he went on Philadelphia radio and said it would be “sweet” to play for the Flyers one day. Gaudreau — a South Jersey native who grew up cheering for the Flyers, but currently stars for the Calgary Flames — has now been offered a chance to clarify a..." July 26

  • Flyers' pick Nolan Patrick treated for abscess, 'doing fine,' says Ron Hextall

    Philly.com "Flyers first-round pick Nolan Patrick was treated for the facial infection that prevented him from skating this week. “Nolan had an abscess/boil that has been addressed and he is doing well,” Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said in a brief statement released Friday evening. Patrick, the..." July 22

  • Flames’ Gaudreau open to playing for hometown Flyers in future

    Sportsnet "While the Philadelphia Flyers faithful may be salivating at the thought of blue-chip prospect Nolan Patrick leading the club into the future, a bona fide superstar is seeing visions of eventually joining in on the fun as well. Calgary Flames winger Johnny Gaudreau, who grew up in South Jersey..." July 21

  • Nolan Patrick is dealing with ‘an infection in his face’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Nolan Patrick just can’t seem to catch a break when it comes to staying healthy. Patrick was scheduled to skate at the Flyers’ practice facility on Thursday morning, but the team announced that he would be unable to do so because of an infection in his face. Patrick missed a good chunk of..." July 20

  • AHL players eligible to appear in 2018 Winter Olympics

    Fanrag Sports "As the war wages on of which hockey players can and cannot appear in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, another shoe dropped on Wednesday night with the announcement that players on AHL contracts will be allowed to appear. The same does not hold true at this time for those who..." July 20

  • Golden Knights owner: Las Vegas already outselling the Penguins, Flyers and Bruins

    CBS Sports "The Vegas Golden Knights haven't taken the ice for a single game yet. But their owner, Bill Foley, says the NHL's latest expansion team is already among the league's best ticket sellers, outdoing iconic franchises like the Philadelphia Flyers, Boston Bruins and repeat Stanley Cup champion..." July 18

  • Flyers sign No. 2 pick Nolan Patrick to entry-level deal

    Sportsnet "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Nolan Patrick to an entry-level deal, the team announced Monday. Patrick was selected by the Flyers with the second-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft. The Winnipeg native underwent abdominal surgery on June 13, and is expected to resume skating next..." July 17

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