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  • Flyers trying to use their tools to fight back against early injuries

    Courier-Post "Part of James van Riemsdyk’s daily routine includes a nightly steam in the sauna he has in his Philadelphia condo. “I’ve found it’s been a good recipe to keep the body limber and good,” he said, “but I’ve got a whole room full of bells and..." September 24

  • What Carter Hart can learn from Shayne Gostisbehere's rookie season

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ron Hextall has exercised as much extreme caution and due diligence when it comes to throwing a young promising prospect into the frying pan of an NHL rink. But Nov. 14, 2015, will always be a day when the Flyers' general manager and the entire organization was forced to deviate..." September 24

  • Tampa Bay Claims Danick Martel Off Waivers From Philadelphia

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The first waiver claim of 2018-19 has been made as the Lightning have claimed forward Danick Martel off waivers from Philadelphia, reports Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman (Twitter link). Martel was a prolific scorer at the junior level, recording 102 points in 64 games in his..." September 22

  • NHL not tough enough with preseason suspensions

    Pro Hockey Talk "When it comes to the court of public opinion the NHL’s Department of Player Safety is always going to be a no-win position. Their job is a brutally difficult, thankless one that by its very nature is going to anger almost everyone watching the NHL. No player receiving a..." September 21

  • Alex Lyon out four weeks with lower-body injury

    Broad Street Hockey "The Flyers’ crowded crease is suddenly less crowded for the time being, as the club announced that Alex Lyon will miss approximately the next four weeks with a lower-body injury. Lyon suffered the injury —which the Flyers did not elaborate on— back on..." September 20

  • Flyers Sign D Yegor Zamula to Entry-Level Contract

    973 ESPN South Jersey "With roster cuts looming, the end of the road was nearing for Yegor Zamula, the last remaining amateur tryout on the Flyers training camp roster. But it seems that a strong rookie camp and performance in the first few preseason games has earned the prospect a spot within the..." September 20

  • James van Riemsdyk ready for Nolan Patrick's best with Flyers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The matchups were just over a month apart but James van Riemsdyk could still notice a contrast in confidence. Nolan Patrick was getting comfortable … and healthy. The 19-year-old went scoreless in his first meeting with van Riemsdyk's Maple Leafs last season...." September 17

  • Simmonds ramping up for opening night with Flyers "Wayne Simmonds was on the ice for the first half of the Philadelphia Flyers' training camp practice Saturday, working on skating and battle drills. He sat out the scrimmage that ran for most of the second half, but that's part of the plan to get him healthy for the season..." September 15

  • Christian Folin, new Flyers defenseman, confident as he battles for a spot "Coming off a solid season in Los Angeles, defenseman Christian Folin enters his first Flyers training camp with confidence that he can make an impact. Camp opens Friday in Voorhees at 9:15 a.m. "I think I made some really good progress last year, and I showed that I can..." September 14

  • Couturier hopes to play preseason games with Flyers "Sean Couturier hopes to play in the preseason with the Philadelphia Flyers after skating for a second straight day Tuesday. The Flyers play five games in six days starting at the New York Islanders on Sunday, and three in six days beginning against the Boston Bruins on Sept. 24...." September 11

  • What Andrew MacDonald’s trip to injured reserve means for the Flyers’ defense

    Courier-Post "Inside of one week before the team skates onto the ice for training camp, the Flyers added one more injury to the list of several key players trying to recover in time to hit the ground running. Defenseman Andrew MacDonald injured himself off-ice training and, according to the club,..." September 10

  • How high profile of a role will Travis Konecny have?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Travis Konecny’s summer came and went without much noise. There was no contract extension; just boat fishing and skeet shooting with his family in Port Stanley, Ontario. Konecny was eligible for an extension since he’s entering the final year of his entry-level..." September 10

  • Flyers' MacDonald out 6 weeks with lower-body injury

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald will be out for approximately six weeks after suffering a lower-body injury during an offseason workout, the club announced on Sunday. MacDonald averaged the third-most ice time among Flyers blue-liners during the 2017-18 season,..." September 09

  • NHL players respond to Jalen Ramsey: 'I think it's insulting to our league'

    The Score "Jacksonville Jaguars All-Pro cornerback Jalen Ramsey made waves in the hockey world recently, claiming in a tell-all interview with ESPN's Mina Kimes that he could probably crack the NHL with six months of training. Cue the outrage. With training..." September 07

  • Oskar Lindblom trying to help give Flyers 3 quality lines "Oskar Lindblom is expected to play an important role for the Flyers this season, but the second-year left winger isn't taking anything for granted. The soft-spoken Sweden native says he has a lot to prove. "It's still a process," said Lindblom, one of the..." September 05

  • Flyers Looking To Add Defensive Help At Forward

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Flyers would like to add a defensive-minded forward, GM Ron Hextall told Dave Isaac of the Cherry Hill Courier-Post.  However, at this time, he acknowledged that the addition would need to come in the form of a trade and not via free agency: “I’m open to it,..." August 31

  • Simmonds putting health ahead of contract discussions with Flyers "Wayne Simmonds has had initial discussions with the Philadelphia Flyers regarding a contract extension, but said that his focus is on returning to full health after a season filled with injuries. "I think they've had preliminary talks but it is what it is at this point,"..." August 30

  • Flyers exploring options for logjam at goalie

    Yardbarker "With Anthony Stolarz now healthy and top prospect Carter Hart turning pro, the Flyers have a bit of a logjam between the pipes.  With that in mind, Dave Isaac of the Cherry Hill Courier-Post suggests that a trade may be the optimal route for Philadelphia to consider and that one of..." August 29

  • Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers Have Had “Preliminary” Extension Talks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Extension updates are coming out like wildfire from the BioSteel training camp in Toronto, and John Matisz of theScore gives us the latest regarding Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds. Simmonds told Matisz that he’s had preliminary talks with the Flyers about an..." August 29

  • Sean Couturier's injury has Flyers preseason paging Morgan Frost

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "When Sean Couturier's name surfaced early Wednesday morning in a report highlighting a sudden knee injury, alarms sounded for Flyers fans. Those sirens were deadened considerably when general manager Ron Hextall updated the status of his first-line center. This was not an..." August 27

  • Sean Couturier back in South Jersey after reportedly re-injuring knee

    Courier-Post "Sean Couturier returned to South Jersey last week and it may not be just to gear things up for training camp on Sept. 14.  According to a report by the Montreal Journal, Couturier re-injured the medial collateral ligament in his right knee that was injured back in April when..." August 22

  • Why aren’t teams experimenting with 3-on-3 lineups?

    TSN "The National Hockey League introduced the 3-on-3 overtime rule in the 2015-16 season, which was designed to marginalize the frequency of shootouts resolving games during the regular season. The league struck a bit of unintended gold with the decision. The pace and talent on display..." August 20

  • Why Wayne Simmonds could come out stronger than ever for Flyers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Wayne Simmonds had just finished describing the season from hell. He was the Flyers' 2017-18 version of the walking wounded, fighting so many injuries that he lost track running them off in late April. At the time, no one would have blamed Simmonds for lacking some..." August 20

  • Flyers will face New York Islanders again in annual rookie game

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "While the Flyers have not announced the start of their rookie and training camp, they did provide an indication Tuesday of when the camps will be. For the third straight season, the Flyers and New York Islanders will square off Sept. 12 in their annual rookie game. This time, it..." August 15

  • NHL not invested in the numbers when it comes to analytics

    Toronto Star "It was 15 years ago this summer that Moneyball, the groundbreaking book by Michael Lewis, began to make its mark on the curious minds of athletic power brokers around the world. And if the intervening time has taught us anything, it’s that the copycat tendencies of sports executives..." August 13

  • NBC's hockey schedule going where it hasn't been much before

    USA Today "NBC will televise the Vegas Golden Knights twice in the first week of the NHL season. The Nashville Predators will be featured three times in the first month. The Arizona Coyotes, Calgary Flames, Colorado Avalanche, Winnipeg Jets and Tampa Bay Lightning will appear on NBC before Sidney..." August 13

  • Flyers prospect Matthew Strome finding his stride with Barbara Underhill

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "If he wanted, Matthew Strome could proudly tout all of his strengths. He can score, as evidenced by his 37 goals and 68 points in 65 regular-season games for the OHL's Hamilton Bulldogs in 2017-18. He has a powerful shot generated by great size, a 6-foot-3, 201-pound..." August 10

  • Signing bonus issue lingers over next NHL labour deal

    TSN "To land superstar centre John Tavares, the Toronto Maple Leafs exercised their financial might and structured a contract most teams around the league couldn’t possibly fathom. On the surface, Tavares’ contract isn’t that exotic. A seven-year, $77 million contract for..." August 07

  • Why Ron Hextall believes in having goalie tandem for Flyers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Sports could easily compile an endangered species list.  In baseball, it’s the complete game pitcher. In football, where have all the 300-carry running backs gone? And in hockey, it’s the eradication of the 70-start workhorse..." August 07

  • Flyers sign RFA Robert Hagg to 2-year deal

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "General manager Ron Hextall crossed off the final box on his offseason checklist.  Defenseman Robert Hagg, a restricted free agent, signed a two-year contract Wednesday night with the Flyers. Hagg was the team's only remaining RFA still..." August 02

  • Should Flyers sign Simmonds long-term? It’s complicated

    Pro Hockey Talk "An NHL GM can make mistakes in a lot of different ways. One of the most challenging hurdles an executive must clear is determining whether they should keep quality (but aging) mid-level talent around. It’s easy to pinpoint the nucleus of your roster, and try to lock those..." July 31

  • Flyers seeking contract extension for Simmonds "The Philadelphia Flyers' goal is to sign Wayne Simmonds, a pending unrestricted free agent, to a contract extension, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. "We'd like to sign [Simmonds]," general manager Ron Hextall told the paper Sunday. "Whether we can or..." July 30

  • Dean Lombardi’s Flyers contract blocks possible job with Canucks

    Sportsnet "While there was some speculation that Dean Lombardi may have been a serious contender for a job with the Vancouver Canucks, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman has learned that Lombardi recently signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers that has “no outs” for..." July 27

  • JvR thankful for Leafs' clarity before July 1

    Sportsnet "As one of the city’s franchises takes on a flood of criticism for severing ties with a star contributor without fair warning, another earns praise from a former player for doing precisely the opposite. So it goes in an odd summer that’s brought its fair share of free-agency and..." July 26

  • Contract Talks Between Flyers And Robert Hagg Are Progressing

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Contract talks with restricted free agent defenseman Robert Hagg are progressing, GM Ron Hextall told reporters, including Sam Donnellon of the Philadelphia News.  The team is targeting a two-year bridge contract for the Swedish blueliner. The 23-year-old completed..." July 26

  • After bounce-back year, Flyers need to keep Giroux at wing

    Pro Hockey Talk "After a down year in 2016-17, Claude Giroux had a renaissance of sorts this past season when the Flyers moved him from center to wing, a decision that resulted in putting together what was arguably the best single season performance his career. He led the league with 68 assists, was..." July 24

  • Nolan Patrick selected as No. 1 breakout player for 2018-19 by NHL Network

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Nolan Patrick's rookie season can be split into two halves, but his performance down the stretch has caught the attention of one national pundit. NHL Network analyst Mike Johnson, who played 12 years in the league, selected Patrick as his No. 1 breakout player for the 2018-19..." July 23

  • Flyers add van Riemsdyk to boost depth on offense "The Philadelphia Flyers added the goal-scorer they were seeking when unrestricted free agent forward James van Riemsdyk signed a five-year contract July 1. Van Riemsdyk, who scored an NHL career-high 36 goals last season for the Toronto Maple Leafs, had several teams..." July 23

  • Philadelphia Flyers Officially Re-Sign Anthony Stolarz

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it had been reported a few days ago by John Hoven, the Philadelphia Flyers have now officially announced that Anthony Stolarz has re-signed with the team. The deal will be a one-year two-way contract worth just over $761K at the NHL level. " July 18

  • Zero NHL franchises on Forbes list of top 50 most valuable sports teams

    Sportsnet "Forbes released its annual ranking of the 50 most valuable sports teams Wednesday, but not a single NHL franchise managed to crack the list. NFL teams dominated with the Dallas Cowboys sitting at No. 1 with a valuation of $4.8 billion, a 14 per cent increase from their..." July 18

  • Ex-NHL goalie Ray Emery dies while swimming

    Larry Brown Sports "Former NHL goalie Ray Emery died while going for a swim on Sunday morning, according to a report. The Hamilton Spectator reported Sunday that a man was with a group visiting a friend’s boat at Royal Hamilton Yacht Club when they decided to go for an early-morning swim around..." July 15

  • Flyers Sign RFA’s Taylor Leier And Tyrell Goulbourne

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have had a busy morning, announcing new one-year contracts for both Taylor Leier and Tyrell Goulbourne and confirming the signing of Danick Martel, also to a one-year deal which had been previously reported. While Martel simply accepted..." July 15

  • Flyers prospect Isaac Ratcliffe throwing everyone a surprise party

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ron Hextall looked on from his perch at Flyers Skate Zone. He then looked over at some of his staff. They essentially shook their heads watching this lean, 6-foot-6 winger. The physical stature was only part of the phenomenon. "We're standing out..." July 14

  • Have Flyers found late-round gem they covet in Wyatt Kalynuk?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall talks about it all the time leading up to the NHL draft. While everyone focuses on the first round, Hextall places equal emphasis on the mid-to-late rounds. Draft picks are lottery tickets and the later they are, the odds of hitting are..." July 13

  • Flyers Sign D Reece Willcox to 2-Year, 2-Way Deal

    Sports Talk Philly "The Flyers kept some depth in the system on the blue line, signing defenseman Reece Willcox to a two-year, two-way deal on Thursday. Willcox, who was drafted in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Flyers, just completed his third professional season with..." July 12

  • New Jersey Devils Pursued Patrick Maroon, James Van Riemsdyk

    Pro Football Rumors "The New Jersey Devils have signed just one forward—Kurtis Gabriel—in free agency, but it hasn’t been for lack of trying. GM Ray Shero spoke to media today including radio play-by-play announcer Matt Loughlin and admitted that the team had pursued James van Riemsdyk and Patrick..." July 11

  • Moving Claude Giroux back to center may be Flyers' best move

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "One ring down, one ring to go. Claude Giroux is enjoying a summer of marital bliss after tying the knot with fiancee Ryanne Breton. When he returns to Philadelphia later this summer, he’ll begin his quest once again to earn that much more elusive championship..." July 11

  • Salary Cap Floor Should Not Pose Problems For Any Team In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The purpose of the salary cap in the NHL is to maintain a sense of competitive balance across the league. That means both limiting how much a team can spend, the salary cap ceiling, but also ensuring that every team is competitive with a minimum expenditure, the salary cap floor. Some teams,..." July 10

  • Could a Hart and a Lyon be the future in Philly’s crease?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s a place where goalies go to die. Just ask Ilya Bryzgalov, who famously said as much when talking about coming to the Philadelphia Flyers in the lead up to the Winter Classic in 2012 against New York Rangers. ‘Bryz’ righty predicted his own fate,..." July 09

  • Flyers Re-Sign Alex Lyon To A Two-Year Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Flyers have locked up one of their goaltending prospects, announcing that they’ve inked Alex Lyon to a two-year deal.  Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed.  Lyon had filed for salary arbitration earlier this week. The 25-year-old spent most of last..." July 07