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  • 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

  • Flyers sign Christian Folin, a righthanded defenseman

    Philly.com "The Flyers signed free-agent defenseman Christian Folin on Thursday, giving them depth and some physicality on the back end. Folin, 27, a righthanded shooter who has spent four seasons in the NHL, will battle for a regular spot in training camp but will likely be the team’s..." July 05

  • Flyers sign James van Riemsdyk, but is that enough in free agency?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ron Hextall called it a "fit all around." For Hextall to pull such a trigger in NHL free agency, it had to make almost perfect sense. "Our philosophy four years ago was more to get our cap in order and gather young assets, and we've kind of been through..." July 03

  • James Van Riemsdyk couldn't sign with Flyers because of broken printer

    NHL.com "James van Riemsdyk will be a member of the Philadelphia Flyers this season, but technical difficulties delayed the signing of his new contract. The forward agreed to terms on a five-year contract with the Flyers on Sunday before a broken printer kept him from signing right..." July 02

  • Flyers, GM Ron Hextall finally get aggressive with van Riemsdyk signing

    The Hockey News "Eleven years ago, the Philadelphia Flyers drafted what they hoped would become a premier goal-scoring forward in James van Riemsdyk, second overall. Today, they sign one of the league’s best established goal scorers on the open free-agent market: James van Riemsdyk. As reported..." July 01

  • James van Riemsdyk expected to sign contract with Flyers

    Sportsnet "It appears as though James van Riemsdyk, whose contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs is set to expire, is heading back to where his NHL career began. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, van Riemsdyk is expected to sign a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Sunday..." July 01

  • Ron Hextall, Flyers passing on John Tavares sweepstakes is inexcusable

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Year after year, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall sits at the podium and preaches about the need to get better, both now and in the future. Of course, this declaration comes after another disappointing playoff series loss or a just-not-good-enough season. But the message is always the..." June 29

  • How should the Flyers approach free agency?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Going End to End today are NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Boruk, Tom Dougherty and Jordan Hall. The topic: How should the Flyers approach free agency? Boruk For an organization that hasn’t won a playoff series since 2012, you can sense a loyal..." June 27

  • Philadelphia Flyers To Re-Sign Samuel Morin

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Flyers have officially announced the contract, though they provided very few details. The team revealed it is a “multi-year” deal, and did not give any financial details. " June 26

  • Flyers wouldn't budge on rumored Wayne Simmonds trade at NHL draft

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Rumors were circulating throughout the floor of the American Airlines Center Friday night of a potential deal involving Wayne Simmonds for Calgary defenseman Dougie Hamilton. Who knows how deep those discussions evolved, but the possibility of a straight up swap simply..." June 26

  • Flyers, NHL can start exploring free agency options

    Courier-Post "With the entire league operating rather slowly in the trade department over the weekend, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has to explore other options to make a splash. And, unlike recent years, he wants to.   “I told you guys the other day we’d like to..." June 25

  • Ron Hextall a little frustrated he couldn't make big move during draft

    Philly.com "At the NHL draft this weekend in steamy Dallas, Hexy wasn’t sexy. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall didn’t make any major moves as Los Angeles did in signing Ilya Kovalchuk to a three-year deal worth $6.25 million per season, or Carolina and Calgary, teams that completed..." June 25

  • Philadelphia’s Mrazek Will Not Be Given Qualifying Offer

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With a backlog of goalies in their system, the Philadelphia Flyers have taken their first step to pare down that number as The Hockey News’ Ken Campbell reports that the Flyers will not be offering goaltender Petr Mrazek a qualifying offer tomorrow, which will make him an unrestricted..." June 24

  • Flyers reportedly bringing back Samuel Morin on 3-year deal

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "On what is expected to be a busy NHL draft day, the Flyers checked one offseason item off their checklist. The Flyers are expected to re-sign defenseman Samuel Morin to a three-year contract, according to Marc Antoine Godin of The Athletic. Morin will miss most of the..." June 22

  • Philadelphia Flyers Will Try To Sign Wayne Simmonds To Contract Extension

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Speaking to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet on the draft floor immediately after selecting Jay O’Brien, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall confirmed that he’ll try to sign Wayne Simmonds to a contract extension this summer. Simmonds is on the final season of his current deal, and is..." June 22

  • Flyers select forward Joel Farabee with 14th overall pick in 2018 NHL Draft

    Philly Voice "With the 14th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, the Philadelphia selected forward Joel Farabee, an 18-year-old winger from New York who will play for Boston University next season. "It's awesome. I really dont even have any words right now — I am soaking it in,"..." June 22

  • Flyers reportedly interested in trading for Ryan O'Reilly

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Culture change is a funny thing, and it doesn’t just happen in Philadelphia — it’s happening in Buffalo. It’s no secret the Sabres want to change their recent fortune of not being very good at hockey and it all begins tonight at the draft when they’re..." June 22

  • NHL Announces 2017-18 First and Second All-Star Teams

    Hockey Fights "NHL MVP Taylor Hall of the New Jersey Devils, voted to his first career berth on the First All-Star Team, heads the list of players on the 2017-18 National Hockey League postseason All-Star Teams. Hall, who received the Hart Trophy as the League’s most valuable player at the 2018 NHL..." June 21

  • At the NHL draft, Flyers GM Ron Hextall has been at his gunslinger best

    Philly.com "The best part of Ron Hextall’s four-year general manager resume has been his shrewd selections and moves in the NHL draft. By far. Hextall has drafted the way he played goal – with an edge. And with great success. Hextall, assistant general manager..." June 17

  • Flyers likely to keep prospects, two first-round draft picks

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers remain committed to a plan of building long-term success through the draft and development of their prospects, which is why they likely will keep the No. 14 and No. 19 picks in the first round of the 2018 NHL Draft, general manager Ron Hextall said..." June 15

  • Philadelphia Flyers Unlikely To Offer Long-Term Free Agent Deals

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers were pushed out of the playoffs early by the Pittsburgh Penguins, but still have a good enough core to believe that they can compete next season. There’s no tear down or rebuild happening, but GM Ron Hextall also isn’t looking to land any of the big..." June 14

  • Hextall doesn't plan on trading up, but if right player is there ...

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "When it comes to the 2018 NHL draft class you have the bright shiny red sports car on the showroom floor and then you have the remaining inventory scattered around the lot. That’s not to minimize the skill level of this year’s draft pool, but there’s clearly one..." June 14

  • Why there's no rush for Flyers to extend Travis Konecny

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Last week, we presented the case for the Flyers to extend Ivan Provorov this summer rather than waiting until 2019. Today, we’re looking at fellow 2015 draftee Travis Konecny. With Provorov and Konecny entering the final years of their entry-level contracts, the Flyers..." June 12

  • Oddsmakers peg Lightning, Knights as 2019 Cup favorites

    The Score "The Vegas Golden Knights fell just short of taking home the 2018 Stanley Cup title in the club's inaugural season, but that isn't getting in the way of hometown oddsmakers naming the Knights as the second favorite to take home the 2019 crown. Bookmakers in Vegas have..." June 08

  • The case for the Flyers to extend Ivan Provorov this summer

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Come July 1, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall will have the option of checking two boxes off his agenda for next summer. With Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny entering the final year of their entry-level contracts, the CBA allows the Flyers to sign them to extensions once the new league year..." June 05

  • Flyers lose rights to prospect Anthony Salinitri

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers on Friday opted to not sign 2016 sixth-round draft pick Anthony Salinitri by the 5 p.m. deadline. Salinitri, 20, can re-enter the NHL draft or elect for free agency and if he fails to find a taker, he can return to the Sarnia Sting (OHL) for an overage..." June 04

  • NHL projects salary cap to be around $80M for 2018-19 season

    The Score "NHL deputy commissioner and chief legal officer Bill Daly confirmed during a press conference Monday that the salary cap for the 2018-2019 season is projected to be around $80 million, up from $75 million this season. A set number for next season has not yet been agreed upon..." May 29

  • Philadelphia Flyers See Value In Goaltending Like Vegas Does

    Courier-Post "He’s supposed to be the answer to the longest-running problem in franchise history. He doesn’t follow his own statistics, deletes the social media apps from his phone in-season, has a sports psychologist that doubles as a “vision trainer” and doesn’t let..." May 27

  • Are Flyers next? How Carter Hart won over his junior GM

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Carter Hart approached Garry Davidson with a message. For that brief moment, Davidson didn't have to answer his phone, hang up and then wonder. The general manager's decision was made — and by the teenager who sought him out like a 30-year-old..." May 25

  • Samuel Morin Out Until February With Torn ACL

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though it had already been reported that Philadelphia Flyers prospect Samuel Morin would be out at least six months with a knee injury, Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post is now reporting that it will be even longer than that. Morin is now expected to be out until February of 2019, essentially..." May 24

  • NHL’s ‘Smart Puck’ will enhance fan experience

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL has already announced that the Smart Puck era is quickly approaching, which is exciting news for hockey fans all over the globe. The league is planning on having this added technology at their disposal for the start of the 2019-20 season, but there’s a chance that we..." May 24

  • Flyers goalie prospect Carter Hart added to Phantoms playoff roster

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Carter Hart is joining the Phantoms but don’t expect him to play just yet. Hart on Tuesday joined Lehigh Valley for the remainder of the playoffs since his junior career ended with the Everett Silvertips losing in the WHL Final. The 19-year-old will be behind Alex..." May 22

  • Why Flyers should buy out Jori Lehtera ... but probably won't

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jori Lehtera is light-years removed from his days as a top-line forward centering superstar Vladimir Tarasenko in St. Louis. Now at the age of 30, Lehtera’s offensive production seems to be regressing on a curve similar to his skating ability. Built like Paul Bunyan, Lehtera..." May 20

  • Why Flyers should buy out Jori Lehtera ... but probably won't

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jori Lehtera is lightyears removed from his days as a top-line forward centering superstar Vladimir Tarasenko in St. Louis. Now at the age of 30, Lehtera’s offensive production seems to be regressing on a curve similar to his skating ability. Built like Paul Bunyan, Lehtera..." May 17

  • Morgan Frost, Carter Hart To Join Lehigh Valley Phantoms

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though they’re both not expected to get into the lineup at this point, Morgan Frost and Carter Hart will be joining the Lehigh Valley Phantoms during their Eastern Conference Finals matchup against the Toronto Marlies. Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Frost will join..." May 16

  • After incredible performance, Alex Lyon solidifies case for contract

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "By now, you’ve likely seen the video of Brazilian surfer Rodrigo Koxa who surfed the largest wave ever recorded just off the shores of Portugal. (If not, you can find it here.) Phantoms goalie Alex Lyon is riding a similar surge of energy after his pinnacle performance..." May 16

  • For Flyers, it's not a popularity contest — and it shouldn't be

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "While the Eastern and Western Conference Final series pick up, the Flyers will continue to outline their offseason plan as much as possible. One thing that won't sneak into Ron Hextall's agenda is outside pressure. If it did, he wouldn't be doing his..." May 15

  • Jaromir Jagr Will Play In Czech Republic In 2018-19

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though there is still bound to be speculation over a return to the NHL this summer, Nova Sport in the Czech Republic is reporting that Jaromir Jagr has agreed to return as a player for Kladno, the Czech team he owns. There apparently had been interest from the DEL in..." May 15

  • Goalie Alex Lyon makes 94 saves in helping team win longest game in AHL history

    USA Today "The Lehigh Valley Phantoms and Charlotte Checkers played the longest game in American Hockey League history on Wednesday night, so it was appropriate that there was a historic performance to go along with it. Phantoms goalie Alex Lyon obliterated the team record with 94 saves in a 2-1..." May 10

  • Could this be a troubling sign for Flyers?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jakub Voracek listed off the things that many ponder about these equivocal Flyers. He was running down all the positive developments to the team's 2017-18 season. For one, Voracek himself had a career year (65 assists, 85 points). So did Claude Giroux (34 goals, 68 assists, 102 points) and..." May 09

  • How 'a little more snot' helped elevate Shayne Gostisbehere's game in 2017-18

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Shayne Gostisbehere knows a few things about his body, and it’s hard to hide. At 5-foot-11, 180 pounds, he won't move mountains by chiseling away at them with his bare frame. He has to utilize the utensils in his toolbox, specifically speed and smarts. Gostisbehere, 25, knows his offensive game..." May 06

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