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  • Time for Flyers to face reality, start playing Samuel Morin and Cam Talbot

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It’s time for Scott Gordon and the Flyers to cash that reality check. There will be no Stanley Cup Playoffs in Philadelphia this season. After Tuesday night’s loss to Montreal, those who calculate the odds now put the Flyers’ chances at less than one..." March 21

  • Flyers to start 2019-20 season in Prague against Blackhawks "Playing in Europe will be a first for the Flyers, and the franchise will have a chance to spread its logo overseas. And two of their players, Radko Gudas and Jake Voracek, will have a chance to go home. The Flyers will open their 2019-20 season in Prague with two games..." March 20

  • 'Going through the motions' when Flyers can't afford it

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Carter Hart is a positive, happy-go-lucky kind of kid. His youthful exuberance is why so many people like him. The 20-year-old will block out negativity like a brick wall. Props to the youngster for not expressing even an inkling of lost hope after the Flyers stomached arguably their..." March 20

  • After tough start, JVR is showing why Flyers brought him back

    Pro Hockey Talk "For a while there, JVR felt a little … well, JV for the Philadelphia Flyers. Two main factors seemed to complicate things for James van Riemsdyk as he tried to justify that five-year, $35 million contract to return to Philly. The first was a freak injury, right in the beginning..." March 19

  • Penguins fans taunt Flyers with 16,000 chant

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Flyers may have beaten the Pittsburgh Penguins on Sunday, but Penguins fans were still able to play the ultimate trump card. Sunday marked the 16,000th day since the Flyers last won a Stanley Cup. Fans were quick to use that as a taunt on social media and also at the..." March 18

  • NHL must eradicate refereeing oversights before playoffs

    Sportsnet "You know there has been an astonishing interpretation of the NHL rule book when the most shocking thing about the Canucks’ 3-2 shootout win Sunday against the Dallas Stars was not Vancouver winger Tim Schaller scoring twice. Or the Canucks winning. Frequently..." March 18

  • NHL explains controversial ‘no goal’ call in Leafs-Flyers game

    Sportsnet "The Toronto Maple Leafs thought they had taken a 2-1 lead late in the first period Friday against the Philadelphia Flyers after Auston Matthews flipped a puck over the outstretched pad of Brian Elliott. Upon review, however, the goal was called off since the net had been knocked off..." March 16

  • Carter Hart making first start in three weeks with Flyers in virtual must-win situation against Capitals "The Flyers will go back to a 12-forward lineup when they host powerful Washington on Thursday night. They recalled right winger Justin Bailey from the Phantoms, and he will be on the fourth line. In Monday’s 3-2 win over Ottawa, the Flyers went with 11 forwards and..." March 14

  • Hart to start for Flyers against Capitals on Thursday "Carter Hart will start in goal for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Washington Capitals at Wells Fargo Center on Thursday (7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, NBCSP, NBCSWA, NHL.TV). The 20-year-old rookie will play for the first time since Feb. 21 against the Montreal Canadiens. He sustained an..." March 13

  • Flyers F Jakub Voracek's 2-game suspension upheld

    Sporting News "Jakub Voracek has been suspended two games, the NHL announced Sunday. The Flyers forward committed an interference penalty against the Islanders on Saturday, prompting the league's action. The appeal for the suspension was heard Tuesday, with NHL commissioner..." March 13

  • Bettman to hear Jakub Voracek's appeal today

    TSN "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman will hear Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek's appeal on his two-game suspension Tuesday, according to multiple reports. Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer adds that Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher is expected..." March 12

  • Flyers’ Jakub Voracek appealing two-game suspension

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek is appealing his two-game suspension for interference, assessed by the NHL on Sunday. Commissioner Gary Bettman will hear the appeal. The NHLPA requested an..." March 11

  • Voracek suspended two games for actions in Flyers game against Islanders "Philadelphia Flyers forward Jakub Voracek has been suspended for two games, without pay, for interference against New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk during NHL Game No. 1052 on Long Island on Saturday, March 9, the National Hockey League's Department of Player Safety announced..." March 10

  • Voracek to have hearing for actions in Flyers game against Islanders "Jakub Voracek will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Sunday. The Philadelphia Flyers forward is facing discipline for interference against New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk. The incident occurred at 5:41 of the third period in..." March 10

  • Voracek rebukes Boychuk: 'He's pointing at me like it's WrestleMania'

    The Score "New York Islanders defenseman Johnny Boychuk was visually upset with Jakub Voracek after the Philadelphia Flyers forward injured him with a reverse hit on Saturday night. But it's safe to say Voracek wasn't pleased with the way Boychuk responded to the..." March 10

  • Chicago, Philadelphia To Begin 2019-20 Season In Prague

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has been very happy with their Global Series efforts in recent seasons and very motivated to continue their preseason and regular season ventures in countries throughout Europe and Asia. As early as November, Prague – the capital of the Czech Republic, a major supplier of hockey..." March 08

  • Scott Gordon deserves to be an NHL head coach, but where?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ken Hitchcock believes any head coach hired during the course of a season can have success based on one crucial element.  “Sometimes they’re just ready to listen. Sometimes you’ve got trigger moments that allow it to be,” Hitchcock said back in..." March 08

  • Is the NHL the future of marijuana in pro sports? Why it could be

    ESPN "Player X is in the NHL. After home games, he has a routine. Typically, he'll meet a few teammates at a local restaurant for a late dinner. He likes to order steak after games -- medium rare, with a side salad and mashed potatoes. Then he'll go home. Player X sometimes has a..." March 07

  • Capitals announcer John Walton takes vicious shot at Bryce Harper

    Sportsnaut "On Wednesday night as the Philadelphia Flyers hosted the Washington Capitals, the team welcomed newly signed superstar Bryce Harper to the city with a video that got the crowd excited. One person who was decidedly not excited about it, however, was Capitals announcer John Walton, who..." March 07

  • Carter Hart getting closer to returning for Flyers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Carter Hart still wears his Stadium Series gear specially tailored for that outdoor game. Those black pads with orange lining will only see morning skates and practices, and right now, that’s exactly where Hart is in his recovery from a sore ankle that will force him to miss his..." March 06

  • Injuries to Jake Voracek, Nolan Patrick, testing Flyers' forward versatility

    Courier-Post "Whether the Flyers play with 11 forwards or 12 it doesn’t seem to matter because one way or another the lines are getting jumbled. That’s been the case for a while now and it’s going to come in handy Wednesday when the Flyers will be without Jake Voracek due to a..." March 06

  • NHL GMs propose new rule for players who lose helmet in game

    Sportsnet "NHL players minus their helmets, hair flapping in the breeze as they attempt to rejoin the action, could soon be a thing of the past. The league’s general managers announced Tuesday at their meetings in Florida that a new rule has been drafted that would force skaters to..." March 05

  • Devils' Gabriel to have hearing for boarding Flyers' Patrick

    CBS Sports "Gabriel will have a hearing with the NHL's Department of Player Safety for boarding Flyers forward Nolan Patrick in Friday's game. Gabriel received a five-minute major for boarding, but the player safety governers very well could discipline him to a greater extent. " March 02

  • New Jersey’s Kurtis Gabriel Suspended One Game For Boarding

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Department of Player Safety announced that it has handed New Jersey Devils’ Kurtis Gabriel a one-game suspension for boarding Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick during Friday’s game. " March 02

  • Flyers to set NHL record with eighth goalie used this season "The Philadelphia Flyers are expected to set an NHL record by using their eighth goalie this season with Cam Talbot scheduled to start against the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center on Friday. Talbot, who was acquired in a trade from the Edmonton Oilers on Feb. 15, was the backup..." March 01

  • The difficulty of the Flyers gaining ground in the playoff hunt

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers moved up another rung on the ladder Tuesday night. By passing the Buffalo Sabres and beating them on home ice, the Flyers sidestepped another obstacle between themselves and the Pittsburgh Penguins, who hold the final wild card position in the East. It took six..." February 28

  • The Flyers needed to trade Wayne Simmonds. Turns out, they needed to do it sooner. "It was a scene that probably shouldn’t have played out as it did, that probably shouldn’t have played out at all. In a Lincoln Financial Field locker room late Saturday night, a thrilling Stadium Series victory just behind them, the Flyers gathered to say goodbye to Wayne..." February 27

  • Why Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher pulled the trigger on Wayne Simmonds trade

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Flyers fans and even general manager Chuck Fletcher waited a long time to see their team get very little. After being held out of practice in anticipation of a trade deadline deal, Wayne Simmonds was dealt to the Nashville Predators, where he will reunite with former coach Peter..." February 26

  • Nashville Predators To Acquire Wayne Simmonds

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Nashville Predators have acquired a second top forward, as Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic tweets that Wayne Simmonds has been traded there. LeBrun notes that the trade deadline has not actually gone through yet since the deal was agreed to just three minutes before the..." February 25

  • Could youth impact Flyers' NHL trade deadline decision with Wayne Simmonds?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "While the Flyers boast a team with a well-established core, the roster also features an impressionable group expected to steer the future. The Flyers have 10 players 24 years old or younger. Those 10 players have played a combined 1,229 NHL games. Wayne Simmonds has played..." February 25

  • Michael Raffl And Brian Elliott Drawing Trade Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While Wayne Simmonds is the most notable Philadelphia player in play today, he’s not the only one that teams are looking to acquire.  Craig Custance of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that a pair of other pending unrestricted free agents in winger Michael..." February 25

  • Report: Flyers to loan Carter Hart in paper move

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers will likely send starting goaltender Carter Hart to the AHL on Monday, according to Dave Issac of the Philadelphia Courier Post. Isaac notes, however, that it will only be a paper move to make Hart eligible for the AHL playoffs, which general..." February 25

  • NHL Rumors: Bruins Targeting Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds But Asking Price Is High

    NESN "There aren’t many available top-six forwards the Boston Bruins haven’t been tied to ahead of Monday’s NHL trade deadline. Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds certainly is among Boston’s potential trade targets, and the Edmonton Journal’s Jim..." February 25

  • NHL Trade Rumors: Flyers now ready to trade Wayne Simmonds

    Larry Brown Sports "The Philadelphia Flyers were holding out hope that they wouldn’t have to trade Wayne Simmonds, but they have finally made him available. Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher has engaged in trade talks about Simmonds ahead of Monday’s deadline, according to TSN’s Frank..." February 25

  • Jets, Flames, Sharks interested in Flyers’ Wayne Simmonds

    Sportsnet "As the weeks leading up to the NHL’s Feb. 25 trade deadline have turned to days, contenders looking to supplement their lineup’s skill with some sandpaper and grit have turned their attention to Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds. With five seasons either above or..." February 24

  • Simmonds ‘savors’ potential final game with Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Listening to Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek speak about Wayne Simmonds following their 4-3 overtime win in Saturday’s Stadium Series game, you could tell just how much the rumors of the veteran forward’s likely departure by Monday’s NHL trade..." February 24

  • Flyers' Hart (LBI) out at least 10 days

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers will be without the services of rookie goaltender Carter Hart for a minimum of 10 days with a lower-body injury, the club announced on Saturday morning. In 22 games this season, the 20-year-old Sherwood Park, Alta. native is 13-8-1 with a goals against average..." February 23

  • NHL Stadium Series: Weather contingencies include switching ends mid-period and calling game early

    CBS Sports "The Penguins and the Flyers are primed to play at Lincoln Financial Field on Saturday, but inclement weather is threatening the NHL's Stadium Series. Rain is expected, and as we know, hockey isn't exactly meant to be played in the elements. The NHL may not have the experience with..." February 23

  • NHL to monitor weather, but Pens-Flyers outdoor game to start on time

    ESPN "The NHL has announced that Saturday night's outdoor game between the Penguins and Flyers at Lincoln Financial Field will start on time, as scheduled, despite weather concerns in Philadelphia. The league said it will continue to monitor the weather and "will adjust..." February 23

  • Flyers make surprise goalie pick for outdoor game

    USA Today "No talks of a thermos, this time. No grandstand speeches. The only constant is a pretty surprising goaltending decision before the Philadelphia Flyers play an outdoor game. Carter Hart has been pulled from his last two starts and he won’t get the next one. Veteran Brian Elliott..." February 23

  • Rain could be an issue for Penguins-Flyers Stadium Series game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Around this time of year, we’re thinking about trades and teams battling for playoff position. As far as hockey goes, the weather report isn’t really on the radar, aside from those times when snowfall makes getting to the games tougher than a puck battle..." February 22

  • NHL trade rumors: Could Wayne Simmonds be headed to the Bruins?

    Sporting News "Wayne Simmonds could be headed to a different city on the east coast.  The Flyers' winger has popped up in trade speculation ahead of next week's trade deadline and the Boston Bruins are a clear fit. Simmonds is a wily veteran who can score and add..." February 22

  • Is Chuck Fletcher closer to making a trade after Flyers' loss to Canadiens?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Chuck Fletcher spared himself from watching another first-period debacle. The Flyers' general manager did not make the trip to Montreal for Thursday's 5-1 loss (see observations), perhaps tending to the “administrative” side of business with the NHL’s..." February 22

  • Gudas suspended 2 games for high stick to Kucherov's head

    Courier-Post "Come on down, Phil Myers. The Flyers suddenly need some help on the back line.  Radko Gudas, arguably the Flyers' steadiest defenseman over the course of the entire season, was suspended two games Wednesday for high-sticking Tampa Bay Lightning forward Nikita Kucherov in..." February 20

  • Penguins interested in Wayne Simmonds?

    PensBurgh "It’s the week before the NHL trade deadline and rumors are of course flying around fast and furious. Elliote Friedman’s latest 31 Thoughts only has a few mentioned of the Pittsburgh Penguins as the deadline approach, but they are..." February 20

  • Mike McKenna, Joseph Cramarossa on waivers

    Yardbarker "After recalling and activating Brian Elliott Tuesday, the Philadelphia Flyers found themselves with four goaltenders on their active roster. On Wednesday, they went about changing that, by placing Mike McKenna on waivers.  The Pittsburgh Penguins have also placed Joseph..." February 20

  • Flyers have calls to make as crease crowds with Brian Elliott's return

    Courier-Post "The Flyers may soon need to look into expanding their locker room. There were already four locker stalls taken up with goalie equipment Tuesday and a fifth goalie, Cam Talbot, is heading their way whenever the Caledonia, Ontario native gets his work visa approved to be employed by a..." February 20

  • Gudas to have hearing for slash on Kucherov

    TSN "Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Radko Gudas will have a hearing Wednesday for high-sticking/ slashing NHL leading scorer Nikita Kucherov. Philadelphia’s Radko Gudas will have a hearing..." February 20

  • As trade rumors swirl, Wayne Simmonds enjoying what may be his final days with Flyers "With the Flyers surging, right winger Wayne Simmonds is having too much fun to be concerned about the swirling rumors that he will be dealt before the Feb. 25 trade deadline. “It’s actually been getting easier, Simmonds said after the Flyers raised their record to 12-1-1..." February 19

  • Philadelphia Flyers Recall, Activate Brian Elliott

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have sometimes been in need of healthy goaltenders this season. Not currently however, as they now have four on the active roster. The team today recalled Brian Elliott from his conditioning stint and activated him from injured reserve, adding him to a..." February 19