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  • Dream Gap Tour aims to pave way for sustainable women’s hockey league

    TSN "When the Canadian Women’s Hockey League shuttered last spring, the move united 200 female hockey players in a common goal – to build a better, more sustainable future for their sport for the next generation of girls.   It was that dream that spawned the aptly..." September 20

  • 5 head coaches on the hot seat entering this season

    The Score "There's no shortage of bench bosses who will begin 2019-20 feeling the heat. Whether they guide a team on the rise that hasn't gone deep enough, a franchise that's stuck in the mud, or a historically great regular-season club that hasn't achieved Stanley Cup glory,..." September 19

  • 5 best goaltending duos in the NHL

    The Score "Load management has become one of the hottest topics in the modern NHL, with teams looking for new ways to gain an advantage during the regular-season slog. In 2018-19, we saw more teams shift toward a platoon between the pipes, and the need for multiple netminders who can handle a..." September 18

  • NHL Releases Detailed Rule Changes For 2019-20

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL’s Public Relations team has released a video updating all of the rule changes for the upcoming season, agreed upon earlier this year. The five-minute video goes in-depth on each change, noting that the focus was on expanded video review, promoting player safety and..." September 18

  • Why Shayne Gostisbehere is saying sorry to Wayne Simmonds

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Wayne Simmonds knows Philly all too well. The two had become synonymous during Simmonds' eight years in Philadelphia. On Oct. 9, the Flyers' 2019-20 home opener, Simmonds will play in the Wells Fargo Center for the first time as a visitor since being traded at last..." September 17

  • Fantasy: 6 players with long-term value to target for keeper leagues

    The Score "The following players likely won't be fantasy relevant for the 2019-20 season, but could become incredibly valuable in keeper leagues down the road. These NHLers will need to be designated as not active, so be sure to check your league's settings before drafting any of..." September 17

  • NHLPA declines option, CBA extends to 2022

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players' Association has declined their option to re-open the collective bargaining agreement, which will now remain in effect through the 2021-2022 season. The NHL declined their option to re-open the CBA in August, leaving the the..." September 16

  • Flyers, Travis Konecny agree to 6-year, $33M contract

    The Score "The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent forward Travis Konecny on a six-year contract with an average annual value of $5.5 million, the team announced Monday. Philadelphia has secured two of its core players within the past..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 3 risky players to gamble on

    The Score "Every year, there are players fantasy owners avoid for one reason or another. Injury concerns, inconsistency, and adjusting to a new team can all turn a once-dependable name into anything but. Despite those factors, there are always a few players with particularly uncertain futures..." September 16

  • Fantasy: 4 goalies who could become studs

    The Score "Among all the positions in hockey, there's no question goaltenders take the longest to realize their potential. With so much uncertainty in the crease, it can be tricky to land two proven netminders come fantasy draft day. Sometimes an increase in opportunity or a change of..." September 15

  • NHLPA’s Decision To Re-Open CBA Will Be Announced Monday

    Pro Hockey Rumors "After the NHL announced that they have formally declined using their opt-out clause to re-0pen the current CBA early, the NHLPA has until Sept. 15th to make their decision on whether they want to opt-out of the current agreement after the 2019-20 season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman..." September 14

  • Travis Konecny absence from camp doesn't sit well with Flyers brass

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Travis Konecny was nowhere to be seen Friday at Flyers Skate Zone as 2019 training camp got underway. And the vibes from his general manager and head coach regarding his absence weren't exactly rosy. "I'm very disappointed that T.K. is not here," Alain..." September 14

  • Fantasy: 5 bounce-back candidates

    The Score "The following five players disappointed last season but are primed to bounce back in 2019-20: William Nylander, C/RW, Maple Leafs Nylander never got comfortable last season. He was mired in a contract holdout well into the campaign, ultimately signing minutes before the..." September 13

  • Ivan Provorov signs six-year extension with Flyers

    Broad Street Hockey "TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported earlier in the day that the Flyers and restricted free agent defenseman Ivan Provorov were close to an extension, and that the deal could be close to done. Now, McKenzie reports the Flyers have indeed signed the blueliner to a six year..." September 12

  • Travis Konecny not close to new deal with Flyers

    The Score "The Philadelphia Flyers and restricted free-agent forward Travis Konecny remain at a standoff. While the Flyers are reportedly working hard Thursday to reach an agreement with fellow RFA Ivan Provorov, they are not close to a new deal with Konecny, according to TSN's Bob..." September 12

  • Flyers, Ivan Provorov working hard to finalize deal

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers and restricted free agent defenceman Ivan Provorov are working hard Thursday to try and finalize a contract, according to TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie.   PHI and RFA D Ivan Provorov..." September 12

  • Fantasy: 3 aging players you can still bank on

    The Score "Age should always be a concern in fantasy, but it shouldn't deter owners from drafting certain players altogether. While most veterans experience a natural decline in production after playing for a decade or so, some remain effective well into their 30s for a variety of reasons...." September 11

  • Women officials thrilled by NHL experience "Four women officials had the career opportunity of a lifetime at NHL prospect tournaments this week, and each loved every second of it.  "It's more than I could have ever imagined," said Kirsten Welsh, a first-year official. "Incredible and a dream come..." September 11

  • Will Ivan Provorov sign with Flyers now that Zach Werenski is under contract with Columbus?

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "How will Zach Werenski’s signing Monday affect restricted free agent Ivan Provorov? Well, the Flyers hope it will speed up the negotiating process. “We’re getting to a point where we need to see some progress if they’re going to be here Friday on the..." September 10

  • Fantasy: 5 rookies who can make an impact in 2019-20

    The Score "It's difficult to break into the NHL and contribute right away. Most players need a year or two of experience before beginning to produce consistently, though a select few make an immediate impact. Here are some rookies who will be fantasy difference-makers in their first NHL..." September 10

  • Flyers renew ECHL affiliation with Royals "The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to an extension of their affiliation agreement with the Reading Royals of the ECHL, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher. The agreement covers the 2019-20 season and includes an option for the 2020-21..." September 09

  • KHL To Implement Salary Cap Floor

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The KHL’s Board of Governors was busy this weekend, discussing and ultimately deciding on a number of major issues. The league approved the use of “smart puck” tracking technology, distributed television revenue to each team, and formally open up investigations into both..." September 09

  • Fantasy: 4 bust candidates who won't meet expectations

    The Score "You shouldn't completely avoid the following players in fantasy hockey this season, but they're unlikely to meet expectations relative to how high you'll have to draft them. Morgan Rielly, D, Maple Leafs Rielly finished third among NHL defensemen with 72 points..." September 09

  • Flyers rookie winger German Rubtsov, a 2016 first-round draft pick, making case with two-way play

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Hotshot prospects Morgan Frost, Isaac Ratcliffe, and Joel Farabee are getting most of the attention at the Flyers’ rookie camp. All are gifted and will contend for spots with the Flyers when the main camp opens Friday, and each player was dominant in Sunday’s five-on-five scrimmage..." September 09

  • Philippe Myers looking to make most of chance with Flyers after departure of Gudas "Philippe Myers understands the opportunity is there to have a significant role with the Philadelphia Flyers this season. The 22-year-old defenseman played 21 games for the Flyers late last season and started the process to play all 82 this season at rookie camp..." September 08

  • Who can challenge Alex Ovechkin for NHL’s goal crown this season?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Alex Ovechkin has been the NHL’s most dominant goal-scorer from the moment he entered the league and has a chance to finish his career as the league’s all-time goal-scoring leader. Even if he doesn’t eclipse Wayne Gretzky’s mark of 894, there were still be an argument to..." September 08

  • In NHL first, 4 women selected to officiate prospect games

    CBC "The NHL for the first time selected four female officials to work on the ice at prospect tournaments held this weekend. Katie Guay and Kelly Cooke were selected as referees, while Kirsten Welsh and Kendall Hanley will work as linesmen, the league announced Friday. The four..." September 07

  • Why the NHL's 'no soap operas' ad totally misses the point

    USA Today "Sometimes, the NHL makes good ads. Take a look, for example, at some of their Stanley Cup hype spots and feel the chills run down your spine. Those are legitimately stirring spots that naturally draw viewers to the game. Not as successful are a current spate of digital ads the NHL is running to..." September 06

  • Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny at Flyers camp would be helpful, Vigneault says: report "Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny each remains a restircted free agent, and Philadelphia Flyers coach Alain Vigneault said it would help him if they are signed before training camp opens Sept. 13. Vigneault, hired April 15 to replace Scott Gordon, will be installing a new system..." September 05

  • Fantasy: 4 players who will excel with their new team

    The Score "The 2019-20 fantasy hockey season is fast approaching, and after a summer filled with roster moves throughout the NHL, it's important to keep tabs on all the new faces in new places as you gear up for your draft. With that in mind, here are four players set to excel on their new..." September 05

  • NHLPA weighing risks of poking the bear

    TSN "To poke or not poke the bear: that is the question staring down the NHL Players’ Association as they convene here for a meeting on Wednesday evening. In this case, that bear is commissioner Gary Bettman and the NHL’s Board of Governors. The NHLPA has until Sept...." September 05

  • A way-too-early look at the NHL's 2020 RFA panic

    ESPN "This summer, the NHL was split into two camps when it came to restricted free agents and their unsigned contracts covered in nervous droplets of flop sweat from general managers: Those who believed this was the new normal, and those who believed this offseason was an anomaly. I've..." September 05

  • Donald Fehr: NHLPA hasn't discussed extending deadline for CBA decision

    The Score "Donald Fehr says it's essentially status quo after the NHLPA met Wednesday night in Chicago, and the notion of postponing the union's opt-out deadline hasn't been broached, according to TSN's Pierre LeBrun. The NHLPA's executive director said no decisions were..." September 05

  • Which teams should take a chance on Andrei Markov?

    Pro Hockey Talk "After being away from the NHL for two seasons, Andrei Markov is ready to return to North America. He made that clear during an interview with the Montreal Gazette last month. The Russian blue liner left for the AK Bars Kazan of the KHL two seasons ago and he’s hoping an NHL team..." September 04

  • Sidney Crosby tops list of best-selling jerseys from last season

    The Score "One can debate whether Sidney Crosby is still the NHL's best player, but judging by jersey sales, he's still the most popular. The Pittsburgh Penguins captain topped the list of the league's most purchased sweaters from 2018-19 after finishing second to Toronto Maple Leafs..." September 04

  • Carter Hart ready for sophomore season after crazy first year with Flyers

    Courier-Post "It’s only going to get harder for Carter Hart to find a reprieve from the pressure and attention that comes with one of the most scrutinized positions in Philadelphia sports. The 21-year-old goalie heading into his second NHL season with the Flyers is as prepared for it as any..." September 04

  • Jason Pominville and other bargain bin NHL free agents to consider

    Pro Hockey Talk "With training camps nearing, it’s not surprising that you won’t find a ton of great NHL-ready options in free agency as of Sept. 3. That’s especially true once you start crossing certain names off of the list with the help of context. Jake Gardiner’s either..." September 04

  • Gary Bettman elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the driving force behind the League's financial stability and growth since taking office 26 years ago, is among five people who will be inducted into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame on Dec. 12, it was announced Wednesday. Former NHL players and Stanley..." September 04

  • How the Philadelphia Flyers can take the next step

    Yahoo! Sports "The Metropolitan Division is very much up for grabs. You could reasonably argue that any three of the five teams in it have a decent shot at finishing top-three in it. The top five teams in that division, in any order you prefer, are probably something like the Capitals, Penguins,..." September 03

  • Carter Hart might be the Flyers’ No. 1 goalie, but first he’ll have to beat out Brian Elliott

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "After an impressive rookie year, Carter Hart is expected to be the Flyers’ No. 1 goalie this season. Right? Not so fast, general manager Chuck Fletcher said earlier this week. Fletcher loves Hart’s upside, loves his promising future, and the skill he..." August 31

  • Top 25 NHL goaltenders in 2019-20: Ranking the best in the league, from Price to Lundqvist

    Sporting News "The age-old debate when it comes to any sport, any league, any team: who are the best of the best? With the NHL's preseason on the horizon, let's takes a look at the top 25 players at each position right now: forward, defense and goalie. This list takes into account both..." August 30

  • Devils' Wayne Simmonds on return to Philadelphia this season: 'I would be mad if they didn’t boo me'

    Yahoo! Sports "Few players have embodied and embraced playing for the Philadelphia Flyers quite like Wayne Simmonds. The team dubbed the ‘Broadstreet Bullies’ is known for a physical style of play, which makes it no surprise that Simmonds - who has thrown more hits than any Flyers player..." August 30

  • NHL Formally Declines CBA Opt-Out Clause

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has notified the NHLPA that they will not be using their opt-out clause to terminate the current CBA early according to Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet. The agreement currently runs until September, 2022 but both sides had the ability to end it two years early. The NHL has decided..." August 30

  • NHL Network's 'Behind the Glass' Lands in Philadelphia Flyers Camp

    The Big Lead "NHL Network’s Behind the Glass will descend upon the land of Magic Gardens, goals, Gostisbehere, and Gritty. Hockey’s answer to Hard Knocks will spend its September at training camp for the Philadelphia Flyers. The team released a trailer for the series..." August 29

  • Which Flyers player has the most to lose in 2019-20 season?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The topic: Which Flyers player has the most to lose in the 2019-20 season?  Hall Robert Hagg could go from playing all 82 games in 2018-19 to being a seventh defenseman in 2019-20. The Flyers' defense will look a lot different this season with the additions..." August 28

  • No panic from Flyers GM as Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny remain unsigned

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Defenseman Ivan Provorov and right winger Travis Konecny, key players on a Flyers team that opens training camp Sept. 13, are still unsigned restricted free agents. But there is no panic in general manager Chuck Fletcher’s voice. Fletcher is still negotiating with the..." August 27

  • Tyler Pitlick out for start of training camp with Flyers "Tyler Pitlick will not be available for the start of training camp with the Philadelphia Flyers after having surgery last week to repair a torn left wrist sustained during offseason training.  The 27-year-old forward is scheduled to begin rehab Sept. 2 and expected to be out..." August 26

  • The workhorse goalie is disappearing from the NHL

    TSN "Minnesota Wild goalie Devan Dubnyk led National Hockey League goalies in games played (67) last season, and finished second to Montreal’s Carey Price in usage, playing just 25 fewer minutes. Dubnyk and Price were absolute workhorses for their respective teams, but that term has..." August 26

  • Which Flyers player has the most to gain in 2019-20 season?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Which Flyers player has the most to gain in the 2019-20 season?  In 2018-19, Oskar Lindblom showed his true capabilities when he played more and was featured alongside other talented linemates. Over the final 36 games of the season, Lindblom scored 21 points with..." August 26

  • Which Flyers player has the most to gain in 2019-20 season?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Going End to End today are NBC Sports Philadelphia's Jordan Hall and Brooke Destra. The topic: Which Flyers player has the most to gain in the 2019-20 season?  Hall In 2018-19, Oskar Lindblom showed his true capabilities when he played more..." August 25