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  • Gritty crashed a wedding during Flyers' weekend at Lake Tahoe for outdoor game

    CBS Sports "When the Philadelphia Flyers first revealed their new mascot Gritty in 2018, many fans were slightly frightened and wondering well, why he looked like that. The orange, furry, bright eyed mascot quickly won the hearts of not only Flyers fans, but NHL fans from around the..." February 25

  • Mattias Ekholm should be a Flyer yesterday

    Broad Street Hockey "I’m the biggest Mattias Ekholm fan you’ll ever find, and I say that with authority. I watched his entire career play out live, he scored the first playoff goal I was ever in-person for, and I have a puck signed by him sitting next to me on my desk as I write this. He’s..." February 25

  • What usually happens with an NHL team that changes its coach mid-season

    Sportsnet "This is your introduction to the concept of “LOFT,” which is at the centre of conversations NHL GMs and owners have when their team is losing and they’re considering their options to quickly get better. Is our coach failing to get the most out of this roster, or are..." February 25

  • Pens claim Mark Friedman on waivers. Ron Hextall takes first chance at reshaping the Pens

    PensBurgh "The Penguins have claimed defensemen Mark Friedman off of waivers from the Flyers. They were at 22 players yesterday, now up to 23 and are still under the limit, so no further roster moves are necessarily in-bound as of the moment.   " February 24

  • Welcome back, Cap — Claude Giroux pumped to return after bout with COVID-19

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Claude Giroux exuded the energy of a youngster just happy to be on the ice with his friends. He was one of the first skaters to take the practice ice Tuesday at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone. He missed it. "He certainly looked pumped up to be back out..." February 24

  • AHL Announces Full 2020-21 Schedule For Canadian Clubs

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Over a month since the AHL released the regular season schedules for its American teams and more than three weeks since those same teams started playing, the league has finally announced a full season schedule for its Canadian contingent. Of course, the clubs already began..." February 24

  • Claude Giroux could return for Flyers on Wednesday after COVID-19 protocol "Claude Giroux could return for the Philadelphia Flyers when they host the New York Rangers on Wednesday (7 p.m. ET; NBCSN) after the forward was in NHL COVID-19 protocol. Giroux, who practiced Tuesday, has missed the past two games. The Flyers captain hasn't played since Feb...." February 23

  • NHL Announces Schedule Changes for Four Games "The NHL has announced changes to four Blackhawks games over the remainder of the 2020-21 season, including last Saturday's postponed game agaisnt the Carolina Hurricanes:  CHI at NSH - Monday, April 19 (originally Sunday, April, 4)  CHI at CAR -..." February 23

  • Updated Landing Spots for Buffalo Sabres Captain Jack Eichel

    Bleacher Nation "The Buffalo Sabres' struggles through the opening month of this season prompted one NHL insider to suggest they could trade Jack Eichel. During an appearance on Buffalo radio WGR 550's The Instigators (h/t to The Athletic's John Vogl), Sportsnet's..." February 23

  • Flyers put Mark Friedman on waivers

    Broad Street Hockey "The Philadelphia Flyers sent a clear message with who they value on their blue line on Tuesday. After the debacle of Lake Tahoe and some forced position switching, they have placed defenseman Mark Friedman on waivers. " February 23

  • Flyers may look to shoot more after loss in NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe "The Philadelphia Flyers have focused this season on shot quality, but after a 7-3 loss to the Boston Bruins in the Honda NHL Outdoors Sunday, they might be convinced of the need to work on shot quantity. "The players that we have kind of lend our style to that a little bit more,..." February 22

  • How temporary realignment has impacted the NHL standings so far

    TSN "Looking at the National Hockey League standings, the first thing you notice is the Toronto Maple Leafs sitting in pole position. But is it real? The answer is yes. In my seven years at TSN, that was the easiest piece I’ve written to date! Now for a more interesting..." February 22

  • Can Carter Hart shake off slow start for Flyers?

    Pro Hockey Talk "NBCSN’s coverage of the 2020-21 NHL season continues with Sunday’s NHL Outdoors at Lake Tahoe game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers. Pre-game coverage begins at 7 p.m. ET on NBCSN. You can watch the game online and on the NBC Sports app by clicking..." February 21

  • NHL moves Bruins-Flyers Lake Tahoe game to Sunday evening

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced that Sunday's game between the Boston Bruins and Philadelphia Flyers at Lake Tahoe will now start at 7:30 p.m. ET/4:30 p.m. PT due to local weather conditions. The Bruins-Flyers game will air on Sportsnet ONE. The game was originally..." February 20

  • 7 fast thoughts on early trade rental candidates

    Sportsnet "A quick mix of the things we gleaned from the week of hockey, serious and less so, and rolling four lines deep. This week’s column should be up for the Hart, Selke, Rocket. 1. With all due respect to the Vancouver Canucks’ dismal start, we’re counting just..." February 20

  • Philadelphia Flyers to be without six regulars for outdoor game vs. Boston Bruins

    Sportsnaut "The Philadelphia Flyers will return to the ice on Thursday for the first time since Feb. 7, however they are expected to be without six players for their outdoor game this weekend because of NHL COVID-19 protocols. Captain Claude Giroux, fellow forwards Travis Konecny, Oskar Lindblom,..." February 19

  • Perfect time for Flyers to get Carter Hart's 'perfected' juggling act

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "  To constantly sharpen his hand-eye coordination and reaction time, Carter Hart likes to juggle. The 22-year-old goalie will juggle in the bowels of the arena before a game or whenever he's not able to hit the ice and actually track pucks in net. He wasn't able..." February 19

  • Blackhawks' Stan Bowman favorite to be GM for U.S. Olympic men's team

    The Score "Chicago Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman is the front-runner to serve as GM of the United States men's hockey team at the 2022 Winter Olympics, TSN's Frank Seravalli reported on Thursday's edition of "Insider Trading." USA Hockey will not..." February 18

  • Claude Giroux, Jakub Voracek among 7 Flyers ruled out for Lake Tahoe game

    The Score "Seven players currently on the Philadelphia Flyers' COVID-19 protocol list will not be ready in time for Sunday's outdoor spectacle at Lake Tahoe against the Boston Bruins, head coach Alain Vigneault confirmed Thursday, according to The Athletic's Charlie..." February 18

  • GM Doug Armstrong: '10 or 11 locks' for Team Canada at Olympics

    TSN "Team Canada general manager Doug Armstrong said Wednesday the list of players being considered for the 2022 Men's Olympic team is already being pared down. Armstrong, who was officially named general manager earlier this month, said discussions on the roster have been ongoing..." February 18

  • What drives the modern NHL defenseman, and what's next?

    The Score "Ty Smith remembers his dad's sales pitch like it was yesterday. It was 2007 or 2008 and his minor hockey team was short on defensemen in the middle of a tournament. None of Smith's teammates were eager to drop back and help out, so, as the coach's son, he became the..." February 18

  • As NHL deals with COVID-19 issues, is on-ice transmission among players to blame?

    USA Today "The signs that COVID-19 would wreak havoc on the 2021 NHL season were there before the first puck even dropped. Five days prior to opening night on Jan. 13, the league announced the defending Western Conference champion Dallas Stars would not open the season as scheduled because..." February 17

  • 5 Landing Spots for Pittsburgh Penguins Captain Sidney Crosby

    Bleacher Report "The Pittsburgh Penguins' recent hiring of Ron Hextall as their general manager and Brian Burke as president of hockey operations had NHL pundits pondering what changes lay in store for the roster. TSN's Darren Dreger went as far as raising the possibility of..." February 17

  • NHL players to wear custom Willie O'Ree-inspired skates

    Yardbarker "Willie O'Ree broke the NHL's color barrier when he became the first Black player to take the ice for the Boston Bruins on Jan. 18, 1958 against the Montreal Canadiens. He'll now be honored by players across the league with custom skates.  The NHL announced Wednesday..." February 17

  • Flyers return to practice after week away, will host Rangers on Thursday "The Philadelphia Flyers returned to the ice for practice Tuesday after a one-week absence because of NHL COVID-19 protocols, hoping to get back up to speed for their next game Thursday, when they are scheduled to host the New York Rangers (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, NBCSP, MSG,..." February 16

  • NHL Announces Widespread Schedule Changes

    Pro Hockey Rumors "With so many games postponed so far this season, the NHL has had to make widespread adjustments to get back on track. The league’s position is still to have all 31 teams play a full 56-game campaign, meaning the schedule-maker is working overtime through the COVID and inclement..." February 16

  • Bill Daly confident NHL can finish full season amid wave of postponements

    The Score "The NHL has faced numerous hurdles with COVID-19 since the season's start just over a month ago. The league has postponed more than 30 games so far, and nearly a hundred players have appeared on the COVID-19 protocol list from 27 different teams. Despite the setbacks, NHL deputy..." February 16

  • 10 NHL Players Having Disappointing Starts to the 2020-21 Season

    Bleacher Report "Over a month into the NHL's shortened 2020-21 season, there are several notable players encountering difficulties in the early going. Some, such as Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin, are longtime superstars unaccustomed to being in this position. Others, like..." February 16

  • Bill Daly confirms NHL working on changing draft lottery

    TSN "Given what happened in the Habs and Oilers game and on the heels of Tomas Nosek getting yanked out of the Vegas Golden Knights game on Tuesday, it’s pretty clear how critical rapid testing has now become. Where are we on that front? Frank Seravalli: This has been..." February 12

  • Early Projection for Team Canada's 2022 Olympic Men's Hockey Roster

    Bleacher Report "The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing are scheduled for Feb. 4-20. They will mark the first time NHL players have participated in men's ice hockey at the Games since 2014 in Sochi, Russia. Team Canada took home the gold medal at the Sochi Games. Eight years later, they will attempt..." February 12

  • Mario Lemieux hassled Ron Hextall during GM interview for lost teeth

    The Score "Mario Lemieux has a long memory.  The Pittsburgh Penguins co-owner may have hired Ron Hextall as the club's next general manager, but he wasn't going to let the 56-year-old forget an incident that landed Lemieux a date with the dentist decades..." February 12

  • Rapid testing among NHL's enhanced COVID-19 measures

    The Score "The NHL announced its enhanced COVID-19 measures Thursday, which include rapid testing on game days, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman. Other key protocols include: Asking that players remain at home as much as possible (except for..." February 11

  • Which teams have been NHL's biggest surprises a month into season?

    USA Today "The NHL's first month is nearly done, and though COVID-19 postponements have dominated the news, there has been some good action on the ice. So what have been the biggest surprises of the early season? USA TODAY Sports' hockey experts weigh in.  New York..." February 11

  • NHL postpones another Philadelphia Flyers game

    Yardbarker "The NHL has announced another postponement, this time for the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers. The game between the two teams scheduled for February 14 has been postponed because of the Flyers currently in the COVID Protocol. The league expects the Flyers will be able to..." February 10

  • 6 NHL Players on Bad Teams Who Could Help Contenders at Trade Deadline

    Bleacher Report "It's the stuff that Stanley Cup dreams are made of. A contending team looking for a final puzzle piece—a scorer, a goalie, a defender or a glue guy—pulls the trigger on a late-season transaction that ultimately puts it over the top.   It makes the..." February 10

  • Looking back at Ron Hextall as Flyers GM

    PensBurgh "“If you’d have told me two years ago I’d be sitting here, the general manager of the Pittsburgh Penguins, I would have started laughing, but here we are. I’m very excited about it.” — Ron Hextall, 2/9/2021 Hextall is not kidding, what a long..." February 10

  • Claude Giroux, Justin Braun, and Travis Sanheim placed on COVID protocol list

    Broad Street Hockey "Philadelphia Flyers forward Claude Giroux and defenseman Justin Braun have been added to the NHL’s COVID protocol list, joining teammate Travis Sanheim. This was announced hours after the official word that Tuesday night’s scheduled game against the Washington..." February 10

  • Washington Capitals-Philadelphia Flyers postponed due to COVID-19

    ESPN "Tuesday's Washington Capitals-Philadelphia Flyers game has been postponed because of COVID-19 issues on the Flyers, a source confirmed to ESPN. The Flyers are now the fifth NHL team on pause. The Buffalo Sabres, Colorado Avalanche, Minnesota..." February 09

  • It’s Time to Pause the NHL Season

    Japers' Rink "Maybe we should’ve known that the NHL season shouldn’t have started when the Dallas Stars and Carolina Hurricanes couldn’t make it through training camp without a COVID outbreak. Maybe it was when the Washington Capitals were fined $100,000 for..." February 09

  • Five candidates to coach Team Canada at 2022 Winter Olympics

    Sportsnet "Last week, it was announced the 2022 Canadian men's Olympic hockey team would be led by Doug Armstrong, as the Blues GM will be tasked with building out the roster and hiring the coaches to organize it all. What's especially interesting heading into the 2022 tournament is that..." February 09

  • Why goalies are struggling so far in 2021

    ESPN "On Feb. 28, Maddie Rooney will play at Madison Square Garden as part of the Professional Women's Hockey Players Association Dream Gap Tour. For the 23-year-old goalie, it's "an incredible opportunity" to play in New York City at the world's most famous arena...." February 08

  • Flyers activate Sean Couturier from injured reserve ahead of game vs. Capitals

    Sportsnet "The Philadelphia Flyers have activated star centre Sean Couturier from injured reserve ahead of Sunday's tilt against the Washington Capitals. Couturier has been sidelined since Jan. 15 when he forced to leave the game against the Pittsburgh Penguins after..." February 07

  • NHL reschedules 27 games featuring all 8 East Division teams

    The Score "The NHL announced schedule changes to 27 games affecting all eight teams in the East Division on Saturday. All times ET. " February 06

  • Below the NHL, players are scrambling: 'I just want to play a hockey game'

    The Score "Technically, Chris Gerrie is a professional hockey player, having appeared in two ECHL games for the Wichita Thunder over the past 11 months. However, with his roster spot gone and the province of Alberta in lockdown mode, the only ice available to him right now is at outdoor facilities open to..." February 06

  • NHL, NHLPA investigating expansion of rapid COVID-19 testing

    The Score "The NHL and NHLPA are looking into ways to more quickly identify positive COVID-19 cases amid a number of postponements league-wide. The two entities are considering conducting rapid testing for players and other team personnel on game days, reports TSN's Frank..." February 05

  • Analyzing potential trade suitors for Tony DeAngelo

    Blue Seat Blogs "As the Rangers look to trade Tony DeAngelo, Darren Dreger noted that there is significant interest. This makes sense, since teams feel they can get him for pennies on the dollar in a trade. This is likely true, since it’s clear he’s played his last..." February 05

  • NHL Moves Up Games From Later In Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL has done what many fans and media members have suggested. Two games scheduled to take place between the Arizona Coyotes and St. Louis Blues later in the season have been moved up. Originally scheduled for March 29 and 31, the two teams will now play on February 6 and..." February 05

  • Norm Maciver looking for players that will fit in with Seattle Kraken

    Sound Of Hockey "When the Seattle Kraken announced the hiring of Norm Maciver to serve in the front office, he talked about how excited he was to join a franchise at the ground floor. It played a huge role in leaving the Chicago Blackhawks, where he had served for 14 seasons. It’s been a..." February 05

  • Why haven’t the Flyers been able to drive possession?

    Broad Street Hockey "It truly was astounding, from a statistical perspective, what Alain Vigneault and his coaching staff were able to do with this Flyers roster. Though they had some growing pains, the Flyers were winning games, and had COVID-19 not cut the season short, the team likely..." February 04

  • NHL Considering Postponing 2021 NHL Entry Draft

    Pro Hockey Rumors "As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to impact hockey at all levels, the NHL and its member teams have begun to discuss what to do about the 2021 NHL Entry Draft. If the draft proceeds as scheduled in July, teams will be facing an unprecedented lack of information on the eligible prospects...." February 04