Flyers Rumors & News

  • 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 "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 "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

  • Sean Couturier becomes model citizen for Flyers' process

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The breakout season didn't even feel over yet. Sean Couturier's arrival had reached a new apex just three days prior when he amazed the Wells Fargo Center with superhuman effort. But at his end-of-the-season press conference last week, Couturier, only 25 years old, found himself talking..." May 04

  • Hakstol's success with Flyers could open NHL doors for college coaches "Dave Hakstol doesn't see himself as a pioneer, but he understands that his success as coach of the Philadelphia Flyers could open doors for NCAA coaches who have NHL hopes. "There's so many quality coaches, quality people, that are coaching at the college level," said Hakstol, who spent 11..." May 04

  • Philadelphia Flyers Sign David Kase To Entry-Level Contract

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed one of their 2015 draft picks, inking David Kase to a three-year entry-level contract. Kase spent this season playing in the SHL, but could come to North American in 2018-19. As part of the announcement, GM Ron Hextall included some thoughts on his new..." May 04

  • From 'immature' to established scorer, inside Travis Konecny's maturation

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Travis Konecny came into training camp last September uptight and concerned about hitting the sophomore slump. It’s only coming out now because the Flyers’ season is over, and that sophomore slump, it never happened. Instead, Konecny, 21, took an exponential leap. He established himself as a..." May 03

  • Flyers poised to make noise with two top-20 draft picks

    Yardbarker "With two picks in the top-20 of the upcoming draft, the Flyers could be poised to make some noise. GM Ron Hextall has been aggressive in going after specific prospects he likes and the 14th and 19th selections give him a variety of options. Despite a tendency to move up, Hextall told John Boruk of..." May 03

  • Flyers coach Dave Hakstol isn't going to scream just to satisfy you, and he shouldn't "Consider Dave Hakstol’s face. It is a fine face – dark eyes, narrowing chin, smooth skin weathered just enough that he is boyish but not overly so. If he told you he was 49, which he is, you would not be surprised, but you would still say he looks good for his age. He has that blond-streaked hair,..." May 03

  • Following 'gloomy' time, what's next for Brian Elliott?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It was April 11, Game 1 of the Flyers-Penguins first-round playoff series. Brian Elliott's life had changed drastically — and quickly. Here was Sidney Crosby, Evgeni Malkin and Jake Guentzel flying at him from all angles. About a month ago … "I couldn't put on my socks or tie my..." May 01

  • Why Michal Neuvirth's NHL career hinges on this offseason

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Michal Neuvirth, cloaked in all black with his hat backward, paused for a moment. He wasn’t sure if he was permitted to talk about what was wrong with his own body. “I don’t know if I am allowed to tell you,” Neuvirth said last week. The season is over and whatever in-season mandate the..." April 30

  • How much of a chance will Carter Hart get to make NHL next season?

    Courier-Post "Even Ron Hextall, the biggest protector of the young prospects he’s drafted, has bought into the hype. He was asked for a progress report on Carter Hart at one point after the goalie helped Team Canada win the World Junior Championships and had returned to the Everett Silvertips. “He allowed..." April 30

  • Flyers will not re-sign Manning, Oduya, Read

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers face a long offseason after being eliminated from the first round of the playoffs, but GM Ron Hextall has already made some key decisions. Speaking with media today, he made it clear that Matt Read, Johnny Oduya and Brandon Manning would not be re-signed by the club. The..." April 26

  • Flyers' Valtteri Filppula: Big boss in Philly wants to keep him

    CBS Sports "Flyers GM Ron Hextall said he wants to re-sign Filppula, who is a pending unrestricted free agent, Dave Isaac of the Courier Post reports. The Finn generated a shorthanded goal and two assists over six games in the conference quarterfinals loss to the Penguins, but all of that production..." April 26

  • Flyers' Hextall: Plan is to not buy out Lehtera

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers do not plan currently to buy out centre Jori Lehtera this offseason, general manager Ron Hextall said Thursday. Lehtera, who is scheduled to carry a $4.7 million next season in the final year of his contract, struggled in his first season with the Flyers, scoring just..." April 26

  • Brian Elliott, Michal Neuvirth Both Likely Require Surgery

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers threw everything they could at the Pittsburgh Penguins in their first round series, but still came up short against the defending champions. Among the reasons why was goaltending, which performed poorly no matter who the Flyers turned to. Brian Elliott started four..." April 25

  • Simmonds played entire season with torn pelvis

    CBS Sports "Simmonds disclosed that he finished the season with a torn pelvis, broken ankle, torn ligament in his thumb, and a pulled groin, Tom Dougherty of NBC Sports Philly reports. Simmonds tore his pelvis prior to this season's training camp, though he didn't elaborate on how long he'd been dealing..." April 25

  • Ivan Provorov played Game 6 with a Grade 3 AC separation

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ivan Provorov revealed Wednesday he played his final postseason game with a Grade 3 AC separation — an injury in which the collarbone separates from the shoulder blade. Provorov will not require surgery but will need eight weeks to properly heal. The Flyers’ No. 1 defenseman was given medical..." April 25

  • Flyers await free agency with rare luxury: a ton of cap space

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall is rapidly approaching “be careful what you wish for” territory. For years, Hextall has been cleaning up whatever Flyers cap messes he could (sorry, Andrew MacDonald), breaking the franchise’s pattern of going after splashy, expensive moves that can sometimes..." April 25

  • Wheeler, Simmonds, Engelland finalists for Mark Messier Leadership Award

    Sportsnet "Vegas Golden Knights defenceman Deryk Engelland, Philadelphia Flyers right-winger Wayne Simmonds and Winnipeg Jets right-winger Blake Wheeler are the three finalists for the 2017-18 Mark Messier NHL Leadership Award. The award is presented “to the player who exemplifies great leadership..." April 24

  • Penguins GM seethes over Flyers fans’ conduct

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "A barrage of beer cans flying from the stands marred the final seconds of the Penguins’ 8-5 win Sunday in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference quarterfinals. From his booth high atop Philadelphia’s Wells Fargo Center, Penguins general manager Jim Rutherford watched. And seethed. “There were..." April 23

  • NHL players must step up if they want this headhunting to end

    New York Post "Rule 48.1 splits hairs so that it remains legal to crack skulls. An overstatement? Well, of course, except the NHL and essentially all of its stake-holders are so fearful that banning all blows to the head would all but eliminate the little hitting that remains in the game, they are willing to..." April 23

  • Flyers' Couturier played with torn knee

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier revealed Sunday after being eliminated from the playoffs that he played with a torn MCL, according to Dave Issac of the Courier-Post. Couturier said he won't need surgery, but it would have required a four-week recovery if it had occurred during the..." April 22

  • Michal Neuvirth gives the Flyers hope against Penguins

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "And now comes the real test. Watch the Flyers one night and they may look unbeatable. The next night they’ll come out flatter than Kyrie Irving’s view of Earth. The Flyers, maddeningly inconsistent at times — OK, most of the time — will need to build off of Friday’s Game 5 win to keep the..." April 22

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