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  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Noah Cates is a prospect the Flyers 'can't stop bragging about'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers selected Noah Cates during the fifth round of the 2017 NHL draft, plucking him out of Stillwater Area High School in Minnesota with the 137th overall pick. At the time, Brent Flahr, Chuck Fletcher and the Minnesota Wild were sitting at No. 147. "A kid like..." July 18

  • Jay O'Brien work in progress for Flyers after injury-plagued season "Jay O'Brien felt he needed to be far from home to get his hockey career back on track, which is why he'll play for Penticton in the British Columbia Hockey League this season. O'Brien, selected by the Philadelphia Flyers with the No. 19 pick of the 2018 NHL Draft, had an..." July 17

  • Philadelphia Flyers Sign Chris Stewart To PTO

    Philly Sports Network "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 31-year-old forward, Chris Stewart, to an NHL Pro Try-Out. He will attend the team’s training camp and look to obtain a contract for the upcoming season. Chris Stewart is a former first-round pick that never really materialized into anything..." July 17

  • Ivan Provorov’s next contract presents big challenge for Flyers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher has been busy overhauling his roster this summer and still has two big jobs ahead of him when it comes to re-signing restricted free agents Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov. With close to $14 million in salary cap space..." July 17

  • Flyers continue signing RFAs and extend forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel

    Broad Street Hockey "As of the 16th of July, in the year two-thousand and nineteen, the Flyers have not reached an agreement with either Travis Konecny or Ivan Provorov on a new contract. However, today, they did re-sign somebody whom they hope will contribute next..." July 16

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny in contract talks with Flyers "Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny continue to negotiate contracts with the Philadelphia Flyers, general manager Chuck Fletcher said Friday. Signing the two restricted free agents are the remaining items on Fletcher's offseason to-do list. "That's the biggest..." July 13

  • Scott Laughton Agrees To Terms With Philadelphia Flyers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "No arbitration for Scott Laughton and the Flyers. Not even close. Laughton and the Flyers on Friday agreed to a two-year contract extension with an average annual value of $2.3 million. The restricted free agent and the club had an arbitration hearing scheduled for July..." July 13

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Paul Holmgren steps down as Flyers president, will become senior advisor

    Allentown Morning Call "Paul Holmgren has taken on yet another new role with the Flyers. After serving as team president for the past five seasons, Holmgren has stepped down to become a senior advisor to Dave Scott, the chairman of Comcast Spectacor and governor of the Flyers, and Chuck..." July 11

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Top unsigned restricted free agents "With free agency underway, takes a closer look at the top remaining restricted free agents. A restricted free agent can receive an offer sheet contract from another team, which forward Sebastian Aho did from the Montreal Canadiens on July 1. His team can match the contract..." July 08

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Canucks sign forward Justin Bailey to one-year, two-way contract

    Sportsnet "The Vancouver Canucks have signed winger Justin Bailey to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Thursday. Bailey, 24, was acquired by Philadelphia Flyers from the Buffalo Sabres in January, in exchange for Taylor Leier. He posted nine..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Canadiens sign free-agent forward Phil Varone to one-year, two-way deal

    Montreal Gazette "Canadiens general manager Marc Bergevin announced on Wednesday that the team has agreed to terms on a one-year, two-way contract with free agent forward Phil Varone. The deal will pay Varone $700,000 at the NHL level and $450,000 in the AHL. Varone, 28, a 5-foot-10, 193-pounder, had..." July 03

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • What the Flyers 'counted' shows the belief behind their offseason

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Chuck Fletcher made July 1 less stressful for himself. As a result, he also made it less entertaining for those who love to see their team jump into the free-agent frenzy and make splashes with the rest of the 30 NHL clubs. The Flyers made eight depth..." July 02

  • Flyers ink three UFA's to new contracts "The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed the following Unrestricted Free Agents:  * Forward Andy Andreoff to a two-year contract with an average annual value (AAV) of $750K. * Right Wing Kurtis Gabriel to a one-year, two-way contract with an AAV of..." July 01

  • Chris Bigras syncs up with Philly

    CBS Sports "Bigras signed a two-year, two-way contract with the Flyers on Monday. The Rangers opted not to tender Bigras a qualifying offer as a restricted free agent, so he hit the open market and now latches on with the Flyers. Colorado took him in the second round (32nd overall) of the 2013..." July 01

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Jay O’Brien Petitions To Play At Boston University This Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Philadelphia Flyers prospect Jay O’Brien has filed a petition with the NCAA to allow him to play at Boston University this season according to Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer. O’Brien had previously decided to leave Providence College after just one year,..." June 28

  • It looks like Cam Talbot could end up back in Alberta… But with the Flames

    Oilers Nation "There’s going to be a big game of musical chairs going down among goaltenders in the NHL this summer. There are a whole bunch of middling, 1B goalie types set to hit the open market and a bunch of teams who need the second half of a tandem. The Oilers and Flames are two of those..." June 28

  • Mr. Playoffs, just like Danny Briere? Carson Briere all about getting better in Flyers orange

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "When you hear the name Briere around Philadelphia, it would make sense to think back to "Mr. Playoffs" himself, Danny Briere. But when the list of prospects was released just a few days prior to kicking off this year’s Flyers development camp, a different Briere caught..." June 27

  • Now healthy, center German Rubtsov trying to work his way into Flyers’ plans

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Center German Rubtsov has flown under the radar because he missed most of last season – his first in the AHL – after undergoing shoulder surgery. Quietly, he is moving up the organization’s depth chart. Rubtsov, the Flyers’ first-round selection in..." June 27

  • Ryan Hartman doesn't know Flyers traded him to Stars, mom says

    Sporting News "Does Ryan Hartman know he's been traded? The Flyers sent the forward to the Stars in exchange for Tyler Pitlick on Monday, but there's one problem - Hartman probably is in the dark about the trade. Hartman announced over the weekend he was going "off the..." June 26

  • Flyers hire former defenseman Nick Schultz as player development coach

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Nick Schultz, a former Flyer who also played for general manager Chuck Fletcher in Minnesota, has been hired by the club as a player development coach. Schultz, 36, suited up for the Flyers in his final three NHL seasons from 2014-17 and appeared in 743 games with the Wild. The former..." June 26

  • Flyers sign Brian Elliott to 1-year contract extension

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers have their backup for Carter Hart. Brian Elliott on Wednesday signed a one-year, $2 million contract extension with the Flyers. The 34-year-old was set to become an unrestricted free agent after two seasons with the Flyers in which he went 34-22-8 with a 2.77 goals-against..." June 26

  • For one invitee, Flyers development camp completes the circle

    The Score "When Colin Felix was a toddler in the early 2000s, nothing got his legs moving quite like Skittles. His hockey-loving parents would use the candy as motivation inside the glass at Hollydell Ice Arena in Sewell, N.J., the former practice facility of the AHL's Philadelphia Phantoms...." June 25

  • Philadelphia Flyers Trade Ryan Hartman

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have decided to move on from Ryan Hartman just a few months after acquiring him. The young forward is on his way to the Dallas Stars in exchange for Tyler Pitlick. Hartman is a restricted free agent this offseason, and was part of the deal that..." June 24

  • NHL’s Top 12 UFAs of 2019

    Sportsnet "Did John Tavares and his $77-million sweepstakes open his UFA followers’ eyes for what might be possible if you peek beyond the curtain? The summer of 2019 will deliver no shortage of star power, as a two-time Vezina winner, a finalist for three major 2018-19 trophies,..." June 24

  • After NHL draft, Flyers still searching for backup goalie behind Carter Hart

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Cam Talbot and Brian Elliott, veteran goalies who can become unrestricted free agents July 1, are among the candidates to be Carter Hart’s backup with the Flyers. But the Flyers are also exploring other options. The Flyers may try to sign a free-agent goaltender like..." June 24

  • Flyers re-sign Travis Sanheim to two-year extension "The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have re-signed defenseman Travis Sanheim to a two-year contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $3.25 million, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager Chuck Fletcher. "We are very pleased with..." June 24

  • Flyers hope acquisitions at center, defenseman lead to playoff berth "Kevin Hayes signing with the Philadelphia Flyers gives them the size, skill and depth that will help them compete for a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, coach Alain Vigneault said Friday. Hayes signed a seven-year, $49.98 million contract ($7.14 million average annual value) with..." June 22

  • Flyers Select Defenseman Cam York With 14th Pick After Trading Down

    CBS Philly "The Flyers traded down three spots in the first round before selecting defenseman Cam York with the 14th pick of the NHL Draft. The Flyers sent the 11th pick to Arizona for the 14th pick and a second round pick (No. 45) in the deal. Last week, the Flyers sent their own second round..." June 21

  • Five big questions heading into 2019 NHL Draft

    Sportsnet "The NHL Draft is coming up fast and the trade rumours and speculation are heating up. Here are some of the bigger questions to consider before the fireworks begin: WHICH PLAYER WILL BE CHOSEN FIRST OVERALL? Jack Hughes has long been the projected No. 1 in this..." June 21

  • Gary Bettman confirms series of rule changes for 2019-20 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman confirmed a series of rule changes for the 2019-20 season. The alterations were approved by the league's Board of Governors, general managers, and competition committee. The most prominent changes pertain to video reviews, which underwent..." June 21

  • NHL draft: The best player ever picked at every spot from 1-31

    USA Today "While it’s indisputable that NHL teams are more likely to find a superstar in the first few picks of the draft than they are later on, USA TODAY Sports research shows that quality picks can be found deep into the first round. In many cases, we found multiple desirable..." June 20

  • Are the Flyers reverting to old ways?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Chuck Fletcher is going at things at a speed more familiar to Philadelphia Flyers fans. The team’s general manager has been a bit feisty over the past several days, aggressively seeking out additions to his roster, including trading a fifth-round pick for the rights to negotiate..." June 19

  • Radko Gudas 'a little bit shocked' by trade to Capitals from Flyers "Radko Gudas has spent much of his NHL career viewing the Washington Capitals as the enemy. Now he's one of them. Gudas was part of history when he was traded by the Philadelphia Flyers to the Capitals for Matt Niskanen in a swap of defensemen Friday. It was the first time the..." June 19

  • Flyers, forward Kevin Hayes agree to new seven-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms on a new seven-year, $50-million deal for forward Kevin Hayes, Sportsnet’s John Shannon has confirmed. Hayes’ new deal would pay him $7.14 million annually for seven years. The 27-year-old unrestricted free agent..." June 19

  • Three reasons why the NHL salary cap could get tighter

    Sportsnet "I have a theory. And, after the Rangers/Winnipeg trade involving Jacob Trouba, I’ve decided to lay it out. That deal was a surprise because the Jets were asking for more, and, on paper, Trouba is worth a greater return. So, why didn’t it happen? I think..." June 18

  • Report: Multiple teams fear that salary cap will be less than $82M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2019-20 NHL season could come in below the $83-million upper limit that was initially estimated. The NHL and NHLPA are meeting Tuesday, and many teams reportedly told TSN's Bob McKenzie that they're concerned about the current forecast for the..." June 18

  • Philadelphia Flyers acquire D Justin Braun from San Jose Sharks

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired defenceman Justin Braun from the San Jose Sharks for a second-round pick in this week's draft and a third-round selection in 2020. Braun, 32, had two goals and 16 points in 78 games with the Sharks this season while averaging 20:18 of ice..." June 18

  • NHL draft: Six of the worst picks in league history

    USA Today "The NHL draft will be held Friday night and Saturday in Vancouver. Here's a look at some of the worst draft decisions NHL teams have made through the years: In 1993, the Ottawa Senators drafted Quebec Major Junior Hockey League star Alexandre Daigle with the No. 1..." June 17

  • Flyers Have Held Trade Talks For A Backup Goaltender

    Pro Hockey Rumors "While many teams will be turning to the free agent market in a couple of weeks to shore up their goaltending situation, it appears as if the Flyers may be going in a different direction.  GM Chuck Fletcher told reporters, including Dave Isaac of the Cherry Hill Courier-Post, that..." June 17

  • Flyers place D Andrew MacDonald on waivers

    TSN "According to Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher, the team has placed Andrew MacDonald on unconditional waivers for the purpose of buying out his contract. MacDonald, 32, was heading into the last season of a six-year, $30 million contract with a cap hit of $5..." June 15

  • Washington Capitals trade Matt Niskanen to Philadelphia Flyers for Radko Gudas

    Washington Post "The Washington Capitals have traded defenseman Matt Niskanen to the Philadelphia Flyers for defenseman Radko Gudas in a salary cap-clearing swap. Niskanen had two years left on a contract carrying a $5.75 million cap hit while Gudas has one season left with a $3.35 million cap hit. The Flyers..." June 14

  • If Cole Caufield is available in NHL draft, his size will not dissuade Flyers

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Forget his diminutive size, scouts say, and concentrate on his explosiveness, his laser shot, and his uncanny scoring prowess. It is why 5-foot-7, 163-pound right winger Cole Caufield will be chosen in the first round of the June 21 NHL draft and why there are questions of whether he..." June 13