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  • Expecting a change in goal for the Flyers? Don’t.

    Courier-Post "It’s early November and the Flyers have already had four different goalies dress for their 15 games and three have seen action. One of those three, Cal Pickard, wasn’t even there for training camp. He was plucked off waivers before the Flyers started their season and..." November 09

  • Jakub Voracek rips into Uber driver for posting video of Senators players

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jakub Voracek understands there are camera phones lurking around every corner and that privacy rarely exists in today's age of instantaneous information, but that breach of privacy was taken to a whole new level when members of the Senators were videotaped trash-talking the team by an Uber..." November 08

  • Brian Elliott returns as Flyers send Alex Lyon back to Phantoms

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Brian Elliott may need to install some orange cones around his crease. Elliott returned to practice Wednesday and was immediately greeted with a Jake Voracek shot to his mask that left the Flyers' netminder appearing a little woozy. This unfortunate incident came just..." November 07

  • Travis Konecny is showing signs of a breakout campaign

    Broad Street Hockey "There’s been a lot of vitriol – maybe apathy, even more so – toward the Flyers this year, so I wanted to take some time to focus on a positive so far this season. When the Flyers have (inevitably) started out slow over the past four seasons, we as fans have generally..." November 05

  • Flyers’ goaltending situation is looking extra bleak

    Pro Hockey Talk "There are a few certainties you can always count on in any given NHL season. The Philadelphia Flyers having a disastrous goalie situation is always going to be at the top of the list, and the 2018-19 season is, of course, no exception. Somehow, things seem to be getting..." November 05

  • NHL goalies making adjustments to new controversial chest protector

    NBC Sports Bay Area "Over the course of a 12-year career as an NHL goalie, Sharks goaltending coach Johan Hedberg said he only changed his chest protector twice.  “The one when I retired, there was nothing left,” Hedberg said in a phone interview with NBC Sports California. “[It..." November 05

  • Flyers still in ‘wait and see’ mode with besieged penalty kill

    Courier-Post "The streak is now seven games in which the Flyers’ penalty kill has allowed a goal. Saturday’s 4-3 overtime loss in San Jose was the first of those seven that was a one-goal loss. Joe Pavelski was left all alone at the side of the net to erase a Flyers lead in the second..." November 05

  • Philadelphia Flyers Recall Alex Lyon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers are already four deep into their goaltending depth, as they’ve recalledAlex Lyon from the AHL. The move was needed after placing Michal Neuvirth back on injured reserve, while Brian Elliott deals with an injury suffered at..." November 05

  • Is it safe to trust Flyers' Brian Elliott again?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Brian Elliott admitted this Halloween was one he particularly didn’t want to miss with his 2-year-old son Owen trick-or-treating for the first time with family back in Wisconsin. Owen is dressing up as Bob the Builder, an animated repairman who can fix just about..." November 02

  • Corban Knight Out Four Months With Broken Collarbone

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It was a short-lived return to the NHL for Corban Knight of the Philadelphia Flyers, who was injured in Saturday’s game against the New York Islanders. Today, Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced that Knight will be out for the next four months with a broken collarbone, taking him..." October 31

  • Why we should have seen Flyers' slow start coming

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "While the Flyers continue to identify the problems that have led to another bad start, there’s also reason to believe the end is nowhere in sight. History under Dave Hakstol suggests a turnaround won’t take place until after Thanksgiving. Take a close inspection..." October 31

  • What NHL goalies are saying about smaller equipment

    Sportsnet "Midway through last season the NHL began streamlining goalie equipment with a target on leg pads and pants. Rather than goalies being allowed to wear inflated equipment that had more to do with filling up the net than protecting the player, the NHL began to enforce “form-fitting”..." October 30

  • NHL, MGM Resorts form sports betting partnership "The NHL has named MGM Resorts the first official sports betting partner of the League. NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, joined by MGM Resorts Chairman & CEO Jim Murren, made the announcement Monday. "The new sports betting landscape presents a unique opportunity..." October 29

  • Flyers spiraling out of control, and it isn't pretty

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "A miserable week that saw things spiral out of control has wrapped up. The Flyers head out West on a three-game losing streak, and it isn't pretty. Some observations from this week as we try to make sense of what has gone so horribly wrong. • Dave Hakstol..." October 29

  • Can another Western trip help Flyers ‘figure out soon what the hell is going on?’

    Courier-Post "Last year the boos held off, mostly, until early December. October isn't even finished and the Flyers hustled off the ice after a 6-1 loss to the New York Islanders to the jeers of whoever was left at Wells Fargo Center Saturday. And the jeers were loud considering the..." October 29

  • Travis Konecny back on Flyers’ top line "  Travis Konecny, the speedy right winger who is arguably the Flyers' most exciting player,..." October 25

  • For NHL goalies, league’s new pad restrictions are a real pain

    Washington Post "Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury has started to wear an extra undershirt to protect himself. Even with Braden Holtby’s Washington Capitals teammates toning down the power of their shots in practices, he’s started to feel the sting of pucks in ways he hasn’t..." October 24

  • Flyers already testing Ron Hextall’s patience, so what’s he going to do?

    Courier-Post "One of the great Yogiisms is making its way through to the Flyers less than 10 games into the season. It’s getting late early. A record of 4-5 thanks to familiar problems like slow starts, poor penalty killing and goaltending have them once again saying their efforts..." October 24

  • Oft-injured Michal Neuvirth set for start with Phantoms; could join Flyers this week "For often-injured goalie Michal Neuvirth, the quest to remain healthy starts Wednesday in Hartford. Neuvirth, 30, will be in the lineup for the AHL's Phantoms on a conditioning stint. He could rejoin the Flyers and play as soon as Saturday against the New York..." October 24

  • Healy: If backed by science, NHL alumni association 'all-in' on cannabis

    The Score "The group representing ex-NHL players is "all-in" on endorsing cannabis as a pain relief option for its members. That is, if future research can prove the drug’s supposed healing capabilities. "I think science has to prove it first. If science proves it,..." October 23

  • Ivan Provorov trying to play his way back ‘from good to great’

    Courier-Post "The bad news has been his team-high nine giveaways, his recent propensity for losing puck battles in the corner and taking what’s appeared to be a step backward. Here’s the good news: Ivan Provorov still reads a hockey game like Keanu Reeves’ character, Neo, sees The..." October 22

  • Wayne Simmonds too valuable to be fighting all Flyers battles "Wayne Simmonds was having a helluva game in Tuesday night's 6-5 shootout victory over the Florida Panthers. Until he took himself off the ice. Really. With two of the five goals the Flyers posted in a second period that was their most dominant stretch of hockey this..." October 18

  • Marijuana use in the NHL: The times they are a changin'

    Sportsnet "Fairly or not, we have an image of the GMs who sit in the executive boxes at NHL games. They’re Old School, as their average age (53.9 years) would suggest. At the high end, there’s the Islanders’ 75-year-old Lou Lamoriello. Almost to a one, they’re defined by their..." October 17

  • Dave Hakstol's decisions prove wise as bigger ones lurk

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The decisions aren't getting any easier for Dave Hakstol. The head coach's latest two chess moves were underrated. They harvested positive results and subsequently created a few more challenging calls directly ahead. The first of Hakstol's maneuvering was a..." October 17

  • Flyers’ Travis Konecny still joking despite his poor puck luck

    Courier-Post "Flyers coach Dave Hakstol was heading down the hallway toward the team’s locker room and when he passed Travis Konecny he cracked a rare joke. The bench boss doesn’t show that kind of persona in the public eye. With his team, Hakstol loosens up a bit. “It..." October 16

  • Flyers' forward depth being tested early

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Did the Flyers run into a red hot Marc-Andre Fleury on Saturday, or was it worth reading between the lines — as in Dave Hakstol’s lines?  The significance of Saturday’s 1-0 loss to the Golden Knights was this: It marked the first time in 61 regular season..." October 16

  • Can Matthew Strome put it all together?

    Courier-Post "It’s getting to the point where Matthew Strome just rolls his eyes, then rolls the tape because it’s the question he faces most and the answer is essentially a pre-recorded message. What’s the biggest hurdle between him and making the NHL once his junior career is..." October 15

  • Flyers' Patrick out at least a week with upper-body injury

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers sophomore Nolan Patrick will be out of action for seven-to-10 days due to an upper-body injury, general manager Ron Hextall announced Thursday. Patrick was injured in Wednesday's win over the Ottawa Senators. He left the contest after playing just 3:30 and was..." October 11

  • Should we be concerned with Flyers' Nolan Patrick?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Going End to End today are NBC Sports Philadelphia's Tom Dougherty and Jordan Hall. The question: Should there be concern over Nolan Patrick? Dougherty With the Flyers off Thursday, we will not get an official update on Patrick’s status until Friday, at..." October 11

  • Giroux says Flyers 'played like sh-t' in ugly loss to Sharks

    The Score "Claude Giroux did not mince words when asked about the Philadelphia Flyers' effort in Tuesday night's 8-2 drubbing at the hands of the San Jose Sharks in his club's home opener. "I just think we played like shit tonight," the Flyers forward told reporters..." October 10

  • Flyers announce 2018-19 leadership group, with a new addition

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "It's always fun to see if there are any additions to the Flyers' leadership group of Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds ahead of each season. The team announced its captains Tuesday night and there's one change. Sean Couturier is the alternate captain for home games, a role..." October 10

  • How Flyers’ Jordan Weal is approaching his latest opportunity

    Courier-Post "Jordan Weal was an early favorite and lost the third-line center job to Mikhail Vorobyev in training camp. Now, after an injury to James van Riemsdyk, they’re linemates. Funny how team sports work and for a deep thinker like Weal, he’s trying to cut out the agitation of..." October 09

  • No downplaying it, James van Riemsdyk's injury can be damaging for Flyers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The next-man-up mentality is a popular mantra across sports whenever a teammate goes down. In the NHL, it's especially beloved. Hockey players are held up as the toughest of athletes renowned for playing through everything and anything.  No excuses, whatever it..." October 09

  • James Van Riemsdyk Out Five To Six Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "James van Riemsdyk’s latest tenure with the Philadelphia Flyers isn’t off to a good start, as the team announced today that the forward will miss the next five to six weeks with a lower-body injury. The injury was sustained in the Flyers recent game against the Colorado..." October 08

  • Flyers place Anthony Stolarz on waivers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Fifteen months ago, Anthony Stolarz was the one goaltender the Flyers protected as part of the Vegas expansion draft. Now the 2012 second-round pick has been placed on waivers, where he can be claimed by any team willing to place him on its active roster. General..." October 05

  • Mikhail Vorobyev’s progression marks a big step in Ron Hextall’s build-from-within approach

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Ron Hextall stood in front of the media in his own backyard during the weekend of the 2014 NHL draft and issued a challenge publicly to the entire scouting department within the organization.  Of course, those same scouts had already heard Hextall’s message previously. But..." October 04

  • Flyers mascot Gritty co-opted as symbol of anti-Trump protesters

    USA Today "The Philadelphia Flyers' new orange, shaggy, 7-foot-tall, googly-eyed mascot has been in existence for a little more than a week. But already, "Gritty" has been ridiculed, gif'd, embraced, memed, celebrated, tattooed ... and now claimed as a symbol of anti-Trump..." October 03

  • Maple Leafs lose goalies McElhinney, Pickard on waivers

    Pension Plan Puppets "NHL teams must meet the 23-man roster limit today, so to prepare for that, the Maple Leafs waived two extra goalies yesterday — Curtis McElhinney and Calvin Pickard. Curtis McElhinney, 35, has been claimed off of waivers today by the Carolina Hurricanes who recently had their..." October 02

  • Ex-Flyer Scott Hartnell Retires from NHL After 17 Years

    Bleacher Report "Former Nashville Predators, Philadelphia Flyers and Columbus Blue Jackets forward Scott Hartnell announced his retirement from the NHLafter 17 seasons Monday morning: October 01

  • Why sending Carter Hart to Phantoms is right move for Flyers

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "What Flyers fan didn’t want to reminisce about 1986 when a 20-year-old rookie goaltending phenom lit the hockey world on fire, lifting the Canadiens to a Stanley Cup championship over the Flames? There’s still plenty of time for Carter Hart to transform into the next..." October 01

  • How Flyers found prospect Yegor Zamula and his 'huge upside'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The moniker is one for the all-name team. Yegor Zamula. While it grabbed the eyes scrolling down the Flyers' rookie and training camp rosters, that was all it did — other than that name taking you to the end of the alphabet, nobody knew a thing about the..." September 30

  • After top pair, Flyers’ defense stumbling heading into regular season

    Courier-Post "Shayne Gostisbehere is seeing the game a little differently since the summer. An article by Sports Illustrated's Alex Prewitt peeled back the curtain of a secret summit that the Flyers defenseman attended in Florida. The players involved are all clients of skill coach Darryl..." September 30

  • Everybody Loves Gritty, A Lovely Flyers Mascot With Giant Googly Eyes

    Uproxx "The life cycle for joy on the internet is pretty brief these days. A viral sensation is actually a corporate guerrilla marketing campaign. The dude who killed it on Plinko and freaked out is a Young Republican. Everyone, in the end, gets Milkshake Duck’d. But so far, there is..." September 28

  • Jori Lehterä, under investigation for role in Finnish cocaine ring, denies wrongdoing

    Courier-Post "Jori Lehterä awaited a crowd of reporters around his locker stall to say what little he felt he could about his two-day absence. Early Wednesday morning in the United States, news broke from, a Finnish news service, that Lehterä was a suspect in a cocaine ring..." September 28

  • Why the Flyers need to rid themselves of Jori Lehtera

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers have enough groin strains and knee pains to worry about, that they certainly don’t need a Jori Lehtera headache. Lehtera was held out of Wednesday’s practice, and consequently not available to the media, after the website reported that the..." September 27

  • For Flyers' center Nolan Patrick, some things never change

    Philly Voice "The only sound often heard behind the Patrick home in Winnipeg on the backyard rink was the thwack, thwack, thwack of a stick hitting a hockey puck. It gets dark early in that bottom portion of the Canadian frozen tundra, yet, young Nolan Patrick, steam emanating from his wet head,..." September 27

  • Hextall speaks to league office after Lehtera questioned in cocaine case

    The Score "Ron Hextall says the Philadelphia Flyers are dealing with a matter involving forward Jori Lehtera and they have contacted the NHL about the situation. “We have spoken with Jori Lehtera and the league office regarding the reports out of Finland, and will..." September 26

  • Report: Flyers forward Jori Lehterä a suspect in Finnish cocaine ring

    Courier-Post "According to a report from, a Finnish news service, Flyers forward Jori Lehterä has been questioned by police in his home country of Finland about his involvement in a cocaine ring. Lehterä, 30, has one year left on his contract with the Flyers that pays him $5..." September 26

  • With less stress and his natural position, Jordan Weal can meet Flyers' expectations

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Jordan Weal stared away and smiled as if he was caught in the act. He didn't do anything wrong. This was a case of general manager knows best. Weal is a rink rat. When practice is whistled over, he stays out for extra work. He's almost always the last..." September 25

  • Flyers trying to use their tools to fight back against early injuries

    Courier-Post "Part of James van Riemsdyk’s daily routine includes a nightly steam in the sauna he has in his Philadelphia condo. “I’ve found it’s been a good recipe to keep the body limber and good,” he said, “but I’ve got a whole room full of bells and..." September 24