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  • Don Cherry out as co-host of ‘Coach’s Corner’ following "You people" controversy

    Global News "Long-time hockey commentator Don Cherry is out as co-host of Coach’s Corner following televised remarks where he claimed new immigrants don’t wear poppies and implied they don’t support veterans “Following further discussions with Don Cherry after..." November 11

  • Don Cherry addresses firing: 'I speak the truth and I walk the walk'

    Yahoo! Sports "Sportsnet dismissed hockey commentator Don Cherry after anti-immigrant comments during Saturday’s broadcast. Cherry sneered at Toronto and its surrounding communities for not purchasing poppies ahead of Remembrance Day, snarling at “you people” in an unprompted,..." November 11

  • Ron MacLean apologizes for allowing Don Cherry’s “discriminatory” rant

    Daily Hive "Don Cherry wasn’t the only broadcaster under fire for Saturday’s anti-immigrant comments during Hockey Night in Canada. Ron MacLean, his friend and longtime Coach’s Corner sidekick, faced heavy criticism for being complicit in Cherry’s rant. Cherry has..." November 11

  • When will enough be enough with Don Cherry and Coach's Corner?

    The Score "Don Cherry doesn't represent me. He likely doesn't represent you. The Canada he longs for, and the hockey community he longs for, have both long since passed out of date. But, in choosing a set of carefully crafted words over swift action for his most recent diatribe,..." November 11

  • Gary Bettman: Olympic participation 'incredibly disruptive' to NHL season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman remains resistant to the idea of allowing the league's players to participate in the 2022 Olympics in Beijing. "I don't want to sound like a broken record on the subject, but I think going to the Olympics is a challenge for us," Bettman..." November 09

  • Flyers young defenseman Samuel Morin out for season with torn ACL

    Yardbarker "The bad news continues for Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Samuel Morin.  The team announced Thursday that Morin has sustained a torn ACL and will be out for the remainder of the season. Morin has played just 31 professional games since the start of the..." November 08

  • Habs' Claude Julien sounds off on officiating vs. Flyers

    The Score "The Montreal Canadiens received a baffling penalty at the end of the third period on Thursday against the Philadelphia Flyers, and coach Claude Julien was predictably infuriated. "There's a point there that they've (referees) got to take certain..." November 08

  • KHL Stars Generating NHL Interest

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Teams around the NHL are always looking for an opportunity to add talent through means other than the draft, especially those that consistently pick in the back half of the round. In that way the KHL has always been a mysterious proving ground, where some players that find great success then..." November 08

  • Alain Vigneault, Flyers making right call to trust Travis Sanheim's 'money in the bank'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "On April 18, the day he was initiated as Flyers head coach, Alain Vigneault introduced a phrase he likes to use when discussing accountability. “Certain players have a little bit more money in the bank,” he said. Vigneault is new to Travis Sanheim this season...." November 05

  • NHL Player Survey Reveals Players Don’t Believe There Is A Cocaine Problem In The League

    BroBible "Fifty NHL players were asked a number of interesting questions in ESPN’s NHL Player Confidential survey and one of the big takeaways was that a majority of players don’t believe that there is a cocaine problem around the league. The results revealed that 58% of..." November 05

  • Now we know why Flyers are trying to keep Sean Couturier out of faceoff circle

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The Flyers purposefully had a banged-up Sean Couturier take only three faceoffs in last Friday’s 4-3 shootout win over the Devils. Couturier’s workload in the dot then jumped to 10 draws the next night during the Flyers’ 4-3 shootout loss to the Maple..." November 05

  • Do NHL Players Want To Play For Seattle In Year 1? New Poll Reveals Answer

    NESN "The NHL’s expansion into Seattle still is more than a year away as the league prepares to add a 30th team to the ranks. But here’s the big question: Do players want to play in the Emerald City in Year 1? An anonymous poll conducted by ESPN posed that very question to 50..." November 05

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 05

  • Gritty helps make birthday wish come true for 4-year-old fan battling cancer

    ESPN "On the night before he was scheduled to meet his new best friend, Jack Callahan built him a bed. Sitting on the twin mattress within his family's suite on the second floor of the Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House, Jack laid a pillow on the bedside table. On top of the..." November 04

  • Why NHL teams should blow up the bridge deal and bet on young stars

    Sportsnet "John Chayka was pretty fresh on the job in 2016 when Clayton Keller became the first player drafted under his tenure as GM of the Arizona Coyotes. The scene was exactly what you’d expect after Keller’s name was called seventh overall; big smiles, hugs from the family, a bunch of..." November 04

  • Ref You Suck: Subpar Officiating Hurting NHL’s Image, Integrity

    Sinbin Vegas "I’m not one to blame officials for the outcome of games. I always believe that you make your own luck in sports. And I have yet to see a referee actually score a touchdown, sink a basket or put a puck in the net. But when the officiating negatively impacts the outcome of games,..." November 04

  • Why is skating suddenly an issue for Travis Sanheim?

    USA Today "Will the regional Bauer equipment rep please report to the Flyers practice rink? Travis Sanheim’s skates are usually his best tools and Saturday marked the third straight game where he lost an edge and within seconds the Flyers were scored on. “I’d love to..." November 03

  • League Notes: Waiver Priority, Power Play, AHL Trades

    Pro Hockey Rumors "November 1st marks an important day on the NHL calendar, but one many may not be aware of. Fortunately, CapFriendly is here for the reminder. This day marks the official change over to the waiver priority by current NHL standings. In the first month of the season, as the sample size is too..." November 02

  • Flyers' Nolan Patrick remains week-to-week with migraine disorder

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers forward Nolan Patrick remains week-to-week as he recovers from a migraine disorder, general manager Chuck Fletcher said Thursday. "There's no change in his status," Fletcher said, according to Jordan Hall of NBC Sports..." November 01

  • The ugly, gory, bloody secret life of NHL dentists

    ESPN "WHEN THE PUCK finally came to rest, it was almost entirely inside Craig MacDonald's mouth. It was Dec. 21, 2007, and with 1:51 left to play, the Tampa Bay Lightning winger, working in his own zone, stepped in front of an errant, elevated slap shot that instantly cleaved a..." November 01

  • Trade Bait: Leafs facing deadline with Zach Hyman nearing return

    TSN "It’s so early in the season for a TSN Trade Bait board that it’s scary. But it is Halloween - and we do like handing out little trade treats to mark the occasion. The Trade Bait board will undoubtedly take different shape as we move closer to the Feb. 24 trade..." October 31

  • USA Hockey increases penalty for on-ice slurs

    ESPN "USA Hockey announced Wednesday that it is increasing penalties for racial and derogatory slurs of any kind by way of a directive from the governing body's president. Anyone penalized under the rule that covers racial and derogatory slurs will now receive a match penalty, which..." October 31

  • 2019 NHL Heritage Classic Delivers Unique And Valuable Partner Activation Opportunities "From the ice-making to the fan experience, it takes a village to stage an event like the NHL’s Heritage Classic. “The tentpole events are most important for the fans,” commissioner Gary Bettman said last week in Regina, in the leadup to Saturday’s 2019 Heritage..." October 31

  • NHL players are paid like other major pro athletes — and ticket sales cover those wages

    Seattle Times "A number of readers wrote in last week inquiring about my statement that NHL players make salaries comparable to other major professional sports leagues. The wording attempted to add context to why NHL ticket prices are so high, namely because hockey players earn salaries..." October 30

  • Several NHL clubs enduring scary starts

    The Guardian "The current NHL season is nearly a month old, but several teams and players are having difficulties in the early going. With Halloween just around the corner, here's a look at those that are enduring scary starts. Mediocre Maple Leafs With just six victories in their first..." October 30

  • Scott Laughton To Miss A Month

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "As the Flyers were turning the Wells Fargo Center into a madhouse during the third period Saturday night, Scott Laughton was somewhere getting his finger checked. He was not a part of the Flyers’ five-goal third period that flipped a 4-2 deficit into a 7-4 victory over the Blue..." October 28

  • Bringing NHL Feuds to Centre Stage

    The Hockey Writers "In the media, and all over Twitter, capturing the banter between these two stars seemed to be priority one. The rivalry is fun, it’s gripping, and it has been going on for several seasons with no real end in sight. Whenever the Flames and Kings play each other, Doughty and..." October 28

  • Analyzing the NHL’s luckiest, and unluckiest, teams so far

    Sportsnet "Do you believe this is the year Buffalo, under Ralph Krueger, finally gets back to the playoffs for the first time in nearly a decade? Are the Tampa Bay Lightning just a shell of the 62-win team that dominated the regular season in 2018-19? Will Edmonton and Vancouver claim two of the top three..." October 28

  • Through seven games, Ivan Provorov has rebounded in a big way

    Broad Street Hockey "Coming into the 2018-19 season, Ivan Provorov was regarded as without a shadow of a doubt the Philadelphia Flyers’ number one defenseman. The previous season Provorov totaled 41 points in 82 games, and was tied for the league lead among blueliners in goals. Although his..." October 25

  • Who will be the Craig MacTavish of visors?

    TSN "Ryan O’Reilly is among the last of a dying breed. The Conn Smythe Trophy winner became the face of the St. Louis Blues’ Stanley Cup victory last season – in part because he’s one of the few players remaining in the NHL whose face isn’t protected by a..." October 24

  • Flyers center Nolan Patrick is making strides in his recovery from migraine disorder

    The Philadelphia Inquirer "Nolan Patrick, who has yet to play this season as he recovers from a migraine disorder, took part in the Flyers’ practice Wednesday and continues to make progress. “It’s slow, but obviously I notice it,” Patrick said. “Obviously it’s getting..." October 24

  • Yes, let’s get alumni involved in the NHL Skills Competition

    Pro Hockey Talk "Recently, Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reported that the NHL was looking into making some changes to the NHL Skills Competition for the 2020 All-Star Weekend this January in St. Louis. Some events — looking at you, updated Puck Control Relay — have..." October 24

  • Flyers remain one of NHL’s biggest mysteries

    Pro Hockey Talk "General manager Chuck Fletcher spent his entire offseason overhauling the Philadelphia Flyers organization. New coaching staff, new players, big trades, a big free agent signing, and everything else the team’s ownership was looking for when it wanted a “bias for..." October 23

  • Sticker shock aside, NHL Seattle is banking on fans paying big to watch its team in person

    Seattle Times "To say some local hockey fans gulped when initial NHL Seattle season-ticket prices were released last week would be inaccurate — it’s tough to swallow while spitting out coffee or enduring other reflexive actions after learning 44-game packages will cost from $12,540 to..." October 23

  • The NHL rules players would love to unfollow

    Toronto Star "No game is ever perfect, and hockey seems to tinker with its rules more and more every year. Everyone seems to have an idea of how to make the game they love just a little bit better. Even the players, who sounded off about coaches’ challenges, offside reviews, icing..." October 22

  • Can (and should) Flyers fans trust Alain Vigneault's process?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "At his introductory press conference on April 18 following a year away from hockey, Alain Vigneault made a joke about why he was ready to get back into the coaching business. “After a year off and figuring out that I’ll never be the golfer that I thought I would be,”..." October 22

  • Space Needle time capsule includes NHL Seattle’s final five name choices

    Pro Hockey Talk "Seattle NHL’s expansion franchise will have an official name sometime in 2020, but as of Monday the team is down to five choices ahead of their entry to the league for the 2021-22 season. On Monday, a time capsule that was sealed and won’t be opened until the..." October 22

  • Flyers recall a pair from the Phantoms, and you’re gonna like it

    Broad Street Hockey "The Flyers aren’t sitting back and accepting an early season slide, they’re making moves baby. The long awaited recall of Joel Farabee has taken place, and Mikhail Vorobyev will be joining him up with the Flyers as Carsen..." October 21

  • NHL legend, Barrie Colts HC Dale Hawerchuk battling stomach cancer

    The Score "Hockey Hall of Famer Dale Hawerchuk is undergoing chemotherapy after being diagnosed with stomach cancer in August. "For some reason, the Lord put me in this kind of fight and I'm ready to fight it," Hawerchuk told TSN's Rick Westhead in an interview last..." October 21

  • Exclusive: NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with Mile High Hockey

    Mile High Hockey "It was 83 degrees in Denver on October 9th. By the morning of October 10th, Denver’s first snowfall of the season had ripped through town while thermometers in the Mile High City read 19 degrees, a record-breaking temperature drop in just a matter of hours. And it couldn’t..." October 18

  • A guru to the goalies

    Winnipeg Free Press "Somewhere in the wilds of B.C.'s Okanagan Valley, just north of Kelowna, lives a man who never played the game. Nevertheless, Adam Francilia's work during the six-month-long National Hockey League season takes him on the road. A lot. It's a grind he says averages out to..." October 18

  • Wysh List: The most overrated advanced stats in hockey

    ESPN "Ron Hainsey was a plus-30 last season. That means Ron Hainsey was sixth in the NHL in something, at a time when Ron Hainsey shouldn't be sixth in the NHL in anything. Go back 15 years, and a plus-30 would have been an indisputable measure of a defenseman's prowess. But..." October 17

  • Flyers' increase in salary cap space is good news for Chris Stewart

    Courier-Post "For more than a month, Chris Stewart has hung on with the Flyers on a pro tryout. The right winger turns 32 later this month and has been open with the notion that this opportunity is probably his last kick at the can in the NHL. Tuesday could be a big day for him. Up to..." October 15

  • Chris Stewart Signs With Philadelphia Flyers

    Last Word On Hockey "The Philadelphia Flyers have signed free agent forward Chris Stewart to a one-year, one-way contract worth $750,000 for the campaign. This contract carries him through the end of the 2019-20 season. TSN’s Frank Seravalli first reported the news. Over his..." October 15

  • It’s only been two games, but the culture change in Philadelphia is obvious

    Broad Street Hockey "In their two games to start the 2019-20 season, the Flyers have done a lot of things right on the ice, both small and large. For staters, the new line combinations are looking awfully good together. I certainly wouldn’t have expected the dominance we have seen so far..." October 11

  • NHL, SMT announce expanded partnership for puck, player tracking

    Sport Business "The National Hockey League has expanded its 20-year partnership with real-time scoring system provider SportsMEDIA Technology (SMT), which will now also become the league’s puck and player tracking partner. The puck and player tracking technology is designed to aid the..." October 11

  • Gritty taunts P.K. Subban with a message for Lindsey Vonn

    Sporting News "The Philadelphia Flyers held their home opener Wednesday against the New Jersey Devils — and the Wells Fargo Center's resident orange monster, Gritty, arrived already in midseason form. The second-year mascot sauntered down to the Plexiglas boards surrounding the..." October 10

  • The NHL's three tiers of hatred

    ESPN "I watched a Los Angeles Kings vs. Calgary Flames game this week. Not by mistake. Not because I fell asleep with Center Ice streaming. I watched it because of pure, uncut, mutual animosity. The rivalry between Kings defenseman Drew Doughty and Flames..." October 10

  • NHL teams are adding dogs to their rosters: Cute pooches are welcomed across the league

    USA Today "NHL teams are as thrilled to acquire a cute dog these days as they would be landing a scoring right wing. Ten teams now boast official team dogs, and that number may grow because team dogs are becoming as popular as players. “I can't tell you how many selfies our..." October 10

  • Wayne Simmonds disappointed Flyers never offered him extension

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Wayne Simmonds was traded to the Flyers in June 2011. He was 22 years old and had scored 39 career goals. He was a subplot as the Flyers sent captain Mike Richards to the Kings. Simmonds had no idea what to expect with Philadelphia. "I was just coming in here..." October 10