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  • What ‘fifth gear’ means to Flyers center Nolan Patrick

    Courier-Post "It wasn’t until August of 2018 that Nolan Patrick finally found it: the closest thing he remembered to what normal felt like. “That’s when everything was gone,” Patrick said, “no aching, no nothing.” The pain went back to his junior hockey..." January 16

  • Flyers waive Weise as Fletcher keeps making moves

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher has some big decisions to make in the coming weeks and months as he tries to get the team out of its current predicament at the bottom of the NHL standings. Before he gets to the major decisions (what to do..." January 15

  • Schedule For Upcoming NHL “Bye Weeks”

    Pro Hockey Rumors "For the third year in a row, the NHL has scheduled a mandated multi-day break for each team in the middle part of the season. Meant to give each team a rest, much like the bye week in the National Football League, this break also includes limits on practice, including several days in..." January 15

  • Flyers' Hart: I 'would've gotten my a-- kicked' in goalie fight with Dubnyk

    The Score "During the second period of Monday night's tilt between the Wild and Flyers, Minnesota goalie Devan Dubnyk took exception to Philadelphia forward Scott Laughton invading his personal space. Flyers netminder Carter Hart admitted he..." January 15

  • In nightmare season, no one able to boost morale for Flyers

    Courier-Post "There have been fake snakes parked in water coolers, scares from jumping out of a hallway and some altered equipment for the sake of a prank and a laugh. None of it recently. The way this season has been going for the Flyers, the struggles aren’t just on the ice...." January 15

  • Flyers’ historically bad power play a big reason for dismal season

    Courier-Post "It took a couple months for the Flyers to stop saying the sample size was too small because they truly believed that was the case for a while there. From the start of the season until Dec. 1, the first 24 games of their season, their power play was operating at 15.7 percent, a vast..." January 14

  • Predators, Jets keeping an eye on Flyers' Simmonds

    The Score "A pair of Central Division powerhouses, the Nashville Predators and Winnipeg Jets, are both keeping an eye on Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds ahead of the Feb. 25 NHL trade deadline, according to The Athletic's Pierre LeBrun. On Thursday, TSN's Bob McKenzie reported..." January 12

  • Flyers trade Jordan Weal to Coyotes for Jacob Graves and 6th-round pick

    Pro Hockey Talk "General manager Chuck Fletcher has made his first trade. Jordan Weal was dealt to the Coyotes Friday night for a 2019 sixth-round draft pick and defenseman Jacob Graves. Weal, a 26-year-old center, was a logical trade candidate for the Flyers given he's set to become an..." January 11

  • Should the Flyers trade Wayne Simmonds?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Before I proceed with whether the Flyers should sign or trade Simmonds, the first underlying issue that needs to be identified is whether the Flyers value Simmonds as part of the leadership core with his character and style of play to make a multi-year commitment. There are a handful..." January 11

  • Flyers can’t trade their way out of losing streak worse than last year’s

    Courier-Post "At the time, finding positives amid a 10-game losing streak seemed ridiculous. Last season, the Flyers were rallying around the fact that they were gaining points by taking five of those games to overtime and as it turned out at the end of the regular season, they needed every one of..." January 10

  • Flyers' turmoil won't hinder Carter Hart's development

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "For a lot of 20-year-olds, the environment would eat them up. Carter Hart isn't your average 20-year-old. He's precocious and together. He's different, the exact reason why he's here already and performing for the Flyers. So why worry and send him..." January 10

  • What is GM Chuck Fletcher waiting for?

    Broad Street Hockey "The Flyers have put themselves in just about an insurmountable position at this point in the season. Through 43 games they have struggled to just 36 points, placing them 30th out of 31 NHL teams and just one point ahead of the lowly Ottawa Senators. If we’re going off..." January 09

  • Should Carter Hart be shielded from Flyers’ losing environment?

    Courier-Post "There’s no place Carter Hart would rather be, which makes all the sense in the world. The 20-year-old goalie, like all 20-year-old hotshot prospects, wants to be in the big show. Considering the Flyers have had four goalies get hurt and they lost Cal Pickard on waivers,..." January 09

  • Wayne Simmonds deserves better than what the Flyers are giving him

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Wayne Simmonds had every reason to pose for a brief photo op Tuesday night. Albeit in a losing effort, Simmonds had just scored his 200th career goal as a Flyer, a rare accomplishment achieved by only 14 other players in franchise history. Only one..." January 09

  • Flyers tie record with seventh different starting goalie of season

    Yahoo! Sports "The Philadelphia Flyers are apparently about to tie an NHL record by starting their seventh different goalie in the same season, and the netminder and coach involved make it an even better story. Journeyman goalie Mike McKenna has been tabbed for the start. The 35-year-old is suiting..." January 08

  • For Jake Voracek and the Flyers' core, trade deadline looms "Some guys tell you they don’t read the rips and trade rumors. Some guys admit they peruse them from time to time, but it doesn’t affect how they think or how they play. Jake Voracek isn’t one of those guys. ``You think about it,’’ he..." January 08

  • Report: Flyers’ Jori Lehtera will skip court date in Finnish drug case "Flyers forward Jori Lehtera will miss his scheduled appearance in a Finnish court Tuesday, where he is facing charges of buying cocaine, a Finnish newspaper reported. Lehtera, 31, is not legally obligated to attend the hearing because the Finnish court system has not been able to serve him..." January 07

  • Flyers are trending toward earning No. 1 NHL draft pick more so than making playoffs

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "What letter should we place next to the Flyers' name in the standings? It won't be an X, Y or Z to denote their elimination from contention for the 2019 Stanley Cup Playoffs. It’s not official, but it looks more and more inevitable. The hockey..." January 05

  • Flyers could tie NHL record by using seventh goalie this season "The Philadelphia Flyers could tie an NHL record by using their seventh goalie in the same season when they host the Calgary Flames at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday (1 p.m. ET; NHLN, NBCSP, SNW, NHL.TV). If Mike McKenna, who was claimed on waivers from the Vancouver Canucks on Friday,..." January 05

  • Canucks in a goalie bind as McKenna claimed on waivers by Philadelphia

    Vancouver Sun "All of the sudden, the Vancouver Canucks find themselves in an injury crisis. Mike McKenna, who the team had added in a trade from the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday and placed on waivers on Thursday with the intention or re-assigning him to the American Hockey..." January 04

  • It would be a shame to see Flyers go down in 'quicksand'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The 2018-19 season is far from the Flyers' first rodeo. Claude Giroux is one of the more decorated players in franchise history. He's currently the longest-tenured athlete in Philadelphia, has played in a Stanley Cup Final and carries 69 games of playoff..." January 04

  • Chuck Fletcher facing a crossroad with Flyers and their 'bias for action'

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "As Paul Holmgren and Dave Scott sat side by side, their message was clear. Ron Hextall's picture had become too broad, too long term for the Flyers' liking, to the point in which Holmgren and Scott wanted a new general manager to fix the now more than anything..." January 02

  • What does 2019 hold for Flyers pending free agent Wayne Simmonds?

    Courier-Post "Wayne Simmonds had to do a few things more than once in 2018. He had to rehabilitate his skating twice, first due to injury and then surgery recovery. The 30-year-old winger had to stave off numerous trade rumors, play multiple positions and try to negotiate a contract extension with..." January 02

  • The Flyers should be selling

    Broad Street Hockey "When the Flyers named Chuck Fletcher to replace Ron Hextall as GM, the buzzwords were “a bias for action”. Team CEO Dave Scott and President Paul Holmgren had grown tired of Hextall’s patient approach and wanted to see the team take steps forward. A lot of fan..." January 02

  • Flyers' Jori Lehtera charged in drug-ring case

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers forward Jori Lehtera was charged Monday with buying drugs from a cocaine distribution ring in his native Finland, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer's Tricia L. Nadolny. Lehtera is accused of buying eight grams of cocaine over the..." December 31

  • Who needs a fresh start in 2019?

    Pro Hockey Talk "New Year’s Day is right around the corner, so naturally many of us have already started thinking about our resolutions. Maybe you want to get into better shape, eat better, expand your knowledge on a certain topic, spend less time on your phone, or something totally..." December 31

  • Brian Elliott To Avoid Surgery, Return In A Few Weeks

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Though the Philadelphia Flyers are sitting in last place in the Metropolitan Division, they haven’t yet thrown in the towel. Several injured goaltenders are still working to try and get back to the team, and today GM Chuck Fletcher told reporters including Sam Carchidi of the..." December 31

  • Flyers 'just collapsed' against Panthers, and Carter Hart couldn't do anything to stop it

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Earlier this month, it was the crusher in Calgary. Now, just two and a half weeks later, we have the fiasco in Florida. Good teams simply don’t wilt like the Flyers have time and time again. The Panthers, playing on back-to-back nights, got an unthinkable..." December 31

  • Flyers have had conversation with Kings about Jonathan Quick

    Sportsnet "It’s no secret the Philadelphia Flyers need goaltending help, and Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos reports the team is looking to acquire a veteran goalie to help stop the bleeding. According to Kypreos, the Flyers have had a conversation with the Los Angeles Kings about Jonathan..." December 23

  • Carter Hart's solid play gives Flyers more time to make goaltending decision

    Yardbarker "When Chuck Fletcher took over general manager duties of the Philadelphia Flyers, he made it clear the one of the top priorities the team needed was some stability in net — except suddenly things have changed. In the meantime, the team has gotten solid play from rookie Carter Hart which..." December 23

  • Carter Hart giving Flyers much-needed boost in goal

    Pro Hockey Talk "If you haven’t heard, things have been pretty messy in Philadelphia this season. They’re the only team in the NHL that has fired their GM and coach in 2018-19. It’s been bad…really, really bad. So when the Flyers decided to recall top prospect Carter Hart, many wondered..." December 21

  • Carter Hart steadies the crease in NHL debut

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "Carter Hart didn't do anything extraordinary Tuesday night. He didn't turn water into wine. He didn't stand on his head in his NHL debut. Hart did what he's been doing since he was 8, stopping pucks, and he did so calmly and as if he belonged. It was a steadying..." December 19

  • Flyers' young players get chance to rebound with interim coach Scott Gordon "The Flyers are hoping interim coach Scott Gordon, who has had lots of success developing prospects with the AHL’s Phantoms, can get young players like Ivan Provorov, Shayne Gostisbehere, Nolan Patrick, and Oskar Lindblom back on track. All four have faded in recent..." December 19

  • Gordon keeps it simple before Flyers coaching debut vs. Red Wings "Scott Gordon will coach his first game with the Philadelphia Flyers against the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday (7 p.m. ET; TVAS, NBCSP, FS-D, NHL.TV). Gordon, who had been the coach at Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League, was hired Monday, replacing Dave..." December 18

  • Flyers goalie Carter Hart to make NHL debut vs. Red Wings

    Sportsnet "Goaltending has been an issue all season for the Philadelphia Flyers, but on Tuesday fans will get to see the team’s goalie of the future for the first time. Carter Hart, 20, has been tapped to start against the Detroit Red Wings by head coach Scott Gordon, also making his..." December 18

  • Fletcher: 'Everyone is a candidate' for Flyers' head-coaching job

    The Score "Chuck Fletcher says the search for Dave Hakstol's replacement behind the Philadelphia Flyers' bench is wide open. "At this point, everyone is a candidate moving forward," the general manager told reporters Monday. "This will be a process." Hakstol..." December 17

  • Flyers GM: No contact with Quenneville

    TSN "Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher said Monday that he expects Scott Gordon to coach the team for the rest of the season following the firing of bench boss Dave Hakstol. Former Blackhawks head coach Joel Quenneville was linked to the Flyers job when reports Hakstol..." December 17

  • What should Flyers do after cleaning house?

    Pro Hockey Talk "It has been a hectic few weeks for the Philadelphia Flyers. With the official firing of head coach Dave Hakstol on Monday, ending an awkward and uncomfortable weekend-long saga regarding his employment status, the team has pretty much completely cleaned house on the most important..." December 17

  • Flyers fire Dave Hakstol, name Scott Gordon head coach on interim basis

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "The confusion has settled and it's official. General manager Chuck Fletcher fired Dave Hakstol Monday afternoon and named Scott Gordon the head coach on an interim basis. "After meeting this morning with Dave Hakstol and thoughtful consideration, I have decided to..." December 17

  • Flyers recall Carter Hart, who may make his debut Tuesday

    Courier-Post "The Flyers’ goalie carousel took another turn Monday and added a new piece, the big shiny one that fans have been waiting for. Carter Hart was recalled from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms Monday and Alex Lyon was sent down to the minors. Anthony Stolarz went on injured reserve with..." December 17

  • Will Flyers’ disastrous road trip spell end for Hakstol?

    Pro Hockey Talk "To put things mildly, there are a lot of reports and rumors revolving around the Philadelphia Flyers possibly firing Dave Hakstol to make Joel Quenneville their new head coach. With a lot of conflicting information in the air (things do seem dire for Hakstol in most..." December 17

  • Philadelphia Flyers could be ready to make coaching change

    Yardbarker "While it likely wouldn’t come as any surprise, they Philadelphia Flyers might be ready to make a coaching change. The Athletic’s Charlie O’Connor tweeted that he’s heard rumblings from key people that the Flyers might be ready to fire head coach Dave Hakstol after their..." December 16

  • Flyers deny report of Hakstol firing, Quenneville hiring

    The Score "The Philadelphia Flyers have denied a report that head coach Dave Hakstol has been fired and Joel Quenneville hired to be the team's new bench boss, with a spokesperson telling Sam Carchidi of The Inquirer that the organization had "nothing new to report." Sources told..." December 16

  • Flyers make the decision to fire Dave Hakstol, hire Joel Quenneville

    Courier-Post "Flyers management’s expectations this season were to win a playoff round for the first time since 2012. Instead they are dead last in the Eastern Conference with 28 points through Sunday, eight shy of a playoff spot, have lost five of their last six games and it will cost coach Dave..." December 16

  • Philadelphia Flyers Recall Alex Lyon

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Philadelphia Flyers have released updates on three different goaltenders in the organization. Michal Neuvirth has left the team to join his wife who is expecting, Brian Elliott has returned to Philadelphia for a medical appointment, and Alex Lyon has joined the team for the interim. Lyon..." December 13

  • Could Chuck Fletcher strike major deal with Blues?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "With the holiday roster freeze six days away, expect the speculation game to heat up. The trade deadline is still 10 weeks away, but business is starting to shake out. We’ve seen a couple of minor trades this week and some player movement on the waiver wire. Since Chuck Fletcher..." December 13

  • Which teams are likely to make moves before Holiday Freeze?

    Pro Hockey Talk "We’re exactly one week away from the NHL’s holiday roster freeze. Teams won’t be able to make a move between Dec. 19 at 11:59 pm ET and Dec. 28 at 12:01 am ET, which means there could be some fireworks between now and the 19th. So, which teams are most likely to make a move..." December 13

  • Chuck Fletcher Hoping To Make Trades Early And Often With Flyers

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The overwhelming opinion on the firing of former Phialdelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall was that he was too patient with the roster and too unwilling to make big moves. His replacement, Chuck Fletcher, has a history of being a deal-maker from his time with the Minnesota Wild and..." December 12

  • Is Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher looking to pull trigger on trade before Christmas?

    NBC Sports Philadelphia "One week into the job, it’s obvious that Chuck Fletcher will need an unlimited data plan. According to one source, Fletcher has already engaged in discussions with half the teams in the league regarding a potential deal before the three-day Christmas shutdown that starts Dec...." December 12

  • Report: Flyers hire Brent Flahr to be Chuck Fletcher’s assistant again

    Courier-Post "While Chuck Fletcher mulls over his first move that affects the Flyers’ roster, his first acquisition is in the front office to help down the road. According to Michael Russo of the Athletic, Fletcher hired his old right-hand man in Minnesota, Brent Flahr, to fill the same role..." December 12