Flyers’ Goal Drought From Konecny Was Remarkable for Wrong Reasons
The Philadelphia Flyers had a good run in the 2020 Stanley Cup playoffs. They came into the round-robin as the No. 4 seed and left as the top seed. From there, they defeated a scrappy Montreal Canadiens team in the opening round before falling to the New York Islanders in Game 7 of the second […]
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Flyers Need to Be More Aggressive Versus Islanders
The Philadelphia Flyers appeared poised for a deep playoff run after a dominant round robin. Now suddenly, and perhaps surprisingly, they are on the brink of elimination, trailing the New York Islanders three games to one in the second round. The Flyers have had difficulty adjusting to the Islanders’ style of play. The Islanders rarely […]
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Flyers May Finally Pay for Mark Streit Trade With Islanders
The Philadelphia Flyers and the New York Islanders are about to become adversaries for the next couple weeks during their Second Round playoff match. Before that begins, let’s look back to a time when the two sides were partners, trade partners that is. Related: Flyers’ 50-Goal Scorers Following their 2012-13 season, the Islanders agreed to […]
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Kraken Will Have Future NHL Talent in Their Own Backyard
The Seattle Kraken won’t need to go far to scout NHL prospects. One of the benefits of playing in Seattle is that they will be surrounded by teams from the Western Conference of the Western Hockey League (WHL). Related: Deja Flu: Pandemic Wiped Out the 1919 Seattle-Montreal Stanley Cup Final The WHL is a major-junior […]
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Carter Hart Brilliant in Flyers’ Game 4 Shutout of Canadiens
The Philadelphia Flyers entered Game 4 with a chance to take a 3-1 series lead and push the Montreal Canadiens to the brink of elimination. Thanks to goals from Michael Raffl and Philippe Myers, and a second consecutive shutout from Carter Hart, the Flyers got the job done. Here are the top takeaways from their […]
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Flyers’ Giroux Nearly at Season-Long Pointless Streak
The Philadelphia Flyers are the hottest team in the NHL after consecutive wins over the Boston Bruins, Washington Capitals, and Tampa Bay Lightning. They were dominant in the Eastern Conference round-robin, outscoring their three opponents 11-3. Almost the whole lineup played key roles in helping their team earn the Eastern Conference’s top playoff seed. Carter […]
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Flyers: Was Giroux’s 2017-18 Season an Anomaly?
The Philadelphia Flyers have enjoyed Claude Giroux’s services for over a dozen years but never were they luckier than during the 2017-18 season when he exploded for a career-high 102 points. Related: Every NHL Team’s All-Time Best Goal Scorer What makes that total particularly impressive is that Giroux failed to top 73 points in any […]
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Flyers Set Up for Sustained Success
The Philadelphia Flyers have a lot to be excited about. They are in a strong playoff position following an impressive regular season; they have a talented roster without any glaring weakness, and they are set up for sustained success. Related: John LeClair – A Prototypical Power Forward The first two should come as little surprise. […]
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Flyers Should Draft Peterka, ESPN Says
The Philadelphia Flyers just may select German winger John-Jason Peterka, per ESPN’s post-lottery NHL mock draft (ESPN Insider subscription required). Of course any draft prediction, other than Alexis Lafreniere going first overall, must be taken with a grain of salt as we still do not know the draft order for most teams. Still, it’s always […]
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Flyers’ Franchise Assist Record Within Reach for Giroux
The Philadelphia Flyers have had several franchise records remain unbroken for many years thanks to legends like Bobby Clarke, Bill Barber and Bernie Parent. Finally, it appears one of these records is in danger of being surpassed thanks to the newest Flyer legend, Claude Giroux. Related: One for the Ages – Billy Smith’s 1981-82 NHL […]
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Flyers’ Top Opposing Players to Look Out for in Round Robin
The Philadelphia Flyers are set to participate in a four-team round robin to determine seeding for the first round of the playoffs. Under this plan, they will play one game against each of the Boston Bruins, Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals. Any ties in the round-robin results will be settled by regular-season points percentage. […]
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Flyers’ 5 Best 2nd-Round Draft Picks of All-Time
The Philadelphia Flyers have an impressive history of first-round draft picks. The list includes Flyer legends like Bill Barber, Brian Propp and Claude Giroux. Though much less discussed, the Flyers have also found some gems in the second round. Let’s take a look back at the top five in franchise history. Honorable Mention: Carter Hart […]
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Flyers May Have Won It All With Ryan Kesler
The Philadelphia Flyers once broke one of hockey’s unwritten rules, and almost landed a future NHL star in the process. In 2006, the Flyers signed Ryan Kesler to an offer sheet. At the time, the 22-year-old Kesler was coming off his first full NHL season and was one of the Vancouver Canucks’ prized prospects. As […]
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Flyers’ Trade Connection – Richards to Pitlick
The Philadelphia Flyers once traded Mike Richards for Tyler Pitlick — well, not directly. Over the course of eight years and three trades, the Flyers went from Richards to Pitlick. Here’s how it happened. Mike Richards Trade (6/23/11) The saga began when the Flyers traded their captain to the Los Angeles Kings in June of […]
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Flyers Team Captain History
The Philadelphia Flyers have a rich history of team captains. Of course, Bobby Clarke immediately comes to mind. In fact, when I asked on Twitter, fans overwhelmingly voted Clarke as the greatest Flyers captain of all time. Still, the list includes other legends like Eric Lindros and Claude Giroux. Since the Flyers entered the league […]
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Flyers’ Top Individual Performances From 2019-20 Season
The Philadelphia Flyers might not have another game this season. That would be especially disappointing given how well the team had been playing. Unsurprisingly, there was no shortage of strong individual Flyer performances in such a strong season. While, we await the future of this season, let’s look back at the top forward, defense and […]
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Should the NHL Try to Resume Play This Season?
It is now day 41 without hockey, and it’s fair to say that many of us are starting to go crazy. After all, when was the last time that so many of us were this excited about a basketball documentary? Though many of us are clamoring for the season to resume, there are still some […]
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Flyers Have a Gaudreau Playing in Their Organization
Well, not THAT Gaudreau. And, not technically IN their organization. Matt Gaudreau, younger brother of Calgary Flames superstar Johnny Gaudreau, is currently on loan to the Reading Royals, the ECHL affiliate of the Philadelphia Flyers. Related: NHL’s 5 Best Agitators of the Decade Last August, Matt signed a one-year, two-way contract between the AHL and […]
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Flyers Should Replace Brian Elliott with Thomas Greiss
The Philadelphia Flyers could use some help at the backup goalie position. Though once an elite goalie with the St. Louis Blues, Brian Elliott has seen his numbers decline over his past three seasons in Philadelphia. This past season may have been one of his most disappointing yet, as he failed to achieve a .900 […]
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Flyers Get an Aplus for Travis Konecny Draft Pick
The Philadelphia Flyers have to be thrilled with how the first round of their 2015 NHL Draft panned out. They had the seventh and 24th overall picks in that draft, and used those picks to select Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny, respectively. Related: Flyers’ All-Decade Team Though both players are now young Flyers stars, the […]
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