The Prospect Poll, Runner Ups

In the lead up to the Flyers Season, We’ll take a look at the Flyers prospects and young players. Unlike normal ranking systems, we asked fans who they thought was the best at each position. Based on fan votes we give you a bit of information about who you think will make the biggest impact on the franchise. We start with the runners up and … Continue reading The Prospect Poll, Runner Ups

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Phantoms Release 2016-2017 Schedule

The Flyers AHL affiliate, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, released their regular season schedule on Monday. The Phantoms haven’t had any overwhelming success since they were the Philadelphia Phantoms, playing out of the Spectrum, but this year the Phantoms could make it back into the playoffs. This year’s roster will be stacked with talented prospects and high-end AHL vets who may not force themselves onto the Flyers … Continue reading Phantoms Release 2016-2017 Schedule

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How Jimmy Vesey Would Fit on the Flyers

Possibly the biggest storyline left in the offseason is that of Harvard College forward Jimmy Vesey. Many teams around the league have been suitors for the young forward, who has talent that could land him a top six position on most teams. The list of teams that are likely to land Vesey has changed multiple times, but the most notable teams in the mix include … Continue reading How Jimmy Vesey Would Fit on the Flyers

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Hakstol’s Sophomore season

Guest Post – Written by Bob Herpen (@pelle31lives) Photos by Heather Barry: heathamurhie   What do you get for becoming the first head coach to go from American D-I college to the pros without prior North American experience since Badger Bob Johnson in 1982, and being the first head coach to tread that path while eventually leading his team to a winning record since Herb Brooks … Continue reading Hakstol’s Sophomore season

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Brandon Manning signed to two-year deal

The Flyers locked down the last of their remaining restricted free agents on Tuesday when they signed defenseman Brandon Manning to a two-year deal. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, Manning’s new contract is worth a total of $1.95 million. PHI has signed Brandon Manning to a two-year deal worth $1.95M — Elliotte Friedman (@FriedgeHNIC) July 26, 2016 According to GeneralFanager, Manning will get $950,000 -with a … Continue reading Brandon Manning signed to two-year deal

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Brayden Schenn and the messy art of the deal

Guest Post – Written by Bob Herpen (@pelle31lives) It’s a phrase I’ve used often in hockey discussions for years, and it is again apt in light of Brayden Schenn’s new four-year, $20.5 million contract, which was agreed upon earlier this week – hockey logic and human logic don’t often intersect. It played out on Monday morning when just minutes after a scheduled arbitration hearing was set … Continue reading Brayden Schenn and the messy art of the deal

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Don’t hate the Drake, UConn blueliner could have inside track to Flyers

Guest Post – Written by Bob Herpen (@pelle31lives) Now a rising junior, University of Connecticut defenseman David Drake concluded his second trip to Flyers development camp this past week. Drake, plucked in the seventh round by then-GM Paul Holmgren in 2013 but as yet unsigned, is a player who contains no flash and dash, and the only attribute that sticks out on close inspection at … Continue reading Don’t hate the Drake, UConn blueliner could have inside track to Flyers

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Flyers sign Russian forward, Roman Lyubimov

On Monday Flyers announced the signing of Russian forward Roman Lyubimov to a 1-year, 2-way entry level contract. According to Tim Panaccio,  Lyubimov can earn $925,000 if he can make the Flyers roster. An undrafted free agent, Roman was ranked 138th in European skaters in the 2010 entry level draft, but spent the last 6 seasons in the KHL where he was able to develop … Continue reading Flyers sign Russian forward, Roman Lyubimov

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Free agency additions to Phantoms roster should provide exciting hockey

Guest Post – Written by Bob Herpen (@pelle31lives) The Philadelphia Flyers organization has finally stumbled upon the remedy for a primary affiliate that hasn’t played a postseason game in three different locations across seven seasons: Get guys who can do things with the puck in all three zones. While Philly GM Ron Hextall once again refused to be sucked into the fool’s game that is … Continue reading Free agency additions to Phantoms roster should provide exciting hockey

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Flyers sign New Jersey Native, T.J. Brennan

Hextall continues this offseason with another free agency signing. T.J. Brennan, a Moorestown, NJ native, is a two-time Eddie Shore award winner as the AHL’s top defenseman. Last season in 69 games with the Toronto Marlies, Brennan had 25 goals and 68 points. This is a multi-year deal and is 2-way. His salary will be $625 AAV, and if need be, his cap can count … Continue reading Flyers sign New Jersey Native, T.J. Brennan

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Lindros latest Flyer to enter Hall of Fame

Guest Post – Written by Bob Herpen (@pelle31lives) Having played in rarified air comprised of equal parts wonder and scorn from the day he set foot in Philadelphia in 1992 until his ignominious exit in Dallas 15 years later, Eric Lindros can now say he is part of the Hockey Hall of Fame. It only took six years from the minimum required post-retirement period, but … Continue reading Lindros latest Flyer to enter Hall of Fame

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Four more years of Radko Gudas

The Flyers announced on Thursday that Radko Gudas was re-signed to a four-year deal worth $13.4 million overall. The Flyers Defenseman scored five goals and 14 points this season over 76 games. Radko Gudas extension with #flyers: 16-17: $2.5M salary, $1.5M signing bonus 17-18: $3.5M salary 18-19: $3.4M salary 19-20: $2.5M salary — Chris Johnston (@reporterchris) June 24, 2016 There are some complaints about the … Continue reading Four more years of Radko Gudas

Flyers full schedule released

The Flyers 50th Anniversary season will start with a trip through the Western conference. The season starts on October 14th against the LA Kings. From there the Flyers will play Arizona and then Chicago before coming back to Philadelphia for the home opener on October 20th. Game. On. https://t.co/iHxC9gDCEG — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) June 20, 2016 We get a Flyers/Pittsburgh early in the season. October 29th, the … Continue reading Flyers full schedule released

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Flyers should look to NCAA for forward depth

Guest Post – Written by Bob Herpen (@pelle31lives) Thanks to some shrewd maneuvering by Flyers GM Ron Hextall, he’ll have at least 10 and maybe 11 selections with which to stock the coffers once the 2016 NHL Entry Draft gets underway later this week. If so, 11 picks represent the most for the club since the league blossomed to 30 teams in 2000, and the … Continue reading Flyers should look to NCAA for forward depth

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Hockey Hall of Fame Snubs: The Case for Tim Kerr

Guest Post – Written by Bob Herpen (@pelle31lives) With the franchise’s embracing of the stormy decade of the 1990s and their November 2014 inclusion of Eric Lindros into the club’s expanding honor roll, there has been much discussion surrounding his impact and credentials regarding enshrinement in the Hockey Hall of Fame. Before we try to divine the rightful place of a controversial figure in recent hockey history, … Continue reading Hockey Hall of Fame Snubs: The Case for Tim Kerr

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Ivan Provorov is ready for the NHL

He’s a dominating force in the WHL and his 73 points from the blue line have helped the Brandon Wheat Kings into the WHL Championship. On Friday Provorov and the Wheat Kings will face the Seattle Thunderbirds. The Wheat Kings have only faced Seattle once in the WHL’s regular season and lost 7-2. That loss doesn’t mean a lot going into the playoffs, though. “It … Continue reading Ivan Provorov is ready for the NHL

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Ghost named Calder Finalist

Photo by Heather Barry Shayne Costisbehere has been named a finalist for the Calder memorial trophy, awarded to the league’s best rookie. Gostisbehere was nominated along with two offensemen; Chicago Blackhawks Artemi Panarin and Edmonton Oilers Connor McDavid. Gostisbehere has a slim shot of winning the award after the breakout season he’s had on a sub-par Flyers blue line, but if he does win, he’d be … Continue reading Ghost named Calder Finalist

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Philly’s Top Possession Players

By Brad Keffer (@Brkzone) After a disappointing season that saw the Flyers selecting their highest draft pick since 2007, they bounced back in a huge way by getting back into the playoffs for the 18th time in the past 21 seasons. While it was mainly driven by superb goaltending and the call-up of a rookie phenom, the changes made by Ron Hextall during the off-season can’t be … Continue reading Philly’s Top Possession Players

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Brayden Schenn suspended 3 games

The NHL Department of Player Safety released their decision on Brayden Schenn’s hit to T.J. Oshie today. The result is a three-game suspension for Schenn that will be served in the first three games of the 2016-17 regular season. Earlier in the day, Schenn addressed the hearing during the Flyers locker clean out day. “Hopefully nothing comes out of it and I get a warning … Continue reading Brayden Schenn suspended 3 games