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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

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Flyers Off-season Stuff

The season might be over but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing to talk about. From crazy trade rumors to news from the organization, these are the stories of the off-season.  Day 1: The Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs just a day ago and it’s understandably got some fans upset. When your team gets into the playoffs it’s normal to want to see them get … Continue reading Flyers Off-season Stuff

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Flyers Make Changes Facing Elimination

Down 3-0 in the first round and facing a series sweep, the Flyers are looking to stay alive at least one more game. The first obvious change to the lineup will be the absence of Pierre-Edouard Bellemare who received a one-game suspension for his hit on Dimitri Orlov in the third period of Game 3.  The hit started a brawl and the eventual embarrassment that was … Continue reading Flyers Make Changes Facing Elimination

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Pittsburgh Fan Ruins a Moment of Silence

The 2016 Stanley Cup Playoffs have officially begun. Three games took place on Wednesday night to start off the postseason, two of those games were Eastern Conference matchups. The Lightning/Red Wings series and Penguins/Rangers series both started tonight. Before the Tampa Bay Lightning and Detroit Red Wings’ first game, Tampa Bay had a nice little tribute and a moment of silence for Ed Snider who passed … Continue reading Pittsburgh Fan Ruins a Moment of Silence

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Rest in Peace Mr. Snider

Today, the Philadelphia Flyers flag at the Wells Fargo Center fly at half mast. Just hours after the Flyers regular season ended, it was announced that team owner and founder, Ed Snider lost his two-year battle with cancer. The #Flyers flag is at half-staff at the Wells Fargo Center. #ThanksEdSnider pic.twitter.com/xTHcfq2VeI — Comcast SportsNet (@CSNPhilly) April 11, 2016 On the most important game of the … Continue reading Rest in Peace Mr. Snider

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Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs Detroit

This is the home stretch. The next few games will either put the Flyers in the playoffs or drag their hopes through the mud. At this point, it doesn’t really matter who gets eliminated from the playoffs as long as it’s not the Flyers.  They’ll be relying on yet another miracle performance from Steve Mason and hoping that the few days off since the Penguins … Continue reading Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs Detroit

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Flyers sign NCAA Goalie

The Philadelphia Flyers added to their impressive pool of goaltending prospects on Thursday afternoon, as they announced the signing of Yale goaltender Alex Lyon. Lyon is a 6’1, 200-pound left-hand catching goaltender from Baudette, Minnesota. Born on December 9th, 1992 (23), Lyon spent his three seasons in the ECAC as the starting goaltender of the Yale Bulldogs. He has quite a lineage at Yale, as … Continue reading Flyers sign NCAA Goalie

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Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs. Capitals

Flyers fans have no fear. There’s no reason to be intimidated by the League-leading Washington Capitals now that Ray Emery is back in Philadelphia to intimidate the crap out of Holtby. But seriously, it’s not likely that Emery will get a start this season. Keep your fingers crossed, though, just in case. Last night, the Montreal Canadiens did us a huge favor and beat the Red … Continue reading Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs. Capitals

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Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs Avs

The Flyers and the Colorado Avalanche are in very similar positions right now. Despite one of the worst losses of the season, the Flyers are technically in the last wildcard spot/tied with the Red Wings. The Avalanche trail the Minnesota Wild by one point in the West, just outside of the final wildcard spot. Both teams are hoping to either pull ahead or stay alive in … Continue reading Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs Avs

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Flyers vs. Penguins moves to Primetime

Since the Winter Classic was introduced, fans have wanted a Flyers vs. Penguins outdoor game.  Coming up on both team’s 50th anniversary seasons, the demand for an outdoor chapter in the Battle of PA has never been higher. Back in February, ESPN’s Scott Burnside confirmed that the Penguins would host the Flyers in an outdoor game in 2017. The report also said that the Flyers would … Continue reading Flyers vs. Penguins moves to Primetime

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Neuvirth to have season ending surgery

The Flyers goalie tandem took a major hit over the weekend when Michal Neuvirth suffered a lower-body injury before the Flyers/Penguins game on Saturday. Neuvirth was supposed to start against the Penguins but wasn’t feeling right. So Mason was told he’d be starting 20 minutes before warmups. On Sunday morning, we were told that Neuvirth would be out for three weeks effectively ending his regular season. … Continue reading Neuvirth to have season ending surgery

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Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs. Islanders

I think it’s time we all get out our final thoughts about the past weekend. The Flyers lost to the Penguins in an embarrassing fashion, Michal Neuvirth developed a lower-body injury that will have him out of the lineup for the rest of the regular season and the Red Wings won a game and pushed us right back out of a playoff spot. Okay go … Continue reading Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs. Islanders

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Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs. Penguins

The fight for a playoff spot in the Metropolitan division is about as stable as a bouncy house. There are three teams that are going back and forth in wild card spots and only a single point separates the second spot. Even the two teams in 2nd and 3rd place in the division could easily slip up and find themselves fighting to stay alive in the playoff … Continue reading Let’s Pregame: Flyers vs. Penguins

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Chris VandeVelde may have opened a spot for Voracek

It was announced this morning that Flyers 4th liner, Chris VandeVelde will have a disciplinary hearing for hitting Chicago Blackhawks Jonathan Toews in the head with an elbow. Late in the 3rd period, VandeVelde went to the boards to interrupt Toews but threw an elbow high. VandeVelde was given a two-minute minor penalty for elbowing.   Vandevelde with a very questionable forearm shiver to Toews’ head. … Continue reading Chris VandeVelde may have opened a spot for Voracek

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Paul Holmgren: Flyers fixer

The playoff race can make a man desperate. So desperate, in fact, that he might accidentally publicly announce his intentions to kidnap a teenager the help his team win. Paul Holmgren: “I’d like to be a kidnapper and stick Dylan Larkin in a bathroom for at least the next few hours.” pic.twitter.com/BYiWMEdfC5 — Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) March 15, 2016 Maybe Holmgren is actually going as … Continue reading Paul Holmgren: Flyers fixer