Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Matt Read and Luke Schenn were four of the marquis players from the Philadelphia Flyers that participated in the 2013 IIHF World Championship.
As members of Team Canada, none of them returned home with any hardware.
It was defenseman Erik Gustafsson and Team Sweden who won the gold medal today, beating Team Switzerland [...]
“When you’re winning here, there’s no better place to play. But when you’re not playing well here it’s definitely tough.”
Carey Price knows all too well how difficult it is to be the starting goaltender in a big NHL market. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 2005, he admitted in a recent interview on NHL.com that he’s [...]
When I wrote the other day that the Philadelphia Flyers did not need to target big name free agent forwards in the offseason, I suggested that the organization could free up salary cap space by trading defenseman Braydon Coburn. I did not offer a reason why Coburn could or should be traded, and this led [...]
There are two adjectives that NHL organizations often claim to be a part of their management blueprint- “bigger” and “faster.”
During the end-of-year locker cleanout, Philadelphia Flyers’ general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters that the organization was looking to rebuild with the former in mind.
Per Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer:
“We’re always looking to get better on [...]
For the second year in a row, the NHL team with the second worst regular season record has won the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft.
The Colorado Avalanche will pick #1 overall when the 2013 NHL Entry Draft kicks off at the Prudential Center in Newark on June 30.
The remaining picks through #14 [...]
It’s difficult to look back at the trade of goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky to the Columbus Blue Jackets and not stir a little.
Bobrovsky is the frontrunner for the Vezina Trophy, the annual award bestowed upon the best goaltender of the regular season as voted by the thirty NHL general managers. Bobrovsky is also considered a viable [...]
I don’t know how other coaches handle the media, but I’ve sat in enough conferences with Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette to know that you don’t ask him questions about the line-up. You especially don’t ask him about goaltenders.
After the second game of the 2011 Stanley Cup quarterfinals against the Buffalo Sabres, in which [...]
You watch a game unfold like that between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Islanders tonight and wonder, “Where was this team three months ago?”
Many Flyers fans were probably quietly hoping- alright, let’s not kid ourselves, vocally and belligerently pleading- that the team would lose to help improve their draft position in June.
The Flyers organization [...]
NHL fans would rather see their favorite players continue playing through the post-season on their way to a Stanley Cup.
For those players making an early exit, the next best opportunity for delaying the offseason is the 2013 IIHF World Championship. This year’s tournament begins on May 4 in Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden.
As one of [...]
The NHL’s 23-man roster limit does not apply after the trade deadline, though teams still have to operate under the salary cap. With three games remaining to close out the disappointing 2013 season, the Philadelphia Flyers have recalled four Phantoms for these otherwise arbitrary games: Jason Akeson, Scott Laughton, Tye McGinn and Matt Konan.
To be [...]