The Philadelphia Flyers had another chance of breaking even in the standings if they could grind out a win against the Toronto Maple Leafs this evening, but a handful of mistakes in a tightly contested 4-2 loss cost them another valuable two points as the 2013 NHL season draws closer to the halfway mark.
The Flyers [...]
The storyline heading into the Philadelphia Flyers-Toronto Maple Leafs game was that Luke Schenn and James van Riemsdyk would both be playing against their respective clubs for the first time since being traded in June 2012.
Both of them arguably played well, providing some direct visual feedback that it was an even trade between general managers [...]
The Philadelphia Flyers gave up the second overall pick of the 2007 NHL draft and life long Flyer fan James Van Riemsdyk for Toronto Maple Leaf’s defenseman Luke Schenn over the weekend.
Brayden Schenn’s older brother has a solid build (6-2, 230lbs), but he doesn’t make the type of plays that win fans over. Schenn will [...]
A year ago today, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter were traded in spite of signing long-term contracts to stay in Philadelphia. The trend continued this evening as James van Riemsdyk, set to begin his six year, $25.5 million contract in July, has been traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for defenseman Luke Schenn.
The loss of [...]
The 2012 NHL Entry Draft kicks off tomorrow evening in Pittsburgh. As of now (11:00 PM, June 21st), the Philadelphia Flyers still hold the 20th overall pick.
I’ve been reluctant to craft mock drafts or post my educated, if not completely unreliable, predictions on who they could select simply because this organization is too unpredictable to [...]
With the 2012 NHL Entry Draft a week away and free agency looming soon after, there have been a variety of news stories reported that touch on the past and future of the Flyers. For the sake of brevity, I’ve hit many of the major points below.
Darren Dreger of TSN reported via twitter, “No hip [...]
When it comes to rumors, this one is a doozy.
Howard Eskin reported late Sunday evening that Philadelphia Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk may be delaying surgery on his torn labrum to hold up an impending trade.
“To continue Flyers like Rick Nash and a ‘possible’ trade really can’t happen until JVR is 100 percent,” wrote Eskin [...]
James van Riemsdyk won his roster position on the Philadelphia Flyers after dominating the competition in training camp and during the preseason in 2009. Three years later, his stock has fallen considerably lower in the eyes of the fanbase after expectations for a #2 overall draft pick were not yet met.
After his first year, he [...]
The Philadelphia Flyers released on Saturday morning a list of players who are in need of offseason surgery.
Claude Giroux – torn cartilage in right wrist and bone spurs in left wrist
Wayne Simmonds – broken index finger
Matt Carle – torn stomach muscle
Kimmo Timonen – disc fragment in lower back
James van Riemsdyk – torn hip labrum
It is unknown [...]
Aside from Peter Laviolette screaming at his players that they need more “jam,” the Philadelphia Flyers need to address their lack of offensive effort in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Semifinals against the New Jersey Devils before the puck drops for Game Three.
The team found themselves pressed in the defensive zone for nearly the [...]