UPDATE: The Flyers have announced that Danny Briere is out indefinitely with a concussion sustained in practice on Saturday. He can not be traded if he isn’t healthy.
Brenden Morrow was drafted by the Dallas Stars in 1997. His entire career has been spent in the great state of Texas, where he scored 243 goals and [...]
I had thought that the days of nail-biting, back-and-forth, high-scoring barnburners between the Philadelphia Flyers and Pittsburgh Penguins would be over after the 2012 Stanley Cup quarterfinal series wrapped up.
The second “Battle of Pennsylvania” game this season matched the intensity of that playoff series goal-for-goal, though, with Jake Voracek completing a natural hat trick to [...]
Max Talbot’s five year contract looked like a steal last season, when the (then) 27 year-old posted career bests in goals (19) and points (34).
“You a goal scorer now?” joked Pittsburgh Penguins head coach Dan Bylsma, speaking to Talbot on camera for HBO’s 24/7: Road to the Winter Classic in 2011.
Bylsma certainly knew Talbot well enough. He [...]
It’s appearing more and more likely that Sergei Bobrovsky has played his last game as a Philadelphia Flyer.
It’s been suggested before, both on this site and by the by the venerated TSN reporter Bob McKenzie, that the Flyers could be in the market this summer for a more experienced back-up goaltender.
“I wonder if [Tomas] Vokoun or [...]
Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly got the ball rolling on offseason suggestions for the Philadelphia Flyers yesterday and set off some discussions about the back-up goaltender position.
“[Bobrovsky] has one year left on his contract and it would behoove the club to find an accomplished back-up ala Brian Boucher’s pedigree, who can function better with long periods [...]
When the 2012 Stanley Cup Playoff match-ups were finally set, the majority of major media outlets predicted that the Pittsburgh Penguins would overcome the Philadelphia Flyers on their way to the Stanley Cup Finals.
As we now know, this prediction was about as sturdy as Marc-Andre Fleury.
That’s how most predictions about the Stanley Cup playoffs work out, [...]
A loss in Game Six of the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals would not have been the last chance for the Philadelphia Flyers to advance to the next round, but it would have been an uphill climb against a talented Pittsburgh Penguins club if they allowed them to tie the series.
Implementing team defense for the first time [...]
The Flyers returned to Pittsburgh for Game Five of the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals after failing to take Game Four seriously. Their efforts in Game Five showed vast improvement, but their team defense failed on two key moments that ultimately cost them the game.
Shutdown defenseman Nicklas Grossmann was out of the line-up due to a concussion [...]
The Philadelphia Flyers had a chance to sweep the Pittsburgh Penguins in the Stanley Cup Quarterfinals. This was a team without superstar James Neal and grinders Arron Asham and Craig Adams. All they had to do was play a modicum of defense and they should have, on paper, been able to squeeze out a win [...]
It only took about 52 hours, but as first reported by Dave Molinari of the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Arron Asham has been suspended four games while James Neal has been suspended one game following the incidents that occurred in Sunday afternoon’s 8-4 win for the Philadelphia Flyers against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
From the Neal suspension video: