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Ryan Bright

  1. Flyers destined to face rival Rangers in playoffs

    Mar 23, 2014, 12:44 PM EDT


    With just 12 games left in the regular season and the Flyers steamrolling their competition, making the playoffs has gone from an early-season dream to a formality. According to, following Saturday’s impressive 4-1 win over the St. Louis Blues, the Flyers have a 96.8% chance of making the playoffs. Barring a total collapse, they…

  2. Trade Deadline: Moving Meszaros is the smart play for Flyers

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:29 AM EDT


    As Wednesday’s trade deadline approaches and the Flyers set to go on their annual drunken shopping spree, there’s one move on the table that they should undoubtedly make. The Flyers should trade Andrej Meszaros. It sounds strange. Trading Meszaros, if possible, was a given at the start of the 2013-14 NHL season. The hobbled and…

  3. The Flyers might actually be decent

    Jan 3, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT


    Overcoming nine losses in 12 games to start the season, ridiculous injuries and the albatross that is Andrej Meszaros’ part time work on defense, the Flyers have shown something that seemed utterly unbelievable in October: They might actually be a somewhat decent team. Since flopping out of the gate and firing coach Peter Laviolette, the…

  4. The 1984-85 Flyers want to wish you a Merry Christmas

    Dec 15, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT


    Dug out from the classic holiday hockey archives, watch as the 1984-85 Flyers read, “The Night Before Christmas” in the least charismatic way possible. Coach “Iron” Mike Keenan actually seems annoyed he has to deliver some Christmas joy. Ilkka Sinisalo doesn’t seem to have any idea what he’s reading and Brad Marsh looks plain suspicious.…

  5. Stop blaming Claude Giroux for Flyers scoring woes

    Dec 13, 2013, 10:33 AM EDT


    Flyers captain Claude Giroux has taken an abundance of heat lately. As the captain and most talented attacker, he rightfully wears the responsibility of his 28th ranked offense and 18th ranked power play. He deserves contempt for his lackadaisical play and poor puck decisions. Yet while much of the condemnation facing Giroux is justified, the…

  6. Flyers B. Schenn on the trading block and why that’s a bad idea

    Nov 20, 2013, 11:36 AM EDT

    Brayden Schenn, Matt Read

    While the Flyers were busy taking down the Ottawa Senators on Tuesday for their fourth win in five games, TSN analyst Darren Dreger was busy stirring the rumor pot. According to the report, the Flyers are (very) quietly shopping forward Brayden Schenn. But to get done, the deal needs to be the “right” one for…

  7. The Flyers need a culture change — but it’s not the one you’re thinking of

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT


    The Flyers have a culture problem. But it’s probably not the one you’re thinking of. It isn’t the “Broad Street Bully” culture that has the cap-strapped Flyers at 4-9-1 and sinking in an awful Metropolitan Division. It also isn’t their seemingly endless management nepotism, though that doesn’t help. It’s the big money culture that has…

  8. Why the Flyers won the Talbot-Downie trade

    Oct 31, 2013, 4:12 PM EDT


    The Flyers just got a little better. After a sleepy 3-8-0 start to the season, many in the hockey world expected the Flyers and general manager Paul Holmgren to make a panic move. Instead, the aggressive GM closed on a depth trade, moving forward and defensive specialist Max Talbot to the Colorado Avalanche for physical…

  9. The Top-10 bad Holmgren moves that aren’t trading Richards, Carter

    Oct 23, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT


    Since Paul Holmgren replaced Bob Clarke as general manager of the Flyers in late 2006, life hasn’t been dull for the Orange and Black. If being general manager is to gamble, Holmgren is a whale. He wheels and deals aggressively and with little regard for the future, the feelings of his players or his own…