Jun 5, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT
The 2013 NHL season was about as frustrating as it gets for the Philadelphia Flyers, digging themselves an early hole that proved to be too big to climb out of in a shortened schedule. On top of that, the team was hit with a bevy of injuries, particularly on the blue line, and the roster…
May 31, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT
It’s Friday afternoon, soon time to pick up your reward for a week well done: a few cold beverages. Well here’s a story to raise your glass to this weekend. Philly.com’s Justin Klugh has a cool feature on the site today about a local home brewer named Paul Lahm. What makes Lahm special is twofold.…
May 29, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT
Sad to see John Tortorella was fired from his post as head coach of the New York Rangers on Wednesday? No? You should be. He was an easy figure to dislike in the Flyers-Rags rivalry over these past five seasons. He’s gone now though, and all we have left are the memories of his dickishness.…
May 29, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT
As if this postseason couldn’t get any longer for Flyers fans, both Western Conference semis just had to go seven games, as terribly exciting as that truly is. And the Flyers West, aka the Los Angeles Kings, appear to be making another run at the Stanley Cup, with the assist once again going to former…
May 22, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT
Scary news out of the Czech Republic this morning as Flyers winger Jake Voracek was reportedly in a car crash that left his Ferrari totalled. The photos of the crash and story were posted on the Sport.cz website. We believe the accident took place in or near his hometown of Kladno, Czech Republic. The good…
May 16, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT
There is plenty of blame to go around this offseason for the Flyers missing the playoffs, but for much of the year defense was their biggest pitfall. The back end was prone to turnovers and complete meltdowns that often led to rushes the other way, a situation no goaltender could possibly thrive. The thing is,…
May 15, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT
Couldn’t they have just asked him about space? Or bears even? Maybe ask him to go into greater detail as to why he likes “new” cities like Boston (???) as opposed to “old” cities like Philadelphia? No. The Russian interviewer had to ask Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to explain his thoughts on Joseph Stalin. This…
May 13, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT
For the second consecutive year, a Philadelphia Flyer spurned Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malin in a popularity contest. In 2012 it was Claude Giroux, a mild upset at best. This time around it was Wayne Simmonds knocking off the two-time Art Ross Trophy winner.
May 9, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT
The English translations of Ilya Bryzgalov’s interviews with the Russian media are always fairly fascinating. You just get the sense that he’s more comfortable talking to them or not afraid to tell them exactly how he feels. Or maybe he just doesn’t have to mince words. He can just say exactly what he thinks. Puck…
May 9, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT
The Russian national team is currently playing France in the IIHF World Championships. And Ilya Bryzgalov is playing Angry Birds: Star Wars edition. Bryzgalov is one of three goalies on the Russian roster, alongside Semyon Varlamnov of the Colorado Avalanche and Vasili Kosechkin, who is currently in net. [RELATED: Ilya Bryzgalov’s chat with the Russian…
May 8, 2013, 1:00 PM EDT
The NHL announced Wednesday that Henrik Lundqvist, Antti Niemi and Sergei Bobrovsky are your three finalists for the Vezina Trophy. Lundqvist you know as the guy who routinely stonewalls the Flyers, Niemi you know as the guy who was in net for the Chicago Blackhawks during their 2010 Stanley Cup win over the Flyers, and…
May 7, 2013, 4:42 PM EDT
They gave a valiant effort, but in the end Ilya Bryzgalov was able to hold Team USA at bay. The Flyers netminder stopped 19 of 22 shots, and a stacked Russian squad led by the New Jersey Devils’ Ilya Kovalchuk finally pulled away with two goals late in the third period for the 5-3 victory…
May 6, 2013, 12:05 PM EDT
It might feel like longer to some, but almost three years have passed since the Flyers came within two wins of hoisting the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1975. It might feel like longer because that was essentially an entirely different team. One season later the organization gave up on the young stars…
May 5, 2013, 11:51 AM EDT
ESPN Magazine is celebrating its 15th year in existence with their May 13th issue, and in their look back on Eric Lindros, David Fleming finds No. 88 changed hockey and sports as we know them – just not in the way we imagined.
May 1, 2013, 2:10 PM EDT
Beyond missing the playoffs and having some obvious needs to fill, the Flyers have a problem. The salary cap is set to decrease from $70.2 million to $64.3 once the new league year begins, and according to one projection, as of today they would be over the threshold by about $3 mil.
Apr 29, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT
The Flyers may have missed the playoffs for only the second time in 18 seasons, but does a 48-game season tell the whole story?
Apr 26, 2013, 12:46 AM EDT
Check out the new statue recently unveiled at Xfinity Live in the South Philadelphia sports complex. It’s currently sitting outside of the Broad Street Bullies bar and restaurant and made for a nice little photo on a rainy night with Citizens Bank Park in the background.
Apr 24, 2013, 12:41 PM EDT
He’ll likely always be remembered as a Penguin, but Jaromir Jagr has really gotten around. Just ask these guys.
Apr 23, 2013, 10:34 PM EDT
Kate Smith and Lauren Hart’s “God Bless America” is far from the only musical performance dedicated to Boston as of late — Neil Diamond’s even writing a new song — but, from one city to another, it was likely the most appropriate.
Apr 23, 2013, 10:24 PM EDT
The Flyers had nothing to play for short of potentially costing the Bruins a Northeast Division banner. Seemed like motivation enough. In yet another “where was this all year?” effort, the Flyers handled the Bruins 5-2 Tuesday night at Wells Fargo Center thanks to three great plays from Matt Read, Jake Voracek and Claude Giroux and one not-so-great play from Zdeno Chara.
Apr 23, 2013, 5:26 PM EDT
One of the top criticisms of the Flyers this year has been the front office’s inability to replace several key players who left during the offseason. Among the key subtractions was Jaromir Jagr, who happens to be making his return to the Wells Fargo Center with the Boston Bruins on Tuesday night.
Apr 23, 2013, 12:54 PM EDT
Yes, the Flyers still have a couple of games to play out the string. No, Kimmo Timonen will not play in them. He’s going to sit the remainder of the season with a compression fracture in his right foot. But if you’re looking for something to watch for on the ice, check out a couple of the youngsters they’ve called up.
Apr 22, 2013, 3:40 PM EDT
Once the Flyers’ season goes quietly into the night this Saturday in Ottawa, goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov will still have seven years remaining on his contract at nearly $40 million. While many are anticipating the front office’s use one of two compliance buyouts to get out from under such a lengthy and expensive deal, the club’s general manager claims that will not be the case.
Apr 22, 2013, 10:14 AM EDT
The Flyers have officially missed the playoffs for just the second time in 18 years, which despite being a run that has likely left us a bit spoiled, it only adds to the disappointment when expectations are high to begin with. Cheer up though, because it wasn’t all bad. There were several developments as the season marched along that bode well for the future, so before we jump into an offseason of finger pointing and blame games, let’s take a look at those.
Apr 20, 2013, 10:06 PM EDT
Wayne Simmonds had experienced a number of Gordie Howe hat tricks during his five-year NHL career, but never a true hat trick. That changed on Saturday night when Simmer notched three markers in the Flyers’ 5-3 victory over the Hurricanes.
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