Nov 1, 2011, 8:03 AM EST
The big Flyers story yesterday—an off day following a big weekend win—was the muzzling of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov. The quote machine’s media availability was limited to a scant amount, either by the man himself or his team. You may have noticed a lot of people getting pretty upset over it. And, as we learned in Puck Daddy’s coverage of the news, Sam Carchidi filed a complaint with the Professional Hockey Writers Association.
According to Tim Panaccio, Kevin Allen of the PHWA had a conference call with the Flyers, during which he informed them that limiting the media’s access to Bryzgalov violated the league’s media policy as outlined in the collective bargaining agreement.
Oct 31, 2011, 3:43 PM EST
big-dollar off-season goalie acquisition “will no longer talk to the media except in postgame situations in which he plays.”
Oct 29, 2011, 9:58 PM EST
We waited the entire remainder of the Sopranos series to find out what happened to the Russian who was lost in the woods, to no avail, as he never resurfaced. We only had to wait one game to see the Flyers own lost Russian re-emerge.
Oct 29, 2011, 8:46 PM EST
Flyers captain Chris Pronger met with reporters during the first intermission of Saturday night’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes, giving an update on his progress in healing after a scary eye injury during the week. Pronger was quick with the jokes, teasing at least two members of the media and throwing in a little Dirty Harry routine. It’s what he said first that concerned me though.
Oct 29, 2011, 7:54 PM EST
Chicago Blackhawk Dan Carcillo was given a two-game suspension for boarding Joni Pitkanen of the Carolina Hurricanes.
Oct 29, 2011, 3:40 PM EST
It’s not quite the Mike Richards homecoming game of October 15, but the Flyers will host a former compatriot tonight at the Wells Fargo Center, with Brian Boucher getting the start in net for the visiting Carolina Hurricanes. The Canes of course are the club that current Flyers boss Peter Laviolette won a Stanley Cup with in 2006.
Cam Ward was on the ice when Carolina lifted that Cup, but he’ll get the night off after posting a 3-0 shutout of the Blackhawks last night. Boosh hasn’t found the win column in either of his two starts, giving up nine goals on 60 shots, five of which came in a loss to the Winnipeg Jets last Saturday. His counterpart tonight knows something about getting whipped by the Jets…
Despite Ilya Bryzgalov struggling mightily behind a soft and leaky defense, proclaiming after his last appearance that he has no confidence in himself right now, that he’s “lost in the woods.” His head coach is showing at least some confidence in his ability to snap out of it sooner rather than later though, sending him back to the crease immediately.
Oct 28, 2011, 3:17 PM EST
Eric Lindros and Bobby Clarke, once entrenched in an ugly feud, will be on the same ice for the Alumni Game at the Winter Classic — and both sound willing to forgive and forget.
Oct 27, 2011, 11:39 PM EST
In the aftermath of the Flyers’ 9-8 loss to the Winnipeg Jets, Ilya Bryzgalov—who didn’t even start the game—took full responsibility for his side not winning. Bryz was emotional, clearly upset with himself for failing to help his team complete a monumental comeback.
“I have zero confidence in myself right now. (Unintelligible) I am terrible. I will now apologize in front of the fans, in front of my teammates. I don’t know what’s going on. I have no answer for you guys. I thought in the last game against Montreal, that nothing worse was going to happen. Today was worse.”
Oct 27, 2011, 11:10 PM EST
You won’t see a game with more profound shifts in momentum than the one the Flyers lost, 9-8, to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday night.
Oct 27, 2011, 5:02 PM EST
After getting whooped up on by the previously putrid Canadiens last night in Montreal, the Flyers are back at it tonight at the Wells Fargo Center against the Winnipeg Jets who are currently the worst in the East.
Oct 27, 2011, 1:20 PM EST
Paul Holmgren confirmed today that Brayden Schenn has broken his foot, according to CSN’s Panotch.
Oct 27, 2011, 11:24 AM EST
According to a recent Russian report, found by Bill Meltzer this morning, and expanded upon at Puck Daddy, Renberg will not be able to make it to Philly for the Winter Classic. He can’t get off of work.
Oct 27, 2011, 12:56 AM EST
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Oct 26, 2011, 5:34 PM EST
The orange and black will be without their Captain for the foreseeable future including tonight’s game up in Montreal as the Flyers take on the hapless Habs.
Confirmed? Eric Lindros Says He’ll Skate Again as a Flyer, Legion Of Doom Could Reunite for Winter Classic Alumni Game
Oct 26, 2011, 9:36 AM EST
Eric Lindros says that he will return to Philadelphia to once again wear a Flyers uniform and skate with former linemates John LeClair and Mikael Renberg in the Alumni Game as part of the Winter Classic festivities at Citizens Bank Park.
Oct 25, 2011, 3:41 PM EST
Some encouraging news today following yesterday’s nasty stick to the eye/face of Chris Pronger as Paul Holmgren passes along the info that the Flyers’ Captain is “progressing very well.”
Oct 24, 2011, 11:43 PM EST
Jaromir Jagr scores his first ever goal as a Philadelphia Flyer, does his trademark salute.
Oct 24, 2011, 9:52 PM EST
Entering Monday night’s tilt with the Toronto Maple Leafs, two Flyers were notably goalless on the season. Both got off the schneid, with Scott Hartnell and Jaromir Jagr each tallying a brace to send the Flyers to a 4-2 victory. Unfortunately, the celebration is tempered by a scary eye injury to Chris Pronger.
Oct 24, 2011, 8:20 PM EST
Chris Pronger is as tough as they come in the game of hockey, but even he couldn’t keep from screaming as he first lay on the ice, then skated off in extreme pain after the stick of Toronto’s Mikhail Grabovski caught him in the face on the follow-through of a shot.
Pronger went down immediately, clutching a hand to his face and covering his right eye. He did not return to the game, but no updates are yet available. It certainly did not look good. We’ll update as we hear more.
Oct 24, 2011, 4:26 PM EST
The Leafs come to town pretty hot, having started the season at a 5-1-1 clip. The Flyers, on the other hand, have cooled considerably after their first start, losing their last two games in rather convincing fashion.
Oct 24, 2011, 12:27 PM EST
The good puck junkies over at Puck Daddy have a post today titled “How Flyers fans are getting screwed for Winter Classic tickets” which does a fantastic job explaining how Flyers fans are getting screwed for Winter Classic tickets. Also, you’re probably not going to the Winter Classic.
Oct 22, 2011, 11:04 PM EST
It was a pretty ugly night for the Flyers, but among the highlights for the home team was this de-skating of the Blues’ David Backes by Chris Pronger.
Oct 22, 2011, 10:56 PM EST
Philly sports fans had just one game to tune in to or catch down at the complex this weekend, and after having watched it… I hope you had something better to do. If so, but you still want The Update, read on.
For the second straight game, the Flyers outshot their opponents yet lost convincingly. Despite coming off a night of rest when the Blues were playing for the second time in as many days, and had arrived in Philadelphia close to 4 AM, the Flyers were outplayed by St. Louis on Saturday night and lost by a 4-2 count.
Defensive miscues and poor communication between the blueliners and goaltender combined with some good bounces for the Blues to doom the Flyers, who had trouble with pucks and players close to their own net. Credit Blues goalie Brian Elliott for giving his team the opportunity to win this one, and his forwards for cashing in when the Flyers defense and goaltending failed to do the same. There was definitely plenty to talk about after this one, though a lot of it isn’t entirely pleasant. All that and some video highlights below.
Oct 22, 2011, 4:11 PM EST
Tonight in South Philly, the Flyers will need to do something they haven’t had to do as a group yet—play on the heels of a sound beating. They took one at the hands of the Washington Capitals on Thursday night, marking their first non-OT loss of the season, and while it’s nothing to worry about (really, nothing short of a major injury is cause for concern this early in the season), it will be interesting to see how the team responds.
Oct 21, 2011, 3:18 PM EST
Because why not. 3 photos from last night’s loss to the Caps.
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