Dec 13, 2011, 11:45 AM EDT
Bad news for Flyers fans as their leading scorer and most entertaining player, Claude Giroux, is out with a concussion.
Dec 13, 2011, 12:34 AM EDT
Philadelphia Flyer Chris Pronger and New York Ranger Ryan Callahan are featured in this clip from HBO’s Winter Classic 24/7
Dec 12, 2011, 8:23 PM EDT
References to the Los Angeles Kings as “Flyers West” grew new legs this past summer, when former Flyers captain Mike Richards was traded to Hollywood, followed soon after by the signing of Simon Gagne. Richie and Gags joined a cast of former Orange & Blackers that included such notable former inhabitants of South Philadelphia as coach Terry Murray, assistant coach John Stevens, GM Dean Lombardi, and assistant GM Ron Hextall.
Today, with the Kings sitting at 13-12-4 and having lost four straight, one of the former Flyers lost his gig. However, they’re still pretty Flyer-heavy for the moment; Murray was fired, and Stevens has taken over as interim head coach
Dec 12, 2011, 12:19 PM EDT
The Flyers puppet master will be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame this evening in Chicago. To help celebrate the achievement, the Flyers website posted this nice tribute to Mr. Snider.
Dec 10, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT
Excitement over the Flyers’ fifth straight win is tempered with the knowledge that Claude Giroux left the game in the second period after a collision saw Wayne Simmonds’ knee hit Giroux in the head. Giroux was low on the ice after a checking attempt, and Simmonds tried to avoid him by jumping over him, but his knee hit Giroux’s helmet pretty hard.
Giroux would leave the game and go up the tunnel, and he didn’t return. On Friday, the Flyers announced that Chris Pronger was out indefinitely with concussion-like symptoms, and Brayden Schenn’s previously described upper body injury was updated to be a concussion as well. After Sidney Crosby missed nearly a year with concussion-related symptoms (and is once again being held out as a precaution), nothing could be scarier than a player having a possible concussion.
At least for now, Paul Holmgren is saying Giroux’s removal from the game was a precaution.
Dec 10, 2011, 2:38 PM EDT
The last meeting of the Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning had the rare distinction of garnering league-wide attention for being boring. Peter Laviolette took it upon himself to make a statement that the Flyers weren’t going to play into Guy Boucher’s 1-3-1 trap, employing a stall tactic whereby the Flyers just waded around in their zone while the Lightning refused to forecheck.
It may have been boring from a hockey standpoint, but it certainly isn’t what you see every night on the ice. The tactic worked in some respects, but ultimately it seemed a failure to me. The highest scoring team in the league scored just once and lost, 2-1, in overtime. All signs point to another game of Hockey Chess tonight at the Wells Fargo Center though. Wonder how the home crowd will respond.
Dec 9, 2011, 12:26 PM EDT
Paul Holmgren has updated Chris Pronger’s status to say that while his knee is improving, “he has struggled with other issues that are concussion-like symptoms.”
Dec 9, 2011, 8:19 AM EDT
The past two Flyers games have seen some nastiness and play outside of the rules, which has resulted in one suspension so far with Ville Leino getting a one-game break from the league for his elbow on Matt Read. News of that suspension came during the Flyers-Penguins game last night, when Evgeni Malkin likely narrowly missed being issued a similar fate as a result of missing the head of Claude Giroux on an attempt away from the play.
Dec 9, 2011, 8:00 AM EDT
Fans were calling for some sort of justice, either on-ice or from the league, after former Flyer and current Buffalo Sabre Ville Leino threw an elbow at the head of current Flyers rookie Matt Read in Wednesday night’s game [Video]. The former may not have come to fruition, but the latter did on Thursday night, when dean of discipline Brendan Shanahan issued a one-game suspension to Leino. Here’s his video explaining why.
Dec 8, 2011, 10:40 PM EDT
It’s not just the best hashtag in the Flyers twitterverse, it’s also an effective offensive strategy. Scott Hartnell’s long been known for easily losing his balance, both on purpose and at times not as intentionally. He’s a magnet for the net and often the opposing goalie, and the player and some of his social media-savvy teammates have been embracing the #hartnelldown lately.
Tonight, just about everyone was up for some Hartnell Down, as #19 scored what would prove to be the game-winning goal while crashing into the left post in spectacular fashion.
Highlights and a bit more on the game below, including Hartnell’s shoutout to the hashtag.
Dec 8, 2011, 5:58 PM EDT
Last season, the very first game the Flyers played was against their current top rival, the Pittsburgh Penguins. They helped to open a new arena in western PA, although not quite the way the home team would have wanted. This year, we’ve had to wait more than a quarter of the season to see Jaromir Jagr and Max Talbot face their former club, which we’ll finally get to do tonight.
Dec 8, 2011, 1:42 PM EDT
We are now less than one month away from the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park and just six days away from the premiere of HBO’s Flyers-Rangers 24/7 series. With things starting to come together and take shape, we’re back with another one of these amusing time lapses, slowly (or, I guess, quickly) revealing the changes to CBP in preparation for the week-long outdoor events schedule.
Dec 8, 2011, 12:42 AM EDT
Former Flyer Ville Leino throws an elbow at the head of current Flyers rookie Matt Read
Dec 8, 2011, 12:25 AM EDT
Two key fights from last night’s Flyers-Sabres game, the details of which can be found here.
The first was between Zac Rinaldo and Corey Tropp, and in the second Marc-Andre Bourdon tangled with Matt Ellis
Dec 7, 2011, 11:39 PM EDT
Highlights, notes, and video from the Philadelphia Flyers’ 5-4 overtime win over the Buffalo Sabres.
Dec 7, 2011, 6:32 PM EDT
A preview of the Philadelphia Flyers-Buffalo Sabres matchup.
Dec 7, 2011, 5:02 PM EDT
The Penguins have announced that the star center did not travel to Philly today, and he won’t face the Flyers on Thursday night or the next Pens game.
Dec 7, 2011, 12:28 PM EDT
Bernie and Hexy will both be at the Winter Classic on January 2nd with one of them even suiting up to play.
Dec 5, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT
A look at the proposed new alignment of the NHL’s teams, a four-conference system that keeps the Flyers in familiar company, but adds the Washington Capitals and Carolina Hurricanes
Dec 3, 2011, 11:12 PM EDT
Behind a stellar performance from goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, the Philadelphia Flyers jumped all over the Phoenix Coyotes to secure a 4-2 victory.
Dec 3, 2011, 6:15 PM EDT
Ilya Bryzgalov will return to Phoenix tonight for the first time as a member of the Flyers to take on the team he spent four seasons with, becoming the Coyotes all-time wins leader. Bryz beat his former team a few weeks on November 17th back in Philadelphia when he made 30 saves and Matt Read made his day (pictured) with the game winner.
Dec 3, 2011, 2:30 AM EDT
Notes and video highlights from the Philadelphia Flyers overtime win over the Anaheim Ducks. Gotta see this Giroux goal…
Dec 2, 2011, 5:40 PM EDT
After having six days off to heal up and, in some cases, become even more mysteriously injured, the Philadelphia Flyers are back at it on consecutive nights, starting in Anaheim and moving quickly to Phoenix. Puck drop for the Flyers and Ducks is scheduled for 10 p.m. this evening.
Dec 2, 2011, 1:20 PM EDT
Time lapse video of Citzens Bank Park in Philadelphia being prepared for the 2012 NHL Winter Classic between the Philadelphia Flyers and New York Rangers.
Dec 1, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT
Chris Pronger spoke with the media today about the procedure he had done to his knee.
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