Sep 22, 2011, 9:29 PM EDT
Analysis of Brendan Shanahan and the NHL’s new goal of player safety and disciplinary transparency, based on the example of Philadelphia Flyer Jody Shelley’s lengthy suspension for boarding Darryl Boyce of the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Sep 22, 2011, 3:20 PM EDT
I took this shot of the jumbotron at Citizens Bank Park prior to this evening’s game against the Washington Nationals. I wonder if the 2012 Winter Classic logo has anything to do with the big announcement the NHL will be making early next week?
Sep 22, 2011, 2:08 PM EDT
A Level reader sent along a link to the follow video promoting the 2012 Winter Classic between the Flyers and Rangers at Citizens Bank Park. We’re not entirely sure if it’s an official video or not, but it’s well done either way. It also features a logo of the Winter Classic with the Liberty Bell in it, something we have not seen before either. [video below]
Sep 21, 2011, 10:07 PM EDT
We’re not gonna go nuts analyzing this one, save for letting those of you who didn’t watch the Flyers second preseason game know that they lost it by a 4-2 count, and didn’t look quite as good as they did the night before. Despite dressing a more veteran group on Wednesday night and starting their new starting goaltender, the Flyers lost at home to the Maple Leafs and were generally outplayed for most of the game.
There was understandable rust combined with some bad luck with deflections getting past Ilya Bryzgalov, and really, we’re not going to lose any sleep over a lackluster first preseason game from a team that saw a ton of turnover in the offseason. One forward stood out among the group though, both before and during the game.
Sep 21, 2011, 9:54 PM EDT
Video: Jody Shelley of the Philadelphia Flyers fights Jay Rosehill of the Toronto Maple Leafs in preseason action at the Wells Fargo Center. Max Talbot has a quick scrap with Phillippe Dupuis after Dupuis put a big hit on Brayden Schenn.
Sep 21, 2011, 5:25 PM EDT
Although last night’s 4-0 win over the Maple Leafs was a satisfying start to the Flyers’ preseason action, and we were all happy to see Bob notch a shutout, the most heralded new Flyer was not on the ice. In tonight’s rematch, we’ll get the opportunity to see Ilya Bryzgalov between the pipes and wearing the Orange & Black for the first time.
Sep 21, 2011, 11:53 AM EDT
This week’s Comment of the Week Sponsored by Misconduct Tavern comes with the Flyers returning to the ice last night for some preseason action in Toronto.
Sep 20, 2011, 5:50 PM EDT
It may be nothing more than a glorified scrimmage, but after months with no hockey following an awful exit from the playoffs, Flyers fans finally get to see some real live hockey tonight. At 7 PM on The Comcast Network, a mix-and-match group of Flyers including a Schenn and a Kessel will face a similar group of Leafs, also including a Schenn and a Wheeler (yes, they’re brothers). Tim Panaccio says the Flyers have Sergei Bobrovsky and Michael Leighton on the trip, so no first peek at Ilya Bryzgalov just yet.
Sep 19, 2011, 4:11 PM EDT
The Philadelphia Flyers took batting practice at Citizens Bank Park before Monday’s Phillies game. James van Riemsdyk stole the show by hitting a home run. Watch it here.
Sep 16, 2011, 4:22 PM EDT
Chris Pronger becomes the 18th captain of the Flyers, with Danny Briere and Kimmo Timonen as alternates.
Sep 16, 2011, 11:07 AM EDT
On Saturday night, I’ll be at PPL Park for the third time in 11 days. Pretty standard stuff for your average Philadelphia Union fan. But the park got a return visit from a more notable fan yesterday, when Flyers forward James van Riemsdyk came to kick it around with Danny Califf for awhile.
The U had a custom 21 van Riemsdyk jersey waiting for him, as well as a sweet pair of Adidas Predators.
Sep 16, 2011, 9:24 AM EDT
Last night, the Flyers and Capitals played their annual rookie game, held this year at the Wells Fargo Center. I wasn’t down there, but it sounds like it was a pretty fun evening for all involved. Feels like forever since I’ve seen my twitter timeline blow up with actual game activity, and it certainly did last night. Here are a few of the storylines that came from the evening, which saw the lil’ Flyers top the mini Caps, 3-2, plus some video highlights.
Sep 15, 2011, 1:59 PM EDT
You’ll be able to catch all 82 Flyers games on TV this season. Plus a few preseason games in the next couple of weeks. Comcast SportsNet, Versus, and The Comcast Network will air them. Even available on Comcast FiOs on Verizon FiOs.
Sep 14, 2011, 12:47 PM EDT
The Flyers are cracking down on their players use of Twitter during business hours, but will they stop all of the fun?
Sep 12, 2011, 10:22 AM EDT
Flyers star Claude Giroux spent his offseason training in Ottawa. We know this because he has a video to prove it.
Sep 9, 2011, 10:34 AM EDT
I’ve read quite a few tributes to McCrimmon since the news of his passing in the plane crash that took the lives of 42 people in Russia, some talking about the “Beast” on the ice, others the mentor on and off it. His story is more impressive with every different person you hear tell it, from Ed Snider to Howe, to Chris Pronger and others who played or coached with him in any of his six NHL cities.
Sep 7, 2011, 3:42 PM EDT
The Flyers informed their season ticket holders that they will have the ability to purchase Winter Classic tickets if they so choose.
Sep 7, 2011, 11:19 AM EDT
Former Flyer Brad McCrimmon is reported to be among the victims of the KHL Lokomotiv plane crash.
Sep 5, 2011, 10:22 PM EDT
Tim Panaccio reports that Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has suffered broken ribs and a broken shoulder in a bike accident in Avalon, NJ.
Sep 4, 2011, 8:05 AM EDT
This “Ilya Bryzgalov loves American history” story sure has some long legs. Now in Philadelphia and getting used to his new town, Ilya and his family visited the Betsy Ross House on Arch Street.
Here’s a video CSN put together
Aug 31, 2011, 10:27 PM EDT
Drummond Custom Airbrush explains the thought process behind Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov’s new mask (link to video and story). Drummond will also be working on a Phillies-themed mask for Bryzgalov to wear at the 2012 Winter Classic to be played at Citizens Bank Park.
Aug 31, 2011, 11:17 AM EDT
On Tuesday, the Flyers announced they’d agreed to terms on a contract extension for 22-year-old winger James van Riemsdyk, the second overall pick in the 2007 entry draft. The deal starts after the coming season and lasts for six additional seasons, with an annual cap hit of $4.25 million, meaning JVR is set to be under contract in Philly through 2017-2018.
Aug 30, 2011, 12:45 PM EDT
CSN’s Tim Panaccio is reporting that the Flyers have signed JVR to a contract extension. From JVR’s Twitter: “Excited to sign a 6 year extension with the @NHLFlyers , love playing in Philly” and later added, “Want to thank mr snider and flyers management for treating me well and showing confidence in me #firstclassorganization“ We’ll…
Aug 25, 2011, 3:48 PM EDT
Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov spoke to the media in Philly for the first time this afternoon.
Aug 25, 2011, 11:51 AM EDT
CSNPhilly’s Jay Greenberg recently conducted an interview with the man who holds the NHL record for most power play goals in a season (34), shares the league record for most goals in a playoff period (4), and is the only player in Flyers’ history to notch four consecutive 50-goal seasons.
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