Jun 5, 2011, 2:15 PM EDT
Flyer fans are no strangers to seeing Donald Brashear throw fists and kick some ass, only before now, we’ve only seen him do it on skates.
Jun 5, 2011, 1:41 PM EDT
Mark Recchi already owns several records in his career, including the most points in a single season by a Philadelphia Flyer (123 in ’92-’93). Most of his marks are in large part due to his ability to keep playing a very physical sport long after the game leaves many younger men gasping for air. Last night, Recchi added another record to his Wikipedia page, becoming the oldest player to score a goal in a Stanley Cup Final.
Jun 4, 2011, 12:03 PM EDT
Considering the disappointing way in which this season ended it’s hard to believe it’s only been a year since the Flyers faced the Blackhawks in Game Four of the Stanley Cup Finals. Yeah, I could use some Flyers playoff hockey in my life right about now.
Jun 2, 2011, 11:48 AM EDT
Kerry Fraser was a referee in the NHL for 37 years and is now an analyst for TSN. In a recent question and answer post on his blog, Fraser discusses the art of the dive in the NHL and how the league goes about trying to look out for repeat offenders. All interesting stuff. But…
Jun 1, 2011, 10:18 PM EDT
The 2011 Flyers Goalie Watch continues, this time with an interesting item posted at ESPN.com over the Memorial Day weekend featuring a name that will be painfully familiar to all Flyers fans—Tim Thomas.
Jun 1, 2011, 8:25 PM EDT
In keeping with some of the other changes happening within the National Hockey League, commissioner Gary Bettman announced this evening that future-Hall-of-Famer and current VP of Hockey and Business Development Brendan Shanahan will be the leader of the NHL’s new Department of Player Safety. In addition to examining the legality of head shots and the…
Jun 1, 2011, 12:15 AM EDT
After 11 NHL seasons, the fruits of which were a single Stanley Cup playoff appearance, Atlanta’s professional hockey club will mercifully pack up their operation and move someplace north where people actually care. Because it’s not polite to let a franchise die with a whimper, particularly one the Flyers have played four times every season since they entered the league in 1999, we thought a brief stroll down memory lane might be in order.
Spoiler alert: times were good.
May 29, 2011, 10:00 AM EDT
My eyes lit up when Puck Daddy revealed that the next edition of EA Sports’ NHL franchise would include some pretty cool new features, including the Winter Classic. With the news breaking earlier this month that the Flyers will host the 2012 Winter Classic at Citizens Bank Park, I hoped CBP would get the digital…
May 27, 2011, 7:35 AM EDT
Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger spoke to the media in a conference call yesterday, touching on just about everything from his worst-ever season in terms of injuries, his health prognosis for the future, the Flyers’ goalie situation, Mike Richards’ role as captain, and the media. Ya know, the usual fare these days. Although nothing earth-shattering, Pronger…
May 23, 2011, 9:51 AM EDT
A lot of ink and pixels have been spent exploring Mike Richards’ role with the Flyers, both on and off the ice, since the team departed the playoffs early. For an unabashed Richards fan but also someone who understands he’s not perfect, the coverage can become a bit much. But the Courier-Post’s Chuck Gormley has…
May 21, 2011, 10:49 AM EDT
Earlier this week, the first goaltender to wash ashore in the Flyers’ 2011 Goalie Watch was that of Niko Hovinen, a name likely unknown to hockey fans in the Delaware Valley. In a sign of the media times we live in, Hovinen’s signing to an entry-level contract was picked up by most if not all…
May 20, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT
Alright Bernard Hopkins. You know how to get people saying your name and posting it to their blogs when they otherwise wouldn’t be paying your upcoming fight much attention. First the awful comments about Donovan McNabb (again), and now something we’d otherwise be pretty interested to hear: Hopkins says he’ll wear a Flyers Bobby Clarke…
May 19, 2011, 8:06 AM EDT
According to a report in a Russian newspaper, which was uncovered and relayed by Teemu of BroadStreetHockey this morning, Nikolay Zherdev is said to have had an argument with his wife at a restaurant, after which he attacked her car, hitting it with a pole and shouting some serious threats as she tried to drive…
May 18, 2011, 7:52 AM EDT
You don’t have to have been a Flyers fan since the mid-80s to know that hockey off seasons in Philadelphia almost always include waves of speculation and conjecture as to who will be in net the next season. After the team rode three goalies to an early playoff exit that included a sweep, we are…
May 17, 2011, 6:41 PM EDT
Unsatisfied with the officiating during the Flyers-Bruins series? So, evidently, was Dan Carcillo. The National Hockey League has announced that it will suspend Carcillo two games following an incident during the fourth and final game of the Philadelphia Flyers semi-final series with the Boston Bruins. Per the NHL: “Between the first and second period, while…
May 17, 2011, 12:57 PM EDT
The Flyers signed another up and coming goalie to an entry level contract. Niko Hovinen, a 6 foot 7 giant, was drafted in the NHL in 2006 but never played a game here, instead playing five seasons in Finland. Read more on Hovinen here.
May 17, 2011, 12:28 AM EDT
When reports started to circulate on Friday confirming the rumors that the 2012 NHL Winter Classic would be played at Citizens Bank Park I couldn’t help but imagine the ways in which the Flyers could transform CBP. How could the two local franchises combine to make January 2, 2012 a uniquely Philadelphia event? I tossed a few ideas out there on the Twitter, and Matt P. suggested I post them on here and get your thoughts and suggestions. Check out my ideas after the jump.
May 14, 2011, 9:26 AM EDT
Tragic news emerged last night that New York Rangers enforcer Derek Boogaard was found dead in his Minneapolis apartment. Just 28 years old, Boogaard spent most of his career with the Wild before signing with the Rangers. The cause of death has not yet been made available. “The Boogeyman” was one of the most feared…
May 12, 2011, 9:55 PM EDT
The Flyers have never been far from the rumors surrounding the next NHL Winter Classic, and once again, they have been linked to hosting it. This time, the report seems to be getting some additional traction, with the latest mention coming from TSN’s Darren Dreger. We previously linked to Daily News beat Frank Seravalli’s similar…
May 12, 2011, 3:32 PM EDT
While attending the Philadelphia Union v. L.A. Galaxy game last night in Chester, I used half time to head out to my favorite concession stand at PPL Park, Los Tacos (a bit of a hidden gem). As I was walking through a crowd between the gate from the inside concourse area to the outdoor plaza,…
May 11, 2011, 4:06 PM EDT
Ed Snider wants a No. 1 goalie just like the fans in Philadelphia do.
May 11, 2011, 12:02 PM EDT
Former Flyer Eric Lindros, whose once brilliant NHL career was cut short by a series of serious concussions, recently shared his belief that the NHL’s rule changes that have opened up the neutral zone and areas behind the net have created an environment in which danger to players is more likely—specifically concussions. Lindros also called…
May 10, 2011, 5:51 PM EDT
First, a quick apology for the lack of Flyers coverage in the wake of the Boston sweep. I’ve been out of town for a wedding and some much-needed vacation time. I love Philly sports as much as the next guy, but there’s great recuperative value even in taking a break from something that’s supposed to…
May 8, 2011, 11:05 AM EDT
The finger-pointing was under way well before the Flyers’ season actually ended on Friday night, and naturally the captain has received his share of the criticism. Mike Richards managed just seven points and only one goal in 11 playoff games this year, and he was a -6 in the Bruins series, prompting some fans to…
May 6, 2011, 10:47 PM EDT
But for a lone Kris Versteeg breakaway goal to knot the game at one in the second period, the Flyers mounted few serious scoring chances in Friday night’s loss to the Bruins, a 5-1 final aided by two empty net scores. Boston completes the sweep, and tonight we can only wonder where everything went so…
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