Matthew Dimmick

Growing up in Levittown, PA, Matthew learned to love the Philadelphia Flyers and NHL hockey at a young age. He now writes his analysis of all things hockey for The Hockey Writers.

Recent Articles by Matthew

Danny Briere signed with the Canadiens after being a Flyers buy-out (Eric Hartline-US PRESSWIRE)

Flyers Can’t Overreact to Missing the Playoffs

There will be no dramatic season finale this season where a shootout will determine whether or not the Flyers will make the postseason. There’s no doubt to whether or not […]

by · April 21, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Andrej Meszaros (bridgedts@flickr)

Injuries Preventing Flyers From Being Trade Deadline Sellers

After Sunday’s overtime victory against the Washington Capitals, the Flyers sit only 2 points removed from the 8th and final playoff position. But with the trade deadline looming, it would […]

by · April 1, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers
Ilya Bryzgalov will look to bounce back in 2012-13 (Icon SMI)

The Philadelphia Flyers Are Mediocre

It’s a painful thing to declare a proud franchise “mediocre.” It’s even worse when you feel like that may be overselling them.

by · March 9, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, Philadelphia Flyers
(courtesy: Ben55Fan@Flickr)

The Reunion Tour Continues – Flyers Reacquire Simon Gagne

The Philadelphia reunion tour just keeps on truckin’. After signing Ruslan Fedotenko in a 3rd-4th line/penalty killing role in the offseason, and signing Mike Knuble as a free agent during […]

by · February 27, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Trades Contracts and Transactions
(Michael Tureski/Icon SMI)

Pull the Trigger: Finding Fantasy Hockey Gems

There are plenty of gems (owned in less than 30% in Yahoo leagues) out there just sitting in free agency in your league, and you’re getting impatient with an underachiever […]

by · February 16, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy
Ryan Smyth battles Ryan Getzlaf(Kelvin Kuo-US PRESSWIRE)

Fixing The Flyers Offense – Trade Candidates

  There’s already some murmuring about going after another forward to fill in for Scott Hartnell/Wayne Simmonds.  A top six forward is always a welcome addition, but those don’t come cheap. […]

by · February 6, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Philadelphia Flyers, Uncategorized
(Steven Christy?OKC Barons)

Fantasy Hockey: Predicting Risers, Fallers, and Sleepers

The NHL season will kick off in less than 48 hours, so the window to draft your fantasy team is rapidly closing.  How do you prepare? provides their top-175 […]

by · January 18, 2013 · Comments are Disabled · Fantasy
Flyers also hope Brayden Schenn can continue his solid play (Jeanine Leech/Icon SMI)

Philadelphia Flyers: Explosive Offense Could Cool Down

The painfully glaring weakness of the Flyers last season was their defense. Free agent defenseman Bruno Gervais will provide depth, at best.

Based on prior history, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman probably expects the NHLPA to cave sooner or later. (Brad Penner-US PRESSWIRE)

CBA Negotiations: Owners Need to Pay Up

The NHL lockout has taken fans on an emotional rollercoaster the past few days. After several meetings over minor topics, the owners provided a resurgence of hope with their surprise […]

by · October 23, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary, The Business of Hockey
Epic Flyers Moments: Sami Kapanen’s Heart VS. Toronto Maple Leafs

Epic Flyers Moments: Sami Kapanen’s Heart VS. Toronto Maple Leafs

In 2004, the diminuitive Sami Kapanen was one of the fastest players in the NHL. Standing only 5’9″, his speed went unmatched in both “Fastest Skater” events before the All-Star […]

Changing the Lockout’s Effect on the Future of NHL Fans

Changing the Lockout’s Effect on the Future of NHL Fans

The first piece of mail I ever received at my new home with my newlywed wife was a Flyers-themed plea for grandchildren. It was a small brown box that wasn’t […]

by · September 21, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · News/Commentary
O2K client Scott Hartnell is in the midst of a career season (Tom Turk/THW)

Appraising the Value of Intangibles and Scott Hartnell

Despite an impending lockout over owners wanting a bigger cut of the money pie, they were dishing out some hefty contracts throughout the league. The talented – but oft-injured – […]

by · September 16, 2012 · Comments are Disabled · Boston Bruins, News/Commentary, Philadelphia Flyers