June 14th, 2015 In Free Agents, Philadelphia Flyers 0 comments

Throughout their history, the Philadelphia Flyers have been known to go after the most expensive free agents. Whether it was a player like Jeremy Roenick in the pre-cap era or Vincent Lecavalier in more recent times, these signings rarely had the grand effect that the team was expecting. Last summer, the Flyers did not make a splash in free...

June 13th, 2015 In NHL Entry Draft, Philadelphia Flyers 0 comments

At the 2015 NHL Draft, the Maple Leafs are scheduled to select fourth overall and the Flyers seventh overall. Trades involving picks in the top 10 aren't overly common, but have happened a few times over the past couple of years. The Flyers haven't traded up within the top 10 since 2002, since they packaged Ruslan Fedotenko and two 2nd round...

June 11th, 2015 In Philadelphia Flyers, Player Profiles 0 comments

Matt Read is a prototypical late-bloomer. He was 24 years old when he signed his entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers and he was 25 before he even tasted the NHL. However, he immediately became an impact player. In each of his two full NHL seasons prior to 2014-2015 Read scored more than 20 goals, and he was at about a 20 goal...

June 8th, 2015 In Free Agents, Philadelphia Flyers 0 comments

On August 5th, 2014, the Philadelphia Flyers signed Michael Del Zotto to a one-year, $1.3 million contract. This happened only hours after finding out that Kimmo Timonen had been diagnosed with blood clots. The idea was that even though Del Zotto could not replace what Timonen brought to the Flyers, he was the best available option for the price...

June 5th, 2015 In Dallas Stars, Philadelphia Flyers, Washington Capitals 0 comments

One superstar on a line has shown to be difficult to match up against. Sidney Crosby has proven that very often as he has continued to rack up points no matter who is on his line. Then there are teams that stack two superstars on a line and the results are incredible. We all saw the effect that Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews had when they were...

June 4th, 2015 In NHL Entry Draft, Philadelphia Flyers 0 comments

On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Flyers Director of Scouting, Chris Pryor, indicated that the team would be picking the best available player with each pick in the draft, regardless of position. This strategy is the wisest one when considering the unpredictability of projecting teenagers while trying to build sustainable success in a hockey...

June 2nd, 2015 In Editor's Choice, Philadelphia Flyers, Prospects 0 comments

Over the past few years the Flyers have started drafting and developing their own defensemen. After losing Chris Pronger to a career ending injury, losing out on Ryan Suter, and being unable to pry Shea Weber out of Nashville, the Flyers realized that they may not be able to replace the top end of their blue-line immediately. Therefore, in the...

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