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Flyers Prospects Shine at Memorial Cup

Flyers Prospects Shine at Memorial Cup

June 2nd, 2018 Over the past few years, all of the talk around the Philadelphia Flyers has been about their slow approach at rebuilding the franchise. The Flyers and rebuild were two words that had never been used in the same sentence over the past 20 years. With past general managers, the mandate was to spend...
Flyers Season in Review: Wins Aplenty in February

Flyers Season in Review: Wins Aplenty in February

May 30th, 2018 The 2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers season was a roller-coaster ride that ended with their second postseason berth in the last three years. The season was filled with great moments, goals, saves and player performances. Over the next couple of weeks, The Hockey Writers will take a deep look at each...

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May 5th, 2018
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Despite an early exit in the 2018 Stanley Cup playoffs, Philadelphia Flyers fans have a lot to be excited about. Sure, the season didn’t end the way they wanted it to; however, the reinforcements are close. Reflecting on the 2017-18 season, the Flyers were simply not consistent enough. They had competent NHL players just couldn’t put it all together. At times they put together strong stretches and looked unstoppable but they couldn’t maintain it. Before calling the season a failure though, you can’t rule out success stories such as Claude Giroux’s comeback season, Nolan Patrick’s underrated first season and Sean Couturier’s offensive breakout. If you dig even deeper, it’s the prospects that are waiting in the wings that are drumming up even more excitement. Couturier Is the Man Since he was drafted, the Flyers have waited for more from Couturier. This season, they got just that and more. Not only did he take over the number-one center role, he also played a...
May 2nd, 2018
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Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall, in his end of the year press conference, gave fans insight on his off-season plans when he told the media: “You’d like to find another centerman, you always still look through the center of your lineup. Your goaltending, your D, and your centers. If we could upgrade (at center), that would be great. So if we could do something there, we’d certainly look at it.” The new center would be taking the roster spot of veteran unrestricted free agent Valtteri Filppula. Hextall told the media that "Filppula is one guy where we have interest and we’re going to see what happens here," which translates into, we are going to search for a better option and if we don't find one, maybe we will give him a call. Let's look at some options via free agency and trades that the Flyers could target. John Tavares The 27-year-old New York Islanders captain will be the crown jewel of the 2018 free agency class. The all-star has been underpaid...
May 1st, 2018
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It was revealed at the NHL Draft Lottery over the weekend that the Philadelphia Flyers will be picking 14th (via St. Louis Blues) in June. In addition, the Flyers will also be picking 19th with their own draft choice. Having two draft picks inside the top 20 of the first round is uncharted waters for most teams. Aside from Philadelphia, the New York Islanders are the only other team to have two draft choices inside the top 20. In a draft that is supposed to be fairly deep (unlike last year's), the Flyers are set up nicely. The last time they had two first-round picks, they drafted Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny (2015). Both players have had a significant impact and general manager, Ron Hextall, will hope for the same from the picks from this year's draft. Having two picks gives Hextall options, all of which would help the team in the future. Related - Flyers’ Monday Must Read: End of the Road Hang onto the Picks If Hextall chooses to hang onto both draft choices, the...
April 23rd, 2018
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Welcome to the last Philadelphia Flyers Monday report of the 2017-18 season. What a run it was for the team, going from a 10-game losing streak to making the postseason. The Flyers had MVP candidates, Selke Trophy candidates and, once again, disappointment from their goaltenders. For one final time, let's break down what happened as the Flyers lost their first-round series in six games to the Pittsburgh Penguins and look ahead to the first week of the NHL off-season. The Week That Was for the Flyers The Flyers week did not get off to a good start. In Tuesday's practice before the pivotal Game 4, Sean Couturier collided with Radko Gudas causing the top line center to injure his knee. https://twitter.com/JamieApody/status/986318648313774081 On the same day, the 25-year-old was named a Selke Trophy finalist for the first-time. "Coots" is vying to become the first Flyer to capture the award since Dave Poulin in 1987 and the third winner in franchise history (also Bobby Clarke,...

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Flyers Prospects Shine at Memorial Cup

Over the past few years, all of the talk around the Philadelphia Flyers has been about their slow approach at rebuilding the franchise. The Flyers and rebuild were two words that had never been used in the same sentence over the past 20 years. With past general managers, the mandate was to spend... June 2nd, 2018

Flyers Season in Review: Wins Aplenty in February

The 2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers season was a roller-coaster ride that ended with their second postseason berth in the last three years. The season was filled with great moments, goals, saves and player performances. Over the next couple of weeks, The Hockey Writers will take a deep look at each... May 30th, 2018

What Happened to Roman Cechmanek?

  Roman Cechmanek was one of these European players whose star risen as fast as declined. He was not a widely known draft pick, burst onto the scene in the NHL later in his career and had several solid to great seasons in the NHL. Then all of a sudden he disappeared. Roman Cechmanek... May 26th, 2018

Flyers Season in Review: 88 Immortalized in January

The 2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers season was a roller-coaster ride that ended with their second postseason berth in the last three years. The season was filled with great moments, goals, saves and players' performances. Over the next couple of weeks, The Hockey Writers will take a deep look at each... May 24th, 2018