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Hakstol Shuffles Up Lines: Flyers Win Three Straight

Hakstol Shuffles Up Lines: Flyers Win Three Straight

December 9th, 2017 For the first time in 21 years, the Philadelphia Flyers have swept their way through Western Canada defeating the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks all in regulation. They did so in convincing fashion from a goals perspective, winning 5-2, 4-2, and 4-1. They scored on the power...
Flyers' Prospect Carter Hart is Shining

Flyers' Prospect Carter Hart is Shining

December 9th, 2017 If you don't yet know the name Carter Hart, you will soon. The 19-year-old goaltending prospect was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second-round of the 2016 NHL Draft and he's made it his mission to get better with each and every season.In his first year in the WHL, Hart posted a...

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October 27th, 2017
Flyers Prospects

If you ask any Flyers' fan what happened during this five-game stretch, my guess is there will be a ton of chatter about the officiating, and rightfully so in some cases. Nevertheless, the Flyers did not manage to keep the ball rolling during their homestand and consequently dropped three games, two at home and one in Ottawa.Record: 5-5-0Game 6: Florida – W 5-1Game 7: Nashville – L 1-0Game 8: Edmonton – W 2-1Game 9: Anaheim – L 6-2Game 10: Ottawa – L 5-4 The Flyers' First Line Stays Hot If there was one big positive that came out of this stretch, it's the first line. The trio of Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier, and Jake Voracek has been one of the most prolific lines in the NHL so far this season. They're not Stamkos-Kucherov hot, but the three players have combined for 37 points in 10 games and fantastic 56.6% CF%. They've been dominant at even-strength - 11 of their 13 goals have been tallied at 5-on-5 play, an area where Giroux was heavily...
October 17th, 2017
Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have played five games so far which is an appropriate amount of games to start analyzing the team. For the remainder of the season, this will be a regular feature; a small review of what went right and wrong for the Flyers every five games.Record: 3-2-0Game 1: San Jose – W 5-3Game 2: Los Angeles – L 2-0Game 3: Anaheim – W 3-2 (OT)Game 4: Nashville – L 6-5Game 5: Washington – W 8-2 The Positives There was a lot to be happy about after watching the Flyers for five games, especially after starting the season with a California road trip followed by a meeting against the defending Western Conference champions. When the team finally returned home, they faced the reigning Presidents' Trophy winners.The first thing that immediately caught my attention was the significant upgrade of the fourth line. The trio of Scott Laughton, Taylor Leier, and Michael Raffl have been exceptional with their relentless forechecking and high...
October 13th, 2017
Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers wrapped up their season-opening road trip with a tough up-and-down loss to the Nashville Predators that featured three lead changes, five unanswered goals and questionable calls from the referees and coaches. It was a disappointing finish to an otherwise successful start to the 2017-18 season. Nonetheless, early signs suggest that the team improved over the summer, despite some weak spots that still need to be shored up. The Kids Are All Right The big story this year is the rookies. Fans were already salivating over the Flyers' farm system heading into the last draft lottery and nabbing the second-overall pick whetted their appetites even further. This may be the year in which the Flyers begin to turn potential into performance.Nolan Patrick has been centering the third line with Dale Weise and Travis Konecny on his wings, and he’s adjusting well to the speed of the NHL. He’s also on the second power play unit along with former Brandon Wheat Kings teammate Ivan...
October 13th, 2017
Player Profiles

The year is 1994. The location is Lillehammer, Norway. It’s a sudden death shootout in the Olympic Hockey finals. With the crowd screaming, Peter Forsberg is at the opposite blue line staring at Canada’s goalie, Corey Hirsch. Forsberg skates in and makes a move towards Hirsch’s right. All of a sudden with one hand he moves the puck to Hirsch’s left and slides the puck just under his glove hand and scores! When Paul Kariya could not answer on Sweden’s goalie Tommy Salo, the gold medal was awarded to Sweden for the first time.An international hockey star was born.Although drafted several years earlier at the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 6th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers, Peter Forsberg had yet to play a game in the NHL and had decided to stay in Sweden and play for his hometown team, MODO Hockey of the Swedish Elite League (SEL) or Elitserien as it was known in Sweden.The pick surprised many in the hockey media, especially in Philadelphia, as Forsberg was...

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Hakstol Shuffles Up Lines: Flyers Win Three Straight

For the first time in 21 years, the Philadelphia Flyers have swept their way through Western Canada defeating the Calgary Flames, Edmonton Oilers, and Vancouver Canucks all in regulation. They did so in convincing fashion from a goals perspective, winning 5-2, 4-2, and 4-1. They scored on the power... December 9th, 2017

Flyers' Prospect Carter Hart is Shining

If you don't yet know the name Carter Hart, you will soon. The 19-year-old goaltending prospect was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the second-round of the 2016 NHL Draft and he's made it his mission to get better with each and every season.In his first year in the WHL, Hart posted a... December 9th, 2017

NHL Trade Rumors: Simmonds, Cullen, and Goaltenders

In today's Rumor Rundown, we look at trade options in different positions. From a top-six forward to a depth center, goaltenders and a defenseman, everyone and everything is needed around the NHL as the season progresses.Wayne Simmonds is a player multiple teams would have interest in. But, are... December 9th, 2017

Breaking Down the Flyers 10-Game Skid

The darkness is now over (temporarily) for the Philadelphia Flyers and their fans. With a plethora of talent highlighted by names like Giroux, Voracek, Gostisbehere, Provorov, and Simmonds, one has to ask: How did this team lose 10 straight games?Simply put, the Flyers were inconsistent,... December 8th, 2017