Philadelphia Flyers News, Trades & Rumors

Philadelphia Flyers 2018-19 Season Preview

Philadelphia Flyers 2018-19 Season Preview

September 21st, 2018 The Philadelphia Flyers didn’t do much in free agency even though the team had a lot of cap space. General manager Ron Hextall made two big moves in landing a top-six forward and a depth defenseman. Will these two moves get them into the playoffs and past the first round? The Flyers got better...
5 Storylines Heading Into Flyers Preseason

5 Storylines Heading Into Flyers Preseason

September 13th, 2018 The Philadelphia Flyers report for training camp on Friday and start playing preseason games on Sunday. The roster is pretty much set, but there will still be some players and battles to keep an eye on throughout the preseason.  What to Look for With the Flyers Goalies? Brian Elliott is the...

Flyers Contributors

Read More Flyers News

August 30th, 2018
Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers start playing preseason games on Sept. 16, and there are some spots still to be determined including that of the third line center. Possibilities for the Flyers' Third Line Center The two in-house candidates to fill the spot are Scott Laughton and Jordan Weal. Of course, there is always the possibility that one of the prospects has a great preseason and wins the job. Laughton played a career-high 81 regular season games last year scoring 10 goals, another career best, and added 10 assists for 20 points. Nine of his 10 goals were scored at even strength and he won 314 of his 604 face-offs, a 52% win percentage. Head coach Dave Hakstol trusted Laughton more in the defensive zone last season as he started 52.6% of his shifts in his own zone vs. 53.7% of his shifts started in the offensive zone in 2015-16. Jordan Weal is also in contention to be the Flyers' third line center come Oct. 4. He played 69 games last season and was a healthy scratch at...
August 22nd, 2018
Philadelphia Flyers

In today's News & Notes, Sean Couturier will be out of commission for a few weeks with an MCL injury, Brady Tkachuk has picked his NHL number with the Ottawa Senators and John Shannon is reporting that there is no truth to the Vancouver Canucks being involved in the Erik Karlsson trade saga. Couturier Out 4-6 Weeks The Philadelphia Flyers got some bad news when they learned that Couturier would be missing some time due to an MCL injury. The team stated that the injury occurred on Aug. 10 in a recreational game in Couturier's home Province of Quebec. The team also said that this wasn't a "re-injury" of the injury Couturier suffered in the postseason against Pittsburgh in 2018. When speaking to the media to provide an update about the injury, Flyers' general manager Ron Hextall had the following to say: "We anticipate Sean participating partially at the start of training camp and then approximately halfway through camp we believe he'll be full-go and participating in the...
July 30th, 2018
Tampa Bay Lightning

In today's rumor rundown, the Flyers are realizing what it might take to keep Wayne Simmonds, some teams interested in Artemi Panarin might be presenting themselves and the Dallas Stars and Tampa Bay Lightning might be looking to make more moves. Flyers Realizing the Status With Simmonds Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post noted that while the Philadelphia Flyers have openly discussed their desire to re-sign forward Wayne Simmonds, they are starting to realize they may not be able to afford him. Entering the final year of his contract, the price for 30-goal scorers is high. In respect to being able to retain Simmonds, general manager Ron Hextall said, “Whether we can or not, I don’t have the answer to that." He added, “Long-term, we’ll find out in the future whether we get something done before training camp or going into the year." The consensus is that the Flyers are not willing to lose Simmonds for nothing, a trade market exists and the Flyers may choose to take...
July 28th, 2018
Philadelphia Flyers

In today's rumor rundown the Flyers are sorting out plans for Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny, Carolina is still trying to trade Justin Faulk and Johnny Hockey wants James Neal. Flyers Working on Their Own Guys Dave Isaac of the Cherry Hill Courier-Post reports, the Philadelphia Flyers have had internal discussions about early extensions for defenseman Ivan Provorov and winger Travis Konecny. With both entering the final year of their entry-level contracts and both restricted free agents without arbitration rights, there's no rush to sign either player but the team would like both in the fold long-term. Konecny scored 24 goals and 47 points for the Flyers last season. That was more than double his previous season goal total and nearly double the total points. Should the Flyers wait a full season to sign him he could be more costly and the right play might be to try and sign him now. Provorov has steadily increased his production and role on the hockey club as well. With...