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Claude Giroux’s Resurgence as the Flyers Captain

Claude Giroux’s Resurgence as the Flyers Captain

February 17th, 2018 What does it take to be an NHL captain and when exactly is a player ready to take on the responsibility? Are they in the long-term plans of the franchise, and are they old enough to handle the pressures that come along with the job? How do you know if it is going to work out? These are all...
Konecny: Flyers Built For Playoffs

Konecny: Flyers Built For Playoffs

February 16th, 2018 Season two of Travis Konecny in Philadelphia is in full swing. If it continues like this, the Flyers have themselves a keeper. Konecny and the rest of the Flyers are in Columbus for a huge Friday night game with major Metropolitan division implications. The Flyers hold the third spot but are...

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February 8th, 2018
Philadelphia Flyers

The same questions come up every year around this time for all 31 NHL teams. Should they be buyers? Should they be sellers? Or should they push through the remainder of the season with the team they have? For fans, it’s usually very black and white. We’re in a playoff spot - buy. We’re not in a playoff spot - sell. Very rarely do fans want their teams to stick out the season without making any deals at all. However, it's very easy for fans to sit on the sidelines and make the calls because their jobs aren’t on the line. When it comes to team management, it’s a different story. Unless your team is running away with the division lead or you’re in the bottom five in the standings, there are a lot of factors that play into whether to be a buyer or seller. Do you want to finance your future for one playoff run? Do you want to trade away your star player for draft picks? Are there any contracts ending at the end of the season? It’s not an easy position to be in...
February 7th, 2018
Player Profiles

It’s never supposed to happen. When it does, the “guilty” player is typically (and often unfairly) spoken of in mockery or with scoffing for many years. Hockey fans take their sport seriously and swear allegiance to their respective teams. When a player is drafted who does not pan out, the legend of their failure often is recalled for decades and passed down through generations. This is the case of Pavel Brendl. Every indication was that Brendl would and should have panned out. It just didn’t happen. The New York Rangers made Brendl the fourth overall selection of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. The thought was that they had selected the next big superstar to carry along the franchise. The one who would lead the next generation of “blueshirts” that would carry on in place of Wayne Gretzky, Adam Graves, Mike Richter, Brian Leetch, and the like. This never materialized. In fact, Brendl had come and gone before anyone even knew it. He only played a total of 78 NHL games...
February 7th, 2018
Philadelphia Flyers

Swedish defenseman, Robert Hagg was widely considered a steal in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft when the Flyers picked him up in the second round. At times scouts had him ranked to be selected in the first round, but ultimately his main downfall was his perceived attitude as a player that didn’t care. It was well known that he was talented but scout’s questioned his heart and will to play the game. This has been a blessing in disguise because the Flyers have realized halfway into this season that he is no joke. Hagg looks like a seasoned blueliner, finishing his hits smartly and playing great night after night. He has fit in very well with the team and has been one of the many bright spots. He is never going to put up big points -- his strengths are in keeping the puck out of the net and out of the defensive zone. Hagg's Road to Philly Was a Bumpy One Despite having the talent and hype of being drafted by the Flyers, Hagg didn’t really catch fire when he began playing...
February 3rd, 2018
Flyers Prospects

When the Philadelphia Flyers stepped up to the podium and selected six-foot-six defenseman Samuel Morin from the Rimouski Oceanic at 11th overall in 2013, there were some mixed reviews. Some people immediately thought Chris Pronger 2.0, while others were left scratching their heads. If you look at his makeup, standing nearly seven feet tall and weighing in over 200 pounds, you can see where the Pronger comparisons come from. Like Pronger, he is a towering force and a player that you keep your head up against. On the opposite side of the coin, skeptics said his foot speed was an issue and he was simply too slow to be an effective NHL defenseman. If you look at the direction that the league is going, players are getting smaller and quicker. He held his own in juniors, but the question is, will his game transition well to the new NHL or will he be left behind? This season has been rough as he has dealt with some injury trouble. He's been limited to two games this season with the...

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Claude Giroux’s Resurgence as the Flyers Captain

What does it take to be an NHL captain and when exactly is a player ready to take on the responsibility? Are they in the long-term plans of the franchise, and are they old enough to handle the pressures that come along with the job? How do you know if it is going to work out? These are all... February 17th, 2018

Konecny: Flyers Built For Playoffs

Season two of Travis Konecny in Philadelphia is in full swing. If it continues like this, the Flyers have themselves a keeper. Konecny and the rest of the Flyers are in Columbus for a huge Friday night game with major Metropolitan division implications. The Flyers hold the third spot but are... February 16th, 2018

Nolan Patrick Finally Showing His Potential

In what was supposed to be a draft year to remember for WHL star Nolan Patrick, adversity reigned supreme. Projected as the No. 1 overall pick coming into 2016-17, the Winnipeg, Manitoba native was limited to 33 games due to a nagging core muscle injury. The nature of the setback was at first... February 16th, 2018

Flyers Do-Or-Die Divisional Matchups

The Flyers are 57 games into the season and in third place in the Metropolitan Division as of Feb. 15. They have won four of their last five and have the most points in the division since Dec. 4. After a bumpy start that included a 10-game losing streak, the Flyers are in good position as they... February 16th, 2018