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The Flyers, Tom Bladon & an Incredible NHL Record
Claude Giroux: Hall of Fame Worthy?
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Flyers Lookback: Signing Danny Briere
Flyers’ Top 20 Goal Scorers All-Time
John LeClair: A Prototypical Power Forward
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Flyers With 100-Point Seasons
Flyers’ All-Decade Team
Revisiting the Brayden Schenn Trade
Philadelphia Flyers’ 50-Goal Scorers
Who Were the Broad Street Bullies
Who Were The Legion of Doom
The NHL’s Second Six
“Cowboy” Bill Flett’s Amazing 1972-73 Season
The Eric Lindros Trade Revisited
Paul Holmgren’s Trades & Transactions

Flyers All-Time Top Goalies
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Flyers 2012 Draft Revisited
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Today in Hockey History: Oct. 19

Today in Hockey History: Oct. 19

October 19th, 2020 If you like legendary names, then Oct. 19 is the date for you. Some of the greatest players to ever strap on a pair of skates in a National Hockey League game had big moments on this date. There were league debuts, first goals, first assists and first wins among today’s memories. The Rocket...
NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Flyers, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, More

NHL Rumors: Blackhawks, Flyers, Canadiens, Maple Leafs, More

October 18th, 2020 In today's NHL rumor rundown, how close are the Chicago Blackhawks to a deal with restricted free agent Dylan Strome? In Philadelphia, the Flyers are looking to do more in this offseason, but are being conservative knowing what deal needs to get done in the future. Who did Joe Thornton talk to...
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October 6th, 2020
Flyers Transactions

In the midst of an already strange and stressful offseason, the Flyers face yet another difficult bump in the road. Early Monday morning, reports poured in that 33 year-old veteran defenseman Matt Niskanen is retiring after a brilliant 13-year NHL career. Niskanen was set to finish the last year of his seven-year, $40.25 million ($5.75 million average annual value) with the Flyers in 2020-21. Matt Niskanen, Philadelphia Flyers (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) While there's certainly time and reason to celebrate Niskanen's illustrious career, the Flyers are faced with a new challenge after his retirement. With some added cap space, they'll be able to comfortably afford some of their remaining restricted (RFA) and unrestricted free agents (UFA), but they're now down a top-four blueliner. Related: Revisiting the Brayden Schenn Trade It definitely adds another layer of difficulty to the balancing act the Flyers and general manager Chuck Fletcher are facing this...
October 6th, 2020
Flyers History

Throughout the late 2000s and early 2010s, the Flyers had quite an offensive core on their roster. They had many key players who made a difference in their lineups, such as James van Riemsdyk, Scott Hartnell, Simon Gagne, and Jeff Carter among others. Related: Worst Free Agent Signings in NHL History One guy who always made a huge impact, and in my opinion, was one of the best acquisitions the Flyers made during this time period, was center Danny Briere. He was a guy who was not as big as some of the other players throughout the league, but he had the tools and the fight to do his job time and time again, ending his scoring play most times with his signature celebration of his knee down and him pumping his fist up. Bulking Up the Offense Briere entered as an unrestricted free agent during the summer of 2007. He had just come off of a career year statistically with the Buffalo Sabres, where he was co-captain of the team along with forward Chris Drury. The talent that...
October 5th, 2020
Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers are close to the cap ceiling and need to make a few moves. One particular move often talked about is attempting to get a hefty return for a recently underperforming Shayne Gostisbehere. Gostisbehere has a 65-point campaign under his belt (2017-18) and still shows power-play prowess and high upside, though he hasn't produced the same way in recent seasons. Shayne Gostisbehere is likely on his way out of Philly. (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers) The 27-year-old, Florida native could get back to his high-flying offensively-talented ways at any moment following multiple surgeries, but it doesn't seem to be working out in Philadelphia. On the Block According to Pierre LeBrun of The Athletic, Flyers general manager, Chuck Fletcher has offered the player they call Ghost Bear on the trade block. However, trading an underperforming defenseman who makes $4.5 million per season could be tough without retaining any salary. Some Flyers fans might think the...
October 4th, 2020
Flyers Prospects

For today's prospect update, we have a trio of updates surrounding prospects from Belarus. Not something you see every day. The Philadelphia Flyers loaned a goaltending prospect to the Belarusian Extraliga, a Florida Panthers' prospect leaves the OHL for the KHL, and the New Jersey Devils loan a Swedish prospect to the HockeyAllsvenskan. Devils Loan Boqvist To Sweden The Devils have loaned forward prospect Jesper Boqvist to Timra IK in the HockeyAllsvenskan in Sweden for the start of their 2020-21 season. Drafted 36th overall in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, he split the 2019-20 season between the NHL and American Hockey League. In the AHL, he amassed eight goals and 11 points in 19 games played for the Binghamton Devils. In the NHL, he managed to put up four goals in 35 games played. He scored his first NHL goal on Nov. 26 against the Minnesota Wild. It was his first season playing in North America. Boqvist...