Flyers Rumors & News

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 24

  • Oddsmakers like Todd McLellan to be next Flyers coach

    CSN Philly "Ron Hextall has Chip Kelly to thank for pushing his team's coaching vacancy to the back of Philadelphia sports fans' minds. Tim Tebow has been known to make the media do crazy thinks. But oddsmakers have been busy looking at the potential candidates for the Flyers head coaching position and..." April 23

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons "Longtime NHL defenseman Hal Gill announced his retirement on Thursday after spending 16 seasons in the league with six different teams. He last appeared in a game during the 2013-14 season as a member of the Philadlephia Flyers. "I am so thankful to have played for such great organizations...." April 23

  • Logjam on Flyers' defense made for 'weird situation'

    CSN Philly "There’s a saying in hockey that a team can never have too many defensemen. It’s nearly impossible for a six-man unit to remain intact for a full season. Injuries are bound to occur. Sometimes trades are made. Slumps happen, too. So when an NHL club has strength in numbers on the blue line,..." April 22

  • Flyers coaching search: Los Angeles Kings' Davis Payne could be dark-horse candidate, source says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The expected big names emerged as candidates to become the Flyers' next coach as soon as Craig Berube was fired last Friday, some of whom still have jobs. Todd McLellan, who parted ways with San Jose on Monday, now is available. You've got Dan Bylsma, who won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh..." April 22

  • Flyers coaching search: Los Angeles Kings' Davis Payne could be dark-horse candidate, source says

    Newark Star-Ledger "The expected big names emerged as candidates to become the Flyers' next coach as soon as Craig Berube was fired last Friday, some of whom still have jobs. Todd McLellan, who parted ways with San Jose on Monday, now is available. You've got Dan Bylsma, who won a Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh..." April 21

  • Flyers could upgrade through free agency, trades, Hextall says "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall wants to add some pieces to a team that finished 33-31-18 and 14 points out of the final Eastern Conference playoff spot this season. "I'd like to find an upgrade on defense, whether it be a free agent or whatever," he said during a season-ending news..." April 20

  • Grateful for chance, Ryan White wants to come back to Flyers

    CSN Philly "When the Flyers inked Ryan White to a one-year, two-way contract last August, the general consensus was that he was a depth signing who would likely be a key fixture in the minors. After all, the 27-year-old had just five goals and 12 assists in parts of five seasons with the Montreal..." April 19

  • Jakub Voracek: 'I had one good season,' ready to work harder

    CSN Philly "Craig Berube said numerous times this season that no player gave more on a daily basis than Jakub Voracek. The irony there is that Berube was frequently Voracek’s toughest critic back when Berube was an assistant coach under Peter Laviolette. “Chief was tough on me,” Voracek said, adding it..." April 18

  • Ron Hextall explains decision to fire Craig Berube

    CSN Philly "The Flyers fired head coach Craig Berube on Friday, ending the coach's tenure after two seasons. GM Ron Hextall spoke to reporters in a conference call in the aftermath of the decision, addressing the reasoning behind Berube's firing and the search for a new head coach. The full Q&A is..." April 18

  • Flyers fire head coach Berube "Craig Berube’s term in Philadelphia lasted just two seasons with the Flyers firing the head coach on Friday, almost a week after the regular season concluded. Philadelphia finished the year with a 33-31-18 record (84 points), seventh worst in the league." April 17

  • Ron Hextall will be 'methodical' with Craig Berube decision

    CSN Philly "Craig Berube remains the Flyers' coach for the here and now. Yet that could change in the days or weeks ahead. And in general manager Ron Hextall’s mind, the sooner he makes a final decision, the better it works for all concerned. Hextall, who talked with Berube on Sunday, said during his..." April 16

  • Leadership void left by Timonen affected Flyers in standings

    CSN Philly "When you peel behind the numbers to figure out why a team won just 10 games on the road, won just three of 14 shootouts, won just eight of 26 games in overtime, won only three games coming from behind in the third period, sometimes the answer isn’t what you want to hear. In the Flyers' case,..." April 15

  • Lecavalier would like to return, as long as Berube doesn't

    Courier-Post "It was like déjà vu only worse. At last year's exit meetings, Vinny Lecavalier was talking about how he really came here to play for Peter Laviolette, who was fired three games into the season. Under Craig Berube, the Flyers forward didn't feel he was used correctly. Again. Well, last year..." April 14

  • Flyers need snipers, top defensemen and more speed to compete "So what went wrong this season and where do the Flyers go from here? The first part of the question is the easiest to answer: The Flyers didn't get enough secondary scoring, struggled mightily in close games, and couldn't find a way to win on the road. That's the abbreviated version on why..." April 14

  • As Flyers hold exit interviews, what's ahead?

    CSN Philly "On more than one occasion since early March, general manager Ron Hextall said the Flyers didn’t need a major rebuild this summer — just a tune up plus some replacement parts. After failing to qualify for postseason for the second time in three years, the tune up begins Tuesday. Monday is..." April 14

  • Senators get by Flyers and into the playoffs

    Ottawa Citizen "The improbable has become a dead certainty. On the last day of the regular season, the Ottawa Senators punched their ticket to the post-season and they did so in style, beating the Flyers in regulation to assure a place among the top eight teams of the Eastern Conference. Fans and players..." April 12

  • Jets manhandle Flames in 5-1 win

    Winnipeg Sun "Call it the calm before the storm. In what had all the appearance of a pre-season game, with both teams resting many of their regulars, the Winnipeg Jets manhandled the Calgary Flames by a 5-1 count in the final regular-season game for both teams, Saturday afternoon. The win puts a bow on a..." April 12

  • Hurricanes down Flyers, 3-1

    Canes Country "The Carolina Hurricanes had another slow start with only five shots on goal in the opening period but utilized timely scoring to defeat the Philadelphia Flyers, 3-1 on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Recent call up Keegan Lowe was probably anticipating a quiet NHL debut with the Canes..." April 10

  • Brandon Manning making strong case for next season

    CSN Philly "Lost in the gloom and doom of the final two weeks of the NHL season for the Flyers, Brandon Manning has been a breath of fresh air. The 24-year-old defenseman played extremely well in his 10 games filling in for injured Luke Schenn. In the Flyers' 3-1 loss to the Hurricanes Thursday night,..." April 10

  • Flyers beat Islanders 5-4 in a wild finish

    Broad Street Hockey "The games may be meaningless, but that doesn't mean that they can't be entertaining. Facing a New York Islanders team trying to officially clinch a playoff spot, the Flyers matched them stride-for-stride from the opening whistle. Led by a stellar performance by Claude Giroux and consistent..." April 08

  • Flyers must trade Giroux and Voracek, says hot Marcus Hayes take

    CSN Philly "The Flyers are going to miss the playoffs for the second time in three years, and you know what that means? It’s time to panic and call for the trades of the team’s two best players. On Wednesday, the Daily News published its latest DN Agenda, which “examines a major issue of the day in..." April 08

  • New Russian bill could ban Ovechkin, others from Olympics "Proposed legislation in Russia could prevent a number of hockey superstars from ever competing at the Olympics again. According to the Associated Press, “Russian parliament will consider barring athletes from competing in more than two Olympics.” The bill, which was put forward by lawmaker..." April 07

  • Penguins’ trash talk backfires as Flyers sweep season series

    Courier-Post "Ryan White couldn’t help but be miffed Wednesday when even after his Flyers beat the Pittsburgh Penguins, the sore losers rubbed it in that the Flyers wouldn’t be in this year’s playoffs. White is no stranger to the trash talking game. For some reason, this one stung. So when the Flyers beat..." April 06

  • Actual Crack Smoker Rob Ford Elected To Hockey Hall Of Fame Board "Toronto’s former crack-smokin’, councilwoman-knockin’ mayor Rob Ford has been appointed to the Hockey Hall of Fame’s board of directors, according to the Canadian Press. Ford, who smoked crack while he was mayor, was elected to the board on March 25. A museum spokesman said Ford won’t be on the..." April 05

  • Del Zotto eager to stick with the Flyers "ONE YEAR AGO, Michael Del Zotto began the final week of the season on another non-playoff team in Nashville - and he wasn't even given the chance to play out the string. He was a healthy scratch in four of the Predators' final five games. The Flyers were eliminated from contention last week,..." April 04

  • Flyers win to keep up road dominance over Penguins

    CSN Philly "A red mark, what looked to be part cut and part burn, was evident near the right corner of Carlo Colaiacovo’s mouth. Since the defenseman got it while scoring his first goal of the season, first goal as a member of the Flyers and in a feel-good game against a bitter rival, he was in a jovial..." April 02

  • Luke Schenn set to undergo abdominal surgery, season over

    The Score "Luke Schenn's season appears to be over. The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman, who was already listed as unlikely to appear in the club's remaining games due to a lower-body issue, is set to undergo abdominal surgery on Thursday, as first reported by Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer." April 02

  • With no playoffs, Flyers excited for IIHF World Championships

    CSN Philly "Even though the Flyers say their focus is on the final six games of this season, it’s not too early to think about the IIHF World Championships this spring. They will be held in the Czech Republic May 1-17, mostly in Prague. It’s a big deal for Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek, whose home in..." April 01

  • After season with diminished role, Flyers' Lecavalier is at a career crossroads

    Yahoo! Sports "These days it's hard to find the Vincent Lecavalier who once led the Tampa Bay Lightning to the Stanley Cup and led the NHL in goals. Almost 35 years old now and in his second season with the Philadelphia Flyers, Lecavalier has been a healthy scratch 17 times and on the fourth line when..." March 30

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    Adam Kimelman @NHLAdamK

    #Flyers Mark Streit and Carlo Colaiacovo out today with flu. Defensemen Oliver Lauridsen and Mark Alt and forward Jason Akeson called up

  • Hockey Hall of Fame changes bylaws, Chris Pronger now eligible

    Courier-Post "In a couple months, when the Hockey Hall of Fame announces its 2015 class of inductees, Chris Pronger may be among the group. Until yesterday, that wasn't possible. According to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun, the Hall of Fame changed the language in its bylaws Wednesday and the new wording allows..." March 28

  • Flyers continue strange trend by cruising past Blackhawks

    CSN Philly "Strange season it’s been for the Flyers as the clock winds down to zero with seven games left now after Wednesday’s 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks. Another Stanley Cup favorite loses. Another team better than the Flyers is reduced to mere mortals here at Wells Fargo Center. Let the..." March 26

  • NHL loses bid to dismiss retired players' concussion lawsuit

    Sporting News "A federal judge in Minnesota has rejected the NHL's motion to dismiss a concussion lawsuit brought on by retired players, the New York Times reported . The plaintiffs accused the league of failing to inform them of health risks caused by concussions as a result of repeated head trauma and are..." March 26

  • Flyers lose Wayne Simmonds, Andrew MacDonald for rest of season "The Philadelphia Flyers earned a decisive 4-1 win over the Chicago Blackhawks Wednesday night, but the victory proved costly. Both forward Wayne Simmonds and defenseman Andrew MacDonald will be out for the remainder of the regular season with injuries sustained during the game, the team announced..." March 26

  • Players in NHL concussion case want Bettman deposed by July 1 "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman should be forced to be deposed about matters relating to the NHL concussions lawsuit within the next three months, lawyers for a group of former players wrote in a legal filing. Lawyers for the former players wrote to the NHL on February 23 asking to set up a time..." March 26

  • Craig Berube says relationship with Steve Mason is fine

    Courier-Post "On the surface, there certainly seems to be a case to be made that there's a rift between the Flyers' coach and starting goalie. Steve Mason was not pleased last week when he was pulled last Thursday against the Calgary Flames when he allowed two goals on 16 shots. Next game, Mason bowed out..." March 25

  • Judge denies NHL's motion to dismiss concussion lawsuit "The NHL's bid to have a lawsuit brought against the league by former players regarding concussions dismissed took a hit Wednesday. A judge in U.S. district court in Minnesota has denied the NHL's motion to dismiss litigation brought against the league by former players regarding concussions...." March 25

  • Could the Flyers have interest in Justin Williams this summer?

    Courier-Post "It's late March and the Flyers are in a frustrating spot. Their 6.5-percent odds at winning the lottery to pick first in June's draft are greater than their 0.1-percent odds at making the postseason. By the end of the week, they may meet mathematical elimination. All season long the team has..." March 25

  • Flyers' Emery savored chance after hip surgery "Five years ago, Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Ray Emery received what was supposed to be a hockey death sentence. He was diagnosed with avascular necrosis in his right hip. Not only was his hockey career over, walking normally again was in question. Today, as Emery prepares for a game against..." March 25

  • Flyers’ record, relationship with Mason has Berube’s job status being questioned

    Pro Hockey Talk "The 2014-15 NHL season is not ending well for Flyers coach Craig Berube. His team is losing, with practically zero chance of making the playoffs. There’s been tension with his No. 1 goalie, the outspoken Steve Mason. And that’s led to the predictable questions about Berube’s future behind..." March 24

  • Edmonton Oilers down Philadelphia Flyers in overtime

    Edmonton Sun "Amid the carnage of another Edmonton Oilers season, there are still some bright spots trying their best to shine a little light on the stretch drive. Like Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who added a pair of goals to his career high total Saturday, scoring 51 seconds into the first period and then adding..." March 22

  • Why Flyers' failures could cost Berube his job "The Flyers are broken, and it would be surprising if the organization doesn't hire another coach to try to put them back together. Coach Craig Berube is a good hockey man with strong principles, but he has lost this flawed team. Many of the players are upset with Berube's singling out goalie..." March 22

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    Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers

    INJURY UPDATE: D Luke Schenn will not play tonight due to a lower-body injury. He is day-to-day.

  • Michael Del Zotto to return from upper-body injury — not foot

    CSN Philly "Michael Del Zotto says he’s been wondering why he keeps reading about his sore right foot when it’s been his upper torso that’s been bothering him. The Flyers' 24-year-old defenseman, who will re-enter the lineup Thursday night against the Flames, has missed six games because of his..." March 19

  • Flyers playing for little else than personal pride

    CSN Philly "Ten games. That’s all that remains to this lost Flyers season. Ten games for the Flyers to finish off their second non-playoff campaign over the past three years. Some players are fighting for jobs. Some for promotions. Some to save the coaching staff. Jakub Voracek could easily look at..." March 19

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    Tim Panaccio @tpanotchCSN

    Del Zotto will play tomorrow in Calgary.

  • Canucks, Burrows take down Flyers, 4-1

    Vancouver Sun "On a night the Vancouver Canucks honoured Pat Quinn, it was another ‘Irishman’ who helped cap off what was a highly emotional evening in style. You’ve heard of Alex O’Burrows, right? Okay, he’s French-Canadian, but it was St. Patrick’s Day, so technically everyone is Irish. Burrows scored..." March 18

  • Report: NHL to have 3-on-3 OT hockey, pending approval

    Puck Drunk Love "The NHL is looking to decide the outcomes of more games before they reach a shootout and they believe moving to 3-on-3 hockey in overtime is the way to do it. The AHL recently incorporated 3-on-3 play in overtime and they’ve seen a drastic drop in games decided by the skills competition...." March 18

  • Nick Cousins 'real solid' in NHL debut

    CSN Philly "Chris VandeVelde knew how Nick Cousins felt toiling with the Phantoms, putting up some impressive numbers and wondering if he'd ever get a call-up to the NHL level. The same thing happened to VandeVelde in the past and now he’s a Flyer. “If you don’t ever get that opportunity, you never know..." March 18

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