Flyers Rumors & News

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27


    CSN Philly "What a difference for Brayden Schenn to walk into Flyers training camp and feel as if he’s arrived. The forward is coming off a season in which he posted career-highs in goals (26), assists (33) and points (59), which earned him the team’s Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy as the most improved..." September 25

  • Newcomer Gordon expected to improve the penalty kill "The Flyers are hoping newcomer Boyd Gordon can help bolster a penalty-killing unit that finished 20th out of 30 NHL teams last season. Gordon, a veteran center who was signed as a free agent, won 54 percent of his shorthanded faceoff draws in 2015-16, and he impressed coach Dave Hakstol with..." September 25

  • Read looking to bounce back after two subpar seasons "Which version of Matt Read will be in the Flyers' lineup this season - if, in fact, he beats out several camp challengers and earns one of the winger spots? After starting his career with three solid seasons, Read has looked slower and has been unproductive the last two. Two years ago, he..." September 25

  • NHL board approves Snider estate's sale to Comcast "The NHL board of governors on Friday unanimously approved the Ed Snider estate's sale of its Flyers' shares to Comcast Corp., a league source said. Comcast is buying the portion of the Flyers and other Comcast Spectacor properties owned by Snider's estate, which has a 24 percent share." September 24

  • Radko Gudas (wrist) not cleared to shoot, hopes to play a few preseason games for Flyers

    CSN Philly "Radko Gudas thinks he’ll be available for exhibition play before the end of the preseason. The Flyers' defenseman, who is rehabbing a fractured right wrist, still has not been cleared to shoot the puck as full training camp opens on Friday at Skate Zone (see storylines). “It’s a longer..." September 23

  • Comcast buying remaining Flyers shares from Snider's estate "For the first time since the Flyers were founded 50 years ago, the Ed Snider family will not be part of the ownership group. Comcast Corp. is buying the portion of the Flyers and other Comcast Spectacor properties owned by Ed Snider's estate. The company declined to release the financial terms..." September 22

  • No guarantees Travis Konecny, Ivan Provorov make Flyers

    CSN Philly "With the Flyers' main camp opening Friday, all eyes will be on Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov, as their quest to make the orange and black begins and the countdown to hysteria starts ticking until the time comes to decide if they're ready for the next level. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall..." September 21

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Carey Price to Start for Team Canada, Claude Giroux a Healthy Scratch

    The Hockey Writers "After Friday’s Team Canada practice, just one day before the 2016 World Cup of Hockey opens, coach Mike Babcock revealed the lineup for Saturday’s opener. As expected, Carey Price will start in net for Team Canada. The surprise in net is that Corey Crawford, who has never suited up for his..." September 17

  • How much time does the Flyers’ core group have left?

    Courier-Post "When his plane touched down in Philadelphia Monday night, Wayne Simmonds immediately started thinking about the answers to a lot of questions about the upcoming season. What are the expectations? Can the Flyers win now? How much time do members of their core group have in their..." September 17

  • With new contract, expectations rise for Schenn

    Courier-Post "Last year around this time, Brayden Schenn had a couple reasons to feel behind the 8-ball. First, he didn’t get an extension and Sean Couturier did, even though both of their contracts ended this June. It was a “prove you’re worth it” situation that Flyers general manager Ron Hextall presented..." September 17

  • Gudas skipping World Cup to prep for Flyers season "Radko Gudas, who will miss the World Cup because of an injured right wrist, was among a handful of Flyers veterans skating at the team's practice facility in Voorhees on Monday - 12 days before they are required to be on the ice. But while Gudas said the wrist has been slow to heal - he can't..." September 13

  • How the Flyers see their goalie future

    Courier-Post "Free agency can be a tricky situation for a team when it knows it has to re-sign a player that is an integral part of the puzzle. With their goaltending situation, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall may be in the polar opposite. Both Michal Neuvirth and Steve Mason are entering the last year..." September 13

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Scott Laughton, Andrew MacDonald look to bounce back in 2016-17

    CSN Philly "Scott Laughton isn’t ready to call the upcoming year a make-or-break season. Heading into the final year of his entry-level contract, Laughton is focused on earning a regular spot on the Flyers' roster. Despite making the Flyers' lineup out of training camp last season, struggles in his own end..." September 10

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Czech Republic's Hertl, Gudas opt out of World Cup

    The Hockey Writers "The World Cup of Hockey is a few days away, but many teams are still trying to figure out what their final rosters will look like due to many players opting out of the tournament. The most recent players to back out of the tournament are San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl and Philadelphia Flyers..." September 03

  • Claude Giroux confirms hip is at one hundred percent

    Today's Slapshot "Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux underwent bilateral hip surgery at the end of his 2015-16 campaign, which was expected to hold him out for recovery for an estimated 10 to 12 weeks. He was back on the ice by late July, though, and now insists he’s back to 100 percent – putting him..." August 31

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Simmonds: Racism still exists in today’s game

    Today's Slapshot "Wayne Simmonds grew up in Canada, but his NHL career has been spent in the United States with the Los Angeles Kings and the Philadelphia Flyers. During a Wednesday morning appearance on Toronto’s Sportsnet 590, the winger was asked to share his perspective on the ‘significantly different’..." August 24

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Sielski: Waiting on young players is tough for Philly fans "Lately, anyone who follows Philadelphia sports - the four major pro franchises, that is - has to feel like the last person in line at the DMV. You've taken your number. You're waiting your turn. And you're just hoping that the process, however long it takes, turns out to be less aggravating than..." August 06

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Blue Jackets sign UFA Sam Gagner to one-year deal

    Sportsnet "The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed UFA forward Sam Gagner to a one-year deal, the team announced Monday. According to Aaron Portzline of The Columbus Dispatch, the deal is worth $650,000." August 01

  • Agent: Sam Gagner closer to signing, Canucks in the mix

    The Score "Unrestricted free agent Sam Gagner is getting closer to signing a new contract, with a number of teams, including the Canucks, in the mix, Gagner's agent told News 1130 in Vancouver on Friday. The 26-year-old forward appeared in 53 games for the Philadelphia Flyers last season, recording eight..." July 30

  • Jackets Close To Signing Gagner

    Columbus Dispatch "The Blue Jackets are close to signing free agent center Sam Gagner to a one-year contract, sources told The Dispatch on Saturday. The deal could be finalized as soon as Monday. Gagner, 26, had eight goals, eight assists and 25 penalty minutes in 53 games with Philadelphia last season. He also..." July 30

  • How Wayne Simmonds is paying it forward at home

    Sportsnet "Legacy. It can be something you leave behind or something you benefit from. In Wayne Simmonds’ case, it’s both. Simmonds is a prime example of a hockey player lifted by his community to heights that allowed him to represent Canada and find success in the NHL. Now, the Philadelphia Flyers..." July 28

  • Brayden Schenn out to 'prove myself' "Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn was waiting in the hearing room for his arbitration case in Toronto on Monday morning knowing one of two things was going to happen in the next few minutes. Either his representatives were going to come in for the start of the hearing, or he was going..." July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Flyers sign Brandon Manning to new contract "Brandon Manning is the latest Flyer to avoid arbitration. Elliotte Friedman and Tim Wharnsby of CBC Sports have the details on the defenseman's new contract." July 26

  • Flyers, Brayden Schenn agree to terms on a four-year contract "The Philadelphia Flyers announced today that they have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with forward Brayden Schenn, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Schenn is coming off a career year in 2015-16, his fifth season with the Flyers, where he recorded new career-highs in nearly..." July 25

  • Flyers' Couturier gets hometown street named after him

    The Score "A five-year professional with shutdown defensive skills, it's easy to forget that Sean Couturier's still a kid. His latest accomplishment won't do much to alter the common assumption otherwise. Couturier, 23, cemented luminary status in his hometown of Bathurst, New Brunswick over the weekend,..." July 24

  • Brayden Schenn asks for $5.5 million, Flyers offer just over $4.3M AAV on 2-year deal

    Broad Street Hockey "With the Flyers and restricted free agent forward Brayden Schenn still not having reached an agreement on a new contract, and with Schenn’s arbitration hearing set to begin on Monday morning at 9:00 a.m., formal preparations for the hearing are now underway. Both Schenn and the Flyers have..." July 23

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Flyers' Giroux returns to ice ahead of schedule after surgery

    The Score "Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux is ahead of schedule on his road to recovery. The 28-year-old pivot underwent surgery to repair right hip and bilateral lower abdominal muscle tears May 17, returning to the ice Wednesday, one week ahead of the initial 10-12 week recovery timeline." July 21

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

  • Flyers Sign Petr Straka "The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with forward Petr Straka on a one-year contract, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Straka, 24 (6-15-1992), will embark on his fourth season in the Flyers organization. He originally signed with the club on April 11, 2013 and joined the..." July 16

  • Expansion draft playing heavy hand in the current NHL offseason

    Yardbarker "Never mind the fact the NHL expansion draft won’t take place for another yea, it has had an very strong effect on the happenings of the current offseason. Even before league commissioner Gary Bettman made the official announcement that the NHL will be adding a team in Las Vegas, it appeared..." July 15

  • Flyers sign Laberge to entry-level contract

    CSN Philly "It didn't take long for second-round pick Pascal Laberge to get a contract. Taken in this year's draft, the 18-year-old swing forward signed a standard three-year, entry-level contract with the Flyers on Thursday night. The deal's average annual value is $925,000, according to a source." July 15

  • NHL reaches landmark in-market streaming deal with Fox Sports

    Fox Sports "The NHL recently reached an agreement with Fox Sports for in-market streaming. Although not finalized, an agreement has been reached after negotiations spanning the course of five years. The agreement will allow in-market streaming of NHL games that are broadcast on Fox’s regional sports networks..." July 14

  • Calder runner-up Gostisbehere (hip, abdomen) to resume skating next week

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some good news for star Flyers rookie d-man Shayne Gostisbehere — he’ll be hitting the ice very soon. Gostisbehere, who finished second to Chicago’s Artemi Panarin for this year’s Calder Trophy, expects to resume skating next week after undergoing mid-May surgery to repair the labrum in his..." July 13

  • Eight NHL teams that could be active in trade market this offseason

    USA Today "While the high-profile unrestricted free agents have all been claimed, offseason shopping is far from finished. Free agents such as Sam Gagner, Justin Schultz, Matt Carle, Kris Versteeg and James Wisniewski are still available. i Now multiple teams are looking to make trades to ease their..." July 11

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