Flyers Rumors & News

  • 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

    NHL.com "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

    Philly.com "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'

    NHL.com "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

    Philly.com "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

    NHL.com "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

    NHL.com "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

  • Flyers prospect Morin looks to use his size, toughness

    Philly.com "Towering Sam Morin has had a tough offseason. First, he underwent hip and abdominal surgery, and then he battled strep throat, forcing him to miss the first two days of the Flyers' development camp. But the 6-foot-7, 227-pound defenseman was on the ice for drills Saturday during Day 3 of camp..." July 10

  • Former Flyer Medvedev signs with Avangard Omsk of KHL

    Sportsnet "Defenceman Evgeny Medvedev has signed a two-year contract with Avangard Omsk of the KHL. Medvedev had spent his entire career in Russia before signing a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers last off-season." July 09

  • Now back at home, journeyman T.J. Brennan hopes to stick with Flyers

    CSN Philly "For T.J. Brennan, watching the Flyers on television and attending games as a kid at the Spectrum was a highlight of his childhood. A two-year contract with the Flyers, signed on Monday night as the organization’s newest defenseman, well, that is a dream come true. “I fell in love with the..." July 09

  • Provorov and Konecny highlight Flyers development camp

    Philly.com "For the Flyers, the focus of development camp - which started in Voorhees on Thursday - is on fundamentals, nutrition, and conditioning habits that will help the prospects in their pursuit of the NHL. The evaluation will come at a later date. For some, like touted defenseman Ivan Provorov and..." July 08

  • AHL announces new rules on fighting that could come to the NHL

    Puck Drunk Love "The AHL has announced new rules regarding fighting and they may eventually impact the future of fighting in the NHL. The new rules are an attempt to cut down on staged fights and aim to eliminate players who fall into the “goon” category. First, AHL players won’t be able to fight after a..." July 07

  • Top 50 defenseman rankings for July

    NHL.com "This offseason hasn't brought a lot of player movement along the blue line, but the outlook for fantasy defensemen heading into this NHL season did have a major change. Prior to the start of free agency, two big-name defensemen switched teams in a one-for-one trade, sparking plenty of debate in..." July 07

  • Flyers sign T.J. Brennan to multi-year contract

    TSN "The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with defenceman T.J. Brennan on a multiyear contract extension. Tim Panaccio of CSN reports the deal is a two-year, two-way contract worth $625,000 annually. twitter embed Brennan, 27, has spent the majority of his career in the American Hockey..." July 05

  • ‘It will get done,’ says Hextall of re-signing Brayden Schenn

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the chaos of free agency slowing down to some degree over the weekend, Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall will turn his attention toward getting Brayden Schenn signed to a new deal. Schenn, 24, scored a career high 26 goals and 59 points this past season, while in the final year of a..." July 03

  • Flyers sign forwards Greg Carey, Andy Miele; defenseman Will O'Neill

    NHL.com "The Philadelphia Flyers announced that they have signed forwards Greg Carey and Andy Miele, and defenseman Will O’Neill, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Below are some news & notes on Carey, Miele and O’Neill: GREG CAREY (LW) PREVIOUS TEAM: Springfield Falcons (AHL) DRAFTED:..." July 02

  • Flyers sign Dale Weise and Boyd Gordon

    NHL.com "DALE WEISE (RW) PREVIOUS TEAM: Chicago Blackhawks; Montreal Canadiens DRAFTED: 2008 (4th Round, 111th Overall) - NY Rangers AGE: 27 (8-5-88) BORN: Winnipeg, Manitoba VITALS: 6’2”, 206 pounds SHOOTS: Right Split last year between the Montreal Canadiens and Chicago Blackhawks where he..." July 01

  • Flyers sign forward Dale Weise to 4 year, $9.4 million deal

    Broad Street Hockey "The rumors were apparently true: forward Dale Weise has reportedly signed with the Philadelphia Flyers. TSN’s Bob McKenzie said on television that the deal is a four-year deal worth more than $2 million per season. Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet confirmed that it’s a total of $9.4 million per..." July 01

  • Ranking the top 20 NHL unrestricted free agents

    USA Today "The NHL free agent signing period doesn’t start until Friday at noon, ET, but teams have been allowed to talk to potential free agents since Saturday. Scorers are in short supply, as are impact defensemen, particularly right-shot defensemen. Here is a ranking of the top 20 potential..." June 27

  • NHL Draft Picks Tracker

    NHL.com "The first round of the 2016 NHL Draft at First Niagara Center on Friday marked the first step toward an NHL career for 30 young men. NHL.com has the vital information and analysis for each selection here. DATA TRACKER: PICK-BY-PICK 1. Toronto Maple Leafs - Auston Matthews, C,..." June 25

  • NHL Entry Draft's later rounds wrongly ignored on many levels

    Edmonton Journal "The 2016 NHL Entry Draft will unfold this Friday, when the Toronto Maple Leafs are expected to draft Auston Matthews first overall. History has proven the first round is usually where the most prolific offensive players are chosen. The top-25 point producers during the last five NHL seasons..." June 24

  • Flyers sign Gudas to reported 4-year, $13.4M extension

    Broad Street Hockey "On the eve of the NHL draft, the Flyers have made their first key personnel move of the offseason, as they've signed Radko Gudas to a multi-year contract extension. It's not surprising to see Gudas, who would have become a restricted free agent next week, re-signed this quickly." June 24

  • NHL confirms expansion to Las Vegas for 2017-18 season

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman announced Wednesday that the league's Board of Governors unanimously approved expansion to Las Vegas for the 2017-18 season. Bill Foley will be principal owner of the franchise, which will play its home games at the recently opened T-Mobile Arena. Foley and his..." June 22

  • Here's your handy guide to how the NHL's Las Vegas expansion draft will work

    SB Nation "The NHL announced their expansion into Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon. That's all very exciting for their fans and the city of Las Vegas, but the fans of the other 30 teams are probably wondering what this means for their clubs. That's because an expansion draft is coming in 2017. Every NHL..." June 22

  • NHL sets 2016-17 salary cap at $73M

    The Score "The salary cap for the 2016-17 NHL season has been set at $73 million, with a floor of $54 million, the league and NHLPA announced on Tuesday. The new cap marks an increase $1.6 million (2.2 percent) from last season, and comes from the NHLPA's vote to use its five-percent growth factor." June 22

  • NHL releases full schedule for 2016-17 season

    Sportsnet "he NHL’s 2016-17 regular season will commence Wednesday, Oct. 12, with a four-game slate, highlighted by the Edmonton Oilers playing their first game at their new arena, Rogers Place. The 1,230-game regular-season schedule – 82 games per team – will conclude Sunday, April 9. After closing..." June 21

  • NHL 2016-17 home openers announced, Penguins to host Capitals

    The Score "Just eight days after the Pittsburgh Penguins captured the Stanley Cup, the NHL announced they will raise their fourth championship banner to the rafters Oct. 13 when Sidney Crosby will host Alex Ovechkin and the rival Washington Capitals. The season will start a week later than usual with the..." June 20

  • Top 10 trade candidates at the 2016 NHL draft

    The Hockey News "Draft day has usurped trade deadline day and free agent day as the NHL’s most exciting off-ice event, and it’s not because of the drafting. The last weekend in June has become a lightning rod for blockbuster trades because, unlike at the trade deadline, almost every franchise is a theoretical..." June 16

  • Order Of Selection For The 2016 NHL Draft

    kuklaskorner "The National Hockey League announced today the order of selection for the 2016 NHL Draft, June 24-25 at First Niagara Center in Buffalo. The first round will be conducted on Friday, June 24 and broadcast live by NBCSN in the United States and Sportsnet and TVA in Canada, beginning at 7 p.m., ET...." June 16

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