Flyers Rumors & News

  • Slava Fetisov wants to ban young Russians from playing in NHL

    CBSSports.com "Slava Fetisov, a former NHL defenseman that is now a senator in Russia, has called for the country to place a ban on young Russian players from playing in the NHL, restrictions that used to be in place until the late 1980s when Fetisov himself was one of the first players from the country to make..." May 22

  • Flyers sign RW Aaron Palushaj from Russian league

    Courier-Post "No, it's not your imagination. There's a movement in Russia's Kontinental Hockey League to move overseas. Thursday, the Flyers announced that they had signed their second player in as many days from Russia's KHL, where salaries last season were reported to drop 50 percent from the start of..." May 22

  • Flyers sign KHL defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev

    CSN Philly "When Ron Hextall said he was looking to upgrade his defense for next season, he didn’t mean by solely promoting one of his coveted prospects currently in the minors or juniors. On Wednesday, their already crowded blue line expanded again with the signing of 32-year-old Yevgeni Medvedev from..." May 21

  • Flyers name Dave Hakstol new head coach

    Sportsnet.ca "The Philadelphia Flyers announced their 19th head coach in franchise history Monday, naming college coach Dave Hakstol as their new man behind the bench." May 18

  • Judge Grants Class-Action Status To Sports TV Blackout Antitrust Case

    Deadspin.com "U.S. District Court judge Shira Scheindlin yesterday granted plaintiffs’ motion to certify class action status in an antitrust lawsuit against MLB and the NHL, a case that threatens to demolish the decades-old blackout system in sports media. Scheindlin’s decision, which you can read here,..." May 15

  • Jeremy Roenick suggests under-the-radar option for Flyers

    CSN Philly "We know Mike Babcock is a possibility. We know Todd McLellan is too. There are numerous recognizable names out there. But is there anyone else — perhaps a lower profile guy — who would be a good fit as the next Flyers head coach? Former Flyer and current NBC hockey analyst Jeremy..." May 13

  • Flyers in hunt as courting of Red Wings' Babcock begins in earnest

    Philly.com "After a week of contemplation, Mike Babcock wants to see what's on the open market. And despite their interest in keeping Babcock on as head coach, the Detroit Red Wings will give him that opportunity. The Red Wings granted Babcock permission to speak to interested parties beginning at noon..." May 10

  • Wings head coach Mike Babcock permitted to talk to other NHL teams

    TSN.ca "The NHL's free agent frenzy has begun with head coach Mike Babcock as the headliner. TSN has learned that the Detroit Red Wings have given him permission to talk to other NHL teams about coaching opportunities in a window that is open until mid-May. According to TSN Hockey Insider Bob..." May 09

  • Hextall opens up on coaching search and Voracek's contract

    CSN Philly "One year into his tenure as Flyers general manager, Ron Hextall knows he has plenty of work ahead of him if he wants to get his team back to the playoffs. For starters, finding a new coach is at the top of the list. Getting leading scorer Jakub Voracek signed to an extension should be up there,..." May 09

  • Can new NHL salary site be the next CapGeek?

    Sportsnet.ca "Since CapGeek went offline in January, analysts, agents, media types and, yes, fans have been craving a suitable replacement source for NHL salary information. While a few websites such as NHLNumbers.com offer up player salary and cap management statistics, no site has been able to focus solely..." May 07

  • Judge orders Bettman to testify on concussions lawsuit

    TSN.ca "NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman has been ordered by a U.S. federal court judge to offer testimony in the concussions lawsuit filed by 60 former players against the league. TSN has learned that late Tuesday, a judge ordered Bettman to testify in July on matters related to the high-stakes..." May 06

  • Flyers gunning for Mike Babcock; Todd McLellan not serious head coach candidate

    Newark Star-Ledger "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall's search for a new head coach is just kicking into high gear and it's already come to this: He really, really wants Mike Babcock. And if Babcock stays with the Detroit Red Wings for an 11th season or opts to use his free agent status to go elsewhere, then..." May 04

  • Flyers sign defenseman Christian Marti to entry-level deal

    CSN Philly "Maybe he’ll become the next Mark Streit. The Flyers have added yet another young defenseman to their growing list of blueliners. On Friday, they signed 22-year-old free agent Christian Marti, from Switzerland, to an entry-level contract. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound defenseman plays for..." May 03

  • Should Flyers consider Dallas Eakins as HC?

    CSN Philly "Ron Hextall has already told people he has a lengthy list of who he is considering as the next coach of the Flyers. The fact that we have not seen nor heard yet of anyone visiting the Flyers would seem to indicate that Hextall’s top choice is someone still coaching a team alive in the NHL..." April 30

  • Berube: ‘I Expected To Come Back And Coach’

    CBS Philly "In his first interview since being fired on April 17th, former Flyers head coach Craig Berube admitted on SportsRadio 94WIP that he was “surprised” of the decision. “I think yeah, you’re always surprised when you get let go,” Berube told Angelo Cataldi and the 94WIP Morning Show on Tuesday. “I..." April 28

  • Eakins on Flyers radar for coaching vacancy

    Pro Hockey Talk "Former Edmonton Oilers head coach Dallas Eakins is on Philadelphia Flyers’ short list to fill their coaching vacancy. According to Sportsnet’s Damien Cox, Eakins, who was fired by the Oilers in December, could be a possibility to fill the spot left by the recently fired Craig Berube. Eakins..." April 26

  • Hal Gill retires after 16 NHL seasons

    CBSSports.com "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

    CBSSports.com "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

    Philly.com "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

    TSN.ca "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

    Philly.com "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

    Sportsnet.ca "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

    Deadspin.com "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

    Philly.com "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

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