Flyers Rumors & News

  • Flyers rebound from blown lead to beat Hurricanes in OT

    CSN Philly "Which of the following is more stunning: That it took the Flyers 167 minutes and 54 seconds to end their scoreless skid? Or that once it happened, they scored two goals in less than five minutes? Or that Dave Hakstol’s club blew a two-goal lead against Carolina in the third period, yet..." November 24

  • A brief history of the NHL pretending to fix scoring

    ESPN "The 1992-93 season is often seen as being among the best ever. Mario Lemieux beat cancer and had 160 points in 60 games. Teemu Selanne obliterated the rookie scoring record with 76 goals. A new wave of Russian stars such as Sergei Fedorov, Alexander Mogilny and Pavel Bure was dazzling fans. And..." November 24

  • The NHL's Most Valuable Teams "Combine lots of playoff hockey and a cash-rich arena with the National Hockey League’s biggest market and you get the sport’s most valuable franchise. For the first time since 2004 the New York Rangers are the most valuable team TISI +% in the NHL, worth $1.2 billion. The Rangers generated the..." November 24

  • Report: NHL moving closer to testing players for cocaine

    Sportsnet "According to Renaud Lavoie of TVA Sports, The NHL could very well expand their current drug testing to include cocaine by the end of this season. Cocaine use among NHL players has been brought up several times in the past year. New York Rangers forward Jarret Stoll, then a member of the Los..." November 23

  • Senators blank Flyers 4-0 to cap off dominant homestand

    Ottawa Citizen "It’s always smart to do a solid house cleaning before leaving home for awhile. With goaltender Craig Anderson leading the way by sweeping away everything around the crease, the Senators delivered a tidy 4-0 victory over the offensively challenged Philadelphia Flyers Saturday. In the process,..." November 22

  • NHL reportedly will add regular season bye weeks for each team beginning in 2016

    SB Nation "The NHL is taking a page from the NFL's playbook next season, as the league has reportedly agreed with the NHL Players Association to install bye weeks for every team in the 2016-17 schedule. Each club will receive a week off between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season, according to ESPN reporter..." November 21

  • Sharks win in overtime, improve to 4-0 on road trip

    San Jose Mercury News "Martin Jones had varying degrees of offensive support throughout the first half of the Sharks' six-game trip, and he used every little bit to pick up three straight wins. Jones didn't have any offensive help through the first 60 minutes of Thursday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers, and he..." November 20

  • NHL players were 'uncomfortable' with All-Star fantasy draft

    The Score "With the NHL announcing its surprising new format for the 2016 All-Star Game, involving a 3-on-3 mini-tournament, Mathieu Schneider of the NHLPA discussed what went wrong with the fantasy draft format used at the last three All-Star Games. "I think the concept was neat. In the beginning," said..." November 20

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    Pierre LeBrun @Real_ESPNLeBrun

    The league will fit the 5-day bye break into schedules for each team between Jan. 1 and Feb. 28 next season...

  • New format for Honda NHL All-Star Game announced "The 2016 Honda NHL All-Star Game will be transformed into a 3-on-3 All-Star Tournament among the NHL's most talented star players from each division, the National Hockey League Players' Association (NHLPA) and National Hockey League (NHL®) announced today. The new format will divide the..." November 19

  • Flyers stay positive after blowing lead late in SO loss to Kings

    CSN Philly "They just couldn’t close it out. After hanging with one of the best teams in the Western Conference for 59 minutes and building two separate leads, the Flyers buckled under pressure, surrendering a game-tying goal with just 55 seconds remaining in the third period. Then madness ensued. A..." November 18

  • NHL All-Star Game to comprise 3 20-minute, 3-on-3 games

    ESPN "Changes are indeed afoot for January's NHL All-Star Game at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. How about three mini-games for the price of one? This year's All-Star Game will be three separate 20-minute, 3-on-3 games resulting from a four-team mini-playoff, sources confirmed to..." November 18

  • Ex-Flyer Mike Richards' sudden, mysterious fall "Handsome, rich, and a two-time Stanley Cup champion with the Los Angeles Kings, Mike Richards was on top of the world. But Richards, once the face of the Flyers, finds himself out of professional hockey and trying to stay out of jail after allegedly carrying painkilling prescription drugs..." November 17

  • After benching, Brayden Schenn back on Flyers' top line

    Courier-Post "From press box to top line, Brayden Schenn is ready to return to the Flyers lineup. A healthy scratch Saturday against the Carolina Hurricanes, Schenn found himself alongside Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek in Monday’s practice. “It’s hard to figure out sometimes,” Schenn said of why he..." November 17

  • Gary Bettman earned $9.6 million in season that followed lockout

    The Score "NHL commissioner Gary Bettman reportedly earned more than $9.6 million in base salary and benefits in the season that followed the lockout-shortened 2012-13 campaign, according to the Sports Business Journal. Bettman's earnings represented an $800,000 raise from the previous year, in which he..." November 17

  • Connor McDavid dodges question on Flyers injuring him on purpose

    Yahoo! Sports "Please recall Connor McDavid breaking his left clavicle in a game against the Philadelphia Flyers earlier this month, as the Edmonton Oilers sensation crashed into the end boards followed by two Flyers after taking a shot on goal. The hockey world reacted mournfully, as McDavid’s brilliant..." November 16

  • Ryan White out 2-4 weeks with upper-body injury

    Broad Street Hockey "The Flyers' fourth line takes a hit as Ryan White will miss up to a month with an upper-body injury. The Philadelphia Flyers picked up a big win in Raleigh last night against the Carolina Hurricanes, but they didn't leave the game fully unscathed. Fourth line forward Ryan White left the game in..." November 16

  • Jakub Voracek's 1st goal lifts Flyers past Hurricanes in OT

    CSN Philly "The kids gave them a lift. And Jakub Voracek gave them a victory. The Flyers, who looked invisible for two periods, rallied behind the efforts of youngster Shayne Gostisbehere and Taylor Leier in the third and then stunned the Hurricanes, 3-2, in overtime Saturday at PNC Arena (see Instant..." November 15

  • Paris attacks greatly impact Flyers' Bellemare "Philadelphia Flyers center Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was impacted greatly by the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday. Bellemare was born and raised in the French capital and said Saturday his sister lives there. He said he reached her Friday and she was not in danger. "She was home,"..." November 15

  • Flyers' Mark Streit out 6 weeks with 'pubic plate detachment'

    CBS Sports "Defense is already a weak spot for the Philadelphia Flyers this season and it's only going to get worse now that their top guy, Mark Streit, is going to be sidelined for at least the next six weeks after he has surgery on Tuesday. And instead of just giving us a very vague "lower or upper body"..." November 14

  • Capitals’ power play finally flexes as Jason Chimera sparks 5-2 win over Flyers

    Washington Post "The resurgence of the Washington Capitals’ power play came from an unexpected source — the team’s oldest player, who doesn’t even remember the previous time he scored a power-play goal. But he found himself on the unit because Coach Barry Trotz wanted more traffic in front of the net, so there was..." November 13

  • Maybe Flyers should trade Claude Giroux while he's still valuable "During baseball's General Managers Meetings in Florida this week, word seaped out that the Phillies were willing to listen to offers for their young closer, Ken "100-miles-an-hour" Giles. On the surface, it made no sense. With a new team president and a new GM, the Phillies are in rebuilding..." November 13

  • Flyers GM defends roster, still convinced this is a playoff team

    Yahoo! Sports "Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall doesn’t want to hear about players not feeling well or being tired or generally being morose about the season. “Too bad. You gotta go out there and you gotta play your ass off,” he said. That was the message when Hextall gave a mini state-of-the-Flyers..." November 13

  • Flyers hold (another) closed-door meeting after ‘unacceptable’ loss to Avs

    Pro Hockey Talk "Things ain’t good in Philly. The Flyers, who lost for the seventh time in eight games on Tuesday thanks to a 4-0 spanking from Colorado, held their second closed-door meeting of the young season afterward — and while players weren’t divulging what was said, they didn’t make it hard to..." November 12

  • Avalanche starts season-long road trip with win over Flyers

    Denver Post "When the Avalanche wins — however rare it has been this season — it usually goes big. In Colorado's four triumphs entering Tuesday, three ended with a three-goal cushion. They were dominant victories against Dallas (6-3), at Anaheim (3-0) and vs. Calgary (6-3). A similar result unfolded at..." November 11

  • NHL considering bigger nets if it can’t shrink goalie gear

    Yahoo! Sports "David Poile sees it as a goalie-sized panic button. “The subject that no one wants to go to right now. The last resort,” said the Nashville Predators general manager. “The bigger nets.” Through 215 games, the NHL is averaging 5.26 goals per game played. Last season ended with a 5.32..." November 11

  • Are bigger nets the right answer for the NHL?

    Puck Drunk Love "After some pretty significant rule changes in the NHL it seems like changing the rulebook is the topic du jour around the league. Everyone has an opinion about how the league should be run but the most headway is being made when trying to change the rules. The most recent topic discussed is..." November 10

  • Report: NHL won't vote on expansion at Board of Governors

    Yardbarker "It looks like the wait for the final decision on NHL expansion is going to continue. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced Monday that the matter of adding new teams to the NHL will not be voted on at the up-coming Board of Governors meeting, Dan Rosen of reported: “Commissioner..." November 10

  • Neuvirth and Flyers shutout Jets

    Courier-Post "It took less than five minutes before the Flyers needed to have their bacon saved by a goalie whose only wins have come when he’s been perfect. Winnipeg Jets left wing Mathieu Perreault came darting in at Michal Neuvirth with no one in particular covering him. A no-look pass gave Perreault a..." November 08

  • Gagner in, Lecavalier out against Jets

    Pro Hockey Talk "After being a healthy scratch in Thursday’s game against the Calgary Flames, Sam Gagner will make his return to the lineup against Winnipeg. He will be taking Vincent Lecavalier‘s spot. “Sam is going to go in and step in on the second power-play unit,” said Flyers coach Dave Hakstol. “He..." November 07

  • Calgary Flames edge Philadelphia Flyers in OT

    Calgary Sun "Just the day before, Calgary Flames head coach Bob Hartley admitted his team would gain confidence even by winning ugly. He got his wish. It wasn’t a treat to behold, but the struggling Flames finally returned to the win column, claiming a 2-1 overtime NHL affair over the Philadelphia Flyers..." November 06

  • Connor McDavid out with injury as Oilers defeat Flyers

    Edmonton Sun "Is there such a thing as a devastating victory? Absolutely. The Edmonton Oilers suffered one Tuesday night when their 4-2 comeback win over the Philadelphia Flyers cost them franchise player Connor McDavid. McDavid injured himself late in the second period and did not return (he was seen..." November 04

  • Sean Couturier nearing return from concussion

    Courier-Post "While the Flyers moved out West to embark on a four-game roadtrip in Canada, Sean Couturier was in Voorhees, skating and skating, waiting for a headache. In the past three days, there weren’t any. The center, concussed by ex-teammate Zac Rinaldo via a nasty hit in Boston Oct. 21, is feeling..." November 04

  • Virtanen gets his first goal in Canucks' 4-1 win over Flyers

    Vancouver Sun "The Vancouver Canucks kept Jake Virtanen because they figured the teenager’s speed, power and enthusiasm would help them. A day later, it did. What took so long? “Everybody remembers their first,” veteran Canuck Jannik Hansen said of scoring in the National Hockey League. “The first one is the..." November 03

  • Medvedev flies back to Philly with ‘upper-body injury’

    Courier-Post "The plan was for Evgeny Medvedev to take a skate Tuesday morning with Sean Couturier and Chris Conner. A black practice jersey hung in the Russian defenseman's locker stall, but the player was nowhere to be found. Instead of being at the rink, he was en route back to Philadelphia with what..." November 03

  • Eichel puts a charge into Sabres’ victory over Flyers

    Buffalo News "The building was quiet. The Sabres were doing good things, but nothing to get the crowd’s excitement level up. Then Jack Eichel happened. The rookie added yet another highlight to his rapidly growing video package Friday, opening the scoring and bringing the noise into First Niagara Center...." October 31

  • Travis Zajac’s two goals help Devils roll past Flyers

    New York Post "Travis Zajac scored twice and Kyle Palmieri had a goal and two assists to lead the Devils to a 4-1 victory over the Flyers on Thursday night. Andy Greene scored an empty-net goal with 6.7 seconds left for the Devils, who won their fourth straight on the road. Luke Schenn scored for..." October 30

  • NHL coaches are up to the challenge with new rule allowing them to review goals

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "Dan Bylsma is a big supporter of the NHL's decision to introduce coaching challenges this season. It makes no difference to the Buffalo Sabres' first-year coach that the new rule cost his team in its season-opening game. The Sabres became the NHL's second team to have a goal disallowed as a..." October 30

  • Petr Svoboda: Jakub Voracek's struggles not contract-related

    CSN Philly "Hockey agent Petr Svoboda is in New York City this week meeting with clients. The former Flyers defenseman was debating whether to catch a train to Philly to talk to his No. 1 client — Jakub Voracek. Instead, he called Voracek on the phone. Svoboda wanted to offer encouragement to the..." October 29

  • Girgensons nets game-winner as Sabres get balance in victory over Flyers

    Buffalo News "As Zemgus Girgensons skated toward the Philadelphia net for an overtime breakaway, Dan Bylsma started inching toward the Sabres’ dressing room. The coach had no doubt Girgensons’ scoring woes were about to end. He was right. Girgensons scored the winner in a 4-3 overtime victory over..." October 28

  • Flyers' Lecavalier to make season debut Thursday

    The Score "Vincent Lecavalier will play his first game of the season Thursday night against the New Jersey Devils. The 35-year-old forward will play left wing in the contest, Philadelphia Flyers head coach Dave Hakstol told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer." October 28

  • Jeremy Roenick hammers Flyers' Sam Gagner for being 'afraid of contact'

    Newark Star-Ledger "NHL great Jeremy Roenick's been in attack mode the last week. Besides surviving his crazy attempt to dive on a seven-foot alligator on a golf course last week, Roenick trashed new Flyers winger Sam Gagner in a phone interview with NJ Advance Media. After talking about ordeal with the gator at..." October 27

  • Michael Raffl ‘all clear’ after Saturday night collapse

    Courier-Post "Michael Raffl remembers nearly everything from Saturday night when he collapsed on the Flyers’ bench against the New York Rangers. He remembers Claude Giroux thinking it was a joke, telling him, “Raff, move!” and not being able to. He remembers being walked down the hallway and shooing away..." October 27

  • Briere makes transition to business side with Flyers "After 17 seasons as an NHL player, Daniel Briere is starting to learn the other side of hockey. Briere, 38, announced his retirement Aug. 17, and since then he's been working with Philadelphia Flyers president Paul Holmgren, learning the business side of the sport. "It's for now mostly on..." October 27

  • Michal Neuvirth placed on IR, available to return Thursday

    CSN Philly "Flyers goaltender Michal Neuvirth was placed on injured reserve Saturday, despite full participation in Sunday’s optional skate. “I felt good today,” Neuvirth said. “It’s not my decision.” The move, which was announced Sunday, will keep Neuvirth out until Thursday, when the Flyers host the..." October 26

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    Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers

    Sean Couturier, Michael Raffl, and Michal Neuvirth are all day-to-day with upper-body injuries, according the #Flyers GM Ron Hextall.

  • Instant Replay: Flyers 3, Rangers 2 (SO)

    CSN Philly "It’s happened before. Opposing goalies have an outstanding game in net but still come on the short end against the Rangers’ Henrik Lundqvist. Every now and then, they best him. Saturday’s contest at the Wells Fargo Center between the Flyers and Rangers was hotly contested, as Steve Mason..." October 25

  • Flyers were terrified when realizing Michael Raffl wasn't faking bench collapse

    Newark Star-Ledger "Flyers left wing Michael Raffl is his team's class clown. The Austrian is always pulling something trying to get a laugh. Flyers captain Claude Giroux figured his linemate was just having a little fun again Saturday night when he collapsed on the bench 2:58 into the second period of a 3-2..." October 25

  • Flyers' Raffl OK after 'scary' incident on bench

    ESPN "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall says forward Michael Raffl is fine after being helped to the locker room in the second period of a 3-2 shootout win over the New York Rangers on Saturday night. Raffl took an elbow to the head from Rangers center Jarret Stoll and suffered an upper-body..." October 25

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    Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers

    The #Flyers have recalled goaltender Jason LaBarbera from the @LVPhantoms.