Flyers Rumors & News

  • Oilers put Manning incident, Flyers to rest

    The Sports Xchange "EDMONTON, Alberta -- The Edmonton Oilers won their second game in a row, and were able to put the team's feud with Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning to rest. A balanced Edmonton Oilers attack overwhelmed Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday. Twelve Oilers hit the scoresheet as..." February 17

  • Tkachuk, Flames top Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "CALGARY, Alberta -- Playing in just his 54th NHL game, left winger Matthew Tkachuk knew just how much was at stake on Wednesday night. Tkachuk scored once and set up the game-winning goal by TJ Brodie as his Calgary Flames beat the Philadelphia Flyers 3-1 at the Scotiabank Saddledome...." February 16

  • Will Brandon Manning-Connor McDavid feud escalate as Flyers face Oilers? "Flyers defenseman Brandon Manning and Edmonton superstar Connor McDavid don’t like each other. That much is clear. What ISN’T clear is whether their much-publicized feud will escalate when the teams meet Thursday night in Edmonton. Some background: Last season, McDavid missed 37 games after..." February 16

  • Mike Comrie Investigated for Rape

    TMZ "Former NHL star Mike Comrie -- once married to Hilary Duff -- is under investigation by the LAPD for allegedly raping a woman at his L.A. home, but he claims it was consensual ... TMZ has learned. Law enforcement sources tell us the woman claims she met up with Comrie at a bar Saturday night..." February 15

  • Needed by Flyers, Jordan Weal has 'refreshing' return, opportunity

    CSN Philly "Jordan Weal showed something Saturday. He showed he can be relied on as this stretch run boils for the Flyers. Playing his first NHL game since April 10, 2016, Weal fit in just fine during the Flyers’ 2-1 overtime win against the Sharks at the Wells Fargo Center (see game story). For..." February 13

  • Simmonds, Flyers beat Sharks in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Struggling offensively and looking to end a disappointing five-game homestand with a win, the Flyers needed someone to make a big play in overtime. Wayne Simmonds did. Sixty-four seconds into the extra period, Simmonds stripped San Jose Sharks defenseman Brent Burns of..." February 11

  • Claude Giroux on Flyers' scoring problems: 'I have to be better' "Captain Claude Giroux pointed a finger at himself Friday for the Flyers' recent offensive struggles. The Flyers, who host San Jose on Saturday afternoon, have scored a total of 13 goals in their last 10 games and have fallen out of an Eastern Conference wild-card spot. "The bottom line is,..." February 11

  • Islanders win another under Weight

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- When the New York Islanders fired Jack Capuano and replaced him with interim head coach Doug Weight, they were last in the Eastern Conference standings and eight points behind the Philadelphia Flyers. Since then, the Isles have gone 7-1-2. Their 3-1 victory over the Flyers on..." February 09

  • NHL Players To Rate Ice Conditions

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL is finally doing something to remedy the increased complaints of bad ice surfaces around the league. According to Sportsnet’s Nick Kypreos, the NHL and NHLPA are creating a subcommittee to monitor and address poor ice issues. The subcommittee—called the Playing Environment..." February 07

  • Travis Konecny out 4-6 weeks "Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced this afternoon that forward Travis Konecny will be out 4-6 weeks with a lower-body injury. Konecny was injured in Monday's loss vs. St. Louis, appearing in 8:13 of ice time on 10 shifts through the first two periods, recording one shot on goal and blocking two..." February 07

  • NHL trade deadline 2017: Top 10 players who could be on the move

    USA Today "The most talked-about player in the NHL trade market isn’t the most likely to be dealt before the March 1 deadline. Several teams want Colorado Avalanche center Matt Duchene, but piecing together an in-season deal could be too complicated. Some Duchene suitors are playoff teams, and meeting the..." February 07

  • Gostisbehere to be healthy scratch for third straight game

    Pro Hockey Talk "Even after the Philadelphia Flyers were shut out Saturday against the Kings, one of their most dangerous offensive weapons, Shayne Gostisbehere, won’t get back into the lineup tonight against the visiting Blues (on NBCSN). It will be the third straight healthy scratch for the 23-year-old..." February 06

  • Hutton, Blues blank Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- After allowing 13 goals in three previous appearances, goaltender Carter Hutton had something to prove to coach Mike Yeo and the St. Louis Blues. Hutton stopped all 26 shots he faced and received goals from forwards Paul Stastny and Kenny Agostino to lead the Blues to a 2-0..." February 06

  • Carter's OT winner pushes Kings to fifth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA – Jeff Carter isn't sure where the Los Angeles Kings would be without goaltender Peter Budaj, who recorded his league-high seventh shutout of the season in Saturday's 1-0 overtime win over the Flyers. The win was the Kings' fifth in a row and hiked Budaj's record to 25-14-3 in..." February 04

  • Flyers control Canadiens in 3-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Someday, Matt Read will tell his grandchildren about the night he teed up a slap shot that cleanly beat one of the best goaltenders in the world. On Thursday night, he was more interested in the fact the Flyers rebounded from one of their worst performances of the year with a..." February 02

  • Ghost of his former self? Gostisbehere likely a scratch

    Courier-Post "Friday night, in a room of more than 750 people at the Philadelphia Sports Writers Award Dinner, Shayne Gostisbehere will be honored as local athlete of the year. That year seems so far away to him now. The Flyers defenseman — the one who had a 15-game point streak last year and was..." February 02

  • NHL players called ‘puppets’ in major lawsuit

    Detroit News "Court documents unsealed in Minnesota reveal the NHL calling former players who filed a lawsuit over concussion claims “mere puppets” of a public-relations company when they provided statements to the media about the case, TSN reported Tuesday. In seeking access to correspondence between the..." February 01

  • Steve Mason in the spotlight for contract, playoff run

    Courier-Post "The clock is still ticking and as far as Steve Mason can tell, it just may hit zero. When the Flyers began the season the plan was for Mason and Michal Neuvirth to battle it out to see who could win a long-term contract and, with only 31 games left, it looks like there’s a good shot that..." February 01

  • Aho's hat trick leads Hurricanes' rout of Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "RALEIGH, N.C. -- Sebastian Aho went without a goal over his first 13 NHL games, and some began to wonder if and when the slender 19-year-old would find his scoring touch after tremendous success in Finland's top league last season. Don't look now, but Aho is rolling, scoring twice in the..." January 31

  • 2017 All Star Game earns highest overnight rating since 2004

    Fanrag Sports "The NHL All Star Game is a constant source of debate. Some fans love it, others hate it – and yet more think it’s a dying source of entertainment. If the NBC overnight ratings hold any weight, though, it’s possible that the declining interest may not be as true as fans think: According to..." January 30

  • NHL Stars Support Going To Olympics In 2018

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Alexander Ovechkin, Connor McDavid, Jonathan Toews, and Sidney Crosby all agree. The NHL should go to the Pyeongchang Olympics in 2018. Now it’s just up to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman and IOC President Rene Fasel to hammer out a deal. Toews told TSN’s Frank Seravalli “quite frankly, to..." January 30

  • Bettman argues that Olympic participation hurts NHL product

    Pro Hockey Talk "Gary Bettman reiterated his criticism of the International Olympic Committee today, as prospects of a deal to send NHLers to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remain in doubt. In an interview with Sportsnet’s Ron MacLean, the commissioner also said that the NHL owes it to the fans to..." January 30

  • Wayne Simmonds named All-Star Game MVP "It was more than 45 minutes after he was named the 2017 Honda NHL All-Star Game MVP when Metropolitan Division forward Wayne Simmonds walked into the press conference room and sat down in front of the microphone. It wasn't enough time for Simmonds, the Philadelphia Flyers lone All-Star this..." January 30

  • NHL appears unlikely to participate in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Sun-Times "It’s looking increasingly unlikely that the NHL will participate in the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Commissioner Gary Bettman said the topic was discussed for “about 10 seconds” at the Board of Governors meeting Saturday, and deputy commissioner Bill Daly told reporters, “As of..." January 29

  • Brayden Schenn finds comfort in natural center position

    Courier-Post "It took a couple seasons and an important injury before Brayden Schenn finally got his chance again. A converted winger, Schenn went back to playing center in November when Sean Couturier missed 15 games with a sprained MCL. The Flyers are all healthy now — they have been for a few games — and..." January 28

  • NHL All-Star Skills competition breakdown: Who’s competing in each event

    Sportsnet "The NHL has announced the all-star assignments for Saturday’s 2017 Coors Light NHL All-Star Skills Competition™ in Los Angeles. The all-stars from the Atlantic and Metropolitan Divisions will compete against the Pacific and Central Divisions throughout the night for points in the overall..." January 28

  • In support of Mr. 101, who just missed the NHL’s all-time list

    Sportsnet "The 101st greatest NHL player to ever live got shafted Friday night in Los Angeles. Not only did he miss out on an opportunity to swap war stories with Mario Lemieux and Bobby Orr and Red Kelly, mingle with Jaromir Jagr in a black-tie setting, and consume what we can only assume was some epic..." January 28

  • Gretzky, Orr and Lemieux agree that Gordie Howe was the best NHL player ever

    Fox Sports "On Friday night in Los Angeles, Wayne Gretzky, Bobby Orr and Mario Lemieux sat on a platform just prior to the NHL100 presentation at All-Star Weekend — an event aiming to identify the best 100 players in the league’s 100-year history. While some may try to argue that any one of the three..." January 28

  • NHL brings hockey world together with top 100 players of all-time

    TSN "Jonathan Toews struggled to find the words. His search, moments after being named to the NHL’s list of 100 greatest players, was a genuine aw-shucks moment - not the humble hockey player shtick where he does anything to avoid talking about himself. Toews could not believe he was minted as..." January 28

  • Late Lyubimov goal carries Flyers past Leafs

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie right winger Roman Lyubimov stepped out of the shadows to score the biggest NHL goal of his young career Thursday night, leading the Philadelphia Flyers to a 2-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Signed as a free agent over the summer after spending parts of six..." January 26

  • Clarification Please: The NHL's offsides review still a work in progress

    Yardbarker "Welcome to Clarification Please, an ongoing series in which Yardbarker will take a look at rulings that have players, coaches and fans a bit puzzled. Whether it is regarding old "unwritten rules" or a new subsection IV schedule, these are some rules in which we would like to get more..." January 26

  • Mason, Flyers shut out Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Steve Mason delivered his best performance of the 2016-17 season when the Philadelphia Flyers needed it most. The much-maligned goaltender made 34 saves, including a handful of brilliant stops with the game scoreless during the first two periods, as the Flyers emerged with a 2-0..." January 25

  • Giroux scores in OT as Flyers edge Isles

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Claude Giroux's first goal in a month left the Philadelphia Flyers feeling good about themselves for the first time in what seemed like weeks. Giroux scored with 1:40 left in a frantic overtime Sunday night to complete the Flyers' comeback from a two-goal deficit in a 3-2 win..." January 22

  • For Wayne Gretzky, history is hockey's cornerstone "Wayne Gretzky is keenly aware there will be considerable debate Friday, and presumably for much longer, when the League unveils the rest of the 100 Greatest NHL Players. Given that pitched arguments break out whenever people compare hockey dynasties and eras, it is also a given that emotions..." January 22

  • Strange omissions reveal NHL’s real motive for Greatest 100 list

    New York Post "It is a marketing function, not that there’s anything wrong with that, but you should bear that in mind when the NHL unveils the post-Original Six Era portion of its Greatest 100 Players on Friday night in Los Angeles as part of the league’s All-Star weekend. And as such, I would expect current..." January 22

  • Wood does it all in Devils' victory over Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Rookie left wing Miles Wood got into his third NHL fight, drew a game-changing penalty and recorded the first two-goal game of his NHL career Saturday night, leading the New Jersey Devils to a 4-1 victory over the free-falling Flyers at the Wells Fargo Center. Afterward, he..." January 21

  • Some NHL stars are packing less punch this season; why?

    USA Today "Jamie Benn, a scoring champion in 2014-15 and 41-goal scorer last season, has 11 goals in 43 games this season. Chicago Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews, averaging 28 goals per season in his career, has seven this season. Future Hall of Famer Joe Thornton has scored only three goals and each..." January 21

  • NHL announces details of the 2017 All-Star Skills Competition

    Sportsnet "The NHL All-Star skills competition is coming up in Los Angeles on Jan. 28 at 7:00 p.m. ET and on Thursday, the league announced details of the event. The following events will be part of this year’s skills competition: · Gatorade NHL Skills Challenge Relay™ · Honda NHL Four Line..." January 19

  • A statistical look at the 2016-17 Selke candidates

    Fanrag Sports "Halfway through the NHL season, it’s pretty obvious who some of the awards favorites are. Unless Auston Matthews falls off the face of the earth, he’s likely to be taking home the Calder Trophy in June. The same can be said of Brent Burns and the Norris Trophy, as he’s on pace to top Erik..." January 18

  • Capitals win ninth straight, take division lead

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals didn't look like their recent selves early on against the Philadelphia Flyers. By the end of the game, however, the NHL's hottest team had turned in another dominant performance. Justin Williams and Matt Niskanen each scored twice within a..." January 15

  • Flyers don't expect suspension from ‘terrible call’

    Courier-Post "Things are going bad enough for the Flyers when they have all their players available to them. Losing the leading scorer would certainly make it worse. They don’t think that’s a possibility even given the five-minute major Jake Voracek served for boarding in the Flyers’ 6-3 loss to the..." January 15

  • Bruins flatten Flyers behind Marchand's 5 points

    The Sports Xchange "BOSTON -- Brad Marchand has played in 500 NHL regular-season games, and No. 500 was certainly one of his best. Marchand scored two goals and three assists to lead the Boston Bruins to a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Flyers at TD Garden Saturday afternoon. Marchand bookended his..." January 14

  • Flyers waive veteran forward Gordon

    CSN Philly "Defenseman Mark Streit has been reactivated off long-term injury and will play Saturday afternoon for the Flyers in Boston. He has missed 12 games rehabbing a sprained left shoulder. In order to accommodate the move under the salary cap, the club waived forward Boyd Gordon ($950,000). “It’s..." January 13

  • Platoon no more, Steve Mason is Flyers’ starter

    Courier-Post "Evidently there was only so much sand left in Michal Neuvirth’s hourglass before his chance to be a starting goalie ran out. At least in Philadelphia. It’s not a talent thing for Neuvirth, the oft-injured, uber-gifted goalie who could still have a lot of hockey left in him at age 28. It..." January 12

  • Flyers rally past Canucks for shootout win

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- On a night when the Flyers spent more than 14 minutes on the penalty kill and pulled their goalie after two periods, captain Claude Giroux celebrated his 29th birthday by scoring the only goal in the shootout, leading Philadelphia to a 5-4 win over the Vancouver Canucks...." January 12

  • Ron Hextall not trading Flyers’ way out of their funk

    Courier-Post "Flyers coach Dave Hakstol is running out of line combinations to try, and boy has he tried. None seem to get the Flyers out of the slump that has seen them lose nine of their last 11 games. That stretch followed a 10-game win streak that saw them accumulate nearly half their victories this..." January 12

  • NHL unveils jerseys for All-Star Game "The National Hockey League's Centennial, the Los Angeles Kings' 50th anniversary, previous NHL All-Star Games and the Hollywood setting all influenced the design of the jerseys that will be worn during the 2017 Honda NHL® All-Star Game at STAPLES Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 29. All..." January 11

  • Reinhart, Sabres overpower reeling Flyers

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Sam Reinhart and the Buffalo Sabres are finding their scoring touch. Reinhart had a goal and two assists to lead the Sabres to a 4-1 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday night. With three goals in the second period, it was the second game in a row that the..." January 10

  • NHL announces 2017 All-Star rosters

    Sportsnet "The NHL released its 2017 All-Star Game rosters on Tuesday. A fan vote determined each division’s team captain, the results of which were released last week. The four head coaches for all-star weekend will be Michel Therrien of the Montreal Canadiens (Atlantic), Bruce Boudreau of the..." January 10

  • Friedman points out which NHL teams are hungry to make trades

    Fanrag Sports "Somebody. Anybody. Make some trades. Hockey fans are anxiously waiting for even a trickle of trade activity in the National Hockey League, but it’s been gravely disappointing on that front for awhile. “I have to tell you, I think there’s teams that really want to do something,” explained..." January 10

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