Flyers Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Flyers will buy out Umberger

    Pro Hockey Talk "R.J. Umberger‘s time in Philadelphia is up. On Thursday, Flyers GM Ron Hextall confirmed the expected — the club will buy out the final year of Umberger’s five-year, $23 million deal — one that carries a $4.6M average annual cap hit. This is what the buyout would look like, per Cap Friendly:" June 16

  • Bob McKenzie: Many teams interested in making ‘seismic shifts’ via trade

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Vancouver’s TSN 1040 on Tuesday morning. On what he’s hearing on the trade rumor front: “Hard to say at this point. We just got off the Cup Final. I’ve got to zip out to Detroit for the Gordie Howe funeral tomorrow. We’ve got the awards in Vegas, then on to the draft in..." June 15

  • NHL buyout window opening: 13 top candidates

    Sportsnet "Painfully under-performing players, cumbersome contracts and a “relatively flat” 2016-17 salary cap got you down? Fear not, National Hockey League general managers. The annual buyout window will soon give you an easy out. All you have to do is convince your team’s owner to shell out millions..." June 14

  • Sweden sets European record for NHL participation, Canada hits record low

    The Score "Sweden's presence in the NHL is reaching unprecedented levels. A record 87 Swedish players - or 8.8 percent of the league - played at least one game this season, according to the IIHF. That's the highest figure ever by a European nation in league history, and the number of European NHL..." June 08

  • NHL executive committee recommends Las Vegas expansion

    Yahoo! Sports "NHL expansion is reportedly coming to Las Vegas. On Tuesday night Sin Bin Vegas cited sources "with extensive knowledge of the organization and the expansion process" saying that the NHL’s executive committee "formulated a positive recommendation for expansion" to Las Vegas for the 2017-18..." June 08

  • Buckle up for a busy month of trade activity

    TSN "Buckle up. The run up to July 1’s Free Agent Frenzy could be the craziest in NHL history, with a flurry of trade activity like we’ve never seen before created by a projected flat salary cap and a potential expansion draft that could cause teams to make a pre-emptive strike this summer. And..." June 02

  • NHL players in the Olympics may hinge on who picks up cost

    Puck Drunk Love "Will the NHL participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea? A formal decision hasn’t been made, but Gary Bettman made a few comments prior to Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Final which hints that the league won’t be participating unless someone else picks up the..." May 31

  • Mitch Marner, Ivan Provorov take home major CHL awards

    The Score "The Toronto Maple Leafs and Philadelphia Flyers have to be very pleased with the progress made by their top prospects this season. London Knights forward and Toronto Maple Leafs draft pick Mitch Marner has been named the Canadian Hockey League player of the year Saturday, while Brandon Wheat..." May 28

  • Max Talbot signs in KHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "Earlier this week, we passed along word that veteran NHLer Max Talbot was contemplating a move to Europe. On Friday, that move was made official. KHL club Lokomotiv Yaroslavl announced that Talbot has agreed to a one-year contract. " May 27

  • Hockey’s Loonie Problem May Cost NHL $200 Million, Bettman Says

    Bloomberg "The National Hockey League may miss out on as much as $200 million this season because of the slide of the Canadian dollar, according to league commissioner Gary Bettman. Bettman said in an interview on Bloomberg Television that while he still believes the NHL will set a revenue record this..." May 25

  • Flyers prospect Phil Myers dominating in junior ranks

    Philly.com "Phil Myers probably would have been a first-round pick in next month's NHL draft if the Flyers didn't have the foresight to sign the 6-foot-5, 208-pound free agent during last year's training camp. Since then, the junior-level defenseman has blossomed faster than anyone could have expected,..." May 20

  • It ‘doesn’t look very good’ for NHL participation in 2018 Winter Olympics: IIHF president

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL appreciates the effort IIHF president Rene Fasel is making to get the best hockey players in the world to the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea. But that doesn’t mean the league is going to open its wallet to help him out. “Rene is a friend of hockey and a champion for the sport,”..." May 17

  • Breaking down Brayden Schenn's potential long-term contract

    CSN Philly "This time last offseason, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall had just began organizing his game plan for the summer: Locking up young talent and focusing on the draft. Sean Couturier and Jake Voracek were signed to long-term contracts post draft, but it's safe to say the groundwork for those..." May 16

  • Flyers' Giroux, Gostisbehere scheduled for surgery

    The Score "A pair of prominent Philadelphia Flyers will undergo surgery on May 17, general manager Ron Hextall announced Saturday. Claude Giroux and Shayne Gostisbehere are both scheduled to have surgery on their right hips, as well as repairs for bilateral lower abdominal tears." May 14

  • Evgeny Medvedev charged with DUI, possession of controlled substance

    Broad Street Hockey "Days after the Flyers' season ended, Russian defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested in Montgomery County under suspicion of DUI. This Friday, charges were filed against Medvedev, and the Flyers' defenseman was indeed charged with DUI and multiple other offenses. You can see the full listing of..." May 14

  • Former Penguins star Kevin Stevens faces drug charges

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "Kevin Stevens, a core member of the Penguins' Stanley Cup-winning teams in 1991 and 1992, was charged in federal court Thursday in Massachusetts with conspiring to sell oxycodone, the Boston Globe reported. The Globe reported that court records say Stevens, who has a history of battling..." May 13

  • NHL UFA Rumours: Latest on Stamkos, Lucic, Okposo

    Sportsnet "With the Stanley Cup Playoffs in full swing and the off-season already underway for some, we rank the 16 most compelling impending unrestricted free agents of Summer Sixteen. Sure, Stammergeddon has dominated all debate and speculation regarding this summer’s free agency class — and rightly so..." May 09

  • Ted Kulfan's top NHL free agents

    Detroit News "When LeBron James hit NBA free agency in summer 2010, it set off one of the most frenzied and speculated-about periods in league history. The NHL might get a taste of that kind of hysteria this year. Steven Stamkos, who scored 36 goals for the Lightning this season, becomes an unrestricted..." May 05

  • Free-agent forwards who could help the Flyers

    Philly.com "At the top of Flyers general manager Ron Hextall's summer to-do list: upgrading an offense that struggled this season, especially in the playoffs. Truth is, the Flyers could use two new scorers, but that will happen only if Hextall can make a trade because, as it stands, cap restraints will..." May 05

  • Gostisbehere, McDavid, Panarin named Calder finalists

    NHL.com "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, Edmonton Oilers forward Connor McDavid and Chicago Blackhawks forward Artemi Panarin were named as finalists for the Calder Memorial Trophy, awarded to the top rookie in the NHL. Members of the Professional Hockey Writers Association voted on..." May 03

  • Jakub Voracek: 'I had a little confidence issue this year sometimes'

    CSN Philly "Jakub Voracek was refreshingly honest. He didn’t come to his end-of-the-season press conference wearing a hard-covered shell, as hockey players seemingly do so often — showing no brokenness, not even an inkling of weakness. NHLers are predetermined as the toughest, so, understandably,..." April 30

  • Flyers get started on busy offseason

    Philly.com "Flyers general manager Ron Hextall wants to retain Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth, but he hasn't closed the door on trading one of the goalies if the right deal comes along. "I don't believe that's a strength that you want to weaken," Hextall said Wednesday at the team's Voorhees practice..." April 28

  • Bishop, Holtby and Quick Named 2015-16 Vezina Trophy Finalists

    Hockey Fights "Ben Bishop of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Braden Holtby of the Washington Capitals and Jonathan Quick of the Los Angeles Kings are the three finalists for the 2015-16 Vezina Trophy, which is awarded "to the goalkeeper adjudged to be the best at his position," the National Hockey League announced..." April 28

  • Flyers Defenseman Evgeny Medvedev Arrested for Suspicion of DUI

    NBC Philadelphia "Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence in Montgomery County early Wednesday, police said. Lower Moreland Police Chief Pete Hasson tells NBC10 Medvedev was stopped for a traffic violation around 2:45 a.m. along Byberry Road in..." April 27

  • Flyers' Couturier would have tried to play Game 7 with separated shoulder

    Today's Slapshot "There seems little doubt Philadelphia missed Sean Couturier during their Eastern Conference semifinal clash with Washington, after the 23-year-old was knocked out of the line up with a shoulder injury during game one of the series. The Flyers went on to lose the tilt in six games, getting shut..." April 27

  • Will Arnett to host 2016 NHL Awards on June 22

    NHL.com "The NHL Awards™ will return to Las Vegas this summer at the world-famous Hard Rock Hotel & Casino, the National Hockey League announced today. The 2016 NHL Awards will be held on Wednesday, June 22, at The Joint, Hard Rock Hotel & Casino's state-of-the-art concert and entertainment venue and..." April 27

  • Umberger expects Flyers to buy him out

    Courier-Post "This is not exactly how R.J. Umberger, or the Flyers for that matter, planned the reunion tour. After six years in Columbus with the Blue Jackets, Umberger was glad to be traded back to the Flyers, the team he started his career with, in the summer of 2014. The two seasons since have been..." April 26

  • Flyers’ Brayden Schenn suspended 3 games for hit on Oshie

    Sportsnet "Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended three games for charging after his hit on T.J. Oshie of the Washington Capitals. The hit came in the second period of the Flyers’ Game 6 loss to the Capitals. Schenn left his feet and hit Oshie up high. Oshie had to leave the game..." April 26

  • Brayden Schenn will have hearing with NHL for hit on T.J. Oshie

    TSN "Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn will have a hearing on Tuesday with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety for a charging/illegal check to the head infraction on Washington Capitals forward T.J. Oshie." April 26

  • Claude Giroux: 'I'm pretty frustrated with myself'

    CSN Philly "For the first time in his career, Claude Giroux merely blended in. He had never been held without a goal in a Stanley Cup Playoffs — until now. In a series packed with firepower, Giroux tallied just one assist for one point, his lowest point total ever in 11 career postseason series. The..." April 26

  • Injured Flyers forward Scott Laughton to skate Monday

    ESPN "Injured Flyers forward Scott Laughton is scheduled to skate Monday, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Laughton, 21, was taken off the ice on a stretcher during the first period of Game 4 against the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center. He spent the night at..." April 24

  • Capitals 'not worried' about history of playoff collapses

    CSN Philly "Each Capitals player met the question with a type of curtness. Understandably, Washington was in no mood to talk about its haunting past of postseason collapses. The Capitals had just flushed another clinching opportunity down the toilet while the unforeseen reality of Game 6 in Philadelphia..." April 24

  • Capitals eliminate Flyers, will face Penguins in 2nd round

    NHL.com "Nicklas Backstrom scored, Braden Holtby had his second shutout of the series and the Washington Capitals defeated the Philadelphia Flyers 1-0 in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference First Round at Wells Fargo Center on Sunday. The Capitals won the best-of-7 series 4-2 and will play the Pittsburgh..." April 24

  • Capitals beat Flyers to advance to second round

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- In a series that highlighted their offensive inefficiencies, the Philadelphia Flyers did everything they could in the final 10 minutes Sunday to change the narrative and stave off elimination for the third straight game. But Braden Holtby never broke. The Washington..." April 24

  • Vincent Lecavalier says he plans to retire

    Sportsnet "Vincent Lecavalier told reporters Sunday that he plans to retire this off-season. The 36-year-old said he has yet to file the paperwork as he’s still “decompressing” recent events that saw his Los Angeles Kings eliminated from the post-season at the hands of the San Jose Sharks. Lecavalier..." April 24

  • Flyers turn Lou Nolan's desperation and disgust into a funny shirt

    Sporting News "The last time the Flyers gave something away at Wells Fargo Center, a bunch of their fans chucked it onto the ice. Now, the design of the shirt they're handing out Sunday against the Capitals is either going to stop people from giving it the full bracelet treatment, or guarantee it. There are..." April 23

  • Gary Bettman Misses The Reality Of Pat Foley's Rant

    St. Louis Game Time "Last night, NBCSN picked up the CSN Chicago feed of game five between the Blackhawks and Blues. Game five, like games one, two, and four, began at 8:45 Central, or 9:45 Eastern. That is a late start time, and the late starts have been exacerbated by the fact that these are two teams who have..." April 23

  • IOC unwilling to pay operating costs to bring NHL players to Olympics, IIHF boss says

    The Score "The NHL's involvement at the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang appears further dim. The International Olympic Committee is reportedly unwilling to cover transportation and insurance costs required to have NHL players participate in the event, International Ice Hockey Federation president Rene..." April 23

  • Defenseman Brooks Orpik will travel with Capitals to Philadelphia

    Washington Post "Defenseman Brooks Orpik will travel with the Washington Capitals to Philadelphia for Game 6 of the series, Coach Barry Trotz said on Saturday. Orpik hasn’t skated since he suffered an undisclosed upper-body injury in Game 3 on Monday night, but Trotz said he’s been exercising. “It’s very..." April 23

  • Neuvirth's incredible performance leads Flyers past Caps

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Philadelphia Flyers were outshot by a 4-to-1 margin, suffered through a 17-minute shot drought, continued to be inept on the power play and had to rely on the errant skate blade of a Washington Capitals defenseman to find the back of the net. But none of that matters,..." April 22

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