November 5, 2013 |
ONE WEEK from today, legendary Flyers coach Fred Shero will be posthumously inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto. The honor is long overdue. He passed away more than 2 decades ago; last coached in the NHL in 1980. Despite his innovations, many believe Shero was kept out of the Hall by his peers because of their disdain for the "Broad Street Bullies" and their pugilistic style of play. Hockey's purists have not appreciated the way the Flyers have played over the last 47 years.
September 15, 2011
1 BRAYDEN SCHENN , center: Schenn, 20, has by far been the most impressive player in the 3-day rookie camp this week. Schenn hung for 23 games on the Los Angeles Kings' roster to start last season - and played in eight - but an injury derailed his season and he was sent back to junior hockey. 2 MATT READ, center: Scott Hartnell's quote about the former Bemidji State captain says it all: "I didn't know much about him, but skating with him over the past few weeks, it looks like he's going to be a good player in this league.
July 6, 2011
Highly touted center Brayden Schenn, one of the players the Flyers acquired from Los Angeles in the Mike Richards trade, and promising Sean Couturier will be among the prospects at the team's developmental camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. The camp starts Wednesday and runs to next Monday. Schenn, who turns 20 on Aug. 22, was the fifth overall pick in the 2009 draft. He dominated the Western Hockey League - in his four-year career, he had 116 goals and 315 points in 224 career games - and will be given a chance to crack the Flyers' lineup this season.
July 12, 2011 |
It was not very surprising that the Flyers' summer development camp ended with center Brayden Schenn flourishing. Schenn, who turns 20 next month, was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in the trade for Mike Richards. During Monday's intersquad scrimmage at the Skate Zone in Voorhees that concluded the camp, Schenn had three goals and one assist as his team won, 6-3. Schenn, who played a total of nine games during the last two seasons with the Kings, kept his hat trick on Monday well in perspective.
August 18, 2011 |
VETERAN FORWARD Michael Nylander will attend Flyers training camp on a tryout basis, the team said on its Twitter feed yesterday. Nylander has not played in the NHL since the 2008-09 season, when he had nine goals and 24 assists in 72 games with Washington. The Capitals signed the Stockholm native to a 4-year, $19.5 million deal that ended after last season. He has played 920 NHL games and has 209 goals and 470 assists. Nylander, who will turn 39 in October, has played for Hartford, Calgary, Tampa Bay, Chicago, Boston and the New York Rangers.
June 23, 2011
Here are some facts about the new Flyers: Brayden Schenn 6-foot, 190 pounds Center, 19 years old Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren called Schenn one of the best young players not playing in the NHL, calling him a "hidden gem. " Schenn was the fifth-overall pick in the 2009 draft and has recorded an impressive 315 points in 224 games playing in the Western Hockey League. Holmgren said Schenn will go to the Flyers' development camp in July and then training camp.
February 9, 2012 |
Flyers center Brayden Schenn continued his sizzling scoring and, in the process, got the best of his big brother on Thursday night at the charged-up Wells Fargo Center. Schenn scored his fourth goal in seven games and Scott Hartnell had a "Gordie Howe hat trick" - a goal, an assist, and a fight - as the Flyers outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs, 4-3, and ended their losing streak at three games. With a little less than five minutes remaining in the second period, Schenn scored on a rebound to put the Flyers up, 4-2. He did it while his brother, Luke, was on the ice as a Toronto defenseman.
April 12, 2012 |
PITTSBURGH - Outside the arena, a Pittsburgh fan dressed in a white bear costume mocked Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov's fears. This was about an hour before Wednesday's wild playoff opener between the hated, intra-state rivals. "Bryz: Welcome to the Woods!" said the sign that the Bryzly, uh, grizzly bear, was holding. The sign was in reference to Bryzgalov saying the other day he didn't fear the Penguins and didn't fear anything except bears in the woods. For the first two periods of Wednesday's overtime thriller, the Penguins played the role of bears.
January 29, 2013 |
Mucking and grinding . . . WHEN SCOTT HARTNELL went under the knife on Friday to repair his fractured left big toe, he joined a long list of Flyers to undergo a similar procedure as a result of a blocked shot. From Simon Gagne and Chris Pronger to Jeff Carter, Brayden Schenn and James van Riemsdyk, the Flyers have had quite a few unlucky breaks. They have affected forwards and defensemen equally? Are protective, plastic shields for skates an option to keep the Flyers just a little more healthy in the shortened season?
September 23, 2013 |
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Even 33 years later, when you walk into the Herb Brooks Arena, site of Team USA's epic hockey upset of the Soviet Union en route to Olympic gold, you feel your goose bumps rise. You look around at the Olympic flags, the signs that commemorate the victory, the photos of the shaggy-haired kids who created what Sports Illustrated labeled the greatest sporting event in the 20th century, and Al Michaels' voice pops into your brain. Do you believe in miracles?