March 23, 2014 |
The Flyers agreed to terms with defenseman Robert Hagg, their second-round pick last June, to an entry-level contract Friday, and there are indications they are in the hunt for free-agent defenseman Christian Folin of UMass-Lowell. Hagg, 19, who was the youngest regular defenseman in the Sweden Hockey League, will report to the Phantoms on Tuesday, and his three-year entry-level deal will start next season. If Kimmo Timonen retires, Hagg could be in the discussion for a spot with the Flyers next season - though he likely will need a full year of AHL seasoning.
April 17, 2015 |
SIDNEY CROSBY? NAH. Ryan Getzlaf? Nope. Rick Nash? Not a chance. Ask Jake Voracek in December if he thought he could have kept pace in the NHL's scoring race with those players and those would have been his answers. He didn't believe he belonged then. He refused to believe he was an elite NHL forward after leading the All-Star Game in Columbus with six points. Even now, nearly 3 weeks after being booted from contention in the Stanley Cup playoffs, Voracek isn't sure.
September 29, 2013 |
WASHINGTON - The Flyers got closer to the 23-player limit by sending left winger Michael Raffl and defenseman Oliver Lauridsen to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms on Friday. The moves left the team with 25 players in training camp. Raffl's demotion was a bit surprising because the Austrian had impressed the Flyers' brass during the preseason. The 24-year-old forward was trying to make a gargantuan leap from a lower-level Sweden league to the NHL. In four preseason games, Raffl was scoreless but was one of the Flyers' most active forwards.
March 31, 2015 |
RON HEXTALL remains as a tight-lipped as ever about his vision for the Flyers. He did, however, let one little tease slip last week at a "town hall" style meeting with season-ticketholders, when asked if he could quickly retool the Flyers into a playoff team this summer. "You can plan all you want," Hextall told one group, "but someone else has to buy what you're selling. " You'd have to think the quickest way to reshape the Flyers is to "sell" some of the defensemen on the roster this summer to make room for younger players.
November 1, 2014 |
TAMPA, Fla. - As expected, Brandon Manning replaced highly touted Shayne Gostisbehere in the Flyers' ever-revolving defensive lineup Thursday night. After a slow start, Manning played well in the team's 4-3 loss to Tampa Bay, but he may not be playing too many games for the Flyers in the coming weeks. After the game, the Flyers announced they had signed 6-foot-1, 200-pound Carlo Colaiacovo, an unrestricted free agent. He played in 25 games with St. Louis last season, collecting four points and a minus-4 rating.
May 31, 2014 |
Ed Snider, who brought hockey to Philadelphia in 1967 as founder of the Flyers, is battling an unspecified cancer and completed chemotherapy this week, according to several sources. "He's going to work every day and it's treatable," a source in the organization said. The condition is "non-life-threatening" and Snider is "doing well," said Ike Richman, a spokesman for Comcast-Spectacor, the Flyers' parent company. "He is happy and healthy. " Snider's involvement with the team and the company was not affected by his condition or treatment, Richman said.
April 14, 2015 |
AFTER A disjointed, 82-game slog, the Flyers' season has mercifully come to an end. Here's a player-by-player report card with a peek toward next year: FORWARDS Jakub Voracek Position: right wing Age: 25 (Aug. 15, 1989) Grade: A Contract: 1 year remaining 2015-16 salary: $4.5 million Key stat: Tied for 4th in NHL with 81 points Scoop: Finished 2nd in the NHL in assists (59). Anchored in dead heat to become Flyers' first-ever league-leading scorer since November.
January 8, 2015 |
After taking part in pregame warm-ups, Flyers captain Claude Giroux decided he could be effective enough to play Tuesday against visiting Ottawa. Giroux, who began the night tied for fourth in the NHL with 43 points, centered a line with Brayden Schenn and Jake Voracek. Earlier in the day, Giroux skated gingerly and did not take part in line rushes at the morning skate in Voorhees. Coach Craig Berube said that Giroux - who suffered a severe skate cut near his left ankle in a 2-1 loss to Carolina on Friday and missed the next game - had been cleared by doctors to play, but that it depended on his comfort level.
October 27, 2009
Who: Flyers (5-3-1) at Washington Capitals (6-2-2) When: 7:05 Where: MCI Center, Washington TV: Comcast SportsNet Radio: WIP (610-AM)
May 1, 2012 |
Good news for Flyers fans: The Orange and Black can take off a full period and still win a playoff game. Credit their irrepressible attack. Credit the fact that New Jersey goalie Martin Brodeur is showing his age. Credit their legs for regaining some spring after six days off between games. "We probably were not in a game mode. Probably was in practice mode," Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov said about his team's clunker of a first period, which they overcame in a dramatic 4-3 overtime win over the Devils on Sunday at the percolating Wells Fargo Center.