September 6, 2011 |
FLYERS General Manager Paul Holmgren was listed in stable condition at Cooper Medical Center in Camden last night after a scary end to the Labor Day holiday. Holmgren, 55, was injured in a bicycle accident yesterday while exercising in Avalon, N.J. Exact details and the cause of the accident remained unclear last night, but Holmgren was admitted to the hospital with multiple fractures and cuts that required stitches. Holmgren was reportedly wearing his helmet. The Flyers issued no statement or comment about Holmgren's health, though a few of his players took to Twitter.
December 12, 1990 |
Maybe Paul Holmgren remembers too well what it was like being an NHL player, dragging through the final installment of a three-game road trip, playing for the fourth time in six days. Or maybe coaches see the game differently than most folks, evaluating effort on such criteria as poise, composure and scoring chances allowed. Whatever the reason, Holmgren stood up for his players last night, asserting that he thought they did not get outworked in a somnolent 4-1 loss to the host Washington Capitals.
September 11, 1989 |
Perhaps Paul Holmgren's stance on the eve of his club's first full-scale workouts was predictable. But the Flyers' coach professed no anxiety over the absence of goaltender Ron Hextall. In fact, Holmgren professed a high degree of satisfaction with his goalies, who will take the ice at 9:15 this morning. All Flyers veterans except Hextall reported to training camp yesterday, at the Coliseum in Voorhees on a brutal 95-degree day. They joined the rookies, who have been in camp since Wednesday.
June 24, 2011
MY, MY, HOW the world has changed. The Flyers, yesterday, shipped off a player who Ed Snider just last month compared to Bobby Clarke and Sidney Crosby so they could give a goalie $51 million. A Russian goalie. Think of the irony here. The last time the Flyers won a Stanley Cup, the Russians were the bad guys. Now, they're your guys. Now, your Stanley Cup hopes rest on two goalies who wouldn't get served at Geno's, on account they don't speak da English real good.
May 18, 2010 |
The Flyers received positive medical news Monday: Right winger Ian Laperriere and center Jeff Carter are recovering ahead of schedule. Especially Laperriere. In a surprising development, Laperriere - sidelined since April 22 because of a brain bruise, a broken orbital bone, and a concussion - could be returning to the Flyers during the Eastern Conference finals against the Montreal Canadiens. The Flyers have a one-game-to-none lead in the series, which resumes Tuesday at the Wachovia Center.
February 28, 2012 |
SAN JOSE - As Paul Holmgren carved out his final trade-deadline preparations on Sunday afternoon from his bunker at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J., he spoke to coach Peter Laviolette on the other side of the country to get his take on the Flyers. The two talk almost every day, regardless of whether Holmgren is on the trip. "I told him that I really liked our team, our makeup, and I like our chemistry," Laviolette said after his team wrapped up a 65-minute skate at Sharks Ice. "We're hard to play against.
January 12, 1999 |
Andy Reid insists he wasn't your typical quarterbacks coach in Green Bay, wasn't just a garage mechanic of an assistant whose sole function was to give Brett Favre a monthly lube and oil change. "Coach [Mike] Holmgren and [general manager] Ron Wolf gave me a tremendous amount of responsibility with the Green Bay Packers," Reid said yesterday after being hired as the Eagles' new head coach. "They gave me the kind of responsibility that makes me feel very comfortable im taking this next step [to head coach]
February 17, 2012 |
WITH A PLATE of food perhaps simmering to the side and a press box overflowing with pro scouts from a bevy of teams, the Flyers' brass put its first foot forward last night toward improving the team before the Feb. 27 trade deadline. Without giving up a key piece of their lineup, the Flyers bolstered their defensive corps by adding Dallas blue liner Nicklas Grossman in exchange for a second-round pick in 2012 and a third-rounder in 2013. Neither one of the picks is the Flyers', though both are shaping up to be better than their current selections in those rounds, based on standings.
June 12, 2012 |
FIRST, James van Riemsdyk was being shipped to Toronto last February. This week, he reportedly was holding up a deal to be sent to Columbus. Van Riemsdyk, 23, has heard the trade rumblings for the better part of a year now - since signing that 6-year, $25.5 million extension that kicks in this fall - but he can do little more than laugh. On Sunday night, NBC10's Howard Eskin reported that van Riemsdyk has delayed surgery on a torn labrum in his hip to "make it difficult for the Flyers to complete a trade" that includes Blue Jackets star Rick Nash.