July 1, 2015 |
IT WAS late March when Chris Pronger knew there was a chance he'd be honored yesterday. The Hockey Hall of Fame's general voting members ratified new bylaws and clarified bylaw No. 26 - which states an inductee must not play professionally for three years before becoming eligible - to allow players still under contract, but not playing because of injury, to be inducted. Pronger last played in November 2011 because of postconcussion syndrome and hasn't officially retired because his contract as a player runs through 2017.
June 29, 2014
Position: Defenseman How acquired: No. 17 pick in the draft Height: 6-3. Weight: 181. Age: 18. Born: March 29, 1996. Team: Calgary Hitmen (Western Hockey League) Hometown: Elkhorn, Manitoba, Canada. Last season: 67 games played, 5 goals, 24 assists, plus-25 . . . Hitmen won Central Division of the WHL Quick hitters: Somewhat of a surprise pick, given that he was 53rd among North American skaters, according to the NHL's predraft rankings . . . Enforces new general manager Ron Hextall's strategy of building the team through defensemen . . . Joins 2013 first-round pick Samuel Morin, 2013 second-round pick Robert Haag, and Shayne Gostisbehere to form a core of blueliners for the future.
June 22, 2012
Flyers' first-rounders Flyers' low first-round draft pick history since 2000: No. 11 overall 2003: Jeff Carter: 516 GP, 202 G, 175 A. Traded to Columbus on June 23, 2011. No. 19 overall 2008: Luca Sbisa: 195 GP, 7 G, 35 A. Traded to Anaheim on June 26, 2009. No. 22 overall 2006: Claude Giroux: 285 GP, 78 G, 165 A. No. 24 overall 2003: Mike Richards: 527 GP, 151 G, 242 A. Traded to Los Angeles on June 23, 2011.
October 17, 2011 |
FRANCOIS BEAUCHEMIN, Corey Perry and Bobby Ryan scored during a 4-minute, 23-second span of the third period, and the Anaheim Ducks beat the visiting St. Louis Blues last night, 4-2. Ryan also scored in the first period, for his 20th multigoal game in the NHL, and added an assist on Beauchemin's go-ahead goal at 1:31. Ryan Getzlaf and defenseman Luca Sbisa, a former No. 1 draft choice of the Flyers, both had two assists. Jonas Hiller, coming off a 31-save shutout against San Jose on Friday, made 28 saves.
December 30, 2010
Flyers Notes EL SEGUNDO, Calif. - It will seem a bit strange for several Flyers when they face Los Angeles on Thursday night and see John Stevens behind the host Kings' bench. Stevens, a Kings assistant, was the Flyers' head coach when many of the team's young, core players began their NHL rise. Flyers captain Mike Richards is one of those players. "It'll be good to see him again," Richards said after Wednesday's practice in suburban Los Angeles. "He and I went through a lot together and he really helped me along - and he's a big part of where I am today.
October 10, 2010
Rookie's big debut Rangers forward Derek Stepan became the fourth NHL player to score three goals in a debut. Stepan, a second-round draft pick in 2008, scored once in the first period and twice in the second on Saturday night against Buffalo's Ryan Miller - last season's winner of the Vezina Trophy as the NHL's top goalie - in New York's 6-3 victory. He scored 10 minutes, 53 seconds into the game, then added a pair of goals 3:12 apart in the second. The hat trick was completed with 1:40 remaining in the period.
July 21, 2010 |
Former Flyers defenseman Danny Syvret signed a 1-year, two-way contract yesterday to join the Anaheim Ducks. Syvret, an unrestricted free agent, will earn $600,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 in the AHL. He also fielded offers from Montreal, Pittsburgh, Nashville and San Jose. Syvret, 25, scored the Flyers' only goal in the Winter Classic at Fenway Park last Jan. 1. In 21 games with the Flyers last season, Syvret posted two goals and two assists before sustaining a knee injury in January that kept him out of the NHL for the rest of the year.
June 25, 2010 |
LOS ANGELES - For most NHL teams, the entry draft is a way to rebuild and grow a franchise from scratch. For the Flyers, it has historically been a weekend to trade - not to build. Without a pick in the first two rounds, the Flyers head into tonight's first round at the Staples Center with a trade about the only thing fans are eagerly awaiting. The Flyers' first pick doesn't come up until tomorrow late in the third round, at No. 89 overall. A trade would be more expected than unusual for the Flyers, who have made at least one deal during the course of every draft since 2000.
June 25, 2010
LOS ANGELES - The Flyers have made at least one trade at every NHL draft since 2000. Here's a list of notable draft-day trades in franchise history: June 26, 2009: To Anaheim: Joffrey Lupul, Luca Sbisa, first round 2009 (John Moore), first round 2010 To Flyers: Chris Pronger, Ryan Dingle June 20, 2008: To Columbus: Rights to R.J. Umberger, fourth round 2008 To Flyers: Colorado's first round 2008 (Luca Sbisa), third round 2008 (Marc-Andre Bourdon) July 30, 2005: To Phoenix: Anaheim's second round 2005 To Flyers: Columbus' fourth round 2005 (Jeremy Duchesne)
May 28, 2010 |
Paul Holmgren replaced Bob Clarke as the Flyers' general manager Nov. 11, 2006, after seven seasons as assistant GM with the club. In 2007-08, Holmgren's first full season, the Flyers improved 39 points from the season before, the best single-season improvement in club history. The Flyers advanced to the Eastern Conference finals in '08. In 2008-09, the Flyers lost in the first round of the playoffs. Here is a question-and-answer session with Holmgren, who assembled the team that will play Chicago for the Stanley Cup: Question: Can you characterize what the Flyers have accomplished since April 11, when they qualified for the playoffs by winning a shootout in the final regular season game?