February 5, 2013 |
IN AN attempt to project this season's offensive output, the Flyers' brass needed to rely on a handful of players continuing to exceed expectations in order to increase last season's 264 goals. Matt Read, Jake Voracek, Max Talbot and Wayne Simmonds all posted career highs in their first season with the Flyers. Not all of them have pulled their weight this season, which partially explains the Flyers' 25th-ranked offense (2.33 goals per-game) after finishing third last season. Talbot, coming off a year in which he posted career-highs in goals (19)
April 16, 2012
Here is Inquirer staff writer Sam Carchidi's key to the game: Max Talbot's early shorthanded goal, a dribbler than got past Marc-Andre Fleury, tied the game at 1-1, took away the Pens' momentum, and started a horrendous afternoon for the goalie.
May 16, 2014
FLYERS FORWARD Steve Downie was to have surgery yesterday on his right ear to alleviate hearing loss resulting from a fight with Washington's Aaron Volpatti on Nov. 1. The 27-year-old forward, acquired the day before from Colorado for Max Talbot, slogged through a lost season as a result of the injury. He is set to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Flyers defenseman Nicklas Grossmann will begin rehabbing his surgically repaired right ankle this week. His full recovery is expected in 6 to 8 weeks.
May 3, 2010 |
Pens miss Staal No one player can replace Jordan Staal, so the Penguins will try to fill in by committee. Those were the Penguins' marching orders Saturday after it was learned that Staal will be out indefinitely following foot surgery to repair a sliced tendon. "Matchup-wise it is a little bit different than what [I'd want]," Penguins coach Dan Bylsma said. "Jordan was a guy that we'd put, on most occasions, against their best line or best centerman. " With Staal out, Bylsma said the Penguins will have to lean on Matt Cooke, Max Talbot, Craig Adams, and Pascal Dupuis.
July 5, 2011
The Flyers will apparently have to restructure the five-year, $9 million contract they gave to free-agent forward Max Talbot on Friday. According to TSN, the Flyers violated the Collective Bargaining Agreement by reducing Talbot's salary by more than 50 percent between the third and fourth years - from $2.25 million to $1 million. Barry Hanrahan, the Flyers' assistant general manager, downplayed the matter and said no fine was forthcoming. "We haven't heard from the league," he said in a text message on Monday.
November 3, 2013 |
Forwards Vinny Lecavalier and Steve Downie were injured in fights during Friday night's 7-0 loss to the Washington Capitals and will not play Saturday in New Jersey, GM Paul Holmgren said Downie, in his first game after being acquired Thursday, suffered a concussion in a fight with Aaron Volpatti, and Lecavalier absorbed facial injuries, Holmgren said. Lecavalier may have lost some teeth in his bout with Steve Oleksy. Downie was rushed to Pennsylvania Hospital for for further tests and observation, according to Holmgren.
June 9, 2009 |
The Detroit Red Wings skated into Pittsburgh for this very game last year, outplayed the Penguins in their building and, in the final indignity, paraded with the Stanley Cup on the same ice where Mario Lemieux once played. Think Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and Marc-Andre Fleury don't remember the emptiness and frustration they felt after that Stanley Cup finals Game 6? After more than 100 games played over more than 8 grueling months, the season ends and the other team celebrates in front of your friends, family and fans?
September 16, 2013 |
For Flyers forward Max Talbot, the last few months have been eventful: He learned his fiancée will deliver their first child in February, and his left leg has completely healed after it was broken in a collision with Washington's Mike Green last March 31. "All is good," said Talbot, sporting a new-look, short haircut. Talbot is one of the Flyers veterans who will make the trip for the team's first exhibition game, at 6 p.m. Sunday against the Maple Leafs in London, Ontario. The Flyers will then play in a split-squad game Monday in Toronto, while the other members of the team will meet Washington at the Wells Fargo Center on the same night.
November 23, 2013 |
The Flyers' Craig Berube and Buffalo's Ted Nolan became the initial coaches of North American Indian ancestry to face each other in NHL history when their teams met Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. 'It's huge," Nolan said earlier in the day. "I was pretty happy when I heard Craig Berube was the head coach here. It's really big in First Nation Territory back home in Canada. Word spreads quickly ... I'm sure there's going to be an extra crowd of people watching this game and it's good for the next generation of young kids to see that.
October 19, 2013 |
The Flyers will have six days between games - they don't play again until Thursday against the visiting New York Rangers - and that will give coach Craig Berube some extra time to implement his system and work on the team's conditioning. Berube, who replaced Peter Laviolette on Oct. 7, has had to use a cram course during the last 10 days. "I think it's important, with what's happened, to get some practice time and some time together as a team - on and off the ice," Berube said before Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.