January 24, 2012 |
The Flyers want to go into the all-star break with a positive feeling. Standing in their way is Florida, the surprising Southeast Division leader and a team that has not made the playoffs in the last 10 seasons. The teams will meet Tuesday at the BankAtlantic Center, where the Flyers scored a 3-2 win on Nov. 13. "We're going on a little break, and it's important to end on a good note," center Claude Giroux said after Monday's practice in Voorhees. Actually, Giroux and teammate Kimmo Timonen won't have much time off because they are playing in the All-Star Game in Ottawa on Sunday.
March 23, 2014 |
AFTER MAKING a few trips to Sweden to watch him, work with him and track his development, the Flyers couldn't wait to get their hands on second-round pick Robert Hagg. Just a few days after Hagg's season ended with MODO in the Swedish Hockey League, the Flyers announced yesterday that they had come to agreement on a 3-year, entry-level deal to bring the 19-year-old defenseman to North America. Hagg was selected 41st overall in 2013, behind first-round pick Samuel Morin. Hagg will arrive in the United States on Monday and report to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms for the final 15 games of their season.
January 19, 2014 |
Wayne Simmonds plus Brayden Schenn would be better than Mike Richards - that's what Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told the hockey world 21/2 years ago when he stunningly traded his in-his-prime captain, Richards, to Los Angeles for two young forwards. Simmonds and Schenn have blossomed, while Richards has dipped. Bottom line: Holmgren was right. Richards, a 31-goal scorer for the Flyers in 2009-10, has just six goals this season with the talented Kings. Simmonds (16)
April 9, 2014 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Coaching professional hockey is a funny business. Last year's Jack Adams Award winner as coach of the year, Paul MacLean, is being blasted in Ottawa for the Senators' lost season. Meanwhile, in Buffalo, Ted Nolan was just given a 3-year contract extension for his work with the Sabres, who have only 14 regulation wins. Paul Maurice may not return to the bench - at his own discretion - after the best 32 games (16-12-5) the Jets have played since moving to Winnipeg in 2011.
June 18, 2013
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren denied a TSN report that the team agreed to terms with defenseman Mark Streit on a four-year contract that would pay him $21 million. Holmgren, who acquired Streit's rights from the New York Islanders last week, said talks were ongoing and he was "confident" a deal would be reached. TSN said Streit would sign when the Flyers had salary-cap space available. Streit, 35, can become an unrestricted free agent if he does not sign by July 5. - Sam Carchidi
July 25, 2011 |
The hard-partying ways of Flyers captain Mike Richards and center Jeff Carter played a major role in the organization's decision to trade both players in June, say two Flyers who played with the pair last season. Carter was sent to the Columbus Blue Jackets for free agent forward Jakub Voracek and first- and third-round picks in the draft, and Richards was traded to the Los Angeles Kings for Wayne Simmonds and Brayden Schenn. The two unnamed players said that the Flyers front office was disappointed in Carter and Richards' longstanding party lifestyle and that teammates were concerned about the pair's drinking.
March 28, 2014 |
NEW YORK - If this was a preview of what is to come, the Flyers had better root for something else to happen. Which isn't to say that the Flyers can't beat the Rangers in a playoff series. It is simply to say that they might want somebody else out of the chute, somebody else like the Penguins. General manager Paul Holmgren said, "If somebody said, 'You're going to play the Rangers,' I'd say that's great," because that would mean the Flyers had made the playoffs. The certainty there would be comforting.
April 8, 2014 |
As he surged forward to step into a slap shot Sunday night, Mark Streit struck the puck with such force that when it clanged off the left goalpost, the sequence sounded like a pair of reports from a firing range. Streit beat Buffalo Sabres goaltender Nathan Lieuwen cleanly, and the puck caromed to Matt Read for an easy goal, for the first of Streit's three assists in the Flyers' 5-2 victory, and for the sort of dynamic play that the Flyers sought from Streit when they signed him last offseason.
April 11, 2011
The last time the Flyers won a Stanley Cup, it came at the expense of the Buffalo Sabres. That was 1975. The teams have met seven times in the postseason since, with the next meeting set to begin Thursday at the Wells Fargo Center. Here is a rundown of the postseason history between the two teams: 1975: Stanley Cup finals, Flyers win, 4-2 The Flyers won their second consecutive Cup, finishing off the Sabres, 2-0, in Game 6 in Buffalo. Game 3 was the legendary Fog Game.
September 16, 2013 |
Left winger Simon Gagne sharply criticized Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren in an interview with LaPresse, saying he was misled about getting a contract. Gagne, 33, who has said he wanted to finish his career with the Flyers, is an unrestricted free agent who is searching for a team. "All summer, the Philadelphia Flyers kept hinting that they wanted to offer me a new contract, and I even told Robert Sauve, my agent, not to negotiate with other teams," Gagne told LaPresse, a French-language daily in Montreal.