July 15, 2015 |
The Flyers have hired a coach with NHL experience to guide the American Hockey League's Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The team announced Monday that Scott Gordon, 52, will coach the Phantoms, replacing Terry Murray, who is now an assistant with the Buffalo Sabres. Gordon is looking forward to working with the team's prospects. "It's really exciting," Gordon said in a conference call with reporters. He served as an assistant for three seasons with the Toronto Maple Leafs from 2011-14.
August 24, 2012 |
FORMER FLYERS BRUISER Riley Cote wants you to know that just because he founded an organization called Hemp Heals, that does not make him a pothead. Cote, whose foundation is sponsoring a Saturday concert at Festival Pier featuring Cypress Hill and Sublime , says he was inspired to launch a pro-hemp charity when his sister Jaime , who has multiple sclerosis, found that eating foods with hempseed ameliorated her symptoms. Cote, who lives in Delaware when he isn't coaching the Adirondack Phantoms in New York, says he believes in the value of medical marijuana, but the hemp plant he endorses is different from the one that produces the drug, as it contains no THC, the active ingredient in pot. "People are foreign to it, but hemp is a superfood, like almonds," Cote explains.
August 10, 2010
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Monday that left winger Riley Cote has retired as a player to become assistant coach of the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms. Cote will join head coach Greg Gilbert and associate coach Kjell Samuelsson on the Adirondack coaching staff. By clearing Cote's $550,000 salary off the books, the Flyers are nearly $878,000 under the $59.4 million cap. Cote was one of the Flyers' most popular players, but his days were numbered when the club signed enforcer Jody Shelley this summer.
July 10, 2010 |
After more than 3 days of negotiations and fact checking, the Flyers finally came to terms with free agent winger Nikolai Zherdev to bring him back to the NHL. Zherdev, 25, inked a 1-year deal worth $2 million. After playing last season in Russia with Atlant Mystishchi, Zherdev reportedly set his asking price at $4 million, just $100,000 more than a salary arbitrator awarded him last summer. That price was too high for the New York Rangers, who let the then-restricted free agent walk.
July 2, 2010 |
One by one, the Flyers plucked defensemen off the list yesterday. First it was trading for Andrej Meszaros. Then it was re-signing Braydon Coburn. Free agent Sean O'Donnell signed shortly thereafter. As those players became the latest to join the Flyers' fold, and eat up the available salary-cap room, goaltenders around the league began to sign with teams. Former Flyer Marty Biron signed with the Rangers just after 12 noon for 2 years. Antero Niittymaki landed as the San Jose Sharks' next starter with a 2-year deal.
May 29, 2010 |
CHICAGO - Outlining the next season before the final playoff series of the current one could even commence, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman gave his annual State of the League address yesterday at the United Center. Bettman divulged that the next Winter Classic, featuring Washington and Pittsburgh, will take place at the Steelers' Heinz Field on Jan. 1, 2011. He also said the NHL will add a second outdoor game, in Calgary, pitting the Flames against Montreal on Feb. 20 in the reincarnation of the Heritage Classic.
February 28, 2010 |
When you last saw the Flyers (remember them?), they were one of the NHL's hottest teams. They had won four straight, climbed into the Eastern Conference's sixth spot, and started to show why they were expected to be strong Stanley Cup contenders. Then came the Olympic break, which means when they resume play Tuesday in Tampa Bay, the Flyers will be playing for the first time in 17 days. The layoff has left a host of questions: It shouldn't. For one, the schedule is favorable - five of their next six games are against teams that have more losses than wins.
November 23, 2009 |
If you're an elite team, you find ways to overcome injuries. The Flyers will spend the next month - or longer - finding out if they fit that description. Yesterday they learned winger/center Darroll Powe and center Blair Betts will miss four to six weeks with shoulder injuries that will not require surgery. With winger Simon Gagne already sidelined following hernia and groin surgery and not expected back until the end of December, the Flyers will be without three key players for at least the next 14 games, including tonight's contest against surprising Colorado.
October 20, 2009 |
Riley Cote wasn't looking for a new hobby this summer - just something to pass the time during what seemed like an interminable offseason. So when his favorite tattoo artist, Jeff Gemma, asked the Flyers' enforcer to personally tattoo a Flyers logo on his ankle, Cote was stunned. He didn't know what to say to something so . . . permanent. "I had wanted to do it years ago," Gemma said yesterday, shortly after adding more ink to Cote's arm. "I had grown up in Massachusetts and was a big-time Bruins fan but lost touch with the game.
September 24, 2009 |
With the regular season eight days away, the Flyers have interesting roster decisions ahead of them. Impressive rookie wingers James van Riemsdyk and Mika Pyorala are close to making the roster, prompting the question of whether popular enforcer Riley Cote is in jeopardy. General manager Paul Holmgren said last night that Cote, a left winger who had three points and 174 penalty minutes last season, would start the year with the Flyers. "It's not something I would even consider," Holmgren said of trying to get Cote through waivers and demoting him to the AHL's Adirondack Phantoms.