April 27, 2009 |
The Flyers will have some decisions to make this offseason. They have some flexibility given the development of their young players. UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS Mike Knuble Marty Biron Antero Niittymaki Andrew Alberts Josh Gratton Boyd Kane Lasse Kukkonen RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS Nate Raduns Nate Guenin Danny Syvret Jared Ross PROMISING ROOKIES Claude Giroux Luca Sbisa ...
December 17, 2007 |
Kurtis McClean's goal with a minute and nine seconds left to play enabled the Wilkes Barre/Scranton Penguins to edge the Phantoms, 3-2, last night in an AHL game at the Wachovia Spectrum. Earlier in the period, Ryan Parent and Steve Downie had rallied with scores within a minute of each other to bring the Phantoms (19-8-1) to a 2-2 tie with just under five minutes remaining. The Penguins (14-12-0), who got a goal from Chris Minard with less than a minute left in the opening period, made it 2-0 on Mark Ardelan's score at 6 minutes, 33 seconds of the third period.
April 7, 2007 |
Unable to contain a relentless Hershey Bears power play, the Phantoms took a 7-2 loss last night and were eliminated from playoff contention in the AHL. The Bears were 4 for 6 on the power play at the Wachovia Spectrum and took control of the game with four straight goals that left them coasting, 5-1, after two periods. Ryan Parent scored his first professional goal for the Phantoms, and John Slaney also scored. Claude Giroux, the Flyers' first-round pick in the 2006 NHL draft, made his debut.
May 16, 2008
After a day of hope, the decision came down yesterday morning that Braydon Coburn, who took a 50-stitch cut around his left eye in Game 2, would not be able to play in Game 4 last night. "We were hopeful [Wednesday]," Flyers coach John Stevens said after yesterday morning's pregame skate. "He got on the ice a little bit, but he's still not ready to play. I think he's getting closer, but definitely not playing tonight. " Later, Stevens added, "I mean, we're not going to put anybody back in the lineup if we don't feel they're ready to play, and clearly that's the case right now. He's a young kid that wants to play.
May 17, 2010 |
It's funny how a label sticks with an organization. Thirty-five years after the Flyers won their last Stanley Cup, some opposing players are still talking about the franchise's Broad Street Bullies reputation. "The players have changed, but I think the Flyers still play the same style," Montreal defenseman Josh Gorges said. "It's easy to hate the Flyers," Montreal defenseman Hal Gill told the Montreal Gazette. "They've been the Broad Street Bullies, their fans are loud and obnoxious.
October 17, 2008 |
DENVER - The news on Ryan Parent is exactly what was expected - he'll be out up to 10 weeks, after shoulder surgery yesterday. The news on fellow defenseman Randy Jones was a pleasant surprise - instead of the 12 to 16 weeks of recovery from extensive right hip surgery yesterday, Jones might beat Parent back into the lineup. "The doctor got in there and what they thought was a boney issue in the joint apparently wasn't," general manager Paul Holmgren said last night. What that means is that Jones did not have to have part of his hip shaved and will not take as long to recover as originally thought.
February 28, 2010 |
The Flyers are caught up in the drama of Team USA vs. Team Canada in today's Olympic gold-medal hockey game. The players and coaches are pulling for their native countries - even if it means rooting against the Flyers' Chris Pronger and Mike Richards, who are playing for Canada. Flyers winger Ian Laperriere used reverse psychology in predicting today's winner. "I'll say the States, because everything I've said so far has gone the other way," he said after yesterday's practice in Voorhees.
May 14, 2008 |
Penguins 4, Flyers 1 How it happened: The Penguins grabbed a two-goal, first-period lead and kept their figurative skates on the Flyers' neck. What it means: Golf season is approaching. The loss leaves the Flyers trailing in the series, 3-0. Hero: Pittsburgh's Sidney Crosby had two assists and was steady on the defensive end. Goat: Hard to fault Flyers defenseman Jason Smith for an accident, but the Penguins' first goal caromed off his leg. The Flyers lost any home-ice momentum 5:03 into the contest.
April 13, 2009 |
The salary cap may have brought parity to the NHL but it also has turned it into a league where college kids with no professional experience can play a game in the NHL. For the second time in three games, the Flyers signed a 24-year-old college defenseman on a 24-hour emergency contract and put him on the ice. Last week it was David Sloane, a Philadelphia-born prospect who played against the Rangers and got 6 minutes, 44 seconds of ice...