September 9, 2012 |
If there is an NHL lockout, the Flyers may send a handful of their young players to the AHL Adirondack Phantoms to start the season. Players who are exempt from waivers could be sent down, and that list features Sean Couturier, Brayden Schenn, Erik Gustafsson, Eric Wellwood, and Zac Rinaldo, general manager Paul Holmgren said on Friday. The Flyers would have to loan the players to the minors before the possible Sept. 15 lockout. The Phantoms will report to camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees on Sept.
January 27, 2013 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers center Danny Briere, who missed the first four games because of a hairline fracture of his left wrist, made his first appearance of the year Saturday night. Before the game, Briere said he had no problems shooting the puck, but faceoffs still gave him difficulties. He began the night at left wing. Earlier in the day, general manager Paul Holmgren said Briere was "probably a no-go" for Saturday, but Briere apparently talked his way into the lineup. Briere played on a line with center Sean Couturier and right winger Jake Voracek.
March 17, 2013 |
Ilya Bryzgalov has struggled recently, but coach Peter Laviolette doesn't pin the blame on the 32-year-old goaltender. "We definitely need to play better in front of Bryz," Laviolette said before the Flyers faced the New Jersey Devils on Friday night - and before Bryzgalov gave one of his best performances of the season. The defense was better than it has been, and Bryzgalov was brilliant. He made 27 saves and allowed just one goal in three shootout attempts as the Flyers outlasted the Devils, 2-1. "He got us the two points," Max Talbot said.
January 6, 2014 |
GLENDALE, Ariz. - Injured wingers Michael Raffl and Matt Read did not play Saturday night against Phoenix, causing coach Craig Berube to juggle his lines. Read, who was apparently hit in the head in Calgary, skated briefly in the morning practice but was not feeling well and left the ice. Raffl (concussion) skated and said he is almost ready to return. Both could be in the lineup Tuesday in New Jersey. "I felt good, actually. I didn't expect to feel that good," Raffl said.
November 13, 2013 |
TORONTO - The Flyers are likely to have winger Steve Downie back in the lineup when the face the Senators in Ottawa on Tuesday night. Downie, wearing a full cage, was on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read at the Flyers' practice Monday in Voorhees. "Today was another step," he said told reporters after the session. Downie, 26, suffered a concussion in a fight with Washington's Aaron Volpatti during the Flyers' 7-0 loss Nov. 1. It was Downie's first game after he was acquired from Colorado for Max Talbot, and he missed the next four contests.
July 30, 2015 |
The Flyers showed they believe Sean Couturier is about to turn the corner in his career, giving the 22-year-old center a six-year contract extension Tuesday that totals $26 million, with an annual cap hit of $4.33 million. Couturier, who scored a career-high 15 goals last season, had one year left on a deal that will pay him $2 million ($1.75 million cap hit) in 2015-16. "We're happy to be committed long term," Couturier said. "They believe in me, and I love Philly, and I'm really happy to be there.
September 30, 2015 |
NEW YORK - Sean Couturier, penciled in as the Flyers' second-line center, missed the preseason game Monday against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden. According to Flyers general manager Ron Hextall, Couturier is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and should be ready for the Oct. 8 opener. Sam Gagner, a natural center who has been playing both wings during the preseason, replaced Couturier and centered R.J. Umberger and Wayne Simmonds. "I don't think much changes," Gagner said before the game.
September 23, 2013 |
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - Even 33 years later, when you walk into the Herb Brooks Arena, site of Team USA's epic hockey upset of the Soviet Union en route to Olympic gold, you feel your goose bumps rise. You look around at the Olympic flags, the signs that commemorate the victory, the photos of the shaggy-haired kids who created what Sports Illustrated labeled the greatest sporting event in the 20th century, and Al Michaels' voice pops into your brain. Do you believe in miracles?
October 2, 2014 |
Claude Giroux, playing in his first preseason game, made a solid return Tuesday night at the Wells Fargo Center. Sidelined by an undisclosed lower-body injury suffered 15 minutes into the first day of training camp, the Flyers captain made dazzling first-period passes and spent lots of time weaving around New York Rangers defenders. Giroux showed a bit of rust, but he still played 16 minutes, 53 seconds - the most among Flyers forwards - despite getting just five third-period shifts.
April 27, 2012 |
The Flyers know whom they'll play and where they'll play. The biggest question of the second round has yet to be answered. How will they play? The story of the first round was the vicious, illegal hits delivered at high-value targets and the NHL's lame attempts to deter them. Finally, after Phoenix's Raffi Torres received a heavy, 25-game suspension for launching himself at the skull of Chicago's Marian Hossa, the ugly hits finally seemed to taper off. Did that do it?