January 10, 2012
A MAN WHO hurled a banana on the ice at Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds during an exhibition game in London, Ontario, was fined $200, according to the Globe and Mail. Christopher Morehouse was charged with provincial traspassing because London police said there was not enough evidence to charge him with a hate crime. Morehouse, 26, pled guilty through his attorney, Faisal Joseph. He did not appear in court and was given 90 days to pay the fine. Joseph has said his client did not know that throwing a banana at a black player could be seen as hateful.
March 7, 2016
The Philadelphia Flyers Wives and Michael's Way teamed up to spread a little love by remodeling the Philadelphia home of 9-year-old Bisan Abu Ali, a patient in a cancer study at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children. The project was a part of the wives' annual Building Hope for Kids Initiative. Michael's Way helps to improve the lives of children with pediatric cancer by raising money to lessen the financial hardship and strain on their families. Bisan suffers from a rare form of cancer that affects her eyesight.
May 6, 2012
Players to watch FLYERS: Center Claude Giroux The shifty center has been stifled by rookie Adam Henrique, among others, and the Flyers need him to get untracked if they are going to even the series. Giroux has just one point in three games. DEVILS: Goaltender Martin Brodeur The Devils' future Hall of Famer can give his team a stranglehold on the series if he celebrates his 40th birthday with a win. He has a 2.39 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in the three games.
September 25, 2012 |
WHILE THE NHL lockout rolls on, players are rolling elsewhere. Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has signed to play in a German hockey league, according to a report in truehockey.com. Simmonds signed a 6-year, $23.8 million contract extension in August with the Flyers. After being acquired in a trade with Los Angeles that involved Mike Richards, Simmonds had a career year last season with 28 goals and 21 assists. He played all 82 regular-season games and had 114 penalty minutes. In other Flyers news, the team announced that their American Hockey League affiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms, will open training camp on Saturday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. Camp will open with 21 forwards, 15 defensemen and three goaltenders.
October 4, 2014 |
WASHINGTON - Right winger Wayne Simmonds missed the Flyers' last preseason game Thursday night because of a lower-body injury. Simmonds led the Flyers with 29 goals last season. Coach Craig Berube said Simmonds' status for the season opener Wednesday in Boston was unknown, but it seems a good sign that he will travel with the team Friday to Cape Cod, where the Flyers will have two practices and some bonding activities. Blair Jones, a free-agent signee who has been one of the most pleasant surprises in training camp, replaced Simmonds on a line with Sean Couturier and Matt Read on Thursday.
December 8, 2014 |
LOS ANGELES - Flyers chairman Ed Snider, who has a mansion in Montecito, Calif., is almost always at the Staples Center when his team is playing here against the Kings. Make that beating the Kings. The Flyers defeated the defending Stanley Cup champions on Saturday, 2-1, and improved to 8-1-1 at the Staples Center since it opened in 1999. "Maybe I am," said Snider when asked if he was the Flyers' good-luck charm. Snider paused. "Although why aren't I at home?" he asked, smiling.
April 13, 2016 |
When the Flyers face the heavily favored Washington Capitals in the NHL playoffs, they will wear patches on their jerseys to honor Ed Snider. They will also play with heavy hearts because of Snider's death Monday after a long battle with bladder cancer. "I'm pretty glad we were able to make the playoffs for him," captain Claude Giroux said in a somber tone at the Flyers' Voorhees practice facility on Monday. "The whole year we were playing for him, and that's not going to change for the playoffs.
December 29, 2015 |
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Defenseman Michael Del Zotto was sidelined by an undisclosed upper-body injury Sunday in Anaheim, and Brandon Manning took his place in the Flyers' lineup. The injury is not believed to be severe, and Del Zotto is listed as day-to-day. Del Zotto, who has eight points and a minus-8 rating in 34 games, had been paired with Evgeny Medvedev lately. Manning had been a healthy scratch the previous two games. He entered the night with three points and a plus-2 rating in 26 games.
November 30, 2015 |
NEW YORK - The turning point of the Flyers' 3-0 win over the New York Rangers on Saturday afternoon may have been Luke Schenn's going after Dylan McIlrath after the Rangers' defenseman had leveled Nick Schultz. "It was huge," said winger Wayne Simmonds, who had a pair of goals, including a game-icing empty-netter. "We've been working on that a lot. I think in the beginning of the year, we weren't really sticking up for each other. " In the last week, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare and Claude Giroux got into fights after a teammate absorbed what they deemed an unnecessary hit. Schultz may have suffered a concussion on Saturday's hit midway through the first period.
April 24, 2016 |
WASHINGTON - It's no secret the Washington Capitals were trying to teach Flyers left winger Brayden Schenn a lesson for what they thought was a cheap shot in Game 4. Ten seconds into the game Friday, Washington right winger T.J. Oshie went after Schenn, starting a long center-ice fight at the Verizon Center. Schenn landed several punches and won the bout - and seemed to give the Flyers some early momentum. "Obviously, they didn't like the play I did in the last game, cross-checking.