Hockey is a sport that loves tradition and celebrating the past. In North America, it's probably the sport that cherishes the two the most. Along with that, NHL teams tend to hold onto old characteristics and systems that made the sport popular in the 1970s and 80s. That's the reason why analytics has always struggled … Continue reading Flyers’ Fourth Line a Sign of Change
I was planning on starting this post saying that the 2017-18 season has the Philadelphia Flyers fan base the most excited it's been since the 2009-10 season. I'm not so sure that's true after the roster moves that were made Sunday. Originally, it looked like four or five rookies would be on the Flyers' opening … Continue reading Will the Philadelphia Flyers Make the Playoffs?
Before training camp started, I thought there was no way Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was trading or demoting defenseman Andrew MacDonald. Besides his albatross-like contract, Hextall has always valued the former Islander and with an evolving defense turning younger, even more value would be placed on him. At first that seemed to hold … Continue reading The Likelihood of Flyers Moving Andrew MacDonald
One of the growing discussions as Philadelphia Flyers training camp nears is Travis Sanheim earning a roster spot. The 17th pick in the 2014 Draft enjoyed a 37-point rookie season with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms last year and improved as the season went along. At this year's development camp he was a clear standout and … Continue reading Travis Sanheim’s Chances of Making the Flyers
When Pierre-Edouard Bellemare was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights at the expansion draft in June, it opened up a forward spot for the Philadelphia Flyers. To most of Flyers fans' delight, that spot will likely go to a young player. But it also created another opening in Philadelphia's leadership group. Bellemare was named an … Continue reading Picking the Next Flyers Alternate Captain