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?
Because of all the unknowns regarding the Philadelphia Flyers roster in training camp, I decided to skip over a majority of the rookies and do a big post on each of them with predictions and analysis. Fortunately that seems to have worked with Nolan Patrick. Unfortunately that didn't work for Oskar Lindblom. But Lindblom's case … Continue reading Flyers 2017-18 Previews: Rookies
2016-17 Summary This may come as a surprise but Dale Weise has been general manager Ron Hextall's biggest free agent signing since he took the role with the Philadelphia Flyers. In his four summers at the helm, Hextall has never given a free agent as much money or as much term as he gave Weise … Continue reading Flyers 2017-18 Previews: Dale Weise
2016-17 Summary After scoring 47 points in 43 games for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Jordan Weal was finally given a chance with the Flyers. It doesn't look like he'll play another game in the AHL again. In 23 NHL games, Weal scored 12 points, but more importantly brought speed and talent to the lineup depth … Continue reading Flyers 2017-18 Previews: Jordan Weal
Note: This is a season series running on Thursday mornings looking at three Flyers stars and one dud for the past week. The first edition was published last week. 3rd Star: Scott Laughton Travis Konecny may be the most impressive forward in Philadelphia Flyers camp (more on that later) but Scott Laughton is the most … Continue reading Flyers’ 3 Stars 09/21 – 09/27: Sanheim Making His Case
2016-17 Summary Like fellow $8-million man Claude Giroux, Jake Voracek struggled for stretches over the 2016-17 season. Unsurprisingly, it was a big reason why the Philadelphia Flyers missed the playoffs. However, it was still a better year for Voracek than 2015-16 where he mustered just 11 goals and 55 points. Last season he hit the … Continue reading Flyers 2017-18 Season Previews: Jake Voracek
2016-17 Summary The good news: Wayne Simmonds was the most consistent Philadelphia Flyers forward. The bad news: It wasn't Claude Giroux or Jake Voracek, who make over double the amount Simmonds makes and are the supposed stars. That's been a common pattern lately, but last season showed it fully. Simmonds may have finished fourth in … Continue reading Flyers 2017-18 Previews: Wayne Simmonds