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When Ron Hextall was introduced as the Flyers new general manager, it was clear from the beginning he had a plan. Of course, there were going to be obstacles along the way.
Carry-over contracts from Paul Holmgren's tenure as GM forced Hextall to be creative in the ways he was going to make this team his own.
The trade deadline featured two...
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Hextall looking to the future
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While the Philadelphia Flyers didn't land any big name players, GM Ron Hextall did manage to collect some valuable pieces and free up some cap space at the trade deadline. Richard Welenc examines the moves.
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There was a six-hour window on Sunday where every player was safe. As the Flyers Wives Carnival took place in Wells Fargo Center, no trades would be announced as the players met with fans.
But during this time, Ron Hextall was busy working the phones. The Flyers GM was not in attendance at the Carnival.
Hextall struck in the early-morning hours of deadline day, sending Braydon...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers traded defenseman Braydon Coburn to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Radko Gudas and draft picks.
The Flyers also will acquire first- and third-round picks in the 2015 draft.
Coburn had one goal and nine points in 39 games this season for the Flyers. Coburn has 37 goals and 129 assists over his 10-year career with the Flyers...
Via AP on Fox
3 days ago
While you were sleeping Flyers General Manager Ron Hextall continued to make trades ahead of this afternoon’s NHL trade deadline. At 2:59am Braydon Coburn was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning for a 1st round draft pick, a 2015 3rd round draft pick, and defenseman Radko Gudas. The Lightning are near the top of the standings so the first round pick will be a late round pick...
A little bit before 2 a.m. on the east coast, the Philadelphia Flyers made a trade. According to Sportsnet’s Chris Johnston, the Flyers have traded veteran defenseman Braydon Coburn to the Tampa Bay Lightning for defenseman Radko Gudas and a 2015 first and third round pick.
In 39 games this season with the Flyers, Coburn only has one goal and eight assists for nine points. In his...
The Philadelphia Flyers traded defenseman Kimmo Timonen on Friday night to the Chicago Blackhawks. In return the Flyers will receive a 2015 second round draft pick and a conditional draft pick in 2016 based on how far the Blackhawks advance and how much Timonen plays during the playoffs.
Timonen has missed the entire season so far due to blood clots found last summer in his legs...
Philadelphia Flyers fans have been rejoicing in recent weeks. Their star veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen was set to return to the lineup after being sidelined since last season’s Stanley Cup playoffs with blood clots in his leg and lungs. Many speculated that these blood clots and increasing age (Timonen will turn 40 on March 18) would force Timonen to retire, while others wondered...
The Chicago Blackhawks acquired defenseman Kimmo Timonen from Philadelphia on Friday for a 2015 second-round draft pick and a conditional 2016 fourth-rounder.
Timonen is set to return after being sidelined all season because of blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer. The 39-year-old native of Finland has been expected to retire after this season, although the...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago
Even if the Flyers don't make the playoffs, the season wouldn't be a total waste, writes Mary Clarke. A lot of good has happened this year, and there seems to be a lot of positive things coming down the pipeline for Philadelphia in the seasons to come.
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In the midst of a playoff push, the Philadelphia Flyers left Carolina without points. Claude Giroux and the Flyers were not on top of their game and were bullied by the Canes. Carolina ended the game up four goals to one.
From start to finish, the Flyers seemed sloppy and idle. Only a few real shots were created by Philadelphia in the first period. Their only goal of the game came...
TopSportsReport’s lead NHL writer, Tyler Jones, wrote a comprehensive NHL power rankings article that includes the usual rankings, as well as notes on each team’s deadline options. This comes specifically before the trade deadline, as it is an important mid-season date, making it a fantastic time to evaluate where each team currently stands. Check out where Jones ranks Claude...
ATB's Alexander Appleyard continues his evaluation of the Philadelphia Flyers' defensive corps in regards to their potential trade deadline status.
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On the 35th anniversary of the “Miracle on Ice” game between the Soviet Union and US in the 1980 Olympics, the Philadelphia Flyers and Washington Capitals showed off in a Sunday matinee. The Flyers came into the game with a record of 25-23-11 and 4 points outside an Eastern Conference Playoff spot. Meanwhile, the Capitals came into the game with a record of 33-18-10, sitting...
Washington Capitals left winger Jason Chimera dropped Philadelphia Flyers center Zac Rinaldo with an uppercut to the face during the second period of Sunday's game at the Wells Fargo Center.Chimera delivered the short right hand that dropped Rinaldo to his knees after they got tangled up near the Flyers bench.Chimera was given five minutes for fighting and two minutes for roughing...
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed defenseman Nick Schultz to a multiyear contract extension.
Terms were not announced.
Schultz has two goals and 13 points in 55 games for the Flyers this season. He has already recorded his highest point total in a season since 2010-11, when he had 17 points
Schultz originally signed with the Flyers as a free agent on July 2, 2014. He previously...
Via AP on Fox
15 days ago
Every year, the trade deadline rolls around. And every year, it’s fun to speculate just who the Philadelphia Flyers might be after. This year, with the team making a sudden push for the playoffs – they sit five points out of the final Wild Card spot – it seems like a slam dunk that the […]
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When Philadelphia Flyers starting goaltender Steve Mason went down due to a knee injury, they had nowhere else to turn for a backup to Ray Emery, so they called up youngster Anthony Stolarz. The 21-year-old did not play at all in his stint with the Flyers as GM Ron Hextall admitted that he was not ready to play in the NHL but he was the only healthy goaltender that was ready in the...
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There is not so good news to report out of the Philadelphia Flyers camp and that is goalie Steve Mason will undergo surgery on his problematic right knee. According to CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio, Mason did not want to undergo surgery in January but has no choice now.
Here is more from Panaccio regarding Mason’s arthroscopic knee surgery:
After multiple MRIs — more than three...