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Burnside: Unusual hire Dave Hakstol learning on the fly
Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo is one of the most polarizing players on the roster. Supporters believe that he is a valuable "energy" forward who gets under the skin of opposing players. Detractors feel that he is more of a liability than an asset. Pound for pound, Rinaldo is one of the NHL's best bodycheckers. He is an above-average skater with good balance and can bowl over much bigger players....
His grit, determination just what Flyers need now
Among the fallout from Peter Laviolette's firing was a drastic job change for Ian Laperriere, the former Flyers winger who became a folk hero for the fearless way he played for the club.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Despite a preseason vote of confidence from ownership, the Philadelphia Flyers fired coach Peter Laviolette Monday after an 0-3 start.The Flyers made the announcement at a morning news conference, less than a day after Philadelphia dropped a 2-1 decision to the Carolina Hurricanes.Assistant Craig Berube, in his ...
Monday Quick Hits * In Saturday's finale of the World Junior Championship Evaluation Camp in Lake Placid, NY, Team USA rolled past Canada, 5-1, while Finland downed Sweden by a 3-2 mark via shootout. Anthony Stolarz did not play in the final game, as Team USA went with its most likely WJC starting goaltender, Jon Gillies (24 saves on 25 shots). Scott Laughton dressed for the first and only t...
Thank you to everyone who responded to yesterday's poll questions. With so many of the respondents having become Flyers fans during the Eric Lindros era and/or considering it their favorite era of team history, I plan to intersperse several offseason blogs to team history topics specific to that era of team history, along with the usual array of discussions on the current team. Additionally, th..
When the Philadelphia Flyers released their 2013-14 schedule yesterday, the first thing that I did (after starting to figure out my tentative travel dates during the season) was to break down the schedule in terms of volume of games, home and road splits and numbers of back-to-back games and three-in-fours over the course of the season. With the NHL's participation in the 2014 Olympics in Soch..
Back in April, the Flyers beat out several NHL teams to sign Baie-Comeau Drakkar right winger Petr Straka. Originally a second-round pick (55th overall) by Columbus in the 2010 NHL Draft, Straka became a free agent last summer when the Blue Jackets did not offer him an entry-level contract. Over the last year, Straka has re-emerged as an NHL prospect, and the Flyers had to outbid other suitors to.
Playing hurt might gain immortality, or it might put the team’s fortunes at risk
There were times when even Corey Potter questioned his journey.
Jaromir Jagr has been nominated for the Bill Masterton Trophy, awarded annually to the player that best exemplifies perseverance and dedication to the sport of hockey.
It was Fred Shero who famously scribbled this adage on the chalkboard inside the Flyers' dressing room: "Win today and we walk together forever."
Former Flyer Ian Laperriere, in addition to keeping tabs on the team's draft picks, is currently training for the Los Angeles Marathon.