The overwhelmingly popular opinion right now is that Scott Hartnell should be axed. Fans, reporters, etc. are tired of watching him struggle and just want him off this Flyers team. It is impossible to say that that opinion is not warranted, but there are some reasons to slow down with the hostility for number nineteen in orange.
The Philadelphia Flyers are off to a fast start winning their first two games of the season. Look for the Flyers to come out revved up and ready to go tonight when they face the Vancouver Canucks in their home opener at 7:30 PM EST.
The Philadelphia Flyers will start their 2011-2012 season in Boston against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Bruins on the night their Stanley Cup Banner is unveiled at 7:00 pm EST at TD Garden.
Ironically in the same place their 2010-2011 brief playoff run ended in a sweep, only managing two goals for, while surrendering ten in games three and four in Boston. This is not just any ordinary opening night.
The Flyers will have to watch the Bruins organization unveil their 2010-2011 Stanley Cup Banner right before their eyes. There may be a bright side to the Flyers team being witness to that, as it could add extra motivation and set the tone for the season.
There’s always the resistance from a fan base when an older player comes back for a victory lap. It’s understandable. The automatic judgment that’s placed on the player in question is that he’s giving a last gasp effort. An effort not worth the price that his name commands, an effort that will be lackluster.
The Philadelphia Flyers won their third consecutive preseason game on Thursday night by defeating the New Jersey Devils by a score of 2-1. The game was sloppier than Monday night’s battle with the Rangers but a third period goal by Jaromir Jagr allowed the Flyers to walk away with the victory.
A day after opening their preseason with a victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs, the Philadelphia Flyers took the ice for their second contest of the exhibition season. Their opponent? The Maple Leafs, again. Although on Wednesday, the result (as well as the roster) was quite different than Tuesday’s. In the end, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov’s debut in orange ended with a 4-2 defeat at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia.
It wasn’t the crispest of performances by the Flyers, but that’s to be expected in the preseason. Toronto showed a bit of what the Flyers had displayed on Tuesday, steady skating and continued pressure that proved to be much of the difference in...
A case can be made for why this year’s rookie camp and training camp are more important than they have been in previous years for the Philadelphia Flyers. It may seem like common sense to many, but there are several key things that go into the significance of this year.
Rookie camp got under way for the Orange and Black this week and a game against the Washington Capitals is scheduled for tomorrow night. Unless your team is participating in a tournament such as the one in Traverse City, rookie camp is fun to get into. But for Flyers fans, it's not usually as exciting. Luckily for a few thousand fans, there is that one Flyers rookie game.
Once the wrecking ball completed the journey through the Flyers roster following last season, there was no doubt apprehension would follow. And it has. The Flyers fan base has seen an interesting and at times, tumultuous offseason. The captain’s gone, his sidekick is in Columbus and the season’s around the corner.
The really tricky thing about Philadelphia’s offseason is that they really only added one known quantity to the roster. When an exodus the magnitude of the one that general manager Paul Holmgren put into action occurs, usually the return soothes the hearts and souls of the fans. Aside from forward Maxime Talbot, the new players in orange and ...
The Philadelphia Flyers forever changed the face of their franchise on June 23rd by trading away the two cornerstones of their post-lockout organization, captain Mike Richards and leading goal scorer Jeff Carter. In the process of trading away the two young veterans, the organization opened up a spot for a more prospective future to emerge. Headlined by Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk, the new group brings with it a refreshing sense of excitement about the possibilities of the future. Packaged with that excitement is an undeniable anxiety about the amount of points going out the door with Carter and Richards. Now that Ville Leino has also left the team, it has become ...
In another one of those, ‘never would have guessed’ moves, the Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Jaromir Jagr in his return from the KHL on Friday. The Jagr sweepstakes seemed to be between Detroit, Pittsburgh and Montreal until late Thursday night when it was announce that the Flyers had some interest. This offseason has been stocked full of decisions that significantly changed the look of the roster that will take the ice at Wells Fargo Center this year, and this move was no different.
Obviously, Jagr is not the Jagr of old, and there’s something to be said for that. But on a one year deal for $3.3 mil...