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Trade Deadline Looms As Flyers Host Sabres

After a four day lay-off, the Philadelphia Flyers will look to snap a two game losing streak at home tonight when they battle the Buffalo Sabres.

The Flyers have been on a downward slide since the start of the new year and have not played a complete team game since before the holiday season.

Couturier Gamble Continues to Pay Off

It’s no longer a surprise when a rookie has a big game for the Philadelphia Flyers.

With the season already at the halfway mark, the Flyers rookies have played a prominent role in the team’s success.

Prior to the start of the year, the team went through one of the most aggressive makeovers in team history, which made way for younger players to step up. That makeover included the trading of their captain Mike Richards and leading scorer Jeff Carter in exchange for role players, prospects and draft picks.

Part of the compensation in the Carter deal was the eighth overall selection in this past year’s entry draft, which ultimately became Sean Couturier.

A Look At The 'New Guys': Columbus Gets Carter, The Flyers Get...

The third installment of Kim Pollock's look at the new guys.

In this piece, Pollock focuses on Jakub Voracek, acquired in the Jeff Carter trade, and Sean Couturier, drafted by the Flyers after they acquired a first-round pick from Columbus in that trade.

Streak Snapped, Kings Win 2-1

Davis Drewiske is greeted by a smiling Anze Kopitar (11) and Dustin Brown (23).

The Kings played hockey for more than 104 minutes without scoring a goal. So naturally, the one to stop the streak would be none other than Davis Drewiske, the 27-year old defenseman who hasn’t scored in more than two years and pride of Hudson, Wisconsin, right?

The stat sheet doesn’t lie. The Kings defeated the Columbus Blue Jackets tonight by a score of 2-1. It was indeed Drewiske who flung the puck from the blue line over Curtis Sanford’s left shoulder and into the net four minutes into the third period. With the ga...

Flyers Look to Rebound against Jackets

For one of the first times in NHL history, one of the Columbus Blue Jackets road games was circled on the schedule by opposing fans.

Jeff Carter was slated to return to Philadelphia following an offseason that saw him traded in a shocking manner. He returns tonight, but he'll watch from afar like the fans who bought their tickets when the schedule was released.

The Key to the Leafs' Season

On Monday, September 19th, the Toronto Maple Leafs will take to the ice for the first time in five months. The pre season opener will see the Leafs hosting the Ottawa Senators at the Air Canada Centre. Regardless of the result that night, Leaf fans will finally have that hockey itch scratched. With the summer of longing ending, it is being repeatedly said that if Reimer can continue his strong play, and if the second line plays as well as last season than the Leafs will reach the playoffs. As stated before, I believe the Leafs will end their playoff drought this season, and although the fans are right about Reimer and the second line, the key to the season is whether the special teams can...

Betting on Briere

With all of the moves made by the Flyers this offseason, a lot of attention has been paid to the changing of the guard from Jeff Carter and Mike Richards to Claude Giroux and James van Riemsdyk. However, while many are assessing whether Giroux can take over for Richards or if van Riemsdyk is up to the challenge of replacing Carter, an older member of the team is flying under the radar.

                                

Next season will be Daniel Briere's fifth with the Flyers. Briere finished last season second on t...

Carter & Richards Still Headlines

 

With anonymous messages about the partying scene in the Philadelphia Flyers’ locker room last year, Jeff Carter and Mike Richards were back in the spotlight again on Monday. Philadelphia Daily News writer Dan Gross wrote a gossip column that once again brought the focus of the offseason back to a couple of the NHL’s biggest trades this season. Although the story certainly made some fans around the league raise an eyebrow or two, the idea that partying was the main reason why the two forwards were traded is ridiculous. 

Conveniently enough, the storyline of Carter and Richards living it up in the nightlife of Philadelphia is a long and well-kno...

Out with the Old, In with Giroux

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 ...