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Michael Neuwirth is a little on the nose

“You’re gonna eat lightning and you’re gonna crap thunder” Check out Michal Neuvirth’s new Rocky-centric mask for 2015-16. A photo posted by Philadelphia Flyers (@philadelphiaflyers) on Aug 31, 2015 at 11:13am PDT Yes, Michael Neuwirth, the Flyers season will be rocky. Zing. Naturally, with Neuwirth projected as a backup, his team is heaping enormous amounts of...
Via Barry Melrose Rocks
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Neuvirth: Voracek 'was the reason I signed (with Flyers)'

Michal Neuvirth credits Jakub Voracek for convincing him to sign with the Philadelphia Flyers, although the latter doesn't necessarily agree with his countryman's assessment. "I met Jake and we talked about things here and he said all good things about the Flyers," Neuvirth told CSN Philly of Voracek, who collected 22 goals and a career-high 59 assists last season en route to signing...
Via Fox Sports
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will Michal Neuvirth find stability with the Flyers?

  View image | gettyimages.com When the Flyers signed Michal Neuvirth to open their free agency period earlier this summer, it provided them a younger option to back Steve Mason up -- after all, Ray Emery had run his course and was largely inconsistent in the second year of his second tenure with the organization.  Emery finished his season with a 3.06 GAA and a save...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes: Arbour passes, goalie depth

It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes. Here are a few stories in Flyers hockey and around the NHL that are trending right now. Al Arbour passes away at 82 - [New York Islanders] [Tim Panaccio - CSN Philly] The legendary Islanders head coach who helped lead the team to four straight Stanley Cups from 1980 to 1983, one of those against the Flyers, passed away on Friday...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Morin, Gostisbehere looking to make impression with Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have a promising group of young defensemen working its way to the NHL, although which player emerges is anyone's guess.Although the team selected highly touted blue-liner Ivan Provorov with the seventh overall pick of the 2015 draft, Sam Morin and Shayne Gostisbehere could be in the lead to see time in Philadelphia this season."The goal is to make the team...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Simmonds doesn't want 'repeat of last year'

Philadelphia Flyers right wing Wayne Simmonds is quick to put last season's disastrous finish in his rear-view mirror.Although Simmonds recorded a team-leading 28 goals, the Flyers (33-31-18) fell out of favor and missed the playoffs following a sixth-place finish in the Metropolitan Division."I work on being someone who can provide leadership, to do whatever I can, on and off the...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Key points of Flyers schedule

The 82-game grind draws closer for the Flyers, now less than a month away from training camp and the preseason and 43 days away from the season opener in Tampa Bay. This season will be about signs of improvement, making an attempted return at a playoff appearance. There will be stretches of the season that will define this team, that will help them form an identity and show what...
Via Flyerdelphia
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Wayne Simmonds on Flyers: We don’t want ‘repeat of last year’ (Puck Daddy)

BY CHRIS LOMON TORONTO -- He missed the last seven games of the 2014-15 regular season with a broken tibia. His team missed out on the playoffs after finishing sixth in the Metropolitan Division.  No wonder Wayne Simmonds isn’t short on motivation these days. A fairytale ending to the season it was not. Moments after he lit the lamp for a team-leading 28th time, his 100th...
Via Philly Sports Live
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Steve Mason among questions for the Philadelphia Flyers

With the start of the NHL preseason a little less than a month away, teams and players alike are gearing up for the 2015-2016 season. For the Philadelphia Flyers, numerous questions remain in regards to the roster and the direction the team is going. Besides questions about a poor defense core and subpar secondary scoring, many still question the status of the Flyers in net. In...
Via isportsweb.com
8 days ago  |  Discuss

2015-16 Season Preview: The Philadelphia Flyers

  Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek will look to lead the Philadelphia Flyers back to the playoffs in 2015-16. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports It was a disappointing 2014-15 campaign for the Philadelphia Flyers. After being eliminated from in the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs in seven games by the eventual Eastern Conference champion New York Rangers...
Via The Sports Journal
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers offseason recap

Last year: 33-31-18, sixth in the Metro Division. Missed the playoffs by 14 points. Key additions: Sam Gagner, Evgeny Medvedev, Michal Neuvirth, Colin McDonald Key subtractions: Chris Pronger’s contract, Zac Rinaldo, Nicklas Grossmann Offense: The Flyers had no choice but to reward Jakub Voracek with a massive extension after he finished fourth in the league in […]
Via Blue Seat Blogs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Who should play left wing on the Philadelphia Flyers first line?

Its no secret that the Philadelphia Flyers possess one of the most dangerous offensive duos in the whole NHL in center Claude Giroux and right wing Jakub Voracek. These two guys have combined for 302 points in the last two NHL seasons. Their chemistry is undeniable, and having signed long term contracts with the Flyers at such young ages (Giroux is 27, and Voracek is 26), Giroux...
Via isportsweb.com
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Analyzing Jakub Voracek’s new deal with the Flyers

The Flyers announced that they have signed Jakub Voracek to a monster deal: Eight years at $66 million, which comes out to about $8.25 million a year. Voracek was a first team all-star in 2014-15, and had the best season of his career with 22 goals and 81 points while playing the full 82 games. Point per game players are hard to come by. There were only eight such players last season...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers plan on entering the year with Vincent Lecavalier

Vincent Lecavalier’s time with the Philadelphia Flyers has been a disaster. The 35-year-old regularly spent time down on the Flyers’ fourth line last season and posted just 20 points in 57 games. That’s a big problem considering he carries a $4.5 annual cap hit and was paid a salary of $6 million in 2014-15. The Flyers have made it extremely clear they want to trade away Lecavalier...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Trading Vincent Lecavalier may be tough for Flyers

Vincent Lecavalier has made off like Scrooge McDuck over his career. The former first overall pick inked a massive 11-year, $85 million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning back in 2009-10, and was subsequently bought out via the teams compliance buyout just four seasons later. The move put Lecavalier on the team’s payroll until he’s the tender age of 47. When he hit free agency...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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