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Philadelphia Flyers Offseason: Aggressiveness, Restraint, or Both?

By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) So far during the offseason, the Philadelphia Flyers have spent $43.5 million on new contracts and $26.33 million on compliance buyouts for a grand total of $59.88 million dollars, all before the official start of the free agency period. At first glance, it would seem to be just another ultra-aggressive, shoot-from-the-hip […]

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Vincent Lecavalier Signs With Flyers

After using a compliance buyout on Danny Briere, the Philadelphia Flyers were going to need a replacement to hold down the center spot on the second line. Many expected it to be a in house choice, with both Sean Couturier and Brayden Schenn competent enough to take the reins. But Paul Holmgren had other ideas. According to numerous reports from CSN’s […]

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Drafty In Here

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) Well, all the trade noise and […]

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Flyers Select Four In Rounds 3-7

The Philadelphia Flyers had four picks in the last five rounds of the draft, and made some rather off the board selections. With the 72nd overall pick, Philadelphia selected Tyrell Goulbourne of the Kelwona Rockets in the WHL. The 5’11″, 195 lbs. center played in 64 games for the Rockets, and had 27 points. Goulbourne is known for his fighting, […]

Flyers Select Robert Hagg With Second Round Pick

Contrary to typical Philadelphia Flyers trends at the draft, they’ve decided to stock up on young defenseman. With the 41st overall pick and the Flyers only second round pick, the team selected Robert Hagg from Modo Hockey in the Swedish Hockey League. Hagg split time between Modo and their J20 squad. With Modo’s J20 squad, scoring 11 goals and adding […]

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Flyers Prospect Petr Straka Speaks On Samuel Morin

For the 2011-12 season, Petr Straka and Samuel Morin were teammates in the QMJHL while playing for Rimouski Oceanic. With the Philadelphia Flyers selection of Morin Sunday afternoon, their winding paths may finally cross again. Straka, a former 2nd round pick of the Columbus Blue Jackets in 2010, was signed by the Flyers on April 11th after Columbus opted not to sign him […]

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Philadelphia Flyers Select Samuel Morin With 11 Overall Pick

After much talk of the Philadelphia Flyers moving up during the 2013 NHL Draft, the team decided to stay put and use the 11th overall pick. With the Dallas Stars likely stealing left winger Valeri Nichushkin from the Flyers, GM Paul Holmgren announced that the club would select defenseman Samuel Morin of Rimouski Oceanic in the QMJHL.  Morin, who will be turning 18 on July 12th, stands […]

2013 NHL Draft: Philadelphia Flyers Big Board

By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED) My big board for the Philadelphia Flyers during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey. I’m going to assume this: 1. Nathan MacKinnon, Colorado; 2. Seth Jones, Florida; 3. Jonathan Drouin, Tampa Bay; 4. Aleksander Barkov, Nashville. In my opinion, here’s the order of players the […]

Philadelphia Flyers and Calgary Flames in Trade Talks?

By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED) The opportunity for Calgary Flames Assistant General Manager/Player Personnel John Weisbrod to land Flyers’ Matt Read may finally arise. Sources confirmed late Friday night that in addition to other teams, the Calgary Flames and Philadelphia Flyers have had trade discussions prior to the 2013 NHL Draft in Newark, New Jersey. The […]

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Philadelphia Flyers Can’t Over Think at 2013 NHL Draft

By Pat White (@patwhite9126) Many hockey pundits regard the 2013 NHL Draft class the deepest since 2003. There are talented players galore from top to bottom. Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has hinted that he would like to draft an impact defenseman, something the Flyers haven’t done in years. Holmgren’s “take the best player […]