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Final Observations: Dallas Stars 5, Philadelphia Flyers 1

Final Observations: Dallas Stars 5, Philadelphia Flyers 1

O’Connor’s Observations After the Flyers were able to kill a seven-minute Dallas power play caused by a fit of temporary insanity from Zac Rinaldo, it appeared that Philadelphia had dodged a major bullet. The Flyers carried the play through the rest of the first period, and Andrej Meszaros was even able to give Philadelphia the […]

Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Dallas Stars

Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Dallas Stars

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Dallas Stars 2:00 PM – American Airlines Center, Dallas, Texas   Projected Line Combinations Philadelphia Flyers Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek Steve Downie – Sean Couturier – Matt Read Michael Raffl – Brayden Schenn – Wayne Simmonds Jay Rosehill – Adam Hall – Zac Rinaldo   Braydon Coburn – […]

Final Observations: Philadelphia Flyers 4, Buffalo Sabres 1

Final Observations: Philadelphia Flyers 4, Buffalo Sabres 1

O’Connor’s Observations Think back to the November 1st game against the Washington Capitals. The Flyers had put together a relatively strong first period and while not dominating, were certainly outplaying the Capitals. But a late first period goal by Nicklas Backstrom sent Philadelphia into a tailspin, and the game eventually ended in an embarrassing 7-0 […]

Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Buffalo Sabres

Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Buffalo Sabres

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Buffalo Sabres 7:00 PM – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA   Projected Line Combinations Philadelphia Flyers Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek Brayden Schenn – Vincent Lecavalier – Wayne Simmonds Steve Downie – Sean Couturier – Matt Read Jay Rosehill – Adam Hall – Zac Rinaldo   Kimmo Timonen – […]

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Tradin’ Schenn?

  By Pat White (@patwhite9126) Rumors have re-surfaced that the Flyers are quietly shopping forward Brayden Schenn, according to TSN’s Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. I like Brayden Schenn. I don’t love Brayden Schenn. That June 23, 2011 day when I heard the Flyers traded Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings for Schenn, Wayne Simmonds […]

Philadelphia Flyers: Early-season adversity may pay off in long-term

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Philadelphia Flyers: Early-season adversity may pay off in long-term

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) Some random thoughts and observations on the Philadelphia Flyers’ 5-2 victory Tuesday night over the Ottawa Senators in regular season game number 20: Sean Couturier, Kimmo Timonen and Adam Hall all snapped extended goalless droughts, but Steve Mason continues to be one of the biggest stories for the Flyers this season. […]

Final Observations: Washington Capitals 7, Philadelphia Flyers 0

Final Observations: Washington Capitals 7, Philadelphia Flyers 0

O’Connor’s Observations It’s easy to forget that the Flyers carried the play in this game through the first three-quarters of the first period. Though Philadelphia was not playing particularly well, Washington was still being stymied in terms of shots on net and successful zone entries. The entire game changed with Nicklas Backstrom’s goal at the […]

Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals

Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals

Philadelphia Flyers vs. Washington Capitals 7:00 PM – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, PA   Projected Line Combinations Philadelphia Flyers Steve Downie – Claude Giroux – Vincent Lecavalier Scott Hartnell – Brayden Schenn – Jakub Voracek Matt Read – Sean Couturier – Wayne Simmonds Zac Rinaldo – Adam Hall – Michael Raffl   Nicklas Grossmann – […]

Instant Analysis: Flyers Reacquire Fire of Steve Downie in Exchange for Max Talbot

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Instant Analysis: Flyers Reacquire Fire of Steve Downie in Exchange for Max Talbot

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) The Philadelphia Flyers are well known for making the ‘former-Flyer’ tag something that doesn’t always stick with players they’ve sent out of town, and they removed the label from the front of 26-year-old winger Steve Downie’s name on this Halloween day when he was acquired from the Colorado Avalanche in exchange […]

Flyers and Avalanche Trade Talbot for Downie

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Flyers and Avalanche Trade Talbot for Downie

It took the Philadelphia Flyers just 11 games in the 2013-14 campaign to make a trade. According to the club, the team has traded center/winger Max Talbot for right winger Steve Downie. Downie, the Flyers first round pick in 2005, returns to Philadelphia after being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning in 2008 as a part of the Matt Carle deal. He […]