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Blood Clots May Force Kimmo Timonen To Retire

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen will attempt to play during the 2014-15 season but admitted Thursday that the chances of that happening are "slim" due to blood clots that were found in his lower right leg and in both lungs in early August. "My desire is I want to play but [the] chance of me playing is really slim...
Via Kukla's Korner
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers D Kimmo Timonen's future still uncertain after blood clots

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen offered a status update on his health after blood clots were discovered in his leg and lungs in early August. Timonen hopes to be able to avoid retirement for now, but when he can return to action, if at all, remains to be seen. According to Timonen, it is likely to take months before he'll...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Kimmo Timonen unsure if he will play this season

Philadelphia Flyers are starting off the season with some notable injuries. Chris Pronger (out since 2011) and Ryan White (recovering from surgery) are two names on the list of players thus far. Another player added to the list is Kimmo Timonen. Timonen is uncertain about his future and his career.#487436677 / gettyimages.comKimmo Timonen is suffering from blood clots in his...
Via Sports Injury Alert
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Good News Confirmed For Flyers & Fans

The Philadelphia Flyers received some good news this week when owner and chairman Ed Snider announced that he is now cancer-free. The 81-year-old was diagnosed earlier this year with cancer and found out the good news on August 13, but recent reports have confirmed this. Snider underwent chemotherapy and radiation treatment and is doing well, leading to news about his future plans...
Via Beyond The Benches
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers made a “horrible mistake” by signing Ilya Bryzgalov

Most fans and hockey experts have acknowledged – perhaps repeatedly – that the Ilya Bryzgalov experiment in Philadelphia was a disaster of epic proportions. In situations like these, one which forces a contract to be bought out, the team responsible rarely acknowledges the mistake and often never speaks of the player in question. That hasn’t been the case with the Philadelphia...
Via Puck Drunk Love
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Pronger offers guidance to towering Samuel Morin

The Flyers have struggled to assemble a Stanley Cup-caliber defense since losing Chris Pronger, but they have some promising defensive prospects that they hope will someday play key roles in a lengthy playoff run. Among them is Samuel Morin, who is easy to identify given that, like Pronger before him, he towers over his competitors. Morin stands at 6-foot-7 and has gotten up to...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers' Hextall optimistic going into camp

Handcuffed by salary-cap woes he inherited, new Flyers general manager Ron Hextall was unable to upgrade the team in the offseason. Hextall isn't worried. The former standout goaltender believes he has a solid nucleus that features center Claude Giroux, right winger Wayne Simmonds, and goalie Steve Mason. He thinks a year of maturity will help the younger players make major...
Via Pro Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux would take Claude Giroux over any player in the NHL

Well, at least Claude Giroux is confident. ESPN’s subscription Insider service is on a quest to declare the NHL’s top franchise player—that is to say the hand-picked player a franchise would choose to build around in a fantasy draft, I guess—and it’s taken the Worldwide Leader on an interesting path. They’ve taken to asking the star players themselves who they would...
Via Hockey Fan Land
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Eastern Conference Preview: Philadelphia Flyers

As we look ahead to the 2014-15 NHL season, we have already discussed the Pacific Division. We have since moved on to the Metropolitan Division, and have already previewed the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, New York Islanders and Columbus Blue Jackets. Last year, an early … Continue reading → The post Eastern Conference Preview: Philadelphia...
Via Committed Indians
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Catching Up With Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds

This past week a multitude of NHL players were in New York for the annual Player Media Tour. Two of those players in attendance were Philadelphia Flyers forwards Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds. Steve Mears caught up with the two for a Q & A session in the NHL store. See what the two Flyers had to say. The post Catching Up With Claude Giroux and Wayne Simmonds appeared...
Via Beyond The Benches
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Claude Giroux says the NHL’s best franchise player is Claude Giroux

When Craig Custance of ESPN asked a group of NHL players to name the top-3 players they’d start a franchise with, it was easy to predict which names would appear at the top. Sidney Crosby led the way while other stars such as Jonathan Toews, Shea Weber, Tuukka Rask and Steven Stamkos rounding out the top-5. Claude Giroux broke the mold with an interesting answer and picked …...
Via Puck Drunk Love
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Ryan White will miss training camp

Training camp is just days away and some players will not be able to attend camp due to injuries from last season or this summer. One player who will miss training camp is a newbie for the Philadelphia Flyers.#479725099 / gettyimages.comRyan White joined the Flyers last month after becoming an unrestricted free agent. A couple of days later, the team announced he had successful...
Via Sports Injury Alert
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Signing Michael Del Zotto was a Great Move by the Flyers

#481011485 / gettyimages.com Ron Hextall has had some very tough decisions since becoming the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, but by far his best choice so far is the signing of Michael Del Zotto. Now don’t get me wrong, the only reason Del Zotto was signed is because the Flyers lost there go to guy in Kimmo Timonen. Kimmo Timonen may very well have played his last...
Via TopSportsReport
11 days ago  |  Discuss

The irony of the Flyers signing Del Zotto

Recently, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall talked about his team’s signing of former Rangers defenseman and scapegoat Michael Del Zotto to the NY Post. He basically chalked up Del Zotto’s struggles with the Rangers over the past two seasons to him being easily ‘distracted’ by the big lights of NYC since he’s a young player: “We look at continue reading...
Via Save By Richter
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Hextall doesn’t think Flyers are elite, but believes they can win

Are the Philadelphia Flyers an elite team? According to Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall, the Flyers aren’t a member of the NHL’s elite group of teams. Though that position may sound like it’s coming from a person who doesn’t have a lot of faith in his squad, Hextall firmly believes his team has what it takes to win. He also takes a nice shot at the New York Rangers. As seen on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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