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Flyers GM Hextall: 'I'm not going to hold my breath' on free agent market

The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the teams who kept quiet on the first day of free agency, and Flyers GM Ron Hextall said he was perfectly happy with how uneventful the day was for his team."I don’t like going into free agency needing three or four bodies and you kind of end up blowing your brains out there," Hextall told the media. "We feel like we got a real good fit for our...
Via Fox Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Hextall's Defense Plan: Build from Within

Over the course of the Philadelphia Flyers' franchise history, most of the best defensemen the team has ever had have been players acquired from outside the organization: Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Mark Howe leads the list, followed by the likes of Eric Desjardins, Kimmo Timonen and for all-too-brief periods of time Bob "the Count" Dailey and Chris Pronger before the two suffered...
Via Flyerdelphia
19 hours ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Looking to Trade Vincent Lecavalier

View image | The Philadelphia Flyers have been quiet so far today on the first day of free agency.  The Flyers are usually active participants in free agent sweepstakes, but they are pretty cap locked at the moment. Today, Flyers GM Ron Hextall is looking to move contracts.  The main subject in Hextall’s trade discussions is Vincent Lecavalier.  Last year...
Via TopSportsReport
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Hextall’s offseason plan in full swing after Draft

Upon the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Flyers GM Ron Hextall had a checklist of items. Find a new head coach to take his visions and blueprints of the roster and make them work on the ice. Check. Dave Hakstol makes the jump from the NCAA to the NHL in 2015-16. Acquire a stud defenseman. Check. Ivan Provorov will be here soon enough, if not on opening night this season. He...
Via Flyerdelphia
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Happy Times: The Philadelphia Flyers’ 2015 NHL Draft 1st Round Breakdown

View image | If you’ve been following the NHL for some time, you’d know that this was one of the most anticipated drafts in the recent history. With ”generational talents” as Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel taking the first two spots in this years NHL Entry Draft, the rest was up for grabs. Many experts were saying that the player crop this year was quite...
Via TopSportsReport
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers to not exercise buyout on Sam Gagner

  View image | The Philadelphia Flyers have opted to retain Sam Gagner for the time being, as he was not placed on buyout waivers prior to today's 12 p.m. deadline. Gagner, who will turn 26 later this offseason, was acquired from Arizona on Saturday for Nick Grossmann and Chris Pronger's contract. In 81 games with the Coyotes last season -- his only season...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins acquire Zac Rinaldo from Flyers

Photo via Kim Klement, USA Today SportsThe Boston Bruins traded a 2017 3rd round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Zac Rinaldo on Monday.The Bruins hope that the twenty-five year old enforcer will help bring some energy on the fourth line, and add some toughness to a team which has just lost a lot of it with the trading of Milan Lucic. Rinaldo has nowhere near the skill...
Via BruinsLife
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Acquire Zac Rinaldo From Flyers For 2017 Draft Pick

Zac Rinaldo was acquired by the Bruins on Monday for a third-round draft pick. The 25-year-old forward has already had his fair-share of suspensions for questionable hits. 
Via CLNS Radio
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Trade 2017 3rd-Round Pick To Flyers, Acquire Forward Zac Rinaldo

The Boston Bruins made another trade Monday, acquiring forward Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2017 third-round pick. Rinaldo, a 25-year-old center, has 24 points and 572 PIMs in 223 career NHL games, all with the Flyers. He tallied six points (one goal, five assists) in 58 games for Philadelphia last season. Rinaldo was originally a sixth-round draft pick by Philly...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes acquire Chris Pronger's contract

The Phoenix Coyotes need to reach the cap floor, so they’ve come up with a creative way to do so. Today, they’ve traded Sam Gagner and a conditional draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Nicklas Grossman and the contract of Chris Pronger – and no, that last bit is not a typo. Pronger currently works for the NHL, but he hasn’t technically retired, as he’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers and the 29th pick

As we approach the NHL Draft, I am discussing the potential players the Flyers may pick in the first round. In a previous article I talked about the Flyers selecting the BPA in the Draft and who they should select with their first pick at 7th overall (link for that article is here). In addition to the 7th overall pick, the Flyers possess the 29th pick, which was acquired along with...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers and the 7th overall pick

The 2015 NHL Draft will set the tone for a new era in the Philadelphia Flyers organization. General Manager Ron Hextall has begun shaping the team in his own vision, with key moves like hiring his own choice head coach Dave Hakstol. And while the Flyers are far from where Hextall would like them to be, the 2015 NHL Draft will greatly help Hextall bring the Flyers to follow his vision...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers: in search of a backup goaltender

The 2014-2015 season was an interesting season for the Philadelphia Flyers in net. On the one hand, the Flyers enjoyed a terrific performance from Steve Mason as the Flyers starting goaltender. Mason went 18-18-11 while posting a 2.25 GAA and a .928 save percentage (third among all goaltenders with 50 games played). However, Mason was injured a few times throughout the season, and...
11 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers may talk to Kimmo Timonen about a front office job

Kimmo Timonen made it well known that he was planning to retire after the Stanley Cup Final. In fact, Timonen even mentioned he was “days from retirement” as the Blackhawks stepped closer to their third Cup victory in six years. What will Timonen do after he hangs ‘em up? He has suggested he might be interested in coaching and the Philadelphia Flyers are interested in talking...
Via Puck Drunk Love
15 days ago  |  Discuss

tPB Community Mock Draft 2015: Philadelphia Flyers (BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO)

  Week one of our community draft is in the books.  Here is how it looks: TPB Community Draft Order Team tPB GM Selection Edmonton OilersThe66thDopefishConnor McDavid Buffalo SabresJonathanKabanaJack Eichel Arizona Coyoteskingling43Dylan Strome Toronto Maple LeafsJNash22Mitch Marner Carolina HurricansjaschiffNoah Hanifin...
Via The Pensblog
17 days ago  |  Discuss

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