Philadelphia Flyers legend Rick MacLeish passes away at 66

One of the most important Philadelphia Flyers in history has passed away. Center Rick MacLeish, a key member of the franchise’s back-to-back Stanley Cup teams, has died at the age of 66. According to ESPN’s John Buccigross, MacLeish had been battling several ailments recently. Best known as a great skater with a wicked shot, MacLeish was the first Flyers player ever to score...
Via The Hockey News
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Flyers’ Great, Rick MacLeish Passes Away

The hockey world was hit with sad news on Tuesday morning when it was announced that former NHLer and Philadelphia Flyers’ great, Rick MacLeish had passed away at the age of 66 after a lengthy illness. MacLeish played 14 seasons in the NHL with the Flyers, Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings. Most of his career was spent in Philadelphia where he played 741...
Via The Hockey Writers
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The time late Flyers great Rick MacLeish blew smoke out of his neck after on-ice scare

Recalling a scary 1978 incident that included some after-the-fact humor. Rick MacLeish, who died Monday night at 66, was more than just a proficient scorer on the Flyers' Broad Street Bullies championship teams. The way MacLeish played made him a fan favorite. The center was a speedster on the ice, and when he picked up steam his long hair...
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Rick MacLeish, perhaps Flyers most talented player ever, dead at 66

A long-time South Jersey resident, MacLeish died at 66 on Monday night. There was and probably never will be a greater Flyer than Bobby Clarke, who captained their Broad Street Bullies championship teams in the 1970s. When judging raw ability, Clarke defers to one of his teammates. Rick MacLeish didn't have a Hall of Fame career, but in his heyday...
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Former Philadelphia Flyers star Rick MacLeish dead at 66

Rick MacLeish, one of the more gifted Philadelphia Flyers from the Broad Street Bullies era, died Monday at the age of 66.The talented forward had battled meningitis.Via the passing of Rick MacLeish, the Flyers have lost one of their legends," said Flyers President, Paul Holmgren. "A good father, grandfather, teammate and friend, Rick will be missed by all who...
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Rick MacLeish Passed Away

Terrible news coming from the Flyers. Rick MacLeish died at the age of 66 last night. The Flyers sent out a series of quotes this morning: PAUL HOLMGREN “With the passing of Rick MacLeish, the Flyers have lost one of their legends. A good father, grandfather, teammate and friend, Rick will be missed by all who were fortunate to come and know him over the years. His happy and friendly...
Via Crossing Broad
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Ivan Provorov Wins CHL Defenceman of the Year

The Philadelphia Flyers certainly have something to look forward to in defenceman Ivan Provorov – who was named the CHL’s defenceman of the year on Saturday. The Brandon Wheat Kings blue liner helped the WHL champions at both ends of the ice. The seventh-round pick of the Flyers recorded 73 points (21g-52a) in 62 regular season games for the Wheat Kings this season. In the playoffs...
Via The Hockey Writers
2 days ago

Gostisbehere, Giroux, Bellemare added to World Cup rosters

Embed from Getty Images   Earlier this season, the Flyers had five players named to their respective teams in the World Cup of Hockey when preliminary rosters were announced.  Now three more will be joining them. Shayne Gostisbehere was selected to Team North America -- the 23-and-under team from USA and Canada -- Claude Giroux will be joining Team Canada and Pierre...
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Draft Provides Flyers with Options to Fill Power Forward Need

Embed from Getty Images   For several of the last few seasons, the Flyers have used the NHL Draft to attack their blue line problem head on. The Flyers aren't rolling out a defensive group among the best in the NHL just yet, but it's safe to say they don't have a problem there anymore. Last season provided only a glimpse, as Shayne Gostisbehere was the first of those draft...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Philippe Myers turning out to be unexpected surprise for Flyers this season

Embed from Getty Images   When the Flyers opened training camp to kick off their 2015-16 season last September, much had been made of the core of defensive prospects that were working their way through the prospect pipeline. Eight months later, with the Memorial Cup well underway, the Flyers have yet another prospect to be excited about in Philippe Myers. Myers had been...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers would trade Neuvirth or Mason if the “deal was right”

The Philadelphia Flyers received outstanding goaltending in 2015-16 as Steve Mason and Michal Neuvirth were among the best tandems in the NHL. The duo led the league with a .934 even strength save percentage and were a big reason why the Flyers squeaked into the playoffs. General manager Ron Hextall told Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer that while he’d like to keep both...
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April 30, 2016  |  Discuss

Evgeny Medvedev arrested for suspicion of DUI

It was reported first by Sons of Penn that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Evgeny Medvedev was arrested on suspicion of a DUI. This is what Lower Moreland, PA police chief Pete Hanson had to say about the incident to NBC 10 news: “Medvedev was released from police custody this morning with pending charges from a stop that occurred in Lower Moreland, PA around 2:45 a.m. Wednesday...
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April 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Brayden Schenn suspended three games next season for hit on T.J. Oshie

Philadelphia Flyers forward Brayden Schenn has been suspended three games next season by the NHL for his hit to the head of T.J Oshie. The dangerous hit occurred in Game 6 of the Flyers first-round series playoff series against the Washington Capitals. Oshie corralled the puck behind the Flyers goal, and Schenn, with a full head of steam, charged at him and left his feet to make...
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April 27, 2016  |  Discuss

QUIZ: Name every team captain in the history of the Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers have had 19 team captains in the history of their NHL franchise. How many of the can you name? Clue: Years as captain
April 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Late Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider once kicked out Donald Trump for talking too much

Philadelphia Flyers founder and owner Ed Snider, died last week, leading to a number of tributes and eulogies and of course the sharing of various entertaining Snider anecdotes. Well, it has been revealed that Snider was ahead of his time in one important category: telling Donald Trump to shut up. At a celebration of the businessman’s life held at the Wells Fargo Center on...
Via The Comeback
April 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Can The Flyers Rebound From Costly Mistakes?

Think about your favorite team. It's the team you support during both good times and bad times, and the team that ignites your passion and undying love for sports. It's the team that allows you to momentarily escape the realities of life and enter an idealized realm, where victories make you feel invincible and losses seems like the end of the world. Now, answer this question: would...
Via The Sports Quotient
April 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers penalized after fans throw bracelet giveaways on ice

The Philadelphia Flyers honored their late owner Ed Snider by having a moment of silence before their playoff game against the Washington Capitals on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center. They also handed out memorial bracelets to their fans. Unfortunately, many of those bracelets hit the ice after a brawl that broke out in the third period which resulted in multiple Flyers penalties...
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April 19, 2016  |  Discuss

Ovechkin hit may have knocked Flyers’ Sean Couturier out for series

The Philadelphia Flyers were always going to face an uphill battle to upend the Eastern Conference favorite Washington Capitals in their first-round Stanley Cup playoff series. Now it appears they will have to do it without one of their most important young players, Sean Couturier. During the second period of Game One on Thursday night, Capitals star Alexander Ovechkin leveled a...
Via The Comeback
April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

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