Michael F'in' Leighton

Flyers re-sign Leighton

The Flyers have made it official, re-signing goaltender Michael Leighton to back up Ilya Bryzgalov on Sunday afternoon. The deal is for one year, $900k. This should sum up both the contract and the reactions to it: Leighton has exactly one game of NHL experience since Game 6 of the 2010 Stanley Cup Finals, an unsteady 7-4 victory in Los Angeles on December 30, 2010. “I’m very happy to be back in Philly,” Leighton said upon the announcement. “This is where I want to be and I’m excited about the team we have this year. I look forward to the …

Consolation Game Handshake Line

Flyers Faithful Ice Hockey Tournament Podcast Live (Kinda)

Steve is joined by special cohost Kim Pollock for the Flyers Faithful Ice Hockey Tournament! Flyers Faithful Podcast Live From The Ice Hockey Tournament Part 1 I’ll continue to post these as I make them so stay tuned! Here’s our interview with Eklund: Flyers Faithful Podcast Live From The Ice Hockey Tournament Part 2 The second game, cohosted by Bob H. We talk to teammates of special guest David Boreanaz, and the super awesome Jenn S who helped us put this all together! Flyers Faithful Ice Hockey Tournament Part 3 And to finish things up for the Flyers Faithful Ice …

Skate Zone

The definitive guide to the 2012 Ice Hockey Tournament Fundraiser

There will be a draft on Friday, June 29 The draft will be at the 45th Street Pub in Pennsauken, NJ (not to be confused with the one in Edgewater). The draft starts at 9:00 p.m. on Friday, June 29. All players are invited and the draft is open to the public. Feel free to bring your friends and family. The pub (owned by a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America!) offered us a deal on the food. Each person will pay $12 (plus tax and gratuity — so anticipate spending about $15 per person) for two hours of food. …

James van Riesmdyk

Lost in translation: What that offseason news really means

The offseason is filled with plenty of news, speculation, absurd rumors, and hyperbole. So, we at Flyers Faithful have decided to take our best shot at deciphering some of the things that you’ve heard recently. News: This was a great pick by the Flyers! He’s an absolute steal with a lot of upside and projects to be a Mike Richards-type player. What it sounds like: Holy crap, we traded Mike Richards for Mike Richards last year and drafted another Mike Richards this year! What it really means: The kid plays two-way hockey and probably scored a nice shorthanded goal when he was fifteen …

Reece Willcox

Flyers draft Reece Willcox

With the 141st pick in the 2012 NHL Entry draft, the Philadelphia Flyers select Reece Willcox of the Merritt Centennials of the BCHL. The 6’2″, 185lb. right-handed defenseman posted 37 points in 105 total games in the BCHL.