The Flyers made wholesale changes this offseason, resulting in a roster that bares little resemblance to anything we’ve seen since the lockout. Are they a better team, though?
It was a surprise that Sean Couturier was still available when the Flyers selected him with the eighth overall pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Had it not been for setbacks due to a bout with mononucleosis, Couturier could very have been one of the top three picks in the draft. Is he NHL ready? If so, is there a spot for him on the roster in Philly?
Through their first three seasons, the stats of Jakub Voracek and Jeff Carter were nearly identical. In his fourth season, Jeff Carter exploded for 46 goals and 84 points. Can we expect Voracek to post similar numbers?
If you had your choice, which free agent winger would you sign for the Flyers and why? If you choose the “Other” option, make sure to leave a comment with the player’s name.
Rich Winters did not mince words when he spoke with Chuck Gormley. “The fact is there will be no disclosure by the Bryzgalov camp,” said Winters, the agent for prized goalie, Ilya Bryzgalov. “Anybody that guesses at this point will be proven only to be one thing: a guesser and misrepresenting things to the public.” Around that time, Winters put a kibosh on public comments relating to negotiations between his client and the Philadelphia Flyers. So, it caught many people off guard when Bryzgalov joined Twitter yesterday and wrote this in his second tweet: Negotiations Negotiations Negotiations # Flyers Although …
Last night, the Flyers acquire the rights to UFA-to-be, Ilya Bryzgalov. Assuming they sign him, they will need to clear out a big contract to remain under the cap. Who will they move?
Gagne may be taking a paycut and Leino is in line for a sizable raise. All things considered, the two players could end up making about the same amount next season. Which would you rather have?
Before I go on, I’d like to preface this poll by saying this situation is purely hypothetical. I am not speculating that this might happen or suggesting it is a legitimate rumor. For the love of all that is good and holy, don’t read anything into it or claim that I said this might happen. As rivals, the Flyers and Capitals make for unusual bedfellows but, this offseason, they could be a match. Washington has goaltending depth and a right-handed offensive defenseman, both rumored to be available. The Flyers have a surplus of centers and an alleged need for goaltending. …
We’re down to the final four in the NHL playoffs. The top two seeds remain in the West while the two teams that completed stunning sweeps of the top two seeds in the East are left. Who do you think will advance to the Finals?
For the first time ever all six division winners advance past round one. The only ‘upset’ was fifth seed Nashville defeating 4th seed Anaheim. For once the Conference Finals is truly the battle of the best which could mean four more close and exciting series for hockey fans. Who do you think comes out on top in each match up?