Is Peter Laviolette on the chopping block?

Starting the season with some offensive urgency

A lot has been made about the yesterday’s revelation of Peter Laviolette being the odds-on favorite to be the first man out of a head coaching gig this season based on several online gambling sites and a plethora of season previews scattered about the web. The truth is, based on the Flyers recent history of inexplicable stretches of poor and lazy hockey coupled with their putrid preseason, if they wish to keep their boss behind the bench they will have to buck the trend and start playing some passionate hockey again. And if opening night was any indication, they better …

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Training Camp Sprints: Depth up front a concern?

When Jake Voracek left last night’s game versus the New Jersey Devils in the second period with an upper-body injury, the Flyers were faced with the disastrous notion of losing a star before the season even started. With Wayne Simmonds also sidelined due to the flu, the team is suddenly forced to dress Mike Raffl, Adam Hall, Jay Rosehill, and Chris VandeVelde to round out the offense. They acknowledged after the game that Voracek’s injury is only minor, but if a few forwards were to go down does that type of lineup give you confidence? The offense hasn’t exactly gotten …

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Training Camp Sprints: Lecavalier, Couturier, Talbot, & Morin

It’s a new season for the Flyers, so naturally that means there is an interesting mix of new and familiar faces throughout the lineup looking to make an impact and land a spot on the team.  The new guys are out to show the coaches what they can do. The old guys are out to show the coaches they’re still capable. And the young guys are out to show the coaches what they can do if given the opportunity. So how have they fared so far? With the absence of Claude Giroux from the lineup, the presence of Vinny Lecavalier …

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Reviewing “Flight Plan”

Amidst the chaos of the offseason, the Philadelphia Flyers somehow managed to find time to release the debut episode of their new behind the scenes mini series, aptly dubbed “Flight Plan” (video below). If you were starving for some new Flyers fodder, you were likely just served a delicious first course that left you begging for more. There are a lot of pros and cons to the team’s approach to an inside look at the brain trust as they prepped for the 2013 NHL Draft. Considering how old school the team is, you have to applaud their willingness to expose …

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It’s all about the offense

When the Philadelphia Flyers shocked the hockey world with the signing of Vinny Lecavalier, many questioned why the team would invest more money in a forward when the roster is already stocked with elite offensive talent. However, the addition of the skilled center might be exactly what the Flyers need to return to playoff prominence. In last year’s shortened season, the Flyers offense took a step back. After averaging over three goals per game in 2010 and 2011 and finishing second only to Pittsburgh two years ago, the offense just barely cracked the top-ten in goals per game with 2.75 …

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