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Coaching Adjustments: Generating more offense

When the 2013 season came to a close, many focused on the defense and goaltending as the primary cause of the Flyers poor performance. With a forward-heavy depth chart, this is somewhat expected – right? The thing is, when the going got tough, the team struggled in pretty much all aspects of play; and if the defense was bad, the offense was atrocious. They fell out of contention when they posted a 5-6-2 record in the month of March with stretch of lackluster play that was brought on for a number of reasons, but it’s the offensive statistics were particularly …

The Flyers are in talks with Anaheim to get 26-year old forward and local kid, Bobby Ryan.  Photo from (AP Photo/Lori Shepler).

Flyers are trying for Ryan

One rumor that has always been in the head of Philadelphia Flyers fans is that of local boy Bobby Ryan. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey native has spent his entire National Hockey League career in Anaheim.  Drafted second overall in 2005, Ryan has lived up to expectations. Scoring 30-or-more goals in four of his six seasons with the Ducks proves that he is indeed an elite forward.  Spanning his career, Ryan has played in 378 contests.  Scoring 147 goals and 142 assists for a total of 289 points; he also carries a rating of plus-40 and has also pumped home …

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Rumors and rumblings! Thomas Vanek and Keith Yandle

  With the trade deadline now just 24 hours away, the rumors are going to begin pouring in.  Big market teams, like the Philadelphia Flyers, are always in the mix when star players are reportedly available.  Today in the rumor mill, according to Dave Davis of Kuklas Korner, as originally reported by The Fourth Period, the Flyers have contacted the Buffalo Sabres and Phoenix Coyotes regarding Thomas Vanek and Keith Yandle. The Fourth Period writes, “Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has kicked the tires on Anaheim Ducks sniper Bobby Ryan, Phoenix Coyotes defenseman Keith Yandle, Dallas Stars right wing Jaromir Jagr and Buffalo …

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Podcast Episode 59: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ matchups with the Islanders, Bruins, and Capitals (this was actually recorded during the end of the Caps game). They also discuss the injuries to Andrej Meszaros, Braydon Coburn, and Max Talbot and if the Flyers should try and make a trade to push for the playoffs or tank and go for a high draft pick, including the value of Matt Read to the team. Note that this was recorded before Jay Bouwmeester was traded to the St. Louis Blues. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 59 You can listen to the episode by …

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Podcast Episode 58: Trade Talk with Eklund

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Eklund from Hockeybuzz about the Jarome Iginla trade (when we thought it was to Boston, d’oh!), the odds of the Flyers trading Max Talbot and Ruslan Fedotenko, the Flyers’ interest in various players, potential trades throughout the NHL before the deadline, and steps that the Flyers may take in the offseason to address their issues. The guys also discuss the Flyers’ losses to the Penguins and Rangers and say goodbye to former Flyers assistant coach Wayne Fleming. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 58 You can listen to the episode by following the …

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