Is Paul Holmgren still the right man for the job?

Paul Holmgren is a bold man, sure of what he wants and unflinching in his actions. He is willing to pay extra to beat the surge of activity to get his man. As a result, he’s built a team capable — in theory and in his own mind — of competing for the Stanley Cup. However, these actions are adding up and taking an increasing toll on a team that put its eggs in one basket for the 2011 season. That ultimately-failed course has been run, and the team did not win the Cup, yet again, and it is now …

North American Prospect Weekly Report (2/21 – 2/27)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Shane Harper continues to play well in the ECHL. He had 4 points (2 g, 2 a) in four games. Andrew Rowe was loaned to the Road Warriors where he had a goal and an assist in his three games. Ben Holmstrom and Mike Testwuide each scored a goal and assisted on another on Sunday with the Phantoms. Brendan Ranford had a pair of assists in his three games, but was a -4 on the week. Dave Lebrecque scored …

North America Prospect Weekly Report (2/7-2/13)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Dave Labrecque cooled down to a mere point per game pace on the week. He had a goal and 2 assists over three games played. Brendan Ranford also finished with a goal and 2 assists over his two games. Michael Chaput had a fairly quiet week, finishing with one assist over three games. Shane Harper had a pair of goals in ECHL action. Mike Testwuide scored a goal and assisted on another in the second of the Phantoms two …

An in-depth look at Andreas Nodl, the trade deadline, and more with Geoff Detweiler

Broad Street Hockey has been very gracious to Flyers Faithful, linking to many of our stories since we joined the hockey blogging ranks this season. We greatly respect their opinions, as they are one of the top Flyer-centric hockey sites around. So, when we realized Andreas Nodl was a heated topic for Geoff Detweiler, it piqued our interest. We asked Geoff if he would care to share his thoughts on Nodl, the trade deadline, and more. He agreed to do so and provided some really great insights and perspective into these topics. Please read on as Geoff took the time …

North American Prospect Weekly Report (1/17 – 1/23)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Shane Harper continues to play well in the ECHL. He registered at least a point in each game he played and finished the week with 5 points (2 g, 3 a) in 4 games. Dave Labrecque scored a goal in each of his three games and also added an assist. Tye McGinn had a pair of assists in the first of his two games. Brendan Ranford remains in a goal drought and appears to be struggling offensively with both …

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