Top 5: Biggest Questions Still Facing the Flyers

As we enter the doldrums of the NHL offseason with the fireworks from the draft and free agency starting to stagnate, it's time to take stock of the Philadelphia Flyers. Unfortunately, there isn't much to dissect as far as additions go. That leaves plenty of room to highlight the questions still facing the Flyers roster … Continue reading Top 5: Biggest Questions Still Facing the Flyers

What Happens to the Salary Cap if Seattle Takes James Van Riemsdyk?

The Seattle expansion draft is on the horizon and it has many fans puckering their butts as to what the outcome will be. To make a very long story short, the Flyers will probably protect seven forwards, three defenseman, and one goaltender. By that standard, they will probably protect Claude Giroux, Kevin Hayes, Travis Konecny, … Continue reading What Happens to the Salary Cap if Seattle Takes James Van Riemsdyk?

Should the Flyers Pick the bones of the Blackhawks?

After spending the majority of the last five seasons treading water trying to keep their Stanley Cup team together, the Chicago Blackhawks have finally waived the white flag, releasing a statement last week that the organization will undergo a rebuilding phase. While it's unclear exactly how far the team will break itself down, one has … Continue reading Should the Flyers Pick the bones of the Blackhawks?

What is the Plan for the Defense?

The NHL entry draft and free agency have come and gone and the Flyers remained mostly silent through the entire week. While there may not be any glaring needs at forward, the Flyers still have not addressed the retirement of Matt Niskanen yet. Chuck Fletcher delivered two press conferences where he seemed rather nonchalant about … Continue reading What is the Plan for the Defense?

One Last Plea for Patrik Laine

Well, the week of the NHL entry draft and free agency has come and gone and Chuck Fletcher decided to hibernate early this year. With only newly-signed defenseman Erik Gustafsson in tow, it's been a very quiet offseason so far for the Philadelphia Flyers. One player they have been linked to is 22-year-old Finnish sniper … Continue reading One Last Plea for Patrik Laine

Was Re-Signing Elliott the Right Move?

News broke early Saturday morning that the Flyers re-signed 35-year-old goaltender Brian Elliott to a one-year, $1.5 million extension. Gearing up for his fourth season in Philadelphia, the backup posted a 2.87 goals against average and .899 save percentage in 31 games during the 2019-20 season. While Elliott was the predictable option, there were a … Continue reading Was Re-Signing Elliott the Right Move?

About Those Johnny Gaudreau Trade Rumors

As the 2020 NHL draft and free agency is breaking on the horizon, the NHL trade rumor mill is in full force. One of the more baffling rumors that have emerged in the past few days revolves around Johnny Gaudreau coming home to his childhood team the Philadelphia Flyers. On a podcast hosted by former … Continue reading About Those Johnny Gaudreau Trade Rumors

Using Comparables to Predict Carter Hart’s Next Contract

Even though the biggest question for the Flyers in net for the 2020-21 season is who will backup starting goalie Carter Hart, who is entering his third professional season, The Philadelphia Flyers are going to start feeling the heat elsewhere in the crease as the 22-year-old is due is first NHL contract extension during the … Continue reading Using Comparables to Predict Carter Hart’s Next Contract

A King and His Prince: Why Lundqvist Should Backup Carter Hart Next Season

As the 2020 NHL buyout window opens, one of the biggest names to potentially highlight the soon-to-be team-less player list is 38-year-old New York Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist. He's in the last year of a seven-year, $59.5 million, which breaks down to $8.5 million per season. With his play declining and the emergence of 24-year-old … Continue reading A King and His Prince: Why Lundqvist Should Backup Carter Hart Next Season