A Way Too Early Look at the 2022 NHL Free Agent Class

For the first time in a decade, Chuck Fletcher and the Philadelphia Flyers reminded us all what an active offseason looks like. They barely made it through 24 hours without making another blockbuster deal. The energy level and anticipation surrounding the moves brought a level of fun back to the organization that hasn't been seen … Continue reading A Way Too Early Look at the 2022 NHL Free Agent Class

Pros and Cons of Re-Signing Sean Couturier

All eyes are on Philadelphia Flyers forward Sean Couturier as he enters the last year of his current contract. The soon-to-be 29-year-old signed his current six-year, $26 million ($4.33 aav) deal back in 2015 and has since racked up quite the list of accolades. He locked down the Flyers' top line center role in 2017, … Continue reading Pros and Cons of Re-Signing Sean Couturier

Flyers’ Cap Problems on the Horizon

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher just managed one of the biggest face lifts the organization has seen in at least a decade, navigating all the new moves through the salary cap, which remains flat due to the coronavirus pandemic. While it's a big victory right now, his work isn't quite done. There are dark … Continue reading Flyers’ Cap Problems on the Horizon

Laperriere, Smith Bring New Environment to Lehigh Valley

After naming former Flyers forward and assistant coach Ian Laperriere the new Phantoms head coach, general manager Chuck Fletcher teased some other changes coming to the organization. He finally made those moves official last week when he named another former Flyer, Jason Smith, as an assistant coach to Laperriere. Riley Armstrong, a former minor league … Continue reading Laperriere, Smith Bring New Environment to Lehigh Valley

Fair Expectations and Predictions for the Flyers Forwards

The Flyers' forward group, for better or worse, is returning relatively in-tact from this past season, with the lone exception being Jake Voracek. There's a good mix of veteran talent and young players looking to make their marks on the team, which should make for a good, competitive environment. But the current lineup doesn't come … Continue reading Fair Expectations and Predictions for the Flyers Forwards

Predicting the Flyers’ Forward Lineup

Even after the Philadelphia Flyers had the biggest offseason the franchise has seen in a decade, there are still some noticeable question marks throughout the lineup. The forward group remained relatively untouched outside of swapping Jake Voracek for Cam Atkinson. It looks like they'll be banking on some interior options to come through yet again, … Continue reading Predicting the Flyers’ Forward Lineup

Fair Expectations and Predictions for the Flyers Goaltending

There is always something going on in the Philadelphia Flyers crease. After an abysmal 2021 season where the goalies struggled both on their own and in part to the atrocious team in front of them, Chuck Fletcher made a few changes. Brian Elliott and Alex Lyon, who have been with the organization since 2017 and … Continue reading Fair Expectations and Predictions for the Flyers Goaltending

Options to Fill the Third Line Center Role

Now that the whirlwind that was the Philadelphia Flyers offseason has come to an end and we've all had time to take stock of the final results, general manager Chuck Fletcher seemed to address most holes that plagued the Flyers last season, except one. The third line center role doesn't seem to have an answer … Continue reading Options to Fill the Third Line Center Role