On Wednesday, January 26, 2022, at 11 am ET, Chuck Fletcher will have a press conference in which he will give a state of the team address. What could he possibly say? First of all, let's look at what he could say about the state of the team. They suck. The Flyers had two 10+ … Continue reading Chuck Fletcher’s “State of the Team” Address
Tankathon is a tool that a lot of fans of struggling teams use to see where their team could land in the draft order, and do some draft lottery simulations. As of 9:14 pm on January 13, 2022, the Flyers have the 9th worst record in the league, so 9th best odds at the 1st … Continue reading I Did Tankathon 100 Times
Chuck Fletcher had some decisions to make this past offseason. After a monumental letdown of a season during the 2020-21 season, Fletcher could've either sold off a lot of assets that had/have value and try to go into a full, real, rebuild that really hasn't been done in the 50+ years of Flyers' existence or … Continue reading The Pros and Cons of a Real Rebuild
Getting to the Stanley Cup Final and winning the Cup aren't easy feats, but some matchups are easier than others. Does it really surprise you that a Penguins team with Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Larry Murphy, Mark Recchi, and Bryan Trottier won their first Stanley Cup over a Minnesota North Stars … Continue reading Close, But No Cigar: The 6 Times the Flyers Were Second
The Flyers have had a pretty decent run with their players representing their countries in the Olympics. And with the NHL allowing players to once again suit up for the Olympics being held in Beijing. Do we all remember what happened the last time the Olympics were there (I don't care if it was summer)? … Continue reading What Flyers Have a Chance at Making Olympic Rosters?
A Flyer has won the Vezina, Hart, Selke, Ted Lindsay (called Lester B at the time), Conn Smythe, and Jennings trophies. That means that the only awards not won by Flyers' players are the Maurice Richard, Norris, and Art Ross. Technically, Eric Lindros tied with Jaromir Jagr in points in the 94-95 season, but the … Continue reading Will Ivan Provorov Be the First Flyers Defenseman to Win the Norris?
For three drafts in a row, the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers would exchange 7th round picks. Who was picked? Why would they exchange all these 7th rounders? What caused it to end? We'll go over all of it. The First Trade The first trade was the Flyers sending their 2017 7th round pick to … Continue reading Revisiting the Montreal-Philly 7th Round Pick Exchange
The NHL Awards have been around for quite a while, some of the most prized ones have been around most of the time the NHL has been, but there were no awards for the first 6 seasons. In this article I will go back and look at who most likely wins each award in the … Continue reading Retroactive NHL Awards
Rudi Ball is a name that I'm sure most of you do not know. If his name looks familiar, it might be from my piece about Germans in ice hockey. Rudi Ball's story is an inspiring one, it's filled with danger, and he helps prove the Nazis wrong right in front of their eyes. This … Continue reading The Amazing Story of Rudi Ball
On Wednesday, August 25, the Flyers dropped somewhat of a bombshell when they announced they signed veteran center Derick Brassard to a 1 year, 825k deal. Since day 1 of the NHL free agency, there was a lot of discourse about the 3rd line center spot. Now Derick Brassard will seemingly fill that role. Brassard … Continue reading Flyers Add Forward Depth with Derick Brassard Signing