The Philadelphia Flyers, led by general manager Chuck Fletcher, entered the 2022 offseason with the ideology of an "aggressive retool" leading the way. And it very much felt like a path they were going to pursue when they named John Tortorella as the 23rd head coach in franchise history in June of 2022. Then Fletcher … Continue reading Can The John Tortorella Effect Work Twice?
Predicting the Flyers 2023-24 Opening Night Lineup
The 2022-23 Philadelphia Flyers’ season was expected to be a struggle. They were going to take their foot off the gas for a season to let new head coach John Tortorella instill his system in a young, very raw roster. While the organization stuck to those plans, there were plenty of weaknesses being exposed in … Continue reading Predicting the Flyers 2023-24 Opening Night Lineup
Cooled Down Thoughts: Flyers Front Office Hirings
In case you've been living under a rock, the Flyers made some front office changes officially official late last week as Danny Briere was coronated GM and Keith Jones is now President of Hockey Ops. While it's been expected for years that Briere would one day end up as the next general manager, Keith Jones … Continue reading Cooled Down Thoughts: Flyers Front Office Hirings
The State of the Flyers Salary Cap Heading Into the 2023 Offseason
The Philadelphia Flyers are historically known for not managing the salary cap well since its installation in 2005, and Chuck Fletcher's tenure as general manager did nothing to lessen those claims. Though now that he's out of the picture and Danny Briere has preached a rebuild, it presents a chance for the organization to shed … Continue reading The State of the Flyers Salary Cap Heading Into the 2023 Offseason
Can Briere & The Flyers Trade Up in The Draft?
The 2023 NHL draft is widely expected to be one of the best drafts in recent NHL history, and it just so happens to be interim general manager Danny Briere's first chance to make a splash in his new role with the Philadelphia Flyers. In Mid-April Darren Dreger noted that Briere is expected to listen … Continue reading Can Briere & The Flyers Trade Up in The Draft?
What’s a Realistic Timeline for the Flyers?
The Philadelphia Flyers, now led by interim general manager Danny Briere, are seemingly going down the path of a rebuild; at least that's the message Briere has been preaching leading up to the offseason. It has poured gasoline on an already interesting question that is the timeline back to competition for the Flyers. The 2022-23 … Continue reading What’s a Realistic Timeline for the Flyers?
What if Briere Actually Follows Through with His Rebuild?
The 2023 offseason is officially underway for the Philadelphia Flyers. Even though we're still very much in the dead zone when it comes to news and actual changes, interim GM Danny Briere has been busy planting seeds for his vision for his club during the summer. He has been unafraid to use the word "rebuild" … Continue reading What if Briere Actually Follows Through with His Rebuild?
How Much Power Does John Tortorella Hold?
As the shakeup of the Philadelphia Flyers front office continues, the two pillars already in place are interim GM Danny Briere and head coach John Tortorella. The two have displayed a unified front since Briere took over and have mirrored their messaging about the road ahead for the Flyers and what we can expect from … Continue reading How Much Power Does John Tortorella Hold?
The Importance of Danny Briere Executing His Offseason Plan
Now that Chuck Fletcher's been removed from the Flyers' front office and former fan favorite Danny Briere has been named interim GM, it has blossomed hope anew that the organization may finally be on a different path. Though the momentary feeling of relief the change has brought is about to be pushed to the limits … Continue reading The Importance of Danny Briere Executing His Offseason Plan
Predicting The Flyers’ 2023-24 Defense
The winds of change are getting ready to blow for the Philadelphia Flyers as the post-Chuck Fletcher era takes off with the 2023 offseason. One area of the team that could look very different next season is the defense, something the team has been trying and failing to build since Ron Hextall's arrival in 2014. … Continue reading Predicting The Flyers’ 2023-24 Defense