The 2019-20 Philadelphia Flyers season told a story of growth and resilience. When the season started the team had a fresh, reinvigorated feel under new head coach Alain Vigneault and fresh faces Kevin Hayes, Matt Niskanen, and Justin Braun. The team was shaky out of the gate until tragedy struck in December when forward Oskar … Continue reading Philadelphia Flyers State of the Union
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?
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?
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?
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?
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
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
On Wednesday, July 1, Elliotte Friedman broke some details about the modified CBA pertaining to the salary cap, and it paints a dull outlook for the next few years. "Some stuff to look forward to in modified CBA: Flat salary cap (unless changed, numbers were $81.5M next two years, $82.5M in 2022-23); cap on escrow … Continue reading The Next Salary Cap Hell
When the 2019-20 season started, there was supposed to be a logjam at center. Nolan Patrick was supposed to come in and take the third line center role to continue to build on a solid finish to the previous season, and Morgan Frost was supposed to make the jump to the NHL after much fan … Continue reading Morgan Frost’s Future Depends on the Fate of Nolan Patrick
A Black Ace. A term used to describe NHL players added during the post-season roster expansion. Typically consisting of an organization's top AHL players, they can sometimes be the top prospects whose junior or collage career has come to an end. Typically speaking, rarely do any of these callups ever find their way into the … Continue reading The Black Aces, More Important Now Than Ever