Top 5: Cost Effective Defensemen at the Trade Deadline

The NHL trade deadline and a flat salary cap go together like, well, whatever the opposite of peanut butter and jelly is. Thanks to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic the NHL salary cap has and will continue to be flat at $81.5 million, thus throwing most team's approach to the yearly trade deadline into limbo. For … Continue reading Top 5: Cost Effective Defensemen at the Trade Deadline

Brian Elliott is Possibly the Best Flyer This Season. Why It’s Both a Good and Bad Thing

It's no secret that a good goalie leads to good things for a team. As Flyers fans we have been waiting for a goalie that we can lean on, and it seems we have one right now The thing is that it's not our young, promising Carter Hart, but 35-year-old Brian Elliott. It's also no … Continue reading Brian Elliott is Possibly the Best Flyer This Season. Why It’s Both a Good and Bad Thing

Will Chuck Fletcher Pull the Trigger on Roster Additions?

The trade deadline is on the horizon and the Flyers find themselves in the mix for the top spot East Division. They currently sit fourth in the division but are still first in the points percentage category. The NHL trade deadline is on April 12 this season and a major question amongst the Flyers' faithful … Continue reading Will Chuck Fletcher Pull the Trigger on Roster Additions?

The Curious Case of Nolan Patrick

When the Philadelphia Flyers selected forward Nolan Patrick with the second overall pick in 2017 NHL draft, there's no way anybody could have anticipated the roller coaster ride they were about to go on. He started his career with almost two identical, underwhelming seasons where he posted 30 and 31 points in 2017-18 and 2018-19 … Continue reading The Curious Case of Nolan Patrick

The Domino Effect of the Flyers Trading for Mattias Ekholm

When the rumors broke that the Flyers were in on Nashville Predators defenseman Mattias Ekhlom, it originally came as a bit of a head scratching concept. Given the soon-to-be-31-year-old still a year remaining on his contract, he wouldn't be a rental player, thus he would have to be protected at the expansion draft. But with … Continue reading The Domino Effect of the Flyers Trading for Mattias Ekholm

Unforgettable Images

There is a Tweet making the rounds today, asking for a Philly sports photo that you will never forget. For me, there are two, and they are at opposite ends of the spectrum emotionally. One is the image of Pelle's mangled Porsche; the other is the image of the celebration of Simon Gagne's eventual game … Continue reading Unforgettable Images

It’s Time to Talk About Underaged Players in the AHL

Thanks to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic wreaking havoc on the sport of ice hockey, there have been plenty of changes for the 2021 season. One of the big ones has been the CHL's pause and delayed start that has left the next generation of players without a stage to showcase their talents. For the lucky … Continue reading It’s Time to Talk About Underaged Players in the AHL