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
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
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?
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
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
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
Now that the dust from the release of the Reverse Retro jerseys has settled and the Worst to First series has returned, it's time to take stock of the current home jerseys across the NHL as well. For the first time since Adidas took over in 2017, there have been multiple changes to home jerseys … Continue reading Worst to First: NHL Home Jerseys 2021
"I don't like any guy on their team... I don't like 'em" was the famous quote by Penguins forward Sidney Crosby after game 3 of their first round matchup against the Flyers during the 2012 Stanley Cup playoffs. Crosby, who was just 25 at the time of that series, is now a veteran of 1,000 … Continue reading Could the Flyers Acquire Sidney Crosby?
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
The Philadelphia Flyers have not had the best of starts to the season. But somehow, the Flyers stand at 8-3-3, good for second place in the East, or the MassMutual division. With their less than ideal play, one would think that the Flyers would be closer to the bottom of the division. Last year, playoffs … Continue reading The Key To Success?