On July 19, 2012 the Philadelphia Flyers sent the richest offer sheet in NHL history to the Nashville Predators 26-year-old defenseman Shea Weber. Clocking in at $110 million over the course of 14 years, it smashed the previous record offer sheet signed by Thomas Vanek for seven years at $50 million. The Predators already lost … Continue reading The Shea Weber Offer Sheet Eight Years Later
The Flyers opened training camp this week, and there will be live Flyers hockey on my television in under two weeks. I feel just like a kid before Christmas. Tonight I am watching one of the last few Flyers ‘rewinds’, the game in Montreal played on November 30th. While I didn’t watch this game live since … Continue reading The Flyers are Back!
On Monday July 13, the Flyers extended defenseman Mark Friedman for two years at $1.45 million with a cap hit of $725,000. While it's not overly surprising they brought Friedman back, the fact he was the first defenseman to re-sign paints an interesting picture for the future of the Flyers blue line. Friedman played six … Continue reading Mark Friedman is Back, What Does That Mean For the Future of the Blueline?
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
"Great moments are born from great opportunity" said Herb Brooks before one of the most memorable hockey games in American history. 40 years ago, a ragtag group of amateur hockey players beat the powerhouse Soviet national team. On the anniversary of the Miracle on Ice, something magical is brewing within the Philadelphia Flyers organization.After hitting … Continue reading Do You Believe in Miracles?
I have been waiting for news of the NHL starting back up for months. Being able to work from home has left me able to stalk Twitter, Instagram and the NHL website more frequently. When the news broke that training camps would start on July 13th with games beginning on August 1st, I was giddy … Continue reading The Cost of Flyers Hockey in 2020
They say honesty is the best policy. It is better to deal with difficult conversations and uncomfortable truths by taking them on head-on rather than using a tactic of ignoring and avoiding confrontation. I have to come right out and say it; even though it will surely be difficult to digest what is sure to … Continue reading Sorry Flyers Fans, But John Tortorella Should Win NHL Coach of the Year
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
The Philadelphia Flyers Team Awards will be handed out this week. Kevin Hayes snagged the first one, picking up the Hart Memorial.
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