Serge Bernier: The First Flyers Draft Pick

Some of the draft picks throughout Philadelphia Flyers' history that are most memorable, for good or bad, are Bobby Clarke being picked 17th overall in the second round, Peter Forsberg selected sixth overall, Mel Bridgman, who is the only first overall pick selected by the Flyers, and James van Riemsdyk and Nolan Patrick, being the … Continue reading Serge Bernier: The First Flyers Draft Pick

Close, But No Cigar: The 6 Times the Flyers Were Second

Getting to the Stanley Cup Final and winning the Cup aren't easy feats, but some matchups are easier than others. Does it really surprise you that a Penguins team with Mario Lemieux, Jaromir Jagr, Paul Coffey, Ron Francis, Larry Murphy, Mark Recchi, and Bryan Trottier won their first Stanley Cup over a Minnesota North Stars … Continue reading Close, But No Cigar: The 6 Times the Flyers Were Second

Every First Round Pick That Played for the Flyers

Since their inception in 1967 the Philadelphia Flyers have never been afraid to make trades. Along the way, they acquired plenty of player that were selected in the first round. 54 years in and 128 first round picks so far have suited up for the Flyers. Below is a comprehensive list of every Flyer that … Continue reading Every First Round Pick That Played for the Flyers

Ten Years Later: The Richards and Carter Trades

June 23, 2011, A day that changed the landscape of the Philadelphia Flyers forever. Paul Holmgren shocked everyone when he first traded Mike Richards to the L.A. Kings, then Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets, and followed that up by announcing he had signed goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million contract. It … Continue reading Ten Years Later: The Richards and Carter Trades

Recapping the Flyers Summer of 2007

When Paul Holmgren was named general manager on an interim basis in November of 2006, the uphill battle he had in front of him to salvage the worst season in Flyers' history was massive. Yet, he had no problem rising to the occasion. He jumped into action, trimmed the fat and made additions where it … Continue reading Recapping the Flyers Summer of 2007

The All-Time Heritage Series: Team Greece

We all know the powerhouses of international hockey:  Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, and the United States.  These nations have put together impressive squads with and without NHL players throughout their storied histories. But imagine for a moment the teams that are not hockey powerhouses.  The ones that play without the bright spotlight … Continue reading The All-Time Heritage Series: Team Greece

The All-Time Heritage Series: Team Italy

We all know the powerhouses of international hockey:  Canada, Russia, Sweden, Finland, the Czech Republic, and the United States.  These nations have put together impressive squads with and without NHL players throughout their storied histories. But imagine for a moment the teams that are not hockey powerhouses.  The ones that play without the bright spotlight … Continue reading The All-Time Heritage Series: Team Italy