The final two teams in the World Cup of Hockey are set. Team Canada, the favorite upon the start of the tournament, will face the surprise team of the tournament, Team Europe, in the best-of-three final series starting on Tuesday night.
Just like that, it’s over for Team USA in the first World Cup of Hockey in over a decade.
A roster supposedly built to beat Canada that couldn’t. At the same time, it was a team that was unable beat the European squad, who were run out of the rink twice by the North Americans in the exhibition round.
It’s the first time the United States has gone winless in a senior tournament since the 1982 World Championships, according to Rogers Sportsnet. The red, white and blue finished with one win and a trashed hotel room in the 1998 Nagano Olympics and won only one game in the 2006 Turin Olympics.
One would think those instances were rock bottom for USA Hockey. Nope, this is.
If there’s a lesson that USA Hockey should learn from this latest international embarrassment it’s this: don’t let your best players go somewhere else.
The Philadelphia Flyers will now be completed owned by Comcast, as the company will buy the remaining share of the Flyers owned by Ed Snider's estate.
The sale would mean the Snider family does not have a stake in ownership for the first time in the team's 50-year history. The terms of the sale will not be disclosed, but the Snider estate holds a 24 percent stake in the franchise.
The deal is expected to be finalized in the next month and would mean Comcast Corporation holds a 100 percent ownership stake in the Flyers, all four Flyers Skate Zone locations, the Wells Fargo Center and Spectra businesses.
The Round Robin portion of the World Cup of Hockey came to a close on Thursday and marked the conclusion of the tournament for four of the seven Flyers participants.
Team Canada, Team Europe, Team Sweden and Team Russia all advanced to the semi-finals of the tournament, eliminating Team USA, Team North America, Team Finland and Team Czech Republic.
This means that Flyers Jake Voracek, Sean Couturier, Shayne Gostisbehere and Michal Neuvirth will be returning to the Flyers much sooner than originally anticipated. Claude Giroux, Mark Streit and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare remain in the tournament.
This is what Philadelphia Flyers fans have been waiting for all summer. Training camp officially begins on Friday.
The rookies have been on the ice since Tuesday and played the Islanders rookies on Wednesday night in an all rookie game, defeating them, 4-0. Recent free-agent goalie Alex Lyon and 2016 second-round draft pick Carter Hart combined for the 28-save shutout.
2015 first-rounder Travis Konecny tallied an assist and was flying the whole game. Konecny, who can play all forward roles, has been mostly playing wing of late and has added about 10 more pounds to his frame. He weighed in at about 185 pounds Tuesday. He appears intent on maximizing his opportunity at camp and making GM Ron Hextall’s roster decisions as difficult as possible when it comes to opening a roster spot for Konecny or returning him to his junior team.
The Flyers prospects closed out prospect camp on Wednesday with a morning practice and an evening game against the New York Islanders prospects in East Meadow, NY. It's safe to say the Flyers prospect group impressed.
The Flyers prospects came away with a 4-0 victory over the Islanders prospects on Wednesday night.
Ask anyone in the WHL who has watched the Brandon Wheat Kings over the last year since Ivan Provorov was drafted by the Flyers. Ask scouts from around the NHL. Ask Flyers fans. They'll all tell you the same thing.
Ivan Provorov is ready for the jump to the NHL.
The Flyers top prospect will garner a lot of attention early in the preseason as he begins his quest to make the Flyers roster and despite so many believing the defenseman is NHL ready, only one opinion matters: GM Ron Hextall.
It is for that reason that Provorov is no sure thing to make the Flyers final roster.