Chuck Fletcher’s already underwhelming trade deadline week turned into a disastrous deadline day. The Flyers traded Zack MacEwen and Patrick Brown, but had a deal with James van Riemsdyk fall through while acquiring Brendan Lemieux and two late-round draft picks.
For as much scrutiny as Chuck Fletcher faces, Ron Hextall’s drafts have shown the Flyers inability to build a core that lasted well into the future. The minor trade involving Isaac Ratcliffe was further proof.
Flyers head coach John Tortorella addressed multiple topics on Friday, including the captaincy, young players, and goalies, while the team made more roster cuts.
The Flyers continue the preseason on home ice, facing the Washington Capitals on Wednesday night.
The Flyers will give a few players a second chance to see game action, with eight players on the ice in the preseason opener also on the roster for this game. The team takes on the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday night at 7 p.m.
The NHL Draft has come and gone, blink and you missed free agency. The final piece of the Flyers offseason outlook is to focus on line combinations for the upcoming season.
The Flyers held off a late surge by the Capitals to secure a 2-1 win, ending their losing streak at six games.
After scoring with under five minutes to play to tie the game, Brett Pesce got the game-winning goal with 18 seconds left in overtime to hand the Flyers a fifth straight loss, 4-3, at Wells Fargo Center.
The Detroit Red Wings took the lead in the second period and never looked back, finishing off a 6-3 result on Wednesday night at Wells Fargo Center.
On Wednesday, the Flyers made 10 roster cuts, bringing the roster to 24 healthy players and 32 overall. Five players were assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms, headlined by forward Morgan Frost. Four more, including Connor Bunnaman, were placed on waivers.
Thursday’s lineup in Boston for the Flyers second preseason game will feature a bunch of new players who did not suit up on Tuesday night. Only two players will return to the lineup: veteran defenseman Nick Seeler and prospect Tyson Foerster. Foerster had a solid rookie camp and has turned heads so far, clearly drawing the eye of Vigneault to include him among the regulars.
With more time on the ice and in game settings, things like timing and chemistry can come. In the preseason opener, you just want to see signs that improvement could be on the horizon after the dismal season from a year ago. With that, let’s dive into the Flyers 5 takeaways from Tuesday’s 3-2 overtime loss to the New York Islanders.
Following an off day from on-ice activities on Monday, the Flyers will take the ice on Tuesday night for their first preseason tilt on home ice against the New York Islanders at 7 p.m.
In the first of two games this weekend against the Rangers to close out Rookie Camp, the Flyers picked up a 6-3 win on Saturday.
The final day before the start of the 2020-21 season is here, and that means roster decisions are due. The Flyers have officially announced their roster for opening night of the 2020-21 season.
Preparations continued for the start of the Flyers season in a matter of four days. An intrasquad scrimmage on Sunday will be treated like a game day and it gives the coaching staff a chance to really evaluate the players in game conditions.
On Saturday, the Flyers released their roster and schedule for training camp ahead of the 2020-21 season, set to begin in just 11 days.
The Flyers announced the next round of cuts on Friday, ahead of what was originally scheduled. In total, 18 players were cut, leaving 36 players remaining on the camp roster.
After three solid skates at practice, the Flyers did appear to put some of the work from practice into action, but for Alain Vigneault, there was more of an opportunity to learn and grow from a preseason-opening 3-1 loss to the Islanders.
This year’s preseason opener pits the Flyers against the New York Islanders on Monday night at Wells Fargo Center at 7 p.m.
After three vigorous days of training camp practices on the ice, it’s time for the preseason games to begin. The first group of the day was the same lineup that will play in the Flyers preseason opener on Monday.
The first day of Flyers training camp did not come without some bad news. Chuck Fletcher said that there is still a way to go on a new contract with Travis Konecny and that forward Nolan Patrick will be out week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
The third-line winger competition is one of the focal points in Flyers training camp with prospects, veteran newcomers and returning veterans all in the mix.
As training camp begins bright and early on Friday for the Flyers and continues into the weekend with three on-ice sessions each day, here are five things to watch during training camp.
Five observations from the Flyers 5-4 shootout loss to the Islanders in the Rookie Game on Wednesday night at PPL Center.
The conclusion of Rookie Camp is upon us, as the Flyers prospects will take on the Islanders prospects in a game on Wednesday night at PPL Center in Allentown at 7 p.m.
It may only be a couple of days of practice for the trio of Morgan Frost, Joel Farabee and Isaac Ratcliffe — all turning pro full-time for the 2019-20 season — but the chemistry is starting to form early.
For a few Flyers prospects, Rookie Camp is the beginning of a month-long journey to solidify a roster spot in the NHL. All eyes will be on two forwards in particular: Morgan Frost and Joel Farabee.
The Flyers rookies will be the first to take the ice ahead of the 2019-20 season with Rookie Camp. The camp will run from Saturday, Sept. 7 through Wednesday, Sept. 11, culminating with the Rookie Game between the Flyers rookies and New York Islanders rookies at PPL Center in Allentown.