Fletcher: Focus on ‘Energy, Hard Work, Young Players Playing a Bigger Role’

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As the trade deadline passes and the Flyers open up a few roster spots, it presents more of an opportunity for younger players to get more of a look at increased roles in the NHL. GM Chuck Fletcher used Sunday’s game as an example of what he hopes to see for the rest of the season, “energy, hard work, young players playing a bigger role and getting an opportunity to show what they can do for next year.”

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Wednesday’s Flyers-Devils Game

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The Flyers losing streak reached 10 games with another lifeless, boring, and uninspired effort. That’s beyond concerning for a team that should be prepared for much more change and uncertainty over the next few weeks if nothing changes.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Wednesday’s Flyers-Oilers Game

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For the third straight game, the Flyers faced the “win a period, win a game” scenario, once again going up against some stiff competition to start the season. After falling short last Saturday against the still-undefeated Florida Panthers, the Flyers passed the test this time.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Saturday’s Flyers-Panthers Game

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The Flyers ended their four-game homestand to start the season with a 2-1-1 record after Saturday’s 4-2 loss to the Panthers, showing signs of promise with their level of compete, but also falling short in a couple of games that were certainly there for the taking.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Monday’s Flyers-Kraken Game

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The Flyers 6-1 win over the Seattle Kraken on Monday night was more than just the contributions from new faces and plenty of familiar ones on the scoresheet. It was another early indication that this team is already tight with each other and willing to go to battle and defend each other.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Friday’s Flyers-Canucks Game

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While the Flyers didn’t win the game, you certainly sensed the new energy with so many new faces. But you also got another sign of how chemistry may be instantaneous among teammates off the ice, but can take some time on it. It’s only one game, and there’s no reason to overreact to anything that happened until the patterns persist.

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Flyers Notes: Ristolainen Out for Opener, Willman to Make NHL Debut

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Alain Vigneault announced on Thursday that Rasmus Ristolainen and Patrick Brown will miss Friday’s season opener for the Flyers. In their place, Nick Seeler will play and Max Willman will make his NHL debut.

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Flyers Notes: MacEwen Claimed Off Waivers, Hayes Goes on LTIR

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The Flyers claimed forward Zack MacEwen from the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday. To make room for MacEwen on the roster under the salary cap limit, the Flyers placed Kevin Hayes on long-term injured reserve.

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Flyers Notes: Fletcher Addresses Roster Moves, Flyers Announce Hall of Fame Inductees

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Chuck Fletcher spoke on Thursday morning and explained the decision to send Morgan Frost to the minors. The Flyers also announced two new inductees to the Flyers Hall of Fame.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Thursday’s Flyers-Bruins Preseason Game

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You can imagine how the result looked when the Boston Bruins, playing in their first preseason home game, took the opportunity to load up with roughly 90 percent of the NHL roster. It’s hardly a way to evaluate how one team looks against another. It did present some early warning signs that need to be addressed and cleaned up with exactly two weeks remaining until the regular season opener.

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Flyers Training Camp Day 1 Update: Something to Prove

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The message at the start of Flyers training camp is that the team has “something to prove,” words written on t-shirts worn by Alain Vigneault and several players. That message rang loud and clear as the team gets to work in training camp.

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YWT: The Philadelphia Flyers Podcast – YWT #121 – Keeping Up with the Joneses

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Kyle Collington and Kevin Durso take a closer look at the newest Flyers, including one familiar face returning, plus look ahead to what could be the last order of business for the offseason. In light of that, they also look at if Chuck Fletcher’s active offseason has made the team better. 

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As Free Agency Opens, Flyers Waiting for Right Opportunity

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Free agency opened on Friday and many players are electing patience in making their decisions, hearing out offers. There was no tampering period as there usually is in free agency, so every team was able to make their pitch against one another at the same time. On Day 1, the Flyers elected patience as well and continue to wait for the right opportunity.

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