Flyers 5: Takeaways from the 2021-22 Season

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The offseason will present its challenges for a team in need of an overhaul and massive improvements at every level of the organization. There will be plenty of stories to come as next season’s team is constructed. For now, here’s one last look at the 2021-22 season with five takeaways from the season.

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YWT: The Philadelphia Flyers Podcast – YWT #137 – Guys Who Won’t Play

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Bobby Clarke’s appearance on the Cam and Strick Podcast led to some comments regarding Ron Hextall’s tenure as GM and the selection of Nolan Patrick in the 2017 NHL Draft. The guys discuss these comments and give their thoughts. They also look at another postponement due to COVID and two more losses to extend the losing streak to seven games.

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Clarke’s Comments Bring About Another Revisit of 2017 Draft for Flyers

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With Bobby Clarke’s recent comments about former Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall, it’s time for another revisit not just about the Brayden Schenn trade, but the 2017 NHL Draft as a whole.

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Comments from Flyers Legend the Latest Saga in Reality Show Season

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It has reached a new level for the Flyers. This is essentially one great, big reality show. The play on the ice is only one part of the equation, and at this point, the things happening off the ice are becoming bigger headlines, most recently comments from Flyers legend Bobby Clarke on the Cam and Strick Podcast regarding Ron Hextall’s time as GM.

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NHL Free Agency: Flyers Targets as Market Opens

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As the market opens, the Flyers are still not finished yet. They will definitely be signing a goalie, likely on the opening day of free agency on Wednesday. Don’t rule out the addition of another forward as well to provide some added depth in that department. With those things in mind, here are a few candidates at each position that the Flyers could target in free agency.

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YWT: The Philadelphia Flyers Podcast – YWT #120 – Mood Swing

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Kyle Collington and Kevin Durso are here to discuss the four trades the Flyers made this week, going through each trade, as well as looking at GM Chuck Fletcher’s comments about gaining more energy and changing the mood in the locker room.

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Flyers Acquire Cam Atkinson from Columbus for Jake Voracek

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On Saturday, just prior to making their first pick in the 2021 NHL Draft, the Flyers made yet another trade, sending Jake Voracek to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Cam Atkinson. The trade is one-for-one and no salary was retained.

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Following Trade to Flyers, Ellis Excited for New Chapter

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When Saturday afternoon’s trade went down and sent Ryan Ellis to the Flyers for Phil Myers and Nolan Patrick, it came as a surprise to the veteran defenseman. That said, it also marks the beginning of a new chapter for Ellis.

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Flyers Acquire D Ryan Ellis, Trade Myers, Patrick

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The Flyers completed a trade with the Nashville Predators, adding defenseman Ryan Ellis in exchange or defenseman Phil Myers and forward Nolan Patrick. Patrick was sent to the Vegas Golden Knights in a separate deal involving the Predators and New York Rangers.

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Fletcher, Flyers Poised for Busy Few Weeks Ahead

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As GM Chuck Fletcher and assistant GM Brent Flahr met with the media on Tuesday morning, it marked the beginning of what should be a busy few weeks for the team. They need to get better. They know it. And they know time is of the essence.

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Flyers Exit Interviews: Lots of Excuses from Management

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As Flyers management – head coach Alain Vigneault and GM Chuck Fletcher and chairman Dave Scott – met the media on Tuesday, the trio rested on excuses for most of their comments, sounding more optimistic in hopes of a normal season than the work that may need to be done to a roster filled with holes.

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

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The Capitals’ superstar was given the opportunities to unleash his lethal shot. The Flyers third-string netminder did an admirable job given the circumstances. The Flyers continued to get an impressive start from one of their young players. Here are five takeaways from Saturday’s 6-3 Flyers loss to Washington.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from Thursday’s Flyers-Penguins Game

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Notably in Thursday’s game, the Flyers saw their goalie perform at the level he’s shown before but struggled to get to this season. And he had to take center stage in the skills competition coin flip that is the shootout to secure a 2-1 victory over the Penguins.

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

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The result was what the Flyers needed. How long it took was what they didn’t. In this critical week in their season, the one that will likely define whether they choose to buy or sell – or do a little of both – at the deadline, the Flyers needed to win games. They have one to start, certainly a step in the right direction. 

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

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There are no moral victories when it comes to playoff races or trying to contend at this point in a season. You either find a way to win or you don’t and that single point still involves a point lost. That said, there are plenty of moral victories you can find in games like this when you are trying to determine what you have and what you need for the future. The Flyers got lessons in both on Saturday.

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Not the Right Mix, Where Do the Flyers Go From Here?

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The Flyers may be sitting fifth in the East, three points out of a playoffs, still very much mathematically alive. But their defense is in shambles. Almost every core player that was expected to produce on the higher end offensively has shown struggles. The goaltending has been questioned. To put it simply, the Flyers are a mess right now, and it’s become clear that the current system is just not working.

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

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Monday’s game was a battle royale of mediocrity. This was a game that probably played out exactly as it should have in both result and process. Yes, the Flyers are a better team than the Sabres. The standings certainly reflect that. But for 40 minutes, they weren’t close to that, so much so that they not only once again dug a hole to the worst team in the league, requiring another frantic third-period rally, but they also had to shorten the bench to do it.

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