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Red-hot Simmonds plays hero and more in observations from win over Oilers
Red-hot Wayne Simmonds potted the game-winning goal with 2:15 left to give the Flyers a 2-1 win over Edmonton Saturday afternoon. By John Boruk
The best player in the world in town for a Flyers-Oilers matinee
The Flyers' five-game homestand continues today with their first matinee of the season and a date with the best player in the world. By Tom Dougherty
Best of NHL: Ovechkin notches game-winner in OT for Capitals
We recap Friday's top NHL action, including Alex Ovechkin's overtime game-winner for Washington. 
How on Earth can banged-up Flyers slow superhuman Connor McDavid?
Not many teams can shut down Oilers superstar Connor McDavid, but the Flyers believe their speed may help Saturday. By Andrew Kulp
New Jersey Devils, NBA, John Moore
Devils surge back late, stay hot with OT win over Senators
We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including the Devils storming back late for a 5-4 OT win over the Senators.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Michael Neuvirth
No goals mean no revenge as Flyers' offense goes silent in shutout
After a wild ending in the first matchup with Nashville, the Flyers failed to get revenge with a 1-0 home loss to the Predators on Thursday. By John Boruk
Ed Snider statue
Ringing in realness, Ed Snider statue a reminder with a good luck charm
Now, Ed Snider will forever overlook his life's work as a statue commemorating the iconic Flyers founder was unveiled Thursday. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Sean Couturier
No revenge, Rinne locks down net and more in observations from Flyers' 1-0 loss
After scoring 18 goals in their past three games, the Flyers were shut down by Pekka Rinne in a 1-0 loss on Thursday to the Predators. By John Boruk
Matt Read
Everyone's favorite Flyer is back
The Flyers recalled Matt Read ahead of Thursday's game vs. the Predators, but will he play? By Matt Bowker
Staying hot on homestand, Flyers eye a few best marks since 2007-08
With a win vs. the Predators tonight, the Flyers would have their best start since 2007-08. Jordan Hall's pregame thoughts
Ron Hextall, Philadelphia Flyers
Hextall answers your burning questions about Giroux, Sanheim, Lindblom
Ron Hextall talks all things Flyers: Claude Giroux at left wing, Oskar Lindblom's disappointing start and more. By Matt Bowker
St. Louis Blues, NHL, Jaden Schwartz, Sammy Blais
Jaden Schwartz stays hot with hat trick as Blues beat Blackhawks
We recap Wednesday's top NHL action, including Jaden Schwartz notching a hat trick in the Blues' 5-2 win over the Blackhawks.
For Neuvirth, a new addition to the family and a new persona
Fresh to fatherhood, Flyers goalie Michal Neuvirth has found new inspiration for success — and it doesn't involve money. By John Boruk
Injury to key Flyer may open up opportunity for Lehtera
With an injury to a key Flyer, Jori Lehtera may finally draw into the lineup — an opportunity he's been waiting for since he was traded to Philly. By John Boruk
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL
Penguins-Rangers season series gets off to fun start
We recap Tuesday's top NHL action, including the Penguins' 5-4 win over the Rangers in overtime.
Michal Neuvirth
Woo! Neuvirth earns the Ric Flair honor in backing more goals from Flyers
The Flyers rewarded Michal Neuvirth with a Ric Flair-themed gift after the goalie helped notch a 5-1 win over the Panthers on Tuesday. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Sean Couturier
A monster 2nd-period outburst and more in observations from Flyers' 5-1 win
After an eight-goal outburst over the weekend, the Flyers came back with another offensive surge in a 5-1 win over the Panthers. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Allow Nolan Patrick to amaze you with this unreal play
We've heard so much about Nolan Patrick's vision and passing ability — and this highlight Tuesday explains why.
Don't overreact, but Sanheim looks to be the odd man out vs. Panthers
It looks like Travis Sanheim will sit again tonight vs. the Panthers, but just how long will he continue to watch from the press box? By Matt Bowker
As Flyers welcome Panthers, is Manning over Sanheim that big of a deal?
The Flyers continue their homestand against the Panthers with Brandon Manning playing over Travis Sanheim. Jordan Hall's pregame thoughts.
Brandon Manning, Travis Sanheim
What's up with Flyers' Manning-Sanheim carousel?
Veteran Brandon Manning appears to have a leg up on rookie Travis Sanheim right now as the Flyers' sixth defenseman. By John Boruk
Sean Couturier
Another 'Answer' in Philly on the ice? Look no further than Sean Couturier
Sean Couturier is thriving in his new role as the Flyers' top-line center and emphatically answering every question along the way. By John Boruk
Mike Vecchione, Maksim Sushko, Connor Bunnaman
Monster weekend by intriguing OHLer highlights this week's Future Flyers Report
A monster weekend, including a career night, for an intriguing OHLer, plus plenty more highlights this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Scott Laughton Flyers
Scott Laughton 'lost' something 2 years ago ... and just found it with Flyers
We were told all summer Scott Laughton was a different player than two years ago. On Saturday night, he proved it. By Jordan Hall
Brian Elliott, Andrew MacDonald
Does high of crushing Caps outweigh low of Flyers' Nashville collapse?
It was a tale of two games this week for the Flyers, who crushed the Caps after falling apart in Nashville days earlier. Greg Paone's Weekly Observations.
Like it's 1982, Flyers eat up Capitals in home-opening treat
Scott Laughton's shorthanded goal Saturday sparked the Flyers' memorable 8-2 blowout of Alex Ovechkin and the Capitals in their home opener. By Jordan Hall
Best of NHL: Auston Matthews' legend grows with OT winner as Leafs top Canadiens
Auston Matthews' legend grew Saturday night with a two-goal game and the overtime-winner as the Maple Leafs beat the Canadiens, 4-3.
Observations from Flyers' home-opening blowout of Capitals
The Flyers scored eight goals for the first time since November 2011 and routed the Capitals, 8-2, Saturday in their home opener. By Jordan Hall
Look into the Flyers' lines ... just don't label or number them
While Dave Hakstol doesn't care much for labeling lines,  Travis Konecny and Nolan Patrick being on the third unit mark a positive development for the Flyers. By Jordan Hall
Flyers' home opener is finally here, but will a troubling trend change?
The 2017-18 home opener is here and it comes with a challenge as the Flyers welcome the Capitals to Wells Fargo Center Saturday night. By Jordan Hall
Washington Capitals, NHL, Nicklas Backstrom
Best of NHL: Nicklas Backstrom racks up 4 points as Capitals top Devils
We recap Friday's top NHL action, including Nicklas Backstrom recording a goal and three assists in the Capitals' 5-2 win over the Devils.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Claude Giroux
What gift awaits Flyers in home opener? The hottest player in the NHL
While Claude Giroux continues to adjust to his new hybrid role on the wing, he will face his biggest test yet in a scorching-hot Alex Ovechkin. By Andrew Kulp
Travis Sanheim's bumpy debut highlights our 1st Flyers Rookie Report
Travis Sanheim's debut tour didn't go without any bumps, but the two glaring mistakes are teaching moments the Flyers appear ready to let him make. By Tom Dougherty
Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL
Best of NHL: Stamkos scores for 1st time in 11 months in Lightning win
We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including Steven Stamkos scoring his first goal in 11 months in the Lightning's 5-4 win over the Penguins.
Robert Hagg, Samuel Morin
Hagg knows his old roommate will be back in Flyers' house soon
Robert Hagg feels for recently demoted Samuel Morin and believes his friend has what it takes to be recalled by the Flyers. By John Boruk
Canadiens place former Flyer Mark Streit on waivers
Four months after signing him, the Canadiens have placed former Flyer Mark Streit on waivers.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Dave Hakstol
NHL's new rule has turned coach's challenge into blackjack
The new challenge rule has evolved into a play-the-odds gamble of high-stakes hockey and the Flyers were among the first to feel its impact. By John Boruk
Ed Snider's memory to be honored with statue outside Wells Fargo Center
Legendary Flyers owner and founder Ed Snider will have a statue dedicated to his memory outside of the Wells Fargo Center.
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL
Best of NHL: Hornqvist picks up where he left off as Penguins beat Capitals
We recap Wednesday's top MLB action, including Patric Hornqvist notching two points in the Penguins' 3-2 win over the Capitals.
Wayne Simmonds, Valtteri Filppula, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
10 observations from Flyers' road trip that deserved a better ending
The Flyers come home from an eight-day road trip in which they deserved better. That and nine other takeaways from the trip. By John Boruk
Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers
He's NHL ready, but no room for Sam Morin on Flyers roster
The Flyers on Wednesday afternoon assigned defenseman Samuel Morin to the Phantoms, securing Travis Sanheim's spot on the roster. By Tom Dougherty
Las Vegas Golden Knights, NHL
Best of NHL: Golden Knights roll in emotional Las Vegas home opener
We recap Tuesday's top NHL action, including the Golden Knights picking up a 5-2 win over the Coyotes in their emotional home debut.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Robert Hagg, Brian Elliott
Flyers furious after frenzied sequence in heartbreaking loss
A big deficit. Five unanswered goals. Questionable calls and a risky challenge. The Flyers' 6-5 loss in Nashville had everything ... except a win. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Travis Sanheim
Observations from Flyers' wild loss to Predators to cap road trip
The Flyers appeared to have a thrilling comeback in hand before a questionable call and challenge sealed a wild 6-5 loss to the Predators. By John Boruk
Wayne Simmonds, Pekka Rinne, Philadelphia Flyers, Nashville Predators
As road trip ends, Flyers have chance to do what they couldn't last season
The Flyers have a chance in Nashville tonight to do something they failed to do in any four-game road trip last season. By Jordan Hall
It didn't take long for Nolan Patrick to show off vision down low
With three NHL games under his belt, rookie Nolan Patrick is starting to get comfortable on the offensive end of the ice. By John Boruk
New Jersey Devils, NHL, Nico Hischier
Best of NHL: Top pick Nico Hischier records 1st point as Devils roll
We recap Monday's top NHL action, including No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier recording his first point in the Devils' 6-2 win over the Sabres.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Shayne Gostisbehere, Claude Giroux
Flyers have been soaring in the 3rd period, and here's why
With strong third periods in each game so far, the Flyers are cultivating a finisher's mentality as the team winds down its road trip. By John Boruk
Dustin Tokarski
Flyers acquire goalie Dustin Tokarski in trade with Ducks
The Flyers made a minor-league depth move Monday, acquiring goalie Dustin Tokarski from Anaheim.
Wayne Simmonds
Wayne Simmonds recognized by NHL after torrid start
After scoring four goals during the Flyers' season-opening road trip, Wayne Simmonds has been named the NHL's third star of the week. By Greg Paone
Future Flyers Report: Bad news for Carter Hart; German Rubtsov's impact
Some undesirable news on Carter Hart, German Rubtsov makes an immediate impact in the Q and more in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Samuel Morin, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Samuel Morin Flyers
Breaking down why Sam Morin is Flyers' odd man out on defense
Despite a strong preseason, Sam Morin is the odd man out on the Flyers' defense but it's not because of talent — it's about the fit. By John Boruk
Wayne Simmonds
Flyers Weekly Observations: The Wayne Train hasn't skipped a beat
Greg Paone's Flyers Weekly Observations are back and so is Wayne Simmonds, the Flyers' Mr. Do-It-All who hasn't missed a beat.
Flyers end Anaheim frustrations with OT win over injury-depleted Ducks
Wayne Simmonds delivered, scoring the OT winner Saturday to help the Flyers end their Anaheim frustrations with a 3-2 win over the Ducks. By John Boruk
Flyers-Ducks observations: OT win ends successful California trip
The Flyers snapped an eight-game losing streak against the Ducks on Saturday with a 3-2 overtime win, their first win in Anaheim since 2011. By John Boruk
Best of NHL: Alex Ovechkin gets historic hat trick as Capitals beat Canadiens
Alex Ovechkin's historic Saturday night helped the Washington Capitals easily dispatch the Carey Price and the Montreal Canadiens.
Lightning’s J.T. Brown becomes 1st NHL player to protest during U.S. national anthem
Tampa Bay Lightning forward J.T. Anthem raised his fist during the national anthem Saturday night. 
Flyers notes, quotes and tidbits: Nolan Patrick, Valtteri Filppula trading spaces
Nolan Patrick appears to be in for a minor demotion Saturday night, swapping lines with Valtteri Filppula for the Flyers' game in Anaheim. By John Boruk
Flyers-Ducks thoughts: Dave Hakstol showing confidence in Travis Sanheim
Dake Hakstol shows confidence in rookie Travis Sanheim by putting him right back out there tonight against the Ducks. Tom Dougherty's pregame thoughts.
Las Vegas Golden Knights, NHL
Best of NHL: Expansion Golden Knights top Stars in franchise debut
We recap Friday's top NHL action, including the Golden Knights securing a 2-1 win over the Stars in the expansion franchise's debut.
Taylor Leier's mom has priceless reaction to hearing her son made the Flyers
Flyers rookie Taylor Leier called his mom to tell her that he made the team. Her reaction was priceless.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Travis Sanheim
Sanheim 'disappointed' with effort in debut as Flyers shut out by Kings
Travis Sanheim is one of the Flyers' prized defensemen, but the rookie made a key error during his NHL debut in a 2-0 loss to the Kings. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Jakub Voracek
Flyers-Kings observations: Nothing gets past Jonathan Quick in shutout
The Flyers put 35 shots on net Thursday night but they were still unable to crack Kings goalie Jonathan Quick in a 2-0 loss. By John Boruk
Chicago Blackhawks, NHL, Brandon Saad
Best of NHL: Brandon Saad-led Blackhawks embarrass Penguins, 10-1
We recap Thursday's top NHL action, including Brandon Saad and the Blackhawks destroying the Penguins in a 10-1 win.
Kings coach John Stevens reflects on Flyers' tenure, growth as leader
Seven years after being fired by the Flyers, John Stevens will face his former team Thursday as he looks to get the Kings back to the playoffs. By John Boruk
Flyers-Kings thoughts: A look at the ties, possible lineup decisions
The Flyers look to spoil another home opener when they face the familiar Kings on Thursday night at the STAPLES Center. By Jordan Hall
Report: Former Flyers goalie Ray Emery arrested for assault of ex-fiancee
Former Flyers goalie Ray Emery was arrested in September for allegedly assaulting his ex-fiancee, Keshia Chante, per a report.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek
Flyers ride Simmonds' hat trick, PP success to opening night win
Wayne Simmonds recorded a hat trick and the Flyers scored three power-play goals to open the regular season with a 5-3 win over the Sharks. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL
Flyers-Sharks observations: Simmonds' hat trick, PP spark win in opener
The Flyers scored three power-play goals to help open the regular season with a 5-3 road win over the Sharks on Wednesday night. By John Boruk
Steve Mason, Brayden Schenn
Best of NHL: Steve Mason torched in Jets debut; Brayden Schenn helps Blues top Pens
Steve Mason was lit up in the Jets' loss, while Brayden Schenn was big in the Blues' win. Here's a recap of Wednesday's opening night in the NHL.
NHL Notes: Jets, Nikolaj Ehlers agree to 7-year, $42 million extension
The Winnipeg Jets agreed to a $42 million, seven-year contract extension with 21-year-old forward Nikolaj Ehlers, a key component of the Jets' young core.
With 4-game trip to begin season, Flyers more suited for road success in 2017-18
With more depth and a four-game trip to begin the season, the Flyers feel more suited to improve their road play in 2017-18, a clear weakness last year. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Brent Burns, Philadelphia Flyers, San Jose Sharks, Flyers, Sharks
Flyers-Sharks thoughts: The Nolan Patrick-led youth movement begins tonight
Ready for the real deal? The Flyers' season gets underway tonight against the Sharks with the much anticipated NHL debut of Nolan Patrick. By Jordan Hall
Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux, Dave Hakstol, Ron Hextall, Ivan Provorov, Nolan Patrick
End to End: 2017-18 Flyers, Stanley Cup predictions
The Flyers open the regular season Wednesday night against the Sharks. What's in store for 2017-18? Our resident hockey analysts offer their predictions.
Fearless Forecast for 2017-18 Flyers: Some history, breakout seasons, more
The Flyers' 2017-18 season has arrived, which brings out our crystal ball for bold predictions ahead of Wednesday's season opener.
Buffalo Sabres, Jack Eichel, Washington Capitals, Tom Wilson
NHL Notes: Sabres' Eichel gets $80M deal; Capitals' Wilson banned 4 games
We look at the latest news from around the NHL, including Jack Eichel agreeing to an eight-year, $80 million extension with the Sabres and the Capitals' Tom Wilson being suspended four games.
Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers notes, quotes and tidbits: 'Ghost,' alternate captains, rookie talk
Shayne Gostisbehere's injury, new alternate captains, rookie numbers and more ahead of the Flyers' season opener on Wednesday. By John Boruk
Matt Read
Matt Read clears waivers as Flyers' roster is set ... for now
Forward Matt Read cleared waivers Tuesday, giving the Flyers a slightly clearer roster picture. But do more changes loom? By Jordan Hall
Robert Hagg, Sam Morin, Travis Sanheim
Hextall not veering from Kings' path with Flyers' young D-men, ready or not
Ron Hextall helped nurture and build the Kings' young defensemen into champions, and that philosophy won't change with the Flyers' young corps, ready or not. By John Boruk
Matt Read
Flyers waive Matt Read: What it means for opening roster, salary cap
The Flyers on Monday waived six-year vet Matt Read, but what does it mean for the opening night roster and the salary cap? By Greg Paone
Future Flyers Report: Trying to make sense of the Oskar Lindblom cut
Oskar Lindblom, despite a strong camp, failed to make the Flyers. We try to make sense of why in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty
Patrick makes it, Lindblom doesn't as Flyers have 1 more cut coming
While there wasn't much doubt, Nolan Patrick officially made the Flyers' roster Sunday night, but there's still one more cut coming. By John Boruk
Flyers-Islanders preseason observations: An uninspiring effort in finale
Brian Elliott allowed four goals on 21 shots and the Flyers fell, 5-2, Sunday night to the Islanders in their preseason finale. By John Boruk
With final cuts looming, Flyers' lineup at practice may give glimpse of roster
Ron Hextall will have tough decisions to make Sunday, but the lineup at practice on Saturday may reveal the direction the Flyers GM is going. By Ryan Bright
End to End: Projecting the Flyers' 23-man opening night roster
With the deadline to hit the 23-man opening night roster approaching, our resident hockey analysts project who the Flyers will bring out West.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Claude Giroux
Giroux experiment at wing continues to pay dividends for Flyers in win
Claude Giroux's experiment at wing continued to pay off as the Flyers' captain posted a pair of assists in a 5-1 win over the Bruins Thursday. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Nolan Patrick
Flyers-Bruins preseason observations: No overtime necessary in 5-1 win
For just the second time this preseason, Nolan Patrick and the Flyers didn't need OT as they pummeled the Bruins in a 5-1 win Thursday. By John Boruk
Wayne Simmonds: 'I'm here to talk about the bigger issues,' not kneeling
Wayne Simmonds spoke at length about his experiences with racism in America and his support for national anthem demonstrations. By John Boruk
Robert Hagg, Travis Sanheim, Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
5 reasons why all 3 rookie defensemen should make the Flyers
Robert Hagg, Travis Sanheim and Sam Morin have all shown they're NHL ready, but will they be here next week? Five reasons why they should. By John Boruk
Mike Vecchione, Philadelphia Flyers
With Mike Vecchione, Mikhail Vorobyev cut, Flyers' opening night roster near
The Flyers on Wednesday sent forwards Mike Vecchione and Mikhail Vorobyev to the Phantoms as their opening night roster nears. By Tom Dougherty
Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers
Morin sees work with Samuelsson pay off in Flyers' OT preseason win
Sam Morin made his presence felt in Tuesday's 4-3 OT preseason win over the Rangers, and he has Kjell Samuelsson to thank for much of it. By John Boruk
Sam Morin, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers-Rangers preseason observations: Morin does bit of everything in OT win
Roster hopeful Sam Morin dropped the gloves and scored a goal in the Flyers' 4-3 overtime preseason win over the Rangers on Tuesday. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Forcing the Flyers' hand? Sanheim's chances at roster spot grow in loss
Travis Sanheim might be winning himself a roster spot, as he scored two more goals Monday in a 3-2 OT preseason loss to the Rangers. By John Boruk
Travis Sanheim, Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
Flyers-Rangers preseason observations: Sanheim's push to make team heats up
Travis Sanheim's push to make the roster heated up Monday night with two goals, but the Flyers fell, 3-2, in overtime to the Rangers. By John Boruk
Future Flyers Report: Still questioning the Morgan Frost draft pick?
The Future Flyers Report returns with a look at Morgan Frost and his explosive start, Felix Sandstrom, Connor Bunnaman and more. By Tom Dougherty
Dave Hakstol, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers camp notes, quotes and tidbits: Roster chatter, Patrick's status, more
Nolan Patrick in a good place, back-to-back set means greater roster evaluation, and more here as Flyers training camp picked up Sunday. By Jordan Hall
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Claude Giroux's left wing tryout heads to Madison Square Garden
Claude Giroux's left wing audition will take a new step from the practice ice to Madison Square Garden on Monday night. By Jordan Hall
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Sidney Crosby
Penguins say they will accept invitation to visit White House, Donald Trump
After the NBA's Golden State Warriors said they would not visit the White House this season, the Pittsburgh Penguins announced Sunday they will accept Donald Trump's invitation.
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Hextall
Hextall: 'We have a tough roster to crack right now, which is good for us'
Flyers GM Ron Hextall admits he has some tough decisions ahead, but said that it's a sign that the team is headed in the right direction. By Andrew Kulp
Thumbs up or thumbs down? Rating 5 changes the NHL made to its rulebook
From stricter slashing calls to changes in faceoff positioning and procedure, John Boruk gives his thumbs up or thumbs down on five changes to the NHL rulebook.
Nolan Patrick, Dave Hakstol, Robert Hagg, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
10 observations from Flyers' camp: Patrick's chances, front-runners on D, more
At the midway point of the Flyers' preseason schedule, we break down Nolan Patrick's chances, Robert Hagg a front-runner and more. By John Boruk
Andrew MacDonald, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers suffer OT preseason loss to Bruins, but see a win in Elliott's debut
Andrew MacDonald and the Flyers took a 2-1 OT preseason loss Thursday, but saw nothing but positives from goalie Brian Elliott. By Matt Kalman
Travis Sanheim, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers-Bruins preseason observations: Power play goes 0 for 9 in OT loss
Travis Sanheim scored the Flyers' only goal Thursday as the power play went 0 for 9 in a 2-1 overtime preseason loss to the Bruins. By Matt Kalman
Mike Vecchione, Philadelphia Flyers
In the background, Mike Vecchione out to break more ceilings with Flyers
Mike Vecchione isn't drawing all the eyes at Flyers camp, and that's just fine. "I've broken a lot of ceilings that people put on me before," he said. By Jordan Hall
Finally healthy and in shape, Raffl, Read look to rebound; Flyers cut 18
After disappointing seasons by Michael Raffl and Matt Read, the two could now be fighting for a final roster spot. By John Boruk
Taylor Leier, Philadelphia Flyers
In comfortable spot, Leier puts game on display to Flyers during preseason win
Taylor Leier showed plenty at the PPL Center in the Flyers' 3-2 split-squad preseason win over the Islanders on Wednesday night. By John Boruk
Nolan Patrick, Shayne Gostisbehere
Flyers-Islanders preseason observations: Patrick finds Gostisbehere for OT winner
Nolan Patrick assisted Shayne Gostisbehere's OT winner to give the Flyers a 3-2 split-squad preseason victory over the Isles on Wednesday. By John Boruk
Flyers-Islanders preseason thoughts: NHL defense highlights Allentown roster
While many in Allentown will get their first glimpse of Nolan Patrick, the NHL defense is what should stand out.​ By Tom Dougherty
Overwatch League
Jumping into esports, Comcast Spectacor adds Philadelphia to Overwatch League
Esports is coming to Philadelphia, as Comcast Spectacor on Wednesday afternoon officially joined the Overwatch League. By Ryan Bright
Claude Giroux, Philadelphia Flyers
Just wingin' it: Giroux appears to embrace possible position change
Claude Giroux saw time at left wing in practice Tuesday and the Flyers' captain appears to be embracing the possible change. By John Boruk
Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers
Finding two-way balance Scott Laughton's key to finally sticking with Flyers
After a year in Lehigh, Scott Laughton knows he needs to focus on defense and doesn't have to be a superstar to make an impact with the Flyers. By John Boruk
With secured spot, Konecny believes he still has to prove himself to Flyers
Many expect Travis Konecny to make a big jump in Year 2, and the Flyers' winger has come to camp with a better grasp of the NHL. By Andrew Kulp
Nolan Patrick, John Tavares, Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Flyers, Islanders, Flyers-Islanders
Nolan Patrick doesn't look out of place in Flyers' preseason OT loss to Isles
Nolan Patrick didn't look out of place in his first preseason taste, but the Flyers fell, 3-2, Sunday in OT to John Tavares and the Islanders. By John Boruk
Flyers-Islanders preseason observations: Strong effort from young lineup in OT loss
The Flyers, who had a lineup mostly of prospects, dropped their first preseason game, 3-2, Sunday in overtime to the Islanders. By John Boruk
Dean Lombardi
Hextall excited to bring 'sharp guy' Lombardi back to Flyers' front office
Flyers GM Ron Hextall confirmed former Kings GM Dean Lombardi is back with the club and Hextall is anxious to start working with him. By John Boruk
Flyers camp notes, quotes and tidbits: Lehtera's move, sweet connection, more
The first thing Jori Lehtera did when he was traded to the Flyers was Google Philadelphia. Now he's fighting for a spot in camp. By Jordan Hall
2017 Flyers training camp: 5 questions that must be answered
As training camp gets underway for the Flyers, we have five questions that need be to be answered by the season opener in San Jose on Oct. 4. By John Boruk
Flyers open camp with what Voracek calls 'hardest' 1st day of his career
The Flyers opened training camp on Friday with what Jakub Voracek called his "hardest" first day of NHL camp in his career. By John Boruk 
Oskar Lindblom, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers training camp
Oskar Lindblom paired with Claude Giroux on Flyers' top line as camp opens
Friday was only the first day of Flyers camp but there was some excitement with Oskar Lindblom and Claude Giroux paired on the top line. By Andrew Kulp
Dave Hakstol, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers training camp 5 sleepers to watch: Underdog forwards, a camp invite, more
From underdog forwards to an invite and a rising defenseman, here are five sleepers to watch in Flyers training camp, which kicked off Friday. By Jordan Hall
Flyers Notes: Estimating Simmonds' next contract; early edge for Elliott in net?
With David Pastrnak signing a long-term deal with the Bruins on Thursday, what will Wayne Simmonds' next contract look like? By John Boruk
Mikhail Vorobyev, Ivan Kosorenkov
In prospect-studded Flyers rookie game, Vorobyev, Kosorenkov stand out
Mikhail Vorobyev and Ivan Kosorenkov showed the Flyers what they can do in the 4-3 OT rookie game loss on Wednesday. By John Boruk
Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers-Islanders rookie game observations: Sanheim, Vorobyev impress in 4-3 OT loss
The Flyers' prospects surrendered a 3-1 lead en route to a 4-3 overtime loss to the Islanders in Wednesday night's rookie game. By John Boruk
NHL Notes: Vernon Fiddler retires after 14 seasons
Forward Vernon Fiddler is retiring from the NHL after playing 877 games over 14 seasons in the league with four different teams.
Oskar Lindblom, Nolan Patrick, German Rubtsov, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers-Islanders rookie game: Our 1st glimpse at Nolan Patrick, Oskar Lindblom
Tonight's Flyers-Islanders rookie game offers us our first glimpse at Nolan Patrick, but there are plenty of other reasons to watch. By John Boruk
Remembering the best sports video games of all-time
Here are your favorite sports video games of all-time in celebration of National Video Game Day.
Michal Neuvirth welcomes new baby, thus making Uncle Radko
It’s a big year for Michal Neuvirth on the ice, entering the season as the Flyers’ No.
Alex Lyon, Philadelphia Flyers
From studying at Yale to reaching for Flyers, Alex Lyon more than just a goalie
From studying at Yale to Flyers prospect, Alex Lyon has a pair of passions — the study of nuclear war and, of course, playing in the NHL. By John Boruk
Comcast Spectacor bringing professional lacrosse back to Philadelphia
Professional lacrosse is coming back to Philadelphia as Comcast Spectacor is set to acquire a National Lacrosse League franchise.
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Nolan Patrick begins push to make Flyers as rookie camp gets underway
No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick took the ice Monday for the opening of rookie camp, marking the start of his journey to make the Flyers. By John Boruk
End to End: Which prospect are you most eager to see at Flyers rookie camp?
In the latest End to End, our Flyers pundits say keep an eye on Travis Sanheim and Mikhail Vorobyev at rookie camp. By Tom Dougherty and Jordan Hall
Flyers goalie prospect pays homage to 'It' with clown-themed mask
Flyers goalie prospect Alex Lyon paid homage to "It" with a disturbing clown-themed vask.
Philadelphia Flyers prospects
Flyers rookie camp: Outlook, projections for roster with lots of NHL hopefuls
Let's fully break down the Flyers' 2017 rookie camp roster, which is bubbling with more-than-usual NHL hopefuls. By Jordan Hall
Flyers Notes: Hextall on Stolarz's long-term injury prognosis, pro tryouts
Flyers GM Ron Hextall on Saturday discussed Anthony Stolarz's knee injury and cleared up some previously reported misinformation. By John Boruk
Vancouver Canucks, NHL, Bo Horvat
NHL Notes: Canucks give Bo Horvat 6-year, $33 million extension
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including Bo Horvat landing a six-year, $33 million extension with the Canucks.
Anthony Stolarz, Philadelphia Flyers, Lehigh Valley Phantoms, Anthony Stolarz Flyers
Anthony Stolarz (knee) out indefinitely after surgery to repair torn meniscus
Flyers goalie prospect Anthony Stolarz is out indefinitely after having surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. By Jordan Hall
Jordan Weal talks nearly going to Vegas, 'politics' that kept him in AHL
Jordan Weal talked nearly going to Vegas in the expansion draft and the "politics" that may have kept him in the AHL longer than needed. By John Boruk
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Sidney Crosby
NHL Notes: Sidney Crosby hangs with rookies as Penguins prep for Cup defense
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including Sidney Crosby's preparation for the upcoming season as the Penguins seek a three-peat.
Flyers announce 2017 training camp schedule, roster
The Flyers on Thursday announced the roster and schedule for 2017 training camp, which begins next week. By Jordan Hall
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Check and check: Why Nolan Patrick should make Flyers without question
Will Nolan Patrick make the Flyers? It's a no-brainer because the No. 2 overall pick checks the two obvious boxes. By Jordan Hall
Ottawa Senators, NHL, Erik Karlsson
NHL Notes: Sens' Karlsson still has no timetable for return after foot surgery
Erik Karlsson has no timetable for a return to the ice after having offseason foot surgery. That and other news from around the NHL.
Giroux on JR's criticism: 'I don't think there was anything negative'
Claude Giroux on Wednesday didn't disagree with former Flyer Jeremy Roenick's criticism that he lets too much outside noise inside his head. By John Boruk
In more ways than one, Flyers' young defense has unprecedented look
The Flyers are entering training camp and 2017-18 with an unprecedented situation on defense, but that doesn't mean it's a weakness. By Tom Dougherty
Buffalo Sabres, NHL, Jack Eichel
NHL Notes: Sabres star Jack Eichel focused on hockey, not contract talks
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including Sabres star center Jack Eichel keeping his focus on hockey and not his contract talks.
Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers
Shayne Gostisbehere couldn't have asked for a better offseason
Aside from signing a lucrative contract extension, Shayne Gostisbehere had an offseason of calm, unlike last summer. By John Boruk
Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL, Alexander Wennberg
NHL Notes: Blue Jackets give Alexander Wennberg 6-year, $29.4 million deal
Alexander Wennberg signed a six-year, 29.4 million contract to remain with the Blue Jackets. That and other news from around the NHL.
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Hextall
No surprises here: Hextall leaves door open for Patrick's return to WHL
For better or worse, Ron Hextall left the door open for Nolan Patrick to return to the WHL this season — and that's not surprising. By John Boruk
The Charles Barkley-Ron Hextall bromance has reached the gift level
Sir Charles was a guest on the Mike Missanelli show on Tuesday and received a personalized Ron Hextall jersey.
Washington Capitals, NHL, Alex Ovechkin
NHL Notes: Slimmer Alex Ovechkin makes early debut at Capitals' workouts
A slimmer Alex Ovechkin showed up early at the Capitals' summer workouts. That and other news from around the NHL.
Phil Myers, Oskar Lindblom
Feeling like NHLers, Flyers prospects Myers, Lindblom ready to reach dreams
Feeling like NHLers at the NHLPA Rookie Showcase on Monday, Phil Myers and Oskar Lindblom are hungry to join the Flyers. By Dhiren Mahiban
Rhys Hoskins, Eric Lindros, Floyd Mayweather
Rob's Rants: Let's savor Hoskins; Lindros a no-brainer; Mayweather-McGregor talk
From Rhys Hoskins' run to Eric Lindros' next honor to the big money fight, plenty to discuss in our latest rants. By Rob Ellis
Flyers to retire Eric Lindros' iconic No. 88 on Jan. 18
The Flyers will retire and send Eric Lindros' iconic No. 88 to the rafters prior to the game vs. the Maple Leafs on Jan. 18. By Greg Paone
End to End: Which Flyers prospect has most to lose in 2017-18?
Which Flyers prospect has the most to lose in 2017-18? Our resident hockey pundits go End to End on the topic.
End to End: Which Flyers prospect has most to gain in 2017-18?
Which Flyers prospect has the most to gain in 2017-18? Our resident hockey pundits go End to End on the topic.
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL, Carson Wentz, Philadelphia 76ers, Sixers, Joel Embiid, Philadelphia Phillies, Rhys Hoskins, Philadelphia Flyers, Ivan Provorov
Budding stars, promising young cores give Philly fans hope for future
With each of the four major sports teams having at least one budding star in their grasp, there is reason for hope in Philadelphia. By Rob Ellis
Wayne Simmonds, Claude Giroux
After offseason of change, Simmonds excited for spark from Flyers' youth
Wayne Simmonds was sad to see some teammates depart this offseason, but believes the Flyers' "youth can spark the veterans." By Dhiren Mahiban
Chris Pryor, Ron Hextall, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers assistant GM Pryor talks Nolan Patrick, Brian Elliott, young D and more
Flyers assistant GM and director of player personnel Chris Pryor talked a variety of topics on Wednesday looking ahead to the 2017-18 season. By Jordan Hall
Jaromir Jagr, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, Jaromir Jagr mullet
End to End: Jaromir Jagr is still available … Flyers?
Future Hall of Famer and former Flyer Jaromir Jagr is still available. Our resident hockey analysts ask, should the Flyers have any interest?
End to End: Should the Flyers pursue David Pastrnak?
With David Pastrnak reportedly available, our resident hockey analysts break down whether the Flyers should target the 21-year-old winger.
NHL Notes: Devils lose Travis Zajac for 4-6 months with pectoral injury
The Devils on Thursday lost top center Travis Zajac to four to six months with a torn left pectoral.
NHL Notes: Oilers sign star Leon Draisaitl to mega 8-year contract
The wait is over in Edmonton, as the Oilers signed Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an AAV of $8.5 million.
Union top fan experience in Philly while Eagles come in last, study says
What's the best fan experience for your buck in Philadelphia? J.D. Power ranks them.
ESPN analyst ranks Flyers' farm system No. 1 in NHL
If you think things are looking up for the Flyers, you're not the only one, as an NHL expert has the team's farm system ranked No. 1 in the NHL.
Michal Neuvirth, Brian Elliott, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Flyers goalies
End to End: How should the Flyers employ their 2-goalie system?
Our resident Flyers analysts are back breaking down the Flyers' two-goalie system and how Dave Hakstol should employ his tandem.
End to End: Expectations for Ivan Provorov in Year 2 with Flyers
After his stellar rookie campaign, what can we expect out of Ivan Provorov in his second season with the Flyers? Our resident hockey pundits discuss.
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
End to End: If Nolan Patrick makes Flyers, where does he best fit?
If Nolan Patrick makes the Flyers, where does he best fit in the lineup? Our resident hockey pundits go End to End on the topic.
Flyers sign 2017 draft picks Frost, Ratcliffe to entry-level contracts
The Flyers on Thursday signed 2017 draft picks Morgan Frost and Isaac Ratcliffe to their entry-level contracts. By Tom Dougherty
Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek
Flyers need more offense this season … after all, they're paying for it
For what they're paying at the foward position, the Flyers haven't gotten nearly enough goal production to make it money well spent. By John Boruk
Buffalo Sabres, NHL, Jack Eichel
NHL Notes: Jack Eichel, Sabres reportedly negotiating 8-year contract
Jack Eichel is reportedly in negotiations on a maximum eight-year contract with the Sabres. That and more from around the NHL.
Minnesota Wild, NHL, Mikael Granlund
NHL Notes: Wild agree with Mikael Granlund on 3-year, $17.25 million deal
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including Mikael Granlund and the Wild agreeing to a new three-year, $17.25 million deal
Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL, John Tortorella
NHL Notes: Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella gets 1-year extension
Coach John Tortorella was given a one-year contract extension by the the Blue Jackets. That and more from around the NHL.
Philadelphia Flyers
Going National: Flyers to play 16 games on national TV in 2017-18
NBC on Monday released its 2017-18 national TV schedule and it includes 16 games featuring the Flyers.
Alex Lyon, Anthony Stolarz
End to End: Alex Lyon or Anthony Stolarz, who gets called to Flyers first?
If the Flyers need to call up a goalie this season, who will get the first call — Alex Lyon or Anthony Stolarz? Our hockey analysts discuss.
Travis Sanheim, Phil Myers, Philadelphia Flyers
End to End: Travis Sanheim or Phil Myers, who will see Flyers first?
Between defensive prospects Travis Sanheim and Phil Myers, who will see the Flyers first? Our resident hockey pundits have answers.
Ryan Johansen
Predators sign Ryan Johansen to franchise-record contract
The Predators on Friday locked up stalwart center Ryan Johansen with a franchise-record eight-year, $64 million deal.
Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens
Flyers' camp tryout candidate Andrei Markov returning to Russia to play in KHL
Andrei Markov, a possible candidate for a Flyers training camp tryout, has elected to move back to Russia to play in the KHL. By John Boruk
Boston Bruins, NHL, Ryan Spooner
NHL Notes: Bruins, Ryan Spooner avoid arbitration with 1-year deal
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including the Bruins avoiding arbitration with Ryan Spooner by agreeing to a one-year deal.
Terrell Owens, Kris Letang
Former Eagle dusts current Penguin in very important footrace
For some reason, Terrell Owens was working out with Penguins defenseman Kris Letang — and made him look silly. By Christina Betz
NHL Notes: Rangers ink Mika Zibanejad to 5-year extension
The Rangers have inked center Mika Zibanejad to a five-year extension. Here's that and more around the NHL on Tuesday.
Philadelphia Rebels
There's a new game — and Briere — in town: The Philadelphia Rebels
Philadelphia hockey fans can watch Carson Briere and the Rebels, who on Monday announced their move to the city. By John Boruk
NHL Notes: Penguins sign defenseman Brian Dumoulin to 6-year contract
The Penguins on Monday signed Brian Dumoulin to a six-year contract that will pay the defenseman $4.1 million per season. That and more from around the NHL.
Cooper Marody, Brendan Warren
Cooper Marody and Brendan Warren, a 'Go Blue' bond united with Flyers
No longer just Michigan teammates, Cooper Marody and Brendan Warren are dreaming of an NHL future — together with the Flyers. By Jordan Hall
End to End: Discussing expectations for Scott Laughton in 2017-18
Our resident Flyers analysts discuss their 2017-18 expectations for Scott Laughton, who's no longer waiver exempt.
End to End: Breaking down the state of Claude Giroux
Should the Flyers be concerned about Claude Giroux or was 2016-17 an anomaly? Our resident hockey analysts break it down. 
Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Tomas Tatar
NHL Notes: Tomas Tatar, Red Wings agree on deal worth $21.2 million deal
Tomas Tatar reached an agreement on a four-year contract worth $21.2 million with the Red Wings. That and more from around the NHL.
Forget Bobby Ryan, Johnny Gaudreau wants to play for Flyers someday
Forget about Cherry Hill's Bobby Ryan. Carneys Point's Johnny Gaudreau wants to play for the Flyers someday. Sorry, Mike Trout.
Noah Cates, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Noah Cates Flyers
A high school hit, Flyers draft pick Noah Cates now looks ahead
Flyers draft pick Noah Cates became a national hit with an unforgettable goal in high school, but now he has bigger goals ahead. By Jordan Hall
Wake-up Call: Nolan Patrick's on-ice debut delayed
John Boruk has everything you need in Philly sports, including Nolan Patrick's on-ice rehab delayed because of a facial infection, as well as Nick Williams and the Phillies coming home to face the Brewers.
What is the best play in Philly sports history?
Throughout the week, you have picked the top four plays in Philadelphia sports history. Vote below to pick the single best play of the final four.  Watch Philly Sports Talk at 5 p.m. on CSN to see which...
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
How Flyers draft pick Nolan Patrick's injury could have been career-ending
The complexity of core muscle injuries is why Nolan Patrick's issue could have been career-threatening for the Flyers' top pick. By John Boruk
AHL allowing players on minor-league deals to go to Olympics
Players on American Hockey League contracts will be eligible to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Nicolas Aube-Kube
As he enters 2nd AHL season, keep an eye on Flyers prospect Aube-Kubel
Flyers prospect Nicolas Aube-Kubel is more comfortable now in the AHL, which could mean for a rediscovered scoring touch. By Jordan Hall
What's the best play in Flyers history?
Choose the best play in Flyers history and then tune into Philly Sports Talk to see which one grabbed the top spot.
Ivan Kosorenkov, Philadelphia Flyers
Undrafted winger Ivan Kosorenkov to attend Flyers rookie training camp
Undrafted winger Ivan Kosorenkov will attend Flyers rookie training camp, his agent confirmed to on Tuesday. By Jordan Hall
Matthew Strome, Philadelphia Flyers
Always learning and listening, Matthew Strome won't stop with Flyers
With two brothers in the NHL, Flyers draft pick Matthew Strome knows how to take advice — and that should only help his skating. By Jordan Hall
Chicago Blackhawks, NHL, Brian Campbell
NHL Notes: Defenseman Brian Campbell retiring after 17 seasons
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell calling it a career after 17 seasons.
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Sidney Crosby
Even Sidney Crosby's little sister pokes fun at him
Sibling rivalries never fade — at least not in the Crosby family, that is. By Mitchell Gladstone
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers sign No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick to entry-level contract
The Flyers on Monday signed second overall pick Nolan Patrick to an entry-level contract. By Tom Dougherty 
Phil Myers, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Phil Myers Flyers
Phil Myers, bulked up, pledges this Flyers training camp will be different
With a full summer of training behind him, Phil Myers said this September's training camp will be different than last year's. By Tom Dougherty
Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers
The other 1st-round pick, Morgan Frost can help Flyers, too
Similar to Nolan Patrick, Morgan Frost was a first-round pick of the Flyers that excels by making those around him better. By Jordan Hall
Alex Lyon, Anthony Stolarz
Flyers re-sign RFAs Lyon, Stolarz, setting up intriguing competition in AHL
The Flyers on Saturday night re-signed goalies Alex Lyon and Anthony Stolarz and forward Cole Bardreau. By Tom Dougherty
Nico Hischier, New Jersey Devils, Devils
NHL Notes: Devils sign No. 1 overall pick Hischier to max entry-level contract
The New Jersey Devils on Saturday signed No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract.
After popping at WJCs, Mikhail Vorobyev sees 'good opportunity' with Phantoms
After breaking onto the scene at the world juniors, Mikhail Vorobyev sees a "good opportunity" in North America with the Phantoms. By Tom Dougherty

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Monster weekend by intriguing OHLer highlights this week's Future Flyers Re...

A monster weekend, including a career night, for an intriguing OHLer, plus plenty more highlights this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty

Future Flyers Report: Bad news for Carter Hart; German Rubtsov's impact

Some undesirable news on Carter Hart, German Rubtsov makes an immediate impact in the Q and more in this week's Future Flyers Report. By Tom Dougherty