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2019-20 Flyers season brings a new alternate captain as Kevin Hayes joins Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek

2019-20 Flyers season brings a new alternate captain as Kevin Hayes joins Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek

Claude Giroux is still the captain.

Let's just get that out there now. Please don't start with the "strip him of the C!" ridiculousness.

Giroux, the longest-tenured athlete in Philadelphia going back to 2008, has been the Flyers' captain since January 2013. He's the face of the franchise and leads by example. Teammates, from the vets to the kids, truly look up to his actions.

Now time for the newsier items: Sean Couturier, Jakub Voracek and Kevin Hayes will be the Flyers' alternate captains.

The 26-year-old Couturier wore the "A" for home games last season. He was drafted by the club in 2011 and is entering his ninth season with the Flyers, which is hard to believe. He has transformed into the team's do-it-all player.

Voracek became an alternate captain last season after the Wayne Simmonds trade in February. He has played for the Flyers since 2011, is as honest as they get and has always been seen as one of the clear leaders alongside Giroux.

The new addition is Hayes, who was acquired this summer and signed to a seven-year, $50 million contract. The 27-year-old is ready for the next step in his career and will be helpful to his teammates as they get used to head coach Alain Vigneault's system.

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Flyers, Sixers receive promising news as New Jersey allows pro sports to restart

Flyers, Sixers receive promising news as New Jersey allows pro sports to restart

It looks like there is good news for the Flyers and Sixers. 

Early Tuesday morning, Phil Murphy, New Jersey’s governor, gave a promising announcement regarding sports in the state. 

Professional sports teams in NJ may return to training and even competition — if their leagues choose to move in that direction. We have been in constant discussions with teams about necessary protocols to protect the health and safety of players, coaches, and personnel.

-Murphy via Twitter


(Image credit: Governor Phil Murphy

While both the NBA and NHL have slowly been making progress to figure out how their respective seasons can proceed, until this point in time, the Flyers and Sixers were at a standstill when it came to where they would be able to train — considering their facilities are located in New Jersey. 

While there are still many steps that need to be set in place before any season can resume, it seems like things are heading in the right direction. 

While the safety of others remains the highest priority during this time of COVID-19, it’s promising to know players will be allowed to return to their facilities — while following league and team guidelines, of course. 

For more information on how the NBA is proceeding during the pandemic, click here

For more information on how the NHL is transitioning into Phase 2, click here

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Flyers Talk podcast: Analyzing possible playoff matchups in NHL's 24-team format

Flyers Talk podcast: Analyzing possible playoff matchups in NHL's 24-team format

On the latest Flyers Talk podcast, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Katie Emmer and Jordan Hall pick a playoff matchup for the orange and black.

From looking at the 24-team format to Michael Barkann's interview with Bernie Parent, let's dive in:

1:00 — Which playoff matchup would we prefer for the Flyers?

6:00 — Should we care about fairness in the 24-team bracket?

10:15 — Pick one of the two: season canceled or Penguins win the Cup?

13:30 — Parent has high praise for Carter Hart and the Flyers

16:25 — Why Hart is a great fit for Philadelphia

20:00 — Sharing our most painful hockey memory

25:30 — A taste of the "Marathon on Ice"

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