Category: Philadelphia Flyers

Wayne Gretzky: “No Reason” for Hockey Players to Remove Visors When They Reach the NHL

Monday, March 11th, 2013

When New York Rangers defenseman Marc Staal suffered an eye injury after being struck by a puck Tuesday night, you had to know that a popular NHL debate would come to the surface yet again. Should the league require that all of its players attach visors to their helmets? The ...

Chris Pronger Says he’s “Trying to Get Healthy Just to Live a Normal Life”

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Despite the fact he's been told by experts that it isn't the right route to take, Chris Pronger wants to return to the ice. He hasn't played, though, since Nov. 19, 2011, as he continues to attempt to get his life back on track while dealing with the effects of ...

Peter Laviolette: It Will be a Challenge for Teams to be Consistent in a Lockout-Shortened Season

Tuesday, January 8th, 2013

Somehow and some way the NHL lockout has ended. After 113 days, hockey is expected to resume on a national stage in the United States and Canada in the next few weeks. The drop-dead date for the NHL and NHLPA to make a deal was Jan. 11, but the two sides ...

Claude Giroux Predicts Ilya Bryzgalov will be the Best Goalie in the League Next Year

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

It was an up and down year for Ilya Bryzgalov during his first season in Philadelphia, but the Flyers goaltender seemed to get on track as the season wore on and as he became more comfortable in Philly. But before that could happen, he took some heat from his bosses ...

As Flyers Prep for Penguins, Philly Coach Peter Laviolette Breaks Down the Matchup and Reflects on a Fiery Recent Meeting

Tuesday, April 10th, 2012

When the Stanley Cup playoffs get underway on Wednesday, the majority of hockey-watching eyes will probably be trained on Pittsburgh. That's because the Flyers-Penguins matchup is arguably the most intriguing series of Round 1. Not only do the Pennsylvania rivals have a long-term hatred for one another, there's been fresh ...

Peter Laviolette defends Ilya Bryzgalov; explains how bounties translate to hockey

Thursday, March 8th, 2012

The Philadelphia Flyers have won three straight games as they jockey for playoff positioning with only 17 games remaining on the schedule. One of the keys to Philly's recent success has been goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who has given up only three goals during the three-game streak. Considering the amount of ...

Chris Pronger Feels It’s Unfortunate That Mike Richards and Jeff Carter Are Gone, But It’s Part Of The Salary Cap Era

Wednesday, June 29th, 2011

Chris Pronger didn't sound all too surprised that his former teammates Mike Richards and Jeff Carter were shipped away in separate deals last week as the Philadelphia Flyers have revamped their roster because he's been there before.Pronger cited that he's been the unfortunate beneficiary of being a moving piece in the ...

Peter Laviolette Was Satisfied With The Flyers Effort Against The Sabres, Describes Process Of Juggling Goaltenders

Friday, April 29th, 2011

Peter Laviolette went into the Eastern Conference quarterfinals confident that his team could handle the Sabres even though Buffalo had been unbeaten in twenty of their last twenty-four games going into the postseason with a hot goaltender in Ryan Miller. The series against Buffalo was anything but easy for Philadelphia, ...

Chris Pronger on Adam Burish: “Maybe I’ll Run Into Him Next Year in the Minors”

Monday, June 14th, 2010

Chris Pronger wins. He may not do it in the prettiest or cleanest way, but he has found a way as a veteran to help his teams win. The 6'6" defenseman who won the 1999-00 Hart Trophy as the NHL's MVP and paved the way for other, big, tall and ...

Is This the Year for the Philadelphia Flyers?

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

The Philadelphia Flyers have had an unbelievable, rollercoaster-like season filled with peaks and valleys that only a few teams in NHL history have been able to climb.  They started off the season with John Stevens as coach but after a 13-11-1 start, he was fired and replaced with former Carolina ...