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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek added to his NHL point lead. | 11/22/2014 9:34 PM
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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek added to his NHL point lead.
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Impact
He had two assists and was +2 on the night. Voracek now has an impressive 29 points on the season.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason helped the team stop a four-game losing streak. | 11/22/2014 9:33 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason helped the team stop a four-game losing streak.
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Impact
He stopped 20-of-22 shots on goal. It was not the toughest of nights for Mason, who improved his record to 4-6-1 overall.
Flyers center Claude Giroux scored his sixth goal of the season on Thursday against the Wild. | 11/20/2014 10:49 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux scored his sixth goal of the season on Thursday against the Wild.
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Impact
Giroux tied the game on the power play with fewer than four minutes left in regulation. Giroux may not have a ton of goals yet, but he has 16 assists and a plus-six rating. Philadelphia, however, allowed a goal inside of one minute left in regulation and lost, 3-2.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason stopped 32-of-34 shots on Wednesday but lost as the Rangers shut out the Flyers, 2-0. | 11/19/2014 10:45 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason stopped 32-of-34 shots on Wednesday but lost as the Rangers shut out the Flyers, 2-0.
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Impact
Mason played well, posting a .941 save percentage, but Rangers backup goalie Cam Talbot outplayed Mason, stopping all 30 shots he faced. Mason is now 3-6-1 this season.
Flyers center Claude Giroux is in the lineup on Wednesday against the Rangers. | 11/19/2014 7:54 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux is in the lineup on Wednesday against the Rangers.
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Impact
Giroux suffered an injury in practice on Monday and was expected to sit out. He is considered day-to-day, so he is in the lineup and also should be in yours.
Flyers center Claude Giroux is not expected to play Wednesday, as he deals with a lower-body injury. | 11/18/2014 5:16 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux is not expected to play Wednesday, as he deals with a lower-body injury.
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Impact
He was hurt during Monday's practice, but GM Ron Hextall is considering him day-to-day for now. Giroux has 21 points through 16 games.
Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored two goals in a losing effort on Saturday against the Candiens. | 11/15/2014 10:21 PM
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Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored two goals in a losing effort on Saturday against the Candiens.
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Impact
Schenn was plus-one in the 6-3 loss to Montreal. He led the Flyers with five shots on goal. Schenn has six goals and seven assists this season.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason was not particulary sharp during Friday's loss to the Blue Jackets. | 11/14/2014 9:43 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason was not particulary sharp during Friday's loss to the Blue Jackets.
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Impact
Mason had won his previous three games, but after stopping only 34-of-38 shots on goal, his record fell to 3-5-1.
Flyers center Claude Giroux had two more points in Friday's loss to Columbus. | 11/14/2014 9:41 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux had two more points in Friday's loss to Columbus.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, and already has 20 points in 15 games. Teammate Jakub Voracek also chipped in two points, and he now has 24 points this season.
Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn is out for at least two weeks due to a sprained left shoulder. | 11/10/2014 3:17 PM
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Flyers defenseman Luke Schenn is out for at least two weeks due to a sprained left shoulder.
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Impact
Schenn has little fantasy value with just a goal and an assist in 14 games.
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored his seventh goal of the season, Saturday against Colorado. | 11/09/2014 10:40 AM
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Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored his seventh goal of the season, Saturday against Colorado.
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Impact
He now has 11 points and is +9 on the season. Simmonds has been a monster in front of the net, but owners are hoping his penalty minutes increase, as he has only 10 thus far.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason earned his third-consecutive win Saturday versus the Avalanche. | 11/08/2014 9:51 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason earned his third-consecutive win Saturday versus the Avalanche.
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Impact
He is now 3-4-1, after stopping 36-of-39 shots on goal. Mason should be considered a solid option in net moving forward.
Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded three points in Saturday's win over Colorado. | 11/08/2014 9:50 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux recorded three points in Saturday's win over Colorado.
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Impact
He was been outshined this season by teammate Jakub Voracek, who also had three assists, but Giroux has been solid nonetheless. After scoring two goals and an assist, Giroux now has 18 points on the season.
Penguins left winger Steve Downie recorded the Gordie Howe hat trick against the Jets. | 11/06/2014 11:08 PM
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Penguins left winger Steve Downie recorded the Gordie Howe hat trick against the Jets.
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Impact
Downie had a goal, assist and a fight, racking up 22 penalty minutes. He was also plus-three with two shots on goal. It was a surprisingly physical game between two out-of-conference teams, and Pittsburgh won in a shootout, 4-3.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason had a great game against the Panthers on Thursday. | 11/06/2014 10:06 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason had a great game against the Panthers on Thursday.
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Impact
He allowed just one goal on 35 shots. His 34 saves helped Mason post a .971 save percentage for the game. The great game should get Mason some more time between the pipes.
Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored again on Thursday. | 11/06/2014 10:02 PM
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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek scored again on Thursday.
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Impact
Voracek has had a hot start to the season, and he scored his sixth goal against the Panthers. He has 19 points and is plus-four this season.
Flyers winger Michael Raffl (lower body) will miss the next six weeks. | 11/05/2014 1:44 PM
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Flyers winger Michael Raffl (lower body) will miss the next six weeks.
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Impact
This is tough news for Philadelphia, as Raffl had six goals already. He was injured blocking a shot on Tuesday, and will now be out for a lengthy period of time.
Flyers winger Michael Raffl (lower body) will miss the next six weeks. | 11/05/2014 1:42 PM
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Flyers winger Michael Raffl (lower body) will miss the next six weeks.
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Impact
This is tough news for Philadelphia, as Raffl had six goals already. He was injured blocking a shot on Tuesday, and will not be out for a lenthy period of time.
Flyers winger Michael Raffl (lower body) will miss the next six weeks. | 11/05/2014 1:42 PM
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Flyers winger Michael Raffl (lower body) will miss the next six weeks.
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Impact
This is tough news for Philadelphia, as Raffl had six goals already. He was injured blocking a shot on Tuesday, and will not be out for a lengthy period of time.
Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had another big game in Tuesday's win against Edmonton. | 11/04/2014 9:40 PM
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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had another big game in Tuesday's win against Edmonton.
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Impact
He had two goals, three shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +2 rating on the night. Voracek now has an impressive 18 points on the season. The breakout is on.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason finally earned his first victory of the season. | 11/04/2014 9:39 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason finally earned his first victory of the season.
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Impact
He played well, stopping 35-of-36 shots, but also got some help as the Oilers hit the post or crossbar four seperate times. Nevertheless, Mason was solid, and is now 1-4-1 on the season.
Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had anothr big game in Tuesday's win against Edmonton. | 11/04/2014 9:38 PM
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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek had anothr big game in Tuesday's win against Edmonton.
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Impact
He had two goals, three shots on goal, two penalty minutes, and a +2 rating on the night. Voracek now has an impressive 18 points on the season. The breakout is on.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason played pretty well in his return to net on Saturday. | 11/01/2014 10:58 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason played pretty well in his return to net on Saturday.
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Impact
Backup Ray Emery started the last four games, going 3-1-1. Mason stopped 28-of-30 shots in a loss to the Panthers on Saturday. Coach Craig Berube has not confirmed that Mason will regain the clear No. 1 goalie role, so fantasy owners will likely continue to get a headache trying to figure out how many minutes Mason will receive in net.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason will finally be back in net on Saturday. | 10/31/2014 4:35 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason will finally be back in net on Saturday.
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Impact
Ray Emery started the past four games, going 3-1-0, but Mason should be able to regain the number-one gig. Emery is on the team for backup purposes, and the Flyers will give Mason the opportunity to breakout of his early-season slump.
Flyers 34-year-old center Vincent Lecavalier has missed seven games due to a foot injury, but is expected to return Saturday. | 10/31/2014 3:13 PM
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Flyers 34-year-old center Vincent Lecavalier has missed seven games due to a foot injury, but is expected to return Saturday.
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Impact
It's been a few seasons since Lecavlier was an everyday fantasy starter. Last year, he did play in 69 games, the most since 2009-2010, and he scored just 37 points. He's likelt play on a line with R.J. Umberger and Wayne Simmonds.
Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek continued his breakout season, in Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay. | 10/30/2014 10:06 PM
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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek continued his breakout season, in Thursday's loss to Tampa Bay.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with five shots on goal. Voracek now has 15 points already this season, and does not look to be slowing down anytime soon.
Flyers goalie Ray Emery could not continue his stellar play on Thursday. | 10/30/2014 10:03 PM
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Flyers goalie Ray Emery could not continue his stellar play on Thursday.
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Impact
He had won his previous three starts, but fell to Tampa Bay on Thursday. Steve Mason will most likely get the nod, next time out.
Flyers goalie Ray Emery captured a victory on Tuesday against the Kings. | 10/28/2014 9:58 PM
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Flyers goalie Ray Emery captured a victory on Tuesday against the Kings.
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Impact
Emery made 38 saves as the Flyers won in overtime, 3-2. He is 4-0-1 this season.
Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored the game-winning goal on Tuesday against the Kings. | 10/28/2014 9:51 PM
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Flyers center Brayden Schenn scored the game-winning goal on Tuesday against the Kings.
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Impact
Schenn scored an unassisted goal at the 2:36 mark of overtime as Philadelphia won, 3-2. The goal was his third of the season.
Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek now leads the team in points, thus far in 2014-15. | 10/25/2014 9:44 PM
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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek now leads the team in points, thus far in 2014-15.
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Impact
Voracek had two assists, including one on Brayden Schenn's game-winning goal, in the third period. He now has 11 points, and looks bound to break out this season.
Flyers goalie Ray Emery started for a consecutive game and earned another victory. | 10/25/2014 9:41 PM
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Flyers goalie Ray Emery started for a consecutive game and earned another victory.
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Impact
After playing okay against the Penguins on Wednesday and receiving the win, Emery was great on Saturday. He stopped 35-of-27 shots on goal, and is now in line for more playing time. Do not be surprised if he starts over Steve Mason next time out.
Flyers winger Michael Raffl had three points on Saturday against Detroit. | 10/25/2014 9:37 PM
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Flyers winger Michael Raffl had three points on Saturday against Detroit.
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Impact
He had two goals and an assist, and now owners need to monitor Raffl as we move forward. He is playing on the top line next to Claude Giroux, and that assigment does not look like it is going anywhere.
Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald will miss four weeks with a lower-body injury according to nhl.com. | 10/24/2014 5:57 PM
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Flyers defenseman Andrew MacDonald will miss four weeks with a lower-body injury according to nhl.com.
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Impact
The Philadelphia defense looks pretty thin. They already lost Kimmo Timonen and Braydon Coburn before MacDonald went down. MacDonald has a goal and two assists in 2014-2015.
Flyers center Sean Couturier scored three points against the Penguins on Wednesday. | 10/22/2014 11:02 PM
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Flyers center Sean Couturier scored three points against the Penguins on Wednesday.
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Impact
Couturier assisted Pierre-Edouard Bellemare's goal in the first period and Matt Read's goal in the third period. Couturier then sealed the victory with an empty-net goal with less than 30 seconds left. The center was also plus-three.
Flyers goalie Ray Emery stopped 22 of 25 shots in a victory on Wednesday against the Penguins. | 10/22/2014 10:52 PM
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Flyers goalie Ray Emery stopped 22 of 25 shots in a victory on Wednesday against the Penguins.
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Impact
Emery wasn't particularly good, but the Flyers controlled the puck for much of the game. Emery helped the Flyers penalty kill keep the top power-play unit of Pittsburgh scoreless on two tries. Steve Mason is still the starting goalie, but Emery might receive some more playing time moving forward. Keep an eye on this situation.
Flyers right wing Matt Read scored a goal in Wednesday night's game against the Penguins. | 10/22/2014 10:47 PM
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Flyers right wing Matt Read scored a goal in Wednesday night's game against the Penguins.
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Impact
Read scored at the 8:50 mark of the third period to put the Flyers up, 4-2. Pittsburgh scored to cut the lead to one before Philadelphia added an empty-net goal. So Read's goal ended up being the game-winner.
Flyers defenseman Mark Streit scored the first of five Philadelphia goals on Wednesday night against the Penguins. | 10/22/2014 10:42 PM
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Flyers defenseman Mark Streit scored the first of five Philadelphia goals on Wednesday night against the Penguins.
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Impact
Streit scored on a slapshot to tie the game at one. Streit also made a nice defensive play that possibly prevented a goal. Philadelphia scored three third period goals to win, 5-3. Streit was plus-two.
The Flyers will start Ray Emery on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins. | 10/22/2014 7:19 PM
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The Flyers will start Ray Emery on Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
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Impact
This isn't that surprising since Steven Mason played on Tuesday. Emery has a 2.73 GAA and .907 save percentage in two games this season. With Mason's slow start, perhaps Emery receives more playing time if he plays well on Wednesday.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason played well. despite giving up four goals. | 10/22/2014 9:45 AM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason played well. despite giving up four goals.
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Impact
He faced 43 shots, and stopped 39 of them, but got no help from his team. Mason is off to a disappointing start this season, as he is now 0-3-1 with a 3.83 GAA and .878 save percentage.
Flyers center Claude Giroux scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Philadelphia completed a two-goal comeback on Saturday against the Stars. | 10/18/2014 10:55 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux scored the game-winning goal in overtime as Philadelphia completed a two-goal comeback on Saturday against the Stars.
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Impact
The goal was Giroux's second of the season to give the Flyers its first victory. Philadelphia was aggressive, crashing the net in overtime, and drew a penalty. Giroux's goal came on the power play. Giroux also had an assist and finished plus-one.
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored and had an assisst on Tuesday against the Ducks. | 10/14/2014 10:01 PM
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Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds scored and had an assisst on Tuesday against the Ducks.
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Impact
Both of Simmonds' points came on the power play, and his goal tied the game at two with less than three minutes left in the second period. Simmonds had five shots and two hits in the game as well.
Flyers 34-year-old center Vincent Lecavalier is expected to miss two weeks with a lower body injury. | 10/14/2014 1:27 PM
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Flyers 34-year-old center Vincent Lecavalier is expected to miss two weeks with a lower body injury.
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Impact
It's been a few seasons since Lecavlier was an everyday fantasy starter.. Last year, he did play in 69 games, the most since 2009-2010, and he scored just 37 points. An ugly plus/minus of -16 hurts his value.
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds put two in the nets, but it wasn't enough to help the Flyers get into the win column. | 10/12/2014 12:12 AM
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Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds put two in the nets, but it wasn't enough to help the Flyers get into the win column.
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Impact
He now has three power play goals among four total goals and five points through three games.
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds shined on the power play Thursday night against New Jersey. | 10/09/2014 10:13 PM
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Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds shined on the power play Thursday night against New Jersey.
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Impact
He had two goals on the power play, and added an assist on Vincent Lecavalier's third period goal. Simmonds has been an animal on the power play, dating back to last season. Look for that to continue. Lecavalier finished the night with the one goal and one assist, along with three shots and a -1 rating.
Flyers center Claude Giroux produced two points, but had poor night against the Devils. | 10/09/2014 10:12 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux produced two points, but had poor night against the Devils.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with seven shots on goal. However, Giroux was on the ice during a lot of New Jersey's scoring outburst. He finished with a -4 rating on the night.
Flyers center Claude Giroux produces two points, but has poor night against the Devils. | 10/09/2014 9:54 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux produces two points, but has poor night against the Devils.
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Impact
He had a goal and an assist, along with seven shots on goal. However, Giroux was on the ice during a lot of New Jersey's scoring outburst. He finished with a -4 rating on the night.
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds shines on the power play Thursday night against New Jersey. | 10/09/2014 9:50 PM
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Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds shines on the power play Thursday night against New Jersey.
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Impact
He had two goals on the power play, and added an assist on Vincent Lecavalier's third period goal. Simmonds has been an animal on the power play, dating back to last season. Look for that to continue. Lecavalier finished the night with the one goal and one assist, along with three shots and a -1 rating.
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds shines on the power play Thursday night against New Jersey. | 10/09/2014 9:49 PM
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Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds shines on the power play Thursday night against New Jersey.
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Impact
He had two goals on the power play, and added an assist on Vincent Lecavalier's third period goal. Simmonds has been an animal on the power play, dating back to last season. Look for that to continue.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason gets the nod again Thursday, against the Devils. | 10/09/2014 4:54 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason gets the nod again Thursday, against the Devils.
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Impact
He started the season-opener Wednesday night against Boston, stopping 31-of-33 shots in a 2-1 loss. Mason was impressive against the Bruins, making the decision by coach Craig Berube an obvious one, this early in the season.
Flyers center Sean Couturier scored the lone goal for Philadelphia on Wednesday as the Flyers lost to the Bruins, 2-1. | 10/08/2014 10:41 PM
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Flyers center Sean Couturier scored the lone goal for Philadelphia on Wednesday as the Flyers lost to the Bruins, 2-1.
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Impact
Jakub Voracek and Matt Read picked up assists on the goal. Couturier scored in the third period.
Penguins left winger Steve Downie made it clear that "there won't be any liberties on those players this year," according to the team's website. | 10/01/2014 11:53 AM
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Penguins left winger Steve Downie made it clear that "there won't be any liberties on those players this year," according to the team's website.
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Impact
"Those players" refer to Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin. Downie's role will be an enforcer as he will protect the Penguins' stars. He should rack up the PIM and have a respectable amount of points.
Flyers right wing Matt Read scored a goal and added two assists in a preseason victory against the Rangers on Tuesday. | 10/01/2014 11:25 AM
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Flyers right wing Matt Read scored a goal and added two assists in a preseason victory against the Rangers on Tuesday.
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Impact
Read scored 22 goals and 18 assists last year and our projections have him reaching the 20-goal mark for the third time in his four year career.
Fantasy owners should not overlook 34-year-old center Vincent Lecavalier on draft day. | 10/01/2014 11:16 AM
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Fantasy owners should not overlook 34-year-old center Vincent Lecavalier on draft day.
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Impact
He isn't a fantasy starter, but he should provide some depth off the fantasy bench. Lecavalier's biggest issue over the last four years has been staying healthy. Last year, he did play in 69 games, the most since 2009-2010, and he scored just 37 points while posting a plus/minus of -16. He isn't poised for a bounce back season, but Lecavalier has the potential to be better than that this year.
Flyers defenseman Mark Streit is a middle-of-the-road fantasy defenseman. | 10/01/2014 11:10 AM
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Flyers defenseman Mark Streit is a middle-of-the-road fantasy defenseman.
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Impact
Streit hasn't been the same player since he missed the entire 2010-2011 season with a shoulder injury. He turns 37 this season, and Philadelphia's defensive defenseman and power-play specialist Michael Del Zotto will continue to cut into Streit's ice time.
The Flyers are hoping center Sean Couturier will be more invovled offensively this season according to Comcast SportsNet. | 10/01/2014 11:07 AM
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The Flyers are hoping center Sean Couturier will be more invovled offensively this season according to Comcast SportsNet.
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Impact
Couturier has played great defensively, but Philadelphia has placed him on the same line with Wayne Simmonds in hopes of jump starting him offensively. Couturier scored 13 goals and 39 points last season, and we expect about the same totals again this year.
Flyers center Brayden Schenn is a high-risk, high-reward fantasy investment this year. | 10/01/2014 11:03 AM
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Flyers center Brayden Schenn is a high-risk, high-reward fantasy investment this year.
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Impact
Schenn showcased his skill at just 22 last year, scoring 41 points while playing fewer than 16 minutes per game. The problem is that other centers Vincent Lecavalier and Sean Couturier will also be in the mix on the second line. If Schenn can beat them out for the job, he has big splash potential.
Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek should easily repeat his totals from 2013-2014. | 10/01/2014 10:59 AM
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Flyers right wing Jakub Voracek should easily repeat his totals from 2013-2014.
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Impact
Voracek was a bit disappointing considering his skill and the talent around him. That means Voracek could improve upon his 23 goals and 39 assists from a year ago. Voracek and center Claude Giroux have great chemistry together, and it should not matter who replaces Scott Hartnell at the other wing position on the first line.
Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds should be a potent power play winger once again and perhaps even earn a top-line role at even strength. | 10/01/2014 10:53 AM
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Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds should be a potent power play winger once again and perhaps even earn a top-line role at even strength.
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Impact
Simmonds played on the second line last year, but the departure of Scott Hartnell allows for a different winger to step up and play alongside Claude Giroux. Simmonds finished third in power-play goals last year and also had 106 penalty minutes and 209 shots on goal.
Flyers center Claude Giroux will be able to put up the same kind of numbers from last season even without his linemate Scott Hartnell. | 10/01/2014 10:47 AM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux will be able to put up the same kind of numbers from last season even without his linemate Scott Hartnell.
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Impact
The Flyers traded Hartnell to the Blue Jackets, so Giroux will need a new winger, but we still expect him to finish with around 90 points. Giroux played in his first preseason game on Tuesday and although he was rusty, his lower body injury did not effect him. The Philadelphia center is a first-round fantasy pick.
Flyers center Claude Giroux returned to practice on Thursday according to Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News. | 09/25/2014 3:27 PM
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Flyers center Claude Giroux returned to practice on Thursday according to Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News.
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Impact
He still won't play in the team's preseason game against the Devils on Thursday. Flyers coach Craig Berube wants to get Giroux some playing time in preseason, but he did not give Giroux a timetable to return.
Philadelphia center Claude Giroux suffered a lower body injury during the first day of practice. | 09/19/2014 6:54 PM
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Philadelphia center Claude Giroux suffered a lower body injury during the first day of practice.
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Impact
He is expected to miss two week, but barring any further issues should still be ready for the regular season.
Flyers goalie Steve Mason (finger) returned to the ice this week after not skating the past three weeks according to the Philadelphia Daily News. | 08/21/2014 1:56 PM
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Flyers goalie Steve Mason (finger) returned to the ice this week after not skating the past three weeks according to the Philadelphia Daily News.
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Impact
He suffered a broken pinky finger while playing ball hockey, but Mason should be ready for training camp. He posted a 33-18 record with a 2.50 goals against average in 61 games last year.
Flyers can't win Cup with G Steve Mason: JR | 07/20/2014 9:43 AM
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Former NHL-star-turned-broadcaster Jeremy Roenick does not believe the Flyers will win the Stanley Cup with Steve Mason in net.
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Impact
"I like Steve Mason, but I don't think [he] is the answer to winning a Stanley Cup," the former Flyer said in a radio interview. "I think you need an upper echelon defenseman, I think you need an upper echelon goaltender. Both, the Flyers do not have. I think that's something that you're going to have to look at in terms of improving your team." In his first full season with the Flyers, Mason posted a 33-18-7 record. The goalie also recorded a .917 save percentage, a 2.50 goals against average, and four shutouts in 61 games played.
Philadelphia signs Jesper Pettersson | 07/14/2014 7:23 PM
News
Jesper Pettersson has agreed to a three-year, entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Impact
Pettersson was taken by the Flyers with the 198th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. He had an assist and 30 penalty minutes in 48 Swedish league games in 2013-14.
Sanheim feels like he has a lot of upside | 07/14/2014 9:51 AM
News
Travis Sanheim isn't too worried about having more pressure on him this summer now that he's a first-round draft pick.
CSN Philadelphia

Impact
"Maybe a little bit," Sanheim said. "But you know what, I feel like I'm just scratching the surface. I'm just developing as a player. I've got a lot of things to work on, but there's a lot of ups to my game and I'm just looking to build on them." The Philadelphia Flyers took him with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Sanheim isn't expected to make the Flyers' opening game roster as he needs more time to develop.
Smaller ice rinks appeal to Flyers' prospect | 07/12/2014 11:25 PM
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Flyers prospect Robert Hagg enjoys the smaller ice surfaces in North America more than the larger surfaces he played in in his native Sweden.
nhl.com

Impact
"It is more fun to play here than in Sweden," Hagg said. "You can grab the forwards much easier in the corner. It's much more physical. Plus, you can make one good pass and have a good scoring chance. In Sweden, it takes four or five passes. The smaller ice makes the game a little bit faster. You have to more fully concentrate on every shift. There is going to be a goal (against) if you are going to just skate around out there." Hagg made a good impression on the Flyers' braintrust when he played for the team's AHL affiliate in Adirondack last season for 10 games. "He played like a really well-rounded defenseman," said Terry Murray, who coached Hagg at Adirondack and will again this season as the Flyers move the team to Lehigh Valley. "He showed a good defensive stick and reads the play well while showing good strength. He made a lot of good plays, not flashy, just efficient."
G Anthony Stolarz has quiet hip operation | 07/12/2014 10:06 AM
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Anthony Stolarz, the projected starting goalie for the Flyers' AHL affiliate in Lehigh Valley next season and a top Philadelphia prospect, had hip surgery last month and needed additional time to recover, but should be cleared to resume on-ice activities in about a month.
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That's the word from Flyers' general manager Ron Hextall. Stolarz, a 20-year-old from Jackson, New Jersey, who was the Flyers' second-round pick in 2012, met with reporters at the Flyers' developmental camp the other day and talked at length about his skate cut injury last season but never mentioned he had hip surgery in the offseason.
Stolarz emulates Brodeur's puck-handling | 07/11/2014 10:05 AM
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Anthony Stolarz has a lot of respect for Martin Brodeur.
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When it comes to puck-handling, Stolarz has tried to model his game after Brodeur's. "Obviously, as a goalie you want to go out there and help the defensemen and play the puck," Stolarz said. "That makes their job a lot easier. For [Brodeur's] age, the way the game has progressed and how much faster it's gotten, he hasn't had to change his style. He still wins hockey games at the age of 40. It's pretty amazing." Stolarz had a 2.52 GAA and .926 save percentage in 35 OHL games in 2013-14.
Florida rejected in bid to get Wayne Simmonds | 07/05/2014 9:56 AM
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The Philadelphia Flyers tried hard to get the first overall pick from the Florida Panthers last week to take defenseman Aaron Ekblad but balked at giving up tough-nosed, sure-handed winger Wayne Simmonds in the deal.
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That's the word from Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal, who said Simmonds may be as close to untouchable as there is on the Flyers' roster. Matheson said the Flyers likely were pitching winger Matt Read, and maybe defenseman Luke Schenn or Braydon Coburn in the proposed deal, and the feeling was Florida would have to take Vinny Lecavalier's contract in some form. Panthers defenseman Erik Gubranson would have come back Philly's way, Matheson said.
Chris VandeVelde re-signs with the Flyers | 07/04/2014 3:16 PM
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Chris VandeVelde has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.
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VandeVelde will come with a $575,000 annual cap hit at the NHL level. He had an assist in 18 games with Philadelphia in 2013-14. He turned 27 in March and should be regarded as an organizational depth forward.
Report: Lecavalier unlikely to go to Ottawa | 07/04/2014 8:02 AM
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Vincent Lecavalier isn't likely to be traded to Ottawa.
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He has four years left on a contract that carries a cap hit of $4.5 million per season. The Senators would want Philadelphia to retain $2 million per season, but the Flyers aren't keen on doing that. Ottawa may also want to send another unfavorable contract back Philadelphia's way, but that wouldn't fit the Flyers' agenda because they are trying to clear cap space. A deal between the two sides isn't believed to be close and Lecavalier's no-trade clause could halt the move anyway.
Claude Giroux apologizes for his actions | 07/03/2014 6:27 PM
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Claude Giroux issued a statement of apology for his arrest for a strange incident on Tuesday night.
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"I regret my actions on Canada Day and sincerely apologize to my fans, teammates and the Philadelphia Flyers organization for my misguided attempt at humor," said Giroux. "Following an investigation, law enforcement determined that charges are not warranted. I have the utmost respect for law enforcement and apologize to the Ottawa Police Department and specifically the individual officer. I will be making no further public comment on this matter." He added that his focus is preparing for next season and he won't let this incident distract him. Giroux reportedly grabbed the buttocks of a male officer twice after being warned not to do it again after the first time. He spent the night in jail.
Andrew Gordon signs with Philadelphia | 07/03/2014 9:22 AM
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Andrew Gordon signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday.
Winnipeg Sun

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He accounted for 23 goals and 56 points in 76 games for Winnipeg's AHL affiliate in St. John's last season. Gordon added eight goals and 11 assists in 21 playoff games to help the IceCaps reach the Calder Cup Final.
Flyers sign enforcer Zack Stortini | 07/02/2014 9:41 PM
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The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with 6'4, 232 pound forward Zack Stortini to a one-year, two-way contract, announced general manager Ron Hextall.
Philadelphia Flyers

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The 28 year-old spent the 2013-14 season in the Anaheim Ducks organization, posting nine points and an AHL leading 299 penalty minutes in 73 games for Norfolk.
Flyers sign defenseman Nick Schultz | 07/02/2014 5:27 PM
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Nick Schultz has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.
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Schultz had five assists in 69 games with Edmonton and Columbus in 2013-14. We can't see him getting much playing time in Philadelphia, if he makes the team at all.
Report: Giroux has been released from jail | 07/02/2014 2:55 PM
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Claude Giroux was released from jail Wednesday morning.
Ottawa Sun

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Giroux reportedly spent the night in a cell. According to the Ottawa Sun's sources, the police were on a routine patrol at a bar called The Great Canadian Cabin when Giroux grabbed a male officer's buttocks. He was asked not to do that again, but he did so anyways and was subsequently arrested. That being said, the Ottawa Police can't comment on an incident were charges aren't made and they previously stated that they don't expect any charges to be filed against Giroux.
Claude Giroux isn't expected to be charged | 07/02/2014 12:21 PM
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Claude Giroux is not expected to be charged for an incident Tuesday night that resulted in him reportedly getting arrested.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

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Giroux repeated grabbed a male officer's buttocks, according to an Ottawa Sun report. "Under Canadian law, I can not give out any information unless charges are made," said Ottawa police spokesman Marc Soucy said, "and we do not expect the police to make any charges." Flyers GM Ron Hextall issued a statement confirming that the team is aware of the report, but they aren't commenting further until they have more information.
Flyers sign Jason Akeson | 07/02/2014 12:17 PM
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The Philadelphia Flyers have inked Jason Akeson to a one-year, two-way contract.
Flyers.nhl.com

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Akeson had 24 goals and 64 points in 70 AHL games in 2013-14. He's worth keeping an eye on during training camp even if he's far from a safe bet to make the team.
Flyers aware of Claude Giroux reports | 07/02/2014 11:21 AM
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Philadelphia Flyers GM Ron Hextall issued a statement saying that he's aware of the reports surrounding Claude Giroux.
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Hextall wants to hold off on making any further comments until he has more information. Giroux was reportedly arrested after allegedly repeating grabbing a male officer's buttocks. The incident occurred at an Ottawa bar and it's believed that alcohol was a factor.
Report: Claude Giroux arrested Tuesday night | 07/02/2014 10:10 AM
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Claude Giroux was reportedly arrested Tuesday night after repeating grabbing a male officer's buttocks.
Ottawa Sun

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It's believed that alcohol was a factor. Giroux reportedly spent the night in a cell, but hasn't been criminally charged. Police said they can't comment unless there are charges laid.
Philadelphia, Ray Emery agree on extension | 07/01/2014 4:15 PM
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Ray Emery has agreed to a one-year, $1 million extension with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Darren Dreger on Twitter

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Emery wasn't able to beat Steve Mason out for the starting job in Philadelphia last season and we don't expect that to change in 2014-15. That said, Emery should get another 25 starts or so as the Flyers' backup goaltender.
Flyers might stay quiet on July 1 | 07/01/2014 11:00 AM
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There's a good chance the Philadelphia Flyers will be relatively quiet on July 1.
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The Flyers don't have the cap space to make a splash, so the only realistic thing they can do is make a trade. They have been shopping Vinny Lecavalier, so that's certainly not outside of the realm of possibilities, but we wouldn't be surprised if that process drags out beyond July 1.
Flyers nearly trade Vince Lecavalier to Preds | 06/30/2014 7:32 PM
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The Philadelphia Flyers were reportedly very close to trading center Vincent Lecavalier to Nashville Monday.
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The terms of the proposed deal are not known, but it's being reported that the Predators were very close to taking on the next two years of a deal that pays the forward for two more beyond that, but the pact hit a snag and the deal fell through. It's no secret that Philly would like to rid itself of the veteran forward in order to create much-needed cap space, but they have yet to find any takers.
Vincent Lecavalier not traded at draft | 06/29/2014 10:00 AM
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The Philadelphia Flyers were unable to unload Vincent Lecavalier at the draft.
Rotoworld.com

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The Flyers really want to rid themselves of Lecavalier's onerous contract as he is still owed $18 million over the next four years with a no-movement clause. A buyout is the most logical step as the Flyers are currently over the salary cap and it is unlikely that any NHL team will help them out. Look for Lecavalier to be looking for a new home by Tuesday which is the start of free agency. Lecavalier had 20 goals and 37 points in 69 games with a terrible minus-16 rating and chipped in with a goal and an assist in seven playoff games against the Rangers.
Cal Heeter's status still up in the air | 06/29/2014 9:53 AM
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The Philadelphia Flyers have yet to decide whether or not to give goaltender Cal Heeter a qualifying offer.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

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The decision must be made by Monday and if the Flyers choose not to qualify Heeter, he becomes an unrestricted free agent, rather than a restricted free agent if they decide to qualify him. The 25-year-old Heeter is likely an AHL goalie next season after he managed to make his NHL debut in the regular season finale as he stopped 33 of 38 in a 6-5 shootout loss to the Hurricanes.
Flyers to give Tye McGinn a qualifying offer | 06/29/2014 9:39 AM
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GM Ron Hextall says that the Flyers will give Tye McGinn a qualifying offer.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

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McGinn will be fine for the start of training camp after undergoing off-season surgery to repair a torn ligament in his left wrist. McGinn split the season between the Flyers and Adirondack of the AHL as he had four goals and five points in 18 NHL games while managing 20 goals and 35 points in 54 AHL games.
Flyers make qualifying offer to Jason Akeson | 06/29/2014 9:36 AM
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The Philadelphia Flyers have made a qualifying offer to Jason Akeson.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

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The 24-year-old was a pleasant surprise in the post-season after playing in the last game of the season in each of the last two seasons. Akeson managed two goals and three points in the seven game series against the Rangers and that play, along with a 24 goal, 64 point effort in the AHL in 2013-14, was enough to warrant a qualifying offer from Philadelphia.
Travis Sanheim shocked to be Flyers' 1st pick | 06/28/2014 9:55 AM
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Travis Sanheim wasn't sure he'd be chosen in the first round of the NHL draft Friday night so when the Philadelphia Flyers took him 17th overall, he was more than just surprised.
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"I was a little shocked," he said. "The last two months for me have been crazy, and I wasn't sure if I was going to be selected in the first round or not." Sanheim has all of one season in the Western Hockey League, one of Canada's three major junior leagues, and his rise was so rapid that it was only in the second half of that season that he began to emerge as a bona-fide first-round prospect. At the time the Flyers selected Sanheim, several higher-ranked players remained on the board, including Kasperi Kapanen, son of former Flyers forward Sami Kapanen. The interesting component to the rookie GM's first draft decision is that he and Sanheim have a familial connection, though a distant one. "His mother married my uncle through marriage," Hextall said.
Sanheim joins Flyers as 17th overall pick | 06/27/2014 8:57 PM
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The Philadelphia Flyers have used the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft to take Travis Sanheim.
Rotoworld.com

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Sanheim had five goals and 29 points in 67 games with the WHL Calgary Hitmen in 2013-14. Ever since Chris Pronger's career ended, the Flyers have been in a constant struggle to find high-end defenseman and while Sanheim will need some time to develop before he's NHL-ready, he certainly has top-four potential. That might not have been apparent even a year ago, but he's impressed scouts with the progress he's made. It helps that he now stands at 6'3", but he's also proven himself with and without the puck thanks in part to his smooth skating and poise.
Agent can seek trade for Vinny Lecavalier | 06/26/2014 11:30 AM
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Philadelphia have given Vincent Lecavalier's agent permission to speak with other teams.
Darren Dreger on Twitter

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He will receive a $2 million bonus on July 1, so the cap-stricken Flyers don't have much time to deal him before that happens.
Sean Couturier spotted on crutches | 06/25/2014 9:17 PM
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Sean Couturier had a cyst removed from his foot and is walking around on crutches, said Flyers GM Ron Hextall on Wednesday.
Rotoworld.com

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The Flyers' young center has now undergone two surgeries this off-season, one on his abdominal and one on his foot. Nonetheless, the two-way center should be completely healed from both operations by the time training camp rolls around later this summer.
Umberger feels he has plenty left in the tank | 06/24/2014 11:06 AM
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R.J. Umberger, who was reacquired by the Flyers on Monday, still feels he can contribute.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

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"I think I have a lot to give and still consider myself pretty young," said the 32-year-old forward. Umberger played the first three seasons of his career with Philadelphia before skating in Columbus for the next six years. Flyers coach Craig Berube called Umberger a "versatile guy who can play all positions. He's a good penalty killer who skates well," which suggests he'll be used as a depth, plug-in type player.
The Flyers traded Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger on Monday. | 06/23/2014 10:34 PM
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The Flyers traded Scott Hartnell to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger on Monday.
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The Flyers also received a fourth-round pick. Hartnell had 52 points (20 goals) in 78 games this past season. The 32-year-old has five years remaining on a six-year, $28.5 million contract and had to waive his no-trade clause. "(Flyers GM Ron Hextall) decided it was best for me to move on from the Flyers," Hartnell said. "To be honest, I was pretty shocked at first. I was upset and a little angry. I took a few days to look at the situation. It was hard." Hartnell will lose fantasy value going from Philly to Columbus.
Philadelphia re-signs RFA Brayden Schenn | 06/23/2014 6:32 PM
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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Brayden Schenn to a two-year/$5 million contract.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter

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Schenn will earn $2.25 million in 2014-15 and $2.75 million in the final campaign of the deal. He was set to become a restricted free agent this summer. Schenn has the potential to make this contract look like a steal, but he hasn't exactly lived up to that potential yet and under the circumstances, this seems like a fair agreement for both sides. Schenn had 20 goals and 41 points in 82 games in 2013-14.
Flyers get R.J. Umberger from Columbus | 06/23/2014 12:29 PM
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The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired R.J. Umberger and a 2015 fourth-round pick from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Scott Hartnell.
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The Flyers are hoping that Umberger will bounce back after a rough 2013-14 campaign. He scored 18 goals and registered 16 assists in 74 games, which is his lowest total since 2006-07 if you factor out the shortened campaign. The change of scenery might do him so good, but given that he won't get you much more than 50 points even if he does bounce back, he's not worth the risk of drafting in standard leagues.
Flyers on the road for 23 of first 39 games | 06/23/2014 7:34 AM
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The Philadelphia Flyers will have a tough first half of the season as 23 of their first 39 games are on the road.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

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The Flyers hope they are not behind the eight ball as the season enters the second half of the season, but if they are contending, then having 25 of the last 43 games at home will be a boon.
Ron Hextall wants to improve through draft | 06/22/2014 8:20 AM
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Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall wants to improve the Flyers through the draft.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

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The Flyers currently have only three players on the team that they drafted in Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Zac Rinaldo, while Hextall's former team, the Los Angeles Kings, have 11 picks in their lineup and they have won two of the last three Stanley Cups. Steve Downie was also a Flyers draft pick but he has spent most of his NHL career elsewhere as the Flyers reacquired him last autumn from the Avs. The Flyers pick 17th and Hextall said that he will take the best player available.
Flyers hire Gord Murphy as an assistant coach | 06/19/2014 10:14 AM
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Gord Murphy has been hired as an assistant coach by the Philadelphia Flyers.
Philadelphia Inquirer & Daily News

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He and Philadelphia head coach Craig Berube were teammates for parts of three seasons from 1988-91. Murphy has been an assistant coach in the NHL since 2002 and he'll work the Flyers' defense corps after John Paddock was relieved his position with the team.
Brayden Schenn eligible for RFA | 06/15/2014 8:50 AM
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Brayden Schenn is eligible to become a restricted free agent on July 1.
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GM Ron Hextall has made the signing of Schenn his top priority but he and Schenn's agent Don Meehan, have yet to connect to discuss a contract. "I have not talked to him as of yet, but hopefully in the next few days we'll have our first discussion," Hextall said. "Brayden's our top priority in terms of wanting to get a guy signed, but there's no real timeline there where you say this has got to happen by July 15 or July 30. It's something that who knows how long it could go on." Schenn had 20 goals and 41 points in 2013-14 but is capable of a lot more.
Rumor: Oilers could be interested in Coburn | 06/15/2014 7:38 AM
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Mark Spector of Sportsnet.ca said that the Edmonton Oilers could be interested in Philadelphia blueliner Braydon Coburn.
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The Oilers certainly need help on their blueline and he is a steady defenseman despite his weak showing at times during the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. He is a minutes eater on the blueline and can play the power play as well but his value will be five-on-five and on penalty killing. Stay tuned.

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