Everyone excited after the first week of the regular season? Of course you are, the Flyers are 2-0 and beat the Penguins twice! While that’s all well and good, there was also some bad news to come out of this past week with one of the key stars suffering and injury. The Flyeround has all those stories and more.s
Hit brew on that coffee pot, grab your favorite mug, and settle into your cozy chair. It’s time to revisit all the stories you missed from this past week in this week’s Flyeround
Sean Couturier Out of Action
You read that correctly, Sean Couturier suffered a hit that knocked him out of action at the beginning of the Flyers/Penguins second game Friday night. He’s been diagnosed with a Costochondral separation. Coots is expected to miss at least two weeks minimum. Read up on what his diagnosis means right here courtesy of Derrik.
Pod Street Postgame(s)
The Flyers held an intrasquad scrimmage earlier this week. Read however far you want into how each player performed, but it was nice to see the guys skating again. Our guy Matt Hoagland has you covered on what you might have missed during the game.
The Flyers then kicked off their regular season against the Pittsburgh Penguins Wednesday night. The Flyers came out roaring and took care of business in game one. Game two was Friday night and the Flyers remained the team we hoped they would be. Check out the post game observations, courtesy of John Gove and Hoagie again.
Starting the Season
We have a trio of articles covering everything from revisiting the 2012/13 shortened season to the question of whether a fast start is essential to a shortened season. We start off with the latter, with Matt talking about the last time the Flyers took part in a shortened season. Seeing if we can draw any comparisons between then and now, Hoagie takes a look at the Flyers from the lockout shortened season and compares them to the Flyers of today.
With talk of a fast start being essential floating around, Derrik decided to take a look at the last shortened season as well. This time, he took a look at the playoff teams and how they started the year versus how they finished it. Drawing comparisons from teams like Pittsburgh and Chicago, it was tough to decide just how essential getting out of the gates early was, but he made his point. Check it out below.
In Derrik’s second piece covering the season as a whole, he decided to take a look at how other Flyers teams that started 2-0 fared over the course of their seasons. Including this season, the Flyers have only started their season at 2-0 16 different times in the franchise’s history. Derrik takes a look at how far they made it and whether there can be any type of correlation between those occurrences and now.
It wouldn’t be the Flyers if there weren’t rumors involved. Keith Yandle has apparently fallen out of favor with the Florida Panthers. When something like this happens, it always begs the same question: would he be a fit with the Flyers. It’s no secret that the Flyers might need some help on defense. They have a young blue line, and a guy like Yandle could bridge the gap that Niskanen’s retirement left. Eamon tells us all why we need to pump the brakes on the Yandle-to-Philly talk.
The Draft Mindset
This week’s Draft Mindset focuses on Fabian Lysell, a Swedish winger playing for Frölunda HC. A bit undersized, Lysell could end up being a great fit for the Flyers. Clare McManus tells us all about the 2021 draft eligible prospect and why he could be available where the Flyers are picking, and why they should consider taking the Swedish winger.
That was this week’s Flyeround. As always, check out what you may have missed above, and what you may have missed on last week’s Flyeround as well. Continue to check in with the Pod Street Bullies crew as they continue to provide you with the best Flyers coverage around, from top to bottom. Now go grab another coffee and get ready for some playoff football or something!