Welcome to your later in the day version of the Flyeround for the first week of February. Blame my kid who wants to wake up later and later each day. Regardless, we have a few postgames to share with you all. Some good, some not so good. There’s a player spotlight, a cautionary tale of a former GM joining a rival, and a Carter Hart piece with a stern message. Without further ado, let’s get into this week’s Flyeround.
Pod Street Postgames
We have four postgames covering two wins and two losses here. The Flyers took on the Islanders earlier in the week and swept the two game set. Following the wins against New York, the Flyers dropped both games in the series against the Boston Bruins. Matt Hoagland, Matt C, and John Scola have you covered right here.
This week, John Scola takes us through his player spotlight of Kevin Hayes. Acquired for a fifth round pick, or at least his negotiating rights, Hayes has been a short-handed stud for the Flyers. His goal totals are incredible welcomed, and his presence in the locker room hasn’t gone unnoticed. Check out the player profile from John below.
Every so often, when you think that you know almost every player in the NHL, a Kevin Hayes comes along. I have to admit when the Flyers signed him in 2019, I really didn’t know too much as far as his stats or play style. So just like every curious fan or writer, I went … Continue reading Flyers Player Spotlight: Kevin Hayes
Eamon and John are at it again, this time emailing back and forth about Captain Claude Giroux. If you missed last week’s Exchanging Emails, check it out right here.
The hockey world is full of people who process and assess the game differently. Some people rely more on what they see with their eyes, while others lean on numbers. Some people feel a team should stay patient and allow prospects to develop, while others want to see their team constantly contend through making trades … Continue reading Exchanging Emails: Talkin’ Claude Giroux
Eamon hit the laptop again, this time to check out the situation on the blueline. It’s no secret the Flyers defense has been struggling this season, and Eamon has the solution. Check out the latest Orange & Black Investigation piece, detailing whether Victor Mete of the Montreal Canadiens would make sense for the Flyers.
The Flyers are currently tied for the second-best points percentage in the NHL (shared by the Boston Bruins), but most fans this year would agree that those results are despite the team’s play. Philadelphia clearly has some issues to work out with the current roster, especially concerning the defense. The bottom pair trio of Robert … Continue reading Orange and Black Investigations: Does Victor Mete Make Sense?
The Blame Game
So for some reason, there’s a sect of Twitter and Facebook that feels the need to blame Carter Hart for the Flyers struggles to this point in the season. John comes in hot to tell you otherwise. His latest piece details why the last thing any of us should do is place the blame on the netminder’s shoulders.
No team embodies the term “confusing,” quite like the Philadelphia Flyers. At 7-2-2 through 11 games, Philadelphia sits in second place of the East Division. Their 16 points are enough for a three-way tie atop the NHL. Still, their overall play barely matches their position in the standings. Continuously coughing up late leads and looking … Continue reading Don’t Blame Carter Hart
Becoming the Enemy
Ron Hextall got us out of cap hell. That’s a fact. He stocked the prospect pool back up to the point where the Flyers were one of the highest ranked franchises in that regard. Another fact. What he didn’t do was pay too much attention to the main roster. Now, apparently the Penguins are looking at him as the potential replacement for Jim Rutherford at general manager. Derrik takes a look at the pros and cons of such a move from a Flyers fan perspective.
Still fresh in Flyers fans minds, the thought of Ron Hextall as general manager evokes different emotions depending on who you ask. Some will say he was essential in building the Flyers team we see today. Others will treat his name like the f-word, seldomly spoken but used with conviction. One thing these fans can … Continue reading Ron Hextall as Pittsburgh Penguins General Manager: Pros & Cons
That’s it for this week’s Flyeround. As always, keep checking back in the week ahead for more news pertaining to your favorite team. Also, quit blaming Carter Hart you jackals.