Pod Street Player Spotlight: Jakub Voracek

In this week's player spotlight, we are going to talk about Jakub Voracek. Voracek, drafted in 2008 by the Columbus Blue Jackets, had a very average three years there. He scored just 39 goals in, get this, in 241 games, never coming close to a point a game average that is typically the measuring stick … Continue reading Pod Street Player Spotlight: Jakub Voracek

Pod Street Postgame – Buffalo Blanked Back-to-Back by the Flyers

Welcome to the Pod Street Postgame. The Flyers played a near-flawless game as they shutout the Sabres for the second straight game and third time on the season. The game had an uncomfortable feeling for the first eight minutes of action, as the Flyers were held without a shot. They quickly shook off the jitters … Continue reading Pod Street Postgame – Buffalo Blanked Back-to-Back by the Flyers

Pod Street Player Spotlight: Joel Farabee

The Flyers selection of Joel Farabee in the 2018 NHL draft looks more and more like another genius pick by former GM Ron Hextall, who the rival Pittsburgh Penguins have since hired. Farabee drafted 14th overall in 2018, had a season that was considered average by most. He tallied eight goals in 52 games. He … Continue reading Pod Street Player Spotlight: Joel Farabee

Brian Elliott: An Irreplaceable Asset

Brian Elliott is no stranger to the phrases "never give up" and "hard work pays off." Elliott, drafted in 2003, spent most of his young career in the Senators' farm system. It seemed that he would be a career minor leaguer or, at best, a backup in the NHL. He finally got an opportunity when … Continue reading Brian Elliott: An Irreplaceable Asset

Orange & Black Investigations: Jakub Voráček, Hockey Unicorn

It's rare to find a player in the NHL who plays the game in a totally unique way. While you might see assertions about Connor McDavid being on another level (correct) or something of that nature, most players fall within the archetype of their position. Wingers are shooters, centers are playmakers and defensively responsible, and … Continue reading Orange & Black Investigations: Jakub Voráček, Hockey Unicorn

Pod Street Player Spotlight: James van Riemsdyk

What more can we say about the reemergence of James van Riemsdyk, a.k.a JvR, who has become the Flyers top goal scorer early on in this 2021 season. JvR is putting up solid numbers so far this season, leading the team in goals (7) assists(11) and points (18). He has come a long way from … Continue reading Pod Street Player Spotlight: James van Riemsdyk

Claude Giroux: All-World Grinder

Claude Giroux is a guy that most people think of as an offensive-minded player. For the majority of his career, that's been totally apt. By Evolving Hockey's EVO and Off GAR stats, Giroux has consistently been a top-flight scoring threat since his breakout 2010-2011 season. Silky mitts and powerplay quarterbacking will likely be the main … Continue reading Claude Giroux: All-World Grinder

Pod Street Postgame: Flyers lose to Bruins 2-1

The Philadelphia Flyers lost for the second-consecutive game to the Boston Bruins on Friday night. In a game that saw a struggling offense for both teams early on in the game, both managed to figure it out, with the Flyers ultimately coming up on the losing end of the matchup. The first two periods of … Continue reading Pod Street Postgame: Flyers lose to Bruins 2-1

Orange and Black Investigations: Does Victor Mete Make Sense?

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?

Flyers Player Spotlight: Kevin Hayes

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