Three o'clock came and went, and Chuck Fletcher did just enough to have the Flyers faithful not call for an absolute boycott of the team. While it wasn't as flashy as many wanted, it got the ball rolling towards an offseason where turnover is iminent. Chuck made two trades and hashed out an extension Monday … Continue reading Grading Chuck Fletcher’s Moves at the NHL Trade Deadline
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 … Continue reading Flyeround 2/7: Defensemen, Former General Managers, & Those Bruins
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 blueline is a mess right now. Turnovers galore followed by blown assignments, there isn't much to be positive about when it comes to the defense. Sure, it hurts that Philippe Myers is out for another few weeks. It's unfortunate that the three million dollar man Erik Gustafsson keeps losing the puck in his skates. … Continue reading Shayne Gostisbehere and his Road to Redemption
The Flyers first series of the 2020/21 season was a successful one. Kicking off their campaign against their rivals to the west, the Flyers bested Pittsburgh in both contests. Philly defeated Pittsburgh by scores of 6-3 and 5-2. There's no better way to start a season, and a shortened one at that. With games looming … Continue reading The Philadelphia Flyers and Their 2-0 Starts from the Past
Let's get the jokes out of the way. Flyers, fast starts. They don't typically belong in the same sentence unless the words, "don't typically have" are between them. Over the last 10 seasons, the Flyers haven't won more than five of their first 10 games in a season. Their best start to a season was … Continue reading Fast-Start Flyers: Is Coming out of the Gates Strong a Necessity?