Possible Flyers Training Camp Invites

By: Wes Herrmann (@Wes_Herrm) Hockey season is far away. Training camp and preseason, though, is not. Not to get anyone’s hopes up for genuine NHL hockey, but roster battles and chemistry building at training camps is already less than a month away. The Philadelphia Flyers’ training camp schedule hasn’t been released yet, but their first […]

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Could Carolina Hurricanes Be Flyers’ Next Rival?

By: Wes Herrmann (@Wes_Herrm) For the Philadelphia Flyers, rivals have never been hard to come by. The New Jersey Devils and New York Rangers were fierce inter-division opponents in the late ’90s and early 2000’s. The mid-to-late 2000s ushered in the Washington Capitals, but more importantly, re-ignited the Pittsburgh Penguins as Philly’s biggest rival . […]

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What If? Flyers Didn’t Acquire Andrew MacDonald

By: Wes Herrmann (@Wes_Herrm) Heading into the playoffs of the 2013-14 season, a top-four defenseman was clearly lacking on the Philadelphia Flyers’ blueline. Kimmo Timonen, Mark Streit and Braydon Coburn made up the top three, but the next spot went to any of Nicklas Grossmann, Andrej Meszaros or Luke Schenn. Then-general manager Paul Holmgren saw […]

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Metropolitan Division Improves, Flyers’ Road Gets Tougher

By: Wes Herrmann (@Wes_Herrm) The mantra since Ron Hextall took over the general manager position with the Philadelphia Flyers is that the team will improve with youth and patience. With Nolan Patrick, Oskar Lindblom and anywhere from one to three rookie defensemen joining the team next season, the youth is ready to take off. But […]

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Flyers Busy Before Start of Free Agency

By: Wes Herrmann (@Wes_Herrm) NHL free agency doesn’t start until Saturday, but that doesn’t mean the Philadelphia Flyers haven’t been busy in the days leading up to it. With the negotiation window open, general manager Ron Hextall has already signed one of his own players and reached out to two others, that we know of. […]

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Free Agency Gives Ron Hextall Chance to Redeem Himself

By: Wes Herrmann (@Wes_Herrm) There’s so many things that Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has done well in his first three years on the job that it’s easy to forget some of his slip-ups. He’s rid the Flyers of terrible contracts, made trades to add players that can make an impact at a low […]

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