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Should the Philadelphia Flyers Be Buyers or Sellers at the Trade Deadline?

February 24th, 2015
Just a few weeks ago, it seemed like a given that the Philadelphia Flyers were out of the playoff picture and would consequentially be sellers at the trade deadline on March 5. But things have turned around dramatically for the Flyers as of late, with an incredible 8-1-4 run over their ...

NHL Players Whose Skills Have Evolved the Most This Season

February 8th, 2015
This has been one of the more interesting NHL seasons in recent years, with a wealth of young, talented players beginning to establish themselves as the new faces of the league. These budding stars have been developing for a while, but for one reason or another, it seems like a particularly ...

Is Braydon Coburn Being Underappreciated by Philadelphia?

February 6th, 2015
The Philadelphia Flyers have a terrible defense—that much is certain. But Braydon Coburn is surely not part of the reason for the blue line's ineptitude.  Want the short answer to this headline's question? Yes, he is being (and has been) extremely underappreciated by Philadelphia. I can't tell you how many times I ...

5 Philadelphia Flyers’ Storylines That Won’t Go Away During 2014-15 Season

January 27th, 2015
The Philadelphia Flyers have not had a good season. They have been mostly below .500 and are essentially eliminated from playoff contention. That has led to a lot of different stories and subplots that are not necessarily positive, but there hasn't been any positive change over the past few months to ...

Ranking the Five Worst Contracts on Philadelphia Flyers

January 18th, 2015
The Philadelphia Flyers are settling in as a sub-.500 team, and their hopes of making the playoffs are all but destroyed. One big reason for that is their host of terrible contracts. The fact that there are enough possible candidates on the Flyers to make this list says a lot about ...

Latest Updates on the Top Prospects for the Philadelphia Flyers

December 23rd, 2014
The Philadelphia Flyers are looking like a long shot to make the playoffs next spring, but there is reason to be optimistic for the future of the Orange and Black. These five prospects all have legitimate potential and could grow into productive or even All-Star-caliber NHL players down the line. One thing ...

Can Philadelphia Flyers’ Current Line Combinations Turn 2014-15 Season Around?

December 13th, 2014
The Philadelphia Flyers have scored nine goals in the past two games, and each of their top three lines have been firing on all cylinders. They dismantled the New Jersey Devils, winning 4-1, and then dominated the Carolina Hurricanes two days later to the tune of 5-1. Coach Craig Berube has had ...

Philadelphia Flyers’ Poor Defense Continues to Hold Team Back

November 18th, 2014
Defense is the Philadelphia Flyers' weakness. Everyone knew it this offseason. They knew it after the first week of the regular season. And now it's starting to bite them hard. The Flyers have played three consecutive uninspiring games against Colorado, Columbus and Montreal, and their defense has been a major issue. They ...

Jakub Voracek Finally Looks Like a Star for the Philadelphia Flyers in 2014-15

November 12th, 2014
Jakub Voracek has been the biggest revelation of the Philadelphia Flyers' 2014-15 season thus far, and he's arguably the biggest reason that they haven't fallen toward the bottom of the Metropolitan Division yet. Most people would expect Claude Giroux to be the Flyers player chasing the Art Ross Trophy, given to ...

Philadelphia Flyers Are Proving Their Worth in Tough Stretch

October 30th, 2014
The Philadelphia Flyers came out of the gates with a whimper, with losses in five of their first six games. But two of those losses came in a shootout, and there were certainly some silver linings to take away from the rough start. Those linings have generated better results over the past ...