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Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (49) / 12/17/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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Flyers GM Ron Hextall put Philadelphia's struggles on the players rather than coach Craig Berube.
It's extremely rare to see a general manager attack his coach and consequently all shows of support have to be met with skepticism. That being said, Hextall did suggest that he's nearing the point where he'll start making roster moves. Philadelphia is 10 points shy of a playoff spot with nearly half of their schedule in the books. Jan 5 - 1:18 PM

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Flyers GM Ron Hextall was aware that he was violating the CBA when he scheduled a flight for his team on Dec. 26, but he said he was doing so at the request of the players.

The Flyers were scheduled to play in Nashville on Dec. 27 and the team wanted to leave early rather than arrive and play on the same day. "We were aware of the rule and certainly accept the league’s decision," Hextall said. "I was approached by the players and after giving it some thought, it was pretty hard not to allow them the best possible chance to win the game, given the fact they have shown the commitment that they want to do something that is best for the hockey club. In the end, we were willing to accept the consequences." Philadelphia received a fine and while the amount wasn't disclosed, it is anywhere between $10,000 and $100,000.
Jan 5 - 10:55 AM

The NHL has fined the Philadelphia Flyers an undisclosed amount for traveling on December 26th.

December 26th is a CBA-mandated holiday. The Flyers played a game in Nashville on December 27th, and were likely just trying to avoid traveling on a game day. It's believed that the Flyers left for Nashville at 8:24 PM EST that evening. The Flyers ended up losing the game by a score of 4-1. Philadelphia has lost five games in a row since that point.
Jan 4 - 1:59 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers might face a fine from the NHL for traveling during a CBA-mandated holiday.

The league has looked into a number of possible violations, including informal practices that were eventually dismissed as CBA-compliant. It's not clear what kind of penalty Philly might face if the league confirms wrongdoing.
Source: Sportsnet
Jan 3 - 3:21 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers' next three games will be of particular importance to them.

That's how much time is left in the Flyers' eight-game road trip and so far they are a decent 3-2-0. Their last three contests will be against teams not in playoff positions, which makes those six points critical ones for the Flyers to collect as they try to claw their way back into the postseason picture. Philadelphia is currently eight points shy of a Wild Card spot, but they have played in two more games than their closest playoff target, the New York Rangers.
Wed, Dec 31, 2014 10:48:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers will face former coach Peter Laviolette's Nashville Predators for the first time on Saturday.

Laviolette and the Predators have excelled this season with a 22-9-2 record. Meanwhile, Laviolette's replacement in Philadelphia, Craig Berube was able to help the Flyers squeeze into the playoffs last season, but is squad is only 14-14-6 in 2014-15. "Lavy has been very successful over there," said Flyers captain Claude Giroux. "He's a great coach and I think this is going to be a good game." It's one the Flyers could certainly use two points from as they look to build upon their three-game winning streak.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 10:53:00 AM

Flyers owner Ed Snider felt the team's west coast trip was "very successful."

Philadelphia had a mediocre 1-1-1 record over that stretch, but Snider was happy with the team's turnaround given its recent struggles. Snider also took the opportunity to back GM Ron Hextall. "From the very first day, I think he is doing a great job for us," Snider said. "I'm looking forward to what will happen in the future."
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 09:27:00 AM

Flyers head coach Craig Berube isn't in danger of being fired, according to GM Ron Hextall.

General managers usually won't say that a coaches job is in jeopardy even when it is, although sometimes they will dodge the question entirely. Either way, the Flyers' current struggles can't be reflecting well on Berube. They have an 8-13-4 record in 2014-15.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 06:28:00 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed 11 power play goals in their last eight games.

The Flyers special teams were especially weak on Friday when the Rangers outshot them 7-5 when the Flyers had the man-advantage. This does not bode well for the Flyers who are playing themselves out of a playoff spot and into the draft lottery.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 09:14:00 AM

Philadelphia hasn't won on the road since Oct. 22.

The Flyers had another chance to end that slump on Wednesday, but lost 5-2 to Detroit. "We need to fight through adversity better. We need to stick with the game plan a little bit more," Flyers coach Craig Berube said. "We stopped doing the little things. We had some guys that aren't competing and it results in goals against. It can't happen. You need everybody on your team competing at the highest level all the time in this league; otherwise you will not win." Philadelphia has dropped six of its last seven games overall to fall to 8-10-3 in 2014-15.
Thu, Nov 27, 2014 09:42:00 AM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall "was very disappointed" with his team's performance in their 2-0 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday.

"That [loss] bothered me a lot," Hextall said. "I don't think we came out hungry enough. We didn't play well. We need to be a lot better than that." The Flyers have now dropped three straight games to fall to 7-8-2. It's still early, but they've slipped into sixth place in the Metropolitan Division.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 09:56:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers rank 29th in the league by killing 71.2% of their penalties so far this season.

The Flyers haven't gotten any better lately as they've allowed six goals over their last seven penalty kills. The Flyers are close to getting back injured defensemen Andrew MacDonald and Luke Schenn, so that might help, but as it stands their poor PK is one of the main reasons Philadelphia doesn't currently hold a playoff spot.
Mon, Nov 17, 2014 11:06:00 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers have allowed 11 power play goals in 23 chances while on the road this season.

Wow, is that bad!!! They are the second worst overall in the NHL because they have allowed only six in 29 chances at home. The Devils have allowed 14 power play goals on the road but in 45 chances. Philadelphia will really have to turn things around quickly if they hope to stay in the playoff hunt in the weak Eastern Conference.
Sun, Nov 16, 2014 07:49:00 AM

Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Berube isn't hitting the panic button after the team's 0-2-2 start.

Philadelphia looked fine against Anaheim on Tuesday before ultimately losing in a shootout. "We played a solid game," Berube said. "We made a couple of mistakes, and they capitalized. The third goal is a mistake that can't be made. But other than that, the guys played hard and did a lot of good stuff. In the end we don't win, obviously it wasn't good enough and we know that. But there were a lot of good things to build off of. We're going to go practice and get better." Unfortunately for Philadelphia, its schedule doesn't get any easier as its set to play in a three-game road trip against Dallas, Chicago, and Pittsburgh.
Wed, Oct 15, 2014 06:08:00 AM

Even though the Flyers are off to an 0-2 start this season, do not compare last year's team to this one.

The Flyers got off to a horrible 1-7 start in 2013-14 but according to Wayne Simmonds, it's two completely different teams. "Last year, we were being outclassed and weren't even in games," Simmonds said. "This year, we’re in the games and it comes down to simple thing ... A little play here or little play there makes the difference at the end of the day.[Against New Jersey] we did a good job after a while starting to control the puck and make plays down low and we weren't gripping our sticks as tight. It’s the little things that make the difference." Stay tuned as the Flyers play their third game of the season at home to Montreal Saturday.
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 08:24:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Scott Laughton
3Sean Couturier
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Chris VandeVelde
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Brayden Schenn
3Matt Read
4Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
5Zac Rinaldo
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jay Rosehill
5Petr Straka
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Carlo Colaiacovo
9Kimmo Timonen
10Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery