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Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (49) / 12/17/1965
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 210
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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." Dec 8 - 9:27 AM

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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.
Dec 5 - 6:28 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.
Nov 29 - 9:14 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.
Nov 27 - 9:42 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.
Nov 20 - 9:56 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.
Nov 17 - 11:06 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.
Nov 16 - 7:49 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.
Oct 15 - 6:08 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.
Oct 11 - 8:24 AM

This is the third straight season that the Philadelphia Flyers have started 0-2.

The Flyers actually went 1-7-0 to start the 2013-14 campaign and still made the playoffs, which is just another way of saying that it's far too early to worry. For better or worse, Philadelphia won't get much time to reflect on its poor start before playing again on Saturday against Montreal. The Flyers will play Anaheim on Tuesday to complete their stint of four games in six nights before they finally get some days off in a row.
Oct 10 - 11:04 AM

Philadelphia Flyers coach Craig Berube wasn't happy with his team after their 3-1 preseason loss to New Jersey.

The Devils out shot Philadelphia 41-16. "If you are not ready to compete and skate in a regular season game or exhibition game, you will get embarrassed like tonight," Berube said. He added that he was disappointed in his veteran players and found their performance "unacceptable," regardless of the fact that it was an exhibition game. Keep in mind that a poor training camp led to Philadelphia starting the 2013-14 campaign on the wrong foot and quickly got Berube's predecessor, Peter Laviolette, fired, so Berube has every reason to take the preseason seriously.
Sep 29 - 10:49 AM

In a refreshing comment of self-awareness, Philadelphia Flyers owner Ed Snider admitted that he's been impatient when it comes to team-building.

He reportedly praised new GM Ron Hextall's more patient approach. While Hextall is strapped with a clogged salary cap, he might benefit the organization with what he's learned from being in the Los Angeles Kings' front office.
Sep 13 - 12:44 PM

Philadelphia coach Craig Berube thinks his team will be better in shootouts next season.

"I don't like them, but I think it's a mental thing more than anything," he said. "I think we will be better this year at them." The Flyers posted a 3-8 record in shootouts last season, which was the third-worst mark in the league. When he was asked what the team could do to improve he said: "You can do a lot of things, but it's like anything else - work on it. Just work on it. Work on it, but work on it with a purpose. Don't just go cruise in there and put the puck between your legs and flip it over the goalie because you've not going to do that in a game." The New Jersey Devils missed the playoffs last season because they went 0-13 in shootouts, so improvement should be a point of emphasis for all teams that struggled to pick up those crucial points in the standings.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 18 - 10:45 AM

Philadelphia GM Ron Hextall doesn't want to rush one of the team's prospects on defense as a possible replacement for Kimmo Timonen.

"I don't want to put a kid in a situation who is not ready for it," he said. "The way to protect yourself is to add a veteran if possible." The Flyers signed Michael Del Zotto shortly after announcing that Timonen had been diagnosed with blood clots in his leg and both lungs. Philadelphia has Samuel Morin, Travis Sanheim, Shayne Gostisbehere and Robert Hagg waiting in the pipeline.
Source: NHL.com
Aug 6 - 6:10 PM

There's a good chance the Philadelphia Flyers will be relatively quiet on July 1.

The Flyers don't have the cap space to make a splash, so the only realistic thing they can do is make a trade. They have been shopping Vinny Lecavalier, so that's certainly not outside of the realm of possibilities, but we wouldn't be surprised if that process drags out beyond July 1.
Jul 1 - 11:00 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
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