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Jakub Voracek admitted that he had some confidence issues this past season.

Voracek tied for fourth in NHL scoring in 2014-15 but this past season was a different story as he had only one goal in his first 30 games on his way to an 11 goal, 55 point season. "It’s not like I’m crying here or something, but when things don’t go your way, sometimes you overthink things," Voracek said. "It’s kind of cliché to squeeze the stick too tight. But we are professionals, we get paid to make a difference in the game. I wouldn’t use it as an excuse, but with me, everything coming automatically — passes, shooting — I never did overthink things. This year, sometimes, before I passed the puck, I was thinking, ‘What if I hit something, what if the puck doesn’t make it there?’ Before I even passed it. I think I had a little confidence issue this year sometimes." Look for Voracek to get around 70 points next season.
Apr 30 - 8:05 AM

Ryan White is hoping to re-sign with the Flyers over the summer.

White is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent after completing a one-year, $800,000 deal. "I'd like to be back," White said. "I think it's a good fit to be here in Philly. I mean, my family loves it here, I love playing here." He had 11 goals, 16 points, and 101 penalty minutes in 73 contests in 2015-16.
Apr 29 - 10:57 AM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall doesn't plan on trading Steve Mason or Michal Neuvirth over the summer.

Neuvirth stepped up nicely in the playoffs and that's sparked debate as to whether he should be the team's starter over Mason. Either way, the fact that the Flyers have to potential candidates for the top job has led to speculation that this issue will ultimately be resolved with a trade. It doesn't sound like that's probable though. "I don't believe that's a strength that you want to weaken," Hextall said. "The old saying, Wayne Gretzky got traded, right? So I'm not going to sit here and say no I wouldn't trade anybody on our team, because the reality of it is, if the deal was right, it's my job to strengthen our team and the organization. It's certainly not something we're focusing on or looking to do."
Apr 28 - 11:22 AM

Philadelphia is interested in re-signing Radko Gudas to a long-term deal.

Gudas has just completed his three-year, $2,975,000 contract. He finished the 2015-16 campaign with five goals, 14 points, and 116 penalty minutes in 76 contests. He was also averaging 19:50 minutes per game. He'll be a restricted free agent, so he'll almost certainly stick with the Flyers for at least the 2016-17 campaign, but he'll still likely get a significant raise.
Apr 27 - 6:15 PM

Evgeny Medvedev was arrested on Wednesday because of suspicion that he was driving under the influence.

The incident occurred at 2:45 a.m. ET when Medvedev was stopped for a traffic violation. The police don't have him in custody and he hasn't been charged at this time. He's scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
Source: CSN Philly
Apr 27 - 3:29 PM

RJ Umberger expects to be bought out by the Flyers this summer.

The 33-year-old Umberger has one season left at $4.6M on the docket. Simply put, he's been a major disappointment for Philadelphia since being swapped for a second stint. In 106 combined games over the last two seasons, he's posted just 26 points and has missed time mostly as a healthy scratch.
Apr 26 - 8:59 PM

Brayden Schenn has been suspended for three games for charging Washington's T.J. Oshie.

The incident occurred in Game 6 last Sunday. Oshie was able to return to the game and Schenn wasn't penalized on the hit. Schenn will start serving his suspension when the 2016-17 regular season begins. Check out the video in the link for the League's explanation.
Apr 26 - 6:19 PM

Claude Giroux wasn't satisfied with his performance in the 2016 playoffs.

Giroux didn't score a single goal and was limited to one assist in six games. To be fair, the Flyers as a whole struggled offensively throughout the first round series against Washington, but it could be argued that the onus was on Giroux to lead the team out of that. "Not good enough," Giroux said. "You know, I’m pretty frustrated with myself. Got to find a way, doesn’t matter how it is. You’ve got to find a way." He also said that he wasn't playing injured. Giroux still has 62 points in 63 career playoff games, so this could just be a case of a rough series for him rather than an indication of any more long-term issue.
Apr 26 - 5:12 AM

Brayden Schenn will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety on Tuesday.

The incident in question will be for charging/illegal check to the head play on Washington's T.J. Oshie. The hit occurred on Sunday in Game 6 of the opening round of the playoffs. If Schenn is suspended then it will carry over into next season because the Flyers are out of the postseason.
Apr 25 - 6:21 PM

Shayne Gostisbehere chose to see the silver lining after the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs on Sunday.

Washington earned a 1-0 victory over Philadelphia in Game 6. "We belong here," Gostisbehere said. "I think we showed some people that, yeah, we went down 3-0 but we jumped back with two straight wins. We know we’re a good team and we’re building on it for next year." The Flyers certainly have hope for the future and Gostisbehere is a central figure in that. He emerged as one of the top rookies in 2015-16 with 17 goals and 46 points in 64 regular season contests.
Apr 25 - 7:00 AM

Michal Neuvirth stopped 28 of 29 shots in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Neuvirth continued his fantastic play in the series, but it wasn't enough to save the Flyers' season. Since coming into the series in Game 4, Neuvirth allowed just two goals on 105 shots. He finishes the postseason with a 0.67 goals-against-average and a .981 save percentage in three starts.
Apr 24 - 3:27 PM

Radko Gudas landed 10 hits in Sunday's 1-0 loss to the Capitals in Game 6.

Gudas finished the game with a minus-1 rating and three blocked shots in 20:18 of ice time. Unfortunately for the Flyers, the loss means that they're now eliminated from the 2016 postseason. Philadelphia made the series interesting by winning Games 4 and 5, but they only managed to score five goals in six games.
Apr 24 - 3:16 PM

Evgeny Medvedev will be a healthy scratch in Game 6 against the Washington Capitals.

The Flyers will look to extend the series for a third time. R.J. Umberger and Jordan Weal will join Medvedev in the press box. Philadelphia's black aces are made up of Cole Bardreau, Chris Conner, Mark Alt, Davis Drewiske, Samuel Morin, Robert Hagg, Taylor Leier and Anthony Stolarz.
Apr 24 - 12:16 PM

Michal Neuvirth is expected to get the start in goal for the Flyers Sunday.

It will be quite the shock if he doesn't as he has given up only one goal in two games in winning Games 4 and 5 while his partner in net, Steve Mason, lost the first three contests and looked weak at times between the pipes. Neuvirth has stopped 75 shots in the playoffs and the Capitals will need to figure out a way to solve his mastery if they don't want the series to go to Game 7.
Apr 24 - 9:30 AM

There's some more good news for Scott Laughton.

Laughton will skate on Monday, which is a nice step forward considering he was in the hospital just days ago. There is no timetable for his return to the lineup, however.
Apr 23 - 1:45 PM


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