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NHL Preview: Philadelphia Flyers

NHL Preview: Philadelphia Flyers
Our 2014-15 preview series is now half-way through the Metropolitan Division, having already previewed the Carolina Hurricanes, New Jersey Devils, Washington Capitals, and Columbus Blue Jackets. Last year, an early season slump led to a coaching change in Philadelphia, and the Flyers rebounded to make the playoffs. What will the 2014-15 season hold? Additions: RJ Umberger, Andrew Gordon, Blair Jones, Michael... Read more »

Shea Weber Signs Enormous Offer Sheet

Shea Weber Signs Enormous Offer Sheet
Restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber has reportedly signed an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers. Nick Kypreos of Sportsnet is reporting the deal is $110M over 14 years ($7.86M cap hit), with a $68M signing bonus to be paid out over the first six years. The deal includes $28M over the next calendar year... Read more »

Kris Versteeg Traded to the Flyers: How Does the Blackhawks Trade Look Now?

Kris Versteeg Traded to the Flyers: How Does the Blackhawks Trade Look Now?
Former Blackhawks forward Kris Versteeg was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday for the Flyers’ first and third round selections in the 2011 Draft. That’s right… Versteeg will now call home the ice upon which he held the Stanley Cup above his head for the first time. Looking back now, Blackhawks fans have already started... Read more »
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Flyers Place Michael Leighton on Waivers: Blackhawks Should Consider Bringing Him Back to Chicago

Flyers Place Michael Leighton on Waivers: Blackhawks Should Consider Bringing Him Back to Chicago
On Monday morning, the Philadelphia Flyers placed goaltender Michael Leighton on waivers. Leighton, who was the Flyers’ starting netminder in the Stanley Cup Finals in Chicago, has been injured this season and rookie Sergei Bobrovsky has claimed the starting job between the pipes in Philly. This presents an intriguing option for the Chicago Blackhawks. Leighton... Read more »

Roy Halladay No-Hitter: Philly's Ace Brings Back Memories

  On Wednesday night, Philadelphia Phillies ace Roy Halladay threw his second no-hitter of the year. It was the first postseason no-hitter since Don Larson threw a perfect game for the Yankees in 1956, and the last pitcher to throw two no-no’s in the same year was Nolan Ryan over 30 years ago. Halladay had... Read more »

Blackhawks Getting Help From Central Division Moves

Six days remain until the beginning of the NHL Draft, but the trading has started with a flurry. On Thursday, the St. Louis Blues dealt forward prospects Lars Eller and Ian Schultz to the Montreal Canadiens for postseason hero, goalie Jaroslav Halak. Then, on Saturday morning, the Philadelphia Flyers dealt defenseman Ryan Parent to the... Read more »
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Chris Pronger: The Rejected Tribune Cover Shot

Chris Pronger: The Rejected Tribune Cover Shot

Stanley Cup Finals Now Best-of-Three

The Stanley Cup Finals have just begun.   Before Game Four, we identified the third period as a key for the Blackhawks. Unfortunately, the first period buried the Hawks too deep on Friday night. We’ll talk about the third period later, but the first period was absolutely awful. Niklas Hjalmarsson had two terrible plays that... Read more »

Blackhawks Third Period Must Improve to Win a Third Game

The fourth game of the Stanley Cup Finals is on Friday night, and the Blackhawks have one area of enormous concern that needs to improve if they want a chance to clinch their first Stanley Cup championship since 1961 at home on Sunday. It’s not their power play, which is 0-6 in the series. It... Read more »
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Stanley Cup Finals: Should Quenneville Mix Up the Hawks' Lines In Game Three?

Stanley Cup Finals: Should Quenneville Mix Up the Hawks' Lines In Game Three?
It has been two games of the Stanley Cup Finals and the Chicago Blackhawks have won both. But Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane are both still searching for their first point of the series. Dustin Byfuglien has the only point on the Blackhawks’ top line, an assist to Ben Eager on the game-winning goal in... Read more »