Archive: November, 2011
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- As if these past 7 weeks of the season were not a crazy enough time to be an Anaheim Duck, things just got a whole lot crazier in Orange County.
Cherry Hill native Bobby Ryan’s name has been swirling in trade rumors for the better part of the week, but Ryan actually acknowledged those rumors on Tuesday.
“I wouldn’t be surprised,” Ryan told the Orange County Register. “If they feel like it's got to be the right move for the team, then I'd certainly welcome it.”
After missing the last 4 games with a virus, Flyers captain Chris Pronger will have surgery on his left knee on Tuesday afternoon.
No, that is not a misprint.
Pronger will have surgery tomorrow afternoon to "clean out some loose particles," according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
Andreas Nodl was claimed by the Carolina Hurricanes today, according to the team's official Twitter acount.
Nodl was placed on waivers yesterday only 2 days after leaving the Flyers’ loss to the Rangers with an upper-body injury. General manager Paul Holmgren said he was “fine” after getting checked out by team doctors on Sunday.
Nodl, 24, has one assist in 12 games. He had 22 points in 67 contests last year. Aside from being a healthy scratch, Nodl has dealt with three to four separate injuries this season.
The Flyers announced their roster for the Winter Classic alumni game vs. the New York Rangers on Dec. 31 at Citizens Bank Park.
Here is the roster:
Thanksgiving Day is married to turkey and football.
But what about Black Friday?
The NHL is looking to stake claim to the day after Thanksgiving, with both the Flyers holding their annual matinee game at the Wells Fargo Center against the Montreal Canadiens and the Red Wings and Bruins starring in the new Thanksgiving Showdown matchup on NBC.
VIDEO: At the quarter pole of a long NHL season, the Daily News' Frank Seravalli examines how the Flyers stack up with the rest of the pack in the Eastern Conference in a video chat with CineSport's Noah Coslov. Watch the video embedded at the bottom of this post.
ALL-STAR VOTES: Through the first week of All-Star voting, it's no surprise that the host Ottawa Senator fans are stuffing the online ballot box.
But the six Flyers on the ballot aren't doing so bad, either.
Jaromir Jagr is poised for his return to the Flyers’ lineup.
Jagr, who practiced with the Flyers on Tuesday in Voorhees for the first time since tweaking his groin in last Thursday’s win over Phoenix, said it’s been tough to sit out with an injury.
“At my age, missing 2 games feels like losing one year of your life,” Jagr said, smiling. “You know you don’t have many left.”
With workers outside taking advantage of the unseasonably warm weather outside to begin laying the first pieces of groundwork for the ice hockey rink in Citizens Bank Park, the transformation of the Phillies clubhouse into the Flyers’ dressing room is in full force.
Ilya Bryzgalov’s nameplate was hung in Roy Halladay’s locker.
Matt Carle’s hockey stick was gently resting on the frame of Ryan Howard’s cubby.