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Flyers trade Hartnell; get Umberger in return

Monday, June 23, 2014, 1:24 PM
Increasing the team’s speed up front, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said, was the main factor in trading left wing Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger, a versatile wing who started his career with Philadelphia but spent the last six seasons with Columbus. “Whenever you make a deal, there’s... Read more

Flyers hire Gord Murphy as assistant coach

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 4:03 PM
After moving to a number of different franchises throughout hockey, Gord Murphy is returning to the place where his career began. Flyers general manager Ron Hextall announced on Wednesday that Murphy has been hired as an assistant coach to serve under Craig Berube. Murphy, 47, will coach the Flyers’... Read more

Flyers re-sign Kimmo Timonen

Friday, June 13, 2014, 1:22 PM
After more than a month to ponder an exit strategy from the game, Kimmo Timonen ultimately decided he did not need one. Not right now, anyway. Timonen and the Flyers agreed to a one-year extension on Friday, the team announced. For Timonen, who will turn 40 during next season, it will be his 8th... Read more

Report: Gustafsson signs in Russia

Friday, May 16, 2014, 10:14 AM
Erik Gustafsson will not be returning to the Flyers next season, as the defenseman has signed with Avangard Omsk of Russia's KHL. His departure was first reported by Igor Eronko of Sports.ru, and confirmed by the Flyers later on Friday. General manager Ron Hextall said the team was "disappointed"... Read more

Flyers promote Ron Hextall to general manager, Paul Holmgren to president

Wednesday, May 7, 2014, 9:17 AM
Five days ago, Paul Holmgren scoffed at the idea of giving up his seat as the Flyers' general manager. "Do you think I look 70?" Holmgren barked. "I still feel pretty good. I'm certainly not in any position today where I want to change chairs." It's amazing what five days and a little "coaxing" from... Read more

Lavy named coach of Predators

Tuesday, May 6, 2014, 2:23 PM
Former Flyers coach Peter Laviolette has been hired by the Nashville Predators, becoming their second coach in franchise history. Laviolette coached the Flyers from 2009 until this season, when he was fired just three games into the season. He coached the Flyers to the 2010 Stanley Cup finals. He... Read more

Flyers-Rangers Game 7 preview

Wednesday, April 30, 2014, 1:48 PM
NEW YORK -- The tangible scoring affect may have been negligible, but Craig Berube’s gamble to swap players on his top two lines in an effort to ice a quicker lineup seemed to pay off. Scott Hartnell moved to the second line with Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds. Michael Raffl rose from the... Read more

Mason not ready for Game 3

Monday, April 21, 2014, 12:39 PM
Both Steve Mason and Craig Berube believe the Flyers’ goaltending situation to be cut and dried. There is no guesswork - and in turn, very little intrigue. Mason ruled himself out for Tuesday’s Game 3 against the Rangers, saying he is not fit to even dress as Ray Emery’s backup.... Read more

Were Flyers banking on Mason for Game 2?

Saturday, April 19, 2014, 2:19 PM
NEW YORK -- When Steve Mason declared himself unfit to play for Game 2, he took any guesswork or intrigue out of the Flyers' lineup. He may, however, have given Flyers management at least a little bit of a surprise. Ray Emery will be the Flyers’ starting goaltender on Sunday for Game 2 at Madison... Read more

Video: Flyers falter late in Game 1

Friday, April 18, 2014, 5:41 AM
The Rangers scored three goals in the third period to beat the Flyers 4-1 in Game 1. The Daily News' Frank Seravalli & CineSport's Brian Clark recap the game and discuss Ray Emery's performance. Get the full Frequent Flyers experience at PhillyDailyNews.com. Read more
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