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Archive: April, 2013

Flyers to draft 11th

Monday, April 29, 2013, 8:36 PM
Forget about defenseman Seth Jones being a member of the Flyers. The Flyers did not win the draft lottery _ a.k.a. the Jones Sweepstakes_ Monday night and will still select 11th on June 30. The last time the Flyers had the 11th overall pick was in 2003, when they chose Jeff Carter. Colorado won... Read more

Laviolette will return to Flyers next season

Sunday, April 28, 2013, 4:29 PM
Peter Laviolette will remain as the Flyers coach, GM Paul Holmgren announced on Sunday. Holmgren had said he would evaluate the coach after the season. He announced at an end-of-year news conference that Laviolette will be back. Laviolette has two years remaining on his contract. The Flyers went... Read more

Flyers' Akeson scores in NHL debut, salutes his inspiring mom

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 11:04 PM
OTTAWA _ There were lots of feel-good elements to the Flyers’ season-ending 2-1 win in Ottawa on Saturday night. At the top of the list: Jason Akeson scored in his NHL debut and afterward said his mother, who has overcome cancer, was his inspiration. Akeson, a 5-foot-10, 190-pound winger who... Read more

Holmgren erupts when asked about Lavy's future with Flyers

Saturday, April 27, 2013, 6:40 PM
OTTAWA - The Flyers will end their disappointing season Saturday night in Ottawa. The question is, will it also be the end of the Peter Laviolette era? General manager Paul Holmgren would not say definitively, but again hinted strongly that the coach will return. Holmgren apparently wants to wait... Read more

Makeshift defense aiding Flyers

Friday, April 26, 2013, 1:00 PM
Maybe it's because they are hungrier and playing with more passion than their predecessors. Or maybe it's partly because their recent opponents - most of which have already clinched playoff spots - seemed to be going through the motions. Whatever the reason, the Flyers' young, no-name defense has... Read more

Flyers' chances dwindling in draft lottery

Thursday, April 25, 2013, 8:35 AM
By winning four of their last five games, the Flyers have decreased their odds of winning the draft lottery and getting the No. 1 overall pick. The lottery will be held Monday and televised on the NBC Sports Network at 8.p.m. The Flyers (21-22-3) now have the NHL’s eighth-worst record with... Read more

Briere could be playing his Flyers home finale; Bryz praises Mason

Wednesday, April 24, 2013, 2:09 PM
If Danny Briere is emotional about the possibility of playing his last home game in a Flyers uniform on Thursday night, he isn’t showing it. Because of his high cap hit _ $6.5 million per year _ the Flyers’ 35-year-old forward is expected to be bought out or traded after the season. If... Read more

Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen sidelined for season

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 1:09 PM
Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen will miss the final three games with a compression fracture in his right foot. “Kimmo will be fully recovered in four to five weeks,” Flyers general Paul Holmgren said in a statement released by the team. This season the 38-year-old Timonen has appeared... Read more

Lauridsen, Flyers' patchwork D contribute to win

Tuesday, April 23, 2013, 11:49 PM
The Flyers’ makeshift defense - Luke Schenn is the only regular D-man left standing from early in the season - contributed to their 5-2 upset of the Boston Bruins on Tuesday at the Wells Fargo Center. Schenn, naturally, led the way. He had eight hits, blocked four shots, collected an assist... Read more

Video: Current Flyers talk about former teammate Jaromir Jagr, now with the Bruins

Monday, April 22, 2013, 6:03 PM
Current Flyers players talk about former teammate Jaromir Jagr, who they face Tuesday night when the Boston Bruins come to town. Marc Narducci of the Inquirer has more. Read more
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