Sunday, May 24, 2015

Flyers sign another KHL player

Thursday, May 21, 2015, 11:44 AM
For the second straight day, the Flyers signed a player from Russia's KHL. They added speedy 5-foot-11, 188-pound free-agent right winger Aaron Palushaj, a Michigan native, on Thursday. Palushaj, 25, had played 68 NHL games earlier in his career. He split last season between two KHL teams, collecting... Read more

Flyers sign Russian defenseman Medvedev

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 1:11 PM
After yet another World Championship, the Flyers seem to have found an international addition to their roster. The Flyers signed Russian defenseman Yevgeni Medvedev to a one-year deal on Wednesday, already upping their total number of defensemen to eight for the upcoming season - not including restricted... Read more

Flyers sign D-man from KHL

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, 12:58 PM
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said he improved his crowded defense and its speed Wednesday by signing free-agent Yevgeni Medvedev, a three-time KHL all-star in Russia. The 6-foot-3, 187-pound Russian will be playing in the NHL for the first time after spending his career in the Russian Elite... Read more

Thirty days hath no head coach ...

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, 3:53 AM
It took the Flyers 31 days after firing Craig Berube to find the 19th head coach in their history, which seems like a long time until you consider that just two years ago, their Wells Fargo Arena co-tenant took nearly four times that to find one. While Brett Brown may have actually had the Sixers'... Read more

Surprise, surprise: Flyers hire off-the-radar Hakstol as coach

Monday, May 18, 2015, 9:57 AM
There were lots of big-name coaches available, including Mike Babcock, Dan Bylsma and Todd McLellan. Instead, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall went with a relative unknown to most NHL fans, naming the University of North Dakota's Dave Hakstol as the franchise's 19th coach on Monday. Hakstol, 46... Read more

Flyers hire Dave Hakstol as head coach

Monday, May 18, 2015, 9:36 AM
In a move that shocked the hockey world, the Flyers announced Dave Hakstol was hired on Monday to be the 19th head coach in team history, ending a 31-day coaching search after Craig Berube was fired in April. Hakstol, 46, spent the last 11 seasons as head coach at the University of North Dakota. While... Read more

Flyers' Giroux, Couturier help Canada win title; Babcock nears decision

Monday, May 18, 2015, 1:14 AM
Flyers centers Claude Giroux and Sean Couturier played major roles as Team Canada was perfect in Prague, going 10-0 and winning the IIHF world championship Sunday with a surprisingly easy 6-1 win over defending champion Russia. Giroux, the Flyers’ captain, had a goal and a breathtaking assist... Read more

Babcock close to a decision; will he visit Flyers next week?

Friday, May 15, 2015, 11:33 PM
Detroit coach Mike Babcock, who is being courted by a handful of teams, told TSN he wants to decide his future by Wednesday. In an interview Friday with Darren Dreger at the World Championships in Prague, Babcock said: “There’s no better job (available), there’s a different job,... Read more

The Broad View: Don't count on Mike Babcock

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 1:59 PM
Many assume Ron Hextall's top head coach candidate is Detroit's Mike Babcock. On today's The Broad View, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski tempers the expectations of some Flyers fans. Read more

Discovery Channel delivers sick burn on Penguins

Thursday, May 14, 2015, 12:51 PM
It was a normal day on Twitter. As they often do, the Discovery Channel was tweeting out some animal facts they felt like you'd enjoying knowing. In this case, it was that "on average, emperor penguins grow to be 3.8 feet tall." The Pittsburgh Penguins, as they are known to do, elbowed their way into... Read more
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