Though the Flyers failed to get out of the first playoff round, coach Dave Hakstol and GM Ron Hextall like the progress the team is making. They had 10 more points than last season.
No, Hextall isn't firing Dave Hakstol. No, he's not looking for any quick fixes. It's time for the Flyers' most devoted followers to … trust the process.
In a bit of a surprise, all of the Flyers' assistants will return next season, GM Ron Hextall said. Another surprise: Hextall does not plan to buy out Jori Lehtera's contract.
Ivan Provorov played the Flyers' final playoff game with a separated left shoulder. Wayne Simmonds played the entire season with a ridiculously long list of major injuries.
The team's biggest star says the players sometimes try too hard when the home fans are too critical.
Ivan Provorov plays like he's 35 on the ice, next season he might act that age off of it, too.
Nolan Patrick improved by leaps and bounds in the season's second half and should be one of the team's future cornerstones.
Flyers goalies were not healthy during their playoff series with Pittsburgh, contributing to the 24 goals they allowed (excluding an empty-netter) in their four losses.
The club president likes the path the Flyers are following under Hextall, who will finally have some cap space in the offseason.
Patrick T. Lanigan Funeral Home & Crematory in East Pittsburgh took to Facebook on Sunday after the Flyers lost to the Pittsburgh Penguins and were eliminated from the Stanley Cup playoffs.
The Flyers sent left winger Oskar Lindblom and defenseman Travis Sanheim to the Phantoms on Monday so they could play in the AHL playoffs. Both starred during earlier stints with the Phantoms this season.
The Big Three came up small again, but it looks like the Flyers are stuck with them … which might not be the worst thing.
As disappointing as the Penguins was, it doesn't crack the Top 5 for worst post-series home handshakes.