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Chris Pryor, Ron Hextall, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers assistant GM Pryor talks Nolan Patrick, Brian Elliott, young D and more
Flyers assistant GM and director of player personnel Chris Pryor talked a variety of topics on Wednesday looking ahead to the 2017-18 season. By Jordan Hall
Jaromir Jagr, Philadelphia Flyers, Florida Panthers, Jaromir Jagr mullet
End to End: Jaromir Jagr is still available … Flyers?
Future Hall of Famer and former Flyer Jaromir Jagr is still available. Our resident hockey analysts ask, should the Flyers have any interest?
End to End: Should the Flyers pursue David Pastrnak?
With David Pastrnak reportedly available, our resident hockey analysts break down whether the Flyers should target the 21-year-old winger.
NHL Notes: Devils lose Travis Zajac for 4-6 months with pectoral injury
The Devils on Thursday lost top center Travis Zajac to four to six months with a torn left pectoral.
NHL Notes: Oilers sign star Leon Draisaitl to mega 8-year contract
The wait is over in Edmonton, as the Oilers signed Leon Draisaitl to an eight-year contract extension with an AAV of $8.5 million.
Union top fan experience in Philly while Eagles come in last, study says
What's the best fan experience for your buck in Philadelphia? J.D. Power ranks them.
ESPN analyst ranks Flyers' farm system No. 1 in NHL
If you think things are looking up for the Flyers, you're not the only one, as an NHL expert has the team's farm system ranked No. 1 in the NHL.
Michal Neuvirth, Brian Elliott, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Flyers goalies
End to End: How should the Flyers employ their 2-goalie system?
Our resident Flyers analysts are back breaking down the Flyers' two-goalie system and how Dave Hakstol should employ his tandem.
End to End: Expectations for Ivan Provorov in Year 2 with Flyers
After his stellar rookie campaign, what can we expect out of Ivan Provorov in his second season with the Flyers? Our resident hockey pundits discuss.
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
End to End: If Nolan Patrick makes Flyers, where does he best fit?
If Nolan Patrick makes the Flyers, where does he best fit in the lineup? Our resident hockey pundits go End to End on the topic.
Flyers sign 2017 draft picks Frost, Ratcliffe to entry-level contracts
The Flyers on Thursday signed 2017 draft picks Morgan Frost and Isaac Ratcliffe to their entry-level contracts. By Tom Dougherty
Claude Giroux, Wayne Simmonds, Jakub Voracek
Flyers need more offense this season … after all, they're paying for it
For what they're paying at the foward position, the Flyers haven't gotten nearly enough goal production to make it money well spent. By John Boruk
Buffalo Sabres, NHL, Jack Eichel
NHL Notes: Jack Eichel, Sabres reportedly negotiating 8-year contract
Jack Eichel is reportedly in negotiations on a maximum eight-year contract with the Sabres. That and more from around the NHL.
Minnesota Wild, NHL, Mikael Granlund
NHL Notes: Wild agree with Mikael Granlund on 3-year, $17.25 million deal
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including Mikael Granlund and the Wild agreeing to a new three-year, $17.25 million deal
Columbus Blue Jackets, NHL, John Tortorella
NHL Notes: Blue Jackets coach John Tortorella gets 1-year extension
Coach John Tortorella was given a one-year contract extension by the the Blue Jackets. That and more from around the NHL.
Philadelphia Flyers
Going National: Flyers to play 16 games on national TV in 2017-18
NBC on Monday released its 2017-18 national TV schedule and it includes 16 games featuring the Flyers.
Alex Lyon, Anthony Stolarz
End to End: Alex Lyon or Anthony Stolarz, who gets called to Flyers first?
If the Flyers need to call up a goalie this season, who will get the first call — Alex Lyon or Anthony Stolarz? Our hockey analysts discuss.
Travis Sanheim, Phil Myers, Philadelphia Flyers
End to End: Travis Sanheim or Phil Myers, who will see Flyers first?
Between defensive prospects Travis Sanheim and Phil Myers, who will see the Flyers first? Our resident hockey pundits have answers.
Ryan Johansen
Predators sign Ryan Johansen to franchise-record contract
The Predators on Friday locked up stalwart center Ryan Johansen with a franchise-record eight-year, $64 million deal.
Andrei Markov, Montreal Canadiens
Flyers' camp tryout candidate Andrei Markov returning to Russia to play in KHL
Andrei Markov, a possible candidate for a Flyers training camp tryout, has elected to move back to Russia to play in the KHL. By John Boruk
Boston Bruins, NHL, Ryan Spooner
NHL Notes: Bruins, Ryan Spooner avoid arbitration with 1-year deal
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including the Bruins avoiding arbitration with Ryan Spooner by agreeing to a one-year deal.
Terrell Owens, Kris Letang
Former Eagle dusts current Penguin in very important footrace
For some reason, Terrell Owens was working out with Penguins defenseman Kris Letang — and made him look silly. By Christina Betz
NHL Notes: Rangers ink Mika Zibanejad to 5-year extension
The Rangers have inked center Mika Zibanejad to a five-year extension. Here's that and more around the NHL on Tuesday.
Philadelphia Rebels
There's a new game — and Briere — in town: The Philadelphia Rebels
Philadelphia hockey fans can watch Carson Briere and the Rebels, who on Monday announced their move to the city. By John Boruk
NHL Notes: Penguins sign defenseman Brian Dumoulin to 6-year contract
The Penguins on Monday signed Brian Dumoulin to a six-year contract that will pay the defenseman $4.1 million per season. That and more from around the NHL.
Cooper Marody, Brendan Warren
Cooper Marody and Brendan Warren, a 'Go Blue' bond united with Flyers
No longer just Michigan teammates, Cooper Marody and Brendan Warren are dreaming of an NHL future — together with the Flyers. By Jordan Hall
End to End: Discussing expectations for Scott Laughton in 2017-18
Our resident Flyers analysts discuss their 2017-18 expectations for Scott Laughton, who's no longer waiver exempt.
End to End: Breaking down the state of Claude Giroux
Should the Flyers be concerned about Claude Giroux or was 2016-17 an anomaly? Our resident hockey analysts break it down. 
Detroit Red Wings, NHL, Tomas Tatar
NHL Notes: Tomas Tatar, Red Wings agree on deal worth $21.2 million deal
Tomas Tatar reached an agreement on a four-year contract worth $21.2 million with the Red Wings. That and more from around the NHL.
Forget Bobby Ryan, Johnny Gaudreau wants to play for Flyers someday
Forget about Cherry Hill's Bobby Ryan. Carneys Point's Johnny Gaudreau wants to play for the Flyers someday. Sorry, Mike Trout.
Noah Cates, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Noah Cates Flyers
A high school hit, Flyers draft pick Noah Cates now looks ahead
Flyers draft pick Noah Cates became a national hit with an unforgettable goal in high school, but now he has bigger goals ahead. By Jordan Hall
Wake-up Call: Nolan Patrick's on-ice debut delayed
John Boruk has everything you need in Philly sports, including Nolan Patrick's on-ice rehab delayed because of a facial infection, as well as Nick Williams and the Phillies coming home to face the Brewers.
What is the best play in Philly sports history?
Throughout the week, you have picked the top four plays in Philadelphia sports history. Vote below to pick the single best play of the final four.  Watch Philly Sports Talk at 5 p.m. on CSN to see which...
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
How Flyers draft pick Nolan Patrick's injury could have been career-ending
The complexity of core muscle injuries is why Nolan Patrick's issue could have been career-threatening for the Flyers' top pick. By John Boruk
AHL allowing players on minor-league deals to go to Olympics
Players on American Hockey League contracts will be eligible to play in the 2018 Winter Olympics.
Nicolas Aube-Kube
As he enters 2nd AHL season, keep an eye on Flyers prospect Aube-Kubel
Flyers prospect Nicolas Aube-Kubel is more comfortable now in the AHL, which could mean for a rediscovered scoring touch. By Jordan Hall
What's the best play in Flyers history?
Choose the best play in Flyers history and then tune into Philly Sports Talk to see which one grabbed the top spot.
Ivan Kosorenkov, Philadelphia Flyers
Undrafted winger Ivan Kosorenkov to attend Flyers rookie training camp
Undrafted winger Ivan Kosorenkov will attend Flyers rookie training camp, his agent confirmed to on Tuesday. By Jordan Hall
Matthew Strome, Philadelphia Flyers
Always learning and listening, Matthew Strome won't stop with Flyers
With two brothers in the NHL, Flyers draft pick Matthew Strome knows how to take advice — and that should only help his skating. By Jordan Hall
Chicago Blackhawks, NHL, Brian Campbell
NHL Notes: Defenseman Brian Campbell retiring after 17 seasons
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including Blackhawks defenseman Brian Campbell calling it a career after 17 seasons.
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Sidney Crosby
Even Sidney Crosby's little sister pokes fun at him
Sibling rivalries never fade — at least not in the Crosby family, that is. By Mitchell Gladstone
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers sign No. 2 overall pick Nolan Patrick to entry-level contract
The Flyers on Monday signed second overall pick Nolan Patrick to an entry-level contract. By Tom Dougherty 
Phil Myers, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Phil Myers Flyers
Phil Myers, bulked up, pledges this Flyers training camp will be different
With a full summer of training behind him, Phil Myers said this September's training camp will be different than last year's. By Tom Dougherty
Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers
The other 1st-round pick, Morgan Frost can help Flyers, too
Similar to Nolan Patrick, Morgan Frost was a first-round pick of the Flyers that excels by making those around him better. By Jordan Hall
Alex Lyon, Anthony Stolarz
Flyers re-sign RFAs Lyon, Stolarz, setting up intriguing competition in AHL
The Flyers on Saturday night re-signed goalies Alex Lyon and Anthony Stolarz and forward Cole Bardreau. By Tom Dougherty
Nico Hischier, New Jersey Devils, Devils
NHL Notes: Devils sign No. 1 overall pick Hischier to max entry-level contract
The New Jersey Devils on Saturday signed No. 1 overall pick Nico Hischier to the maximum three-year, entry-level contract.
After popping at WJCs, Mikhail Vorobyev sees 'good opportunity' with Phantoms
After breaking onto the scene at the world juniors, Mikhail Vorobyev sees a "good opportunity" in North America with the Phantoms. By Tom Dougherty
Jeremy Roenick, Claude Giroux
Jeremy Roenick on Claude Giroux: 'He lets everything get into his mind'
Jeremy Roenick challenged Claude Giroux on Friday. Ultimately, he wants the Flyers' captain to stop letting "everything get into his mind." By Jordan Hall
Tampa Bay Lightning, NHL, Ondrej Palat
NHL Notes: Lightning re-sign Ondrej Palat to 5-year, $26.5 million deal
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including the Lightning re-signing Ondrej Palat to a five-year, $26.5 million deal.
Travis Sanheim welcomes competition, 'coming to make the Flyers'
If there isn't a spot open on the Flyers' defense for Travis Sanheim in 2017-18, he's ready to make himself one. By Jordan Hall
Flyers re-sign Taylor Leier, who is expected to open season with Phantoms
The Flyers on Friday re-signed restricted free agent Taylor Leier. By Jordan Hall
Carolina Hurricanes, NHL, Peter Karmanos Jr.
NHL Notes: Hurricanes owner considers reported $500 million offer to sell team
Hurricanes owner Peter Karmanos Jr. is considering a reported offer of $500 million to sell the franchise. That and more from around the NHL.
Finally with age group, Flyers prospect German Rubtsov eyeing bigger things
German Rubtsov is eyeing bigger things entering his first full season in North America, but where will he be in 2017-18? By Tom Dougherty
Travis Sanheim, Philadelphia Flyers
Travis Sanheim gives us up-close glimpse of Flyers' AAA Trial on the Isle
Thanks to Travis Sanheim, we got a firsthand look at the Flyers' AAA Trial on the Isle on Wednesday. By Jordan Hall
Carolina Hurricanes, NHL, Jaccob Slavin
NHL Notes: Hurricanes' Jaccob Slavin agrees to 7-year extension
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including Hurricanes defenseman Jaccob Slavin agreeing to a seven-year extension.
The700Level's 4th Annual Philly Sports Awards: The KULPYs
Handing out trite, meaningless honors to the sufficiently decorated professional athletes, coaches and executives in Philadelphia sports.
Carter Hart, Felix Sandstrom, Philadelphia Flyers
Felix Sandstrom, Carter Hart, Flyers' tandem of the future? Count on it
Do the Flyers envision Felix Sandstrom and Carter Hart as their future tandem in net? Bet on that being the case. By Tom Dougherty
Flyers development camp
Notes, quotes and tidbits from Flyers development camp: 3-on-3 tourney day
Tuesday was 3-on-3 tournament day at Flyers development camp. Who impressed, what to make of it and more. By Tom Dougherty and Jordan Hall
Scott Laughton, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers sign Laughton to 2-year deal after 'terrific year' with Phantoms
The Flyers on Tuesday signed center Scott Laughton to a two-year contract extension. By Jordan Hall
Coyotes hire former Flyer Rick Tocchet as head coach
The Arizona Coyotes have hired Rick Tocchet as head coach, turning the team over to a man who helped the Pittsburgh Penguins win the past two Stanley Cup titles.
How teenage goalie prospect Carter Hart is already mentally fit for Flyers' future
Is Carter Hart the Flyers' goalie of the future? The teenager is already mentally fit for the pressure of being in an NHL net. By Tom Dougherty
Dallas Stars, NHL, Radek Faksa
NHL Notes: Radek Faksa re-signs with Stars on 3-year contract
The Stars re-signed center Radek Faksa to a three-year contract worth $6.6 million. That and more news from around the NHL.
On his own time, Oskar Lindblom puts himself right there with Flyers
Knocking on the NHL's door, Oskar Lindblom's ascension into one of the Flyers' most anticipated prospects is a large part of his own. By Jordan Hall
Pascal Laberge, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
Flyers' Laberge out to be 'the real me' following dark days from concussion
After enduring yet another year filled with adversity, Pascal Laberge, 19, hopes to show the Flyers his true self in 2017-18. By Tom Dougherty
Flyers development camp
5 observations from Flyers development camp: Impressive Rubtsov and more
Morgan Frost, German Rubtsov, Ivan Kosorenkov and more in five observations from Flyers development camp on Saturday. By Jordan Hall
Notes, quotes and tidbits from Flyers development camp: Early look, Patrick, more
From Ron Hextall's focus to Nolan Patrick, everything you need to know from Flyers development camp. By Tom Dougherty and Jordan Hall
Kevin Klein, New York Rangers
NHL Notes: Rangers D Kevin Klein retires after 12 seasons
New York Rangers 32-year-old defenseman Kevin Klein has retired after playing parts of 12 seasons in the NHL. That and more from around hockey
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
No more 'sharp, shooting pain,' Nolan Patrick excited to feel like himself again
With the pain of his sports hernia behind him, Flyers rookie Nolan Patrick is excited to feel 100 percent for the first time in a while. By Jordan Hall
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Oskar Lindblom, Morgan Frost, Philippe Myers
The name game: 5 players to watch for 2017 Flyers development camp
Which players should you keep a close eye on as Flyers development camp gets underway? John Boruk breaks down the top prospects to watch.
5 things to know for 2017 Flyers development camp
Flyers development camp starts Friday morning and Jordan Hall has five things know before the organization's prospects hit the ice.
Connor McDavid, Edmonton Oilers, Connor McDavid
NHL Notes: Oilers sign star Connor McDavid to 8-year, $100 million deal
The Oilers have signed star captain Connor McDavid to an eight-year, $100 million deal. That and more from around the NHL.
NHL Notes: Capitals sign Andre Burakovsky to 2-year contract
The Capitals on Tuesday signed right winger Andre Burakovsky to a two-year, $6 million contract.
NHL Notes: Stars ink Alexander Radulov to 5-year deal; Jagr still available
The Stars signed winger Alexander Radulov to a five-year, $31.25 million deal Monday.
Ron Hextall, Chris Pryor, Philadelphia Flyers
Future Flyers Report: A look at what lies ahead in Ron Hextall's plan
While the Flyers' youth movement begins in 2017-18, Ron Hextall's long-term plan isn't nearly complete. A look at what's ahead. By Tom Dougherty
Roman Lyubimov rejects Flyers' qualifying offer, returning to KHL
After one season with the Flyers, Roman Lyubimov is returning home to the KHL. By Matt Bowker
Brian Elliott, Philadelphia Flyers, Jordan Weal, Ron Hextall
5 Flyers free agency observations: Ron Hextall's subtle but smart work
Ron Hextall wasn't too busy in free agency, but the Flyers' GM made subtle but smart moves that won't block the youth movement. By Jordan Hall
Carey Price, Montreal Canadiens, Canadiens
NHL Notes: Canadiens sign goalie Carey Price to 8-year extension
The Montreal Canadiens on Sunday signed goalie Carey Price to an eight-year contract extension that runs through 2025-26.
Ron Hextall: 'Change' main reason Flyers, Steve Mason parted ways
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall on Sunday said the team was looking for a "change" in moving on from Steve Mason. By Greg Paone
NHL Notes: Scott Hartnell signs with Predators
Scott Hartnell on Saturday signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Predators. That and more on NHL free agency.
Brian Elliott, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Calgary Flames
In familiar situation, Brian Elliott welcomes Flyers' platoon with Neuvirth
For Brian Elliott, platoons have been something he's dealt with his entire career. With the Flyers, it'll be no different. By Tom Dougherty
It's official: Flyers sign goalie Brian Elliott to 2-year deal
The Flyers on Saturday signed veteran goalie Brian Elliott to a two-year deal. By Tom Dougherty
Flyers re-sign RFA Mike Vecchione to 2-year deal
The Flyers on Saturday re-signed forward Mike Vecchione to a two-year deal and added to the organizational depth with two AHL signings. By Greg Paone
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Hextall
Fret not, Flyers fans: Nolan Patrick's surgery is no nightmare
Nolan Patrick's surgery was a product of the Flyers' thoroughness before the NHL draft, and that's a positive. By Jordan Hall
NHL, Minnesota Wild, Jason Pominville
NHL Notes: Sabres bring back Jason Pominville in trade with Wild
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including the Sabres making a trade to bring back Jason Pominville.
What's behind Patrick's surgery? Full breakdown & what it means for 2017-18
If you were hoping to see Nolan Patrick take the ice at Flyers' development camp, you're out of luck. By Tom Dougherty and Jordan Hall
Flyers to reportedly sign Brian Elliott; don't intend to block youth in free agency
It appears the Flyers have found their goalie in Brian Elliott, who will reportedly sign a two-year deal with the team Saturday. By Jordan Hall
Scott Hartnell, Columbus Blue Jackets, Philadelphia Flyers
End to End: Should the Flyers consider bringing back Scott Hartnell?
The Blue Jackets on Thursday bought out Scott Hartnell. Is a Hartnell-Flyers reunion really that crazy? Our hockey residents debate.
Jordan Weal, Wayne Simmonds, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers
Jordan Weal's emergence makes Vinny Lecavalier trade look that much sweeter
With Jordan Weal's emergence and extension, the Flyers' trade of Vinny Lecavalier looks like a major coup for Ron Hextall. By Tom Dougherty
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Jordan Weal
Jordan Weal re-signs with Flyers, excited for potential in 2017-18
The Flyers on Thursday night re-signed forward Jordan Weal to a two-year extension, two days before the start of NHL free agency. By Jordan Hall
Jaromir Jagr
Ex-Flyer and ageless legend Jaromir Jagr is killing it on Twitter with free agency
Jaromir Jagr is turning into a must-follow on Twitter as NHL free agency kicks into high gear.
Steve Mason
Agent: Steve Mason will not return to Flyers, sign elsewhere
Steve Mason's time in Philadelphia has ended as he will be playing elsewhere next season, his agent confirmed Thursday. By Tom Dougherty
NHL Notes: Blue Jackets buy out former Flyer Scott Hartnell
The Blue Jackets bought out Scott Hartnell on Thursday, making the veteran an unrestricted free agent. Here's that and more around the NHL.
It sure sounds like Hakstol expects a much larger role for Konecny in Year 2
After being benched three times his rookie season, Travis Konecny appears set for a much larger role in 2017-18. By Tom Dougherty
Antti Niemi, Dallas Stars
Flyers free-agent goalie fits: With current market, is Antti Niemi an option?
Up until July 1, the day free agency begins, we will profile the best goalie options on the market for the Flyers. Today, we look at Antti Niemi.
Patrik Berglund
NHL Notes: Blues lose Patrik Berglund until December after shoulder surgery
The Blues on Wednesday announced they'll be wihtout forward Patrik Berglund until December after surgery on his left shoulder.
Brian Elliott
Flyers free-agent goalie fits: Veteran tandem with Brian Elliott?
Up until July 1, the day free agency begins, we will profile the best goalie options on the market for the Flyers. Today, we look at Brian Elliott.
Flyers free-agent goalie fits: Reunite Bernier with Hextall, Dillabaugh?
Up until July 1, the day free agency begins, we will profile the best goalie options on the market for the Flyers. Today, we look at Jonathan Bernier.
Flyers re-sign defenseman Mark Alt to 1-year, 2-way deal
The Flyers on Tuesday re-signed defenseman Mark Alt to a one-year, two-way deal. By Tim Panaccio
Anthony Stolarz, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers extend qualifying offers to 7 restricted free agents
The Flyers extended qualifying offers on Monday to seven restricted free agents, including Anthony Stolarz, Scott Laughton and Mike Vecchione. By Tim Panaccio
Steve Mason, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers free-agent goalie fits: Bring back Steve Mason?
Up until July 1, the day free agency begins, we will profile the best goalie options on the market for the Flyers, starting with Steve Mason.
Mark Rechhi, Philadelphia Flyers
Former Flyers forward Mark Recchi elected to Hockey Hall of Fame
Mark Recchi was elected to the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday after a 22-year career that included 10 seasons with the Flyers. By Tim Panaccio
Antti Niemi, Dallas Stars
NHL Notes: Stars waive goalie Niemi and intend to buy him out, AP source says
The Dallas Stars have placed goalie Antti Niemi on waivers and intend to buy out the last year of his contract, a source tells the AP. That and more from around the NHL.
Dave Hakstol, Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers
Nolan Patrick to get every chance to make Flyers this fall
Dave Hakstol discussed his evaluation of Flyers draft pick Nolan Patrick and reiterated Ron Hextall's comments on his chance to make the roster. By Tim Panaccio
Brayden Schenn, Philadelphia Flyers
Brayden Schenn 'shocked' by trade, leaves Flyers with 'mixed emotions'
Brayden Schenn said he was "shocked" at being traded to St. Louis, leaving Philly with "mixed emotions" after six years. By Tim Panaccio.
Not a rebuild: Flyers expecting immediate impact from young players
With the trade of Brayden Schenn, GM Ron Hextall admitted the Flyers are getting younger, but refused to call it a rebuild. By Tim Panaccio
Nolan Patrick, Brayden Schenn, Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers
Future Flyers Report: Breaking down Schenn trade and the NHL draft
Nolan Patrick is a Flyer, Brayden Schenn is not and who the heck is Morgan Frost? Tom Dougherty has 10 thoughts on the 2017 NHL draft.
Cayden Primeau ecstatic to join Canadiens' goaltending fraternity
The Flyers didn't draft Cayden Primeau and that's OK with Keith Primeau, who was ecstatic to see Montreal trade up to draft his son. By Tim Panaccio
Matthew Strome, Ron Hextall, Isaac Ratcliffe
Ron Hextall, Flyers follow through with wingers on Day 2 of NHL draft
Ron Hextall and the Flyers wanted to target wingers in the 2017 NHL draft, and they did so Saturday on Day 2. By Tim Panaccio
Hextall doesn't make move for veteran goalie; Mason 'still in the mix'
The Flyers didn't make a move for a veteran goalie but Ron Hextall said impending free agent Steve Mason "is still in the mix." By Tim Panaccio
Isaac Ratcliffe, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers jump to draft 6-6 LW Ratcliffe, who can be 'a force in the future'
The Flyers liked Isaac Ratcliffe so much that they traded three picks to move up and select the big winger at No. 35 overall on Saturday. By Tim Panaccio
Ron Hextall, Chris Pryor, Philadelphia Flyers
2017 NHL draft Day 2: Tracking all of the Flyers' picks
The Flyers finished Day 1 of the NHL draft with a trade and opened Day 2 in the same fashion. Here's how they made out Saturday. By Jordan Hall
Photo Gallery: Meet No. 2 pick Nolan Patrick
With the No. 2 pick in the 2017 NHL draft on Friday, the Flyers selected Brandon Wheat Kings center Nolan Patrick.
Nolan Patrick, Philadelphia Flyers, Ron Hextall
Check all the boxes? Hextall, Flyers know what they have in Patrick
After gathering "a lot of information," Ron Hextall and the Flyers felt strongly in drafting Nolan Patrick with the No. 2 pick Friday. By Tim Panaccio
Morgan Frost, Philadelphia Flyers
Whoops: Morgan Frost deletes harsh tweet about Flyers from past
Flyers draft pick Morgan Frost had a couple critical tweets about the Flyers from the past that quickly resurfaced Friday night.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Nolan Patrick, Jori Lehtera
Ron Hextall on Flyers' logjam of centers: 'Someone has to play the wing'
The Flyers drafted Nolan Patrick No. 2 and acquired Jori Lehtera in a trade, giving them a familiar problem of having a glut of centers. By Tim Panaccio
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Nolan Patrick
Health concerns behind him, Patrick has 'special day' being drafted by Flyers
With health concerns and questions about where he would end up behind him, Nolan Patrick is excited to get started with the Flyers. By Tim Panaccio
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Jori Lehtera, Brayden Schenn, Morgan Frost
Flyers trade Schenn to Blues for No. 27 pick Frost, Lehtera, additional pick
The Flyers shipped Brayden Schenn to the Blues on Friday for the No. 27 pick Morgan Frost, Jori Lehtera and a conditional first-round pick. By Jordan Hall
New Jersey Devils, NHL, Nico Hischier
More NHL Notes: Devils draft Nico Hischier with No. 1 overall pick
The Devils selected Nico Hischier with the No. 1 overall pick in the NHL draft. That and more news from around the NHL.
Philadelphia Flyers, NHL, Nolan Patrick
Flyers select Nolan Patrick with No. 2 overall pick in NHL draft
The speculation of which prospect would fall to No. 2 is over as the Flyers drafted Canadian center Nolan Patrick on Friday night. By Tim Panaccio
Nico Hischier, 2017 NHL draft
U.S. junior team coach recalls the time he witnessed 'electric' Hischier
Nico Hischier, who may fall to the Flyers at No. 2 in the draft, opened eyes when he nearly beat the U.S. in 2017. By Jordan Hall
NHL Notes: Hawks swap Panarin for Saad ; Rangers send Stepan to Coyotes
Just hours before the NHL draft, teams are turning in blockbuster trades.
After Patrick or Hischier at No. 2, Flyers open to trading into late 1st round
The draft doesn't end with Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick. With 11 picks, the Flyers are open to anything. By Tim Panaccio
Dave Hakstol, Philadelphia Flyers, Dave Hakstol Flyers, Flyers
Hextall supports proposed rule change deterring coach's challenges on offsides
Ron Hextall supports a new proposed rule change that will deter coaches from challenging offsides calls. By Tim Panaccio
Ron Hextall, Philadelphia Flyers
Ron Hextall, Flyers could address goalie position with trade at NHL draft
Not only will the Flyers pick at No. 2 overall in the NHL draft this weekend, but Ron Hextall may also acquire a veteran goalie. By Tim Panaccio
Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier, Philadelphia Flyers
Who will fall to Flyers? Patrick, Hischier excited but ready for anything at draft
Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier both know the Flyers by now and are ready for all possibilities at the NHL draft on Friday night. By Tim Panaccio
Bellemare posts heartfelt message to Flyers and their fans
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare posted a photo of himself skating in the orange and black with a big smile on his face with a heartfelt message.
Flyers begin 2017-18 season out West, face Vegas for 1st time in February
The Flyers on Thursday revealed their 2017-18 schedule and they'll begin the season out West and face Vegas for the first time Feb. 11. By Tom Dougherty
NHL Notes: Oilers trade Jordan Eberle to Islanders
The Edmonton Oilers on Thursday traded forward Jordan Eberle to the New York Islanders in one of several big moves in the NHL.
Watch host use Sidney Crosby to mock the Flyers at NHL Awards
The NHL Awards took place last night and that meant making fun of the Philadelphia Flyers.
Dougherty's 2017 Flyers mock draft: More than just No. 2 pick in Rounds 1-4
Will it be Nolan Patrick or Nico Hischier at No. 2? The Devils will make that call for the Flyers, who have seven picks in Rounds 1-4. By Tom Dougherty
Hextall talks Flyers' draft focus, scouting reports on top prospects and more
Ron Hextall believes this year's NHL draft is a good one, headlined by Nico Hischier and Nolan Patrick, but other players, as well. By Tim Panaccio
Hextall: Vegas 'obviously did their homework' on Bellemare
After losing Pierre-Edouard Bellemare Bellemare to Vegas, Ron Hextall said the Golden Knights "obviously did their homework." By Tim Panaccio
Las Vegas Golden Knights, NHL, Marc-Andre Fleury
NHL Notes: Marc-Andre Fleury leads expansion draft selections
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including the Las Vegas Golden Knights announcing their expansion draft picks that were led by goalie Marc-Andre Fleury.
Mark Smith
Flyers give assault victim Mark Smith memorable day at Skate Zone
Shayne Gostisbehere, Anthony Stolarz and the Flyers gave Mark Smith, a recent assault victim, a memorable day at Skate Zone. By Jordan Hall
Pierre-Edouard Bellemare
Vegas selects Flyers' Pierre-Edouard Bellemare in expansion draft
The Flyers lost French forward Pierre-Edouard Bellemare to Vegas in Wednesday night's expansion draft. By Tim Panaccio
Jakub Voracek
Flyers to open on West Coast again; host Capitals in home opener
The Flyers go west to start for the second straight year as they'll open in San Jose before coming home to face the Capitals in the home opener. By Greg Paone
Michal Raffl, Matt Read, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Michal Neuvirth
Logical choices for Vegas as Flyers prepare to lose player in expansion draft
The Flyers will lose a player in Wednesday's expansion draft, and they have many logical candidates for Vegas to pick from. By Tim Panaccio
Marian Hossa
Blackhawks' Marian Hossa to miss 2017-18 season because of skin disorder
Chicago star Marian Hossa will miss the entire 2017-18 season because of a progressive skin disorder that he says won't let him play to his full abilities.
And the Flyers' new jerseys are ... the same?
The NHL and Adidas revealed the league's new set of jerseys Tuesday night and, uh, the Flyers' are pretty much unchanged. By Mitchell Gladstone
Las Vegas Golden Knights, NHL, Fireworks
NHL Notes: Awards, expansion draft collide in Las Vegas
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including the yearly awards show and the expansion draft both colliding in Las Vegas.
With client unprotected, Jordan Weal's agent has talked to Vegas
With the expansion draft looming Wednesday, the Vegas Golden Knights have been in contact with Jordan Weal's agent. By Tim Panaccio
Ron Hextall, Flyers 'expect to hit on late, mid-round picks' in draft
With the rise of 2014 fifth-round pick Oskar Lindblom, Ron Hextall is hoping the Flyers hit on another mid- to late-round pick. By Tim Panaccio
Arizona Coyotes, NHL, Shane Doan
NHL Notes: Coyotes won't offer captain Shane Doan a contract
The Coyotes have decided against offering captain Shane Doan a contract. That and other news from around the NHL.
James Patrick, Nolan Patrick, 2017 NHL draft
Through his uncle's eyes: A glimpse behind Nolan Patrick's story
James Patrick knew early his nephew Nolan was destined for hockey. Now, Nolan's on the verge of the NHL — and maybe the Flyers. By Jordan Hall
Aware of history of No. 2 pick, Hextall, Flyers must hit at NHL draft
Historically, the No. 2 pick has churned out stars but will this year be any different? Flyers GM Ron Hextall is aware they have to his Friday. By Tim Panaccio
Marc-Andre Fleury
Marc-Andre Fleury among players exposed for Vegas NHL expansion draft
Penguins goalie Marc-Andre Fleury led the list of players made available for the Vegas Golden Knights to select in the NHL expansion draft.
Jordan Weal
Despite being unprotected in draft, Weal, Flyers 'not that far off' new deal
Despite being unprotected in the expansion draft, Jordan Weal and the Flyers are "not that far off" on a deal. By Tim Panaccio
Who's going to Vegas? Flyers unveil expansion draft protected list
Who is going to Vegas? Tim Panaccio breaks down the Flyers' protected list and who may be on the move. 
Jordan Weal, Michal Neuvirth, Brandon Manning
With NHL expansion draft looming, who will Flyers protect?
The Flyers' protected list must be submitted by 5 p.m. Saturday, so who will the club not expose in the expansion draft? By Tim Panaccio
Nick Cousins, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers trade Nick Cousins, prospect Merrick Madsen to Coyotes
The Flyers on Friday night traded Nick Cousins and prospect Merrick Madsen to the Coyotes for a 2018 pick and a prospect. By Tim Panaccio
Flyers Notes: Ron Hextall working toward protected list in expansion draft
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has until 5 p.m. Saturday to submit his team's protected list for next week's expansion draft. By Tim Panaccio
NHL Notes: Canadiens acquire Drouin in blockbuster deal with Lightning
The Lightning traded Jonathan Drouin to the Canadiens for prospect Mikhail Sergachev in a blockbuster deal.
Philadelphia Flyers, New York Islanders, Flyers weekly observations
Like Flyers-Islanders? Then the Flyers' preseason schedule is for you
The Flyers released their full preseason schedule Thursday, including four games vs. the Islanders. By Tim Panaccio
Former Flyers head coach Craig Berube back in NHL with St. Louis Blues
Former Flyers coach Craig Berube is back in the NHL with the St. Louis Blues. By Tim Panaccio
Flyers offer another quick tease of new Adidas jerseys
The Flyers offered up another teaser of upcoming changes to their iconic jerseys.
Briere to run day-to-day operations of newly-acquired ECHL team in Maine
Danny Briere will run the day-to-day operations of Comcast Spectacor's newly-acquired ECHL team, the Alaska Aces.
Should they choose to do so, Flyers can now buy out MacDonald, Read
The NHL buyout period opens today, as Tim Panaccio looks at the two candidates the Flyers could choose to buy out.
Cayden Primeau, 2017 NHL draft
Former Flyer Keith Primeau's son Cayden chasing NHL dreams as a goalie
From a young age, NHL prospect Cayden Primeau always wanted to be a goalie — unlike his dad, former Flyer Keith Primeau. By Dhiren Mahiban
Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers to host Islanders in preseason game in Allentown on Sept. 20
For the third straight year, the Flyers will host a preseason game at Allentown's PPL Center, home of the Phantoms. By Tim Panaccio
Buffalo Sabres, NHL
NHL Notes: Sabres hope to hire head coach by early next week
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including the Sabres' hopes to have a new head coach in place by early next week.
Catfish-eating 'Penguins fan' actually a 'Flyers fan'
Sidney Crosby is very good at playing hockey and the Penguins are Stanley Cup champions yet again, much to the chagrin of Flyers fans everywhere. Or so you'd think!
Is a new look coming for the orange and black? Flyers tease new Adidas jerseys
Are big changes on the way to the Flyers' jerseys? The team teased a new look Monday.
Back to back champs: Penguins beat Preds 2-0 for Stanley Cup
Patric Hornqvist's goal at 18:25 won it and the Penguins beat the Predators, 2-0, on Sunday night for their second straight Stanley Cup.
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Nashville Predators
Stanley Cup Final: Penguins aim for Cup repeat in rowdy Nashville
The Penguins will try to repeat as Stanley Cup champions with a Game 6 win Sunday, but will have to overcome the Preds and the rowdy Nashville crowd.
Morgon Frost, Ron Hextall, Matthew Strome
What's after No. 2 overall? A look at 2nd-round draft options for Flyers
It's easy to forget the NHL draft does not end at No. 2 for the Flyers. So, let's take a look at second-round options. By Tom Dougherty
Stanley Cup: Preds leaning on Rinne to force Penguins back to Pittsburgh
The Predators are staying with Pekka Rinne for Game 6 as Nashville looks to send the Penguins back to Pittsburgh and force a Game 7.
End to End: Breaking down Shayne Gostisbehere's contract extension
In the latest End to End, our resident Flyers pundits break down defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere's new contract extension.
Pittsburgh Penguins, MLB, Evgeni Malkin
NHL Notes: Predators know shutting down Penguins' stars not possible every game
The Predators know shutting down the Penguins' stars isn't possible every game. That and more from around the NHL.
Shayne Gostisbehere, Philadelphia Flyers
Gostisbehere fits Flyers' vision moving forward, signs 6-year deal
The Flyers on Friday re-signed defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere, a pending restricted free agent, to a six-year deal. By Tim Panaccio
Kris Knoblauch, Philadelphia Flyers
End to End: Impressions on the Flyers' hiring of Kris Knoblauch
In the latest End to End, our hockey pundits dissect the Flyers' decision to hire Kris Knoblauch as their new power-play coach.
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL
Stanley Cup Final: Penguins smash Predators to move 1 win from title
The Penguins scored early and often in a 6-0 win over the Predators to move one victory away from winning a second straight Stanley Cup.
Kris Knoblauch, Dave Hakstol, Erie Otters, Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers, Flyers hire Kris Knoblauch
Erie GM: 'Forward thinker' Kris Knoblauch great fit for Dave Hakstol, Flyers
Erie GM Dave Brown says Kris Knoblauch (left) is a "forward thinker" who will fix the Flyers' PP and help Dave Hakstol develop kids. By Tim Panaccio
Nolan-Patrick, Brandon Wheat Kings
Flyers Notes: Nolan Patrick meeting, Kris Knoblauch hire, more
Ron Hextall on Wednesday discussed the Flyers' meeting with Nolan Patrick, the hiring of Kris Knoblauch and more. By Tim Panaccio
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Sidney Crosby, Nashville Predators, P.K. Subban
NHL Notes: Penguins regroup while Predators look for road magic in Game 5
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including the Penguins attempting to regroup while the Predators hope to keep their momentum.
Hextall responds to Barkley: 'There's a mutual respect there'
Charles Barkley recently called Ron Hextall his favorite hockey player of all-time. Hexy responded today with mutual admiration. 
Kris Knoblauch, Philadelphia Flyers
Flyers hire Kris Knoblauch as assistant coach to replace fired Joe Mullen
The Flyers on Wednesday hired Kris Knoblauch as an assistant coach, replacing Joey Mullen, who was fired in April. By Tim Panaccio
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL
NHL Notes: Penguins remain upbeat despite going winless in Nashville
The Penguins aren't discouraged despite losing Games 3 and 4 of the Stanley Cup Final in Nashville. That and other news from the NHL.
For Flyers, highly-touted forward Gabe Vilardi offers another option
Growing up the son of immigrant parents, Gabriel Vilardi, a top-five NHL draft prospect, prides his game on hard work. By Dhiren Mahiban
Nashville Predators, NHL, Viktor Arvidsson, Mike Fisher
Stanley Cup Final: Predators handle Penguins to even series at 2-2
The Predators took care of business again in front of a raucous home crowd for a 4-1 win over the Penguins to even the Stanley Cup Final at 2-2.
End to End: Expectations for Oskar Lindblom in 2017-18
Our hockey pundits discuss their expectations for Oskar Lindblom in 2017-18 after the winger signed his entry-level contract last week.
Stanley Cup Final: Preds answer Subban's guarantee, rout Pens in Game 3
P.K. Subban (not pictured) guaranteed a Game 3 win and the Predators on Saturday night delivered with a 5-1 drubbing of the Penguins.
End to End: What to make of Flyers' not signing Samuel Dove-McFalls?
In the latest End to End, our hockey pundits break down the Flyers' decision to not sign 2015 draft pick Samuel Dove-McFalls.
Nashville Predators, NHL, P.K. Subban, Pittsburgh Penguins, Sidney Crosby
NHL Notes: Penguins, Predators face unusual amount of time off in Stanley Cup Final
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including the Penguins and Predators facing an unusual amount of time off during the Stanley Cup Final.
Nolan Patrick
Possible Flyers pick Patrick opens up about injury history, mindset at combine
Nolan Patrick, who could be the Flyers' draft pick at No. 2, talked his health, mindset and more on Friday at the NHL combine. By Jonah Bronstein
Flyers Notes: GM Ron Hextall hoping to find talent late in draft
The NHL Scouting Combine is underway but Ron Hextall is already back in town, hoping to find talent in the draft's later rounds. By Tim Panaccio
Nashville Predators, NHL, P.K. Subban
NHL Notes: P.K. Subban guarantees Predators will win Game 3 of Stanley Cup Final
We look at some news and notes from around the NHL, including P.K. Subban guaranteeing the Predators will win Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.
Flyers prospect Samuel Dove-McFalls is free agent, can re-enter draft
The Flyers chose to not sign prospect Samuel Dove-McFalls, who becomes a free agent and can re-enter the NHL draft. By Tim Panaccio
Nolan-Patrick, Brandon Wheat Kings
Top prospect Nolan Patrick fully cleared as NHL combine set to begin
Nolan Patrick has been medically cleared for fitness testing in time for this weekend's NHL Scouting Combine. By Tim Panaccio
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Evgeni Malkin
Stanley Cup Final: Penguins explode in 3rd period for 2-0 series lead
The Penguins scored three goals during the third period for a 4-1 win over the Predators and a 2-0 series lead in the Stanley Cup Final.
The Museum of Sports
Museum of Sports is Lou Scheinfeld's next South Philly 'labor of love'
Lou Scheinfeld had a hand in building the Spectrum and XFINITY Live! His next endeavor: The Museum of Sports, a Philly sports treasure trove. By John Boruk
Pittsburgh Penguins, NHL, Nashville Predators
NHL Notes: Penguins wary, Predators confident ahead of Game 2
The Penguins and Predators have different mindsets heading into Game 2 of the Stanley Cup Final. That and more from around the NHL.
Flyers sign forward prospect Oskar Lindblom to entry-level deal
The Flyers on Tuesday inked Swedish forward Oskar Lindblom, a 2014 fifth-round pick, to an entry-level deal. By Tim Panaccio
Stanley Cup Final: Pens come alive late in third to steal Game 1 vs. Preds
The Penguins shook off a 37-minute stretch without a shot to steal Game 1 from the dominant Preds, 5-3.
End to End: Who's better fit for Flyers, Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick?
Who would be a better fit for the Flyers, Nico Hischier or Nolan Patrick? Our resident Flyers analysts break it down.
End to End: Our Stanley Cup Final and Conn Smythe predictions
Our resident Flyers analysts offer their Stanley Cup Final and Conn Smythe Trophy predictions ahead of the Penguins-Predators series.
As Flyers do homework, Hischier recounts meteoric rise in draft stock
Nico Hischier, a possibility for the Flyers at No. 2 overall, recounts his meteoric rise in the hockey world. By Dhiren Mahiban
A healthy Patrick to Flyers? 'He won't let anybody down,' Brandon GM says
Brandon Wheat Kings GM Grant Armstrong said a healthy Nolan Patrick would be an elite, difference-making talent for the Flyers. By Jordan Hall
End to End: Is it really a 2-player race atop the NHL draft?
We've heard a lot about Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier, but could someone else sneak into the top two? Our Flyers analysts discuss.
Nolan-Patrick, Brandon Wheat Kings
Top NHL draft prospects Nolan Patrick, Nico Hischier get CHL awards
Nolan Patrick and Nico Hischier, the projected top two picks in the 2017 NHL draft and one is projected to be a Flyer, Saturday won CHL awards. By Tom Dougherty
Vegas Golden Knights
End to End: Who will Flyers protect, lose in expansion draft?
In the latest End to End, our resident hockey pundits dissect who the Flyers might protect and lose in the June expansion draft.
PST Podcast: Bad Blood
This week on the PST Podcast, Michael Barkann and Dan Roche talk about the bad blood in the NFC East and they rank the most hated teams outside of Philadelphia.
Nashville Predators, NHL, P.K. Subban
NHL Notes: Predators' P.K. Subban rides whirlwind to Stanley Cup Final
Predators star defenseman P.K. Subban has had an interesting journey to the Stanley Cup Final. That and other news from around the NHL.