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Broad Street Hockey Dec 13, 2019
BSH Radio #236: Trying to smash that injury bug

BSH Radio #236: Trying to smash that injury bug

Photo by Matthew Stockman/ In which the gang breaks down all the ways this team can get better with top talent sidelined. It’s been a slow week, games-wise, for the Flyers, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have much to talk about. From Sean Couturier’s dominance to JVR’s... opposite of that, the gang covers the important stuff, as always. In addition to Coots and The Pigeon, there’s some debate about what this lineup looks like, ideally, with top guys like Konecny and Lindblom out, as well as a look at Justin Braun’s play by the numbers and why the addition of him to the...
Broad Street Hockey Dec 3, 2019
The Flyers really need to figure out the third pair

The Flyers really need to figure out the third pair

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via At a time where the Flyers have arguably the most stable top-4 on defense that they’ve had in a while, the bottom pair needs to be much better. On Monday, Brad wrote a great piece looking at and, ultimately, praising the seasons had so far by the two veteran defensemen that Chuck Fletcher brought in this past offseason, in trades that many (including, full disclosure, yours truly) believed at the time that the Flyers got the short end of. Those two guys — Matt Niskanen and Justin Braun, of course — have stabilized a top-4 that includes a pure...
Broad Street Hockey Dec 3, 2019
Tuesday Morning Fly By: Call it a real test?

Tuesday Morning Fly By: Call it a real test?

Nick Turchiaro-USA TODAY Sports Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *It’s the Leafs again tonight, and they’re better than they were last time on account of being rid of their asshole of a coach. So, this will be a tough one for the Flyers. Hart in net. Get it boys. [Inquirer] *Matt Niskanen and Justin Braun are making Chuck Fletcher, about whom there was some consternation this offseason, look pretty dang smart. [BSH] *Charlie has some thoughts on the state of the team heading into tonight’s game. [The Athletic] *Despite a...
Broad Street Hockey Dec 2, 2019
Matt Niskanen, Justin Braun proving Chuck Fletcher right

Matt Niskanen, Justin Braun proving Chuck Fletcher right

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The two biggest trades during the Flyers’ off-season seem to have paid off. In an effort to improve team defense, over the Summer Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher sought out veteran players who had the reputation of being reliable in their own zone. Specifically, on defense. This led to trades with both the Washington Capitals, and San Jose Sharks, that saw the team acquire Matt Niskanen, and Justin Braun. While there was a contingent of backers, both trades were criticized at the time, with one of the more prevailing thoughts being that team added...

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