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13 hours ago
Flyers continue signing RFAs and extend forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Flyers continue signing RFAs and extend forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel

The 23 year old forward will be a Flyer for one more year As of the 16th of July, in the year two-thousand and nineteen, the Flyers have not reached an agreement with either Travis Konecny or Ivan Provorov on a new contract. However, today, they did re-sign somebody whom they hope will contribute next season. The Flyers announced this afternoon that they signed Nicolas Aube-Kubel to a one year, two-way contract worth an AAV of $700K. NAK is back! ✍️ https://t.co/7qZb79EKEt— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 16, 2019 Aube-Kubel scored 30 points in 54 games with the Lehigh...
15 hours ago
How concerning is the Flyers’ goaltending situation heading into 2019-20?

How concerning is the Flyers’ goaltending situation heading into 2019-20?

Yeah Carter Hart is a wunderkind, but a soon-to-be 21-year-old with just 31 games of NHL experience. There’s a bit more excitement about the Flyers heading into 2019-20, but there’s also a massive elephant in the room —and a familiar one to the franchise. Yep, we’re gonna talk about goaltending. On the surface, there shouldn’t be an issue here given that prodigal son Carter Hart burst onto the scene a year ago and held his own for the most part as a 20-year-old. Hart more than held his own, given the circumstances, and ended up being the Flyers’ best goalie with team-best...
19 hours ago
Tuesday Morning Fly By: Let’s all go to the shore

Tuesday Morning Fly By: Let’s all go to the shore

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *Bored yet? Whatever; the Flyers still need to sign Ivan Provorov and Travis Konency, so that’ll happen at some point. Eventually. Hopefully. Here’s what is up with that. [NBC Sports Philly] *Paul Holmgren’s retirement may seem like a stand-alone event, but if you think about it, everything that has happened to this team over the last year is pretty intertwined. [BSH] *And in that vein, Bill Meltzer penned a pretty lovely article about his own personal feelings about Homer’s retirement....
Jul 15, 2019
The firing of Ron Hextall and the retirement of Paul Holmgren are connected

The firing of Ron Hextall and the retirement of Paul Holmgren are connected

Some context to the chaos from the end of November. The news about Ron Hextall being fired on the morning of November 26, 2018 was a shock to everyone — most around Flyers fandom were expecting head coach Dave Hakstol to be the first casualty of the slow start. But, alas, it was in fact the General Manager that received his pink slip first. Last week the Flyers announced that Paul Holmgren was going to retire and take on an advisory role. Why am I putting both of these sentences in the same paragraph? Well, as the headline suggests, they are connected. In the days between Ron Hextall’s...
Jul 15, 2019
Photo Gallery: Gritty

Photo Gallery: Gritty

The mascot, the myth, the legend Gritty. From his birth, the beloved orange...creature was a hit after 24 hours of hatred and terror. It all started with a tweet threatening the Penguins mascot Iceburgh to “Sleep with one eye open, bird,” and we jumped right onboard with Gritty’s antics. Highlights from Gritty’s debut year range from national television, tossing popcorn all over visiting fans, and streaking naked during the Stadium Series (Stay salty, Bailey). We now embrace this mascot in true Philadelphian style: on shirts, memes, merchandise, and politics.
Jul 15, 2019
Monday Morning Fly By: Scoot Loot

Monday Morning Fly By: Scoot Loot

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… * ICYMI, the Flyers extended Scott Laughton to a two year $2.3M contract late Friday afternoon. [BSH] * Somehow, free agent defenseman Jake Gardiner is still just that, a free agent. The team that does eventually sign him will most likely be getting the steal of the 2019 free agent class. [Pro Hockey Talk] * Drew decided to take a look at the Flyers current salary cap situation, and how it may not be as bad as some may think. [BSH] * Sticking with the BSH theme, Mike went over the Flyers additions on...
Jul 12, 2019
Flyers sign Scott Laughton to extension

Flyers sign Scott Laughton to extension

One of the key RFA’s is done as the Flyers get their utility knife locked up for the next two years. The Flyers have taken care of one of their pending restricted free agents. Scott Laughton has been signed to a two-year contract extension worth an average annual value of $2.3 million, according to newly minted Flyers President and General Manager Chuck Fletcher. DONE DEAL: @Laughts21 and the #Flyers have agreed to a two-year contract extension ($2.3 million AAV). https://t.co/wb1KAzvi7S— Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 12, 2019 Laughton, 25, set career-highs in goals with...
Jul 12, 2019
The Flyers and the salary cap

The Flyers and the salary cap

While not ideal, their situation may not be as gloomy as thought The Flyers had one of the best cap situations going into this offseason. They had money to spend, and had plans of re-signing key RFA players and snagging some free agents. The notion, and eventual reality, that Chuck Fletcher and the Flyers were going to spend this offseason was not a surprise to anybody. However, after the addition of Justin Braun, Matt Niskanen, and Kevin Hayes, many fans were left in a state of confusion, bewildered with anger over the state the team was now left in after Fletcher’s shopping spree. The...
Jul 12, 2019
Will the Flyers’ new additions on defense actually be markedly better?

Will the Flyers’ new additions on defense actually be markedly better?

GM Chuck Fletcher is banking that a pair of veteran additions, and a coaching staff shakeup will be the remedy for the blue line blues. The Flyers moved fast in remaking their blue line since the end of last season, but will the changes actually make the unit better or are we headed for more of the same this year. In all there aren’t too many changes coming on the back end, but GM Chuck Fletcher did swap out Radko Gudas for Matt Niskanen in a trade with the Capitals, and then acquired Justin Braun for a pair of draft picks just prior to the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. There was also some...
Jul 12, 2019
2018-19 Player Review: Michael Raffl

2018-19 Player Review: Michael Raffl

He’s definitely on the Flyers. Through his first six seasons with the Philadelphia Flyers we know what to expect out of Michael Raffl. He’s not going to produce many points or create many awe-inspiring offensive plays, but he’s an adequate bottom-six forward that can drive play and jump up to provide a fine third wheel for a top-six line. For the 2018-19 campaign, however, Raffl not only failed to produce offensively but he also had terrible play-driving numbers. Fortunately for the undrafted winger there’s no reason he can’t bounce back in 2019-20 now that it’s expected he’ll...
Jul 12, 2019
Yup, it’s definitely July

Yup, it’s definitely July

Make no Bones about it, we talked about Dave Boreanaz. Steve and Craig discuss the possibility of Scott Laughton going to arbitration. The two also discuss Chinese food, Bleacher Report’s deleted USWNT tweet, and how the Florida Panthers haven’t won a playoff series in awhile. Make sure to follow us on twitter @Flyperbole and @Sports_Are_Bad. Also follow @BSH_Radio and don’t forget to rate us on iTunes! You can find the entire Broad Street Hockey audio offerings in the following places: iTunes, Stitcher, Google Podcasts, Spotify, and RSS.
Jul 12, 2019
Friday Morning Fly By: Oh hey, something happened

Friday Morning Fly By: Oh hey, something happened

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *Paul Holmgren has switched jobs again, this time essentially retiring and anointing himself Senior Advisor. Good for him, work is for the birds. [BSH] *And here’s the official release, from the team. [Flyers] *Besides Nolan Patrick, the 2017 draft class for the Flyers produced some pretty exciting prospects. When should we expect to see them with the big boys? [BSH] *Carter Hart continues to demonstrate that he is an absolutely remarkable young man. [NBC Sports Philly] *Speaking of remarkable,...
Jul 11, 2019
Paul Holmgren transitions to Senior Advisor role

Paul Holmgren transitions to Senior Advisor role

He has done a variety of things for the Flyers over the years including coach, general manager, and president. According to the Philadelphia Flyers, Paul Holmgren will be switching roles from Flyers’ President to serve as Senior Advisor to Governor of the team Dave Scott and general manager Chuck Fletcher. This move also means Fletcher reports directly to Scott as well as takes on the new title of President of Hockey Operations and General Manager for the team. Longtime Philadelphia Flyers senior executive Paul Holmgren will take on a new role as Senior Advisor to Dave Scott,...
Jul 11, 2019
2018-19 Player Review: Philippe Myers, at long last

2018-19 Player Review: Philippe Myers, at long last

More prospects getting their chance. This year was finally the year, gang. After hyping up Philippe Myers for years, for hearing about him as this highly touted prospect and waiting for him to finally be ready to break into the NHL, this season, he finally got his chance. He came in to training camp and started strong but sort of lost some steam, and Andrew MacDonald coming back from injury much, much earlier than anticipated all but pushed him back to the Phantoms to start the season. But after a strong first half of the season, he worked himself into the “first call-up” position, And...
Jul 11, 2019
When can we expect the players from the Flyers 2017 Draft Class to make the NHL?

When can we expect the players from the Flyers 2017 Draft Class to make the NHL?

While Nolan Patrick is already here, there are a ton of interesting names that could be soon on their way. The other day we got to check in on the 2016 draft class (insert link to Johan’s second article), but its crazy to think we are now two years removed from the 2017 NHL Entry Draft (you know, when the Flyers moved from 13th to 2nd in the draft lottery). The Flyers drafted some kid by the name of Nolan J. Patrick with that pick and started him in the NHL immediately. Reviews have been mixed, but there is still hope that he turns into a legitimate second-line center threat. Alas, not...