12:23 PM EST, Wed December 07, 2022
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BSH prospect report: Big week for Boston

BSH prospect report: Big week for Boston

Photo by Richard T Gagnon/ And World Junior camp invites abound. We’ll kick things off with the news of the week. First up, World Junior camps are just around the corner, and the Flyers have a couple of prospects who we already know will be attending their nations’. Unsurprisingly, Cutter Gauthier was invited to the United States’ camp, and a little more surprisingly, Ethan Samson was invited to Canada’s. Gauthier should be pretty close to a lock for the American team, and while Samson has a bit more of an outside chance of making the Canadian team, it does...
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Wednesday Morning Fly By: One more at home before we hit the road

Wednesday Morning Fly By: One more at home before we hit the road

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *The Flyers will be playing the Washington Capitals tonight, their last home game for the next ten days. One assumes they’ll have some jump after defeating the Champs Monday night, but they might get a little jump from this, too: Tortorella sounded optimistic that JvR would be cleared for Wednesday's game. Still needs to get the final go-ahead, but he seemed optimistic.— Charlie O'Connor (@charlieo_conn) December 6,...
Dec 6, 2022
Tuesday Morning Fly By: By the skin of their teeth

Tuesday Morning Fly By: By the skin of their teeth

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *Yes, the Flyers beat the reigning Stanley Cup champs. No, we have not slipped into the Twilight Zone (we’re pretty sure). [BSH] *Hey here’s some good news: James van Riemsdyk may be back soon. [NBCSP] *The results may not be coming for them, but John Tortorella is liking how things are trending for the Flyers. [Flyers] *USA Hockey released their World Junior preliminary roster yesterday, and it shouldn’t come as much of a surprise,...
Dec 5, 2022
Flyers survive late Colorado push for upset victory

Flyers survive late Colorado push for upset victory

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ Never a doubt with this team, eh? A team just a week removed from a 10-game losing streak that has lost 12 of its last 13 tilts is rarely expected to contend with a squad as strong as the Colorado Avalanche. But when the defending Stanley Cup champions entered Wells Fargo Arena Monday night, the Philadelphia Flyers put together as strong an effort as one could hope to see from a badly struggling club. The Flyers took down the Avs 5-3 to earn their ninth win of the season Monday night, giving them 23 points through their first 26 games of the...
Dec 5, 2022
Flyers vs. Avalanche game thread

Flyers vs. Avalanche game thread

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via This may not go well. Philadelphia Flyers vs. Colorado Avalanche Game 26 of 82 7:00 p.m. ET Enemy Lines: Mile High Hockey Pre-Game Reading/Listening: Today’s game preview. The BSH Power Rankings for this week, featuring a very normal amount of hockey discussion. How to Watch and Listen: On local TV via NBC Sports Philadelphia On radio via 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Lineups: Philadelphia Flyers: It appears, per Charlie O’Connor, that the only change we should expect today is Tanner Laczynski coming in for Max Willman. Unsure what...
Dec 5, 2022
Preview: Flyers host Avalanche, hoping to not die

Preview: Flyers host Avalanche, hoping to not die

Photo by Michael Martin/NHLI via Hold on for dear life. Oh no. Please, no. Not this matchup right now. A Philadelphia Flyers team that has lost 12 of their last 13 games is about to face the reigning Stanley Cup champions for the first time this season. If we had to think of any analogy to get a guttural reaction for what this game might just end up being like, it might just be an owner of a Ferrari really egging on a person in a 1992 Miata that has one headlight working and something leaking out of it, to a drag race. The Colorado Avalanche are not the perfect team...
Dec 5, 2022
Monday Morning Fly By: Let’s go streaking (bad)

Monday Morning Fly By: Let’s go streaking (bad)

Photo by Gregory Fisher/Icon Sportswire via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *The Colorado Avalanche are in town, and given the state of the Flyers, it should be a real fun one! Although, to be fair, the Flyers kind of sort of took it to the New Jersey Devils this weekend and they’re very good. Sure they lost, but they were pretty close to not losing! In case you missed the game: [BSH] *Noah Cates continues to be one of the Flyers nearly always doing the right thing on the ice and John...
Dec 4, 2022
Introducing the BSH Weekly Power Rankings, week of 11/28/22

Introducing the BSH Weekly Power Rankings, week of 11/28/22

Photo by Kevin Winter/ Our top five and bottom five from the past seven days. Have you ever wondered what is good and what is bad? Do you wish that someone could compile all the data to create a list that proves it? Well, I’m here to introduce you to the Weekly Power Rankings–a definitive list of what’s good and what’s bad in the BSH-verse this week. TOP FIVE 1. Travis Konecny Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports Debuting at our top spot, TK returned to the lineup for the first time in six games and picked up where he left off, scoring the only...
Dec 3, 2022
Devils 3, Flyers 2: Flyers win another shot battle and lose another game

Devils 3, Flyers 2: Flyers win another shot battle and lose another game

Kyle Ross-USA TODAY Sports This one would’ve felt good. The Philadelphia Flyers could not repeat their season-opening home win over the New Jersey Devils, this time falling 3-2 in the Devils’ 11th consecutive road win. The big bad Devils, coming into this game with all the hype and the NHL-lead in standings points, didn’t look all that big or bad. Maybe playing the Flyers in Philadelphia is their kryptonite; maybe they were just due for an off-night; or maybe they are good but not as good as their season-to-date has been. Even though the Flyers didn’t pull out...
Dec 3, 2022
Flyers vs. Devils game thread

Flyers vs. Devils game thread

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ The Devils are good again and everything is pain. Philadelphia Flyers vs. New Jersey Devils Game 25 of 82 7:00 p.m. ET Enemy Lines: All About The Jersey Pre-Game Reading/Listening: Today’s game preview. Not everything is terrible? Could have fooled me! This week’s Flyperbole, featuring less Flyers talk than usual (hopefully to everyone’s approval!). How to Watch and Listen: On local TV via NBC Sports Philadelphia On radio via 97.5 The Fanatic Projected Lineups: Philadelphia Flyers: The lines below were run at practice yesterday per...
Dec 3, 2022
Flyers face big test in red hot New Jersey Devils

Flyers face big test in red hot New Jersey Devils

Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/ The Flyers are one of the only teams to beat the Devils...somehow. Whenever a big Metropolitan Division opponent comes into town, it’s a big night. When it’s the New Jersey Devils, it’s an even bigger one. The Devils are very good, to say the least. They sit atop the Metro Division with a 19-4-1 record and are coming off of an overtime loss in an overall thrilling game against the Nashville Predators. The Philadelphia Flyers are one of the four teams to have beaten the Devils in regulation so far this season, which happened in both...
Dec 2, 2022
Flyperbole: A.I. Artificial Idiot

Flyperbole: A.I. Artificial Idiot

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports The guys search for Meat Read. This podcast is up and down, like a toilet seat. This podcast was mocked by Jack Edwards for eating too many meals in a given day. This podcast spent a shocking amount of time trying to get an A.I. to generate an image of Meat Read. This podcast also spoke shockingly little time discussing a 10 game Philadelphia Flyers losing streak, because the handsome and wonderful hosts have become so desensitized to double digit losing streaks from the orange and black. This was recorded before the Flyers-Lightning...
Dec 2, 2022
4 stats to feel better about the Flyers

4 stats to feel better about the Flyers

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via We all need some optimism right now. Being optimistic is extremely hard, especially if you are a fan of the Philadelphia Flyers. While the whole team is going through a miserable 2022-23 season, we can still try to find some sparks of joy and reasons to watch some games. Some players have become their old selves, and are among the best in the league in some categories, and others just make the entertainment value shoot up. Overall, following and watching this team is not a pleasant experience, but we can at least gather and harvest some...
Dec 2, 2022
Friday Morning Fly By: That’s more like it

Friday Morning Fly By: That’s more like it

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *After a brief foray into the idea of winning hockey games, the Flyers are back to normal, getting absolutely bodied by the Tampa Bay Lightning at home last night. As the gods intended. RECAP! *Chuck Fletcher put himself in front of a microphone again yesterday, which is always a treat. He said... some things. [NBC Sports Philly] *One of those things was “we have some work to do.” Very glad you noticed, Chuck. If only there was...
Dec 1, 2022
Lightning 4, Flyers 1: A disastrous second period leads to another Flyers loss

Lightning 4, Flyers 1: A disastrous second period leads to another Flyers loss

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via The Flyers fail to follow up on their first win in 19 days C’mon, what were you expecting? The Flyers fell to the Tampa Bay Lightning in Philadelphia tonight by a score of 4-1, dropping them to 8-11-5 on the season, and back on the path after a brief respite from losing in their win over the Islanders on Tuesday. Carter Hart took the loss, allowing 4 goals on 27 shots. The Flyers have a pretty tough stretch for the first week of December, following this game with matches against the first-place(?!) New Jersey Devils, the Colorado...