5:50 AM EST, Tue January 28, 2020
17 hours ago
Flyers prospect report: Wade Allison is back and you owe him an apology

Flyers prospect report: Wade Allison is back and you owe him an apology

Photo by Jeff Vinnick/NHLI via Linus Hogberg, Noah Cates and Ronnie Attard all impress this week. Welcome to BSH’s weekly prospect update, where we will be serving up stats and insight on what our homegrown players have been up to. This will include prospects in Canadian Juniors (BCHL, OHL, QMJHL & WHL), Europe (SHL, KHL), and NCAA college hockey. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments. Notable Canadian junior performers this week: Jay O’Brien (C), Penticton Vees (BCHL) 2018 1st Round Pick, 19th overall 1/21 - 2 goals, 2 PIM 1/24 - 1...
19 hours ago
Revisiting my preseason predictions for the Metropolitan division

Revisiting my preseason predictions for the Metropolitan division

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via You don’t always bat 1.000 folks... As the all-star break continues, and the empty feeling that is no-hockey creeps into our collective conscious, we hockey fans are simply left to ponder the recent history of the season gone, and to anticipate what is left of the season to come. Fans across North America — no, the world — have been left either excited, disappointed, or dreading the final outcome of the 2019-20 NHL season, especially for teams with initially lofty expectations at season’s start. Last October, just before the puck was set to...
23 hours ago
Monday Morning Fly By: He’s faster with chirps

Monday Morning Fly By: He’s faster with chirps

Photo by Brian Babineau/NHLI via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *And just like that, All-Star weekend is behind us. Travis Konecny finished a respectable seventh in the fastest skater comp (take that, Quinn Hughes). Should’ve had a “fastest chirp comeback” competition he’d crush that. [Inquirer] *In fact, Travis Konecny is good at many things. Let’s revel in them, shall we? [NBC Sports Philly] *So, do we think that Alain Vigneault has gotten all he can get out of this Flyers roster? Do they need to make a move in...
Jan 24, 2020
Gritty at large

Gritty at large

Photo by Dave Sandford/NHLI via Kelly joined the show to make it tolerable. On this week’s Flyperbole Steve and Craig are joined by...Kelly! The three talk about The Gritty Incident, rumors about Jeff Carter returning to Philly, and Sean Couturier on track to win his first Selke Trophy. 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.
Jan 24, 2020
Phantoms weekly rundown: Another All Star break approaches

Phantoms weekly rundown: Another All Star break approaches

Casey Liberatore / SB Nation Still rolling... Where we are News Since we last talked, German Rubtsov was called up to the Flyers for a game, and then sent back down before the break. Connor Bunnaman and Alex Lyon were also sent back down to Lehigh Valley. Additionally, Felix Sandstrom was sent back to Reading. All stats via TheAHL, Phancy Stats, and Maddie’s NZ tracking project. Three stars 1. Greg Carey With just one goal and three points in his last 16 games before last week, it’s safe to say that Carey was in a bit of a scoring drought going on. And, given the state of the...
Jan 24, 2020
Sizing up the Eastern Conference playoff race at the All-Star Break

Sizing up the Eastern Conference playoff race at the All-Star Break

Photo by Jamie Sabau/NHLI via The bubble on the East is starting to take shape as we get into the unofficial second half of the season. Last week, with the entire league past the halfway mark in its schedule, we took a first look at where the Eastern Conference playoff race currently stands. We said in that post that we’d continue to keep an eye on this race throughout the rest of the season, so hey, let’s do that as we head into the All-Star Break. As we did then, we’ll break the East’s 16 teams into five tiers. We’ll also handicap the race a bit using two playoff odds...
Jan 24, 2020
Travis Konecny to compete in Fastest Skater at 2020 NHL All-Star Skills

Travis Konecny to compete in Fastest Skater at 2020 NHL All-Star Skills

Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports ““I wanna go fast.” -Ricky Bobby” -Travis Konecny The Flyers may have a lone representative at the 2020 NHL All-Star game, but he’s a dynamic talent that should play very well among his fellow stars this weekend. Travis Konecny is a first time All-Star, and is enjoying a breakout campaign in his age-22 season, but provides plenty of the added flair that helps makes All-Star weekend such a fun event for fans, players, and media alike. On pace to shatter his career highs in nearly every major statistical category, Konecny’s production has...
Jan 24, 2020
Vote in our All-Star break Flyers awards

Vote in our All-Star break Flyers awards

Heather Barry- SB Nation NHL / Broad Street Hockey © A week of no Flyers hockey? The perfect time for an awards ballot. The Philadelphia Flyers don’t play again until the last day of January, and while they’re away, we’re taking the opportunity to hand out some All-Star break awards. You can vote on the team’s MVP, best forward and defenseman, most improved, most exciting rookie, grittiest player, and finally, fan favorite. Click here to submit a ballot. You have until Tuesday the 28th to respond, and the results will be posted that Thursday.
Jan 24, 2020
Friday Morning Fly By: It’s Travis Konecny weekend

Friday Morning Fly By: It’s Travis Konecny weekend

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *The festivities finally begin tonight with the most fun part, the skills competition. Here’s a handy guide to how you can watch all of tonight’s good times. [ProHockeyTalk] *The most important part of all of this is, of course, Travis Konecny, who is finally getting noticed for being more than a hilarious pest. [Inquirer] *The skills comp is fun, to be sure, but it could definitely be funner. [ESPN] *Charlie gives us some things to be positive about in his...
Jan 23, 2020
Everyone is talking about Gritty

Everyone is talking about Gritty

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via ... but not in the good way. At this point, you have probably already heard about what Gritty allegedly did to a child. If, for some reason, you are unclear about what I’m referring to, here is the original article from The Inquirer. This is really the meat and potatoes of the claim: Gritty punched Brandon in the back, Greenwell claims. In Greenwell’s telling, Brandon playfully patted the mascot on the head after the photo was taken. As Brandon walked away, Gritty got out of his chair, “took a running start,” and “punched my son as hard...
Jan 23, 2020
BSH Radio #240: Running it back the right way

BSH Radio #240: Running it back the right way

Photo by Mitchell Leff/ In which the gang gets into what this team is at the bye week break.  We’re into day one of the Flyers’ nine-day bye-week All-Star mid-season vacation, and the gang runs down what’s been good about this team (Kevin Hayes, hello), what’s been just okay, and what’s making us excited about the future. And the power play. That’s the bad. Overall we’re heading into the back end of the season with a bit of optimism... weird, right?
Jan 23, 2020
Thursday Morning Fly By: Bored yet?

Thursday Morning Fly By: Bored yet?

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *Time to reflect on some things, what do you say? It would appear that the Flyers have fully bought in to Alain Vigneault and all his schemes. How’d that happen? [NBC Sports Philly] *To the surprise of no one, the Flyers sent all of the called-up Phantoms back to Allentown for the bye to get some playing in while the big boys are on vacation. [BSH] *Speaking of The Kids... it’s the Prospect Report!!! [BSH] *The Flyers are confident that they’re coming...
Jan 22, 2020
Gritty accused of senselessly attacking 13-year-old child

Gritty accused of senselessly attacking 13-year-old child

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire via An unspeakable act of violence. Philadelphia is no longer just the city that pummeled Santa Claus with snowballs (that happened, if you didn’t know). Turns out Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty is also a puncher of children, at least according to a man who recently took his son to a Gritty Photo Event. Chris Greenwell and his 13-year-old son were at the event exclusively for season ticket-holders when the mauling occurred. After waiting in line to take a photo with Gritty, Greenwell and his son were walking away when Gritty, the seven-foot...
Jan 22, 2020
Two o’clock number: The Penguins, Sidney Crosby, and the number zero

Two o’clock number: The Penguins, Sidney Crosby, and the number zero

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via It doesn’t happen often, so let’s enjoy it. In a big game before the All-Star break, the Philadelphia Flyers came out and gave the Pittsburgh Penguins literally nothing in a 3-0 win. Considering the opponent and how important points in the standings are to the Flyers at the moment, there’s an argument to be made that this was Philly’s biggest win over the other Pennsylvania squad since they clinched a playoff spot for Ed Snider in the second-to-last game of the 2015-16 season. Thanks to the Pens and one of the best players in their franchise...
Jan 22, 2020
Flyers prospect report: Wade Allison breaks out, nets two goals this weekend

Flyers prospect report: Wade Allison breaks out, nets two goals this weekend

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire via Jay O’Brien returns from injury and Tanner Laczynski notches four assists. Welcome to BSH’s weekly prospect update, where we will be serving up stats and insight on what our homegrown players have been up to. This will include prospects in Canadian Juniors (BCHL, OHL, QMJHL & WHL), Europe (SHL, KHL), and NCAA college hockey. If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to leave them in the comments. Notable Canadian junior performers this week: Jay O’Brien (C), Penticton Vees (BCHL) 2018 1st Round Pick, 19th overall 1/15 - 1...