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Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer

Flyers dilemma: Move up in NHL draft for potential star or keep two quality picks?

Draft expert Craig Button thinks GM Ron Hextall should stay put and keep his two first-round picks.

Broad Street Hockey

Monday Morning Fly By: Draft week!

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *The week of the draft is finally upon us and that means we might finally have some action in the NHL in the next few days. In the meantime, let’s continue with our series of profiles of some of the lesser-known players that will likely find themselves on an NHL team this weekend. [BSH] *And speaking of NHL action, we got a good old fashioned one-for-one trade this weekend, with the Habs sending Alex Galchenyuk to Arizona for Max Domi. The Habs fans, they’re not thrilled. [Habs Eyes...

Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer

At the NHL draft, Flyers GM Ron Hextall has been at his gunslinger best

Barring a trade, Hextall will have nine picks next weekend, including two in the first round.

Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer

All you need to know about Ron Hextall and his Flyers plan comes down to one trade | Mike Sielski

When the Flyers' GM traded Brayden Schenn to the Blues at last year's NHL draft, he got back two first-round draft picks. More important, he showed some astute long-term thinking.

Broad Street Hockey

Friday Morning Fly By: Summer stinks

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *Good news, it’s Friday! Bad news, nothing is happening in the Flyers world right now. Or the hockey world in general, apart from the Sens meltdown. The most exciting bit we have for you is Ron Hextall’s pre-draft media availability, in which he said a whole lot of words but didn’t really reveal a whole lot of substance. [BSH] *If you read between the lines of his comments, you can suss out a little bit of something, though. Maybe. [Courier-Post] *There may be nothing happening...

Broad Street Hockey

Learning about 2018 NHL Draft prospects: Volume 4

The draft will be here before we know it; let’s know some guys! With the 2018 NHL Entry Draft just a few weeks away, General Manager Ron Hextall and the Philadelphia Flyers could be adding up to nine prospects to the organization. There’s already a lot out there on those who are expected to be drafted in the top 31 to 62, but what about the guys who are supposed to go anywhere from 63rd to undrafted? In a series of articles before the draft, I’m going to try and analyze both the well-known prospects and some of the lesser-known prospects who aren’t expected to go relatively high...

Broad Street Hockey

Diamonds in the Rough: Rounds 2-4

The first round is important, but the later rounds can be just as vital to organizational depth. Could Hextall and the Flyers find a potential mid-round gem? With most of the chatter these days focused on the 1st round of the 2018 NHL Draft, I wanted to take the opportunity to shine some light on the later rounds of the draft. Every year for the past 3 years I have purchased the Black Book put out by hockeyprospects.com. They do a fantastic job of giving detailed scouting reports on every eligible player for the draft each year. So combined with those reports and the few highlights you can...

Broad Street Hockey

Thursday Morning Fly By: Waiting on the Flyers to Do Something

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *Former Flyer Nick Boyton shares his personal story about the lasting affects he’s suffered with after an NHL hockey career. It’s not easy to read. But it’s important to read, I think. And we can be proud of the way the Flyers responded to Nick’s illness. [The Players’ Tribune] *But we’re also talking (maybe) future Flyers around here. Our BSH Community Draft Board rolls on to number 18: Isaac Lundestrom. [BSH] *Another name we’ve tossed around as someone the Flyers might...

Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer

Flyers' Ron Hextall content with draft spots, but might move up and take RH defenseman

The Flyers may stand pat and stay with their 14th and 19th first-round picks in next week's NHL draft.

Broad Street Hockey

Flyers GM Ron Hextall talks the 2018 NHL Draft, free agency and some injury updates

The offseason is in full-swing for the Flyers’ brass. Flyers GM Ron Hextall spoke to the media today ahead of next weeks NHL Draft, talking mostly about the draft but covering some of what the team plans on doing in free agency in addition to some injury updates among other things. Hextall, who owns two first round picks (No. 14 and No. 19), opened by saying that he anticipates making both of those selections at this time but also left open the possibility of moving up or down the draft board if the right deal came along. As has been the case since Hextall took over as general manger,...

Broad Street Hockey

NHL Mock Draft 2018: Flyers make a trade with the Maple Leafs

Landing another 1st Round Pick was the key, but we also feel we managed to fill a couple other holes in trading away a guy who was the heart and soul of the Flyers the past seven seasons. Our goal with the 2018 SBN Mock Draft was to provide an entertaining, and somewhat realistic, experience for our readers and for ourselves. That led to us being active in discussing trades with numerous other SBN blogs. We completed three deals, and the last one was certainly the biggest. We (on behalf of the Flyers) traded forward Wayne Simmonds to the Toronto Maple Leafs (as represented by Pension Plan...

Broad Street Hockey

NHL Mock Draft 2018: Philadelphia Flyers select Nils Lundkvist with No. 25 pick

Broad Street is buzzing. After a big trade, we’re making our third selection in the 2018 SBN NHL mock draft. Here at Broad Street Hockey, we decided to start the 2018 SBN mock draft by hanging a sign that read “Open For Buisness”. And cousin, let me tell you, business is a boomin’. We completed three trades, including this one: The Philadelphia Flyers traded right wing Wayne Simmonds to the Toronto Maple Leafs for forwards Tyler Bozak and Jeremy Bracco as well as the 25th overall pick. We decided it would be unfair to our draft pick to go into deep detail about the trade here, and a...

Broad Street Hockey

Wednesday Morning Fly By: At least we aren’t the Senators!

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *What in the woooooorld is happening in Ottawa? [Ottawa Citizen] *Anyhoo, the Flyers! Travis Konecny is one of the young guys whom the Flyers will need to extend in the near future; should there be a rush to lock him in? Or just see how it all plays out? [NBC Sports Philly] *Meltzer looks back at the 2011 draft and a big big day that changed the face of the franchise. [Flyers] *We were back on the clock yesterday in the SB Nation mock draft, and with 19th overall we went with a big old...

Broad Street Hockey

Draft prep and wrapping up player reviews

The gang gets ready for next week’s draft, wraps up last season’s player reviews, & knocks down a popular twitter narrative all in a single hour! It’s time to start prepping for the draft, fam! You can join us for a draft party at Tavern on Broad on Friday June 22, and this episode is your primer. We cover organizational draft needs, and mention a few mock drafts, as well as finish discussing player grades and addressing a certain “narrative” that has circulated Flyers-land for a bit. It’s a good one! Listen, dammit! Follow us on twitter @BSH_Radio and check out our Patreon for...

Broad Street Hockey

Tuesday Morning Fly By: Getting drafty around here...

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *We are just under two weeks out from Draft Day (and our party!!), which means that you need to prepare for a lot of rankings and speculation and profiles and trade ideas. But first, now that all is said and done, what can Ron Hextall learn from the success of the Washington Capitals? [Philly.com] *Ron should get really wild and bring us John Tavares, though. He won’t, or can’t, but he should try. [BSH] *Let the draft previewing begin! Or, continue! Whatever. [Philly Is...

Broad Street Hockey

With the 16th pick in the SBN NHL Mock Draft, the Flyers select ...

We add another skilled, speedy center to the Flyers’ prospect ranks with our first pick in the SBN mock draft. When we last checked in on the 2018 SBNation NHL Mock Draft, we (on behalf of the Philadelphia Flyers) were doing some moving and shaking, bumping ourselves up a spot via a trade with Dallas before moving back three more to pick up an extra second-rounder from Colorado. That brings us to today, at the No. 16 pick, where it is our turn yet again. To recap the happenings so far: Buffalo selects Rasmus Dahlin, via Die By The Blade. Carolina selects Andrei Svechnikov, via Canes...

Broad Street Hockey

Monday Morning Fly By: The offseason fun shall commence

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *Our community draft board chugs along with smooth skating and hard shooting defenseman Bode Wilde at No. 16. [BSH] *Tired of reading? Me too, so let’s watch Kyle Frey talk about the draft, Wayne Simmonds, Alex Ovechkin, and the Flyers’ brass in Saturday morning scrambles. [BSH] *Could Wayne Simmonds be in line for a contract similar to Stanley Cup champion TJ Oshie’s 8-year deal? [Sportsnet] *Should the Flyers use their draft capital to move up the board and pick a top-flight...

Hockey Wilderness

2018 NHL Mock Draft: Philadelphia Flyers select Bode Wilde at pick 19

The Philadelphia Flyers are back on the clock with their second pick of the first round. If you’ve followed our Mock Draft so far, you know the Flyers took Joe Veleno with the 14th pick—a solid two-way centerman which should mesh well with several other quality forwards in their pipeline. Flyers GM Ron Hextall will be entering his 4th season as the man in charge. What I can tell from his tenure so far, he’s all about stockpiling prospects. They currently have a few solid young players that will mix well with their core, which is fairly young already. The leader of course is Claude...

Broad Street Hockey

Saturday morning scrambles with Broad Street Hockey featuring Kyle Frey

Draft prospects, the Flyers offseason, and more! There’s no more NHL hockey this year, but that doesn’t mean we still can’t talk some Flyers hockey! On this week’s post Stanley Cup Final edition of Saturday morning scrambles Kyle dives into the following topics/questions, plus more! NHL Draft and who the Flyers should pick Are you happy for Alex Ovechkin? What to do with Wayne Simmonds? Ron Hextall and Dave Hakstol’s player evaluations And should Hextall be aggressive this offseason?

Broad Street Hockey

SBN Mock Draft: Flyers move from No. 14 to No. 16

Makin’ moves! With two picks in the top 20 of this year’s NHL draft, Ron Hextall’s fifth draft as general manager of the Flyers could do in any number of different ways. While the prospect pool is still reasonably deep, no one group is dominant to the point where anything should be off the table with either of the Flyers’ two picks (at 14th and 19th overall). And we also can’t rule out a trade of some sort, given that the Flyers have made trades in the first round in three out of Hextall’s four drafts in charge. There are a lot of ways it can go. Which is what makes trying to...

Broad Street Hockey

Friday Morning Fly By: Well, that’s all

Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Philadelphia Flyers news and notes… *Oh man the end of the season sucks. But that was a ton of a Final. *So really, the biggest matzo ball hanging over the Flyers right now is the future of Wayne Simmonds. Trade? Resign? Let him walk? What would you like to see the Flyers do? [NBC Sports Philly] *The Wells Fargo Center is getting old and it’s going to be undergoing some changes. Which should be really fun. [Philly.com] *Our community draft ranking is all the way up to number 15 overall, with a two-way center from the...

Birds' Eye View | Philadelphia Inquirer

Flyers, Ron Hextall can learn from Capitals' success in Stanley Cup Finals win | Sam Carchidi

Flyers GM Ron Hextall has excelled in the draft, but he needs to add impact players through trades and free agency - like the Washington Capitals did.

Defending Big D

DBD Trades Stars’ 13th Pick As Part Of SB Nation NHL Mock Draft

In our mock draft, DBD works a deal with Broad Street Hockey (Philadelphia Flyers) to solve the backup goaltender position for next season. The SB Nation NHL 2018 Mock Draft kicked off earlier this week when the Buffalo Sabres took defenseman Rasmus Dahlin number one overall (to the shock of literally no one...even Buffalo couldn’t possibly screw up that layup, right? RIGHT?!) As the first few picks came off the board, Defending Big D rang up the folks over at Broad Street Hockey covering the Philadelphia Flyers to see if a backup goaltending hole could be filled for the Dallas Stars this...

Mile High Hockey

NHL Mock Draft 2018: We have a trade to announce

The Avalanche and Flyers have swung a deal As the 2018 SB Nation NHL Mock Draft hums along, Gary Bettman strolls to the podium to another shower of boos, he clears his throat and leans leans into the microphone: We have a trade to announce! The Philadelphia Flyers have traded the 13th overall pick along with Arizona’s fifth round pick in 2018, in exchange for the 16th pick and Nashville’s 2018 second round selection. Colorado is now on the clock. The draft started with the Colorado Avalanche sitting in the 16th position. After seeing the picks start to flow in, the management team at...

Last Word on Hockey

For the Philadelphia Flyers, K’Andre Miller is a Worthy Risk

The 2018 NHL Entry draft is lauded as a defense-rich draft. Solid options are available for the Flyers who have two first-round picks (#14 and #19). Adding another defenseman to the Flyers prodigious prospect pipeline would be ideal. For the Philadelphia Flyers, K'Andre Miller would be a risk worth taking at pick #19. This young man is a worthy first round pick. K'Andre Miller: A Worthy Gamble The 6'3", 198 lb left-handed defenseman is quite new to the position. Miller has only played as a defenseman for three seasons now. Up until then, he played exclusively as a forward. His previous...

Hockey Wilderness

2018 NHL Mock Draft: Phildelphia Flyers pick Joe Veleno at number 14

The 14th overall pick comes from the St. Louis Blues per the terms of the Brady Schenn trade that took place last year in the 2017 NHL draft. If the Blues had been one of the lottery's lucky winners, then they would have had the option to defer the pick till next year in 2019, along with a third-round pick in 2020. So, the Philadelphia Flyers will have some options heading into this year’s draft in Dallas. After the lottery, the Flyers are looking at two picks in the first round with the 14th and 19th overall picks, and a move into the top ten could be very likely. But for the sake of...

Broad Street Hockey

BSH 2018 Community Draft Board, No. 14: Ty Smith

The Flyers’ pick results in one of the more underrated defensemen in the draft. DISCLAIMER: There was a three-way tie for this spot between Ty Smith, Bode Wilde, and Barrett Hayton. Considering I don’t think anyone would have expected a tie between two players let alone three, there wasn’t really a measure in place for what to do in this case. So the winner was picked by who of the three had been on the poll the longest, and that was Ty Smith. So, now with that out of the way, let’s learn about the defenseman selected at the Flyers pick of 14th overall. BSH 2018 Community Draft...

Broad Street Hockey

Join Broad Street Hockey and your fellow Flyers fans for The 2018 NHL Draft Party in Philadelphia!

Second annual draft party, we’re doing the thing. This time at Tavern on Broad. Ok fine, this year the Flyers didn’t make the jump from 13 to 2 in the draft lottery this year, but they do have two first round picks! Join us at Tavern on Broad, right on Broad and Walnut, on Friday June 22nd. It’s easy to get to on SEPTA subways and regional rail, PATCO, and there plenty of garages in the area for designated drivers. The bar is downstairs, you can get in through the Bellevue food court or directly, there are stairs on the southwest corner just behind the subway entrance. The party and...

Flyers pick Andy Frost's son Morgan at 27th overall

With the 27th pick of the 2017 NHL Draft the Philadelphia Flyers selected Morgan Frost.

Nolan Patrick drafted second overall by the Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers select Winnipeg native Nolan Patrick from the Brandon Wheat Kings second overall at the 2017 NHL Draft.

Shayne Gostisbehere: Taking the NHL by storm

The 2015 NHL Draft featured players like McDavid and Eichel. Not bad. But, it's a Flyers AHL call-up claiming the spotlight and inserting his name as a Calder Trophy contender.