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Slow Starts Hurting The Philadelphia Flyers

from Sam Donnellon of Philly.com,

Stop me if you've heard this before. The Flyers are near the bottom in the NHL in penalty killing. They have a problem with slow starts to games. They have to "just clean up a few things'' to improve their ability to win those games.

On second thought, stop them. Someone. Stop them from living out the definition of insanity night after night, month after month, year after year, playing in the margins of mediocrity while claiming some sort of upward trek to the top.

"I'm not ducking it,'' Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said after a 4-1 loss Monday night to Colorado dropped his team to 4-5 this season. "We didn't have a great start there. We played a pretty good hockey game, when you look at the whole ball of wax here. But you have to get off to a better start to give yourself that opportunity. Especially to build that momentum in your own building. First thing we do is take a penalty and give up a [power-play] goal in our own building. … That puts you back on your heels.''

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The Colorado Avalanche Finish A Successful Road Trip

from EJ Smith of the Denver Post,

Before heading to New York last week to play the Rangers, the Avalanche players’ message to one another was twofold.

They agreed they were a special team, and to prove it, they had to be better on the road.

After a 4-1 win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Monday night at the Wells Fargo Center, the Avalanche head home 3-0-1 on their first lengthy road trip this season and boast one of the NHL’s most dominant lines....

“It’s going to be important being better on the road,” Landeskog said. “You have to be a dominant home team, but you have to be at least .500 on the road. It was a big road trip, and we talked about it before this trip. It’s an exciting time to be a part of this team, and it’s an exciting time to go on the road to start the season.”...

Landeskog added to the line’s dominant numbers in the third period, scoring on a breakaway for his eighth goal of the season. Rantanen capped things off with an empty-netter near the end of the third period. He and his linemates combined for 23 points (13 goals) on the trip.

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Video- Marc-Andre Fleury Had A Day To Remember

A shutout for Fleury, faced 26 shots and he needed to stop every one in the 1-0 win by the Golden Knights over the Philadelphia Flyers.

 

 

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Evening Line- Brian Elliott

“I’ve already sent a couple emails to Kay Whitmore (the NHL’s vice president of hockey operations who literally signs off on every piece of goalie equipment). I’m getting bruised like crazy on my arms. I think that’s the biggest issue, they take away padding in the arms. It seems like every shot that you take that’s not clean on your blocker or in your glove, it’s leaving a mark.”

-Brian Elliott, goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers.  Dave Isaac of the Courier Post has more plus other topics regarding the Flyers.

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James van Riemsdyk Out 5-6 Weeks With Lower-Body Injury

via the Philadelphia Flyers,

Prior to practice, Flyers GM Ron Hextall announced to the media that forward James van Riemsdyk will be out approximately 5-6 weeks with a lower-body injury.

The 29-year-old forward was injured in the second game of the season. He left after the first period of the Flyers-Avalanche game in Colorado after seeing just 5:13 of ice time. 

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Evening Line- Corey Pronman

 

My first and only post on the Flyers mascot.

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The Philadelphia Flyers Need To Rid Themselves Of Jori Lehtera

from John Boruk of NBC Sports Philadelphia,

The Flyers have enough groin strains and knee pains to worry about, that they certainly don’t need a Jori Lehtera headache.

Lehtera was held out of Wednesday’s practice, and consequently not available to the media, after the website MTV.fi reported that the Flyers forward had been questioned by Finnish authorities as a suspect in a large cocaine ring back in his home country (see story). Police had raided Lehtera’s cottage earlier this summer and he, in turn, has denied any wrongdoing. 

The Flyers elected to send out a statement just before 1 p.m. Wednesday, saying, “We have spoken with Jori Lehtera and the league office regarding the reports out of Finland and will reserve any further comment on the matter at this time.”...

So how should the Flyers proceed moving forward?

It’s simple — place Lehtera on waivers, and if he clears, release him.

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Goaltending Issues For The Philadelphia Flyers?

from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe,

Death. Taxes. Goalie woes in Philadelphia.

The Bruins will be in Philly to face the Flyers on Monday night (with a return match at the Garden on Saturday), and once again the distant sons of the Broad Street Bullies don’t know if they have a legit workhorse for the net this season. A cage is a horrible thing to waste.

An already clouded picture grew a few shades grayer on Thursday when the Flyers learned ex-Yale stopper Alex Lyon will need at least four weeks to recover from a lower-body injury suffered earlier in the week.

Lyon, 4-2-1 with the varsity last season, entered camp at No. 3 on the depth chart. Normally, that would make his month (or more) on the sidelines a trifle. We’d barely mention it here if, say, Zane McIntyre, the No. 3 on the Bruins behind Tuukka Rask and Jaroslav Halak, were to miss half a season or more.

But again, we’re talking Philly, where the Flyers’ three best other goaltenders are all working their way back from surgery....

a bit more on the Flyers plus other hocke topics...

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The Young Talent For The Philadelphia Flyers

from Matt Porter of the Boston Globe,

Don’t look now, but the Flyers have one of the slickest and most enviable groups of young talent in the league, perhaps behind only the Sabres.

Defenseman Ivan Provorov and forward Travis Konecny made Philly’s big club last year, joining middle agers Jakub Voracek, Claude Giroux, and Sean Couturier. Look past Jori Lehtera, making $4.7 million on Philly’s fourth line, and you’ll see the two draft picks they got with him in the Brayden Schenn deal: American playmaker Joel Farabee (40 points in 26 games with the National Team Development Program) and Morgan Frost, who led the OHL in scoring (112 points in 67 games) and finished plus-70 for Sault Ste. Marie. Bruins prospect Zach Senyshyn scored 42 goals as his winger two years ago.

Goaltending is forever the sticking point in Philly, and about that: Carter Hart, the most heralded WHL goalie prospect since Carey Price, will play his first pro season with AHL Lehigh Valley. Expectations are high.

“They’re not going to rush him,” said his agent, Allain Roy. “Carter will let them know when he’s ready.”

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Word Is James van Riemsdyk Will Be Signing With The Flyers

 

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