1. Philadelphia Flyers: 6 Things We've Learned 6 Games into Season

    Two wins, four losses. It did not take long for the "HOCKEY'S BACK!" shine to wear off of the 2013 Philadelphia Flyers...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about almost 2 years ago 1,502 reads 3 comments

  2. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons the Defense Is Better Than Last Season

    No Ryan Suter. No Shea Weber. Kimmo Timonen is a year older. Andrej Meszaros is out indefinitely with an Achilles' injury. Andreas Lilja is recovering from hip surgery and is not expected back until late-October/early-November...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 3,586 reads 59 comments

  3. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Players Poised for Career Seasons in 2012-13

    If the Philadelphia Flyers are going to at least match last year's regular season out put (103 points, third most goals in NHL ), they will have to count on their young players to take the "next step" in their progression from potential to production..

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 2,676 reads 11 comments

  4. NHL Free Agency: Philadelphia Flyers Miss out on Shea Weber; What Now?

    A collective groan was audible throughout the Delaware Valley as news spread that the Nashville Predators had matched the Flyers' offer sheet to restricted free agent defenseman ...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 1,159 reads 5 comments

  5. Philadelphia Flyers: 10 Bold Predictions for 2012-13 Season

    Before 2011-12 I published 5 Bold Predictions for the Flyers season with mixed results. In an attempt to capitalize on that article's popularity and stroke my own ego by making ...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 5,546 reads 58 comments

  6. No Need for Philadelphia Flyers to Sign Old Shane Doan

    Sam Carchidi recently reported on Philly.com that the Philadelphia Flyers have interest in free agent winger Shane Doan ...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 2,375 reads 12 comments

  7. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons This Offseason Was a Success

    In years past, the Philadelphia Flyers have headlined the NHL 's offseason, making trades and signing free agents as if Bobby Clarke and/or Paul Holmgren were running a desperate fantasy team rather than one of hockey's premiere franchises...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 4,098 reads 21 comments

  8. Philadelphia Flyers: 10 Most Disappointing Seasons in Flyers History

    Living in or around Philadelphia requires a certain stomach for disappointment. In the 23 years I have been watching Philly sports only once has my team reached the pinnacle—the 2008 World Series Champion Phillies...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 2,444 reads 10 comments

  9. Philadelphia Flyers: Claude Giroux Should Not Be the Next Captain

    The Philadelphia Flyers cleaned house this past offseason moving, among others, Mike Richards, the team captain whose immaturity was said to have fractured the locker room and resulted ...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 3,084 reads 6 comments

  10. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Playoff Loss Was Not Ilya Bryzgalov's Fault

    Another Philadelphia Flyers playoff run has ended, marking the 36th consecutive season to end without a parade down Broad Street. Coming into 2011-12 the Flyers made big changes and exactly how the team would perform on the ice was unknown...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 2,267 reads 14 comments

  11. Stanley Cup Playoffs: 8 Reasons the Flyers Will Still Beat the Devils

    The New Jersey Devils are outplaying the Philadelphia Flyers through the first four games of this series. That is the main reason for Jersey's commanding 3-1 series lead...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 2,830 reads 42 comments

  12. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: 6 Philadelphia Flyers to Watch in Game Two

    Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Semifinal series between the Philadelphia Flyers and New Jersey Devils commences tonight after a stellar effort in the second and third period by the Flyguys resulted in a 4-3 overtime win in Game 1...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 1,038 reads 1 comments

  13. Stanley Cup Playoffs 2012: The Pittsburgh Penguins Are a Disgrace to the Game

    "Violence is killing this sport, it's dragging it through the mud. If things keep up the way they are hockey players will be nothing but actors, punks...It's my last game and I want to play it straight...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 11,404 reads 195 comments

  14. 5 Reasons the Flyers-Penguins Rivalry Is the Best in the NHL

    The Stanley Cup playoffs are upon us and hockey fans around the league are preparing for the most entertaining and enthralling portion of the yearly sports schedule...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 616 reads 11 comments

  15. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Peter Laviolette Deserves the Jack Adams Award

    With only a handful of games remaining in the NHL regular season schedule I'm calling the competition for Coach of the Year and awarding it to the Philadelphia Flyers ' Peter Laviolette...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 2,669 reads 34 comments

  16. Philadelphia Flyers: Danny Briere's Playoffs Will Erase His Poor Regular Season

    Danny Briere is having the least productive season of his career with the Philadelphia Flyers . Heading into this season, the shocking offseason moves made by the front office ...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 1,534 reads 6 comments

  17. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons They Will Catch the New York Rangers

    This is what it's all about. Thirteen regular season games remain for the Flyers , and despite currently holding third place in the Atlantic Division, they find themselves in an ...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 5,340 reads 38 comments

  18. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons to Believe in Ilya Bryzgalov

    "Obviously, we need ( Ilya Bryzgalov ) to play good, and I believe he will." Flyers GM Paul Holmgren uttered these words on Monday February 27 in the midst of a successful stretch of starts for his enigmatic Russian between-the-pipes...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about over 2 years ago 2,445 reads 8 comments

  19. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Signs of Jaromir Jagr's Man-Crush on Claude Giroux

    It all started when he signed. July 1, 2011—the Philadelphia Flyers agreed to terms with free-agent superstar Jaromir Jagr , who was making his return to the NHL after a three-year hiatus playing in Russia's KHL...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about almost 3 years ago 3,444 reads 19 comments

  20. 5 Reasons the Philadelphia Flyers Cannot Win the Stanley Cup

    Following "The Lost Weekend II," which featured yet another 5-2 loss to the Atlantic Division-leading New York Rangers , ?as well taking part in the Detroit Red Wings ' record-tying ...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about almost 3 years ago 251 reads 16 comments

  21. Philadelphia Flyers: How Have Recent Trade Deadline Deals Worked Out?

    In my last article I posed a question regarding the necessity of a major trade to the Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup chances. In the comments a reader pointed out how risky and unreliable deadline trades can be...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about almost 3 years ago 2,369 reads 2 comments

  22. Philadelphia Flyers: Can They Make a Playoff Run Without Making a Trade?

    To answer the question straight out: No, the Flyers cannot make a serious run at the Stanley Cup without a substantial trade...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about almost 3 years ago 3,752 reads 44 comments

  23. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Players Who Must Step Up Right Now

    The stretch drive is here and the Flyers are in position to make their push for the playoffs. Despite being on pace to top last season's 106 point total, the Flyers find themselves ...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about almost 3 years ago 3,154 reads 11 comments

  24. Philadelphia Flyers: 5 Reasons Ilya Bryzgalov Will Have a Short Stay in Philly

    Tonight the Flyers host the Winnipeg Jets in the first game back from the All-Star break and the well rested Ilya Bryzgalov makes the start in net to kick off the drive to the playoffs...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about almost 3 years ago 5,181 reads 14 comments

  25. Philadelphia Flyers: 7 Reasons the All-Star Break Came at the Perfect Time

    The NHL , with the exception of an NBC Sports' national game tonight between Detroit and Montreal , wrapped up its unofficial first half of the season Tuesday, the final full night of action before a week long All-Star break...

    Bill Matz Written by Bill Matz about almost 3 years ago 4,004 reads 2 comments