Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Doan Update: Sabres make offer

August 22, 2012
There has not been any Shane Doan related news in a while.

The last thing reported on this blog was that the Flyers are still in the mix for the free agent, despite a supposed "top three list" that cosnsisted of the Rangers, Penguins and Canucks.

However, ESPN's John Buccigross broke new details on the free agent's drawn out proccess via Twitter.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Hartnell signs contract extension

August 20, 2012
Scott Hartnell will remain in Philly for the for the foreseeable future.

The Flyers re-signed their forward to a multi-year contract extension on Monday afternoon.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Former Flyer captain gets day with the Cup

August 18, 2012

Saturday was Mike Richards' day with the Stanley Cup.

The former Flyer captain brought the Cup to his hometwon in Kenora, Ontario.

He arrived to his hometwon via boat, where fans were waiting for him to arrive. Hoping to have a chance to meet him and see the Cup in person.

Philip Pritchard (a.k.a. the Keeper of the Cup) tweeted pictures of Richards' day with Lord Stanley. However, I am only posting one, because it is painful for me (and probably many more Flyers fans) to see.

Out of the three pictures that Pritchard posted, this one makes me the least depressed. I don't know, maybe it's the boat or something.

Jeff Carter, Justin Williams, and Simon Gagne are also former Flyers that helped the Los Angeles Kings win this year.

They leave then they win..... Why?

Friday, August 17, 2012

Flyers have best uniforms according to NFL writer

August 17, 2012's Dave Dameshek decided to do a countdown of the best pro uniforms in sports for 2012.
Dameshek's countdown consists of a list of 122 teams in the four major professional sports, not just the NFL.
The Philly teams faired pretty well on his list, especially the orange and black.

Flyers create internship to honor Jessica Redfield

August 17, 2012
The Flyers announced today that they have created a scholarship in honor of Jessica Redfield, a 24-year old sports journalist who died in the tragic Aurora movie theater shooting.

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Simmonds agrees to contract extension.

August 16, 2012
UPDATE:  The Flyers have announced on their website that Simmonds has signed the contract extension.

Forward Wayne Simmonds has agreed to a six-year contract extension with the Flyers.

The news broke late Wednesday night via a tweet from Bob McKenzie.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Players make proposal, both sides show they want to make progress

August 14, 2012
The negotiations for a new collective bargaining agreement between the NHL and the NHL Players' Association is a subject that has not been written about very much on 215 Hockey. However, it is a very important issue.

The current CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement) expires on September 15.

If the two sides do not reach an agreement by the mid-September deadline, then the season could be in jeopardy of being delayed or even cancelled entirely. It has happened before.

In 2004, the NHL and NHLPA could not reach an agreement on a new CBA and the entire 2004-2005 season was cancelled.

The league suffered from missing the season and it is in danger of suffering through it again, because much of the CBA related news implies that another lockout is a very realistic possibility, especially after NHL commisioner Gary Bettman said that he is prepared for a lockout if no agreement is reached by September 15.

But, an important step was made on Tuesday.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Lilja has hip surgery

August 14, 2012
The bad news just does not seem to stop for the Flyers' defense.

Now it has been revealed by GM Paul Holmgren that defenseman Andreas Lilja had surgery on his left hip in July.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Flyers sign Laughton to entry-level contract, re-sign Bourdon

August 8, 2012
 The Flyers signed their 2012 first round pick in Scott Laughton to an entry-level contract. He will get the entry-level standard of three years

The Flyers also re-signed defenseman Marc-Andre Bourdon to a two-year deal that's Sarah Baicker reports is worth $1.225 million.

Shane Doan Update

August 8, 2012
More news arose on where Shane Doan will sign, and yet it is still not any clearer on what team he will choose.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Doan now has a top-three list

August 6, 2012
It seemed like any confusion surrounding where free agent Shane Doan will go was cleared up when he said that his goal was to remain in Phoenix.

Again, this is not the case.

Weekend Recap

August 6, 2012

This weekend brought news of a now former Flyer, and a free agnet who could possibly land in Philly.

Friday, August 3, 2012


August 3, 2012

I will be away on vacation this weekend. The Twitter account will still be updating, and I will do a recap of everything that was missed when I get back.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Ferrell, Galifinakis, and Marathons

August 1, 2012
Comedic actors Will Ferrell and Zach Galifinakis were at the National Constitution Center on Tuesday to promote their new movie The Campaign.

Matt Read, Sean Couturier, and Zac Rinaldo were at the event, along with Eagles center Jason Kelce to present the actors with Flyers and Eagles jerseys respectively.

Laviolette agrees to extension with Flyers

August 1, 2012
The Phillies delivered bad news Tuesday with the trades of outfielders Shane Victorino and Hunter Pence. Fast foward a day later, and the Flyers have good news.