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Quick Hits: Gordon, Propp and More

November 2, 2020 - 9:10 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 2, 2020 1) Lehigh Valley Phantoms head coach Scott Gordon was the guest on Monday's edition of Flyers Daily on the Flyers Broadcast Network. Gordon discussed player development, which players may be ready for the jump to the NHL, and more. 2) Yesterday was the 33rd anni...

Election Day: Choose Your All-Time Flyers Starting Lineup

November 3, 2020 - 9:55 AM ET

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Flyers Election Day All-Time Starting Team: Results

November 4, 2020 - 8:32 AM ET

A total of 1,346 votes were cast per category in the Flyers All-Time Starting Lineup election that HockeyBuzz conducted yesterday. A simple analysis of results shows that Gen X and younger fans had a major say in the outcomes, as two of the three biggest franchise icons from the Broad Street Bullies...

Quick Hits: Frost, Help Hope Live, TIFH and More

November 5, 2020 - 1:27 PM ET

Quick Hits: Nov. 5, 2020 1) ICMYI: Yesterday, top Flyers forward prospect Morgan Frost was the special guest of host Jason Myrtetus on the Wednesday edition of Flyers Daily on the Flyers Broadcast Network. Today on the Flyers official website, we will have an in-depth look at Frost's preparations...

Tocchet inducted into Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame

November 6, 2020 - 11:02 AM ET

Congratulations go out to two-stint Flyers Alum and current Arizona Coyotes head coach Rick Tocchet for his induction into the Philadelphia Sports Hall of Fame. The ceremony took place remotely on Thursday. Other inductees in the Class of 2020 include the late Kobe Bryant, boxer Tim Witherspoon, lo...

Quick Hits: Desnoyers, Frost, TIFH and More

November 8, 2020 - 9:22 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 8, 2020 1) Scorching hot Flyers 2020 fifth-round draft pick Elliot Desnoyers continued his torrid start to the season with a second period shorthanded goal and set up a third period game-tying goal in the Halifax Mooseheads' 5-4 overtime win against the visiting Saint John's...

Quick Hits: Myers, Alumni, TIFH

November 9, 2020 - 9:57 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 9, 2020 1) When will the Flyers announce the re-signing of restricted free agent defenseman Philippe Myers? It's not a question of if the player -- who is not eligible for arbitration -- will be signed, it's a question of what the cap hit will be and the term of the deal. It...

Quick Hits: Prospect Updates, TIFH

November 10, 2020 - 10:04 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 10, 2020 1) Prospect Updates: * SHL: HV71, the team for whom Linus Sandin and 2020 second-round pick Emil Andrae play, revealed that seven players have tested positive for COVID-19. The team's games this week, including one against Samuel Ersson's BIF club, have been postp...

Quick Hits: Bettman, TIFH and More

November 11, 2020 - 10:11 AM ET

Quick Hits: Nov. 11, 2020 1) NHL.com's Nick Cotsonika provided an update on Tuesday of the status of the league's planning for the belated 2020-21 season. According to NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman, the league is still targeting a Jan. 1 start to the regular season -- although there seems to be...

Quick Hits: Flyers Hall of Fame, Warrior Class, TIFH

November 12, 2020 - 12:33 PM ET

Quick Hits: November 12, 2020 1) Flyers Warriors player Tim Wynn, a Marine Corps veteran, was given the honor of reciting the Pledge of Allegiance at yesterday's Veterans Day ceremony at the Korean War Memorial in Philadelphia. He then saluted President-elect Joe Biden. Wynn was one of three...

Quick Hits: Provorov, Flyers Daily, Prospects, TIFH

November 13, 2020 - 9:37 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 13, 2020 1) On today's edition of Flyers Daily, host Jason Myrtetus and I discuss return-to-play scenarios for the NHL's 2020-21 season. Jason and I also discuss the Flyers Hall of Fame and preview Flyers Hall of Fame week on Flyers Daily and the Flyers' official website. Ear...

Quick Hits: RTP Update, York, TIFH

November 15, 2020 - 9:28 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 15, 2020 1) Speaking on Friday to Philadelphia Inquirer Flyers beat writer Sam Carchidi, NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly offered a further update on the status of the NHL's plans for a belated 2020-21 season. The league is still aiming to begin training camps in mid-Decembe...

Quick Hits: Retro Reverse Jersey, Tocchet, York, TIFH

November 16, 2020 - 11:32 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 16, 2020 1) Earlier today, the Flyers released their new "reverse retro jerseys" to be worn in select games during the 2020-21 season, featuring a return to the burnt orange shade that was in use in the 1980s and 1990s along with black sleeves, an orange stripe and white cuff...

Quick Hits: Prospect Update, Little Flyers Fundraiser, Tocchet, Gene Hart

November 17, 2020 - 1:01 PM ET

Quick Hits: November 17, 2020 1) After a lengthy stoppage to the season due to a COVID-19 uptick, the entire Quebec-based portion of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League is now back in action (the Maritimes Division has been playing all along while Rouyn-Noranda and Rimouski returned ahead of te...

Quick Hits: Poulin, Goalie Prospects, TIFH and More

November 18, 2020 - 11:45 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 18, 2020 1) Flyers Hall of Fame Week continues today on the Flyers Broadcast Network and the team's official website. On today's edition of Flyers Daily, Jason Myrtetus and I interviewed Flyers Hall of Fame center and mid-to-late 1980s captain Dave Poulin. Anyone who was a fa...

Quick Hits: Reading Royals, NHL Return to Play, HOF Week, TIFH

November 19, 2020 - 10:24 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 19, 2020 1) The ECHL announced on Wednesday that the entire North Division, including the Flyers-affiliated Reading Royals and the Comcast-Spectacor owned Maine Mariners (New York Rangers affiliate),are voluntarily suspending operations for the entire 2020-21 season during th...

Quick Hits: Prospects, HOF Week, TIFH and More

November 20, 2020 - 8:51 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 20, 2020 1) Cam York notched a power play assist for his fifth point (1g, 4a) of the season to date in Michigan's 5-2 win over host Wisconsin in a marquee Big Ten matchup on Thursday night. After a scoreless first period, Michigan's three-goal outburst in the second period p...

York and Desnoyers Friday Updates

November 21, 2020 - 5:35 AM ET

Flyers 2019 first-round pick Cam York did record a point for the first time in the young season but played a strong all-around game in Michigan's 2-1 overtime road win over Wisconsin on Friday night. The Wolverines are now 4-0-0 on the season after sweeping the Badgers on Thursday and Friday. York...

Quick Hits: Howe Podcast, Nolet, TIFH

November 23, 2020 - 8:55 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 23, 2020 1) On Monday's edition of Flyers Daily, Jason Myrtetus and I have an hour-long conversation with Hockey Hall of Famer Mark Howe. The longtime Flyers defenseman talks about growing up in a famous hockey family, how he learned to play defense after being a winger for m...

Quick Hits: Foerster, HOF Week, TIFH, Primeau

November 24, 2020 - 8:27 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 24, 2020 1) Flyers prospects Tyson Foerster and Mason Millman continue their participation in Hockey Canada's World Junior Championships selection camp. The Red vs. White series continues today at 11 a.m. ET. A live stream will be available on the Hockey Canada website. 2)...

Quick Hits: Prospect Pipeline, Barber, Renberg, Alumni, Kelly

November 25, 2020 - 11:43 AM ET

Quick Hits: November 25, 2020 1) The monthly "Prospect Pipeline" show on Flyers Broadcast Network has returned for its first (post-2020 Draft special) edition of the 2020-21 season. Brian Smith and I run down the seasons to date of the players and leagues that are underway during the pandemic, wi...