Flyers prospect Ivan Fedotov forced by Russia to enlist in army, reports say

A professional hockey player from Russia, who signed a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers last month, has been detained in his home country and forced to enlist in the Russian army, according to multiple reports Friday. Ivan Fedotov, who plays goalie, was a late-round draft pick by the Flyers in 2015. On May 7, the … Read more

NHL Draft: Uncertainty for the Flyers at No. 5

The NHL Draft is a week from now, but what the Flyers will do with the fifth overall pick still isn’t clear. Is there a specific position they’re favoring? “We’re not showing our hand,” assistant GM Brent Flahr said in a pre-draft press conference on Wednesday. “We could use everything,” general manager Chuck Fletcher added. … Read more

Maurice took an unusual path to becoming Florida’s coach

SUNRISE, Fla. – Paul Maurice’s journey toward becoming the new coach of the Florida Panthers included a fortuitous flick of the remote control, plus was aided by a college admissions department. He was watching games one night in January, a month or so after he stepped aside as coach of the Winnipeg Jets. He stumbled … Read more

Flyers’ John Tortorella: ‘There’s some work to do’

An introductory press conference isn’t a time or a place you’d expect to be high on introspection or self-awareness, but John Tortorella hardly shied away from any of it. For the first time as the Flyers’ new head coach, after word broke that he had been offered the job and then hired earlier in the … Read more

John Tortorella hired as Flyers head coach

John Tortorella is the next head coach of the Philadelphia Flyers. ESPN’s Kevin Weekes broke the hiring Thursday night after reporting on Tuesday that Tortorella had been offered the job. Negotiations on a contract still needed to be completed though, but it appears those talks are now done. Tortorella has a four-year deal in the … Read more

Winnipeg offering Barry Trotz free beer for life, Philly can match

If the Flyers want to land Barry Trotz, this might have to become a collective effort. A Winnipeg brewery is offering Trotz free beer for life if he returns to his home province of Manitoba to coach the Jets. Conshohocken, 2SP, Yards, where you guys at? The Flyers’ coaching search appeared to have made progress … Read more