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Flyers News & Rumors
- The Expansion Draft is tonight. Here are the potential impacts if Seattle selects Jakub Voracek, James van Riemsdyk, or Shayne Gostisbehere. (Philly Hockey Now)
- Could Seattle actually go off the board and take a crack at Justin Braun or Robert Hagg. (Philly Hockey Now)
- The Flyers announced their 2021 preseason schedule. We are just over two months away from hockey. (Philly Hockey Now)
- Chuck Fletcher struck before the NHL roster freeze on Saturday. The Flyers acquired the top-pair defenseman they need in Ryan Ellis for Philippe Myers and Nolan Patrick. (Philly Hockey Now)
- Adding Ryan Ellis is just the beginning for the Flyers this offseason. Buckle up, Flyers fans. (Philly Hockey Now)
- The Flyers submitted their protection list for the Expansion Draft. (Philly Hockey Now)
- In a National Hockey Now exclusive, we give some details on the upcoming 2021-22 NHL schedule. (Philly Hockey Now)
- Vladimir Tarasenko has the Flyers on his trade list. Should Chuck Fletcher pull the trigger? (Philly Hockey Now)
- Chuck Fletcher spoke at length about the Expansion Draft, NHL Draft, free agency, and much more. We break it all down. (Philly Hockey Now)
- One of Fletcher’s big signings in Minnesota, Ryan Suter, was bought out. Could the two reunite in Philadelphia? The Flyers are suitors for Suter. (Philly Hockey Now)
- A source confirmed to Philly Hockey Now that Brian Elliott will likely test free agency. (Philly Hockey Now)
- Shayne Gostisbehere is an option for the Kraken if they want an offensive defenseman, but is it realistic? (Philly Hockey Now)
- Now, James van Riemsdyk seems like the safest bet to land in Seattle, but could the Kraken go elsewhere? (Philly Hockey Now)
- Jakub Voracek could be an option for the Kraken as well. He’ll be one of the best players available, but also have one of the largest contracts. (Philly Hockey Now)
- Dave Hakstol was hired as the first coach of the Seattle Kraken. Could he impact their selection from the Flyers in the expansion draft? (Philly Hockey Now)
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