Leighton to undergo back surgery, expected to miss 6-8 weeks

If you’ve read my previous posts or listened to our Flyers Pre-Game Live show last night, you knew I had a bad feeling that the Michael Leighton bulging disc injury would be more than the “one month” that they initially said. It turns out I was right, as today the Flyers announced that Leighton will … Continue reading

Flyers’ Backlund gets first NHL nod tomorrow in Pitt

Like the ol’ saying persists, drastic times call for drastic decisions. For the Philadelphia Flyers and head coach Peter Laviolette, the decision looms within the goaltending issue. Johan Backlund, 28, of Sweden will get his first NHL start tomorrow for the Flyers when they visit the Pittsburgh Penguins. The recent relapse of starter Brian Boucher … Continue reading

Holmgren still looking to upgrade Flyers, trade talk

By now everyone knows the trades that shocked the NHL world yesterday afternoon. Dion Phaneuf is now a Toronto Maple Leaf. Goaltender JS Giguere has been reunited with Brian Burke, who was his boss during the Stanley Cup winning season for the Anaheim Ducks. At one point during yesterday’s firesale, Atlanta’s Thrashers superstar Ilya Kovalchuk was rumored to be headed to Calgary. Obviously that … Continue reading