With the holidays are approaching, the Philadelphia Flyers have a lot to be thankful for this year.
The Philadelphia Flyers are having a good end of the year. A win over the St. Louis Blues only put them two points out of the Eastern Conference playoff race. Their star rookie, Shayne Gostisbehere, has been putting on a spectacular showing during his time with the team. It might be the happiest time of the year and there is no reason that the Flyers can’t be excited too. There also are rumors flowing and swirling like the fog on the road. Grab a cup of hot chocolate, put up Broad Street Buzz and catch up on today’s edition of Buzz on the Street.
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In early November, fans of the Philadelphia Flyers would not have been faulted for writing off the 2015-16 NHL season as a rebuilding year. The team was languishing near the bottom of the Metropolitan Division, their underlying possession metrics, ranked among the league’s worst, and the squad was having trouble scoring goals, let alone winning at a consistent late.
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As Evgeny Medvedev walked into the locker room doors Monday night, a Flyers public relations official called over a translator. It had been awhile since the Flyers needed to flag down postgame reinforcements for the Russian.
Dave Issac for Courier Post
The Flyers’ preseason schedule was winding down when new coach Dave Hakstol was unhappy with one of his lines. Considering the tape he watched of the season before he joined the NHL, he was surprised at how they were playing. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare, Ryan White and Chris VandeVelde didn’t have the same game they did together last season in Hakstol’s mind.
Travis Hughes for Broad Street Hockey
A pretty wild rumor surfaced throughout the day on Wednesday: that Wayne Simmonds has been traded to the Montreal Canadiens, and the only reason it hasn’t been announced yet is because of the NHL’s holiday roster freeze. As the rumor would have you believe, Simmonds is leaving town and it’ll be announced on the 28th when the freeze is lifted.