The Philadelphia Flyers have a wealth of talented players. More importantly, they also have many great player name anagrams.
You know you’ve reached the deadest part of the offseason when articles like this one are coming out. But it’s easy to overanalyze and stress out over players when games aren’t being played. So put off your concerns for now about Nolan Patrick’s injury history, or how successful the Brian Elliott-Michal Neuvirth goalie tandem will be, and enjoy some of the best Philadelphia Flyers anagrams 30 minutes on the Internet can find. They say anagrams never lie, but even if they do, sometimes they come pretty close to the truth.
5. Matt Read = Tamed Rat
This anagram might seem like an insult to Read, who has indeed disappointed over the last couple of seasons. His point production has steadily fallen from his rookie season high of 47, scoring only 19 this past year. But pet rats are highly intelligent and easy to manage, and as a strong bottom-6 forward who grinds every shift and does the little things right, Matt Read fits that description.
Honorable mention: Dart Mate
4. Sean Couturier = Outraces Urine
Whether or not this anagram is an insult or praise depends on whether or not you’d define urine as “fast.” Are we judging it by how fast it exits your body? Or how fast it can flow down a hill, or something? Whatever. Sean Couturier can outrace it.
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Honorable mention: A Neurotic Ruse
3. Travis Konecny = A Skinny Vector
This one cuts straight to the heart of the concerns surrounding Konecny. He’s displayed impressive speed and offensive skill throughout his career thus far, but he’s also the shortest, lightest player likely to make next year’s team, coming in at 5-10 and 175 pounds. Konecny made it through 70 games last season, but his durability will be something to keep an eye on.
Honorable mention: Risky Covenant
2. Andrew McDonald = Calm, and Drowned
I love this anagram. It belongs on a poster beneath a picture of AMac missing a defensive assignment. He may have drowned performance-wise last year, but at least he looked calm doing it! It’s depressing, but if McDonald looked more unhinged on the ice, maybe Dave Hakstol wouldn’t have used him like the top-pairing defenseman he’ll never be.
Honorable mention: Damned Crown Lad
1. Claude Giroux = Dialogue Crux
Another anagram that hits the nail right on the head. No matter what you think of Giroux moving forward, the dialogue surrounding both him and the team depends on how well he can bounce back from a mediocre season. One thing’s for sure- Giroux will be a major Flyers talking point for the foreseeable future.
Honorable mention: Coax Idle Guru