This week’s serving of Philadelphia Flyers news and links from around the web.
The Philadelphia Flyers had themselves a solid week on the ice, defeating the Florida Panthers at home and on the road, but fell to the New York Islanders and Tampa Bay Lightning in regulation. Again, not too bad, but not too good, either.
General Manager Chuck Fletcher would like to add depth to the Flyers forward core, but a move at the deadline will be a bit more tricky given Philly’s current cap situation. I wouldn’t mind bringing in somebody via trade, as long as the Flyers don’t have to depart with too many assets. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
Both the Flyers and Philadelphia 76ers have been tremendous while playing at the Wells Fargo Center this year but still need to clean some things up on the road if either team wants to make any noise in the postseason. (Philly Voice)
While the Flyers are once again on the bubble when it comes to contending for an Eastern Conference playoff position, this 2019-20 squad feels different from others in recent years, on the ice and in the locker room. (Courier-Post)
Which three Flyers players could be on the block as the Trade Deadline nears? We decided to take a look. (BSB)
And finally, Philadelphia seems to be relying on analytics more under Fletcher and Alain Vigneault, which have directly affected when AV decides to pull the goaltender late in a game. (The Athletic, subscription required)
The Flyers enter this week with a 32-20-7 record and 71 points on the season. They’ll return home to take on the Columbus Blue Jackets on Tuesday.