Posts Tagged ‘Colorado Avalanche’

Flyers-Avalanche preview

November 9th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Flyers-Avalanche preview | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

(Flyers’ team captain Claude Giroux/AP Photo)

The Flyers, coming off of their 4-1 victory over Florida on Thursday night, will continue their four-game home-stand tonight with a match-up against the Avalanche. Colorado’s off to a rough start, as they’re 4-6-5 so far. Despite beating Toronto Thursday night 4-3 in the shoot-out, they’ve lost five out of their last seven games, although three of those five aforementioned losses were either overtime or shoot-out losses. In that 4-3 shoot-out win, Colorado went a perfect 3-3 on their shoot-out attempts, which is only the second time that’s occurred in the NHL this season, to date. The only-other time that occurred was when Washington did that in their October 18th game against the Panthers.

Match-up

Philadelphia– 6-5-2-  3.2 goals/game, 2.9 goals against/game, 18.6% power-play percentage, 78% penalty-killing percentage, 8.85 penalty minutes/game
Colorado– 4-6-5,  2.4 goals/game, 2.9 goals against/game, 14.5% power-play percentage, 91.5% penalty-killing percentage, 12 penalty minutes/game

Philadelphia’s team rankings

Philadelphia, by any means, has no problem scoring goals this season, as they rank in the top five — fourth best, to be specific– in the NHL in goals for/game. They have three six-goal scorers, in Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds and Michael Raffl. Voracek, who’s been on a tear lately, not only leads the team in points (6 goals, 13  assists), but is tied with Sidney Crosby for the league lead, with 19. Voracek ranks first overall in assists, and is second on the team in total shots, with 44, behind team-captain Claude Giroux, who has 58. With his second-period goal vs. Florida on Thursday, Voracek continued his point streak, which now stands at seven games (4 goals and 8 assists).

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Craig Berube: Deserving of being a Jack Adams Award Finalist

May 10th, 2014 by Kyle Lutz | Comments Off on Craig Berube: Deserving of being a Jack Adams Award Finalist | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

(Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Since the Philadelphia Flyers fired Peter Laviolette just three games into this season, on October 5th of last year to be exact, the team has made a 360 turn-around (to say the least), and also a solid effort perhaps as well in hopes of keeping their now-interim head coach Craig Berube’s job full-time, except without an interim tag attached of course.

Berube, a former player (two spans with Philadelphia: 1986-91, 1998-2000), wouldn’t give you the slightest impression that he was an enforcer back in his playing days based on his persona and coaching strategies. Behind the bench he’s calm and collected, yet responsible, employing a defensive-based scheme as coach. He demands the most out of his players on the ice, including defensive responsibility, and while he’s stern, he isn’t the screaming and yelling type coach that his predecessor in Peter Laviolette was.

For only so long, usually, do the yelling and screaming type coaches like Laviolette last on a team; due to players eventually blocking the coach out, players feeling a sense of disrespect, and their coaching schemes no longer working on the ice. I foresee that not occurring with Berube due to his calm, yet stern nature; the players respect and listen to him, and I feel that’ll continue down the road regardless of personnel changes and slight modifications in coaching philosophies.

Three days ago the NHL announced its three 2013-14 finalists for the Jack Adams Award Trophy; awarded annually to an NHL coach “adjudged to have contributed the most to his team’s success.” The three finalists are as followed: Colorado’s Patrick Roy, Detroit’s Mike Babcock, and Tampa Bay’s Jon Cooper.

Patrick Roy

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NHL suspends Flyers Briere for 2 games

November 24th, 2009 by Christian | 2 Comments | Filed in Flyers, General, Hockey

Daniel Briere

Associated Press

TORONTO (AP)—The NHL has suspended Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Briere two games for a late hit on Colorado Avalanche defenseman Scott Hannan.

The league announced the discipline Tuesday.

The incident occurred at 9:06 of the second period Monday night, right after Hannan had scored.

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