Dec 312010
Flyers give Leighton support in 7-4 win over Kings

December 31 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Goalie Michael Leighton’s return was upstaged by the Flyers’ new-look offense Thursday night. With his team in a funk, coach Peter Laviolette changed his three top lines and it keyed the Flyers‘ 7-4 win over the Los Angeles Kings at the sold-out Staples Center. Captain Mike Richards collected four points – [More…]

Nov 152010
Flyers Runaround: 11.15.10; Possible Leino deal, Bobrovsky hot, more...

November 15: Philadelphia Flyers news and stories from around the web… Leino eyes deal as stock soars November 15 Camden Courier-Post: “The Flyers like to think of themselves as revolutionists, but do they really want to be the first team in NHL history to exceed the salary cap a year in advance? If Ville Leino [More…]

Nov 112010
Flyers' Leighton, Walker on ice for first time after surgeries

November 11 Philadelphia Daily News: “Back to reality. For the Flyers, yesterday’s hourlong practice was a welcome back to the real world after team bonding and golfing at the Pinehurst No. 2 course in the 75-degree sun on Tuesday. It also was a reintroduction to teammates Michael Leighton and Matt Walker, who joined the team [More…]

Oct 302010
Flyers Runaround: 10.30.10; defeat Penguins, Leighton returning, more...

October 30: Philadelphia Flyers news and stories from around the web… Flyers beat the Penguins on Pittsburgh’s bad ice October 30 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Superstar Sidney Crosby and his Pittsburgh Penguins teammates do not like the ice at their spiffy new arena, the Consol Energy Center. The ice is so choppy that Crosby said he has to [More…]

Oct 092010
Flyers' Leighton to miss 6-8 weeks with back surgery

October 9 Philadelphia Daily News: “Last June, no more than a few days after the Flyers bowed out of the Stanley Cup finals, goaltender Michael Leighton sat in coach Peter Laviolette’s office for the usual exit interviews. Except Leighton’s meeting with Laviolette – one of the men responsible for his renaissance in net – was [More…]

Oct 052010
Flyers, other teams have shown you don't need elite goalie to win big

October 5 Philadelphia Daily News columnist Frank Seravalli: “Can you name the last five Stanley Cup-winning goaltenders? For the casual hockey fan, it’s not a distinguished list filled with marquee players. In 2006, then-Carolina coach Peter Laviolette rode unheralded rookie Cam Ward to a parade in downtown Raleigh. Jean-Sebastien Giguere won it for Anaheim in 2007, [More…]

Sep 292010
Flyers lose Leighton, Laperriere for extended period

September 29 Philadelphia Inquirer: “One day after saying that Michael Leighton would return to practice Thursday, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren revealed Tuesday that his No. 1 goaltender would be sidelined for at least a month with a bulging disk in his lower back. In a conference call with reporters, Holmgren also said that forward [More…]

Sep 282010
Flyers say Leighton's back strain is not serious

September 28 Philadelphia Inquirer: “Michael Leighton’s lower-back strain doesn’t appear to be something to worry about. At least that’s what Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Monday moments after he viewed his No.1 goaltender’s MRI results at the Skate Zone in Voorhees. “We are not real concerned about this,” Holmgren said of the injury Leighton [More…]