The Philadelphia Flyers went against the traditional grain, both in terms of how they’ve operated and regarding NHL trends and the early returns are that these were decisions that will pay long-term dividends. In Dave Hakstol they hired a coach directly out of the NCAA ranks without any pro experience to run their bench and after years of trying to buy a title, the Flyers opted to take a different tack, building from within and patiently awaiting growth from their own prospects.
They were able to shed some big contracts via trade and suddenly, the future on Broad Street looks bright, as the Flyers returned to the playoffs in 2015-16.
Philadelphia Flyers Betting Lines Today
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Philadelphia Flyers Scores & Schedule
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Philadelphia Flyers Standings Right Now
The current Philadelphia Flyers standings are right here and with their evolving lineup, expect that the Flyers will continue to trend upward in the Metropolitan Division race.
|2||Columbus Blue Jackets||90||65||32||17||207||149|
|6||New York Rangers||88||68||35||23||219||179|
|7||San Jose Sharks||87||66||33||19||184||154|
|14||New York Islanders||75||66||27||23||196||197|
|16||Toronto Maple Leafs||74||66||24||22||201||197|
|17||St. Louis Blues||71||65||26||27||178||183|
|18||Tampa Bay Lightning||71||66||24||26||183||182|
|19||Los Angeles Kings||70||66||18||28||164||166|
|27||New Jersey Devils||62||67||17||30||149||192|
|28||Detroit Red Wings||61||65||14||29||161||196|
How To Win At Philadelphia Flyers Betting
Slick skating, mobile, puck-moving defencemen are the key to success in today’s NHL and the Flyers are loaded with skilled defensive prospects, adding to the bright outlook for this team’s future.
Shayne Gostisbehere emerged as a budding star, leading all rookie NHL defenders in scoring in 2015-16 and it won’t be long until 2015 first round pick Ivan Provorov is on the NHL scene. And that duo is just the tip of the iceberg among young, talented rearguards currently in the Flyers’ development system.
While scoring virtually the same amount of goals in 2015-16 as in 2014-15, Philadelphia improved its goals-against by 16 and increased its point total from 84 to 96.
The Flyers are a team that tends to play a lot of close games. In 2015-16, the Flyers participated in an NHL-high 27 overtime or shootout games during regular-season play, one fewer than they played during the 2014-15 seasonAs their defence becomes more solid and significantly more skilled and mobile, that unit will mesh well with a forward group that is very handy at putting the puck in the net.
The Flyers suit up a good mix of high-end skill along with size and grit up front. Nine different players hit double digits in goals during the 2015-16 NHL season, including one 30-goal scorer and a pair of 20-goal snipers.
Only five NHL teams scored more power-play goals than the Flyers in 2015-16, one season after Philly boasted the NHL’s best power-play unit, a total which was good for second overall in the league through that campaign. Three-on-three play seemed to suit Philly, as the Flyers won 13 overtime games in 2015-16, second-best in the NHL.
The shootout continues to be a Philadelphia nemesis. The Flyers were 3-8 in the NHL’s game-deciding penalty-shot competition in 2015-16 after going 3-11 in the shootout during the 2014-15 campaign.
It’s been a rough go of late for the Philadelphia Flyers but the betting going forward is that this will be a team on the rise, not only in the Metropolitan Division, but in the NHL as a whole.
Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has steadily rid the team of crippling long-term contracts that weighed down their ability to make moves under the salary cap and he’s continued to infiltrate the roster with talented young players. Only two of Philadelphia’s top 15 scorers during the 2015-16 season were over the age of 30 and five were 25 or younger.
One thing that will never change about the Philadelphia Flyers is their passion for rugged, tough hockey and their love for players who play a hard game with an edge to it.
That’s why Philadelphia fans worship Wayne Simmonds. He’s a old school power forward who can annually be pencilled in for 30 goals and 100-plus penalty minutes. Simmonds will anchor himself in front of the other team’s net, daring them to try and remove him from his office, and there’s few in the league with the stones or the physical attributes to do so.