Philadelphia Flyers Tickets
Philadelphia Flyers tickets are always red-hot in the hockey-crazed City of Brotherly Love, and this year is no different as the Philadelphia Flyers try to return to the Stanley Cup Playoffs for the sixth consecutive season.
Few teams have as rich of a history as the Philadelphia Flyers, who have missed the Stanley Cup Playoffs only once since 1994. Buy your Philadelphia Flyers tickets online to see this year's exciting team skate at Wells Fargo Center as it carries on the winning tradition that dates back to the "Broad Street Bullies" of the 1970s.
Captain Claude Giroux leads an exciting young team in the familiar orange, black and white sweaters bearing the iconic winged P logo. Up-and-coming right winger Jakub Voracek and centers Matt Read and Brayden Schenn are among the talented players you will want to keep an eye on when you buy your Philadelphia Flyers tickets and take in the intense NHL action at Wells Fargo Center.
The Philadelphia Flyers are always tough to beat with goalie Ilya Bryzgalov between the pipes and veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen anchoring a punishing defense.
Buy your Philadelphia Flyers tickets online and come see this exciting team take on the National Hockey League's best, including showdowns with the Montreal Canadiens, Florida Panthers and Boston Bruins, as well as Atlantic Division rivals like the Pittsburgh Penguins, the New York Rangers, the New Jersey Devils and the New York Islanders.
Some of those intense rivalries date back to the Philadelphia Flyers' inception in 1967, so the action on the ice always kicks up a notch or two when the New York Rangers, New Jersey Devils or Pittsburgh Penguins come to Wells Fargo Center. You won't want to miss the intensity of these long-standing rivalries.
The race for the last spots in the Stanley Cup Playoffs is starting to heat up, and you will want to be cheering on the Philadelphia Flyers from great seats at Wells Fargo Center as they try to secure their spot in the best postseason in professional sports. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets now!
Philadelphia Flyers Preview 2012-2013 NHL season
What many hoped would be an eventful NHL off-season for our faithful Orange & Black has instead left many of us with many un-answered questions and a defenseless team. Will there even be a season with the possibility of a lockout? What is the future of our Captain Chris Pronger and our Defense? Was Bryzgalov worth giving up Carter & Richards in the 2011 off-season? The possibility of the lockout is looking more and more prominent with no word on a new CBA & both sides far apart on their negotiations. Per Gary Bettman the league owners are refusing to play another season under the current CBA, which expires on September 15th. Many issues still remain with negotiations but the issues that are causing the widest gap are system related proposals and economic proposals. Hockey fans around the world sit & wait to see if both sides come together on an agreement or October starts without our beloved hockey.
This off-season we saw many BIG names hit the Free Agency market come July 1st, none now donning Orange & Black and a summer Paul Holmgrem would like to forget. Before the July 1st Free-Agency frenzy, Holmgren shipped former number #2 draft pick James van Riemsdyk to Toronto an exchange for Defenseman Luke Schenn (brother of current Flyers forward Brayden Schenn) in hopes to build on what was expected to be a key defensive line-up. Big names like Zach Parise & Ryan Suter were offered big money to come to the City of Brotherly love but both chose to head west and sign with the Minnesota Wild each receiving 13-year contracts. After both Parise & Suter signed deals Holmgrem went after Nashville’s star defenseman & captain Shea Weber, putting in an offer sheet reportedly worth 14 years at over $100k. Just days before the deadline for Nashville to match, Flyers fans were left broken hearted when Nashville announced they matched the 14 year $100k contract for Weber. With Parise, Suter, & Weber locked into long-term deals, Holmgrem turned his focus to signing key players from the 2011-2012 season, Hartnell, Simmonds, Voracek all receiving multi-year deals. Holmgrem also signed 2012 first round, 20th overall forward Scott Laughton to an entry-level contract.
Flyers Captain, Chris Pronger has not dressed in a game since November 19,2011 due to ongoing symptoms from a concussion sustained in the beginning of the season. Since then the 37-year-old defenseman has had little to no improvement and future in the NHL and with the Flyers remains unknown. Holmgren stated, "As it relates to Chris, as much as anything else, I'm a glass-is-half-full kind of guy," Holmgren said. "I believe he's going to play. But I don't know. I don't have anything to back that up." On top of our Captain being down until further notice, 2 key defenseman are starting the season on the IR due to off-season injuries. 2011 Barry Ashbee winner, Andrej Mezaros injuring his Achilles tendon during off-season training in his hometown & is currently listed as out indefinitely. Andreas Lilja is starting the season on IR due to off-season hip surgery but is expected to play by December. With 3 big-named defenseman already starting the season on IR, Paul Holmgren got to work & re-signed Mark-Andre Bourdon to a contract extension. Bourdon is expected to start the season (if there is one with the big-club) along with Erik Gustafson & Brandon Manning possibly filling to void of our very apparent lack of veteran defenseman.
June 11,2012 many Flyers fans watched in dismay as several former players hoisted Lord Stanley as members of the Los Angeles Kings. Most notably of the players were former captain Mike Richards & Jeff Carter, both traded in 2011 to make room for Ilya Bryzgalov. Bryzgalov season in 11-12 was not one for fans to remember & left many of us wondering, was it worth giving up our future? Bryzgalov had glimpses of hope throughout the season but the team was hitting the golf course in early May & many blaming goaltending. Any Flyers fan knows that goaltending has been an issue with the organization for years but all hoped Bryzgalov’s 9 year, $51 million contract was going to be the answer. When the 2012-2013 season starts all eyes will be on Bryzgalov to redeem himself and help the city of brotherly love see that the 2011 trade of Richards & Carter was worth it.
Top 10 Flyers Must-See Games
Oct. 11 vs. Boston Bruins: The Flyers open up against the Bruins for the second straight season, though this one is at home. The Flyers spoiled the Bruins’ championship celebration by winning last year’s season opener, 2-1, in Beantown. However, they lost their three remaining games against Boston, including two during shootouts. The Flyers open the season by playing 13 of 19 games at home.
Oct. 27 vs. Toronto Maple Leafs: The Flyers swept the Maple Leafs in the season series last season, continuing a dominant run against Toronto. Dating back to midway through the 2008-09 season, the Flyers have won 12 of their last 15 games against the Leafs. Former Flyer James van Riemsdyk will be making his first trip to Philadelphia since being traded for Luke Schenn.
Nov. 1 vs. New Jersey Devils: The Devils return to the Wells Fargo Center for the first time since eliminating the Flyers in the Eastern Conference Semifinals. Either way, the Flyers will play three home games against the Devils before finishing the season series with three in Newark.
Nov. 10 vs. Carolina Panthers: The Flyers conclude a home-and-home series with the Hurricanes, who could boast as many as three Staal brothers. Newly-acquired Jordan Staal and his brother Eric are certain to create much fanfare, but if the ‘Canes opt to call up Jared Staal from their minor league system, this might turn into quite the family affair.
Jan. 3 @ Los Angeles Kings: The Kings don’t make a trip to Philadelphia this season, so this marks the only opportunity for fans to watch the Flyers take on the reigning Stanley Cup champions, affectionately dubbed “Flyers West.” This will mark Jeff Carter’s first appearance against his former team, as he was injured when Columbus came to Philadelphia last season. He’s again playing with Mike Richards, who registered an assist during his return to Philadelphia last year.
Jan. 6 @ Vancouver Canucks: The Flyers conclude a season-long, eight-game road trip against the Canucks, who won the President’s Trophy last season but bowed out in the playoffs’ first round. This will be the only time the Flyers see the heralded Sedin twins during the regular season. During last season’s contest, both Henrik and Daniel Sedin tallied goals.
Feb. 2 vs. Detroit: The Red Wings will have a different feel to them when they make their lone trip to Philadelphia. For the first time since the 1991-92 season, they’ll be without longtime defensive stalwart Nicklas Lidstrom, who retired this offseason. That leaves Tomas Holmstrom as the lone Red Wing remaining from the team that dispatched the Flyers in the 1997 Stanley Cup Finals, though he is reportedly considering retirement.
Feb.9 vs. Edmonton Oilers: The Oilers have struggled through the last few NHL seasons, but their woes have landed them the No. 1 pick in the last three NHL Entry Drafts. Each of those players – Taylor Hall, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Nail Yakupov – could be on display in this game. The Oilers are making their first trip to Philly since the 2010-11 season.
March 24 @ Pittsburgh Penguins: The Flyers unofficially commence the season’s homestretch with a home-and-home against their archrivals. From this point, they play 11 games in 21 days, including one stretch in which they play three times in four days. Eight of those games are against teams that qualified for the playoffs last season.
April 13 vs. N.Y. Rangers: The Rangers baffled the Flyers throughout all of last season, sweeping the season series behind Vezina Trophy winner Henrik Lundqvist, who posted a meager 1.83 goals against average. The Flyers hope to have solved the Rangers by the season finale, which always holds the potential to have some type of playoff implications. Who will forget the Flyers’ shootout victory over the Rangers on the final day to clinch a spot in the playoffs?