I'm hearing the #Flyers will play at least one game in Europe next season. The NHL will have an official announcement later this month.
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) March 6, 2019
I checked in with Anthony, who said this:
“Two games in Europe next season… likely a divisional opponent. Haven’t gotten the opponent or the city yet.”
Anthony says the official announcement will be on March 21st. He doesn’t think the Penguins are the opponent.
Big question – will this count as a home game or a road game? If there are two games, is it one of each?
Some discussion, after the jump:
I see people mentioning Prague on Twitter. That would Czech a number of a boxes, since Jake Voracek and Radko Gudas are from there. Get it? Czech a number of boxes?
Anyway, consider this:
If they do an exhibition game in Europe, they'll also be part of a regular season opener. I agree that Prague is the most likely locale with the tie-in being Voracek and Gudas. Could be Sweden as well (Lindblom & Hägg) but Voracek has the most name recognition.
— Bill Meltzer (@billmeltzer) March 6, 2019
I’m down. Let’s start checking out flights from Delco to Prague.