Posts for Kevin Hayes

Snow The Goalie: Where the Flyers Stand with Jason Myrtetus

Russ Joy - August 30, 2019

Anthony and Russ are joined by Jason Myrtetus of 97.5 The Fanatic and the Stick2Hockey podcast. They discuss:

  • The Kevin Hayes story
  • Player over/unders
  • Where the team will finish in the Metropolitan Division
  • Can Carter Hart live up to the hype?
  • The impact of the new coaching staff
  • Konecny/Provorov updates
  • NHL Network’s “Behind The Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp”
  • The battle for the 3RW
  • Claude Giroux’s NHL 20 rating
  • An update on the NHL/NHLPA’s CBA negotiations

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Flyers to be Featured on NHL Network’s “Behind The Glass” Series

Russ Joy - August 28, 2019

Remember back in 2011 when the Flyers and Rangers were featured on HBO’s 24/7 Road to the Winter Classic? We were treated to some absolute gems from former net minder Ilya Bryzgalov, who gave good news and great news to reporters, told us about the humongous big universe, and compared dogs to “hot blondes”. Then, this past season, the Flyers and Penguins were featured on NBCSN’s Wired, where we learned that Travis Konecny thinks Evgeni Malkin is a “******* nerd”. It should come as no surprise that Wednesday’s announcement that the Flyers will be the focus of the NHL Network’s four-part Behind the Glass series has led to rejoicing in the Delaware Valley.

In a press release, Valerie Camillo, president of business operations for Philadelphia Flyers and Wells Fargo Center said:

We are thrilled to be working with the NHL and NHL Network to showcase a different, all-access side of the Flyers organization.

This is an incredible opportunity to give our fans and the hockey community a never-before-seen look at our club and to spotlight the promising young talent we are developing that will bring the Flyers to the next level.

The official series title –Behind The Glass: Philadelphia Flyers Training Camp– shed some light on when and where the cameras will be shining the brightest. Will Morgan Frost or Joel Farabee grab the 3RW opening and take it as his own? Will Carter Hart be able to build off a solid rookie season?

The all-access piece will include some international flavor as filming is set to take place in the Czech Republic, where the Flyers will be led by Kladno native Jakub Voracek. He’s always a good quote and an entertaining player to be around, so I’d say it’s safe to assume he’ll be quite the star while abroad.

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Seravalli: Kevin Hayes Told Another Player He’d Only Go to the Flyers if They Overpaid

Russ Joy - August 14, 2019

When TSN’s Senior Hockey Reporter and former Philadelphia Daily News writer Frank Seravalli joined Anthony San Filippo and I on Tuesday night’s Snow The Goalie, we expected he’d provide some of the hard-hitting insight that made him a favorite in the local market and a target of Canada’s top sports network. We didn’t expect the bombshell he dropped on us regarding the Flyers’ top offseason signing, center Kevin Hayes.

Per Seravalli, Hayes had no intention of signing with the Flyers, who had traded for his rights, unless they opted to overpay him:

“I don’t understand why (the Flyers) felt the need to spend a pick in order to go out and (trade for Kevin Hayes’ rights). I don’t think there was a team that would’ve come close to the Flyers’ number, because if there were, Kevin Hayes would’ve just waited until July 1, and I have that on good authority. I was with a current NHL player the night before Game 7 in Boston who – five minutes before seeing me – ran into Kevin Hayes outside of somewhere in downtown Boston, which is obviously his hometown. He goes, ‘Oh yeah. I just ran into Kevin Hayes.’ He said Kevin Hayes told him the only way he’s going to the Flyers is if the Flyers overpaid to get him. And how much did they overpay by? It’s hard to answer that specifically, but I would say at least $600k-700k a year times seven years.”

Take a minute to let that sink in. That’s absolutely staggering. It’s Kevin freaking Hayes. This is a guy who’s surpassed 50 points ONCE in his career. He’s regarded by many in hockey circles as a 2.5 C. He’s a decent enough two-way player, but come on. He’s an upgrade over an underwhelming Nolan Patrick and nowhere near a top-tier 2C with a legitimate shot at moving to the top line. This is the guy saying he’d only play for the Flyers if they overpaid? Seriously? Have the Flyers fallen this far as an organization? I remember a time when players went out of their way to come to Philadelphia. Sure, some would point to Ed Snider’s willingness to throw copious sums of cash at stars when the NHL had no salary cap, but this is different. An overpaid, mid-tier player essentially trashed the team he eventually signed with.

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Snow The Goalie: The International Perspective with TSN’s Frank Seravalli

Russ Joy - August 14, 2019

Anthony and Russ welcome TSN’s Senior Hockey Reporter Frank Seravalli to the program to give the international perspective on the Flyers’ offseason. They discuss:

  • What it’s like to cover the NHL for TSN on July 1.
  • What happened with RFAs in this year’s free agency period.
  • Thoughts on the Ivan Provorov negotiations.
  • Thoughts on the Kevin Hayes signing.
  • The national perspective on Nolan Patrick.
  • Are the Flyers the worst team in their division?
  • How the NHL views Dave Hakstol.
  • Will Joel Farabee make the roster?
  • The impact Alain Vigneault and his assistant coaches will have.
  • Frank’s move from the Daily News to TSN.

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Snow The Goalie: Looking Ahead with Bill Meltzer

Russ Joy - August 1, 2019

Anthony and Russ are joined by the great Bill Meltzer of NHL.com/philadelphiaflyers.com/HockeyBuzz to discuss:

  • Paul Holmgren’s tenure with the Flyers
  • Ron Hextall as a rumored favorite for the Minnesota Wild GM opening
  • Flyers’ draft takeaways and Cam York’s potential
  • The Hayes/Patrick dynamic
  • Reason to panic about Provorov/Konecny not being signed?
  • Chances a young prospect makes the team as the 3RW?
  • Thoughts on the Metropolitan Division and the Flyers’ standing
  • Twitter Questions

*This episode of Snow The Goalie is brought to you by Cynch propane delivery service. They’ll exchange your propane tank for a brand-new, full tank for just $10 with the Crossing Broad promo code “CrossingBroad”. Just enter your address, leave the tank on your porch/driveway, and Cynch will do the rest.*

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STG/S2H Crossover Show: The Flyers Offseason w/ Jason Myrtetus, Anthony SanFilippo, Russ Cohen & Russ Joy

Russ Joy - July 17, 2019

Anthony and Russ are joined by Jason Myrtetus and Russ Cohen of Stick 2 Hockey to discuss Paul Holmgren’s move from team president to special advisor and break down the Flyers’ offseason moves. The guys also discuss the looming questions of unsigned RFAs, the team’s future, and whether the NHL should change to an NBA-esque salary cap model.

*This episode of Snow The Goalie is brought to you by Cynch propane delivery service. They’ll exchange your propane tank for a brand-new, full tank for just $10 with the Crossing Broad promo code “CrossingBroad”. Just enter your address, leave the tank on your porch/driveway, and Cynch will do the rest.*

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