Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Welcome to the Official Site of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Facebook of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Twitter of the Philadelphia Flyers Official Instagram of the Philadelphia Flyers Official LinkedIn of the Philadelphia Flyers
 

#AskChief

Flyers head coach answers your questions submitted on Twitter

Tuesday, 05.27.2014 / 2:00 PM / News
Philadelphia Flyers
X
Share with your Friends


#AskChief
Flyers head coach answers your questions submitted on Twitter

"I do at times think about that. I think the line is missing the physical element a little bit if we put Read up there and not have Hartnell or somebody else. I think that line with Giroux and Voracek, the way they skate and handle the puck, you need a guy in there to bang bodies and get to the net. I don’t see enough of a net presence and physical aspect on that line."

"Well I still think we need to improve defensively. We have to cut down on the goals against. Whether it’s staying out of the penalty box, not giving up as many power-play goals or just different areas to become a better defensive team.

The other area we need to improve is that we need to have the puck more than we do. I think that we made good strides in keeping the puck and being a puck-possession team, but we can get better."
 
"It’s just on my own. If I want to call somebody at any given time I will, and I will contact the players and see how their summer is going with their training. I do stay up on their training in the summer and stuff like that."
 
"There are a lot of stats out there that are very helpful and we have people working for us that break these games down and give us some real good information on puck-possession and how much time we’re spending in our own end, how much time we’re spending in the neutral zone and things like that. It really helps us improve and get better."

 
"That’s a tough question because I’ve been in hockey a long time now so I really don’t know."


"I would say Bob Probert. I had a lot of fights with him. I can’t remember how many, maybe  eight or nine – he’s tough. He was a big tough guy."
 
"Well, I think both but as a coach you really have to be a hands-on coach. I think that you have to make sure you know what’s going on in your room and how it’s being run by the players and if they’re doing the right thing. I’m a hands-on coach, I’m a coach that talks to the players, but I do let them handle things on their own, but it has to be done the right way."

"Speed and power. It’s a real fast game today. There’s nobody out there that really can’t move and skate. The puck is so important nowadays. When I played, it seemed like it wasn’t that important, but today you have to have the puck and you have to be fast."
 
"I don’t know if I was surprised by anything. The one thing I did learn going forward is stick to what you believe in and keep pushing in that area. Don’t change, don’t go back-and-forth. You do have to make adjustments with your team and you do have to listen to your team, but I think your philosophy, what you believe in, you just have to keep pushing forward and keep going and it’ll turn around for you if you stick to it and you’re positive."
 
"I not really involved in the Draft as a whole. We have scouts for that, but where we pick, we’re going to take the best player available, so I’m not sure if it’s a D-man or forward, but I think we have to take the best player available and that’s what our philosophy is."
 
"Everybody’s got a chance, that’s the way you look at it. I don’t think you can come into camp and say, 'Well, this guy’s not gonna play.' Everybody comes into camp and it’s equal. They’re on the same playing ground and they’re going to get an opportunity to get looked at. They’re good players whether they’re ready or not it’s up in the air still."
 
"I don’t think so. I think taking your best player out of the middle is a mistake."
 
"I would say Montreal was my favorite team as a young kid because where I grew up we only had a couple channels and Hockey Night in Canada was the only time I could really watch hockey and Montreal was always on there. Guy Lafleur was one of my favorite players, but it changed when I got a little bit older. I started watching the Flyers and Bobby Clarke is probably my favorite player."
 

"I think that we’re going to be better. Our start last year wasn’t very good and we played catch up all year. This we’re going to come into camp. We’re going to be better off with the way we’re going to run camp. We’re going to be ready to go and have a good start to the season and it’s going to make things a lot better.
 
I think our team has improved a lot last year, but it’s got to get better and that’s our job as coaches to make these guys better."

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 PIT 31 21 6 4 99 71 46
2 TBL 33 20 10 3 110 87 43
3 NYI 31 21 10 0 99 89 42
4 DET 32 17 7 8 92 80 42
5 MTL 33 20 11 2 88 82 42
6 TOR 32 19 10 3 110 91 41
7 FLA 30 14 8 8 68 76 36
8 WSH 31 15 10 6 91 85 36
9 BOS 32 16 13 3 81 83 35
10 NYR 29 15 10 4 89 79 34
11 OTT 31 13 12 6 82 86 32
12 CBJ 31 13 15 3 76 100 29
13 PHI 31 11 14 6 81 92 28
14 BUF 32 13 17 2 62 100 28
15 NJD 33 11 16 6 74 96 28
16 CAR 31 9 19 3 66 88 21

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Voracek 31 12 26 9 38
C. Giroux 31 8 27 7 35
W. Simmonds 31 14 8 3 22
B. Schenn 31 9 13 6 22
M. Streit 31 4 15 4 19
S. Couturier 31 7 8 -1 15
M. Read 31 3 8 -6 11
M. Raffl 23 8 1 2 9
M. Del Zotto 24 2 6 -6 8
N. Grossmann 31 2 5 6 7
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
S. Mason 6 10 5 .921 2.49
R. Emery 5 4 1 .899 3.05
Privacy Policy | AdChoices | California Privacy Rights | Contact Us | Advertise Employment | NHL.com Terms of Use

Philadelphiaflyers.com is the official Web site of the Philadelphia Flyers. Philadelphia Flyers and philadelphiaflyers.com are trademarks of Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. NHL, the NHL Shield, the word mark and image of the Stanley Cup and NHL Conference logos are registered trademarks of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2014 Philadelphia Flyers, L.P. and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.