Flyers bring in Tortorella following disappointing season

After the NHL Draft, free company and different offseason strikes, is inspecting the place every staff stands forward of the 2022-23 common season, which begins on Oct. 7. Today, the Philadelphia Flyers:

2021-22 season: 25-46-11, eighth in Metropolitan Division; didn’t qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Key arrivals

Tony DeAngeloD: The 26-year-old was acquired in a commerce with the Carolina Hurricanes on July 8 for 3 draft picks and signed a two-year contract three days later. DeAngelo, who was born in Sewell, New Jersey, had 51 factors, together with an NHL career-high 41 assists, in 64 regular-season video games and 10 factors (one aim, 9 assists) in 14 Stanley Cup Playoff video games final season. … Nicolas DeslauriersF: The 31-year-old signed a four-year contract on July 13. Deslauriers had 13 factors (eight objectives, 5 assists) in 81 video games with the Anaheim Ducks and Minnesota Wild final season, together with three objectives in 20 video games after being traded to the Wild on March 19. … Justin BrownD: The 35-year-old, who signed a one-year contract to return to Philadelphia on July 13, had 18 factors, together with an NHL career-high six objectives, in 69 video games with the Flyers and New York Rangers final season. After being acquired by New York in a commerce on March 21, he had two factors (one aim, one help) in eight regular-season video games and one help in 19 playoff video games. … Troy GrosenickG: The 32-year-old signed a one-year contract on July 13 after he went 16-6-4 and led the American Hockey League with a 2.00 goals-against common and .933 save share in 30 video games with Providence final season. Although Grosenick has solely made 4 begins in the NHL, as a result of he signed a one-way contract, he’ll seemingly be the backup to Carter Hart this season. … John Tortorella, coach: The 64-year-old was employed on June 17 to switch Mike Yeo, who took over after Alain Vigneault was fired on Dec. 6. Tortorella is 14th in NHL historical past with 673 wins in 20 seasons as coach of the Tampa Bay Lightning, Rangers, Vancouver Canucks and Columbus Blue Jackets. He additionally received the Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004 and the Jack Adams Award as NHL coach of the 12 months twice (2004, 2017).

Key departures

Oskar Lindblom, F: Lindblom signed a two-year contract with the San Jose Sharks on July 13, at some point after the Flyers purchased out the ultimate season of his three-year contract. He had 26 factors (12 objectives, 14 assists) in 79 video games final season. … Martin JonesG: Jones signed a two-year contract with the Seattle Kraken on July 13. He was 12-18-3 with a 3.42 GAA and .900 save share in 35 video games (33 begins) final season. … Nate Thompson, F: Thompson, who continues to be an unrestricted free agent, had three factors (one aim, two assists) in 33 video games final season.

On the cusp

Cam YorkD: The 21-year-old, who was chosen with the No. 14 choose in the 2019 NHL Draft, had 10 factors (three objectives, seven assists) and averaged 19:05 of ice time in 30 video games final season. York additionally had 12 factors (two objectives, 10 assists) in 34 video games with Lehigh Valley of the AHL. … Wade Allison, F: The 24-year-old, a second-round choose (No. 52) in the 2016 NHL Draft, sustained a knee harm in his solely NHL sport final season that prompted him to overlook seven weeks. Allison had 17 factors (10 objectives, seven assists) in 28 AHL video games. … Bobby BrinkF: The 21-year-old, who had surgical procedure for a torn labrum this offseason and is predicted to overlook a number of months, had 4 assists in 10 video games final season after signing a three-year, entry-level contract on April 10. A second- spherical choose (No. 34) in the 2019 draft, Brink additionally led the NCAA with 57 factors (14 objectives, 43 assists) in 41 video games to assist the University of Denver win the nationwide championship. … Noah CatesF: The 23-year-old, who was chosen in the fifth spherical (No. 137) of the 2017 NHL Draft, had 9 factors (5 objectives, 4 assists) in 16 video games after signing a two-year, entry-level contract on March 27. Cates additionally had 24 factors (11 objectives, 13 assists) in 37 video games as a senior on the University of Minnesota Duluth.

Video: PHI@NYR: York will get Flyers on the board early

What they nonetheless want

To keep wholesome. Defenseman Ryan Ellis performed solely 4 video games final season, his first in Philadelphia after he was acquired in a commerce with the Nashville Predators, due to what he known as a “multilayered” lower-body harm. He mentioned in May that he expects to be wholesome for coaching camp together with facilities Sean Couturier (again surgical procedure) and Kevin Hayes (stomach/hip surgical procedure), who every missed important time final season. Forward Joel Farabee may miss the beginning of the season after he had disk substitute surgical procedure in his cervical area on June 24.

They mentioned it

“We’ll be a much-improved staff. We’ll be a aggressive staff. Plenty of issues that we actually struggled with final 12 months, I really feel we’ve got an opportunity to be significantly higher at, whether or not it is our objectives towards, our construction, our penalty kill, and our energy play in specific.” — common supervisor Chuck Fletcher

Fantasy focus

DeAngelo may have sneaky fantasy enchantment if he falls in drafts after going from a Stanley Cup contender in the Hurricanes to the Flyers, who’ve missed the playoffs in consecutive seasons. DeAngelo ought to quarterback the primary power-play unit with Couturier and proper wing Cam Atkinson, who has thrived below Tortorella in the previous (NHL career-high 41 objectives with Blue Jackets in 2018-19). DeAngelo must be thought of a fringe prime 30 defenseman and prime 150 participant after rating eleventh in factors per sport (0.80; minimal 20 video games) at his place final season. — Anna Dua

Video: MTL@PHI: Atkinson scores in tight from Farabee’s feed

Projected lineup

Scott Laughton — Sean Couturier — Cam Atkinson

James van Riemsdyk — Kevin Hayes — Travis Konecny

Noah Cates — Morgan FrostOwen Tippett

Nicolas Deslauriers — Patrick Brown — Tanner Laczynski

Ivan Provorov — Tony DeAngelo

Travis SanheimRasmus Ristolainen

Cam York — Justin Braun

Carter Hart

Troy Grosenick

Injured: Ryan Ellis (decrease physique), Joel Farabee (higher physique)


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