Kevin Christmann

  • joined Feb 19, 2013
  • last login Jul 24, 2014
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How do the Flyers score their goals?


The Flyers' struggles in recent years have predominantly been at five-on-five. What needs to be better exactly? How are they scoring at five-on-five? What's working, and what isn't?

Learning how to develop a defense


The Flyers finally have a strong group of defensive prospects, but in developing them, they'll have to walk a fine line that they haven't be able to navigate in the past.

How the Flyers can maximize their cap space


It's a common misconception at this point. But no, the Flyers don't have to shed any salary right now. They can stand pat, even add more players, and still be compliant with the salary cap.

How much cap space do the Flyers really have?


It's important to remember that the cap is calculated differently during the offseason. Yes there is an allowed 10% overage, but teams must also account for every single player they have under...

Six more years of MacDonald


The Flyers blueline needed some help in 2013-2014, and the powers that be decided Andrew MacDonald was that help. Unfortunately, he wasn't exactly helpful.

What's next for Vincent Lecavalier?


After some initial excitement at signing the former superstar it quickly dissipated and Flyers fans were left wondering if #40 in orange and black is only a shell of the guy that wore #4 with a...

Homer's 10 best moves


Paul Holmgren had a lot of ups and downs as Flyers general manager. Let's take a look at some of his lesser moments.

Homer's 10 worst moves


Paul Holmgren had a lot of ups and downs as Flyers general manager. Let's take a look at some of his lesser moments.

Fixing the second power play unit


Despite the Flyers' seventh ranked power play in the regular season, it seemed to come almost entirely off of the strength of the first unit, while the second unit often struggled. I think it's...

Can Gill help Streit continue to excel?


With Hal Gill set to enter the lineup for the injured Nicklas Grossmann, the focus shifts towards whether or not the Flyers can continue to enable Mark Streit to be Mark Streit.

Lean on your best players, Chief


The Flyers were grossly outshot in the first two contests, and have only managed five goals in three games (discounting the empty-netter) in this opening round series. One thing that stands out is...

Why opinions vary on MacDonald


After watching Andrew MacDonald for 19 games, he appears to be pretty good in his own end. And yet, his possession numbers are poor. What's causing the discrepancy between the eyes and the stats? I...

Revisiting the Max Talbot for Steve Downie trade


The Flyers shook things up pretty early in the season when the team was underperforming by trading Max Talbot for Steve Downie. While Talbot was a fan favorite, it filled a clear offensive need at...

What to do with Vincent Lecavalier going forward?


Vincent Lecavalier has had a rough go of it in 2013-2014; although his recent stint as the fourth line center has proven a success in two games. With four years remaining on his contract, it's fair...

The Flyers' Swiss Army knife


After a dominant effort against the Penguins in a home-and-home this weekend Sean Couturier has rightfully been the recipient of much praise. However, let's not forget about the other half of the...

Too many no-trade clauses?


For some time now an apparent criticism of the Flyers was their frivolity in handing out no-movement and/or no-trade clauses when signing players. But are they really that frivolous?

Speculating MacDonald's contract extension


The Flyers want to sign the newly acquired MacDonald to a new contract. MacDonald previously turned down a four-year $16 million offer from the Islanders; so what could the extension cost them?

Trade deadline: Buying low on a young defenseman?


In 2007 the Flyers struck gold when they bought low on Braydon Coburn by shipping off Alexei Zhitnik. Could there be another young blueliner that might need a new organization and a change of scenery?

Trade deadline: Can the Flyers find a defenseman?


There are a number of defenseman available at the deadline, but are any worth the price?

25 Under 25, No. 2: Sean Couturier

After falling to the Flyers' as the eighth pick in the 2011 Draft, Sean Couturier quickly established himself as a defensive force in the NHL. While his offensive numbers are tame, that has more to...

25 Under 25, No. 5: Shayne Gostisbehere

When you potentially have the best player in college hockey you've got yourself a legitimate prospect. Shayne Gostisbehere is the young blueliner who's turning heads in the NCAA.

Blocked shots; the Grossmann debate; a film study


One of the more polarizing Philadelphia Flyers of the 2013-2014 season so far has been Nicklas Grossmann. It's led to debates about the usefulness of blocked shots and hits, and that inspired a bit...

25 Under 25, No. 9: Robert Hagg

The Flyers were fortunate to have the touted defenseman fall to their pick in the second round in the 2013 Draft. While he seems to have some consistency issues, he has all of the tools to excel.

On Shea Weber and cap-advantage recapture


I'm not here to discuss the plausibility of a trade, or even what it might take to acquire Weber if he were available. Instead, I want to remind everyone of cap-advantage recapture.

Free Agency: the Stan Bowman approach


Free Agency isn't what it used to be. It drastically changed in 2004 with the implementation of the salary cap. It changed again in 2012 with our current Collective Bargaining Agreement. It's...

Overused and overrated statistics


Statistics are more prevalent than ever in hockey, so it's important to question the stats that you frequently reference. What does it measure? What doesn't it measure?

25 Under 25, No. 23: Matt Konan

The undrafted defenseman who posted gaudy numbers as an "overager" in the Western Hockey League is looking to find his place among the Adirondack blueline.

Baby Schenn's next contract


The Flyers signed three of their four young, pending 2014 free agents this past summer in Claude Giroux, Sean Couturier and Matt Read. That leaves just Brayden Schenn remaining. What's it going to...

For better or worse, these are your Flyers


The Philadelphia Flyers are a fringe-playoff team with a flawed roster, and with little opportunity to improve it outside of trades.

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