2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers season

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2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers
Division 4th Atlantic
Conference 6th Eastern
2007–08 record 42–29–11
Home record 21–14–6
Road record 21–15–5
Goals for 248
Goals against 233
Team information
General Manager Paul Holmgren
Coach John Stevens
Captain Jason Smith
Alternate captains Simon Gagne
Derian Hatcher
Mike Richards
Arena Wachovia Center
Average attendance 19,556 (100.2%)[1]
Team leaders
Goals Danny Briere (31)
Assists Mike Richards (47)
Points Mike Richards (75)
Penalties in minutes Riley Cote (202)
Plus/minus Braydon Coburn (+17)
Wins Martin Biron (30)
Goals against average Martin Biron (2.59)

The 2007–08 Philadelphia Flyers season was the Flyers' 41st season in the National Hockey League (NHL).[2] The Flyers went from the worst team in the league during the previous season to the Eastern Conference Finals, losing to the Pittsburgh Penguins in five games.

Off-season[edit]

In June, the Flyers made a trade which sent the first round draft pick they had acquired in the Peter Forsberg trade (23rd overall) back to the Nashville Predators for the rights to negotiate with impending unrestricted free agents Kimmo Timonen and Scott Hartnell. Both were signed to six-year contracts.

Due to having the NHL's worst record during the 2006–07 season, the Flyers had the best chance to claim the first overall pick in the draft lottery. However, the Chicago Blackhawks won the lottery and jumped up to the first overall selection, relegating the Flyers to the 2nd overall pick. After much speculation as to whether the Flyers would trade the pick in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers stayed put and selected New Jersey native James van Riemsdyk.

The Flyers wasted no time in addressing their free agent needs. On July 1, the Flyers signed Buffalo Sabres center Danny Briere to an eight-year, $52 million contract. Continuing to revamp their defensive core, defenseman Joni Pitkanen and forward Geoff Sanderson were traded to the Edmonton Oilers for defenseman Jason Smith and forward Joffrey Lupul. Smith was named Flyers captain on October 1.[3]

Regular season[edit]

The season began in the image of the Broad Street Bullies era, with multiple-game suspensions handed out to five separate players, the most serious being 20- and 25-game suspensions to Steve Downie and Jesse Boulerice, respectively, for two separate incidents. A 7–3 start in October and a 9–3–1 January run had the Flyers near the top of both the division and conference standings. However, a disastrous ten-game losing streak in February, reminiscent of such a streak the previous season, nearly derailed the Flyers' season. An 8–3–4 run in March coupled with two vital wins over the New Jersey Devils and the Pittsburgh Penguins over the final weekend of the regular season put the Flyers back in the playoffs as the sixth seed and set for a first round matchup with the Washington Capitals.

Divisional standings[edit]

Atlantic Division
GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 y – Pittsburgh Penguins 82 47 27 8 247 216 102
2 New Jersey Devils 82 46 29 7 206 197 99
3 New York Rangers 82 42 27 13 213 199 97
4 Philadelphia Flyers 82 42 29 11 248 233 95
5 New York Islanders 82 35 38 9 194 243 79

Conference standings[edit]

Eastern Conference
R Div GP W L OTL GF GA Pts
1 z – Montreal Canadiens NE 82 47 25 10 262 222 104
2 y – Pittsburgh Penguins AT 82 47 27 8 247 216 102
3 y – Washington Capitals SE 82 43 31 8 242 231 94
4 New Jersey Devils AT 82 46 29 7 206 197 99
5 New York Rangers AT 82 42 27 13 213 199 97
6 Philadelphia Flyers AT 82 42 29 11 248 233 95
7 Ottawa Senators NE 82 43 31 8 261 247 94
8 Boston Bruins NE 82 41 29 12 212 222 94
8.5
9 Carolina Hurricanes SE 82 43 33 6 252 249 92
10 Buffalo Sabres NE 82 39 31 12 255 242 90
11 Florida Panthers SE 82 38 35 9 216 226 85
12 Toronto Maple Leafs NE 82 36 35 11 231 260 83
13 New York Islanders AT 82 35 38 9 194 243 79
14 Atlanta Thrashers SE 82 34 40 8 216 272 76
15 Tampa Bay Lightning SE 82 31 42 9 223 267 71

Divisions: AT – Atlantic, NE – Northeast, SE – Southeast

bold – qualified for playoffs, y – division winner, z – placed first in conference (and division)


Playoffs[edit]

After taking a three games to one series lead over Washington, the Capitals won Games 5 and 6 to force a Game 7 in Washington. The Flyers won the series in overtime on Joffrey Lupul's power play goal. The Flyers then drew a matchup with the heavily-favored Montreal Canadiens in the second round. Despite being outshot the majority of the series, the Flyers upset Montreal in five games and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time since 2003–04 to face the Pittsburgh Penguins. Before the start of the series, the Flyers suffered a fatal blow when it was learned that defenseman Kimmo Timonen was out with a blood clot in his ankle. Coupled with a gruesome facial injury to Braydon Coburn in Game 2, Pittsburgh ran roughshod over the Flyers' depleted defense and jumped out to a 3–0 series lead. The Flyers won Game 4 at home to stave off elimination, and although Timonen returned for Game 5, Pittsburgh finished off the Flyers in five games.

Schedule and results[edit]

Pre-season[edit]

2007 pre-season[4]

Legend:   Win   Loss   Overtime/shootout loss

Regular season[edit]

2007–08 Regular season

Legend:   Win (2 points)   Loss (0 points)   Overtime/shootout loss (1 point)

Playoffs[edit]

2008 Stanley Cup playoffs

Legend:   Win   Loss

Player statistics[edit]

Skaters[edit]

  • Position abbreviations: C = Center; D = Defense; G = Goaltender; LW = Left Wing; RW = Right Wing
  • dagger = Joined team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, signing) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
  • double-dagger = Left team via a transaction (e.g., trade, waivers, release) during the season. Stats reflect time with the Flyers only.
Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age Pos GP G A Pts +/- PIM GP G A Pts +/- PIM
18 Richards, MikeMike Richards 22 C 73 28 47 75 14 76 17 7 7 14 0 8
48 Briere, DannyDanny Briere 30 C 79 31 41 72 −22 68 17 9 7 16 −3 20
22 Knuble, MikeMike Knuble 35 RW 82 29 26 55 −3 72 12 3 4 7 −1 6
17 Carter, JeffJeff Carter 23 C 82 29 24 53 6 55 17 6 5 11 0 12
20 Umberger, R. J.R. J. Umberger 25 C 74 13 37 50 0 19 17 10 5 15 7 10
15 Lupul, JoffreyJoffrey Lupul 24 RW 56 20 26 46 2 35 17 4 6 10 1 2
44 Timonen, KimmoKimmo Timonen 32 D 80 8 36 44 0 50 13 0 6 6 3 8
19 Hartnell, ScottScott Hartnell 25 LW 80 24 19 43 2 159 17 3 4 7 −2 20
5 Coburn, BraydonBraydon Coburn 22 D 78 9 27 36 17 74 14 0 6 6 4 14
6 Jones, RandyRandy Jones 26 D 71 5 26 31 8 58 16 0 2 2 6 4
9 Upshall, ScottieScottie Upshall 24 RW 61 14 16 30 2 74 17 3 4 7 1 44
12 Gagne, SimonSimon Gagne 27 LW 25 7 11 18 −8 4
40 Prospal, VaclavVaclav Prospaldagger 32 LW 18 4 10 14 7 6 17 3 10 13 −3 6
27 Downie, SteveSteve Downie 20 RW 32 6 6 12 2 73 6 0 1 1 −2 10
34 Dowd, JimJim Dowd 39 C 73 5 5 10 0 41 17 1 2 3 0 4
21 Smith, JasonJason Smith 34 D 77 1 9 10 −4 86 17 0 2 2 −4 4
24 Kapanen, SamiSami Kapanen 34 RW 74 5 3 8 −12 16 16 2 0 2 −4 2
2 Hatcher, DerianDerian Hatcher 35 D 44 2 5 7 4 33 15 1 2 3 2 40
26 Vandermeer, JimJim Vandermeerdaggerdouble-dagger 27 D 28 1 5 6 −1 27
53 Tolpeko, DenisDenis Tolpeko 23 C 26 1 5 6 −4 24
28 Kukkonen, LasseLasse Kukkonen 26 D 53 1 4 5 3 38 14 0 2 2 −1 6
25 Thoresen, PatrickPatrick Thoresendagger 24 LW 20 0 5 5 −6 8 14 0 2 2 1 4
32 Cote, RileyRiley Cote 25 LW 70 1 3 4 2 202 3 0 0 0 0 0
14 Ruzicka, StefanStefan Ruzicka 22 RW 14 1 3 4 5 27
26 Modry, JaroslavJaroslav Modrydagger 36 D 18 0 3 3 −11 8 9 0 3 3 −6 0
43 Biron, MartinMartin Biron 30 G 62 0 1 1 N/A 8 17 0 1 1 N/A 2
8 Fitzpatrick, RoryRory Fitzpatrickdagger 33 D 19 0 1 1 −12 11
11 Potulny, RyanRyan Potulny 23 C 7 0 1 1 0 4
30 Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki 27 G 28 0 0 0 N/A 0
55 Eager, BenBen Eagerdouble-dagger 24 LW 23 0 0 0 −8 62
77 Parent, RyanRyan Parent 20 D 22 0 0 0 −4 6 4 0 1 1 −1 0
36 Boulerice, JesseJesse Boulerice 29 RW 5 0 0 0 −2 29
45 Picard, AlexandreAlexandre Picarddouble-dagger 22 D 4 0 0 0 −3 2
29 Guenin, NateNate Guenin 25 D 2 0 0 0 2 2
56 Giroux, ClaudeClaude Giroux 20 RW 2 0 0 0 −2 0
65 Greentree, KyleKyle Greentree 24 LW 2 0 0 0 −1 0

Goaltenders[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
No. Player Age GP W L OT SO GA SV% GAA MIN GP W L SO GA SV% GAA MIN
43 Biron, MartinMartin Biron 30 62 30 20 9 5 153 .918 2.59 3539 17 9 8 1 52 .904 2.97 1049
30 Niittymaki, AnteroAntero Niittymaki 27 28 12 9 2 1 69 .907 2.91 1424

Awards and records[edit]

Awards[edit]

League awards and honors
Award or honor Recipient Ref
NHL 1st Star of the Week Martin Biron (October 22) [5]
Danny Briere (November 26) [6]
NHL 3rd Star of the Week Joffrey Lupul (December 17) [7]
Scott Hartnell (January 14) [8]
Scott Hartnell (January 21) [9]
Mike Knuble (March 3) [10]
Selected to NHL All-Star Game Mike Richards [11]
Kimmo Timonen
Team awards[12]
Award Recipient
Barry Ashbee Trophy Kimmo Timonen
Bobby Clarke Trophy Mike Richards
Gene Hart Memorial Award Mike Richards
Pelle Lindbergh Memorial Trophy Braydon Coburn
Riley Cote
Toyota Cup Martin Biron
Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award Martin Biron

Records[edit]

Individual[edit]

Franchise player records set during the 2007–08 season
Record Type Total Player Date(s) Opponent Ref
Goals scored Period 3[a] Danny Briere 11/21/2007 Carolina Hurricanes [13]
Saves Game 54 Antero Niittymaki 1/5/2008 Toronto Maple Leafs [14]
Powerplay goals scored Game 3[b] Scott Hartnell 1/19/2008 New York Islanders [14]

Milestones[edit]

Regular season
Player Milestone Reached
Denis Tolpeko 1st NHL game October 4, 2007
Randy Jones 100th NHL game October 6, 2007
Simon Gagne 400th NHL point October 20, 2007
Scottie Upshall 100th NHL game November 8, 2007
Ben Eager
Lasse Kukkonen
100th NHL game November 10, 2007
Danny Briere 500th NHL game November 12, 2007
Denis Tolpeko 1st NHL goal
1st NHL assist
1st NHL point
November 15, 2007
Riley Cote 1st NHL assist
1st NHL point
November 15, 2007
Jeff Carter 100th NHL PIM November 15, 2007
Danny Briere 400th NHL point November 21, 2007
Ben Eager 300th NHL PIM November 26, 2007
Steve Downie 1st NHL game December 5, 2007
Danny Briere 400th NHL PIM December 5, 2007
Rory Fitzpatrick 200th NHL PIM December 7, 2007
Kimmo Timonen 600th NHL game December 7, 2007
Steve Downie 1st NHL goal January 5, 2008
Scott Hartnell 100th NHL goal January 8, 2008
R. J. Umberger 100th NHL point January 24, 2008
Sami Kapanen 800th NHL game January 24, 2008
Riley Cote 1st NHL goal February 17, 2008
Claude Giroux 1st NHL game February 19, 2008

Transactions[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following transactions from June 7, 2007, the day after the deciding game of the 2007 Stanley Cup Finals, through June 4, 2008, the day of the deciding game of the 2008 Stanley Cup Finals.[15]

Trades[edit]

Date Details Ref
June 18, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
rights to Scott Hartnell
rights to Kimmo Timonen
To Nashville Predators
Nashville's 1st-round pick in 2007
[16]
June 23, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
Carolina's 2nd-round pick in 2007
To Washington Capitals
2nd-round pick in 2008
Nashville's 3rd-round pick in 2007
[17]
July 1, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
Joffrey Lupul
Jason Smith
To Edmonton Oilers
Joni Pitkanen
Geoff Sanderson
3rd-round pick in 2009
[18]
December 10, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
conditional 7th-round pick in 2009[c]
To Dallas Stars
Jussi Timonen
[19]
December 18, 2007 To Philadelphia Flyers
Jim Vandermeer
To Chicago Blackhawks
Ben Eager
[20]
February 19, 2008 To Philadelphia Flyers
Jaroslav Modry
To Los Angeles Kings
3rd-round pick in 2008
[21]
February 20, 2008 To Philadelphia Flyers
3rd-round pick in 2009
To Calgary Flames
Jim Vandermeer
[22]
February 25, 2008 To Philadelphia Flyers
Vaclav Prospal
To Tampa Bay Lightning
Alexandre Picard
2nd-round pick in 2009
[23]

Signings[edit]

Free agency[edit]

The following players were signed by the Flyers via free agency. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Previous team (league) Contract details Ref
July 1, 2007 Danny Briere Buffalo Sabres 8 years, $52 million [24]
October 3, 2007 Jesse Boulerice Albany River Rats (AHL) 1 year, $475,000 [25]
October 3, 2007 Jim Dowd New Jersey Devils 1 year, $500,000 [25]
October 9, 2007 Rory Fitzpatrick Vancouver Canucks 1 year, $550,000 [26]
April 8, 2008 Jared Ross Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) 1 year, $500,000* [27]

Re-signed[edit]

The following players were re-signed by the Flyers. Two-way contracts are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player Contract details Notes Ref
June 8, 2007 Lars Jonsson 1 year, $600,000* [28]
June 14, 2007 Antero Niittymaki 2 years, $2.54 million [29]
July 1, 2007 Scott Hartnell 6 years, $25.2 million Acquired in June 18 trade [30]
July 1, 2007 Kimmo Timonen 6 years, $37.8 million Acquired in June 18 trade [30]
July 25, 2007 Riley Cote 1 year, $500,000* [31]
July 25, 2007 Boyd Kane 2 years, $1 million* [31]
November 28, 2007 Braydon Coburn 2 years, $2.6 million extension [32]
December 13, 2007 Mike Richards 12 years, $69 million extension [33]

Entry level contracts[edit]

The following players — Flyers draft picks, undrafted free agents, and the unsigned draft picks of other teams — were signed by the Flyers to entry level contracts.

Date Player Previous team (league) Draft Contract details Ref
July 23, 2007 Claude Giroux Gatineau Olympiques (QMJHL) 2006 1st-round pick 3 years, $2.55 million [34]
November 1, 2007 Patrick Maroon London Knights (OHL) 2007 6th-round pick 3 years, $1.637 million [35]
March 19, 2008 Rob Bellamy Maine Black Bears (HE) 2004 3rd-round pick 2 years, $1.065 million [36]
March 19, 2008 Matt Clackson Western Michigan Broncos (CCHA) 2005 7th-round pick 2 years, $1.015 million [36]
March 19, 2008 Michael Teslak Michigan Tech Huskies (WCHA) Undrafted free agent 2 years, $1.85 million [36]
March 30, 2008 Jon Kalinski Minnesota State Mavericks (WCHA) 2007 6th-round pick 3 years, $2.625 million [37]
April 4, 2008 Andreas Nodl St. Cloud State Huskies (WCHA) 2006 2nd-round pick 3 years, $2.55 million [38]
April 4, 2008 Mike Ratchuk Michigan State Spartans (CCHA) 2006 2nd-round pick 3 years, $2.55 million [38]
May 9, 2008 Garrett Klotz Saskatoon Blades (WHL) 2007 3rd-round pick 3 years, $2.4 million [39]
May 9, 2008 Darroll Powe Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) Undrafted free agent 2 years, $1.04 million [39]

Waivers[edit]

The Flyers were involved in the following waivers transactions.

Date Player Claimed by Claimed from Ref
February 22, 2008 Patrick Thoresen Philadelphia Flyers Edmonton Oilers [40]

Departures[edit]

The following players left the team via free agency, release, or retirement. Players who were under contract and left the team during the season are marked with an asterisk (*).

Date Player New team (league) Via Notes Ref
July 3, 2007 Brad Tapper Iserlohn Roosters (DEL) Free agency [41]
July 6, 2007 Denis Hamel Binghamton Senators (AHL) Free agency [42]
July 9, 2007 Todd Fedoruk Dallas Stars Free agency [43]
July 9, 2007 Mike York Phoenix Coyotes Free agency [44]
July 13, 2007 Niko Dimitrakos Ottawa Senators Free agency [45]
July 16, 2007 Mark Cullen Detroit Red Wings Free agency [46]
August 1, 2007 Dmitri Afanasenkov Dynamo Moscow (RSL) Free agency [47]
N/A Eric Meloche Straubing Tigers (DEL) Free agency [48]
October 18, 2007 Robert Esche Ak Bars Kazan (RSL) Free agency [49]
May 15, 2008 Lars Jonsson* Brynäs IF (Elitserien) Free agency [50]
May 29, 2008 Denis Tolpeko* Dynamo Moscow (KHL) Free agency Flyers retained NHL rights [51]
June 3, 2008 Sami Kapanen* KalPa (SM-liiga) Retirement Retired from NHL [52]

Draft picks[edit]

Philadelphia's picks at the 2007 NHL Entry Draft, which was held at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio on June 22–23, 2007.[53] The Flyers traded their original second, third, and fourth-round picks in three different trades.[54]

Players drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in 2007 and their NHL career regular season statistics (complete through the end of the 2016–17 season)
Round Pick Player Position Nationality Team (league) GP G A Pts PIM W L OT GAA Notes
1 2 van Riemsdyk, JamesJames van Riemsdyk Left Wing  United States USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NAHL) 528 165 174 339 251 &
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2 41 Marshall, KevinKevin Marshall Defense  Canada Lewiston Maineiacs (QMJHL) 10 0 0 0 8 &
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3 66 Klotz, GarrettGarrett Klotz Left Wing  Canada Saskatoon Blades (WHL) &
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5 122 Kempe, MarioMario Kempe Right Wing  Sweden St. John's Fog Devils (QMJHL) &
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6 152 Kalinski, JonJon Kalinski Left Wing  Canada Bonnyville Pontiacs (AJHL) 22 1 4 5 0 &
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6 161 Maroon, PatrickPatrick Maroon Left Wing  United States London Knights (OHL) 301 61 74 135 378 &
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7 182 Phillips, BradBrad Phillips Goaltender  United States USA Hockey National Team Development Program (NAHL) &
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Farm teams[edit]

The Flyers were affiliated with the Philadelphia Phantoms of the AHL[55] and the Wheeling Nailers of the ECHL.[56] The Phantoms, with Craig Berube returning as head coach, finished second in their division and won their first round playoff series against the Albany River Rats in seven games. They lost in the second round to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins in five games.[57] In their first and only season as the Flyers ECHL affiliate, the Nailers finished last in their division and missed the playoffs.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Tied nine times by eight different players. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records.
  2. ^ Tied four times by three different players. See List of Philadelphia Flyers records.
  3. ^ Condition not met.
  4. ^ The Flyers traded their 2008 second-round pick and the Nashville Predators' third-round pick, 84th overall, to the Washington Capitals for the Carolina Hurricanes' second-round pick, 41st overall, on June 23, 2007.[54]
  5. ^ The Flyers traded Kyle Calder to the Chicago Blackhawks for Lasse Kukkonen and the Blackhawks' third-round pick, 66th overall, on February 26, 2007.[54]
  6. ^ The Flyers traded Jon Sim to the Florida Panthers for the Panthers' sixth-round pick, 161st overall, on January 23, 2006.[54]

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