Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 3 Months

The Philadelphia Flyers tried hard to get the first overall pick from the Florida Panthers last week to take defenseman Aaron Ekblad but balked at giving up tough-nosed, sure-handed winger Wayne Simmonds in the deal.

That's the word from Jim Matheson of The Edmonton Journal, who said Simmonds may be as close to untouchable as there is on the Flyers' roster. Matheson said the Flyers likely were pitching winger Matt Read, and maybe defenseman Luke Schenn or Braydon Coburn in the proposed deal, and the feeling was Florida would have to take Vinny Lecavalier's contract in some form. Panthers defenseman Erik Gubranson would have come back Philly's way, Matheson said.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 5 Months

Wayne Simmonds netted a hat trick to fuel Philadelphia to a season-saving 5-2 victory over the New York Rangers on Tuesday night to force a winner-take-all Game 7 Wednesday night at Madison Square Garden.

The Flyers finally came alive with their season on the line, as the Rangers clearly had a firm grasp of momentum through the first five games of the series. Simmonds scored the first, second and fourth Flyer goals of the night, as the home side broke out to a 4-0 lead in the first 40 minutes. The 25 year old has four goals and an assist through six games in the post-season.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 5 Months

Wayne Simmonds' 29 goals don't just represent a new career-high; he also topped all Philadelphia Flyers players this season.

Simmonds scored two tallies to push that total to 29. He blew away his previous career-highs in points, too, as now has 60 on the season (his previous ceiling was 49). When you add his 106 PIM and 209 SOG (not to mention 15 of those goals being PPG), it's easy to see why Simmonds is one of the best power forward options in fantasy.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 5 Months

Wayne Simmonds continued his excellent season Thursday with a goal in Philadelphia's 4-2 loss to the Lightning.

The power play marker gives Simmonds 27 on the season and raises his point total to 58, adding to his career-best numbers. Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek picked up helpers on the goal while Sean Couturier also found the back of the net in the defeat.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 6 Months

Wayne Simmonds netted a pair of goals for the Flyers in a 4-2 win over the Stars Thursday night.

You're probably aware of the power forward's propensity to rack up penalty minutes, making him valuable in rotisserie formats, but you may not have realized that he has also totalled 40 points in his last 43 games. Mark Streit and Michael Raffl also found the back for Philly in the win.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 6 Months

Philadelphia Flyers winger Wayne Simmonds collected two goals and one assist on Sunday, pushing his season total to a career-high 50 points.

The 25-year-old is owned in 74 percent of Yahoo leagues, so there's a slight chance he can still be had. His point totals are one thign, but it's his peripherals that really make him special; he now has 95 PIM, 164 shots and 107 hits in 2013-14.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 7 Months

Wayne Simmonds generated a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's 4-2 triumph over the New York Rangers on Saturday.

He recorded the game winner on a second-period power play and he picked up an assist on Vincent Lecavalier's 13th tally of the year. Simmonds has 19 goals and 45 points, along with 85 penalty minutes, in 61 games this campaign. Sean Couturier and Luke Schenn also scored for the Flyers in the match, while Kimmo Timonen earned two assists after he got Thursday's game off to rest.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 8 Months

Wayne Simmonds has 27 points since December 17th.

That is fourth best in the NHL behind teammate Claude Giroux (29), Kyle Okposo (29) and Sidney Crosby (28). His determination has been outstanding this season. "You know you're going to get the same thing from him every night," linemate Brayden Schenn said. "He's going to be up and down the wall. He wins his battles. He's going to be strong in front. He sees the ice well. He's been extra determined. I think he's one of the best net-front guys in the league. He's strong on the power play and dangerous in front of the net." Simmonds is owned in 75 percent of Yahoo! pools so if he is available in yours, grab him.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 8 Months

Wayne Simmonds' goal on Saturday was the 100th of his NHL career.

Simmonds scored it against the team that drafted him 61st overall in the 2007 Draft, the Los Angeles Kings. He was part of the deal along with Brayden Schenn that sent Mike Richards to the Kings during the 2011 off-season. He has 18 goals, 40 points and 81 penalty minutes this season.

Wayne Simmonds RW PHI 8 Months

Wayne Simmonds registered a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's 2-0 win over Los Angeles on Saturday.

The two-point effort snapped a four-game scoring drought for the Flyers winger. Simmonds has 18 goals and 40 points, along with 81 penalty minutes, in 56 contests this campaign. Claude Giroux also had a goal and a helper in the match.