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A look at Travis Konecny’s next contract

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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For a long time, the 2019 summer was labeled as a big one for the Philadelphia Flyers. Wayne Simmonds, Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny are among the players that will have contracts expiring next July. One is an aging power forward that will see a big raise and another is the future on defense. By…

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Five under-the-radar questions for the Flyers

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

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With training camp just over a month away, fans attention and curiosity can finally start coming out in full bloom. For the Philadelphia Flyers, the biggest topics are who will center the third line and what’s going to happen with the log jam in net. But there are other questions throughout the organization that need…

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Another crucial year in store for Scott Laughton

Saturday, August 4, 2018

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Scott Laughton’s 2016-17 season couldn’t have gone much worse. After starting the year injured, the Ontario native played just two games with the Flyers before being demoted to the Phantoms for the rest of the season on Dec. 6. Before the year, Laughton had played 107 games for the Flyers. The shuffling around wasn’t what…

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Analyzing Flyers’ Depth: Defense, Goalies, Special Teams

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

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Last week, while looking at the Philadelphia Flyers’ depth on offense, there was plenty to be excited about in returnee James van Riemsdyk. For the defense and in net, the only addition has been Christian Folin, a seventh defensemen. So where does that leave the defensive half of the ice for the Flyers and the…

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Analyzing Flyers’ Depth: Forwards

Thursday, July 12, 2018

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With free agency wrapped up and only a handful of trades that are supposedly still possible, but held up, it’s fair to say that the Philadelphia Flyers’ organizational depth is close to set in stone for the 2018-19 season. Last season, that depth earned the Flyers a playoff spot, but just a six-game postseason trip.…

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Flyers’ options for third-line center

Thursday, July 5, 2018

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With the news that Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall will not fill Valtteri Filppula’s center spot out-of-house on the third line, competition has been created among Philly’s forwards. Although often lamented for his play, Filppula had an important role for the Flyers on the third line. He was counted on for depth scoring and…

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Flyers’ cheap free agent options

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

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With free agency less than a week away and the negotiation period already started, everyone has already heard the big names like John Tavares, Paul Stastny and Calvin De Haan. The Philadelphia Flyers and general manager Ron Hextall will be in the running for a couple of the bigger names, but it’s possible they strike…

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2018 NHL Draft: Flyers select Jay O’Brien with 19th Pick

Friday, June 22, 2018

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Five picks after selecting Joel Farabee with the 14th overall pick, the Philadelphia Flyers returned to the podium at the NHL Entry Draft with the 19th pick. This time, the team went back to the middle of the ice, but off the board to select Jay O’Brien. O’Brien, a Massachusetts native, was ranked 24th by…

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Reviewing Ron Hextall’s first NHL Draft with the Flyers

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

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As the Philadelphia Flyers and general manager Ron Hextall gear up for the 2018 NHL Entry Draft, it may surprise some that it’s already been four years since Hextall conducted his first draft for the Flyers in a GM role. Although named to that role just over a month before the 2014 Draft, there’s plenty…

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Analyzing the future of Radko Gudas

Monday, June 11, 2018

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There isn’t a Philadelphia Flyer that could have ended his season on a worse note than Radko Gudas. First, the defenseman injured Sean Couturier accidentally before Game 4. Then, Gudas’ mistakes in the second period of Game 6 cost the Flyers a lead and their season. Mix that with a poor season overall, his history…

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