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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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Phantoms that could be Flyers in 2018-19

Saturday, June 2, 2018

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The Lehigh Valley Phantoms playoffs’ may have come to a halting end at the hands of a sweep from the Toronto Marlies last week, but there’s plenty to look forward to for the players. For most, it will be another shot at the Calder Cup, but for a select few it could mean a season…

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What the Flyers can learn from the Capitals and Golden Knights

Thursday, May 24, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers may be sitting at home, while the Washington Capitals and Vegas Golden Knights shock the hockey world and play for the Stanley Cup, but there’s plenty of lessons that can be learned from the final teams. Here’s looking at the traits that led the Caps and Knights to the Final and how…

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Flyers 2017-18 Grades: Forwards

Saturday, May 12, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers forward corps had plenty of highlights in the 2017-18 season, most notably Claude Giroux’s 102 points — the first time a Flyer had broke the 100-point barrier since Eric Lindros in 1995-96. Giving a Giroux a grade was easy. Some of his offensive teammates weren’t that simple. Read on to find out…

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Grading Hakstol: A Review of the Coach’s 2017-18

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

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(Note: This is the second part in a two-part series. Last week’s edition looked at the 2017-18 season for general manager Ron Hextall. It can be found here.) Although the Philadelphia Flyers fan base would like coach Dave Hakstol to not return for next season, he’ll be here. This week’s review of Hakstol’s 2017-18 goes…

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Grading Hextall: A Review of the GM’s 2017-18

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

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After six months and 88 games, the Philadelphia Flyers season is over. I spent most of that time looking at the decisions coach Dave Hakstol and general manager Ron Hextall made each week as the team clinched a playoff spot. With the season now over, I’m taking a step back from the weekly approach and…

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Analyzing Ron Hextall’s end of year press conference

Thursday, April 26, 2018

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Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall held his annual end-of-year press conference Thursday morning touching on subjects like unrestricted free agents, buyouts and the coaching staff. How does that affect this summer and will fans be happy? It’s a mixed bag for the latter. Manning, Read, Mrazek and Oduya Won’t Be Back This is the…

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Grading Hak & Hex: Last Week of the Season

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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The Philadelphia Flyers season came to an end Sunday, but before the offseason goes into full swing, let’s look at the moves in the last week that got the team to this point. No Timeout in Game 4 Last week, Hakstol took a lot of flack for not calling a timeout after the Penguins scored…

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Flyers 4, Penguins 2: Staying Alive

Friday, April 20, 2018

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Claude Giroux promised that the Philadelphia Flyers would be returning to Philly for Game 6 and that’s just what the team will be doing. The Flyers pulled out a heart and soul Game 5 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins, 3-2, Friday night. Giroux had the first goal, Valtteri Filppula had the second and the injured…

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