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Philadelphia Flyers 2018-19 Season Preview

Thursday, October 4, 2018

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Tonight begins another season for the Philadelphia Flyers and after years of retooling, there’s genuine expectations of steps being taken this season. But it’s not all roses for the club. A look at the projected lineups, the biggest questions facing the teams and the most important games highlight the strengths and weaknesses heading into 2018-19.…

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Grading Hak & Hex: Waivers, Claims and Cuts

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

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Unsurprisingly, getting team rosters to the maximum of 23 players forced a busy week for Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. On the bright side, there’s plenty to go over in the moves the GM has made in the past week. Claiming Calvin Pickard, waiving Dale Weise and Mikhail Vorobyev making the team are just…

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Grading Hak & Hex: Training Camp Cuts

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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September may mark the return of NHL hockey, but it also brings along the most tumultuous time of the year for professional players. This past week began the disappointment for the Philadelphia Flyers and general manager Ron Hextall as the team began the sizeable trimming that will eventually lead to just 23 players left on…

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Preview: Flyers vs. Bruins (Preseason Game 6)

Monday, September 24, 2018

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For the first time this preseason, the Philadelphia Flyers will play a team that doesn’t call New York home, when they take on the Boston Bruins in Philly tonight at 7 p.m. The Flyers enter the last week of preseason play with a 3-1-1 record, but with some depth positions to still figure out. The…

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Grading Hak & Hex: First Week of Preseason

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

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The first few days of training camp are done for the Philadelphia Flyers and with them, a few games, a couple cuts and one huge trade that involved two different organizations. Here’s how everything grades out for GM Ron Hextall and coach Dave Hakstol. Vorobyev, Myers, Aube-Kubel Getting the Best Chances There were only four…

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Flyers 3, Islanders 1: First preseason win

Monday, September 17, 2018

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Shayne Gostisbehere scored twice on the power play and Mikhail Vorobyev improved his chances of making the Flyers as the team won its first game of the preseason 3-1 over the New York Islanders Monday night. Michal Neuvirth and Carter Hart shared the win and Claude Giroux added two assists. First Period Most scouting reports…

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Grading Hextall: Offseason moves and non-moves

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

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Another long NHL offseason is finally over. The Philadelphia Flyers’ training camp opens this week and preseason play this weekend. With the new season, comes a new year of Grading Dave Hakstol and Ron Hextall. To get things started, here’s a look back at Hextall’s offseason. Draft Overview I won’t pretend to be a draft…

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Flyers training camp battles

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

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Now that it’s September, training camp is just a couple weeks away. Just like every other team in the league, the Philadelphia Flyers have a number of training camp battles for roster spots going on in the final weeks of this month. Here’s a look at those battles, the players involved in them and the…

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Figuring out the Flyers defensive pairings

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

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Although the Philadelphia Flyers only added a depth defenseman over the summer and lost just Brandon Manning, things are up in the air with how coach Dave Hakstol wants to roll his six defensemen on a nightly basis. When the unit is healthy, there are plenty of options, but also plenty of craters that the…

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Flyers’ Biggest X-Factors for 2018-19

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

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For the first time since the 2013-14 season, the Philadelphia Flyers have made it clear that the team will be expected to contend for more than just the playoffs. But after a four-season retooling not everything’s perfect and there are plenty of question marks on the roster. And like with any team there are the…

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