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Are Flyers Finally Turning the Corner in Defense Development?
Much has been made of the Philadelphia Flyers' inability to draft and develop their own defenseman. Many folks, including yours truly, have criticized the organization's lack of patience in overseeing young defensemen through their learning curves and living through the inevitable growing pains that can last as long as three to five...
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Nick Cousins is a prospect in the Philadelphia Flyers system. After tearing it up with the Soo Greyhounds in the OHL, Cousins joined the Adirondack Phantoms this past year. Nick is partaking in the Flyers Developmental Camp this week, and has been kind enough to join us as a guest blogger to describe what it is like.
You can read Nick’s day one blog here.
Two defensemen battle for the puck in front of the net during drills.
The Philadelphia Flyers five day long Development Camp kicked off on Sunday evening, bringing together 26 prospects and five invitees.
Forwards and defensemen were placed into separate groups, and all went through drills in order to improve various aspects of their game.
The players took Sunday to mostly get acclimated to...
Vincent Lecavalier coasted the last few years as the No. 2 center on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now he is eager to get onto the attack with the Philadelphia Flyers.He seems enthusiastic about getting out of trap move and onto the forecheck. But can he really play at that pace at this point in his career?And could he really play right wing, where the Flyers are threatening to play him...
Nick Cousins is a prospect in the Philadelphia Flyers system. After tearing it up with the Soo Greyhounds in the OHl, Cousins joined the Adirondack Phantoms this past year. Nick is partaking in the Flyers Developmental Camp this week, and has been kind enough to join us as a guest blogger to describe what it is like.
Day 1- July 7 2012
First day of camp is over! Today...
The choice between two slightly nuanced alternatives could have significant effects on how much the Flyers can utilize Chris Pronger’s LTIR exemption to the salary cap. (Photo by Travis Golby/NHLI via Getty Images)
By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose)
The Philadelphia Flyers have undergone more than a few changes in philosophy and direction throughout the past several seasons...
(Photo: USA Today) According to Flyers insider Anthony SanFilippo, the Philadelphia Flyers have re-signed defenseman Erik Gustafsson to a 1-year deal worth $1 million. Gustafsson, 24, was signed by the Flyers to a 3-year, entry level contract in 2010 after being undrafted. He has played 60 games in the National Hockey League, scoring four goals [...]
NHLThe annual Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Camp (now being called the “Flyers Development Camp”) kicks off Sunday evening before settling in for the duration of next week. The “Trial on the Isle” that also takes place every year in Avalon, NJ will commence on Wednesday.
Ian Laperriere, head of player development, has revamped the...
Vinny Lecavalier had his first conference call with the Philadelphia media over the weekend.
Here's the transcript courtesy of the Flyers:
Vincent Lecavalier conference call transcript
July 6, 2013
Q: Thoughts on joining the Flyers
âIâm really excited. Obviously everything came pretty quickly. I was part of an organization for 14 years so it was a tough...
(Philadelphia) There were a lot of questions about what will the Philadelphia Flyers do once Free Agency started on July 5, The Flyers made a big splash in Free Agency when they signed former Tampa bay lighting center Vincent Lecavalier to a 5-year/$22.5M deal. The Flyers made it official today when Lecavalier signed his new contract with [...]
At the start of the 2013 off-season, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren had four primary items on his agenda: upgrade the blueline, add size to the forward corps, offset the impending buyout of Danny Briere with a skilled forward for the second line and decide what to do with Ilya Bryzgalov and then find a more cost-efficient replacement in goal.
The acquisition of Vincent Lecavalier...
NHLTags: Fred SheroHockey Hall of FameThe Philadelphia Flyers organization gets criticized often these days for “living in the past” and over-celebrating the heroes of the 1975 and 1976 teams that brought Philadelphia its only Stanley Cup victories throughout its 46-year history.
One man that is often forgotten or left out when discussing...
Tuesday Quick Hits
* Later today, the Flyers will formally introduce Vincent Lecavalier, Mark Streit and Ray Emery at a 1 p.m. photo op/ press conference at the Wells Fargo Center. Meanwhile, the Flyers development camp in Voorhees continues today with sessions from 8:30 to 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 to 2:30 p.m.
* The Hockey Hall of Fame will announce its Class of 2013 inductees...
(Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Last summer, the Philadelphia Flyers made an attempt to land defenseman Keith Yandle of the Phoenix Coyotes. However, the asking price — two impact forwards — was too high for Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgren to pull the trigger on. At this past trade deadline, the Flyers re-visted the idea of trading for the [...]