Found September 01, 2013 on Fox - The Hockey Guy:
It can take years for skilled young forwards to finally move up into primary offensive roles. Some players are ticketed for bigger things year after year. Here are several players who finally seem ready to escape that "almost-ready" category: Brayden Schenn, Philadelphia Flyers: He finally became a point-per-game player last season . . . in the AHL, where he scored 33 points in 33 games during the NHL lockout. His 26 points in 47 Flyers games disappointed fans expecting his breakout season. His one offensive surge -- 16 points in 15 February games – proved he has the ability to become an impact forward. It will be interesting to see where he fits into the new front-line mix in Philadelphia.Colin Wilson, Nashville Predators: He seemed to emerge as an impact forward last season until getting hurt. He scored 19 points in 25 games last season before suffering his season-ending injury. Once he returns from surgical repairs on both shoulders, he could become the finis...

Flyers sit at 49 contracts with decisions to make; intriguing training camp battles

With the recent signing of restricted free agent Brandon Manning, the Philadelphia Flyers now sit at 49 contracts on the 50 contract reserve limit. Two of those contracts could slide, meaning they would not count towards the 50 contract limit, if Laughton or Stolarz are sent back to Juniors (a likelihood for the latter). The Flyers are currently just over $2 million over the league’s...

Ranking the Flyers Prospects: Forwards

The Philadelphia Flyers prospect pool is considered one of the weakest in all of the NHL mainly because of their lack of an NHL top 50 prospect. Personally, I was not impressed with their draft back in June and I honestly think they missed out on some players who will be stars at the next level. Despite that, Philadelphia does possess an abundance of gritty and physical forwards...

Carolina vs. The Metropolitan Division: Philadelphia Flyers

As long as Paul Holmgren is running things, the Flyers off-season will always be some sort of wild adventure and this summer was no different. He didn't do anything absurd like trade Claude Giroux or try to get Alex Pietrangelo to sign an offer-sheet, but the Flyers were still very active this off-season and were the laughing stock of Twitter for a couple of days. Things started...

Five Questions For The Philadelphia Flyers

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Bill Meltzer: Labo(u)r Day Musings: A Dream Dressed in Work Clothes

Flyers All-Lunchpail Team Fred Shero used to refer to Bobby Clarke as a "dream dressed in work clothes." The Flyers' captain was the epitome of elite playmaking skill combined with a tireless work ethic and a fierce will to win. In honor of the Labo(u)r Day holiday in the U.S. and Canada, I came up with an all-time Flyers "Lunchpail Team" to recognize some...

Comparing potential breakout NHL centers

This looks like a banner season for young centers to move into the No. 2 and No. 3 slots on NHL teams. Several well-regarded prospects could make their first major impact in the league in 2013-14. Keep an eye on these guys:Sean Couturier, Philadelphia Flyers: After scoring just 42 points in his first 123 NHL games, he is looking for his offensive breakthrough. He starred in the American...
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