Found July 10, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Sat down with Ian Laperriere on Tuesday to chat about this being his first rookie camp whe he is totally in charge as director of player development. His job next season is to meet up with every player and spend some one-on-one time with them. It's not just following up on their on-ice performance but off the ice, scholastics (if applicable), nutrition, etc. He'll be doing a lot of travel....

Is Something Missing for Flyers?

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that he was comfortable with his team after the recent signings of F Ruslan Fedotenko and D Bruno Gervais. While there is no doubt that the Flyers have a talented core of young players, I’m not so sure that I would use the word comfortable. In fact, with the losses of guys like Jaromir Jagr and Matt Carle, it really feels like something is missing on...

Philadelphia Flyers Prospect Profile: Nick Cousins

By Dustin Leed (@D_LEED) Sault Ste. Marie general manager Kyle Dubas put it succinctly. “Nick Cousins is a strong kid who tends to be hated by opposition players and fans.” And Cousins wouldn’t have it any other way. “I have fun doing it, it’s the role I accept,” Cousins said prior to the Flyers Developmental Camp in Voorhees this week. “I’ve accepted that role ever...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Quick Hits on Voracek, Prospect Camp

More and more, it is looking like the Flyers may stand pat for the remainder of the summer apart from re-signing restricted free agents Jakub Voracek and Marc-Andre Bourdon. It still remains to be seen if Voracek can be signed to a multi-year deal or if the team and agent Petr Svoboda can only agree to another one-year deal with Voracek becoming a restricted free agent again next...

Philadelphia Has Good Coaching; Peter Laviolette

In part two of our coaches in Philadelphia series, we focus in on Peter Laviolette.  The Philadelphia Flyers, as we all know have not won a Stanley Cup since 1975.  The organization has had tons of head coaches since Fred Shero, the 2-time Stanley Cup winning coach.  Shero was famous for knowing how to get to his team.  Fred would write quotes on the board just to get the team...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Lappy on Prospect Camp

Over the years, I have been lucky enough to have access to interview certain hockey people from whom I always feel like I get an education about the game simply by listening to them talk. They offer a depth of knowledge and experience that comes not only from having played and/or coached the game at a high level from also their love of the game and innate hockey smarts. Ian Laperriere...
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