Found May 24, 2012 on HockeyBuzz:
Several weeks ago, while the Flyers' contingent of playoff Black Aces were working out at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, player development coach Derian Hatcher said via text that he's seen marked improvement in many of the young defensemen in the system from the start of training camp to the end of the season. At the head of the class this year were Marc-Andre Bourdon, Erik Gustafsson and Brand...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings -- Lilja, Paterson, Mr. Hockey

Ever since the Flyers' season came to an abrupt end in the Eastern Conference Semifinal, there were rumors in Sweden that Flyers' defenseman Andreas Lilja planned to forgo the final year of his NHL contract and return home this summer to sign with Elitserien club Rögle BK Ängelholm. Not surprisingly, the rumors were false. Speaking from the U.S. to his hometown...

Top Conn Smythe Candidate

I haven’t mentioned the question of playoff MVP since the first round when I picked Claude Giroux of the Philadelphia Flyers.  He has been out of the playoffs since the end of the second round but I would still argue he is likely the playoff win shares leader among position players.  He is starting to be challenged - most clearly by Dustin Brown of Los Angeles.  I think the...
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