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(Via the Philadelphia Flyers).
As the clock struck 2:30, Ian Laperriere gathered together the group of prospects assembled at the SkateZone for the last time. He spoke to them briefly before dismissing them, thus officially ending the the Philadelphia Flyers 2013 Development Camp.
While Laperriere and the other coaches spent four hard days improving the player’s skills and nitpicking at techniques, improving their play on the ice is only a small part of what “Lappy” wanted the players to do this week.
After the prospects finished up on the ice, half of them boarded a bus to Philadelphia to take a cooking class at a catering company near the Wells Fargo Center. The other half of them headed to the supermarket to learn the proper foods to buy as it pertains to staying healthy and in shape.
As Shayne Gostisbehere said on the second day of camp, “[Laperriere] said we’re going to learn how to be pros this week”. The cooking and nutrition classes were all put in place to help the players...
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The 2012 season was dismal to say the least for the Philadelphia Flyers organization. Flyers chairman Ed Snider was be more than willing to admit that. But on Tuesday, the organization introduced three players that they feel will seal the holes exposed during the lockout shortened season. A large press conference was held for the introduction of center Vincent...
With the salary cap limiting the price that teams can pay for players, NHL teams are now gambling by locking players into long term contracts during the players’ prime. The players also enjoy these long term contracts. This allows players to grow up in a city, raise a family, and become accustomed to a specific neighborhood.
Long term contracts are destroying NHL teams.
The Philadelphia Flyers have come to terms on a new contract for restricted free agent defenseman Oliver Lauridsen, the team announced. The deal is a two-year, two-way contract, but terms are currently unknown. He’ll likely receive a slight raise from last year’s salary of $650,000.
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from John Boruk of CSNPhilly,
Ray Emery may be the top offseason acquisition this summer.
No, not just the Flyers' best free-agent find.
The best free-agent signing of any team.
Disregard the organization, the player and the circumstances for a moment. Acquiring a goaltender who posted eye-popping numbers this previous season -- 17-1-0 record, 1.94 goals-against...
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 three blog here.
Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil.
By John Saquella (@jsaquella)
Cap space is not the issue here, Dude.
It’s the 50 contract limit...
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The mindset wasn't that the home team would lose, but by how much. The neighborhoods teams played in put up more fights than the hosts.
Until one man and one team changed everything. A city was no longer going to be pushed around. Thanks to Fred Shero and...
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