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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
An 18-year old first round forward enters Philadelphia Flyers training camp an apparent long shot to make the roster. Forward thinking fans rail against the possibility of said young forward making the team, arguing that the minimal benefit of a talented young player filling a role on the third and fourth lines is outweighed by the negative of wasting a year of his entry level contract.
The Flyers disagreed, and Sean Couturier found himself in the opening day lineup.
2013 finds history repeating itself in the form of Scott Laughton.
Laughton, taken 20th overall by the Flyers in the 2012 NHL Draft, spent the lockout playing for the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. In 32 OHL games, Laughton has scored 13 goals and 20 assists for 33 points, an improvement upon his 0.82 PPG pace in 2011-12. A ten-game suspension for a blindside hit on Daniel Walsh has been the only blemish on an otherwise impressive seas...
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NHL camps opened Sunday with the lockout-shortened regular season scheduled to start next Saturday, Jan. 19. During the extended off-season, Philadelphia Flyers’ left wing Scott Hartnell kept busy by growing a lockout beard, appearing in ‘This Is 40,’ and reportedly hanging out with NBC Philadelphia meteorologist — and total smokeshow — Sheena Parveen.
The Philadelphia Flyers aren't expecting captain Chris Pronger to return in the near future. Concussion symptoms have sidelined Pronger since November 2011. And though he reported for the first day of training camp on Sunday, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said Pronger was scheduled to see his doctor. When does Holmgren expect Pronger to be able to play again? "...
Philadelphia Flyers fans supported their favorite team in the best way they could. They showed up.
About 2,000 fans on Sunday packed the Flyers' New Jersey training facility for the first day of training camp. Dressed in team gear, most of the fans arrived a couple of hours before the start of the morning practice. Cars were eventually turned away from the parking lot and fans...
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Contrary to numerous reports, the Philadelphia Flyers will not name their captain today. Anthony SanFilippo, inside reporter for the Flyers, reported early this morning that the team will not make the announcement today.
It is believed that the team will announce their new captain (most likely Claude Giroux) on Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center...
The Philadelphia Flyers signed free-agent defenseman Kurtis Forster to a one-year deal on Sunday and also traded minor-leaguer Luke Pither for Carolina backup goalie Brian Boucher. The Flyers also obtained prospect Mark Alt in the dea. Boucher will return to the Flyers after two previous stops with the team, the last from 2009 to 2011. The 36-year-old posted a 1-6-1 record with...
Here are some quick hits for your Tuesday morning as the Flyers abbreviated training camp hits the halfway point:
* It appears that Brayden Schenn will, in fact, open the regular season on the top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell. The player and head coach Peter Laviolette stopped just short of saying so after practice yesterday.
The key word that kept being emphasized...
After 119 days of no NHL hockey, the final step of ending the lockout has been completed and hockey is officially back!
Following the announcement that the Memorandum of Understanding has been signed by both the NHL and NHLPA, the Philadelphia Flyers released their official schedule for the shortened 2012-13 season.
As expected, several games will be played each week at a very...
Philadelphia, PA – This week the Philadelphia Flyers will host a free, open-to-the-public practice at the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, January 17 at 6 p.m. as part of a week-long series of events geared towards Flyer-ing up hockey fans in the area. “We have the greatest fans in the world. This is our way of saying,…
NHLTags: Kurtis FosterRob Parent of the Delaware County Times reported on Thursday that the Philadelphia Flyers were interested in signing free agent defenseman Kurtis Foster.
The Flyers have made the signing official this morning, now that the “memorandum of understanding” between the NHL and NHLPA has been finalized.
The Philadelphia Flyers come into the season with some question marks, as do all teams, but one of the things I’d like them to improve upon is the scoring production from the defense. Last season the Flyers scored 264 goals […]
By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
After a 113-day lockout, it took Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren less than twelve hours to make his first transaction of the 2013 NHL season.
But the ever-aggressive Holmgren did not make a glamour free agent signing or pull the trigger on a season-altering trade. Instead, Holmgren’s first move was to sign 31-year old journeyman...
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My Two Cents 1.11.2013
The moment we have all been waiting for is here! The 2012-2013 Philadelphia Flyers schedule has been released, with the Orange and Black opening their season against fierce rival the Pittsburgh Penguins at home at the Wells Fargo Center on […]