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The World Juniors made these five NHL teams very happy

Now that the World Junior Championships are over, and host country Finland is revelling in their gold medals, the scouting focus on the departed tournament will surely be on the 2016 draft prospects like Team USA’s Auston Matthews and Finland’s Jesse Puljujarvi (who led the tournament with 17 points … and it wasn’t close). But the WJC was chock full of players who have already...
Via Bloguin Best
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

The World Juniors made these five NHL teams very happy

Now that the World Junior Championships are over, and host country Finland is revelling in their gold medals, the scouting focus on the departed tournament will surely be on the 2016 draft prospects like Team USA’s Auston Matthews and Finland’s Jesse Puljujarvi (who led the tournament with 17 points … and it wasn’t close). But the WJC was chock full of players who have already...
Via Puck Drunk Love
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

WJC Report: Finland captures gold, Provorov gets 2 assists as Russia takes silver

Embed from Getty Images   Flyers prospect Ivan Provorov was the center of attention. His quick shot through traffic with 6.9 seconds left in regulation of Tuesday's gold-medal game at the World Junior Championships in Helsinki, Finland was deflected in by Andrei Svetlakov to tie the game at three against host nation Finland. Provorov had two assists for Russia, also setting...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Finland rejoices, Russia sulks at world junior hockey championship

The world junior hockey championship game on Tuesday in Helsinki, Finland, came down to sudden death — a golden goal.After being thwarted by a Russian goal with 6.9 seconds left in the third period of regulation, Finland quickly rebounded and Kasperi Kapanen skated behind the net and stuffed the puck home in a dazzling pivot move at 1:33 of overtime to secure the Finns a 4-3 victory...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers History: Week ending October 18

October 16, 2007 The Flyers blanked the visiting Atlanta Thrashers, 4-0, in which goaltender Martin Biron recorded his first shutout as a Flyer. Three first-period goals set the tone for the game as the Flyers jumped out to an early lead at 1:21 on a goal by Mike Richards. At 12:56, Jeff Carter got into the act followed by a Sami Kapanen tally just 34 seconds later. Although...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers Trivia: Nicknames

  #237690 / gettyimages.com Hello Flyerdelphia Nation, Welcome to another installment of Flyers Trivia. Last week we did a Who Am I profile of a former Flyer player. Today we will do a few questions. When we do multiple questions there will be a category. Today's category is Nicknames. Before we move on, the answer to last week's Who Am I was Sami Kapanen. The small Finnish...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Kasperi Kapanen shined at the Development camp

Not sure if it is just hype, but Kapanen was the star at prospect camp. Via NHL.com: He’s even better than I thought he would be,” Guerin said. “So I was very happy with him. He’s just high-end talent, high-end speed. He’s a very, very mature kid for his age. Obviously, having his father [Sami Kapanen] playing so many years in the NHL and playing with him and brining him...
Via The Pensblog
July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Penguins draft a European forward: Kasperi Kapanen

For the first time in ten years the Penguins drafted a European forward. The Penguins drafted the Finnish born Kasperi Kapanen. ISS Hockey ranked him as the 13th best player available overall. And he was also rated as the number one European skater available. From Hockey’s Future: Talent Analysis Kasperi Kapanen plays a cerebral game with the skills and speed to allow him to make...
Via The Pensblog
June 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Penguins Select Kasperi Kapanen with 22nd Overall Pick

Photo Credit: Lehtikuva With the 22nd pick overall in the first round, the Penguins took winger Kasperi Kapanen from KalPa (Sm-Liiga).  The 5’10, 179 lbs. winger is the son of former NHL player Sami Kapanen.  Per Eliteprospects.com, Kapanen is a small and slippery with very creative hands and impressive 1-on-1 arsenal. He has a decent shot with good release but needs added velocity...
Via The PensNation
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

NHL Draft Preview: Targets for Flyers at 17

  #167709362 / gettyimages.com All eyes are on Philadelphia on Friday night for the first round of the NHL Entry Draft. The hockey world fixates on the first overall pick, as some of the NHL’s current stars are products of the top pick in the draft. For fans of the Orange and Black, the focus is on the 17th overall pick, where the Flyers select first on Friday night.  There...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 27, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 NHL Draft Rankings: Nikolaj Ehlers Leads Deep Class Of Wingers

The 2014 NHL draft class is deepest on the wings, where general managers will have their choice of power forwards, pure goal scorers and reliable two-way players. Not many of these players can be expected to make an immediate impact during the 2014-15 NHL season, but the potential is present in all of them. Let’s take a look at the best wingers in this year’s draft. 1) Nikolaj...
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June 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Virtanen, Ritchie on Leafs radar

If there can be any positives taken out of the collapse of the Toronto Maple Leafs this season it's the fact the fell right into a top ten draft pick. The Leafs will be picking eighth at the 2014 NHL Entry Draft on June 23-24 in Philadelphia. Although the draft is still a couple months away, and quite a few moves could (and probably will) happen before then. I'm going to take a...
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May 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Kasperi Kapanen Scores Amazing Between-The-Legs Game-Winner

17-year-old Kasperi Kapanen (Sami Kapanen’s son) is eligible for this coming NHL Draft and this move will certainly have piqued some teams interests. This phenomenal end-to-end between-the-legs game-winner was scored during the B-juniors’ bronze medal game in Kuopio in Finland. Needless to say, that’s one helluva walk-off. [YouTube] The post Kasperi Kapanen Scores Amazing Between...
Via Diehardsport
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

2014 Draft Eligibles: Kasperi Kapanen set to continue the family legacy

Kasperi Kapanen is the top European prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft (Photo c/o iltasanomat.com)  The average 17-18 year old person has many options when it comes to their future. Many chose to attend college to pursue a degree of their choice, while others head into the military or working field.   For 17-year old Kasperi Kapanen, taking up hockey for a living and continuing...
Via Flyerdelphia
March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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