Meltzer’s Musings: Timonen, Training Camp Opens, Quick Hits


Yesterday, the Philadelphia Flyers held a press conference at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, to officially confirm the diagnosis that five-time Barry Ashbee Trophy winner Kimmo Timonen received last month in his native Finland.

The longtime assistant captain cannot be medically cleared to play hockey as long he is on blood thinners to combat blood clots in

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What Timonen, Hextall Said

There was no real advancement in terms of "news" today during the Kimmo Timonen news conference.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall said in August he had to prepare for the possibility Timonen would not play. That's why the club signed Michael Del Zotto.

Craig Berube told me last week he was going into camp with two, new d-pairs to try out and that was necessary since Timonen wasn't there.

That Timo

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Meltzer’s Musings: Battle on Hamilton, Training Camp Outlook, Quick Hits


The new PPL Center in Allentown, PA, will hold its inaugural hockey even on Saturday, September 27, when the Philadelphia Flyers pay a visit for an exhibition game against their Lehigh Valley Phantoms farm team. Game time is 5 p.m.

Tickets for the game will go on sale to the general public on Friday, September 19. Prices start at $1

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Flyers Training Camp, Vincent Lecavalier, Rookies: Fly Over

The Flyers Training Camp begins tomorrow morning at 10:15 at the SkateZone. Rookies are fresh off their 3-0 victory over the Washington Capitals, and several of them have their crosshairs aimed at a roster spot. Pierre-Edouard Bellemare has a legitimate shot at making the Flyers roster and becoming the ninth French-born player to play in […] Flyers Training Camp, Vincent Lecavalier, Rookies: Fly Over - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Flyers Rookie Game Recap: Fly Over

The Flyers dispatched the Washington Capitals 3-0 in the Flyers Rookie Game on Tuesday. The Flyers rookies stifled the Capitals attack, shutting them out for the second year in a row. Bill Meltzer gives a thorough breakdown of the Flyers Rookie Game. Tuesday afternoon’s game was a refreshing change of pace for Flyers fans

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Meltzer’s Musings: Flyers Rookies Blank Caps, Holmgren, Quick Hits


For the second straight year, the Philadelphia Flyers' prospects stonewalled the Washington Capitals' prospects in the annual Rookies' Game between the two organizations. Last year, the visiting Flyers nipped the Caps, 1-0, on a goal by Taylor Leier. This time around, the host Flyers captured a 3-0 victory in front of a large crowd at the Skate Zone in Voorh

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