Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Pe

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Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Pe

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On the Newest Hextall and Other Things

The reaction to the Flyers adding Brett Hextall to the organization via an AHL contract to the Phantoms was as expected.

Many people saw it as just an AHL contract and it wasn't as if his father, Ron, the Flyers GM, handed him an a job at the NHL level.

Others saw it as another example of the Flyers always keeping things in-house, reclaiming former players of theirs, and nepotism.

You can

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Meltzer’s Musings: Reverse VH, Penner and Malone Invite Rumors, Quick Hits

REVERSE VH GROWING IN POPULARITY

Within goaltending circles, there has been a growing buzz over the last couple years about the use of technique called the post lean or reverse VH. It has only started to gain wider popularity in North America -- and within the NHL -- in recent years but it has been used in Europe for awhile longer, particularly in Sweden.

VH refers to the traditional vertic

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Meltzer’s Musings: Aug. 25 Quick Hits

MONDAY QUICK HITS

* Nicolas Aube-Kubel, the Flyers second-round pick in the 2014 Draft, is off to a roaring start in the QMJHL preseason. One night after notching a hat trick in the Val-d'Or exhibition opener, Aube-Kubel scored a pair of power play goals and added an assist in his club's 5-2 win over Blainville-Boisbriand. He has five goals and one assist in two games.

* Fifth-round 2014 dra

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Meltzer’s Musings: Voracek, Berube, Barnes, Quick Hits

QUICK START IMPORTANT FOR VORACEK

Flyers right winger Jakub Voracek is unquestionably one of the most skilled players on the team. He has averaged 0.83 points per game over the last two seasons and has compiled 52 goals, 71 assists and 123 points over his last 145 regular season games (0.85 points per game) dating back to the stretch drive of the 2011-12 season.

Off the ice, the 25-year-old

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Flyers Pilgrimages: Rexy’s, Rosemont, Pelle’s Resting Place

FLYERS PILGRIMAGES: REXY'S RESTAURANT AND BAR, MT. EPHRAIM, NJ

No discussion of the Broad Street Bully era Flyers is complete without mentioning their favorite postgame and off-night hangout, Rexy's Restaurant and Bar in Mt. Ephraim. From the time of the team's creation in 1967 until the 1980s, but especially in the mid-1970s, virtually the entire team hung out together at Rexy's whenever they

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