In every NHL Draft, there are inevitably a handful of non first-round picks (and sometimes even an undrafted player or two) who go on to outshine players who entered the draft with much more hype. Draft day is a start, not an end point.
Remember: These are teenaged players, whose development is still a work in progress. There is a lot of guesswork involved in projecting the floor and ceiling o
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I am in the process of compiling a four-part series on potential "sleeper prospects" who may be available beyond the first round of the upcoming NHL Draft.
Part One, which is almost finished and will be posted either tonight or tomorrow morning, deals with defensemen and will profile 30 draft prospects. Part Two, which will be posted in the latter part of next week, will go over centers. Part
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With a very disappointing season behind them, the Flyers front office can look forward to the upcoming draft, which takes place June 30th at the Prudential Center in Newark New Jersey. Many fans hope the Flyers take a defenseman with their first pick at number 11. While I agree they need to address their glaring Who Will The Flyers Select With The 11th Pick
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Voracek's Close Call
Flyers right winger Jakub Voracek is a lucky man. He walked away from a potentially serious car wreck in the Czech Republic yesterday with nary a scratch on his body nor did he cause injury to anyone in the other vehicle that he was unable to brake in time to avoid.
The accident came about because Voracek was driving too fast in his Ferrari. The player admitted fault in
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VOORHEES, N.J. – Matt Read didn’t get a medal. There were no celebratory pictures. There was no hero’s welcome home.
No, if nothing else, from a hockey perspective, his first experience of international hockey competition ended in frustration a...
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“I spoke with Jake this morning. He was involved in a car accident in the Czech Republic. Although his car did suffer damage, there were no injuries. Jake is fine.”
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Flyers winger Jakub Voracek is a very lucky guy.
He crashed his Ferrari in the Czech Republic on Wednesday and walked away uninjured.
"All good ... no injuries, no alcohol," he told me in a text.
His agent Petr Svoboda also told me, "He was very lucky. It's a learning experience for him."
His car suffered $150,000 damage. Given that he hit a truck, a tree and a utility pole, he could
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With just more than a month until the draft, let's check in on the Flyers. We opened up the Twitter machine and here's what you were wondering, using the hashtag #FlyersMailbag. @davegisaac #Flyersmailbag is it possible to amnesty briere and … Continue reading →
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According to a report from Sport.cz, Flyers winger Jake Voracek was not injured when he crashed his Ferrari into a truck in his hometown of Kladno, Czech Republic at 11:30 a.m. Kladno time. Pictures of the car on Sport.cz's website … Continue reading →
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Updates on Flyers 2010 to 2012 Draft Classes
The quality and depth of a draft class generally takes three to five years to judge accurately. Beyond a team's first-round pick, a draft can be retroactively deemed a success if at least one or two other players eventually make it to the NHL. Following are updates on the Flyers' 2010, 2011 and 2012 draft classes.
Among the members of the
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