Meltzer’s Musings: On Mason, the Trapezoid, and Regression; Quick Hits

CHANGING THE TRAPEZOID

Earlier this summer, I had a lengthy discussion with former Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher about a variety of goaltending related topics. One of the more interesting things to come out of the conversation was the fact that Boucher is among the seeming minority who does not mind the trapezoid and the corresponding rules restricting goaltenders' puck-playing ability behind

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Labo(u)r Day Musings: Team Lunchpail, Prospect Updates, Quick Hits

FLYERS ALL-TIME 'LUNCHPAIL' TEAM

Fred Shero used to refer to Bobby Clarke as a "dream dressed in work clothes." The Flyers' captain was the epitome of elite playmaking skill combined with a tireless work ethic and a fierce will to win. In honor of the Labo(u)r Day holiday in the U.S. and Canada, I came up with an all-time Flyers "Lunchpail Team" to recognize some of the hardest-working players

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Meltzer’s Musings: NF Flyers, Prospect Updates, Quick Hits

FLYERS PILGRIMAGES: NIAGARA FALLS

Years before the Philadelphia Flyers played their first game in the National Hockey League, the Niagara Falls Flyers were one of the most prominent teams in the old Ontario Hockey Association (OHA). Created in 1960, the Boston Bruins-affiliated Niagara Falls club won three OHA championships and two Memorial Cups between 1962-63 and 1967-68.

The Philadelphia

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Meltzer’s Musings: Prospect Updates, Quick Hits

QUICK HITS: AUGUST 30

* Radel Fazleev and Travis Sanheim both enjoyed multi-point games but the Calgary Hitmen sustained a 6-5 loss to the Regina Pats in Western Hockey League preseason action last night. Calgary outshot Regina by a 43-20 margin but yielded three goals apiece in the first and third periods. In the meantime, the Hitmen exploded for five goals in the second period but could not f

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Review of Puck Daddy’s Philadelphia Flyers “Summer of Disappointment.”

Throughout the off-season, Puck Daddy, a hockey blog powered by Yahoo!, has been running a feature called “A Summer of Disappointment.” The post features one team per day based on their most disappointing moments in team history, such as most disappointing team, to most disappointing choice of fashion. The Philadelphia Flyers version was written yesterday […] Review of Puck Daddy’s Philadelphia Flyers “Summer of Disappointment.” - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Meltzer’s Musings: White Injured, Prospects in Action, Quick Hits

WHITE SHELVED WITH TORN PECTORAL

Signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a one-year, two-way contract earlier this month, center Ryan White while have to wait to get his 2014-15 season underway. Yesterday, the Flyers announced that White underwent surgery to repair a torn left pectoral suffered in a workout last week. There is no current timetable for his return.

The gritty 26-year-old White ha

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