Meltzer’s Musings: Giroux, Draft Re-Entries and More

THURSDAY QUICK HITS

* In his most recent article for ESPN Insider, Craig Custance polled a panel of a dozen people currently working in the NHL. Four are team executives (general managers or assistant GMs), four are head coaches, one is an assistant coach, two are players and one is a former general manager.

The panel was asked the following question: If you were starting a franchise from s

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Claude Giroux Is The Hero Philadelphia Needs (Video)

Not the one Philadelphia deserves. I know that’s not how the quote goes in Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, but after the way the Philadelphia Flyers beat writers and some fans just couldn’t stop dragging Giroux through the mud after the playoffs and the Ottawa incident, it seemed fitting, no? Since his arrival as a regular […] Claude Giroux Is The Hero Philadelphia Needs (Video) - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats: Ron Hextall, Analytics, Rinaldo

Ron Hextall said he will use analytics to build the Flyers. Hextall went further into advanced stats with Bill Meltzer of HockeyBuzz.com and his views should make every Flyers fan happy. Ron Hextall believes analytics could be a great asset when finding weaknesses on the team. Hextall says he will never use analytics as the […] Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats: Ron Hextall, Analytics, Rinaldo - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Meltzer’s Musings: Analytics, Alderson, Markov and More

HEXTALL ON THE POTENTIAL AND LIMITATIONS OF ANALYTICS

On the day he was announced as the Flyers new general manager, Ron Hextall explained his philosophy on the proper place for using analytics in today's NHL. In a nutshell, Hextall said that he felt data can be mined to determine areas where the team can hone in on specific areas of strength and weakness. He also cautioned that he did not beli

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Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats

Good morning Flyers fans! We are about 10 weeks from the start of the NHL season, but there is still hockey news out there. Take a look at the latest stories from around the NHL: Philadelphia Flyers News Bill Meltzer looks at how the Flyers prospect pipeline has increased over the last few years. At the beginning […] Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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The Future Of Zac Rinaldo

Around this time next year Zac Rinaldo will be a restricted free agent. He is only making $750,000 a year, but still, many fans are still calling for his head. His tendency to take stupid penalties, his lack of production, and his awful possession numbers make Rinaldo a risky player to have on the ice, […] The Future Of Zac Rinaldo - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Meltzer’s Musings: Prospect Pipeline, Bunny, Vinny and More

TUESDAY QUICK HITS

* Want to get a sense of just how much the Flyers' farm system has improved in the last four years? Yesterday I glanced at the Future Watch Zone section of The Hockey News' 2010-11 Yearbook to see who they rated as the Flyers' top 10 prospects.

Here was THN's top 10:

1) Jon Kalinski LW
2) David Laliberte RW
3) Kevin Marshall D
4) Joonas Lehtivuori D
5) Andreas Nödl

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