CRUCIAL SEASON UPCOMING FOR PHANTOMS' STRAKA
The second pro season of Lehigh Valley Phantoms right winger Petr Straka will be a crucial one for his career fortunes; one that will go a long way toward determining whether he has an NHL future with the Flyers. As an AHL rookie last season in Glens Falls, the Czech forward produced nine goals and 27 points in 60 games. He ranked seventh in scoring
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WHO WILL BE THE NEXT FLYERS HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE?
It has been five years since the last time the Flyers inducted someone into their team hall of fame. In fact, there have only been two inductees in the last decade: Ron Hextall (Feb. 2008) and Dave Schultz (Nov. 2009). Rumor has it that the Flyers Hall of Fame will finally welcome at least one new member during the 2014-15 season.
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About one month ago, the David Booth was bought out by the Vancouver Canucks. Booth has yet to sign with another team and the longer he goes without a contract, the lower his asking price should fall. Booth is a left wing who could be a low-risk, high-reward player if the Flyers pick him up
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Ed Johnstone vs Dave Hoyda and Mark Heaslip vs Mel Bridgman from the New York Rangers at Philadelphia Flyers game on Apr 6, 1978.
POLLS ARE OPEN: The Flyers Highlight of the Year tournament wraps up the first round with this weekend's vote -- Best Hit of 2013-14.
Seven highlights have advanced so far for the right to face off in the Final Four of each category. This week'...
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* For the first time in quite a few years, the Flyers' teamwide faceoff winning percentage in 2013-14 crept up to the 50 percent mark. On a leaguewide basis, the team ranked 16th. The previous year, Philly finished 23rd with a 48.5 percent winning percentage.
Overall faceoff percentage is a somewhat overrated statistic. Not all faceoffs are of equal important depending on zone and game situat
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The Flyers can’t find much fault with Scott Laughton.
They can’t yet find room for him either, which compliments the organization’s depth at center as greatly as members of the organization compliment the next good one they have coming.
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Roenick, Mason and the Lazy Narrative
Stop me if you've heard this one before: A hockey analyst says that the Philadelphia Flyers lack an upper-echelon goaltender who is capable of taking the team deep in the playoffs.
That's what former Flyers' forward Jeremy Roenick said yesterday on CSN Philadelphia's Philly Sports Talk Live .
"I like Steve Mason," Roenick said on Philly Sports Talk,
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Good afternoon Flyers fans! Take a look at the latest stories from around the league. Philadelphia Flyers News Bill Meltzer breaks down a variety of Flyers-related topics. In this article, Bill Meltzer tackles everything from Brandon Manning to this day in Flyers history
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* For the second straight summer, the Flyers' final remaining restricted free agent is defenseman Brandon Manning. Last year, Manning inked a one-year, two way contract on Aug. 29; one week ahead of the start of rookie camp. He agreed to a one-year deal, paying $80,000 at the AHL level and $675,000 in the NHL. With the Flyers carrying eight defensemen last year and having a virtually injury-free
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