Meltzer’s Musings: Mason, Flyers Hall of Fame, 20th Anniverary, Flanagan


As first reported by TFP's David Strehle and confirmed by the Flyers, goaltender Steve Mason sustained a broken right pinky finger in a ball hockey game last Sunday. The injury to his right (glove) hand will keep him off the ice for two weeks. In the meantime, Mason will continue off-ice workouts.

With about seven weeks to go before the start of Flyers trai

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Recognizing Lindros, LeClair, and Desjardins

Hard to believe Harry, but the last time the Flyers had their own Hall of Fame induction was 2009 when The Hammer went in.

Dave Schultz. Before that? Ron Hextall in 2008.

This season, the Flyers have a bonanza going with today's announcement of John LeClair, Eric Lindros and Eric Desjardins.

LeClair and Lindros will go in on NOv. 20 when the Flyers host Minnesota. Desjardins will be ind

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Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins to be inducted into the Flyers Hall of Fame


The Philadelphia Flyers will induct Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers Hall of Fame during the 2014-15 season, according to team president Paul Holmgren. Lindros and LeClair will be inducted on Thursday, November 20 pri...

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


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


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


* 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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