Meltzer’s Musings: Power Play Units, Rookie Camp Updates

FLYERS POWER PLAY MUST ADJUST TO PERSONNEL SHIFTS

Over the last two-and-a-half seasons, the personnel on the Flyers' primary 5-on-4 power play unit was nearly constant. Ever since Peter Laviolette moved Wayne Simmonds to the top unit in the second half of the 2011-12 season (moving Jaromir Jagr to the second unit except in 5-on-3 situations), the top group of five rarely changed.

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Snider Has a New Word: Patience

The Chairman paid a visit to Skate Zone this weekend.

Ed Snider, free of cancer since mid-August, dropped by to chat with Ron Hextall and Paul Holmgren.

Snider had quite a few things to say to the media, as well.

There was an unusually long rant about how he perceives his clubs have been "snake bitten" since last winning a Stanley Cup - 1975.

Injuries, concussions, player meltdowns i

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Meltzer’s Musings: Minor League Contracts, Bellemare, Camp Notes

FLYERS MAKING WIDER USE OF MINOR LEAGUE DEALS

* One of the most notable early changes that the Flyers have enacted this offseason under Ron Hextall has been the organization's wider use of minor league contracts rather that two-way NHL contracts. This summer, the Flyers signed nine players to AHL contracts, including Brett Hextall as well as longtime NHL forward (and former Flyer) Darroll Powe.

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Meltzer’s Musings: Rookie Camp Finalized, Projected Lines, Quick Hits

ROOKIE CAMP SCHEDULE FINALIZED

Yesterday, the Flyers announced the finalized schedule for their rookie training camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. Camp will open on Saturday rather than today. Ice times on Saturday, Sunday and Monday begin at 11 a.m. EDT. The length of training sessions each day will vary.

Camp concludes on Tuesday with the already announced Rookies Game at the Skate Z

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