Meltzer’s Musings: White, Morin, Goaltenders and More


The Flyers signed unrestricted free agent center Ryan White to a one-year, two-way contract yesterday. The gritty former Montreal Canadiens forward became a UFA this summer after the Habs declined to tender him a qualifying offer.

White dressed in 52 games for the Canadiens in 2013-14, primarily as the team's fourth line center. Strictly a checking forwa

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Meltzer’s Musings: Thursday Quick Hits


* Several people have asked if Michael Del Zotto will be a restricted or unrestricted free agent next summer. The 24-year-old defenseman became a UFA this summer when the Nashville Predators declined to present him a qualifying offer. The same situation would apply with the Flyers next summer. If the team makes a qualifying offer, he will be a restricted free agent. Otherwis

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Timonen’s Hockey Future is Cloudy; Flyers Sign Del Zotto

The Flyers announced horrible news today: veteran defenseman Kimmo Timonen is hospitalized in Finland with blood clots in both of his lungs and his lower right leg. The good news is that the player is in stable condition and should be released from the hospital soon. The bad news is that is unclear if and when the 39-year-old assistant will be able to play hockey again.

Earlier this off-seaso

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Meltzer’s Musings: Prospect Updates, Paddock, Nolan and More


Former Flyers assistant coach John Paddock will be the next head coach of the Western Hockey League's Regina Pats, according to a Leader-Post report. The 60-year-old Paddock will also have front office responsibilities including control of hockey operations.

Paddock served as a Flyers assistant coach each of the last two seasons. In the lockout-shortened 2012-13 camp

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