Meltzer’s Musings: Tradition and Adaptation

On November 16, 1997, I covered an American Hockey League game at the Philadelphia Spectrum. It wasn't anything that happened in the Philadelphia Phantoms' 6-3 win over the Kentucky Thoroughblades that made it memorable and special to me.

Rather, it was the first professional hockey game I was ever credentialed to cover in the pressbox. Of all the assorted press passes I have kept since then -

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Meltzer’s Musings: Brind’Amour, Prospect Updates

BRIND'AMOUR WAS ONE OF FLYERS' BEST ACQUISITIONS

Longtime Flyers center Rod Brind'Amour, who played 633 regular season games for the team, celebrates his 44th birthday today. With the impending inductions of Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers' Hall of Fame, Brind'Amour and Mark Recchi become the two most prominent Flyers players of the 1990s who are still awaiting se

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

FLYERS SIGN WHITE TO TWO-WAY CONTRACT

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

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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