Meltzer’s Musings: New Philosophy for Development Camp, Quick Hits


The Flyers' 2014 Development Camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees reflects a new philosophy within the organization. Rather than opening the camp to unaffiliated invitees as well as prospects under the organizational umbrella, this year's camp exclusively features position players who have been drafted or signed by the team.

It had previously bee

Here is the original post: Bill Meltzer

Meltzer’s Musings: Development Camp, Setoguchi, Kovalenko


* The Flyers annual summer Development Camp will be held from July 10 to 15. The Trial on the Isle will be on July 14. The full list of participants is expected to be released today. When available, I will add the roster to today's blog.

* One of the more interesting reclamation projects still sitting out on the unrestricted free agent market as of this writing is right wi

Read more from the original source: Bill Meltzer

Meltzer’s Musings: Hayes, Phantoms, Watson


* Silly Season Musing: The clock is ticking for the Chicago Blackhawks to get Kevin Hayes under entry level contract before he becomes an unrestricted free agent on August 15. The 24th overall pick of the 2010 NHL Draft is coming off a spectacular senior season for Boston College, for whom he racked up 27 goals and 65 points in 40 games. The Boston native also played for Team

Read more: Bill Meltzer

Meltzer’s Musings: Mueller, VandeVelde, LeClair Turns 45, Quick Hits


* The Philadelphia Flyers reportedly have interest in unrestricted free agent forward Peter Mueller if the team can find a way to free up some cap space to add a forward. Now 26, the former eighth overall pick of the 2006 NHL Draft spent last season in the Swiss National League A with the Kloten Flyers. Mueller led the league in goal-scoring with 24 goals and finished third

See original here: Bill Meltzer

Meltzer’s Musings: July 4th Quick Hits


* Best wishes for an enjoyable and safe Independence Day weekend to all of my American readers. I am returning to Texas today after spending a very enjoyable last week in my hometown to cover the 2014 NHL Draft and the start of the free agency period (which ended up being much more eventful for the Dallas Stars than for the Flyers). I would have liked to stay in Philly for an upcomin

Original post: Bill Meltzer

Meltzer’s Musings: Minor Moves, Giroux


On the second day of the 2014 free agency season, the Philadelphia Flyers made five moves. Most were geared toward helping their American Hockey League farm team with some veteran talent that could also be called up to the NHL in a pinch.

At the NHL level, the Flyers signed unrestricted free agent defenseman Nick Schultz to a one year, $1.25 million contrac

Read this article: Bill Meltzer