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

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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

THURSDAY QUICK HITS

* 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

HEXTALL ON THE POTENTIAL AND LIMITATIONS OF ANALYTICS

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

TUESDAY QUICK HITS

* 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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Meltzer’s Musings: Laughton’s Development, Ashbee’s Birthday, Quick Hits

ROOKIE LAUGHTON ON THE BUBBLE FOR AN NHL ROSTER SPOT

* From the day he was announced as the Flyers' new general manager, Ron Hextall has emphasized a mantra that the organization will not rush its prospects to the NHL nor will NHL jobs simply be handed to players based on their draft position or pedigree from lower levels of hockey. While most of the outside focus has been on the young defensem

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