Meltzer’s Musings: July 4th Quick Hits

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

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Meltzer’s Musings: Minor Moves, Giroux

FLYERS MAKE SERIES OF MINOR MOVES

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

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A Sitdown Is Required

We've been through this before.

With Eric Lindros and Ko Ko Bananas.

With Mike Richards and Jeff Carter on Dry Island.

And now with Claude Giroux.

The Flyers - and that means Ed Snider, Paul Holmgren, Ron Hextall and Craig Berube _ need to have a heart-to-heart talk with their young captain, Claude Giroux.

Going into a bar and pinching police officers' butts doesn't cut it for a c

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