Meltzer’s Musings: Saturday Quick Hits

* For the first time in quite a few years, the Flyers' teamwide faceoff winning percentage in 2013-14 crept up to the 50 percent mark. On a leaguewide basis, the team ranked 16th. The previous year, Philly finished 23rd with a 48.5 percent winning percentage.

Overall faceoff percentage is a somewhat overrated statistic. Not all faceoffs are of equal important depending on zone and game situat

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Meltzer’s Musings: Mason, Roenick, Quick Hits

Roenick, Mason and the Lazy Narrative

Stop me if you've heard this one before: A hockey analyst says that the Philadelphia Flyers lack an upper-echelon goaltender who is capable of taking the team deep in the playoffs.

That's what former Flyers' forward Jeremy Roenick said yesterday on CSN Philadelphia's Philly Sports Talk Live .

"I like Steve Mason," Roenick said on Philly Sports Talk,

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Meltzer’s Musings: Manning, Quick Hits

* For the second straight summer, the Flyers' final remaining restricted free agent is defenseman Brandon Manning. Last year, Manning inked a one-year, two way contract on Aug. 29; one week ahead of the start of rookie camp. He agreed to a one-year deal, paying $80,000 at the AHL level and $675,000 in the NHL. With the Flyers carrying eight defensemen last year and having a virtually injury-free

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Flyers Prospect Camp Ends: Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats

The Flyers prospect camp wrapped up on Tuesday. Like every camp, several prospects stood out, several were just average and several need more work. Wherever Scott Laughton ends up, he just wants to be ‘a reliable player.’ Laughton has been all over the fans’ radar since his five-game stint with the Flyers during the lockout […] Flyers Prospect Camp Ends: Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Meltzer’s Musings: Another Lecavalier Trade Route Closes


The Nashville Predators have gone bargain-hunting this offseason in order to address the center position. Yesterday, the club signed 34-year-old Mike Ribeiro ($1.05 million) and 31-year-old Derek Roy ($1 million) to respective one-year contracts. Back on July 1, Nashville signed 35-year-old veteran Olli Jokinen to a one-year, $2.5 million

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