Meltzer’s Musings: All-Star Wrapup, Prospects, Reggie Leach Then & Now

FLYERS GET BACK TO BUSINESS

The Philadelphia Flyers return to the rink on Monday afternoon for a scheduled 2 p.m. practice at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ. The team's post-All-Star break schedule commences on Tuesday when the Flyers host the Arizona Coyotes at the Wells Fargo Center.

Weather permitting, a post-practice update will be posted later today.

In yesterday's NHL All-Star Ga

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Meltzer’s Musings: Flyers Quick Hits, World Cup, Prospect Updates

STREIT IS RIGHT: WORLD CUP FORMAT IS A MISFIRE

Flyers defenseman Mark Streit minced no words in telling the Camden Courier Post about his displeasure with the new World Cup of Hockey format. A perennial cornerstone of Team Switzerland, Streit told the Courier Post that the new tourney format ruins the spirit and intended purpose of players suiting up for their countries.

The tournament will

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Meltzer’s Musings: Read and Zepp at All-Star Break Crossroads

ALL-STAR BREAK CROSSROADS: READ HAS CHANCE TO REGROUP

If there is one Flyers' player who needs the All-Star break more than anyone else on the team, it is Matt Read. The 28-year-old limps into the break with just three goals and 18 points in 48 games while battling through a lower-body injury that has noticeably affected his skating ability. His confidence has seemed low at times.

A microco

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Meltzer’s Musings: Flyers in the NHL All-Star Game

ALL-STAR WEEKEND

The 2014-15 All-Star game weekend in Columbus is spread over three nights. Tonight will be the fantasy draft, in which captains Nick Foligno (with Patrick Kane and Drew Doughty designated as alternates) and Jonathan Toews (along with Rick Nash and Ryan Getzlaf) will choose their respective rosters in alternating pickup-game style. The fantasy draft will air on NBCSN at 8 p.m.

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Meltzer’s Musings: My Take on Rinaldo and Emotion vs. Stupidity

RINALDO AND THE FINE LINE BETWEEN EMOTION AND STUPIDITY

There is simply no justifying Zac Rinaldo's hit on Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Kris Letang in the first period of Thursday's game. Letang had his back turned the entire time as Rinaldo approached and Rinaldo launched himself by jumping into the hit.

This was not a case of a player worsening a hit by turning at the last moment or of

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