Meltzer’s Musings: Raffl, Linseman, Quick Hits


Flyers forward Michael Raffl recently did an interview with Austrian-based Web site Hockey-News.Info. The player said that while he was happy with his rookie season in from the standpoint of successfully breaking into the NHL, he felt that there many opportunities he was given that he didn't seize to their full advantage.

Specifically, Raffl felt th

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Martin Biron: The Best Flyer To Wear No. 43

Martin “Marty” Biron’s time with the Flyers was short lived, but he provided some spectacular moments. Biron’s contribution to the Flyers resurrection is what makes him the best player to wear no. 43 for the orange and black. Martin Biron had spend his first nine years in the NHL with the Buffalo Sabres. After losing […] Martin Biron: The Best Flyer To Wear No.

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Meltzer’s Musings: Tradition and Adaptation

On November 16, 1997, I covered an American Hockey League game at the Philadelphia Spectrum. It wasn't anything that happened in the Philadelphia Phantoms' 6-3 win over the Kentucky Thoroughblades that made it memorable and special to me.

Rather, it was the first professional hockey game I was ever credentialed to cover in the pressbox. Of all the assorted press passes I have kept since then -

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Mark Streit: Filling The Void

It was sad news when we heard that Kimmo Timonen was diagnosed with clots in his right leg and both lungs. Thinking long term, Ron Hextall wasted no time and signed free agent defensemen Michael Del Zotto to a one-year contract. We all hope that Timonen has a speedy recovery but there is not set […] Mark Streit: Filling The Void - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Meltzer’s Musings: Brind’Amour, Prospect Updates


Longtime Flyers center Rod Brind'Amour, who played 633 regular season games for the team, celebrates his 44th birthday today. With the impending inductions of Eric Lindros, John LeClair and Eric Desjardins into the Flyers' Hall of Fame, Brind'Amour and Mark Recchi become the two most prominent Flyers players of the 1990s who are still awaiting se

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