Meltzer’s Musings: Saturday Quick Hits

QUICK HITS: AUGUST 16, 2014

* Former Chicago Blackhawks first-round pick Kevin Hayes is now an unrestricted free agent after failing to come to terms with the team on an entry-level contract.

Drafted by Chicago in the first round of the 2010 Draft, the 6-foot-3, 205 pound Hayes is coming off a spectacular senior season at Boston College. Riding shotgun to Johnny Gaudreau (now with the Calga

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Meltzer’s Musings: Best Playmakers, Voracek, Quick Hits

Ranking the Top 10 Playmakers in Flyers History

Throughout their 46-year history, the Philadelphia Flyers have boasted some of the best setup men in the game. From early era puck wizard Andre Lacroix to current-day captain Claude Giroux, one thing the Flyers have rarely lacked is top-notch playmakers.

On a cumulative statistical basis, the top 10 assist men in franchise history from first to

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Philadelphia Flyers Need To Be In On Kevin Hayes

Today is the day that some hockey fans have been secretly waiting for all summer. Today is the day that Kevin Hayes becomes an unrestricted free agent. Hayes was the 24th overall pick by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2010 NHL draft. Since that time he has spent four seasons at Boston College and has […] Philadelphia Flyers Need To Be In On Kevin Hayes - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Meltzer’s Musings: Shot Volumes, Powe, Quick Hits

DO GOALTENDERS PERFORM BETTER AGAINST HIGHER SHOT VOLUMES?

Two weeks ago, I spoke at length with Brian Boucher about an array of goaltending-related topics. The former Flyers netminder discussed his views on topics ranging from why today's NHL goalies are usually bigger than the ones of even 15 to 20 years ago, the effects of the trapezoid and why save percentage standards around hockey have be

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Meltzer’s Musings: Clarke Turns 65, Quick Hits

CLARKE TURNS 65

Who was your first sports hero as a child? When I was growing up as a young Flyers fan in the 1970s, the entire Broad Street Bullies team was a collection of superheroes in my mind. There were two players among them who were a step even beyond that: Bobby Clarke and Bernie Parent.

From ages 3 to 14, I deified Clarke. So did all of my friends. Only the Lord saved more than Be

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Give Jason Akeson A Shot

For two years in a row, Jason Akeson has been the scoring leader for the Adirondack Phantoms. His highly skilled brand of hockey has made the severely undersized player into a legitimate NHL prospect. Even though he has been given a look at the NHL in the final game of the last two regular seasons, […] Give Jason Akeson A Shot - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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