Meltzer’s Musings: Penalties, Development Camp, and More


* One area that the Flyers have said they'd like to change heading into next season is reducing the frequency with which they take penalties. The trade that sent heavily penalized Scott Hartnell to Columbus and the free agent departure of Steve Downie will likely reduce the number of times Philly has to go on the penalty kill next season.

Last season, Philadelphia played

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Flyers Prospects Camp: Philadelphia Flyers Daily Poll

Flyers prospects have the next few days to impress the front-office executives. When camp does end, some players may receive an invite to training camp, while other will be sent back to the minors and juniors for more seasoning. I attended camp on Thursday afternoon. We were eager to watch the potential stars of tomorrow

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Meltzer’s Musings: Conditioning, Hartnell, Umberger, Larsson and More


* When the Flyers promoted Craig Berube from assistant coach to head coach early last season, one of the first changes he made was to stage frequent skating-intensive practices. Berube made no pretenses about the fact that he felt there too many Flyers players who were not properly conditioned; namely in the skating department. For the rest of the season, the coach frequentl

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