Meltzer’s Musings: Aug. 25 Quick Hits

MONDAY QUICK HITS

* Nicolas Aube-Kubel, the Flyers second-round pick in the 2014 Draft, is off to a roaring start in the QMJHL preseason. One night after notching a hat trick in the Val-d'Or exhibition opener, Aube-Kubel scored a pair of power play goals and added an assist in his club's 5-2 win over Blainville-Boisbriand. He has five goals and one assist in two games.

* Fifth-round 2014 dra

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Meltzer’s Musings: Voracek, Berube, Barnes, Quick Hits

QUICK START IMPORTANT FOR VORACEK

Flyers right winger Jakub Voracek is unquestionably one of the most skilled players on the team. He has averaged 0.83 points per game over the last two seasons and has compiled 52 goals, 71 assists and 123 points over his last 145 regular season games (0.85 points per game) dating back to the stretch drive of the 2011-12 season.

Off the ice, the 25-year-old

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Flyers Pilgrimages: Rexy’s, Rosemont, Pelle’s Resting Place

FLYERS PILGRIMAGES: REXY'S RESTAURANT AND BAR, MT. EPHRAIM, NJ

No discussion of the Broad Street Bully era Flyers is complete without mentioning their favorite postgame and off-night hangout, Rexy's Restaurant and Bar in Mt. Ephraim. From the time of the team's creation in 1967 until the 1980s, but especially in the mid-1970s, virtually the entire team hung out together at Rexy's whenever they

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Meltzer’s Musings: Brayden Schenn, Fytin, Barber, Quick Hits

IS SCHENN HEADED FOR A BREAKOUT SEASON?

Flyers forward Brayden Schenn celebrates his 23rd birthday today. With a new two-season bridge deal contract in hand, Schenn is about to enter his fourth season in the NHL. It is not an exaggeration to say that the 2014-15 season will be a critical one in his development.

Schenn has made progress over the course of his three NHL seasons to date. It ha

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Meltzer’s Musings: Renberg

INJURIES DERAILED RENBERG'S PATH TO STARDOM

In November, two-thirds of the Legion of Doom line will be inducted into the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame as Eric Lindros and John LeClair take their place among the top players in franchise history. The third original member of the line, Mikael Renberg, will probably never earn the honor.

Renberg's NHL career accomplishments -- after a brillia

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John Vanbiesbrouck: The Best Flyer To Wear No. 34

John Vanbiesbrouck is part of a long list of goaltenders who never panned out for the Flyers. Despite a short-lived career with the Flyers, Vanbiesbrouck is the best player to come through the Flyers and wear no. 34. Vanbiesbrouck had already established himself as a solid goaltender when he came to Philadelphia. His career gained […] John Vanbiesbrouck: The Best Flyer To Wear No

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Craig Berube, Mark Streit – Flyers Rink Rats

Mark Streit should see an increased workload with the uncertain future of Kimmo Timonen. Bill Meltzer dove into Streit’s new role with the team and three trades that changed the Flyers franchise. With Kimmo Timonen out for the foreseeable future, Mark Streit will have to pick up his game to fill the void

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Meltzer’s Musings: Streit, Three Franchise-Changing Trades

STREIT NEEDS TO EXCEL IN SECOND SEASON

If the Philadelphia Flyers are to make the playoffs again in 2014-15, veteran defenseman Mark Streit will need to stay healthy and have a highly productive season. With Kimmo Timonen likely unavailable for much or all of the season, the 36-year-old Streit will assume much of Timonen's on-ice and off-ice leadership mantle.

The off-ice part should not di

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