Meltzer’s Musings: Oullette Signed to Phantoms, Quick Hits

GOALTENDER OUELLETTE SIGNED TO AHL CONTRACT

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have signed 22-year-old goaltender Martin Ouellette to an AHL contract for the 2014-15 season. Originally a seventh-round pick (184th overall) of the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Draft, the graduated University of Maine netminder became an unrestricted free agent this weekend after the Blue Jackets declined to offer

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Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats: Kimmo Timonen Update

Has training camp started yet? As we inch closer to the beginning of hockey season, some of the more fun and interesting stories pop up. Below is an update on Kimmo Timonen, a former Flyer comes back to the NHL and the new location of the NHL Combine. ; Bill Meltzer has given an update […] Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats: Kimmo Timonen Update - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Meltzer’s Musings: Timonen Update, Quick Hits

TIMONEN IN GOOD SPIRITS, BUT STILL NOT CLEARED FOR TRAVEL

After being treated at Kuopio University Hospital in Finland, Kimmo Timonen continues to recover from blood clots in his lungs and leg. He is still not medically cleared to travel, however, so medical examination by Flyers team doctors will have to wait a little longer.

The player was initially told he'd have to wait at least three w

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Meltzer’s Musings: Kerr vs. LeClair, Quick Hits

FLYERS HEAD-TO-HEAD: KERR VS. LECLAIR

When I was growing up, I always enjoyed reading the "Who's Better?" feature in Hockey Digest, in which two NHL stars would be compared in various aspects of their games and the writer would come to a final conclusion as to which player was the superior all-around player. I didn't always agree with the verdict, but it was entertaining reading.

For years,

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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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