Meltzer’s Musings: Rookie Camp and Game, Quick Hits

ROOKIE CAMP SCHEDULE, GAME ANNOUNCED

The Philadelphia Flyers announced yesterday that rookie camp at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, NJ, will get underway on Friday, Sept. 12. One week later, full training camp officially starts for the organization's NHL roster.

On Tuesday, Sept. 16, the Flyers rookies will play the Washington Capitals rookies at the Skate Zone. Game time is 3 p.m. EDT. The ma

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Zac Rinaldo Extension: Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats

Zac Rinaldo and the Flyers agreed to a two-year contract extension Tuesday afternoon worth $1.7 million. Rinaldo is one of the most polarizing players on the Flyers roster. His supporters believe he is an energy forward capable of changing a game with one hit. His detractors point out his lack of discipline and lack of […] Zac Rinaldo Extension: Philadelphia Flyers Rink Rats - Broad Street Buzz - Broad Street Buzz - A Philadelphia Flyers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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Meltzer’s Musings: Rinaldo Contract Extension, Prospect Updates, Quick Hits

FLYERS SIGN RINALDO TO TWO-YEAR EXTENSION

Yesterday, the Flyers announced that they had signed left winger Zac Rinaldo to a two-year contract extension. The new deal kicks in for the 2015-16 season. Rinaldo makes $750,000 under his current deal, which runs through the end of 2014-15. He will get a $100,000 per season raise come the following two seasons.

Rinaldo can become an unrestricted f

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Meltzer’s Musings: On Mason, the Trapezoid, and Regression; Quick Hits

CHANGING THE TRAPEZOID

Earlier this summer, I had a lengthy discussion with former Flyers goaltender Brian Boucher about a variety of goaltending related topics. One of the more interesting things to come out of the conversation was the fact that Boucher is among the seeming minority who does not mind the trapezoid and the corresponding rules restricting goaltenders' puck-playing ability behind

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Labo(u)r Day Musings: Team Lunchpail, Prospect Updates, Quick Hits

FLYERS ALL-TIME 'LUNCHPAIL' TEAM

Fred Shero used to refer to Bobby Clarke as a "dream dressed in work clothes." The Flyers' captain was the epitome of elite playmaking skill combined with a tireless work ethic and a fierce will to win. In honor of the Labo(u)r Day holiday in the U.S. and Canada, I came up with an all-time Flyers "Lunchpail Team" to recognize some of the hardest-working players

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