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Around the Net 06.26.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. A look back at the 2012 NHL Entry Draft and the JVR trade A few recaps of the draft for the Flyers and around the NHL: [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] [The Checking Line] [] Super Schenn Brothers The trade that was rumored last year finally happened:[Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] [CSN Philly] So, you want to be a free agent? Will the Flyers sign a big time free agent come July 1st? [Hockeybuzz] [] That’s all for this …

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Flyers draft Valeri Vasiliev

This is the only photo I could find of Flyer draft pick defenseman Valeri Vasiliev. There was another Valeri Vasiliev,a legendary defenseman from the 70′s and 80′s but he passed recently. I believe our Valeri is the guy on the left. Some thoughts on Vasiliev from Vasiliev spent last season skating in the Russian MHL with MHC Spartak. The 18-year-old defenseman already has a man’s body and is regarded as a physical force by scouts. Quality skater with average offensive instincts but makes very good decisions and plays a basic game. Vasiliev should be worth a Top 100 pick, but …

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Flyers draft Taylor Leier

The Flyers select LW Taylor Leier from the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL with the #117th pick overall in the NHL Draft. [Elite prospects][] Leier looks to be a rugged winger who will drop the gloves if needed and can score a little.[Hockey Fights]      

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Flyers draft defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere

With the 78th pick overall, the Flyers select young defenseman Shayne Gostisbehere from Union College. [Union College] [Youtube] From Dustin Leed: Gostisbehere had 5 goals and 17 assists in 44 games this year on a good Union team. Played with Braydon Coburn’s little brother. Gostisbehere is 5′ 11″, 16o lbs,but is only 19 years old,so he should continue filling out his frame as he matures. Highlights from Union vs. Merrimack: skip ahead to 2:50 for Gostisbehere’s goal: [Youtube] From Corey Pronman: Gostisbehere to PHI. Great hockey sense/vision with offensive skill. Not talked about a lot, but a good player. The consensus seems …

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Around the Net 06.19.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Draft time! What will the Philadelphia Flyers do in the draft this weekend? [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] [CSN Philly] Free agents aren’t free, they cost quite a bit actually… Jaromir Jagr is either going to sign with the Flyers or go somewhere else…[Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] while Rick Nash is probably not coming to Philly:[] First the Finals, now this… The Devils are still in trouble money wise:[Puck Daddy] That’s all for this week, join me …