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Five Questions 2013 Preseason: A KHL Darkhorse on the Horizon?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Dave Isaac from the Courier-Post, Matt Brigidi from SB Nation, David Strehle from The Fourth Period, Anthony Mingioni from Center Ice Philly, and our very own Steve Jacot participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the third of a five-part series focusing on the 2013-2014 preseason. (Please keep in mind that these questions were answered last week, so some of our questions may already have been resolved by the team.) Could there be a dark horse coming from the KHL to fill a last-minute roster spot? Dave Isaac: That would be shocking. The team is already over the …

Hal Gill, an invitee to Flyers training camp, might have a shot at making the roster upon the start of the season. (Photo courtesy of Amy Irvine)

Five Questions 2013 Postseason: Does Hal Gill Have a Chance of Making The Team?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Dave Isaac from the Courier-Post, Matt Brigidi from SB Nation, David Strehle from The Fourth Period, Anthony Mingioni from Center Ice Philly, and our very own Steve Jacot participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the third of a five-part series focusing on the 2013-2014 preseason. (Please keep in mind that these questions were answered last week, so some of our questions may already have been resolved by the team.) Does Hal Gill stand a real chance of making the squad? Dave Isaac: No. They already have nine guys on one-way contracts and Marc-Andre Bourdon was waived to …

Tye McGinn is one of several Phantoms players projected to make the Flyers roster out of training camp. (Photo courtesy of Philly.com)

Five Questions 2013 Preseason: Which Phantoms Will Make the Flyers Out of Training Camp?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Dave Isaac from the Courier-Post, Matt Brigidi from SB Nation, David Strehle from The Fourth Period, Anthony Mingioni from Center Ice Philly, and our very own Steve Jacot participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the second of a five-part series focusing on the 2013-2014 preseason. (Please keep in mind that these questions were answered last week, so some of our questions may already have been resolved by the team.) Dave Isaac: The Flyers won’t have many open roster spots because of all the contracts they’ve given out. It would take a lot to uproot a player that …

Michael Raffl is one of several contenders to fill the Flyers' gap at third-line center. (Photo courtesy of Philly.com)

Five Questions 2013 Preseason: Who Will Fill The Gap at Third-Line Left Wing?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Dave Isaac from the Courier-Post, Matt Brigidi from SB Nation, David Strehle from The Fourth Period, Anthony Mingioni from Center Ice Philly, and our very own Steve Jacot participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the first of a five-part series focusing on the 2013-2014 preseason. (Please keep in mind that these questions were answered last week, so some of our questions may already have been resolved by the team.) With the news that Dan Cleary will not be joining the Flyers, how should they handle the gap at third-line left …

The Phantoms played their last regular-season game in the Spectrum on April 10, 2009. (Photo courtesy of HockeyScoop.com)

Phantoms: New Home, New Hope – History of the Phantoms

Since 1936, the Philadelphia Flyers have been affiliated with several AHL teams. Their longest-lasting (and most successful) affiliation was with the Hershey Bears from 1984-1996, prior to dealing with the Phantoms. When the Flyers moved out of the Spectrum and into the CoreStates Center in September of ‘96, they elected to keep the Spectrum open. Doing so required them to find another tenant to replace all the games lost with the Flyers’ move, and so they made a move and purchased the Phantoms, an expansion team scheduled to begin operation in the 1996-1997 season. And thus began the longtime relationship …