North American Prospect Weekly Report (2/28 – 3/6)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Newly signed prospect, Tyler Brown, had a six point performance over four games. He assisted on three goals in his first game. He then followed it up with another assist in his second game. Finally, he finished with a goal and an assist in his third game. Jason Akeson, the other newly signed prospect, had two assists in his four games. Shane Harper scored two more goals in the ECHL this week. Ben Holmstrom had a two goal performance …

North American Prospect Weekly Report (2/21 – 2/27)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Shane Harper continues to play well in the ECHL. He had 4 points (2 g, 2 a) in four games. Andrew Rowe was loaned to the Road Warriors where he had a goal and an assist in his three games. Ben Holmstrom and Mike Testwuide each scored a goal and assisted on another on Sunday with the Phantoms. Brendan Ranford had a pair of assists in his three games, but was a -4 on the week. Dave Lebrecque scored …

Trust, injuries played a role in Zherdev’s failure and Leino’s success

The signing of Nikolay Zherdev in the summer appeared to be one of the better moves Holmgren made in the summer. It seemed like the classic case of a low risk/high reward situation. Zherdev, a former fourth overall pick, is a highly skilled forward that had the potential to be a 60 point forward that chips in with around 25 goals a season. He was signed to a reasonable one year deal worth $2 million. The work ethic issues that has followed Zherdev everywhere he has gone was the reason the Flyers were able to sign him for to such …

North American Prospect Weekly Report (2/14 – 2/20)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Eric Wellwood had a strong week offensively. He recorded 4 points (2 g, 2 a) in 4 games. Mike Testwuide also had a nice week offensively. He scored a goal during his second game, and recorded an assist in his third and fourth games. Ben Holmstrom contributed to the Phantoms with a goal and an assist. Rob Bordson also scored his fourth goal with the Phantoms. Andrew Rowe also registered a point for the Phantoms. Shane Harper had 3 …

North America Prospect Weekly Report (2/7-2/13)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Dave Labrecque cooled down to a mere point per game pace on the week. He had a goal and 2 assists over three games played. Brendan Ranford also finished with a goal and 2 assists over his two games. Michael Chaput had a fairly quiet week, finishing with one assist over three games. Shane Harper had a pair of goals in ECHL action. Mike Testwuide scored a goal and assisted on another in the second of the Phantoms two …