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Five Questions: Sleeper picks

Flyers Faithful revisited a former recurring feature, Five Questions, to address some current hot and important topics, including the draft, prospects, and the future of the Flyers. For this edition of Five Questions, we asked John Saquella, Jim Butler, James Centifonti, Joshua Janet, and our very own Jared Abbott to participate. Below, you will find their answers to today’s question. There is a lot of talk about the depth of this year’s draft class, specifically in the first round. What player or players do you see as sleeper picks that Flyers should target in later rounds? John Saquella: I like Juuso …

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Looking forward: Who goes?

Prior to curating your opinions last week, I ran down a list of the players that the Flyers should keep heading into next season. This week, I will take a different approach, stating not what should happen but what may actually happen. Throughout yesterday’s trade deadline, the team remained relatively quiet, surfacing only to claim Adam Hall off of waivers to fill Max Talbot’s spot and to swap backup goalies. The front office openly acknowledges there are many holes to fill but the restraint shown today is an indicator that Paul Holmgren is not going to overpay for players just for the sake of …

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A collection of your opinions

In recent days, I have had some very insightful hockey conversations with people and have read many others online as well. I would like to share some of those thoughts and include a few of my own here. Paul Holmgren has been a successful general manager in many ways but his biggest failure has been assembling solid clubs at the AHL and ECHL levels. In order to develop good prospects, the Flyers need good affiliate teams. Good prospects are less likely to reach their potential without a solid supporting cast. Take the Columbus Blue Jackets, for example. Granted, CBJ is …

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Looking forward: Who stays?

Planning for next season. It’s the phrase you have heard in recent days and will continue to hear after each excruciating loss and lackluster performance. It is a way of saying that season is beyond repair and that the organization will make no knee-jerk moves or hasty decisions. Take, for instance, Peter Laviolette. Whether he is a fall guy or responsible for the poor play of the team is irrelevant at this point. As Chris Therien said on the radio last night, “Each coach has an expiration date. You get hired to get fired.” It’s an inevitability, a foregone conclusion. Lavy is merely …

Hey, remember that time we played roller hockey with TJ Brennan?

Postponed: The 2013 Flyers Faithful and Broad Street Hockey Roller Hockey Tournament

THIS TOURNAMENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED ON ACCOUNT OF THE RAIN. PLEASE FOLLOW THE SITE FOR UPDATES ON THE EVENT. WE APOLOGIZE FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.  It’s been fun scheduling one-off games and raising money to help out those affected by recent tragedies but now it is time to get back to helping out Snider Hockey. So, without further adieu, allow me to introduce you to the Second Annual Flyers Faithful/Broad Street Hockey Roller Hockey Tournament. Who: Twelve teams What: A one-day, twelve-team roller hockey tournament When: Saturday, May 11, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m. Where: The rinks at Wesley Bishop Park …