Sean Couturier takes part in warm-ups. Image c/o Amy Irvin of 38Photography (https://www.facebook.com/38Photography)

Flight Plan: Looking Upward and Onward

The Philadelphia Flyers won two of their three games last week. Their wins came against the New Jersey Devils in overtime and the Montreal Canadiens in regulation. Yesterday, the team lost a due to a sub-par defensive effort, an unusually poor outing from goaltender Steve Mason, and some inexperience on coach Craig Berube’s part. Every player will have an off day here and there, every team will get away from their system from time to time, and every coach will fail to get his guys to turn things around after a bad couple of minutes sometimes. Yesterday was a perfect …

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Around the Net January 10, 2014: Rinaldo out six weeks; Flyers look to stay hot against Tampa Bay on Saturday

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Zac Attack sidelined It’s a high ankle sprain that will cost Rinaldo six weeks. Ouch. [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] McGinn recalled Tye McGinn gets the call up to replace Rinaldo: [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] Wisdom of Bill Your moment of zen: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Around the NHL The recap of last night’s action: [The Hockey News] The Flyers are on an epic home winning streak. Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here and witness it in person. That’s all for this week, join me next …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: Kingston’s Sam Bennett is making his mark

Kootenay’s Sam Reinhart is not the only Sam to head the 2014 NHL Draft class. Kingston Frontenacs center Sam Bennett has played his way onto a top five shortlist for the June draft. The Holland Landing, Ontario native currently sits sixth in the OHL in scoring with 24 goals, 37 assists for 61 points in 38 games played. He’s only two points behind Oshawa’s Michael Dal Colle for most points for any ’14 draft eligible player in the OHL. Between Bennett, defenseman Roland McKeown, and Austin Watson, Kingston has become a routine destination for the NHL scouts this season. Bennett …

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Future Flyers Report: A look at Cal Heeter

When it comes to the future franchise goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers, the name many will say is Anthony Stolarz. Selected by the Orange and Black in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Stolarz is the player in the Flyers’ system who has the best chance to be the team’s goaltender for years to come. Due to Stolarz’ success with the London Knights of the OHL, not many people are talking about Cal Heeter. An undrafted American netminder, Heeter spent four years at Ohio State University before joining the Flyers’ organization at the start of last season. …

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Around the Net January 7,2014: Flyers end road trip in NJ; Claude Giroux snubbed for Team Canada.

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Wrapping up the road trip The Flyers play the Devils tonight in Newark: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Vinny looking to score Vinny Lecavalier is trying to regain his scoring touch: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Giroux off Team Canada! Rumors are Claude Giroux is not going to be on Team Canada. I will update as the roster is announced. Updated: Giroux is not on Team Canada. He should be pissed. I would be. The Flyers are in second place in the Metro division. Get your …