Photo courtesy of

Around the Net September 3 2013: Manning re-signs,more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Manning signs with Flyers No, not that Manning. Definitely not Eli.[Broad Street Hockey] [] Crawford stays with Blackhawks Finally, the Hawks keep a goalie:[Puck Daddy] Wisdom of Bill And now, today’s Wisdom of Bill:[Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Hockey season is coming in 29 days, Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL. 

Image c/o Amy Irvin

Flyers sit at 49 contracts with decisions to make; intriguing training camp battles

With the recent signing of restricted free agent Brandon Manning, the Philadelphia Flyers now sit at 49 contracts on the 50 contract reserve limit. Two of those contracts could slide, meaning they would not count towards the 50 contract limit, if Laughton or Stolarz are sent back to Juniors (a likelihood for the latter). The Flyers are currently just over $2 million over the league’s upper limit, so they will have to shed some cap space. The likely candidates are defenseman Braydon Coburn or Andrej Meszaros (or Grossmann to a lesser extent). The Flyers have nine blue-liners signed to one-way contract; …

Image courtesy of

Ranking the Flyers’ Prospects: Forwards

The Philadelphia Flyers prospect pool is considered one of the weakest in all of the NHL mainly because of their lack of an NHL top 50 prospect. Personally, I was not impressed with their draft back in June and I honestly think they missed out on some players who will be stars at the next level. Despite that, Philadelphia does possess an abundance of gritty and physical forwards. Players like Jason Akeson, Petr Straka, and Tye McGinn come to mind.  However, they lack elite/top tier talent at forward. Scott Laughton and Tye McGinn are the most NHL ready prospects in …

Image courtesy of

Never give up, never stop fighting

It was two years ago today that I experienced something in my life that will change me forever. Although I saw it coming for awhile, it was the events that occurred and led up to it that make it such a hard thing to move on from. One thing that has helped me through it has been hockey. Throughout my childhood, my dad purchased partial season tickets for the Philadelphia Flyers and NHL Center Ice so we could see our favorite team despite living in Maryland. We did as much as we could to see the Flyers, even though it …


The Payoff Pitch

For those of you who have stuck it out over almost 10,000 words through the first seven installments of this Summer series, I thank you. For those who haven’t, take some time to retrain your brain into hockey mode, and browse back through the archives: Part I, where the best laid plans of a hockey journey are wrecked before they even start. Part II, where I tells ya how hard it is to forge your own path in sports media if you retain a sense of self, intelligence, creativity and originality and manage not to hit upon luck and good …