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2013 NHL Entry Draft Updated (6/28) Mock Draft One

This is the final installment of my mock draft for the upcoming draft this Sunday. Of course, there is always the possibility of trades as well, which could dramatically alter the mock. I have made some significant changes to my picks from my first and second mock drafts. Here is my first mock and my second and here is Jared’s first and second. Also check out my Top 30 List as well as Jared’s Top 30. 1. Colorado- Nathan MacKinnon (C) Halifax Mooseheads (QMJHL) After his absolute thrilling performance in the Memorial Cup MacKinnon has elevated to the top position in my mock draft. If the Av’s draft MacKinnon …

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Five Questions 2013 NHL Entry Draft: To trade down or remain put?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Adam Kimelman from NHL.com, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, Todd Cordell from The Hockey Guys and HockeyBuzz and our very own Jared Abbott participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the fifth of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. Would the Flyers be wise to trade down from the 11th overall pick and acquire more late round picks given how deep this draft class is supposed to be? Adam Kimelman:  I’m sure Paul Holmgren and his staff are going over all opportunities. If there ever was a time to acquire as many picks as …

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Penn State schedule released; Nits return to Philadelphia

It’s official. For a second straight season, the Penn State Nittany Lions and Vermont Catamounts will play in Philadelphia. On Thursday, the Nits revealed their full 2013-14 schedule, which includes the second annual Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff, set to take place on Saturday, October 26 at Wells Fargo Center. Last season, the inaugural edition originally scheduled for mid-January was interrupted by the resumption of the 2013 NHL schedule, but contested following the Penguins-Flyers season opener and won by Penn State, 4-2. Though the announced crowd of 19,529 for the collegiate tilt was clearly tied to the NHL game which preceded …

Patrick Sharp and the Blackhawks win themselves another Stanley Cup. Read on to see how several former Flyers fared in the Final.

Former Flyers Watch, Week 9: Blackhawks Reign Supreme, Win Stanley Cup

Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins – Blackhawks win series 4-2 Patrick Sharp: Week 3: Though Sharp failed to score a point in the last two games of the Stanley Cup Final, he was an integral part of the Blackhawks’ win. In every series of this postseason, he’s contributed in a number of ways, and finished the playoffs with a total of 16 points (10 goals, six assists). Week 2: Sharp’s point-less streak ended in Game 2, and he’s scored two goals in his last three games, including a power play goal in Game 4. He currently has 16 points in 20 playoff …

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It’s buyout day (and errybody celebratin’)

Today is the day that we bid farewell to two of the highest paid Flyers, Ilya Bryzgalov and Danny Briere, as the team will exercise their two compliance buyouts on them. This leaves a gaping hole in net (one could argue there’s been a gaping hole there for 15 or so years, though) and one fewer center on a team that arguably has too many centers. But do they? Claude Giroux can play wing and The team has toyed with the idea of moving Brayden Schenn there too. Beyond Scott Laughton and maybe Nick Cousins, there is little in the …