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Five Questions 2013 NHL Entry Draft: Late Round Gems

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 second of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. Last year the Flyers picked up defenseman Valeri Vasiliev in the 7th round and he was considered one of the dark horse picks of the whole draft. What sleeper picks might there be in this draft that could fill this role?  Adam Kimelman:  With the draft this deep — there could be top-end players …

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A look at the goaltending market this offseason

With the trade of Jonathan Bernier to the Toronto Maple Leafs the Flyers lost out on a goaltender that I am personally a very big fan of. I think that Bernier is the real deal, and I would have loved to have been able to acquire him. Naturally, if that acquisition were to have happened, an Ilya Bryzgalov compliance buyout would have been inevitable. I am in favor of buying out Bryzgalov simply because of his contract. I’m a numbers and salary cap guy and I think it is absolutely crucial that he leave. While the Flyers could wait another …

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2013 Draft Eligibles: Regina’s Klimchuk has proven he’s first round worthy

The Regina Pats finished the 2012-13 WHL season with a dismal 59 points which placed them second to last in the Eastern Conference. For a franchise with such a storied history the bright spots were hard to come by this past year in the Queen City. It was not that long ago when Jordan Eberle was the talk of the town. In the 2007-08 season, the Pats finished first in the east division and secured the second seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs. Eberle had remarkable campaign with a team-high 42 goals and 75 points. His 42 goals accounted for one-fifth of …

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2013 Year In Review: Andrej Meszaros

The book on Andrej Meszaros is nearly complete. First year with the Flyers: outstanding. Second year: letdown. Third year? Well, that’s where Mesz’s story gets interesting. The Ottawa Senators plucked Meszaros in the first round of the 2004 draft. After three seasons, of which Mesz played in every game, the Senators traded him to the Tampa Bay Lightning. He would go on to play in Tampa for two seasons, appearing in 133 of a possible 164 contests. Meszaros was then sent to the Flyers where, in his first year, he won the Barry Ashbee Trophy for best team defenseman. Since …

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Win-Now Mentality Isn’t Winning The Flyers Anything

It’s been 37 years since the Flyers have won the Stanley Cup. 37 long years, full of goalie controversies, missed opportunities, and failed expectations. Of coming so, so close, and falling so, so far. Now, it hasn’t all been bad. There have been many highs to combat the many lows the Flyers have faced. But in the grand scheme of things, it’s been 37 years of failing to reach the ultimate goal – winning the Cup. Of course, the Flyers are not the only team who have not won a cup in a long, long time. Hell, there are six …