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2013 Draft Eligibles: Anthony Mantha, from the Valley of Gold to the City of Brotherly Love?

It seems that Sean Couturier has become the popular comparison for NHL draft prospects eyeing a roster spot in their draft year. Tom Zulewski compared Sean Monahan to the Flyers’ forward, and others have raised associations between Couts and Rimouski Oceanic forward Frederik Gauthier. The latest to be linked to the former Drummondville Voltigeurs star is Anthony Mantha. Mantha and Couturier have nearly identical size, immediately drawing a link between the two players. Both also entered the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) as pure scorers, who play to put the puck in the net. Couturier altered his game to …

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2013 IIHF World Championship – Quarterfinals – USA manhandles Russia, Canada is heading home

5/16/2013 Finland-Slovakia 4-3 Vaananen 1+0, 14:40 TOI Kukkonen 0+0, 9:06 TOI Radivojevic 0+1, 15:59 TOI Slovakia’s struggles against Finland continue. Despite being down by three, the Slovaks found a way to tie the game. Juhamatti Aaltonen had the go-ahead goal, which ultimately was the game-winning one. Team Slovakia had some chances throughout the game but were unable to capitalize on any of them. Finland survived the final power play and they will face Sweden on Saturday. Russia-USA 3-8 Bryzgalov 20 SA, 16 SV, 38:12 Carle 0+0, 19:19 TOI, +2 The most entertaining game of the day took place in Helsinki …

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Former Flyers Watch, Week 3: Round 1 Wrap-Up, Round 2 Begins, Sharp Continues to Shine

Chicago’s Patrick Sharp continues to have postseason success as the Blackhawks began their semifinals series against Detroit. Read on to learn how his fellow former Flyers have fared heading into Round 2 of the playoffs. Round 2: Pittsburgh Penguins vs. Ottawa Senators – Penguins lead series 1-0 No former Flyers are participating in this series. Boston Bruins vs. New York Rangers The semifinals matchup between Boston and New York begins on Thursday night. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings – Blackhawks lead series 1-0 Patrick Sharp: With a 3-point night in Game 1, Sharp was the breakout player for the …

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2013 IIHF World Championship – Group battle ends

5/12/2013 USA-Germany 3-0 Carle 0+0, 18:33 TOI Noebels 0+0, 13:18 TOI The Americans won easily against Germany. They got off to an early lead with two goals scored by Butler and Stastny. Gionta added the last one in the third stanza. Gibson made 30 saves and earned his first shutout after letting only one goal against Finland. Canada-Czech Republic 2-1 Giroux 0+0, 17:46 TOI, 72.73% FO Read 0+0, 13:33 TOI, -1 Schenn 0+0, 7:55 TOI, 25 PIM Simmonds 1+0, 14:08 TOI, -1 Voracek 0+0, 17:25 TOI, 2 PIM, -1 The Czech team lost the last game before playing the crucial …

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Southern Hockey on the Skids: Stop Macon Sense

The first in a biweekly series this offseason where I let it all hang out. I will invite readers of Flyers Faithful to take a break from the maddening crush of rumors, draft picks, trades and free agents this Summer to read on and find out how I got here, and why I think, feel and write the way I do about the game hockey, the vagaries of the business and culture after almost 15 years navigating rough waters in sports media. A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away before massive internet proliferation made actual human contact …