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The Escape Goat

BRAYDON COBURN walks into PAUL HOLMGREN’S office. He meets with Holmgren and Flyers coach PETER LAVIOLETTE.   HOLMER Take a seat, Braydon. COBURN What’s going on, fellas? HOLMER As you know, we recently bought out Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov.   Laviolette picks up and throws a lamp from the table next to him.   LAVY Friggin Bryzgalov! HOLMER As you can see, Peter’s still a little upset with Bryz… LAVY You’re damn right I am! HOLMER Anyway…we wanted to discuss assigning you a new role for the upcoming season. COBURN Oh wow, are you guys going to make me …

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Flyers choose Tyrell Goulbourne in the 3rd round

With the 72nd pick overall in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft the Flyers selected Tyrell Goulborne, a left winger from Kelowna of the WHL. Central Scouting had Goulborne as their 151st ranked North American skater. Last season with Kelowna, the 5’11” 195 lb Goulbourne tallied 27 points in 64 games while managing 135 penalty minutes. HockeyFights.com has him at 19 fights just last season. At first glance, due to his low overall ranking, limited point total, penalty minutes, and fight totals, he appears to be a low-upside fighter. Not exactly my kind of pick. If he can become the next …

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Live-blogging the 2013 NHL Entry Draft

Flyers Faithful is happy to be live-blogging the 2013 NHL Entry Draft with our two prospect experts in Tom Zulewski and Jared Abbott! For five months now, Tom and Jared have been covering the 2013 NHL Entry Draft from A(bbott) to Z(ulewski) bringing you prospect profiles, mock drafts, and top 30 prospect lists in preparation for this draft. A draft that is widely considered one of the best classes in recent memory. The draft begins on Sunday, June 30th at 3PM Eastern Time and Tom and Jared will be here live-blogging through the first three rounds. They will be offering …

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Five Questions Bonus – 2013 NHL Entry Draft: Judging European Talent

Since you enjoyed the first five segments our our Five Questions series regarding the upcoming NHL Draft, the staff here at Flyers Faithful wanted to reward our loyal readers and followers with an additional bonus question. So for one last question 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. It’s difficult to predict the European talent pool in any draft, but this draft in particular there seems to be a number of Swedes (Lindholm, Burakovsky, Haag, …

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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 …