Phantoms Q&A with Tim McManus

Flyers Faithful would like to thank Tim McManus for taking time out of his busy schedule once again to provide insight on the Adirondack Phantoms. We are eternally grateful for all of the help he has given to us. Flyers Faithful: Last season the Phantoms finished 13th in the conference with a .450 win percentage. This season, they’re 12th but have a .524 win percentage and are only 3 points out of a playoff spot with some games in hand over teams above them and 2 points out of first in the division. Are theymbetter than their standing suggest or …

Minor League Update: 1/23-1/29

With a trio of losses this week, the Adirondack Phantoms extended their losing streak to five games. Over their five-game losing streak, the Phantoms have been out scored 20-7, as the team has suffered two four-goal losses. The Phantoms hope the AHL’s All-Star break will end their misery as of late, as they have a three-game home stand over the next several days. For their third straight loss, the Phantoms dropped a 5-1 decision at the Verizon Wireless Arena to the Manchester Monarchs (Los Angeles Kings’ AHL affiliate) on Wednesday night. Jordan Nolan posted the game-winner 11:31 into the middle stanza …

Minor League Update: 1/15-1/22

The Adirondack Phantoms could only notch one win this week despite taking part in four contests, as they went 1-1-0 at home and 0-2-0 on the road. The one win and three losses this week moved the Phantoms to 4-5-0 for the month of January, while they are two points out of first place in the Northeast Division with a game in hand on the division leading Connecticut Whale (New York Rangers’ AHL affiliate). Adirondack hopes to gain possession of first place in the division following their upcoming three-game week, as they finish January by taking on the Albany Devils (New Jersey …

Minor League Update: 1/8-1/14

The Phantoms won both of their games this week and are inching their way to the top of the standings. The pair of victories marked the first time the Phantoms had won back-to-back games in regulation since their wins against the Syracuse Crunch (the Anaheim Ducks’ AHL affiliate) on November 30th and the Norfolk Admirals (the Tampa Bay Lightning AHL affiliate) on December 2nd. Adirondack looks to add on to their winning streak with a trio of divisional games this week. Friday the 13th is usually unlucky, but it proved fortuitous for the Phantoms as they beat the visiting Hamilton …

Future Flyers Report – 01.10.12

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects. Juniors: Brendan Ranford ended the week with 4 points (2g, 2 a), all coming in a game on Saturday. Nick Cousins scored a pair of goals on Friday for his only points of the week. Marcel Noebels ended his week with a goal and an assist. Derek Mathers picked up his 10th point of the season which doubles his point totals from last season. Defenseman Ricard Blidstrand was a point per game on the week with 3 assists in 3 games. Colin Suellentrop assisted on 2 goals this …