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Metropolitan Division Preview: New York Islanders

The New York Islanders and the Philadelphia Flyers have a fairly long history together. The animosity isn’t there like it was back in the early 80s, when the Islanders were a dominate team and the Flyers were transitioning from the Bullies to something new. Before this past season, the Flyers had dominated the Isles. However, times have changed and a lot of the Islanders’ young offensive talent is finally making a difference. As they move into the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, the Islanders are a team with a good amount of buzz. They gave the Penguins some fits in their …

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2014 Draft Eligibles: OHL Preliminary Top 10

With the 2013-14 OHL season slated to start tonight, I figured I would give my preliminary top 10 OHL prospects for the 2014 draft in Philadelphia. For the next several weeks I will be ranking my top 10 prospects in each CHL league, plus Europe and the USHL. Originally, I thought the 2014 class as a whole would be a step down from last year in terms of overall talent. However, after months of watching film and scouting that may not be the case at all. This crop of OHL prospects has the potential to be one of the strongest …

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Frequent Flyer Miles: Hedberg released by Rangers, Nodl released from NLA club, Hlavac to Kladno

As the beginning of the NHL season nears, several former Philadelphia Flyers, draft picks of the team, and former members of the organization were involved in transactions this week. The biggest news might be the New York Rangers releasing Johan Hedberg, who was with the team on a Professional Try-Out. Hedberg, who was selected 218th overall by the Flyers in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, has spent the last three seasons with the New Jersey Devils. Two former Flyers were involved in moves this week, as Andreas Nodl was released by his NLA team and Jan Hlavac will join HC …

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Flyers Trim Roster by 28

(Photo via Ottawa National Post) One day before the Flyers head to Lake Placid, NY to continue training camp, the team announced a cut of 28 players from camp. The full list of players can be viewed here. Among them who likely will be sent to Adirondack are forwards Jason Akeson, Nick Cousins, Marcel Noebels, Petr Straka and Tye McGinn. Defensemen Mark Alt, Brandon Manning, Matt Konan and goaltender Cal Heeter round out the list of notables. 2013 draft pick Tyrell Goulbourne was sent back to his junior team (Kelowna Rockets, WHL), along with 2012 draft pick Taylor Leier (Portland …

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Penn State Men’s Hockey Television Schedule Announced Monday

Penn State hockey fans in the Delaware Valley and across the country will have ample opportunities to see their beloved Nittany Lions on national television this season. The Big Ten Conference announced Monday that Penn State will appear at least 10 times on national broadcasts for the upcoming 2013-14 season. Penn State fans will have the chance to watch the Lions’ christen the brand new Pegula Ice Arena on Friday Oct. 11 versus the Army Black Knights at 8 p.m on the Big Ten Network. BTN will televise six Nittany Lion games in total during the regular season, including home …