2012 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits

Flyers Send Stolarz Back to Knights, Release Three Others

As per Flyers beat writer Anthony SanFilippo, the team has released Stephen Harper, Andrew Ryan and Colin MacDonald and returned goaltender Anthony Stolarz to his junior team, the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. #flyers have released Stephen Harper, Andrew Ryan and Colin MacDonald and loaned Anthony Stolarz back to London of the OHL #NHL — Anthony SanFilippo (@AnthonySan37) September 16, 2013 Stolarz made two appearances in the orange and black this summer, once during the annual Flyers rookie game vs. Washington, stopping every shot he faced, and once with the big club during the first preseason game, allowing …

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Poll: Who do you want to win the camp battles for third line wing and on the blueline?

Now that training camp has officially started, we can start to see some of the position battles with our own eyes. Perhaps the two biggest spots up for grabs are the third line wing position and then rounding out the sixth and seventh spots on the blueline. Who do you want to win the spot on the 3rd line? Newly signed Michael Raffl is an intriguing name but making the jump straight to the NHL is probably a lot to ask. Tye McGinn is a realistic in-house option based on his play last year. Former first round pick Scott Laughton …

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Ranking the Flyers’ prospects: Goaltenders

For the past two weeks I’ve ranked the Flyers’ top prospects as I see it. In case you missed the first two installments, click here to view my forward rankings and click here to view my defenseman rankings. Today I’m taking a look at the Flyers’ goalie prospects. Flyers’ fans know that the position of goaltender has been an enigma for the franchise for some time now. Philadelphia has not seen a goaltender of high caliber since the Bernie Parent days in the 1970’s and the Pelle Lindbergh/Ron Hextall days of the mid-1980’s. Names such as Robert Esche, Jeff Hackett, …

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The Flying Dead: A look at Mason’s Mask

Put down your torches and pitchforks, it’s time to talk about Steve Mason’s new mask. Let me say that, from my 17 years of experience with graphic and web design, I know everyone has their own opinions of what looks good. Today, I am taking a look at Mason’s new mask and pointing out what works and what doesn’t from a personal viewpoint. Philadelphia, more so than most NHL cities, is rich with historic, athletic, and entertainment relevance. One of my favorite things to see in goalie mask designs is when the goalie and designer embrace the team’s city. I …

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Hockey Hilarity: Live On The Scene With Scott Hartnell

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! This week, training camp finally (FINALLY!) opened! The boys are back on the ice, running drills and practicing for the long season ahead. Of course they’re also practicing other things, like their media skills. If you missed it, you should definitely take the next minute-plus to watch Philadelphia Flyers left winger Scott Hartnell working on his broadcast skills as he interviews Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux for ESPN about the upcoming …