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2014 Draft Eligibles: Red Deer defender Haydn Fleury should be on the Flyers’ radar

There’s snow and ice on the ground and the temperatures outside are frigid, but that shouldn’t stop us from thinking about the month of June. I’m not talking about sunny days and the beach, although, that would be nice. I’m talking about the 2014 NHL draft right here in Philadelphia. It’s not the most talented draft class I’ve seen as it’s probably one of the weaker classes in recent memory, however, there is one player in the 2014 class who has caught my attention that the Philadelphia Flyers should have their eye on. I introduce to everybody Red Deer Rebels …

Hockey Hilarity: Jeff O’Neill, (Pot), Meet Jay Bouwmeester (Kettle)

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! As you may or may not know, Jay Bouwmeester and the St. Louis Blues agreed to a five-year extension that will pay him an average of $5.4 million a year starting in 2014-2015. The Blues get JayBouw for $1.2 million dollars less per year than his last contract, which saw him earn an average of $6.6 million a year. With that in mind, I couldn’t help but stumble across this …

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Armchair GM: Five minutes on CapGeek will quell your fears

So, you’re freaking out because the Flyers acquired Mark Streit for a prospect who would never play in the NHL and a 2014 mid-level draft pick. He’s like a million years old and wants like a billion dollars a year. The Flyers have no cap space and OH MY GOD THIS TEAM IS SCREWED! Step back from the ledge. Everything is going to be OK. To prove it, I spent a total of five minuts putting together a roster on CapGeek that included buyouts, improving the defense, and re-signing free agents while still leaving over $3 million in cap space …

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Five Questions: Fixing the Flyers

Flyers Faithful revisited a former recurring feature, Five Questions, to address some current hot and important topics, including the draft, prospects, and the future of the Flyers. For this edition of Five Questions, we asked John Saquella, Jim Butler, James Centifonti, Joshua Janet, and our very own Jared Abbott to participate. Below, you will find their answers to today’s question. If you were currently the General Manager of the Flyers, how would you go about fixing the defense without decimating the core of the team? John Saquella: I feel, rather strongly, that a lot of the team’s defensive issues are due …

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Looking forward: Who goes?

Prior to curating your opinions last week, I ran down a list of the players that the Flyers should keep heading into next season. This week, I will take a different approach, stating not what should happen but what may actually happen. Throughout yesterday’s trade deadline, the team remained relatively quiet, surfacing only to claim Adam Hall off of waivers to fill Max Talbot’s spot and to swap backup goalies. The front office openly acknowledges there are many holes to fill but the restraint shown today is an indicator that Paul Holmgren is not going to overpay for players just for the sake of …

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