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Future Flyers Report: A look at Cal Heeter

When it comes to the future franchise goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers, the name many will say is Anthony Stolarz. Selected by the Orange and Black in the second round of the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, Stolarz is the player in the Flyers’ system who has the best chance to be the team’s goaltender for years to come. Due to Stolarz’ success with the London Knights of the OHL, not many people are talking about Cal Heeter. An undrafted American netminder, Heeter spent four years at Ohio State University before joining the Flyers’ organization at the start of last season. …

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What cut? Schenn scores in overtime for Flyers’ 3-2 victory in New Jersey

Despite allowing a goal in the final minute of regulation, the Philadelphia Flyers managed to leave the Prudential Center with the win, as Brayden Schenn potted the game-winner in overtime for the 3-2 decision over the New Jersey Devils. The tally gave the younger Schenn, who suffered a noticeable cut from a skate in the mid section, a two-point affair, while both Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell scored for Philly in the win. Ray Emery made 31 saves in the victory and played much better than anticipated, as only Adam Henrique and Michael Ryder were able to beat him tonight. Martin Brodeur suffered the …

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Game 43 Preview: Philadelphia Flyers @ New Jersey Devils

Philadelphia Flyers (21-17-4) @ New Jersey Devils (17-18-8), 7:30pm, NBCSN/TCN-PH, TSN2, RDS2 The story of tonight’s game was going to be about Ray Emery in net to close out the Philadelphia Flyers’ road trip with the return of Michael Raffl to the lineup. Now, the focus has shifted to Claude Giroux being snubbed by Team Canada for the 2014 Olympics. With a few questionable names on the Canadian roster, including former Flyer Jeff Carter, one has to think Giroux isn’t too happy about Steve Yzerman’s decision. In terms of how the decision impacts the Flyers, it should be all positive. …

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Around the Net January 7,2014: Flyers end road trip in NJ; Claude Giroux snubbed for Team Canada.

Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Wrapping up the road trip The Flyers play the Devils tonight in Newark: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Vinny looking to score Vinny Lecavalier is trying to regain his scoring touch: [Philly.com-Frank Seravalli] Giroux off Team Canada! Rumors are Claude Giroux is not going to be on Team Canada. I will update as the roster is announced. Updated: Giroux is not on Team Canada. He should be pissed. I would be. The Flyers are in second place in the Metro division. Get your …

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Fun with numbers: Couturier, Read, and Coburn are good; Streit and Schenn…perhaps not

I think one of the most important things to consider when evaluating a player, which also happens to be why I like advanced statistics so much, is understanding the context around a player’s role. It’s not enough to just watch the games and then look at the box score to see a player’s point totals and plus/minus (yuck) and draw a conclusion. In recent years I think a lot of fans have at least started to look at time-on-ice and special teams time to give some semblance of context. I think advanced stats help take that a step further. With …