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Around the Net July 2nd 2013: Flyers draft recap,free agency looms

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers Draft recaps We look at some takes on how the Orange and Black did on Sunday: [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com] [The Checking Line] Free agency and trade news Tim Thomas is looking for work and guess who needs a goalie: [Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] Vinny a Flyer? Why not? [The 700 Level] Syvret traded again Don’t worry, he’ll be back i’m sure: [Bill Meltzer]  You want to go out? Go get some Philadelphia Phillies tickets here. That’s …

Syvret moved to Rangers for Newbury

Bid adieu once more to defenseman Danny Syvret, as he was dealt to the New York Rangers on Monday afternoon in exchange for Kris Newbury. American Hockey League fans should be familiar with the 31-year-old winger, alternately described as a “power forward” and “enforcer.” Newbury picked up 20 goals and 62 points, along with 127 penalty minutes in 70 games for the Connecticut Whale a season ago, right on the heels of a 25-goal season in Hartford the year before. Here’s video of the two things Newbury apparently does best at the AHL level: Syvret, who totaled six goals and …

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Recapping the Flyers’ draft and Poll: How would you grade their draft?

The Flyers entered Sunday with six picks in the 2013 Draft, and there was plenty of speculation as to some potential trades. Braydon Coburn was heavily linked to Edmonton, and at several times throughout the draft, it appeared as if the trade may happen. It never did, however. When push came to shove the Flyers didn’t end up making any trades, and they quite simply made each of their six selections. Round 1 – 11th overall - Flyers select Samuel Morin (D) Morin is a towering 6’6” 210 lb defenseman from Rimouski of the QMJHL. He was a fast riser up the Central …

Flyers select David Drake (D) in the 7th round

With their final pick in the 2013 NHL Draft, the Flyers drafted defenseman David Drake in the 7th round. Drake is a 6’3” 170lb defenseman from the Des Moines Buccaneers of the USHL. #Flyers select David Drake, a 6-3 defenseman from the USHL with their 7th round pick — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 1, 2013 According to hockeyDB he had 1 goal in 12 games in 2013-2013. He was not ranked among CSS’ top 210 North American skates.

Flyers select goaltender Merrick Madsen in the 6th round

In the 6th round of the 2013 NHL draft, the Flyers took goaltender Merrick Madsen from Proctor Academy in New Hampshire. #Flyers select 6-4, 177-pound (G) Merrick Madsen from Proctor Academy High School in NH with their 6th round pick — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) July 1, 2013 The 6’4” 177lb goaltender was rated the 26th North American goaltender by Central Scouting Services. Proctor Academy’s coach Mike Walsh had this to say in a great profile of Madsen on WesternCollegHockeyBlog.com: “He’s very tall. He has a big wingspan and takes up a lot of the net. He reminds me of [former NBA …