Atlantic Watch: 12/14-12/20

The last two games for the Flyers haven’t been pretty, but there is good news related to the team’s point-leader. Claude Giroux is expected to make a return in the near future, the earliest being tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars, from his concussion. This is good news considering the status of Chris Pronger, who will not take part in another game at any point this season or for the playoffs. With his team going 2-2-0 in his absence, Giroux’s return will hopefully turn things around for the Orange and Black. As for Philly’s games this week, the Flyers extended their winning …

Minor League Update: 12/11-12/17

The Adirondack Phantoms lost their first game of the week before winning last night to make their record 3-3-1 in the month of December. Since their four-game winning streak was snapped at the beginning of the month, the Phantoms two wins in their last six games have both been one-goal victories. With Christmas taking place next weekend, the Phantoms play today and Wednesday while not playing on Saturday for only the second time all season. In their first game of the week, the Phantoms lost on the road 3-1 to the Binghamton Senators (the Ottawa Senators’ AHL affiliate). Rob Klinkhammer potted …

Future Flyers Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects. Brendan Ranford was the top scoring Flyers prospect once again this week. He kicked off the week with a pair of goals and ended the week with a pair of assists on Sunday. Nick Cousins assisted on a goal in each of his two games. Marcel Noebels was selected to Team Germany for the upcoming World Junior tournament and is off training with the team. Defenseman Ricard Blidstrand scored his 2nd and 3rd goals of the season. The Phantoms had trouble putting the puck in the net this …

Future Flyers Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects. Forwards: Brendan Ranford caught fire this week with 1 goal and 8 assists over 4 games which included a 4 assist performance on Tuesday. His 9 point week allowed him to regain the lead in Blazer’s scoring. He also moved to the top 20 in WHL scoring. Nick Cousins had slowed down slightly with only 3 points in his last 6 games, but he picked up all 3 points this week. Marcel Noebels is still struggling to find some consistency as he picked up only an assist on …

Minor League Update: 11/27-12/3

The Phantoms started off the week with a pair of wins before finishing with a one-goal loss. The loss was the Phantoms’ first loss since last Thursday and the game concluded violently. The Phantoms have one more road game before returning back to Adirondack for a pair of home games on Saturday and Sunday. After having three days off, the Phantoms grabbed a 4-3 win at home over the Syracuse Crunch (the Anaheim Ducks’ AHL affiliate) on Wednesday to extend their winning streak to three games. Scoring the game-winning goal with only 5:12 left in regulation, Jason Akeson had a two-point night …