Michael Raffl is one of several contenders to fill the Flyers' gap at third-line center. (Photo courtesy of Philly.com)

Five Questions 2013 Preseason: Who Will Fill The Gap at Third-Line Left Wing?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Dave Isaac from the Courier-Post, Matt Brigidi from SB Nation, David Strehle from The Fourth Period, Anthony Mingioni from Center Ice Philly, and our very own Steve Jacot participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the first of a five-part series focusing on the 2013-2014 preseason. (Please keep in mind that these questions were answered last week, so some of our questions may already have been resolved by the team.) With the news that Dan Cleary will not be joining the Flyers, how should they handle the gap at third-line left …

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Around the Net September 17,2013:Flyers split doubleheader,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Double dip The Fleyrs lost to the Caps in a shootout at home,but won a shootout in Toronto:[Philly.com -Frank Seravalli] [Philly.com-Sam Carchidi] Rinaldo hurt Zac Rinaldo was injured Sunday night:[The Checking Line] Hockey season is coming, Get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around the web on the Flyers and the NHL. 

2013 Flyers first round pick, Samuel Morin

Draft day creates more questions than it answers for the Flyers

Coming into yesterday’s draft, it was clear that the Flyers needed to stock up on prospects as a whole and specifically defensemen. In that regard, the team accomplished their mission. However, the moves that they made — as well as ones that they did not — result in some unanswered questions. Shortly before the Flyers were on the clock to make their first round pick, it was announced that the Devils acquired Vancouver’s supposed starter of the future, Cory Schneider, for the 9th overall pick. If the Flyers have been linked to Jonathan Bernier, Jaroslav Halak, and just about every …

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2013 Year in Review: Sean Couturier

The simple answer as to whether Sean Couturier had a good 2013 season would be no. If you look at his general statistics, Couturier had a poor year. However, when grading Philly’s first-round pick in 2011 one should consider these things: his defensive play, a possible sophomore slump, and the expectations for him following the 2012 playoffs. When you consider these things for Couturier’s overall 2013 rating, did he really have that poor of a season? Let’s starts with his point production. In 45 games, Couturier finished with just four goals and posted 11 helpers. He also produced 10 PIMs …

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2013 Year in Review: Zac Rinaldo

For a franchise that is known and loved for their pugilistic dominance, it’s not surprising that one of the team’s favorite players amongst the fans is a fourth-line pest that always picks on somebody bigger than him. Winning the Gene Hart Memorial Award, helping to put one of the league’s best power plays on the ice, and leaving the goal scorers in a favorable position to start their shift is a good summary of Zac Rinaldo’s season. In terms of goals and assists, Rinaldo was on a similar pace as to what he posted in 66 games for the Philadelphia …