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Five Questions: Late first-round success stories

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Ed Miller from The Hockey Writers, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, and Corey Pronman from Hockey Prospectus participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the fourth of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. The Flyers have historically had success drafting in the last 10 picks of the first round (Giroux, Richards, Williams, Gagne), and they find themselves in that same position for the first time since 2006 (Giroux). Who do you like that you would project to be available in that spot? Ed Miller: The …

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On Drafting Defenseman

The 2012 draft is days away and Flyers fans have been discussing draft strategy for the first round. What should the Flyers do? The general consensus seems to be that they need to draft a defenseman in the first round and anything else is disappointing. There has also been lots of talk on whether or not the Flyers should move up to draft one of the higher ranked defenders. Most specifically, Ryan Murray, who will likely be selected second. I’ve seen someone go as far as suggesting a trade of James van Riemsdyk, Andrej Meszaros, Sergei Bobrovsky, and a first-round …

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(Final) Flyers West Update: The Future is Bright, Flyers Fans

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know by now that the Los Angeles Kings are Stanley Cup Champions. And unless you’ve been living under two rocks, you know that two of the guys who got to hoist the Cup on Monday night were Mike Richards and Jeff Carter — former Philadelphia Flyers who were traded away a little under a year ago. A lot has been said about what their Stanley Cup victory means to the Flyers. It’s left a bitter taste in some mouths, while others still believe that the trades were for the best and the …

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Around the Net 5.22.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.  If you are wondering why Zach Parise is on this column,wonder no longer. Would the Flyers be better served by signing Parise and keeping Matt Carle:[Philly.com] Claude Giroux played really well and both of his wrists were messed up and other Flyers injuries. Don’t ever complain about not feeling well ever again:[Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] [Hockeybuzz.com] The Devils and Rangers are still playing? I was hoping our long, national nightmare was over:[CSN Philly] [NHL.com] Leave it to …

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Around the Net 5.15.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.  The 2011-2012 Philadelphia Flyers: A post mortem. A final look back at the Devils series and what went wrong: [Hockeybuzz.com] [The 700 Level] [CSN Philly] The best may yet still be to come. The Flyers are young and will only get better, so look out in 2012-2013: [The Hockey Writers] Sean Couturier is 19 years old and is really good already: [Hockeybuzz.com] Old Time Hockey. Remember the good old days? I do…and I miss them: [The 700 Level] The …