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Around the Net 09.11.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Who doesn’t love a list? A look at the top 25 Flyers prospects and players under 25 years old. We start with the also-rans:[Broad Street Hockey] Billy, Billy..drinks are on the house Bill Meltzer checks in with his always informative thoughts:[Hockeybuzz] Glens Falls wins, Allentown waits The Phantoms aren’t leaving upstate NY anytime soon:[The Checking Line] [Philly.com] Labor mess,part whatever No one is happy that the lockout looms as no one tries to avoid said lockout:[CSN Philly] Today is the …

Tom Sestito

Bruise or Bust – Filling out the Forwards

When cross-referencing the Flyers official roster on their website with Capgeek’s breakdown it looks like there are six forwards that will be vying for the final 2 spots within the 12-man forward committee. So who would you like to see filling out the bottom of the bench to provide the occasional spark for your team (assuming there is a season)? Let’s take a look at some of the candidates. The list (by alphabetical short name order – how weird is that?): Ben Holmstrom, Tom Sestito, Zac Rinaldo, Eric Wellwood, Jody Shelley, Harry Zolnierczyk Ben Holmstrom: 7 NHL GP (over 2 …

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Flyers System Inventory: Forwards

Last week we took an in depth look at the defensemen on the farm.  This week we’ll be taking a look at the forwards. AHL/ECHL Jason Akeson, Right Wing,  22, signed as free agent in 2011. 2011-2012:  76gp  14g  41a  55pts Akeson proved he could handle the jump to the American Hockey League after an outstanding performance as an overaged talent in juniors. He had a solid debut in the AHL for a rookie, but his NHL Equivalency  for his performance last season is 26 points over a full season which is an average third line talent in the National …

Scott Hartnell meets with #Hartnelldown Hockey Camp Participants (Photo courtesy of Zach Hill).

Scott Hartnell’s Charity Sends Ten Snider Hockey Participants To First Annual #Hartnelldown Hockey Camp

It started as a joke, a gimmick created by a Flyers fan who noticed that his favorite player had a penchant for falling while he was on the ice. And now, #Hartnelldown has turned into a phenomenon. Two seasons ago, fan Seth Hastings decided to keep a count of how many times Scott Hartnell fell during the year. The #hartnelldown hashtag became a big thing on Twitter amongst Flyers fans, a shared amusement over Hartnell’s clumsiness. Last season, Hartnell was made aware of the hashtag, and embraced it in a way that no one could have imagined. Today, #Hartnelldown is …

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Why You Heff Ta Be Mad?

It’s been a tough last few days for Flyers fans. A tough offseason, even. The team wound up losing out on Shea Weber, and hasn’t really made any splash-worthy moves so far this summer. Of course, it’s still early and the team still has plenty of time to do something… though, at this point, their somethings are limited. Regardless, many Flyers fans are feeling pretty bummed right about now. So here are some hilarious Flyers moments to help cheer ‘em up! Kevin Marshall’s rise to fame thanks to his dancing “skills” in 24/7: Marshall showing off his acting/lip-synching “skills” with fellow …