Image courtesy of eliteprospects.com

Then and Now: Patrik Juhlin

The Philadelphia Flyers had 10 draft picks in the 1989 NHL Entry Draft. Of those 10 picks, only three players went on to play in the NHL. One of those picks was Greg Johnson, a center that took part in 785 NHL games, but none of them with the Flyers. Another was Reid Simpson, a left winger who played in one game for the Orange and Black. The third player was Patrik Juhlin, who competed in 56 games for Philadelphia. After playing in the SHL during the lockout in the 1994-1995 season, Juhlin participated in 42 games for the Flyers. …

Morin0514

Flyers Sign Samuel Morin to Entry-Level Contract

The Flyers announced Tuesday afternoon that they have signed 2013 first-round pick Samuel Morin to his entry level contract. Initially thought to return to Rimouski at some point during training camp, his signing means the team has been impressed so far and plan to keep him in camp at least a little longer than expected. Morin represents the Flyers 51st contract, but as was the case with goaltender Anthony Stolarz and Taylor Leier, the contract is likely to slide as they return to their respective junior teams according to Flyers writer Bill Meltzer. Morin, 18, had an impressive showing last …

This guy is pretty good at playing a puck possession game. Image c/o of clydeorama

Is the NHL, and its fans, ready to embrace puck possession?

So I’m a proponent of puck possession. See exhibit A, and exhibit B. Perhaps it’s just the way I played the game of hockey growing up, or perhaps it’s the increasing amount of metrics that exist that lend credence to its significance. Over the past week or so I’ve noticed on Twitter that at least three NHL teams are making it a point to emphasize puck possession and gaining the zone with possession. @BSH_EricT @mc79hockey i don't know if someone clued trotz in on this one, but he's been pushing carry-ins in camp. … — J.R. Lind (@jrlind) September 15, …

2012 NHL Entry Draft - Portraits

Flyers Send Stolarz Back to Knights, Release Three Others

As per Flyers beat writer Anthony SanFilippo, the team has released Stephen Harper, Andrew Ryan and Colin MacDonald and returned goaltender Anthony Stolarz to his junior team, the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League. #flyers have released Stephen Harper, Andrew Ryan and Colin MacDonald and loaned Anthony Stolarz back to London of the OHL #NHL — Anthony SanFilippo (@AnthonySan37) September 16, 2013 Stolarz made two appearances in the orange and black this summer, once during the annual Flyers rookie game vs. Washington, stopping every shot he faced, and once with the big club during the first preseason game, allowing …

Image courtesy of cbc.ca

Frequent Flyer Miles: Camp Movement, Hedberg trying out with Rangers, Pitkanen out for 2013-2014

Several of the moves involving former Philadelphia Flyers and Flyers’ draft picks this week relate to NHL training camps taking shape. In addition to a Professional Try-Out for Hal Gill, the drama surrounding Daniel Cleary, and an entry-level contract handed out to Taylor Leier, a pair of goaltenders once linked to the Orange and Black are involved with other NHL clubs. One netminder is Johan Hedberg, who was invited to the New York Rangers training camp on a Professional Try-Out. With Martin Biron, yet another former Flyers’ goalie, out of camp due to personal reasons, Hedberg will join the Blueshirts and try …