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Around the Net 08.28.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Prospect in trouble Flyers prospect Nick Cousin runs afoul of the law: [The Checking Line] [Philly.com] Frozen Four News Philadelphia is going to hosting a lot of college hockey in 2014: [Broad Street Hockey] Goodbye Oskars Former Flyer Oskars Bartulis goes to the KHL: [CSN Philly] Get lost Geno While Sean Couturier’s butler might play in Russia as well next year if there is a lockout:[CSN Philly] That’s all for this week, join me next week for more links from around …

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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 …

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Flyers Faithful’s 10 top Flyers prospects

I’ve decided to take a more traditional look  prospects this year instead of grading them with the help of NHLE because goalies and defenders are undervalued with NHLE. I decided to evaluate them mainly on three criteria: 1) NHL ceiling 2) Likelihood of reaching ceiling 3) Proximity to NHL “NHL ceiling” is essentially a prospect’s maximum potential, but not everyone reaches their ceiling. I tend to prefer younger, higher ceiling prospects, but it’s important to factor in whether they are likely to reach that ceiling or not. So a player with a low ceiling — but a higher potential — …

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Flyers talk at rookie camp

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers G Anthony Stolarz Q: Do you have any expectations of this week? “I’m just going to take it in and enjoy it. It’s my first camp and I’m just going to go with it and see what happens.” Q: Have you set any goals for this week? “Just in the scrimmage not to give up any goals and stop every puck I can.” Q: How important is it to know these guys off the ice? “It’s very important. You might be playing with these guys. You look around and there a lot of guys playing …

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CBA 101 Part 3: Slide Contracts

Per the current Collective Bargaining Agreement, every NHL team is permitted to have 50 players under contract in their entire organization; including players that are not with the parent club. This was the reason that the Flyers were required to include Jon Kalinski in the trade for Pavel Kubina. The Flyers already had 50 contracts, so they could not acquire Kubina without shedding a contract first. However, it is possible to have more than 50 players under contract if you have what are called “slide contracts,” as they do not count towards the 50-contract limit. In the event that an 18 …