Future Flyers Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects. Forwards: In juniors, Brendan Ranford kicked off the week with a goal on Wednesday. He also scored a goal and assisted on another during Saturday’s game. Derek Mathers scored a goal in each game this weekend. Marcel Noebels also tallied a goal and an assist this week. Meanwhile Nick Cousins went pointless as the Greyhounds only managed to score two goals in two games. Brayden Schenn began his conditioning stint with the Phantoms and did not disappoint. He picked up an assist in his first game back from …

The ‘How’ of Homer

When Paul Holmgren took over as the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006, I received numerous messages from my friends who grew up as fans of the Hartford Whalers. Those messages ranged from, “Good luck with that,” to “What a terrible choice” to the simple but poignant, “Bwahahahahaha.” These were people jaded by the abysmal record that the Whalers posted during his tenure as Hartford’s coach and his brief stint as GM in the years that eventually led up to Hartford’s relocation to Carolina. (His DUI and stint at Betty Ford likely did not help matters …

Future Flyers Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various hockey leagues. Forwards: Nick Cousins remains the Flyers best scoring prospect in juniors. He collected his 26th-30th points with a goal and 3 assists over two games. Marcel Noebels and Brendan Ranford each picked up an assist this week. Jason Akeson led the Phantoms prospects in scoring with 4 goals and an assist in three games. He now sits at second in goals, assists, and points for the Phantoms. Mike Testwuide exploded with a 4 assist weekend after a slow start to the season. …

Future Flyers Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various hockey leagues. Marcel Noebels and the Seattle Thunderbirds broke their losing streak  on Wednesday. Noebels recorded a goal and an assist in each of their two wins. He also picked up another assist on the week. Nick Cousins assisted on a goal during his only game. He ended up being suspended for two games for his part in a brawl versus the London Knights. Brendan Ranford continues to struggle to find his offensive game during the month of November. He only picked up an …

Future Flyers Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing throughout the various leagues. This week was about as uneventful week as one could imagine since few games were played this week. The Phantoms played one game and their offense consisted of an unassisted goal by Jonathon Kalinski and also an unassisted goal scored by Garret Klotz. Junior prospects Nick Cousins and Brendan Ranford were the only two prospects to finish with more than a point on the week. Cousins finished with a goal and an assist on Sunday and also picked up another assist this week. …