North American Prospect Weekly Report (10/11 – 10/17)

The North American Prospect Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: Patrick Maroon continues his strong start to the season with 2 more goals and 2 assists. He has 4 goals in 6 games so far this season.Eric Wellwood recorded his first and second goals as a professional along with his first assist as a pro. Luke Pither also recorded his first assist as a professional. Brendan Ranford continues to tear up the WHL with 4 goals and 6 points total this week. His 17 points in 11 games is …

North American Prospect Weekly Report (10/4 – 10/10)

The North American Prospect Report  follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing  in the various leagues throughout North America. Forwards: This week was a pretty good  for the forward prospects. Brendan Ranford lead the pack this week with 7 points in 3 games including 3 goals. Tye McGinn also had a great week with 4 points in 4 games. Patrick Maroon has gotten off to a hot start by scoring a goal in each game this weekend. Jonathan Kalinkski, Dave Labrecque, David Laliberte, Stefan Legein, and Mike Testwuide all also had solid performances this week by averaging a point …

Hitting the posts: 10.01.10

“Hitting the posts” is a weekly roundup of links to hockey stories from across the web. If you have any suggestions for articles that we should use, hit us up here. Welcome to October, folks. Flyers greats heap praise upon the ’10 team :: NHL.com Andrej Meszaros thinks there will be less pressure here than in Tampa, Flyers expect big things from Meszaros, both may be in for a surprise :: Daily News How did the Flyers discover Sergei Bobrovsky? Easy, Neil Little didn’t scout him :: CSN Philly Ronnybrook dispels the myth of Nikolai Zherdev’s enigma :: Ronnybrook Hockey Adam Proteau …

Evaluating Flyers prospects

I want to introduce another way of evaluating prospects using a NHL Equivalency or NHLE for short. Gabriel Desjardins, a prominent blogger in the hockey analysis world developed NHLE.  He has figured out the production equivalency for lower leagues and how they translate into the NHL. Meaning we can take a player’s stat line from a lesser league like the Canadian junior hockey league and figure out what the NHL equivalent for the player’s  performance would be. This gives us an idea of how a prospect would perform offensively at the NHL level. It’s not a perfect method for evaluating …

Offseason analysis: Offense

Contracts of note: Carcillo (RFA), Powe (RFA), Asham (UFA) Top prospects: Maroon, Legein Needs: 1st line RW, possible 3rd line RW According to Sam Carchidi, GM Paul Holmgren stated the other day that it is “highly unlikely” the current roster will remain unchanged in the offseason. At this point, the Flyers have two options up front: Do they sell high on superb postseason performers with high salaries (Gagne, Brière, Hartnell) or do they move Jeff Carter, who struggled throughout parts of the regular season as well as the playoffs and had two fractured feet? Daniel Brière Brière is a proven …

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