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Future Flyers Report: Vasiliev shouldn’t be ignored

When it comes to talking about defensemen in the Philadelphia Flyers’ system, the two biggest names are Samuel Morin and Shayne Gostisbehere for obvious reasons. In addition to these two, Robert Hagg has received some recognition as a second-round pick with a lot of upside. With the Adirondack Phantoms, the tandem of Mark Alt and Oliver Lauridsen look to be two defensemen that could one day be on Philly’s blue line. Another d-man who could surprisingly wear the Orange and Black one day is Valeri Vasiliev. Picked 201st overall in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft by the Flyers, Vasiliev was …

2012 NHL Entry Draft - Round One

Some thoughts on round one

First off, kudos to everyone who covered the draft live last night. People may joke every time a tweet pops up about a GM working the phones but those reporters worked their butts off last night. Today will be even more hectic. Well done folks. The Penguins got a lot better on paper last night and that worries many people in the Atlantic Division. The Penguins also got a lot better on paper in 2010 when they reshaped their defense by acquiring Zbynek Michalek and Paul Martin. How did that work out? Michalek was traded back to the Phoenix Coyotes …

Poor Pierre

Pierre’s Problem

The Eastern Conference Finals matchup between the New Jersey Devils and the New York Rangers heated up a bit in Game 4 after Rangers pest (and saluting idiot) Mike Rupp messed with mummified Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur. This led to Rangers head coach John Tortorella and Devils counterpart Peter DeBoer screaming at each other between the benches.  If they were within arm’s length of each other they probably would have dropped the proverbial gloves.  You can find video of the incident below.