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Future Flyers Report: 12/31

For the last three NHL Drafts, the Philadelphia Flyers have picked seven defensemen. Of those seven, three are Americans, as there has been at least one blue liner from the United States picked in each of the last three years. One of those three American d-men is Shayne Gostisbehere, who was picked in the most recent draft. The Margate, Florida native is currently representing the U.S.A. at the World Junior Championship. Gostisbehere has one of the United States’ 10 goals so far in the tournament, as well as a plus-1 rating while he has appeared in all three of his …

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Can A “Ghost” Stand Out?

With the World Junior Hockey Championships underway in Russia, the Flyers find themselves with just one representative in the tournament. Luckily for the organization and its loyal followers that representative is Shayne Gostisbehere, and has the talent to make us proud — but what can we realistically expect from the sophomore from Union College? It needs to be said off the get go: the sky is the limit, but “Ghost” isn’t in the elite echelon of defensemen in this tournament. There have been talks of the next superstar on the blue line for the Orange and Black, but he has …

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Future Flyers Report: 12/24

Marcel Noebels was picked 118th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers in the fourth round of the 2011 NHL Draft and holds the distinction of being the only German forward Philly has ever drafted, as Dennis Seidenberg is the franchise’s only German blue liner ever selected when he went in the sixth round back in 2001. After he completed his second straight 50-point season in the Western Hockey League of Canadian juniors last year, Noebels joined the Trenton Titans at the start of this year and is currently one of the youngest players on the team. In his first season as a professional, Noebels is …

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Future Flyers Report: 12/17

A pair of forwards in the Philadelphia Flyers’ system were injured this week, as both Ben Holmstrom and Andrew Johnston suffered setbacks. Holmstrom, the team’s captain, left the Phantoms’ December 8 game against the Syracuse Crunch, which turned out to be a 4-3 shootout victory, due to an injury to his knee. It was announced on Saturday that the forward will undergo surgery on his right knee this Thursday. He is expected to miss a large part of the season, but there still is a chance he returns before the end of the year. He may not boast the most …

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Future Flyers Report: 12/10

Jason Akeson played in 201 games for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL before he signed an entry-level contract with the Philadelphia Flyers on March 2nd, 2011. Throughout his time with the Rangers, which spanned from the 2007-2008 season to 2010-2011, Akeson produced 254 points. Of those 254 points, he had 68 goals and 186 assists. With 73.23% of his points being assists in his time with Kitchener, it should be no surprise that is goal and assist totals are so lopsided this season. Splitting time between the Trenton Titans and Adirondack Phantoms this year, Akeson has registered 19 points. Only …