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Training Camp Sprints: Depth up front a concern?

When Jake Voracek left last night’s game versus the New Jersey Devils in the second period with an upper-body injury, the Flyers were faced with the disastrous notion of losing a star before the season even started. With Wayne Simmonds also sidelined due to the flu, the team is suddenly forced to dress Mike Raffl, Adam Hall, Jay Rosehill, and Chris VandeVelde to round out the offense. They acknowledged after the game that Voracek’s injury is only minor, but if a few forwards were to go down does that type of lineup give you confidence? The offense hasn’t exactly gotten …

Tye McGinn is one of several Phantoms players projected to make the Flyers roster out of training camp. (Photo courtesy of Philly.com)

Five Questions 2013 Preseason: Which Phantoms Will Make the Flyers Out of Training Camp?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Dave Isaac from the Courier-Post, Matt Brigidi from SB Nation, David Strehle from The Fourth Period, Anthony Mingioni from Center Ice Philly, and our very own Steve Jacot participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the second of a five-part series focusing on the 2013-2014 preseason. (Please keep in mind that these questions were answered last week, so some of our questions may already have been resolved by the team.) Dave Isaac: The Flyers won’t have many open roster spots because of all the contracts they’ve given out. It would take a lot to uproot a player that …

Michael Raffl is one of several contenders to fill the Flyers' gap at third-line center. (Photo courtesy of Philly.com)

Five Questions 2013 Preseason: Who Will Fill The Gap at Third-Line Left Wing?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Dave Isaac from the Courier-Post, Matt Brigidi from SB Nation, David Strehle from The Fourth Period, Anthony Mingioni from Center Ice Philly, and our very own Steve Jacot participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the first of a five-part series focusing on the 2013-2014 preseason. (Please keep in mind that these questions were answered last week, so some of our questions may already have been resolved by the team.) With the news that Dan Cleary will not be joining the Flyers, how should they handle the gap at third-line left …

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Podcast Episode 72: Third Line Ludicrousness

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful Podcast, Steve and Hal discuss Flyers training camp including #ClearyWatch, the situation with Simon Gagne, whether talks of a Matt Read extension is the kiss of death, who is going to win the third line LW spot, Michael Raffl, Jason Akeson, Scott Laughton, Vincent Lecavalier, and much more. Hockey is back! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 72 You can listen to the episode by following the link above, or by right clicking on it and saving it to your computer as an mp3. You can also download the Flyers Faithful Podcast from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show …

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Poll: Who do you want to win the camp battles for third line wing and on the blueline?

Now that training camp has officially started, we can start to see some of the position battles with our own eyes. Perhaps the two biggest spots up for grabs are the third line wing position and then rounding out the sixth and seventh spots on the blueline. Who do you want to win the spot on the 3rd line? Newly signed Michael Raffl is an intriguing name but making the jump straight to the NHL is probably a lot to ask. Tye McGinn is a realistic in-house option based on his play last year. Former first round pick Scott Laughton …

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