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Frequent Flyer Miles: Bryzgalov to train in Sweden, Foster leaves for KHL, O’Donnell joins Kings’ management

As usual, several former members of the Philadelphia Flyers’ organization and draft picks moved this week, as four of the players suited up for the Orange and Black in recent seasons. The group of Ilya Bryzgalov, Kurtis Foster, Sean O’Donnell, and Nikolay Zherdev earned new titles within the last seven days. The most intriguing news since last Wednesday may be Bryzgalov’s move, as he will train with Erik Granqvist, who is a coach for Farjestad in the SHL. The move is said to be for training, despite the fact many think Brzygalov will eventually find a spot on Farjestad’s roster …

Anthony Stolarz

Flyers draft goalie Anthony Stolarz

With the 45th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers select goaltender, Anthony Stolarz, from Corpus Christi IceRays of the NAHL. The Flyers passed over Tomas Hyka, a player the team was unable to sign last season due to draft eligibility, and Dalton Thrower, a player pegged as a typical Flyer, to select Stolarz. Stolarz was ranked tenth among goalies by ISS and fourth among American goalies by Central Scouting. Much like Niko Hoivenen, Stolarz is a big goalie who stands at 6’5″ and 200lbs. He posted a 2.84 GAA and a .920 SV% with three shutouts …

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Five Questions: Late-round sleepers

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Ed Miller from The Hockey Writers, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, and Corey Pronman from Hockey Prospectus participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the second of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. What sleeper picks might there be in this draft that could be late-round steals? Ed Miller: There are a couple of players that could be a steal for the Flyers as the draft moves into its later rounds. Perhaps my favorite sleeper is defenseman Nick Ebert. It was only last September that …

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 Weekly Report

The Future Flyers Weekly Report follows the weekly progress of Flyers prospects playing in the various leagues throughout North America. Name Team Games Goals Assists +/- Ricard Blidstrand Regina Pats 3 0 1 0 Nick Cousins Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds 2 2 2 -1 Derek Mathers Peterborough Petes 3 1 0 -1 Marcel Noebels Seattle Thunderbirds 1 1 0 -1 Colin Suellentrop Oshawa Generals 2 1 0 +3 Nick Cousins had a strong pair of games this weekend. He scored 2 goals in blowout on Friday. He followed it up by recording two helpers in 3-2 win on Saturday. Ricard …

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