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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 …

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Flyers Trim Roster by 28

(Photo via Ottawa National Post) One day before the Flyers head to Lake Placid, NY to continue training camp, the team announced a cut of 28 players from camp. The full list of players can be viewed here. Among them who likely will be sent to Adirondack are forwards Jason Akeson, Nick Cousins, Marcel Noebels, Petr Straka and Tye McGinn. Defensemen Mark Alt, Brandon Manning, Matt Konan and goaltender Cal Heeter round out the list of notables. 2013 draft pick Tyrell Goulbourne was sent back to his junior team (Kelowna Rockets, WHL), along with 2012 draft pick Taylor Leier (Portland …

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Training Camp Sprints: Lecavalier, Couturier, Talbot, & Morin

It’s a new season for the Flyers, so naturally that means there is an interesting mix of new and familiar faces throughout the lineup looking to make an impact and land a spot on the team.  The new guys are out to show the coaches what they can do. The old guys are out to show the coaches they’re still capable. And the young guys are out to show the coaches what they can do if given the opportunity. So how have they fared so far? With the absence of Claude Giroux from the lineup, the presence of Vinny Lecavalier …

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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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Hockey Hilarity: Live On The Scene With Scott Hartnell

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! This week, training camp finally (FINALLY!) opened! The boys are back on the ice, running drills and practicing for the long season ahead. Of course they’re also practicing other things, like their media skills. If you missed it, you should definitely take the next minute-plus to watch Philadelphia Flyers left winger Scott Hartnell working on his broadcast skills as he interviews Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux for ESPN about the upcoming …

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