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Mattias Samuelsson Has a High Ceiling

Mattias Samuelsson is a 2018 NHL Draft-eligible player. At 6-4, 217 pounds this talented defenseman has more to give than just being good in his own end. Keeping track of speedy forwards is difficult. “Some players are pretty quick. You just have to angle them the way you want them to

Jori Lehtera Needed a Change of Scenery

When the Flyers acquired Jori Lehtera in the Brayden Schenn deal back in June, some of the pundits who cover the team weren’t thrilled. I even read he was overpaid and not that good. I suspect that “hot take” will change. This version of the talented Finn is trimmer and

Felix Sandstrom – – Has His Eyes On the Prize

Montreal - - Team Sweden is very talented. They’re focused on winning it all. This instantly puts a ton of pressure on Flyers draft pick, Felix Sandstrom. In a recent 8-3 win over Slovakia, Sandstrom had some shaky moments.  Even though Sandstrom was a bit scrambly and had trouble with

Travis Sanheim: “This is a Big Summer For Me”

Travis Sanheim isn’t looked at as a first round pick anymore. Now he’s looked at as another talented defenseman in a growing stable. Flyers GM Ron Hextall plays no favorites. He favors results. He had to like Sanheim pinning the very talented and slippery Travis Konecny in the recent 3-on-3

Flyers Prospect Samuel Dove-McFalls Had Some Dev Camp Goals

There aren’t many 4th round selections that make it to the NHL. Even less 4th rounders make it to NHL after an injury takes a year of their development away. Luckily for Samuel Dove-McFalls, he isn’t like many 4th round selections. Dove-McFalls sustained a knee injury early into last season and

Nick Cousins Plays an Important Role For the Flyers

So what’s the difference between Nick Cousins NHL play this year as compared to last year? It’s the coach. Last year Cousins never found a role and was piece-mewled into the lineup. This year in Dave Hakstol’s system he’s found a role, agitator, puck mover, and shootout specialist. “Any players hopes

The Hextall Plan is Working

In July of 2013 Ron Hextall was hired by the Philadelphia Flyers as the Assistant General Manager and director of hockey operations. The late Ed Snider was thrilled about bringing back one of his own to watch over the franchise. In May, 2014 he was installed as the General Manager,