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Flyers select 3 defensemen & 3 forwards

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 6:00 PM
The Flyers chose three defensemen and three forwards in Ron Hextall's first draft as general manager. There was a little more emphasis on speed and the Flyers continued to build their defensive depth in the system. The draft concluded with rounds 2-7 on Saturday at the Wells Fargo Center, the first... Read more

Flyers take Swedish LW in 5th round

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:39 PM
In the fifth round of today’s NHL draft, the Flyers have selected left wing Oskar Lindblom from Sweden. He played this past year on Brynas in the Swedish Elite League. Scouting reports list the 6-foot, 185 pound Lindblom as not being a particularly fast skater but won’t shy away from... Read more

Flyers take another D in 3rd round

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 12:18 PM
The Flyers continue to stockpile defenseman. In the third round (86th overall) of today’s NHL Draft, the Flyers picked defenseman Mark Friedman from the Waterloo Blackhawks of the United States Hockey League. Counting Friday’s first round pick Travis Sanheim, the Flyers have now selected... Read more

Breaking down the Flyers' draft picks

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:23 AM
Despite a total regime change from Paul Holmgren to Ron Hextall, the NHL draft operated about the same as it has in past years for the Flyers. That’s because director of scouting, Chris Pryor, remained at the helm. Perhaps the only difference was the major emphasis the Flyers put internally... Read more

Flyers select Aube-Kubel in 2nd round

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 11:17 AM
The Flyers have selected center-wing Nicolas Aube-Kubel with their second round pick in today’s NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center. He was selected 48th overall. Aube-Kubel, who turned 18 last month, competed for Val d’Or of the Quebec Hockey League, where he had 22 goals and 31 assists... Read more

Hextall lauds the potential of future Flyers

Saturday, June 28, 2014, 1:05 AM
The Flyers are stockpiling young defensemen in their system, with the latest being Friday’s first round choice Travis Sanheim. The 18-year-old Sanheim played much better in the second half of the season and impressed general manager Ron Hextall with his progress. “We really liked him,... Read more

Live updates: 2014 NHL Entry Draft

Friday, June 27, 2014, 7:05 PM
Follow the action live from the Wells Fargo Center as the NHL Draft gets underway at 7 p.m. The Flyers are scheduled to pick 17th in the first round. Read more

Giroux, Mason discuss Hartnell-Umberger trade

Friday, June 27, 2014, 2:37 PM
When asked about his former teammate Scott Hartnell, Flyers captain Claude Giroux, couldn't resist a good-natured jab. “He was the worst teammate,” Giroux said smiling. Hartnell was traded to Columbus for former Flyer R.J. Umberger and a fourth round pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft. Then... Read more

Props to Hextall, but Flyers still need to bolster left wing

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 9:19 AM
From here, dealing Scott Hartnell to Columbus on Monday for R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round 2015 pick was an even deal - until you look at the contracts. That’s where the Flyers gained a big advantage. Hartnell has five years left on a deal that has a $4.75 million cap hit per season. Umberger... Read more

Flyers trade Hartnell; get Umberger in return

Monday, June 23, 2014, 2:00 PM
Increasing the team’s speed up front, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall said, was the main factor in trading left wing Scott Hartnell for R.J. Umberger, a versatile wing who started his career with Philadelphia but spent the last six seasons with Columbus. “Whenever you make a deal, there’s... Read more
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