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Good morning Flyers fans! As we wrap up development camp, here are some of the latest stories from around the league:

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The Philadelphia Flyers are emphasizing player development.

Dave Issac of the Courier-Post dived into the world player development in this piece. He explains how the Flyers development has changed, and stayed the same, over the years. The piece also highlights the upside of Sam Morin and Travis Sanheim.

Sanheim’s rapid ascent caught the Flyers eye.

This article by Adam Kimelman of NHL.com documents the rise of Travis Sanheim. After playing midget hockey only a year ago, Sanheim joined the Calgary Hitmen of the WHL. He looked good in pre-season games, but he struggled to get going early on. He improved greatly throughout the season, eventually being picked 17th overall by the Philadelphia Flyers.

Claude Giroux and the Stanley Cup window.

Yesterday I took a look at the future of Claude Giroux. I used a system devised by Eric Tulsky, who was recently hired by an NHL team, to project how Giroux would perform over the next few years. My findings showed that Giroux should still be an elite player by the time the defense prospects are ready to make an impact at the NHL.

Jesper Pettersson to stay in North America.

The Philadelphia Flyers 7th round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft, Jesper Pettersson, signed his entry level contract yesterday. The contract is worth $575,000 a year and includes bonuses. Pettersson’s agent confirmed that he will stay in North America, likely playing for the Phantoms next season.

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Filip Forsberg hopes to earn a full-time NHL job next season.

How much is Eric Gelinas worth?

Will anyone give David Booth another NHL chance?

There are a trio of Brodeurs at the Devils development camp.

Derek Roy is a serious possibility for the Nashville Predators.

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