Good afternoon Flyers fans! The dog days of July are upon us, but fear not! There is hockey news to report. Take a look at the latest stories from around the league:
Over on BroadStreetHockey.com, Kevin Christmann takes a look at the way in which the Flyers score their goals. Whether it is through the “dump and chase” method, or off of the rush, Kevin breaks down the data and gives valuable insight into each players strengths and weaknesses.
Although the Flyers had a very good power play this past season, it could be even better. Tom Foti believes that placing Mark Streit on the point, as opposed to Kimmo Timonen, would increase the productivity of the 1st unit while stabilizing the 2nd unit. There is little doubt that Streit has the better shot, but would his shot hamper Giroux? Feel free to add your thoughts?
NBC announced their television schedule for the 2014-2015 season today. On the Philadelphia Flyers official web site, the games in which the Flyers appear have been broken down. They will face some of the usual suspects (Penguins, Backhawks, Rangers) while also facing some unusual opponents (Sabres, Hurricanes, Sharks). The games will be on NBC and the NBC Sports Network.
The Toronto Maple Leafs hired 28-year-old Kyle Dubas an AGM on Tuesday afternoon. Dubas is known as an advanced stats advocate who wants players to be creative. The Leafs were roundly criticized for their awful CF% in 2013-2014. Dubas should be able to help them in that department. Along with this hiring the Leafs let go Dave Poulin and Claude Loiselle.