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Good afternoon Philadelphia Flyers fans! These summer days without hockey make those fall and winter afternoons seem so much sweeter. We are only about 73 days away from the start of the regular season. Here are the latest stories from around the league:

Philadelphia Flyers News

Merrick Madsen prepares for Harvard.

in this article on the Flyers official website, Jane Bacanskas takes a look at Flyers goaltending prospect Merrick Madsen. Madsen was drafted by the Flyers in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL Draft. Although he is still behind Anthony Stolarz on the prospect depth chart, Madsen still has a lot of potential. He will begin his college hockey career this season with Harvard. He is ready for both athletic and academic challenges.

Bill Meltzer breaks down Pierre-Edouard Bellemare’s chances of making the Flyers.

Meltzer paints a well-balanced picture of Bellemare in todays blog. He gives solid analysis of Bellemare’s skills while also remember that the Flyers have a bunch of skilled forwards. Bellemare’s strengths seem to be his speed, hands, and versatility. How he uses those skills will determin whether or not he is in the NHL or the AHL next season.

Nicolas Aube-Kubel may be ready for a breakout season.

The Flyers second round pick in the 2014 NHL Draft may be ready for a breakout season. He will see more ice time as the powerful first liners of the 2013-2014 Val-D’Ors Foreurs will be moving on to bigger and better things. Aube-Kubel has the speed and skioll necessary to take a big jump in his development next season. For a more detailed look at Aube-Kubel, click here.

NHL News

Could James Reimer be headed to Winnipeg?

It appears that PK Subban wants to stay in Montreal for the foreseeable future.

Jonas Hiller’s recovery from appendicitis should be relatively quick.

Take a look at the latest top 200 NHL Fantasy rankings.

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