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Good afternoon Flyers fans! We are only about a month away from training camp and less than two months from the season. The Flyers have been relatively busy lately with the loss of Kimmo Timonen and the additions of Ryan White and Michael Del Zotto. So let’s take a look at the latest stories from around the league:

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A look at Rod Brind’Amour, a Flyers favorite.

On Saturday, Bill Meltzer took a look at a Flyers fan favorite, Rod Brind’Amour. Brind’Amour spent a majority of his time in Philadelphia playing second fiddle to Eric Lindros, but he is appreciated nonetheless. Brind’Amour’s tireless work ethic and strength continue to make a him fan favorite to this day. Meltzer also added a prospect update to the end of his blog.

Flyers coaches and staff are helping out in the community.

This weekend a group of Flyers affiliated hockey coaches/instructors put on a youth combine. Former players like Ian Laperierre and Todd Fedoruk helped out the kids at the combine. The experience was for select 14, 15, and 16 year old players.

A look at the Flyers defensemen and puck possession.

This article takes a look at the strengths and weaknesses of the Flyers various defenseman. Do they create shots? Do they suppress shots? Who should be paired with who? This article sets up a good way to look into these questions and how to answer them effectively.

Can Mark Streit fill Kimmo Timonen’s void on the blueline?

With the loss of Kimmo Timonen, the Flyers blue line could be in trouble. Our own Seth Cordrey makes the case that it will be Mark Streit who is set to fill the void left by Kimmo. Although both Michael Del Zotto and Andrew MacDonald have some of the same strengths as Timonen, Streit may be the closest on ice equivalent.


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