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Good morning Philadelphia Flyers fans! Only 39 days until preseason hockey! As the season gets closer and closer, there is more and more excitement building for both the Flyers and the league in general. So, without further ado, take a look at the latest stories from around the NHL:

Philadelphia Flyers News

Bill Meltzer remembers Bobby Clarke on his 65th birthday.

Yesterday Flyers legend Bobby Clarke turned 65. On his blog, Bill Meltzer gave an in depth look into “Clarkie’s” legacy. Meltzer traces his idolization of Clark as a Philadelphian kid growing up in the 1970s to Clark’s multiple terms as the Flyers General Manager. Meltzer is not afraid to give a holisitc view of Clarke, including come discussion of Clarke’s dirty play, but the overall feel of the article is respect and admiration.

The Lehigh Valley Phantoms have signed Darroll Powe.

The Flyers  have welcomed back a familiar face into the organizational fold. Darrol Powe, who began his career with the Flyers, has signed an AHL contract to play for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. The center who was a part of the Flyers 2010 Stanley Cup Finals run has had trouble sticking in the NHL over the past few seasons. Although he is a natural center, he has the ability to play the wing. If he wants to stay in the Flyers organization, he will have to get comfortable on the wing.

Ron Hextall breaks down his role as GM.

In the second part of a video series on the Philadelphia Flyers official web site, Ron Hextall talks with Steve Coates about his role as the Flyers GM. He explained some of the moves that he has made (Hartnell trade, signings), the general lack of movement on UFA day, and some plans for the future.

NHL News

The St. Louis Blues top prospect is a goalie.

Danny DeKeyser wants a long term deal in Detroit.

A look ahead to the 201 NHL Draft.


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