The Philadelphia Flyers have released their official training camp dates and roster, which means hockey is just around the corner.
If you were somewhat perturbed by one of the most offseason-y articles ever published on this site, which came out a few short days ago, fret no longer! The Philadelphia Flyers have released their official 2017 training camp dates and roster, signaling the return of hockey and the end of the long, arduous offseason.
The Flyers will open their main camp on Friday, Sept. 15 at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees, N.J. 61 players will be in attendance, who will then be divided into two groups for the first five days of camp. Information on practice times for the two groups can be found by clicking the link above.
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Their first preseason game will take place on Sept. 17 against the New York Islanders at Nassau Coliseum. All on-ice sessions at the Skate Zone will be open to the public, giving you plenty of opportunities to catch the Flyers in action before the regular season opener in San Jose against the Sharks.
Nolan Patrick and his fellow rookies will be taking the ice even earlier, with Rookie Camp starting on Monday, Sept. 11. They will practice every morning for three days, culminating in the Rookie Game (also against the Islanders) on Sept. 13 at the Wells Fargo Center.
The number of compelling storylines surrounding the Flyers is truly enormous, and we’ll certainly be going over them in the coming days here at Broad Street Buzz. Which of the team’s talented young defensemen will make the team? Does Ron Hextall really mean what he’s said about his plans for Nolan Patrick? Can Brian Elliott or Michal Neuvirth stake a claim to the starting gig in net? All of these questions and more will be answered in a few short weeks.
The season is just around the corner, you guys. We made it. Now it’s time to get excited.