There were some standouts that Flahr had more than a few positive things to say. That included Zayde Wisdom, who was talked about as one of the most impressive players. While he scored the team’s only goal on Saturday, it is his physicality that could earn him a role on the Flyers at some point. That is what makes him the most effective.
"“Last year, he was just spinning his tires there. He lost his confidence and got away from the type of game he needed to play. We want him to score, but the biggest part of his game to be effective and earn a spot is physical play and being involved. You saw that this weekend.”"
Emil Andrae is another prospect who has an outside chance to make the Flyers roster. Regardless of what happens, this will be his first full professional season of hockey. He was given permission from his SHL team to remain in North American even if he doesn’t make the NHL roster to start. Rules originally had his junior team receiving him back if he didn’t make it. Andrae was a little late to rookie camp as Flahr mentioned there was some passport issues. So the team gave him some extra time to get acclimated, the reason he did not play in the first game. But there was plenty to like about what he did on Saturday.
Camp invite Matt Brown also stood out as well. While he’s not necessarily on the radar of an ELC at this time, he is signed to an AHL deal with the Phantoms. So the Flyers will continue to have a good look at what he is able to do this season. He didn’t have a chance to get into any games with Lehigh Valley last season so this is their first up close look at what he can do.
"“He’s as advertised. He’s a shorter kid, but to see him off the ice, he’s a tank. Obviously his speed is notable, energy, he’s goes to the hard areas. He got a couple looks and finished one off on Friday. I think he opened some of the coaches’ eyes. I think it was good for him and hopefully he’ll get a better look at camp.”"