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2010 Flyers Prospects & Phantoms Discussion Thread

Links to previous threads:

http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=685113
http://hfboards.com/showthread.php?t=756548

Flyers Prospect Depth Chart (According to HF)

LW

Eric Wellwood (7.0C)
Patrick Maroon (7.0C)
Zac Rinaldo (5.5C)
Garrett Klotz (5.0C)
Matthew Clackson (5.0C)

C

Jon Kalinski (5.5A)
Michael Chaput (6.5C)
David Labrecque (7.0D)
Luke Pither (7.0D)

RW

Andreas Nodl (6.5B)
Mike Testwuide (6.5B)
Andrei Popov (7.0D)
Stefan Legein (7.0D)
Shane Harper (6.5D)

D

Oskars Bartulis (6.5B)
Joonas Lehtivuori (7.0C)
Kevin Marshall (7.0C)
Simon Bertilsson (6.5C)
Erik Gustafsson (7.0D)
Marc-Andre Bourdon (7.0D)
Denis Bodrov (7.0F)
Oliver Lauridsen (6.0D)
Tyler Hostetter (6.0D)

G

Joacim Eriksson (7.5C)
Sergei Bobrovsky (7.5C)
Adam Morrison (6.5C)
Nicola Riopel (6.5D)
Jakub Kovar (6.0C)
Brad Phillips (6.0D)


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2010-2011 Adirondack Phantoms Roster

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Andrew Rowe
Denis Hamel
Matt Clackson
Garrett Klotz

C

Luke Pither
Greg Moore
Jonathon Kalinski
Zac Rinaldo

RW

Mike Testwuide
Stefan Legein
David Laliberte
Ben Holmstrom

D

Joonas Lehtivuori
Kevin Marshall
Marc-Andre Bourdon
Dan Jancevski
JP Testwuide
Logan Stephenson
Erik Gustafsson

G

Johan Backlund
Brian Stewart


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Goaltenders

Bobrovsky, Sergei
Acquired: Signed as free agent, 2010
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=98874
Game-by-Game-http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id...d=nhl-keymatch

Eriksson, Joacim
Acquired: Drafted 2008 at #196 (Round 7)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...hp3?pid=113834
Game-by-Game-http://stats.swehockey.se/ (Elitserien-->Players by Team-->Skelleftea AIK)

Kovar, Jakub
Acquired: Drafted 2006 at #109 (Round 4)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=95361
Season Stats-http://www.hokejcb.cz/statistiky.asp

Morrison, Adam
Acquired: Drafted 2009 at #81 (Round 3)
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=116164
Game-by-Game-http://whl.ca/stats/gamebygame.php?id=25214

Phillips, Brad
Acquired: Drafted 2007 at #182 (Round 7)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...hp3?pid=104809
Game-by-Game-http://www.collegehockeynews.com/players/?pd=24875

Riopel, Nicola
Acquired: Drafted 2009 at #142 (Round 5)
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=91188
Game-by-Game-http://echl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3336

Stewart, Brian
Acquired: Signed as free agent, 2010
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=97850
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3623


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Bartulis, Oskars
Acquired: Drafted 2005 at #91 (Round 3)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=80396
Game-by-Game-http://www.nhl.com/ice/player.htm?id...d=nhl-keymatch

Blidstrand, Ricard
Acquired: Drafted 2010 at #206 (Round 7)
History-http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=10384
Game-by-Game-http://whl.ca/roster/gameByGame/id/6724

Bertilsson, Simon
Acquired: Drafted 2009 at #87 (Round 3)
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=116410
Season Stats-http://stats.swehockey.se/ (Elitserien-->Players by team-->Brynas IF)

Bodrov, Denis
Acquired: Drafted 2006 at #55 (Round 2)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=89299
Game-by-Game-http://stats.sportbox.ru/player.php?...lub=1216725593

Bourdon, Marc-André
Acquired: Drafted 2008 at #67 (Round 3)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=89545
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3358

Gustafsson, Erik
Acquired: Signed as free agent, 2010
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=107692
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3608

Hostetter, Tyler
Acquired: Free Agency
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=106827
Game-by-Game-http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/s...me.php?id=4781

Lauridsen, Oliver

Acquired: Drafted 2009 at #196 (Round 7)
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=116604
Game-by-Game-http://www.collegehockeynews.com/players/?pd=26351

Lehtivuori, Joonas
Acquired: Drafted 2006 at #101 (Round 4)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=94149
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3103

Luukko, Nick
Acquired: Drafted 2010 at #179 overall (Round 6)
History-http://www.nhl.com/ice/draftprospect....htm?dpid=2620
Game-by-Game-http://ushl.stats.pointstreak.com/pl...&seasonid=5967

Marshall, Kevin
Acquired: Drafted 2007 at #41 (Round 2)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=89528
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3282


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Chaput, Michael
Acquired: Drafted 2010 at #89 (Round 3)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=115903
Game-by-Game-http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/lang_en/index...register=12378

Clackson, Matt
Acquired: Drafted 2005 at #215 (Round 7)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=73815
Game-by-Game-http://stats.theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=2314

Harper, Shane
Acquired: Signed as free agent, 2010
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=89934
Game-by-Game-http://echl.com/stats/player.php?id=3362

Holmstrom, Ben
Acquired: Signed as free agent, 2010
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=73679
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3540

Kalinski, Jon
Acquired: Drafted 2007 at #152 (Round 6)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=93041
Game-by-Game-http://stats.theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=2348

Klotz, Garrett
Acquired: Drafted 2007 at #66 (Round 3)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=89944
Game-by-Game-http://stats.theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=2495

Labrecque, David
Acquired: Drafted 2009 at #153 (Round 6)
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=98763
Game-by-Game-http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/lang_en/index..._register=6560

Legein, Stefan
Acquired: Trade with Columbus
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=82704
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=2423

Maroon, Patrick
Acquired: Drafted 2007 at #161 (Round 6)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...hp3?pid=105400
Game-by-Game-http://stats.theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=2359

McGinn, Tye
Acquired: Drafted 2010 at #119 (Round 4)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=106846
Game-by-Game-http://www.lhjmq.qc.ca/lang_en/index...register=12902

Nödl, Andreas
Acquired: Drafted 2006 at #39 (Round 2)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=80973
Game-by-Game-http://stats.theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=2394

Parks, Michael
Acquired: Drafted 2010 at #149 (Round 5)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=123380
Game-by-Game-http://ushl-cedar.stats.pointstreak....&seasonid=5967

Pither, Luke
Acquired: Signed as free agent, 2010
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=89738
Game-by-Game-http://www.ontariohockeyleague.com/s...me.php?id=4196

Popov, Andrei
Acquired: Drafted 2006 at #205 (Round 7)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php3?pid=95340
Game-by-Game-http://en.khl.ru/players/14430/&lang=en

Ranford, Brendan
Acquired: Drafted 2010 at #209 (Round 7)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...php?pid=111621
Game-by-Game-http://whl.ca/stats/gamebygame.php?id=25114

Rinaldo, Zac
Acquired: Drafted 2008 at #178 (Round 6)
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p...hp3?pid=100339
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3760

Rowe, Andrew
Acquired: Signed as free agent, 2010
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=94020
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3753

Testwuide, Mike
Acquired: Signed as free agent, 2010
History-http://www.hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/p....php?pid=80981
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3754

Wellwood, Eric

Acquired: Drafted 2009 at #172 (Round 6)
History-http://hockeydb.com/ihdb/stats/pdisplay.php?pid=96884
Game-by-Game-http://theahl.com/stats/gamebygame.php?id=3758


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You can post now. Chris, is there anyone I missed?

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You can post now. Chris, is there anyone I missed?
No you got everyone. Just note that I think we might be signing one or two out of this tryout class. Holmgren said he's not done "bolstering" (granted in his own creative and hopefully effective way) our pool just yet.

Another quick note: There are some that may be taken out shortly including Beaulieu, Bellamy, Clackson, Duchesne, Laliberte, and Teslak if they are not retained.

With a new editor here at HF, we're running through all the prospects. So a lot of the stuff that was unedited before is going to get fixed up. I'll be changing the depth chart up as soon as we get into July a bit as well as editing some of the grades for our non-top 20 prospects. The next top 20 is of course in the fall.

Right now I'm going through the list and double-checking all of our signed players that lose their status as a prospect as of tomorrow. I'll attach it at the bottom of this post when I'm finished.

HF is going through a bit of a spring cleaning, and it means a ton of work for us. Bare with me.


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MASTER PROSPECT STATUS: (Bold denotes player no longer a prospect by HF standards as of tomorrow.)
Beaulieu has one season or 65 NHL games if re-signed. (CHL criteria)
Chaput has six seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Clackson has one season or 65 NHL games if re-signed. (22+ NCAA criteria)
Dingle is no longer an NHL prospect. (22+ NCAA criteria)
Harper has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Holmstrom has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (22+ NCAA criteria)
Kalinski has one season or 65 NHL games. (21- NCAA criteria)
Klotz has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Labrecque has four seasons or 65 NHL games if signed. (CHL criteria)
Laliberté is no longer an NHL prospect. (CHL criteria)
Legein has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Maroon has two seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
McGinn has five seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Nödl has one season or 65 NHL games. (21- NCAA criteria)
Parks has six seasons if signed before 22 or three seasons from the time he signs a contract or 65 NHL games. (21-/22+ NCAA criteria)
Pither has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Popov has three seasons or 65 NHL games from the time he signs a contract or, if he does not sign, he has two seasons remaining as a prospect. (21-/22+ EU criteria)
Ranford has six seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Rinaldo has four seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Rowe has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (22+ NCAA criteria)
Testwuide has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (22+ NCAA criteria)
Wellwood has four seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)

Bartulis has one season or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Bertilsson has five seasons if signed before 22 or three seasons from the time he signs a contract if he signs after 22 or 65 NHL games or, if he does not sign, he has four seasons remaining as a prospect. (21-/22+ EU criteria)
Blidstrand has six seasons if signed before 22 or three seasons from the time he signs a contract if he signs after 22 or 65 NHL games or, if he does not sign, he has five seasons remaining as a prospect. (21-/22+ EU criteria)
Bodrov has three seasons or 65 NHL games from the time he signs a contract or, if he does not sign, he is no longer an NHL prospect. (22+ EU criteria)
Bourdon has four seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Gustafsson has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (21- NCAA criteria)
Hostetter has five seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Lauridsen has three seasons if signed this summer or three seasons from the time he signs a contract or 65 NHL games. (21-/22+ NCAA criteria)
Lehtivuori has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (21- EU criteria)
Luukko has six seasons if signed before 22 or three seasons from the time he signs a contract or 65 NHL games. (21-/22+ NCAA criteria)
Marshall has three seasons or 65 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Syvret is no longer an NHL prospect. (CHL criteria)

Bobrovsky has three seasons or 45 NHL games. (21- EU criteria)
Duchesne has one season or 45 NHL games if re-signed. (CHL criteria)
Eriksson has four seasons if signed before 22 or three seasons from the time he signs a contract if he signs after 22 or 45 NHL games or, if he does not sign, he has three seasons remaining as a prospect. (21-/22+ EU criteria)
Kovar has three seasons if signed this summer or three seasons from the time he signs a contract if he signs after 22 or 45 NHL games or, if he does not sign, he has two seasons remaining as a prospect. (21-/22+ EU criteria)
Morrison has five seasons or 45 NHL games. (CHL criteria)
Phillips has three seasons if signed this summer or three seasons from the time he signs a contract or 45 NHL games. (21-/22+ NCAA criteria)
Riopel has three seasons or 45 NHL games if signed. (CHL criteria)
Stewart has three seasons or 45 NHL games. (22+ NCAA criteria)
Teslak has one season or 45 NHL games if re-signed. (22+ NCAA criteria)

Sorry it took so long. It gets a bit confusing, so I bolded the ones in particular to note. If Bodrov does not sign, he is no longer an NHL prospect. Likewise if Beaulieu, Bellamy, Clackson, Duchesne, or Teslak do not re-sign, they're no longer our problem. Syvret, Laliberte, and Dingle are no longer NHL prospects.

I'm going to put a motion forth to get Kovar removed from our prospect list for obvious reasons despite his continued status.

I think that covers everyone.

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Good news guys:

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Ricard Blidstrand will play for the Regina Pats in the WHL next season. He will be at Pats training camp in August.
I think this is somewhat of a good thing. Shows he wants to play in the NHL for sure.

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I think this is somewhat of a good thing. Shows he wants to play in the NHL for sure.
Yeah, I think someone posted it on the old thread or in Blidstrand's draft thread.

It's definitely good news. I'll be able to get a better look at him too.

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Yeah, I think someone posted it on the old thread or in Blidstrand's draft thread.

It's definitely good news. I'll be able to get a better look at him too.
Ahh ok. Guess Im late on this stuff lol. I just saw Euro post it so I thought it was new

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Ahh ok. Guess Im late on this stuff lol. I just saw Euro post it so I thought it was new
No problem. I'm happy for him, but there's a different Swedish defenseman I really want to show me something; and his name is Bertilsson.

He had a rough year last season, but I want to see how he rebounds.

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below is an excerpt from an interview with john paddock concerning flyer goaltender prospects

you can access it from tim mcmanus' blog:

http://poststar.com/app/blogs/?cat=784



Surely you've heard how well Johan Backlund played in Glens Falls this year, and Paddock reiterated as much. While admitting that Backlund can always get better, Paddock doesn't think Backlund could have done anything more for the Phantoms.

"I think the final ringing testimony to that was when he got called up/injured, and that sort of both happened at the same time, the [Phantoms] lost 9 out of the last 10 games so we'd be foolish to think that he wasn't the MVP and that he wasn't giving the team a chance to win every night."

So does that mean Backlund could start the year in the NHL next season? Well, those are decisions made by the players.

"Players make those decisions for [the coaches and management], for you, with their performance on the ice. This is a guy who trains extremely hard. He worked hard on his game to fix a lot of things including the European game to the North American game. He's going to be given an opportunity to play."

It was just bad luck that prevented Backlund from getting more of a chance with the Flyers last year. "I think last year he had the unfortunate thing of a team up here (NHL) going bad at the times he was called up, and no matter how he was playing down there (AHL), you just can't throw a rookie in when you're four games under .500 in November or whatever when he was called up the first time. So it's like you have to go with a more veteran guy."

And now? "I think everybody who has seen him now were impressed up here during the spring and has a little more knowledge of him. He'll get an opportunity. I don't know what that or when that means. I do know he signed a two-year contract next year as a one-way deal. So maybe he's in the minors this year, maybe he's not, but after that he's probably going to be in the NHL."

Next, we discussed newly signed Sergei Bobrovsky. Who is Bobrovsky, you ask? Well, even John Paddock isn't really sure. "I don't know anything about him myself. I don't know why he's sort of fallen under the radar, but we hope that we got a bit of a sleeper here who can come in and someday be a top-flight goalie."

But that doesn't mean the Flyers don't know who he is. "He's somebody who, people we had watching over there thought he was excellent. His numbers were very good. He's somebody who played alongside, in their junior times, with [Semyon] Varlamov in Washington, sometimes played ahead of him."

Looking to next year, the Flyers have the same expectations they do for Backlund: See what happens. Based on these and later answers, Paddock (rightly) refused to slot players into positions prior to training camp. Nobody is - at least publicly - given roles in the organization. If Bobrovsky comes in and is the best goalie in camp, he could wind up in Pittsburgh on opening night.

When asked about how Bobrovsky will adjust to the North American game, Paddock gave an interesting quote. "I think normally you say yes, but it depends. If he's a goalie that's a little bit aggressive already, and plays atop the crease and not deep, then he's already one step closer than others would be. So we'll just have to wait and see."

Now, we aren't in the business of putting words in other people's mouths, but hearing, typing, and reading that quote makes me think of a particular Flyers UFA goalie. Could the two be related? Maybe, maybe not.

The only other goalie under contract (besides Brian Boucher) is Brian Stewart. He came to the organization after the Flyers were scouting some teammates of his and eventually recommended him to the team.

"It's sort of a, I don't want to say a shot in the dark, but here's a big guy who's really athletic, who is mature now physically and [is] tough because he's 25. He hasn't had a lot of coaching, so maybe with a little coaching we can catch lightning in a bottle. It's sort of a long shot in a way because of age but the other side of that is, goalies, Michael Leighton is an example, they don't hit their prime until 27 or 28. We just felt that there was no risk and there was potential for lots of reward."

And here we see the name Michael Leighton. Again, the comparison to Brian Stewart is not exactly a ringing endorsement of the free agent netminder.

The signing of those two goalies, presumably to play in the AHL, seemed to signal the end for Jeremy Duchesne and Michael Teslak. When asked if they will be back next year, Paddock gave his most succinct answer yet: "They're not coming back." Both Duchesne and Teslak started the year in the ECHL last year.

Turning to goalies who will not be turning pro this year, the Flyers still have Jakub Kovar in the system. Kovar was selected in the 4th round of the 2006 draft and has been battling injuries for the past two years. Since leaving the OHL after the 07-08 season, he's only played 17 games in the Czech Republic.

"He has to improve and continue to improve and he takes the next steps after that. So we're going to wait and see with him and hopefully he can play more and get going along with the recovery road a little bit for his injuries and progress towards playing pro hockey," Paddock said.

But after being drafted four years ago, is there a time limit on how long he stays property of the Flyers? Paddock answered, "I'm not sure of his age or whatever, but at some point you have to make a decision. I don't know whether it's next year or two years from now, I'm just coming to the organization, this will be my third year, and second as a manager, I'm not sure what year he was drafted. It's not an indefinite time, that's changed, so sometime in the next year or two he'll have to give us some reason to move ahead and we'll have to do that if that's the case."

Now, maybe Paddock has just never been asked about Kovar before, but when you pull out the "this is only my third year in the organization" card to explain why you don't know much about the player, that's generally not a good sign. If Kovar can't unseat Roman Turek this year, he's likely done in the Flyers organization.

The Flyers also control Notre Dame goaltender Brad Phillips, selected in the 7th round of the 2007 draft. He's part of a three-headed monster in college, only playing 15 games the past two years combined. When asked where he stands in the organization, Paddock again put the onus on the player.

"We're going to get a good feel for him, he's coming to the development camp in July here in a week or ten days time and we'll have a better idea and see where we go with him. We want to see where he's at and then make that decision. Hopefully he would play more in college. If you're not playing in college then there's not much chance that he's probably ready to play pro hockey."

Last season, the Flyers had three different goalies playing in Major Juniors; Adam Morrison, Jacob De Serres, and Nic Riopel. First, Paddock spoke about Morrison's season.

"He had a good start and then tailed off a little bit, he didn't play quite as much, and then had a concussion late in the season. He's somebody that we're high on, Neil Little our goalie scout, still is high on. But this is a big year for him in Junior. He needs to be the #1 goalie [in Saskatoon], play 60 games and get the job done."

Jacob De Serres was the Flyers 3rd round pick in 2008 and the Flyers decided not to tender him a contract this year. He is now a free agent. When asked if he had gotten a chance to watch De Serres in the Memorial Cup, Paddock said "no, we had people up there but because we kept playing in the playoffs, I didn't go out. I was scheduled to go up but I didn't go up. Neil Little was there and we had two different scouts there for part of the Memorial Cup, so we had a good viewing on up there."

Why wasn't De Serres signed? "He just, we decided not to renew because we had lots of young goalies and he didn't have as good a season that we needed him to. His season/Memorial Cup wasn't up to what he needed to be at."

Lastly, and some would say most importantly, is the status of Nicola Riopel. There was some confusion regarding whether Riopel was a free agent or not, but Paddock put those fears to rest. "He's still Flyers property. He can't go back to Juniors. He's going to be playing pro hockey and where he plays will be determined by, again, the players themselves."

So with Riopel, the Flyers have 4 goalies - in addition to Backlund, Bobrovsky, and Stewart - fighting for two spots in the AHL next year. As Paddock said, if any of them prove to be the best goalie in camp, they can start in the NHL. But with that said, the four are realistically going to be in either the AHL or ECHL.

To close, we asked Paddock - a former Wheat King himself - if he is familiar with Matt Calvert. "I've heard the name, but no, that's the extent of it." So he's not being looked at for a possible acquisition? "No."

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Andrei Popov re-signs with Traktor Chelyabinsk. New contract is for two years.

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@euroflyers So I guess Popov didn't want to come overseas?

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How can an assistant GM not know much about our recently acquired top end goaltending prospect (Bob) and then waste breath on Kovar but not mention our other goaltending prospect overseas....

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We have some winners. Jared Ross is the only southern born, raised and trained NHL player. He's now Thrashers property.

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How can an assistant GM not know much about our recently acquired top end goaltending prospect (Bob) and then waste breath on Kovar but not mention our other goaltending prospect overseas....
Because John Paddock is beginning to become just as clueless as everyone else in management in this organization. My God, hopefully next time Snider decides to clean house, he only keeps one person - Don Luce. He seems to be the ONLY person in management has one iota of sense with regards to hockey matters. Holmgren and Paddock are just drunken clueless idiots.

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List is updated. Clackson and Laliberte were both given QOs and are RFAs. All the other bums were let go.

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Matsumoto also said he was going to sign with Metallurg Novokuznetsk if we hadn't traded him.

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List is updated. Clackson and Laliberte were both given QOs and are RFAs. All the other bums were let go.
I wonder if that means we're going to sign Clackson's brother.

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Pat Maroon and Mike Testwuide, come on down!!!! You're the next contestants on "fill in the winger spots on the Philadelphia Flyers hockey club!!!!!"

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With their goaltending prospect core looking better than ever and their defensive depth established, it should not be all that much of a shock that the Flyers went forward-heavy in 2010. Four out of their six selections went toward adding some depth to a group that was noticeably thin after the graduations of James vanRiemsdyk, Claude Giroux, and Ville Leino.

Free-agent additions to the pool like Mike Testwuide, Luke Pither, Shane Harper, and Ben Holmstrom were only the precursor for general manager Paul Holmgren's draft exploits. When added to other forwards that have been developing for a few years within the Flyers' system as well as the 2010 draft class, there is definitely a positive difference in the position.
Blah, blah. Stuff you guys already pretty much know I assume if you read up on our new prospects.

Next up I will be working with the staff to update the entire website, in particular the Flyers' section. You will already notice a lot of our non-prospects and recently let go RFAs have been taken off. A few more profiles will be added shortly as well.

Then there will be the top 20s, but there's a lot to do this summer including the prospect camp, rookie camp, and training camp because, as BobbyClarkeFan16 just pointed out, someone is making this team.

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So I guess we'll just use this as the prospect camp thread? Anyone here going? I always like to hear reports on the new picks.

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So I guess we'll just use this as the prospect camp thread? Anyone here going? I always like to hear reports on the new picks.
I have off this week yay! I will probablly try to head there Wednesday since that is the first day they actually play.

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Pat Maroon and Mike Testwuide, come on down!!!! You're the next contestants on "fill in the winger spots on the Philadelphia Flyers hockey club!!!!!"
that is very depressing!

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