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Published: Tue, 26 Sep 2017 14:52:25 GMT

 



Long bus rides and long odds: The ECHL dream
There have been 599 players make it to the NHL from the ECHL, but 407 since the league was reorganized just 15 years ago.



Through early struggles, Robert Hagg steadied his NHL dream
What the defenseman learned in the second year was to abandon sexy for steady, a mode that was on display Sunday night.



Flyers' Claude Giroux all smiles after trying wing
The veteran had a lot of fun being a winger on a line with Sean Couturier centering Jake Voracek and him.



Son of former Flyers coach returns home and scores
Stevens' son plays for the Islanders, and scored the first goal Wednesday night. The Flyers play at L.A. in the season's first week.



Roommates Sam Morin and Travis Sanheim out to claim their space
Some preseason predictions have Samuel Morin starting the season in Philadelphia while Travis Sanheim returns to Lehigh Valley for seasoning.



Young Flyers to get an early test
The first two matchups of the season are likely to provide an early barometer.



Mike Vecchione: 'It's always been a numbers game for me' | Sam Donnellon
It begs the question: If Mike Vecchione knew then what he knows now, would he have signed with the Flyers last spring?



Eric Lindros to join other Flyer legends in the rafters
At times he would act as if he didn't care. It was a transparent hoax, exposed when his own expectations bubbled those trapped emotions up to the surface -like that night in 1995 when he accepted the Hart Trophy and broke into tears while thanking Philadelphia fans and promising "We're gonna do it."



Flyers' top pick Nolan Patrick among many athletes under noted surgeon William Meyers' care
When it came to repairing coveted draft pick Nolan Patrick, the Flyers looked no farther than their own backyard at Dr. William Meyers has built a base of trust across a wide spectrum of professional athletes and organizations.



How do the Flyers' division foes stack up after changes?
It's an oft-recited adage: Nothing in sports is static. Things can get worse, or they can get better, but rarely if ever do they stay the same. The Flyers will test that this season. Not because they didn't make changes. But because the effect of those changes may not be measurable in the coming season.