German Rubtsov: AHL or QMJHL?

By: Mark Lester (@futureofphilly) Following a rocky season, it remains a question where Philadelphia Flyers’ 2016 first round pick German Rubtsov will play during the 2017-18 campaign. Rubtsov began last season in Russia, but was able to terminate his KHL contract and come over to North America after the World Junior Championships. The young Russian […]

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Hogberg impresses, Hart decent at Summer Showcase

By: Mark Lester (@futureofphilly) The annual World Junior Summer Showcase, held in Plymouth, Michigan, is one way teams prepare for the always-thrilling World Junior Championship in December. This year, the Philadelphia Flyers had two prospects participating in the summer camp: Swedish defenceman Linus Hogberg and Canadian goaltender Carter Hart. Nolan Patrick, the Flyers’ second overall […]

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Recapping the Flyers’ Offseason

By: Mark Lester (@futureofphilly)      It has been a busy few months for Philadelphia Flyers general manager Ron Hextall. From winning a top-3 pick in the draft lottery all the way to free agency, let’s recap all of the major (and minor) moves of the 2017 offseason. APRIL 21: FLYERS SIGN CONNOR BUNNAMAN TO […]

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Mikhail Vorobyov Gearing Up For First Season in North America

 By Mark Lester (@futureofphilly) Mikhail Vorobyov has flown under the radar since being drafted by the Flyers in the fourth round of the 2015 NHL draft. While his numbers are not eye-popping, the kid has talent – and quite a bit of it. Vorobyov is a big center, standing at 6-foot-2 and weighing in at […]

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Pascal Laberge Looking To Bounce Back in 2017-18

By Mark Lester (@futureofphilly) Pascal Laberge’s 2016-17 season is certainly one he would like to forget. The feisty winger from Québec had a rough season following his draft year. Drafted 36th overall by the Flyers in the 2016 NHL Draft, Laberge saw his point totals plummet this past season. He tallied 32 points in 46 […]

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