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Gritty Surprises Young Fan Who Got a Custom Prosthetic Leg

Russ Joy - June 25, 2019

We interrupt your regularly scheduled sports news for this cool story.

Gritty, the NHL’s Best Team Mascot, visited a 7-year-old fan who got a custom prosthetic leg featuring Gritty’s likeness earlier in the day:

Gritty brought young Caiden O’Rourke a customized sweater with his name and #8 on the back, after the jump:

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The Flyers’ Schedule is Out, And We Hope You Like Back-to-Back Games

Kevin Kinkead - June 25, 2019

Flyers schedule came out today.

Not sure about you, but I’m feeling 41 wins and a playoff push that comes up just short in the end. Based on the moves Chuck Fletcher has made so far, I…. don’t know if this team is much better than it was last season, yeah? Maybe Alain Vigneault can get some JAM back in the building, because the Wells Fargo Center was dead on the few occasions I was there.

Here’s the full slate, which begins in Prague against the Chicago Blackhawks:

Crossing Broad contributor Chris Jastrzembsiskski, or or however you spell it, pointed out in Slack that the Flyers have some difficult back-to-backs this season.

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Flyers Trade Ryan Hartman for Tyler Pitlick

Kevin Kinkead - June 24, 2019

BLOCKBUSTER Flyers trade on a Monday evening.

Chuck Fletcher continues to WHEEL and DEAL, this time sending Ryan Hartman to Dallas:

Hartman scored two goals and added four assists in 19 games for the Flyers. He came over in the Wayne Simmonds trade last year.

Pitlick is 27 years old, a center who scored 22 goals in his last two seasons with the Dallas Stars. He has one year remaining on his contract at $1 million. Hartman was a RFA, so I guess this was about getting some value back for him. Could have asked for too much money or didn’t want to re-sign here. Shrug.

Thoughts on the move?

I personally believe the Stanley Cup is coming home to Philadelphia.

Flyers Sign D Travis Sanheim to Two-Year Extension

Russ Joy - June 24, 2019

The Flyers’ offseason has gotten off to an interesting start, with many fans down on trades for Matt Niskanen and Justin Braun, fine with the free agent signing of Kevin Hayes, and mixed on the team’s Draft weekend haul. The Flyers entered this offseason with five restricted free agents of note including defensemen Ivan Provorov and Travis Sanheim, as well as forwards Travis Konecny, Ryan Hartman, and Scott Laughton.

The first domino fell today as the team reached an agreement on a two-year extension with Travis Sanheim:

Analysis of the deal after the jump:

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Danny Briere’s Son Invited to Flyers Development Camp

Kevin Kinkead - June 24, 2019

If Carson Briere is half as good as his dad, I say we sign him up right away. Get him in here.

Via the Flyers:

The Philadelphia Flyers will open their 2019 Development Camp on Tuesday, June 25 at Virtua Center Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. Forty-one prospects are scheduled to attend the five-day camp, including six of the club’s seven selections in last weekend’s 2019 NHL Entry Draft and a total of five first-round picks from the last four drafts.

It’ll be our first look at draft picks Cam York, Bobby Brink, Ronald Attard, Mason Millman, Bryce Brodzynski, and Roddy Ross. Sixth rounder Egor Serdyuk will not be in camp.

Briere is 19 years old, a 5’9″, 181 pound right handed center/right winger. He scored 44 goals and added 45 assists this past year playing for the NAHL’s Johnstown Tomahawks and will be an Arizona State Sun Devil for the 2020-2021 season.

His youth stats, courtesy of Elite Prospects, after the jump:

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Levante Brewing Shouts Out Philly Athletes With a New IPA

Kevin Kinkead - June 21, 2019

This is cool.

Levante Brewing out in West Chester has a new collaboration IPA called “Phrequently Phly,” and the cans feature the colors and jersey numbers of local teams and athletes:

Chase Utley, you are the man!

Here’s the description of the brew, after the jump:

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Consensus Seems to Suggest the Flyers Overpaid for Kevin Hayes

Kevin Kinkead - June 19, 2019

Chuck Fletcher is wheeling and dealing, though I’m not sure if his moves are any good. Radko Gudas for Matt Niskanen? Seven million dollars a year for seven years of Kevin Hayes?

Anthony and Russ discussed all of that on this morning’s Snow the Goalie podcast.

Here’s some of the national reaction to what the Flyers are doing:

A handful of the guys in the same range as Hayes:

  • Ryan O’Reilly – $7,500,000 AAV
  • Evgeny Kuznetsov – $7,800,00 AAV
  • Ryan Kesler – $6,875,000 AAV
  • Patrice Bergeron – $6,875,000 AAV

All four of those dudes have posted multiple 50-point seasons. Bergeron is 33 and Kesler is 34, but O’Reilly is 28 and Kuznetsov is 27, so they’re more comparable in age to Hayes.

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Snow The Goalie: What the Chuck?

Russ Joy - June 19, 2019

Anthony and Russ break down Chuck Fletcher’s three recent trades and the chances of a draft day trade. They also discuss how the Sharks’ signing of Erik Karlsson impacts the Flyers’ off-season plans.

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