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Quick Hits: Phantoms, Kalynuk, TIFH and More

May 28, 2020, 7:38 AM ET [28 Comments]
Bill Meltzer
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Quick Hits: May 28, 2020

1) Before things ramp up with the Flyers -- Phase 2 of the NHL's return-to-play plan is slated to start in early June with a hope of training camp (Phase 3) being held in early July -- I plan to do some expanded prospect coverage. Later today, there will be a new edition of the "Prospect Pipeline" podcast with Brian Smith and yours truly discussing numerous Phantoms, collegiate and recently signed (Wade Allison, Tanner Laczynski, Wyatte Wylie, Linus Sandin) prospects.

As a companion piece to the prospect podcast, there will also be a capsule season-in-review synopsis article on the Phantoms' 2019-20 that will run today on the Flyers' official website. Upcoming articles will go into more depth on specific players: Morgan Frost, Isaac Ratcliffe and Maksim Sushko.

On May 19, the Phantoms hosted an end-of-season media Zoom session with head coach Scott Gordon, Frost, Ratcliffe, Mark Friedman and Alex Lyon. Gordon's input on the season became the basis of the season-in-review capsule of what went wrong and the silver linings that emerged. The coach also supplied quotes that will be used in prospect articles. Frost and Ratcliffe provided strong self-analysis in their own Zoom segments.

2) Flyers defense prospect Wyatt Kalynuk announced on Wednesday that he has decided to forego his season season at Wisconsin to turn pro. The 23-year-old was a power play regular throughout his collegiate career, and posted seven goals and 28 points in 36 games this season for the Badgers. In all three of his collegiate campaigns, Kalynuk chipped in 25 to 28 points.

3) May 28 Flyers Alumni birthdays: Reid Bailey (1956), Terry Crisp (1943), Mark Howe (1955), Gary Innes (1949).
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