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Bill Meltzer's Archive

Quick Hits: Exit Day, Phantoms, PSWA Banquet, Guest Bartender Event

May 1, 2022 - 8:12 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 1, 2022 1) The Philadelphia Flyers players had their Exit Day interviews on Saturday and then met with the media. Every player spoke, with the exceptions of Bobby Brin,Keith Yandle and three young players who were assigned to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms (Felix Sandström, Egor Zamu...

Quick Hits: Flyers Daily, Fletcher/Yeo, Draft Lottery, Alumni

May 2, 2022 - 9:45 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 2, 2022 1)On the weekly "Mondays with Meltzer" edition of Flyers Daily, Jason Myrtetus and I discussed Exit Day, Part 1 of the biggest offseason question marks facing the Flyers heading into the offseason, the concept of what it actually means to become "tougher to play against"...

Fletcher End-of-Season Press Conference Day

May 3, 2022 - 8:05 AM ET

Flyers general manager and president of hockey operations Chuck Fletcher will speak to the media on Tuesday (11 a.m. EDT) to discuss the highly disappointing 2021-22 season, the offseason and the plan moving forward. The press conference will be streamed on Flyers social media. Originally, inter...

Quick Hits: Fletcher Presser Takeaways, Flyers Daily, Alumni and More

May 4, 2022 - 11:45 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 4, 2022 1) Flyers general manager and president of hockey operations Chuck Fletcher met with the local media on Tuesday for his season wrapup press conference. On PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, I summarized five main themes that Fletcher emphasized during the session: Click here. For...

Quick Hits: Laughton Nominated for Clancy, Cates-Frost-Tippett Line & More

May 5, 2022 - 10:40 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 5, 2022 1) The Flyers have selected Scott Laughton as their nominee for the 2021-22 King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which goes to the National Hockey League player “who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution in h...

Quick Hits: Morin, Kapanen and Shero

May 6, 2022 - 10:55 AM ET

Morin Aims to Remain in Hockey Speaking from his home in Quebec, Samuel Morin addressed the media on Thursday via a Zoom press conference. He discussed the series of major knee injuries that ultimately forced his recent retirement at age 26. He also talked about his future plans. Morin's goal is...

Quick Hits: Kapanen, Flyers Pee-Wee Team, TIFH

May 7, 2022 - 7:42 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 7, 2022 1) Sami Kapanen spoke with members of the Philadelphia media on Friday via Zoom from his home near Kuopio, Finland. He discussed the path that brought him back to the Flyers' organization for his new role as European league development coach and pro scout. Among other topi...

Quick Hits: Flyers Daily, TIFH, and More

May 9, 2022 - 7:38 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 9, 2022 1) On the "Mondays with Meltzer" edition of Flyers Daily, Jason Myrtetus and I spoke for 20 minutes with newly hired Flyers European-based development coach and Euro league scout Sami Kapanen. In a crossover segment, Jason and I also talked about how Kapanen moved from for...

Quick Hits:Draft Lottery, Trotz, Eklund

May 10, 2022 - 7:25 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 10, 2022 1) The NHL Draft Lottery will be held live today from the NHL Network studios in Secaucus, New Jersey. It will be broadcast on ESPN at 6:30 p.m. EDT. The Philadelphia Flyers will learn whether they will have the first overall, second, fourth, fifth or sixth overall select...

Draft Lottery:Flyers Get 5th Overall Selection

May 11, 2022 - 7:00 AM ET

By virtue of the New Jersey Devils winning the second overall pick in the 2022 NHL Entry Draft, the Philadelphia Flyers dropped one spot from their default fourth-overall spot. The Flyers received the fifth overall pick of the Draft. The Draft will be held in Montreal on July 7 (first round) and...

Quick Hits: Sanheim, Reading Royals, Desnoyers, TIFH, Ashbee

May 12, 2022 - 7:20 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 12, 2022 1) Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim accepted an invitation from Hockey Canada to play for Team Canada at the 2022 IIHF World Championships in Finland (May 13 - 29). A first-time winner of the Barry Ashbee Trophy as the Flyers' best defenseman and a second-time winner...

Quick Hits:IIHF Worlds, Reading, CHL Prospects, TIFH

May 13, 2022 - 8:57 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 13, 2022 1) Travis Sanheim and Team Canada open their IIHF World Championships schedule on Friday with a game against Team Germany. In other action, Team USA takes on Latvia, France plays Slovakia (featuring top 2022 NHL Entry Draft prospects Juraj Slafkovsky and Simon Nemec) and...

Quick Hits: Sanheim at Worlds, Royals, CHL Playoffs, TIFH

May 15, 2022 - 8:48 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 15, 2022 1) Flyers defenseman Travis Sanheim scored Team Canada's first goal in a 6-1 victory over Italy on Saturday in preliminary round action at the 2022 IIHF World Championship in Finland. Team Canada trailed early, 1-0, before Sanheim tied the score with a point shot that fou...

Quick Hits: Flyers Daily, Sanheim, Playoffs, TIHF (1985 Semis Game 6)

May 16, 2022 - 6:46 AM ET

Quick Hits: May 16, 2022 1) In the weekly "Mondays with Meltzer" edition of Flyers Daily on the Flyers Broadcast Network, Jason Myrtetus and I discussed the importance of the Flyers getting a new head coach in place well ahead of the NHL Entry Draft. We also discussed the signing of Ivan Fedotov,...