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Quick Hits: July 1, 2020

July 1, 2020 - 11:30 AM ET

Quick Hits: July 1, 2020 1) According to Bob McKenzie, it sounds more and more like both hub cities for Phase 4 of the NHL return-to-play plan will be in Canada: Edmonton and Toronto. The candidacy of longtime rumored front-runner Las Vegas has been hindered by the recent uptick in Covid-19 cases...

Quick Hits: Morgan Frost, Josh Gratton, TIFH and More

July 2, 2020 - 8:45 AM ET

Quick Hits: July 2, 2020 1) Later today on the Flyers' official website, there will be a Phase 2 update feature on top prospect Morgan Frost. After completing a somewhat uneven -- both nonetheless very promising first professional pro season split between the AHL and NHL -- the organization's 201...

Quick Hits: Lindblom Rings the Bell. Konecny Wins Toyota Cup and More

July 3, 2020 - 10:18 AM ET

Quick Hits: July 3, 2020 1) Yesterday was a very happy and emotional day in the hockey world. After completing his final treatment for Ewing Sarcoma (a rare form of bone cancer that is especially rare in adult patients), 23-year-old Flyers left winger stopped to symbolically ring the bell before...

July 6: RTP Update, LeClair, Therien's Take and More

July 5, 2020 - 6:40 PM ET

Quick Hits: July 5, 2020 1) According to Bob McKenzie, Elliotte Friedman, Pierre LeBrun and other sources, the National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association appeared to be in the home stretch of hammering out a large-scale agreement not only for Phases 3 and 4 of the return-to-play plan...

Tentative RTP & CBA Agreements, Hayes, TIFH

July 6, 2020 - 6:42 PM ET

1) The National Hockey League and the NHL Players Association have reached a tentative agreement on Phases 3 and 4 of the return-to-play plan as well a tentative agreement on the extension of the Collective Bargaining Agreement though the 2025-26 season.Both need to be ratified before becoming offic...

Laughton Wins Dupre Award, A Night Out at Home, and More

July 7, 2020 - 2:29 PM ET

Earlier today, the Flyers announced that center/left wing Scott Laughton has won the 2019-20 Yanick Dupre Memorial Class Guy Award. Chosen by the members of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, the award honors a player who displays exemplary character and com...