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Bill Meltzer
Editor
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.13.2006

Jul 11 @ 2:15 PM ET
Bill Meltzer: Quick Hits: Vecchione, Jersey Numbers, Charity Classic and More
FlyersFirst
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 07.01.2011

Jul 11 @ 2:22 PM ET
Ugh!! I thought I would be able to ressurect my JVR #21 Jersey.
dragonoffrost
Season Ticket Holder
Location: The East Coast Dump, NJ
Joined: 10.12.2015

Jul 11 @ 2:27 PM ET
Ugh!! I thought I would be able to ressurect my JVR #21 Jersey.
- FlyersFirst


I'll still wear mine

Just won't be getting the funny looks as I wear it and grumble about the need to clear him from in front of our goalie.
cdearth23
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Dover, DE
Joined: 08.06.2015

Jul 11 @ 2:31 PM ET
Bill- When do they usually release the numbers for the new kids attending camp? Has there been an organizational change in assigning numbers since Hexy took over? I remember Coots was given #14 in his first camp which was a clear sign they had him pegged for the big club. Not sure if they assigned it early or gave it to him before preseason ended. Any insight? Any other examples? I know more recently most of the kids had to switch numbers after they made the team (TK, Provy, Patrick). Thanks.
dragonoffrost
Season Ticket Holder
Location: The East Coast Dump, NJ
Joined: 10.12.2015

Jul 11 @ 2:32 PM ET
Bill- When do they usually release the numbers for the new kids attending camp? Has there been an organizational change in assigning numbers since Hexy took over? I remember Coots was given #14 in his first camp which was a clear sign they had him pegged for the big club. Not sure if they assigned it early or gave it to him before preseason ended. Any insight? Any other examples? I know more recently most of the kids had to switch numbers after they made the team (TK, Provy, Patrick). Thanks.
- cdearth23


I believe they have to wear their prospect number until they are officially announced to have made the NHL roster or even later if they are a tweener.
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Jul 11 @ 2:41 PM ET
Draftees wear 70-99. Undrafted rookies wear triple digits
cdearth23
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Dover, DE
Joined: 08.06.2015

Jul 11 @ 2:43 PM ET
I believe they have to wear their prospect number until they are officially announced to have made the NHL roster or even later if they are a tweener.
- dragonoffrost

cdearth23
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Dover, DE
Joined: 08.06.2015

Jul 11 @ 2:43 PM ET
Draftees wear 70-99. Undrafted rookies wear triple digits
- Just5

Feanor
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: DE
Joined: 02.13.2013

Jul 11 @ 2:56 PM ET
I think Vecchione was the highest paid Phantom last year, apart from Matt Read.
cousjoe
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: North Wales, PA
Joined: 10.07.2015

Jul 11 @ 2:58 PM ET
Bill, do you see anyone that can fill that 3c roll either in the farm system or FA. Also, after tonight I will have $650 in donations for the 50k bike ride Sunday to hopefully reach my goal of $1000 by Sunday. I urge all the followers you have on here to donate $10/$20 & you will not only get to your $1000 goal you will exceed it.
arichardson22
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Philly, PA
Joined: 06.10.2013

Jul 11 @ 3:02 PM ET
Awh man, could have sworn I saw a philly sports writer say Laughton was giving up his 21 for JVR. Oh well I’ll still wear my old one
hereticpride
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: HEY. Does this pole still work?, NJ
Joined: 01.14.2011

Jul 11 @ 3:15 PM ET
Awh man, could have sworn I saw a philly sports writer say Laughton was giving up his 21 for JVR. Oh well I’ll still wear my old one
- arichardson22

I for one am taking a firm stand that JVR should move back to 21 where he belongs.
arichardson22
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Philly, PA
Joined: 06.10.2013

Jul 11 @ 3:16 PM ET
I for one am taking a firm stand that JVR should move back to 21 where he belongs.
- hereticpride


Be a team player Laughton! Haha
mayorofangrytown
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Downingtown, PA
Joined: 08.16.2006

Jul 11 @ 3:27 PM ET
Who would you consider the best college free agent in the last two decades? Not counting drafted players who failed to sign.
flyer_nutter
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Unleash the Peanuts, MB
Joined: 10.16.2008

Jul 11 @ 3:29 PM ET
Who would you consider the best college free agent in the last two decades? Not counting drafted players who failed to sign.
- mayorofangrytown


Bobby Boucher had a great shot but couldn’t find his overall game sadly.
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Right Wing, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

Jul 11 @ 3:31 PM ET
predatory straws
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Right Wing, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

Jul 11 @ 3:32 PM ET
I for one am taking a firm stand that JVR should move back to 21 where he belongs.
- hereticpride


Meh, he has been wearing 25 for the majority of his career and for most of his good years.
YuenglingJagr
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: under the bridge
Joined: 10.05.2015

Jul 11 @ 3:35 PM ET
Who would you consider the best college free agent in the last two decades? Not counting drafted players who failed to sign.
- mayorofangrytown

Best I can remember would be Kunitz and Krug
Bill Meltzer
Editor
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.13.2006

Jul 11 @ 3:37 PM ET
Who would you consider the best college free agent in the last two decades? Not counting drafted players who failed to sign.
- mayorofangrytown


Among Flyers, Matt Read. Two seasons of 20+ goals, solid defensively even after the goals stopped coming.
hereticpride
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: HEY. Does this pole still work?, NJ
Joined: 01.14.2011

Jul 11 @ 3:39 PM ET
Meh, he has been wearing 25 for the majority of his career and for most of his good years.
- MBFlyerfan

dragonoffrost
Season Ticket Holder
Location: The East Coast Dump, NJ
Joined: 10.12.2015

Jul 11 @ 3:46 PM ET
Be a team player Laughton! Haha
- arichardson22


Maybe Laughton fears 25 so he don't get traded like Cousins did.
mayorofangrytown
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Downingtown, PA
Joined: 08.16.2006

Jul 11 @ 3:46 PM ET
Among Flyers, Matt Read. Two seasons of 20+ goals, solid defensively even after the goals stopped coming.
- bmeltzer

It occurs to me there can be a lot of fanfare to these signings and mostly they become AHL/NHL swing players even the hyped ones.

Tyler Bozak and Matt Read have been two of the most successful ones I could come up with. They both carved out pretty good NHL careers for themselves.
flyer_nutter
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Unleash the Peanuts, MB
Joined: 10.16.2008

Jul 11 @ 3:51 PM ET
Croatia/England is a hell of a game.

Some physical stuff too that is being let go.
juiced
Joined: 06.13.2014

Jul 11 @ 3:55 PM ET
Silly Season topic....Patches for Gudas +

JVR-Giroux-TK
Patches - Coots -Jake
Lind-Patrick-Simmonds
Raffl-Laughton-Weal

ONE year for Giroux at C until a prospect is ready.

Would you?
YuenglingJagr
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: under the bridge
Joined: 10.05.2015

Jul 11 @ 3:59 PM ET
Silly Season topic....Patches for Gudas +

JVR-Giroux-TK
Patches - Coots -Jake
Lind-Patrick-Simmonds
Raffl-Laughton-Weal

ONE year for Giroux at C until a prospect is ready.

Would you?

- juiced

No, that would shorten Giroux's career too much
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