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June 26, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
IF WE'VE learned one thing about Ron Hextall in his 13-month reign as Flyers general manager, it's that he craves outside-the-box thinking. Last month, he hired Dave Hakstol, plucking him from North Dakota as the first college coach to make the jump directly to an NHL bench since 1982. Last June, Hextall pulled the trigger on drafting defenseman Travis Sanheim at No. 17 overall, a player who ranked 167th in the January midterm standing by the NHL's Central Scouting service. Sanheim, now 19, is considered the Flyers' best overall prospect.
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June 26, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - If the Flyers decide to draft a forward with the seventh overall pick tonight, they'll probably consider Mitch Marner. He's an excellent playmaker, a good skater and totally fearless. No, really. The guy is fearless. Borderline nuts, even. As part of promoting this weekend's draft, many of the top prospects made appearances around South Florida. Yesterday, they took a trip to the Everglades, a place inhabited by creatures that most of these kids have never seen in person.
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June 25, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
HOW "THE LIST" shakes out is what makes drafts so interesting. Defenseman Ivan Provorov is believed to be the Flyers' No. 1 target. If he is unavailable by the time the Flyers select at No. 7, here are six options to help Ron Hextall restock his cupboard at forward (in no particular order): KYLE CONNOR Position: Left Wing Shoots: Left Born: Dec. 9, 1996 (18 years old) Height: 6-1 Weight: 183 Hometown: Clinton Twp., Mich. 2014-15 Team: Youngstown Phantoms (USHL)
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June 25, 2015 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
THE NEXT 2 days will shape our winters for years to come. We are the sports capital of the world. At least when it comes to offseasons. With the possible exception of those murdering, cheating New England Patriots, no team, no town, can top us when it comes to offseason tumult, intrigue and, above all, activity. And the next 2 days will just be the most recent example of that. Tomorrow night, Sixers general manager Sam Hinkie will either pick the Sixers' latest point guard of the future or franchise-changing big man, or he'll make his latest head-scratching trade that tells those in charge of next season's draft lottery that they might as well get started painting the new Sixers logo on a bunch more pingpong balls.
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June 25, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
General manager Ron Hextall said the Flyers may use two of their 10 draft selections this weekend on goalies - and it's fair to assume that Matej Tomek is on their radar. Tomek, a Slovakia native who had a strong season in the North American Hockey League, was recruited by new Flyers coach Dave Hakstol and plans to attend North Dakota. "We're not going to pick a guy way ahead of where we should, just so we get a goalie," Hextall said last week. "We want to get a guy at the right spot.
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June 25, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
BUFFALO - There is a wall in the Brandon Wheat Kings' weight room at their home rink, Keystone Centre, filled with colorful photos and stats of team alumni. It serves as both a nod to the stars of yesteryear and an ounce of motivation: Put in the work here and you can be on this wall one day. There is a photo of Brian Propp, a message depicting his 194-point season in 1978-79, which still stands as a franchise record. Ivan Provorov has played in Brandon, the only Manitoba-based team in the Western Hockey League, only since committing there last Aug. 14. Yet he became intimately familiar with the wall, absorbing his franchise's 79-year history.
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June 23, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THE OBVIOUS first and second overall picks at this weekend's NHL draft, in order, are Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel. That's been the consensus for a long time now. But the talent pool doesn't stop with those two offensive juggernauts. NHL scouts and experts believe this could be one of the most talented groups in recent history, which makes it a pretty good time for the Flyers to own two first-round draft picks. The Flyers, who finished 33-31-18 this season, will pick seventh overall.
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June 23, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
This is viewed as the best NHL draft since the epic 2003 class, which means the Flyers picked a good time to have a bad season. They will draft seventh and 29th in the first round Friday in Sunrise, Fla., and those picks, from all accounts, should produce high-quality players in time. The last time the Flyers had two first-round picks was in 2003, when they selected Jeff Carter 11th and Mike Richards 24th. Yes, the Flyers, owners of seven picks in the first four rounds, would gladly settle for draft choices who develop into those type of players.
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June 22, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
WHEN THE season ended and the Flyers had a vacancy at head coach, general manager Ron Hextall took a ride to the Lehigh Valley to meet with Phantoms coach Terry Murray. The meeting in Allentown wasn't to let Murray know he was being considered as a replacement to Craig Berube, but rather the opposite. Hextall told Murray, a former player and head coach in the organization, who also worked with Hextall in Los Angeles, he was not being tabbed as a candidate. Murray didn't expect to be, but he told Hextall he wanted to finish his career in the NHL. So once Hextall brought in Dave Hakstol from the University of North Dakota to be the Flyers' next head coach, many thought Murray would be the perfect fit to work alongside a guy with zero NHL coaching experience.
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June 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last month, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall went outside the box and hired a college coach, Dave Hakstol, to direct his team. So it was a bit surprising that Hextall went the conventional route Friday, announcing he had retained his remaining assistants from last season: Joe Mullen, Ian Laperriere, and Gord Murphy. Hextall said he and Hakstol decided "this was the best staff we could put together moving forward. The one thing I told Dave right from the start was I don't want to saddle you with a staff, I want you to be comfortable with everybody you're working with.
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