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June 29, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers general manager Ron Hextall went to the NHL draft this weekend trying to add speed; get some promising goalie prospects; and, most important, select a defenseman who could someday be a franchise cornerstone. Give Hextall props. He did just that. Some teams had great drafts because of can't-miss selections that fell into their laps (see Edmonton with Connor McDavid and Buffalo with Jack Eichel). But you'd be hard-pressed to find a team that had a better first round than the Flyers, who took defenseman Ivan Provorov at No. 7 and traded up to get speedy right winger Travis Konecny at No. 24. "We're happy, but we'll see in three or four years," Hextall said when asked to evaluate his draft.
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June 28, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - New Flyers coach Dave Hakstol gave a strong scouting report on goalie Matej Tomek, whom the Flyers may select during the final day of the NHL draft Saturday. Hakstol recruited Tomek for the University of North Dakota, and the player will be a freshman at the school. He will be considered if he's available when the Flyers make their first third-round pick (70st overall), acquired in the Tye McGinn trade with San Jose. Playing in the North American Hockey League last season, the 6-foot-2, 180-pound Tomek had a 1.83 goals-against average and .928 save percentage.
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June 28, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
SUNRISE, Fla. - The Flyers got what they wanted - a two-way defenseman who may be NHL-ready and a speedy right winger - in the first round of the NHL draft Friday at the BB&T Center. They selected 6-foot-1, 201-pound Ivan Provorov, a player who may one day be the cornerstone of a terrific defense, with the No. 7 overall pick. They later traded picks No. 29 (first round) and 61 (second round) to Toronto and took right winger Travis Konecny with the 24th selection in the first round.
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June 27, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Dan Marr, director of the NHL's Central Scouting service, says that after blue-chip centers Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel are drafted Friday night, the talented prospects expected to be selected between Nos. 3 to 10 are evenly ranked. "It's like a jar of jelly beans," he said during the NHL's scouting combine earlier this month. "Throw them up and they'll scatter. You take your pick and you'll be happy. " Which "jelly bean" is the sweetest in the mind of Flyers general manager Ron Hextall?
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June 27, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
To prepare for Friday's NHL draft, to settle on the best way to use that No. 7 overall pick, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall has spent plenty of time on the phone with an old teammate, looking to improve what is already perceived to be the organization's long-term position of strength. The Flyers are looking forward to having all those touted prospects on defense join them in the years to come: Travis Sanheim, Shayne Gostisbehere, Robert Hagg, Samuel Morin. Nevertheless, Hextall has been probing the mind of former Flyers defenseman Kerry Huffman - now the director of player development for the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Knights of the Atlantic Youth Hockey League - for insight into Ivan Provorov.
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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 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 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 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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