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January 15, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Scott Laughton made a good first impression on the man who matters most - coach Peter Laviolette - as the Flyers opened their six-day training camp Sunday in front of a standing-room-only crowd in Voorhees. "He certainly didn't look out of place," Laviolette said. Laughton, an 18-year-old center who was the Flyers' first-round pick in the June draft, will be given every opportunity to earn a roster spot. "I thought he did a nice job out there," said Laviolette, who had watched Laughton play one junior game for Oshawa this season.
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January 29, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
TAMPA, Fla. - The Flyers decided to send center Scott Laughton back to his junior team for more seasoning, general manager Paul Holmgren said before Sunday's inartistic 5-1 loss to Tampa Bay. Holmgren said that it was a difficult decision but that it was in Laughton's "best interest" to return to Oshawa in the Ontario Hockey League. "He needs to play and needs to play in all situations," Holmgren said. He added: "The little bit of time he had here was good for him and good for us. He got to know some of the guys and learn a little bit about being a pro. " Laughton, 18, spent five games with the Flyers, and had he played Sunday, his entry-level contract would have started.
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October 7, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
AFTER ABOUT 30 minutes of conditioning and shooting drills during the Flyers' practice session yesterday, it all started to sink in for Scott Laughton. Someone was missing, which meant Laughton, a 21-year-old center, had made the final cut. "Hard work's just begun and I'm excited for the opportunity," said Laughton, who was drafted 20th overall by the Flyers in 2012. "Definitely when I was 18, starting those five games in the lockout year, I don't think I took them for granted, but definitely know how hard it is to make the league and to stay there too. " The Flyers finalized their 23-man, Opening Night roster yesterday, placing veteran defenseman Andrew MacDonald on waivers.
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July 10, 2012 | By Chad Graff, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When Scott Laughton returned home from the NHL draft two weeks ago, he thought it was finally starting to sink in that the Flyers selected him in the first round. He thought he understood the significance of it. He was wrong. On day one of the Flyers prospect camp, Laughton's welcome-to-the-Flyers moment came before he hit the ice at 9 a.m. It came in the locker room when he saw the orange Flyers sweater hanging up with his last name on the back above the No. 39. Finally, the magnitude of it all hit him. "It's a surreal feeling," Laughton said.
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January 20, 2013 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Staff Writer
  The nerves were jangling and his heart was beating loud in his ears when Scott Laughton jumped onto the ice in an NHL game for the first time in his young life on Saturday. The Flyers' first-round draft pick, just 18 years old and trying desperately not to get sent back to juniors, also had the advice of teammate Scott Hartnell in his ears. "He just told me to play my game and do the things that got me here," Laughton said. "Do every little thing right and the rest will take care of itself.
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January 23, 2013 | By Frank Seravalli, seravaf@phillynews.com
AS SCOTT Laughton hugged and said goodbye to his parents and friends in an empty section of seats in a chilly First Niagara Center on Sunday, teammate Zac Rinaldo limped down the steps toward the Flyers' awaiting bus to the airport. Rinaldo's limp, the product of 20 fresh stitches in his right thigh area, is Laughton's opportunity. "It's hockey. It happens," Rinaldo said of his injury. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren announced Monday that Rinaldo will need to sit out at least a week to allow his lacerated leg to heal.
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July 11, 2014
The Flyers will get a glimpse of their future Thursday when they open their developmental camp at the Flyers Skate Zone in Voorhees. The six-day camp will feature many of the team's top prospects. Their last three first-round picks - Travis Sanheim, Samuel Morin, and Scott Laughton - will be among the 29 prospects in attendance. - Max Cohen Roster FORWARDS Brandon Alderson Nicolas Aube-Kubel Nick Cousins Radel Fazleev Tyrell Goulbourne Kevin Goumas Scott Laughton Taylor Leier Oskar Lindblom Derek Mathers Michael Parks Petr Straka DEFENSEMEN Mark Alt Terrence Amorosa Steven Delisle David Drake Mark Friedman Shayne Gostisbehere Robert Hagg Maxim Lamarche Nick Luukko Samuel Morin Jesper Pettersson Travis Sanheim Reece Willcox GOALTENDERS Tony Capobianco Merrick Madsen Ryan McKay Anthony Stolarz  
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January 16, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Now that he has about $4.1 million in salary-cap space and his team is in the playoff hunt, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall is not ruling out adding a forward before the Feb. 29 trade deadline. "If we can improve our team in any way without mortgaging the future, we'll look at it," Hextall said Thursday. "I mean, if young players can make us better, of course we'll look at it. " He is likely looking at Jonathan Drouin, 20, a left winger who is on the trade market. Drouin has great potential but has underachieved in Tampa Bay after being the third overall draft pick in 2013.
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September 4, 2015
The Flyers will open their three-day rookie camp Sept. 14 at the Skate Zone in Voorhees, general manager Ron Hextall said Wednesday. The camp will consist of on-ice sessions beginning at 9:45 a.m. each day. The sessions are free and open to the public. A total of 24 players are scheduled to take part in the camp, including first-round picks Ivan Provorov (2015) and Travis Konecny (2015), Travis Sanheim (2014), Sam Morin (2013), and Scott Laughton (2012). The Flyers' training camp starts Sept.
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February 1, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Flawed, but growing So what have we learned about the Flyers in the 47 games leading up to the all-star break? That they are a flawed team with potential, and that they are making small gains but are not a legitimate Stanley Cup contender. They don't have enough snipers, their defense has holes, and their penalty kill has been atrocious for the second straight season. Their third and fourth lines play with grit but cannot match the production of most opponents' counterparts.
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January 29, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
WASHINGTON - The Flyers go into the all-star break feeling good about themselves. Jake Voracek scored 38 seconds into overtime Wednesday - after goalie Braden Holtby lost his stick when bumped by a teammate - as the Flyers stunned powerful Washington, 4-3, at the Verizon Center. Voracek's second goal of the game ended the Flyers' three-game losing streak and handed the Capitals their first home loss since Nov. 19. They had won 12 in a row at home. "I'm glad we closed it out tonight," said Voracek, whose team had lost two of its previous three games in the last two minutes.
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January 27, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
For Jordan Weal, the wait finally ended. The rookie forward, acquired from Los Angeles on Jan. 6, made his Flyers debut against visiting Boston on Monday. Sam Gagner, who played one game after being recalled from Lehigh Valley, was a healthy scratch. Weal was part of the deal that sent Vinny Lecavalier (four goals in nine games with the Kings) and Luke Schenn (minus-1 in nine games) to Los Angeles. "Jordan has worked for that opportunity," coach Dave Hakstol said before the game.
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January 22, 2016 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
PITTSBURGH - The names were hard to hate, mostly because you'd never heard of them before. It had been 291 days since the Flyers had upped their winning streak against the Penguins to eight, and the indifference that names such as Olli Maatta, Ben Dumoulin and Bryan Rust evoked when the teams finally met Thursday night was not overwhelmed by any plays or shenanigans of their more recognized and despised stars. Yes, Sidney Crosby scored an impossible wide-angle goal that harkened to his Olympic gold-medal winner and Evgeni Malkin did his puck-possession magic at times, despite Scott Laughton and Pierre-Edouard Bellemare doing their best to fill in for injured Sean Couturier - Malkin's regular blanket since these teams last met in a playoff game nearly four years ago. And Phil Kessel, another old Olympic hero, brought Pittsburgh all the way back from a 2-0, first-period hole, knocking in a loose puck during one of an endless string of power plays to grab the lead, scoring an even-strength 2-on-1 in the third period for the deciding goal of a 4-3, defense-to-the-wind Penguins victory.
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January 16, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Now that he has about $4.1 million in salary-cap space and his team is in the playoff hunt, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall is not ruling out adding a forward before the Feb. 29 trade deadline. "If we can improve our team in any way without mortgaging the future, we'll look at it," Hextall said Thursday. "I mean, if young players can make us better, of course we'll look at it. " He is likely looking at Jonathan Drouin, 20, a left winger who is on the trade market. Drouin has great potential but has underachieved in Tampa Bay after being the third overall draft pick in 2013.
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January 3, 2016 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
LOS ANGELES - R.J. Umberger is dumbfounded. Unlike last season, the Flyers winger feels healthy, but the aggravation is mounting because he cannot put the puck in the net. Umberger has not scored a goal in 39 straight games, including 21 this season. "It's frustrating. If I think about it, it makes me sick to my stomach," said Umberger, whose team plays in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon, trying to salvage a win on their three-game West Coast trip. "It's not for a lack of trying or wanting to score goals.
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December 31, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
SAN JOSE, Calif. - In a bit of a surprise, the Flyers put forward Sam Gagner on waivers Tuesday to make room for defenseman Mark Streit, who is expected to come off the long-term injured reserve list for the game Wednesday in San Jose. The Flyers need to clear less than $300,000 in order to have enough salary-cap space to add Streit and keep Shayne Gostisbehere on the roster, according to general manager Ron Hextall. "Any decision we made at this point wasn't going to be easy," Hextall said by telephone from Helsinki, where he was watching the World Junior Championships.
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December 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - The Flyers salvaged a point with a third-period comeback, but their losing streak at Nationwide Arena grew on Saturday night. Columbus goalie Joonas Korpisalo, making his third career start, outdueled Steve Mason in a shootout as the Blue Jackets prevailed, 3-2. Mason made 35 saves and was outstanding during the 65 minutes. Brandon Dubinsky, involved in a controversial play earlier in the game, scored the winner in the sixth round of the shootout, beating Mason to the glove side.
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December 21, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, Staff Writer
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Shayne Gostisbehere has charged into the rookie-of-the-year conversation with his sensational play, but there are no guarantees that the speedy Flyers defenseman stays on the roster when the team activates Mark Streit. Streit is expected to come off the long-term injured reserve list next Sunday. When he is added, the Flyers will need to clear about $855,000 in cap space in order to keep Gostisbehere on the roster. The Flyers haven't made a decision on whether Gostisbehere will stay, and general manager Ron Hextall was noncommittal when asked about it Saturday night.
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December 19, 2015 | By Sam Carchidi, STAFF WRITER
Claude Giroux reached a milestone of sorts Thursday against visiting Vancouver. The diminutive center played in his 243d regular-season game as the Flyers' captain, surpassing Mike Richards for fifth place on the team's all-time captain list. A quiet person, Giroux leads by the relentless way he plays the game. Giroux has a "ton of qualities. At the top of the list is his intensity and competitiveness," Flyers coach Dave Hakstol said before the game. "I could give you a long list, but let's start with those things, and those are two pretty good things to start with as a leader.
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