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Flyers prospects Isaac Ratcliffe and Morgan Frost have grown as leaders | Sam Donnellon

Both youngsters have spent the two seasons since they were drafted developing not just their on-ice skills, but their dressing-room intangibles as well.


Blooming late, Danny Briere’s son soaks it all in at Flyers camp | Sam Donnellon

Carson Briere was slowed by a little extra baby fat and the weight of living up to one of the more prolific players to wear a Flyers jersey.


Finally healthy, Flyers’ Felix Sandstrom eyes a breakthrough year | Sam Donnellon

He's bounced around throughout his young career, but the goaltender's experience could prove valuable.

Flyers trade Ryan Hartman for Stars’ Tyler Pitlick as GM Chuck Fletcher’s sweet tooth for Minnesota natives continues

Pitlick, 27, has one year left on his contract at a cap hit of $1 million, while Hartman heads into the 2019-2020 season as a restricted free agent.


For Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher, the NHL draft was about reinforcements | Sam Donnellon

The decision to take Cam York at 14 was made to help supplement the Flyers' defensemen prospect pool. But will patience pay off for this franchise?


Flyers’ GM Chuck Fletcher’s first pick in NHL draft continues trend of unpredictability | Sam Donnellon

Despite so much hand-wringing about surrendering picks to acquire proven veterans, as he did in giving up a second-rounder for Justin Braun, Fletcher walked out of Rogers Arena with four picks inside the first 75.


Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher vowed to be aggressive, and he has been | Sam Donnellon

He has already added a pair of 6-foot-2 defensemen and signed one of this offseason’s coveted free agents.


NHL mock draft 2019: Alex Newhook might be Flyers pick at No. 11 | Sam Donnellon

Will Matthew Boldy come off the board too early for Philly to take him?

For Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher and his assistant Brent Flahr, opposites attract

As he did during much of Fletcher’s nine-year tenure as the Minnesota Wild’s general manager, Flahr will oversee the NHL draft for the Flyers beginning Friday night.


Finally healthy, Samuel Morin looks to make an impact with Flyers

Amid a league in which the most recent Stanley Cup champions battered their way to the title, the Flyers could use Morin's physicality, which is one reason they signed him to a three-year deal last June – after he tore his ACL.