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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.


Flyers trade prize Matt Niskanen’s true worth may come in the locker room, not on the ice

By all accounts, Matt Niskanen provides leadership to a locker room sorely missing it after the departure of Wayne Simmonds at the trade deadline.


Flyers defensive prospect Phil Myers is developing quickly

Myers, an undrafted find who has emerged one of the Flyers most touted prospects showed promise playing for Team Canada during the World Championships in Slovakia.

Joel Farabee, nation’s top college rookie, hopes to muscle into Flyers’ plans

After a successful freshman season at Boston University, the 14th overall pick in last year's draft will make a push for a spot on the Flyers' roster.

Emerging skills of Flyers prospect Isaac Ratcliffe include leadership

Ratcliffe helped the Guelph Storm overcome seven elimination games en route to the Ontario Hockey League championship.

More mature, Flyers prospect Morgan Frost ready for that next step, wherever he lands

The 5-foot-11½ center is coming off consecutive 100-point seasons for the Sault. Ste. Marie Greyhounds of the Ontario Hockey League.


Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher heads into NHL draft and free agency with something to prove | Sam Donnellon

Fletcher's tenure as the Minnesota Wild's general manager didn't end well. He gets a do-over, starting now.


As technology pervades in sports, angst toward officiating grows | Sam Donnellon

Across the athletic landscape, the game of inches has morphed into a game of pixels. "Where do we go with video review?" one league executive wonders.


For Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher, a philosophical shift | Sam Donnellon

By hiring Alain Vigneault and assistants Michel Therrien and Mike Yeo, Fletcher has shown his belief that “it’s harder to predict the future of unproven coaches.”