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Bill Meltzer's Archive

Quick Hits: Tippett, Flyers Daily, Kessel, Lycksell, TIFH

August 1, 2022 - 4:42 PM ET

Quick Hits: August 1, 2022 1)On PhiladelphiaFlyers.com today, I have an in-depth analysis on Owen Tippett and the new two-year, $1.5 million AAV contract he signed last Friday. There are video breakdowns of plays from this past season as well as both underlying statistical and narrative looks at...

Quick Hits: WJC, Prospect Series, Friday Night Fights, TIFH

August 2, 2022 - 3:36 PM ET

Quick Hits: August 2, 2022 1) On Monday, Hockey Canada announced the Team Canada roster for the rescheduled 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship. Flyers prospects Tyson Foerster and Elliot Desnoyers have both made the team. The original tournament was postponed in January due to several positiv...

Quick Hits: MacEwen, Tippett on Flyers Daily, TIFH

August 3, 2022 - 10:23 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 3, 2022 1) The Flyers have avoided arbitration with Zack MacEwen. On Tuesday, the Flyers signed the 26-year-old right winger to a one-year contract for $925,000. His qualifying offer was for $990,000. The Flyers remaining free agents: Wade Allison (RFA), Linus Högberg (RFA...

Quick Hits: Bump, TIFH and More

August 4, 2022 - 11:20 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 4, 2022 1) Flyers 2022 fifth-round (133rd overall) draft pick Alex Bump has been selected as the 2022 USA Today Hockey Player of the Year; an award for the top high-school or prep school player in the United States. The 6-foot, 195 pound left winger racked up 43 goals and 81 po...

Quick Hits: Raffl, Stewart, TIFH, and More

August 5, 2022 - 1:22 PM ET

Quick Hits: August 5, 2022 1) Longtime Flyers winger (and sometimes center) Michael Raffl has signed a two-year contract with Lausanne HC of the Swiss National League. At age 33, this probably represents the ends of well-respected role player's NHL career. Versatility was always one of Raffl'...

Quick Hits: Allison, TIFH, Fantasy Camp and More

August 6, 2022 - 12:01 PM ET

Quick Hits: August 6, 2022 1) Wade Allison remains, as of this writing, the lone remaining Flyers restricted free agent with a reasonable chance of making the opening night roster. If not for a series of injuries dating back to a torn ACL in his sophomore season at Western Michigan, Allison prob...

Quick Hits: WJC, Flyers Daily, TIFH

August 8, 2022 - 9:12 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 3, 2022 1) The rescheduled 2022 IIHF Under-20 World Championship gets underway tomorrow in Edmonton. The Flyers organization has four prospects participating in the tournament. Forwards Tyson Foerster and Elliot Desnoyers will play for Team Canada. Defenseman Emil Andrae will...

Quick Hits: WJC, Reading Royals, Brind'Amour and More

August 9, 2022 - 12:34 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 9, 2022 1) WJC Prep: Team Canada defeated Sweden, 4-3, in pre-tournament exhibition action on Monday, one day before the rescheduled 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships get underway for real. Canada jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first period but a second period shorthanded g...

WJC: Day 1 Wrap, Flyers Participant Preview, Foerster Interview and More

August 10, 2022 - 6:24 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 10, 2022 1) WJC Day 1: The first day of preliminary round action at the rescheduled 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship is in the books. There were no upsets on the first day but a scare was thrown into one favored team. The results: CZECHIA 5 - SLOVAKIA 4 (Group A) Team...

Quick Hits: WJC Days 2 and 3, TIFH

August 11, 2022 - 8:59 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 11, 2022 1) World Junior Championship: Day 2 Recap Sweden 3 - Switzerland 2 (Group B) The Junior Crowns overcame a sluggish, penalty-filled first period before going on to defeat Switzerland, 3-2, on Day 2 of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton. A goal by...

WJC: Day 3 Wrap, Day 4 Games, Flyers/NHL Calendar

August 12, 2022 - 9:51 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 12, 2022 1) Two blowouts and one shootout outcome highlighted Day 3 of the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton. Finland 4 - Czech Republic 3 (Group A, SO) In a seesaw game that saw Finland trail 2-0, score the next three goals and then being unable to nail it...

WJC Day 4 Wrap, Day 5 Preview, Gordon and More

August 13, 2022 - 7:25 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 13, 2022 1) IIHF World Junior Championship: Day 4 Wrap Among the four Flyers prospects playing at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship, Team Sweden captain Emil Andrae has been the standout performer so far through four days of preliminary round competition. He played a s...

WJC Day 5 Wrap, Day 6 Preview, Quick Hits

August 14, 2022 - 4:11 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 14, 2022 1) IIHF World Junior Championship: Day 5 Wrap There has yet to be a significant upset at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships through five days of preliminary round matches. On Day 5, USA and Canada breezed to multi-goal victories while Germany outlasted Switzer...

Quick Hits: WJC Day 6 Wrap, Day 7 Preview, Flyers Sign J. Cates, NCAA

August 15, 2022 - 5:16 AM ET

1) 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship: Day 6 USA 3 - Sweden 2 (Group B) WIth first place at stake in Group B of the preliminary round, Team USA withstood a late push from Sweden to skate off with a 3-2 victory. The Americans methodically built a 3-0 lead before goals in the latter half of th...

Quick Hits: WJC QFs Set, Flyers Prospects, Hain

August 16, 2022 - 11:00 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 16, 2022 1) Today is a off-day at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championships. The tournament's four medal-round quarterfinal games will be on Wednesday. The preliminary round concluded on Monday after Team Canada doubled up Finland, 6-3, Switzerland skated to a 3-2 victory over A...

Quick Hits: WJC Semis, Ratcliffe, TIFH and More

August 18, 2022 - 9:25 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 18, 2022 1) The quarterfinal round of the 2022 IIHf World Junior Championship ended with a massive upset at Czechia stunned previously unbeaten Team USA, 4-2. Earlier in the day, Sweden nipped a pesky Team Latvia 2-1, Finland pulled away from Germany in the third period of a 5-...

Quick Hits: WJC, J. Cates, Fantasy Camp, TIFH

August 19, 2022 - 7:30 AM ET

Quick Hits: August 19, 2022 1) With the dust settling after Team USA's shocking quarterfinal loss to Czechia at the 2022 IIHF World Junior Championship in Edmonton, the semifinal games will take place on Friday. In the 4 p.m. game, Canada will take on the Czechs. At 8:00 p.m., Sweden will play tr...