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Bill Meltzer
Editor
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 07.13.2006

Apr 14 @ 7:28 AM ET
Bill Meltzer: Quick Hits: Phantoms, McKenna, NCAA Championship, CHL Playoffs, 9 to Worlds
BadCowboyDan
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 03.16.2017

Apr 14 @ 9:20 AM ET
Cedar Park Texas is a very nice place. Didn't know he came through...
Tfaehner
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 06.25.2012

Apr 14 @ 9:30 AM ET

Seeing who ends up on the phantoms roster is equally as exciting for me as the flyers for next year. So many kids graduating to the pro level.
huks99
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Austin, TX
Joined: 10.05.2007

Apr 14 @ 9:53 AM ET
Cedar Park Texas is a very nice place. Didn't know he came through...
- BadCowboyDan

It's ok....I live and work in the area...it's not philly🙄
Gertner
Toronto Maple Leafs
Joined: 08.04.2017

Apr 14 @ 10:06 AM ET
Very cool piece on McKenna. I love following these journeymen guys in the minor leagues who never give up on their dream. He's a throwback to the days on Unaffiliated IHL teams which I miss.
GPerogie
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Joined: 07.13.2010

Apr 14 @ 10:14 AM ET
What is Ivans contract going to be? Bridge or Long Term, Im not sure they'll back the money truck up to him long term like was thought the beginning of the year but he' still clearly a solid first line D Man for years to come, Cant say I have ever had less clue to what this contract would look like
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Trump is your president for six more years, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

Apr 14 @ 10:42 AM ET
What is Ivans contract going to be? Bridge or Long Term, Im not sure they'll back the money truck up to him long term like was thought the beginning of the year but he' still clearly a solid first line D Man for years to come, Cant say I have ever had less clue to what this contract would look like
- GPerogie



Personally I am hoping they can get him to sign a bridge deal. Mainly to keep cap flexibility for the next three or four seasons. Similar to what Ghost signed.

Same goes for Sanheim and Konecny.

One can hope right?
opeth_pa
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: The Implication
Joined: 12.13.2011

Apr 14 @ 10:42 AM ET
Always cool to red stories of people getting after their dreams and living life on their own terms.
youarewrong
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Newark, DE
Joined: 07.07.2010

Apr 14 @ 10:43 AM ET
Is Hart starting for team Canada?
Tfaehner
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 06.25.2012

Apr 14 @ 11:01 AM ET
Personally I am hoping they can get him to sign a bridge deal. Mainly to keep cap flexibility for the next three or four seasons. Similar to what Ghost signed.

Same goes for Sanheim and Konecny.

One can hope right?

- MBFlyerfan


Obviously you're hoping for team friendly contracts. These are big ones especially for fletcher first major negotiations. Sanheim I expect to go easier. But provy tk both worry me. Tk has proven to be a top 6 scoring wing. They get paid. Comparables are 5.5-6.5 per
coffee junkie
Joined: 02.25.2007

Apr 14 @ 11:06 AM ET
Obviously you're hoping for team friendly contracts. These are big ones especially for fletcher first major negotiations. Sanheim I expect to go easier. But provy tk both worry me. Tk has proven to be a top 6 scoring wing. They get paid. Comparables are 5.5-6.5 per
- Tfaehner

Good lord that is a lot for TK.
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Apr 14 @ 11:10 AM ET
Personally I am hoping they can get him to sign a bridge deal. Mainly to keep cap flexibility for the next three or four seasons. Similar to what Ghost signed.

Same goes for Sanheim and Konecny.

One can hope right?

- MBFlyerfan


Ghost signed a 6 year deal

Im hoping provorov signs for 8 years at under 7 but I think it’s a 6 year deal
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Apr 14 @ 11:11 AM ET
Good lord that is a lot for TK.
- coffee junkie


He’s a 25 goal scorer. I think those numbers are about right. I’d hope for 5.75 on a 5 or 6 year term
Tfaehner
Philadelphia Flyers
Joined: 06.25.2012

Apr 14 @ 11:15 AM ET
Good lord that is a lot for TK.
- coffee junkie


His stats are slightly below nylander who got 6 years 6.9 per.
MBFlyerfan
Season Ticket Holder
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Trump is your president for six more years, NJ
Joined: 03.17.2006

Apr 14 @ 11:37 AM ET
His stats are slightly below nylander who got 6 years 6.9 per.
- Tfaehner



Ridiculous contract IMO.
Ftown19125
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Joined: 09.17.2013

Apr 14 @ 11:37 AM ET
Is Hart starting for team Canada?
- youarewrong


I don’t think they’ll know until they have a complete roster. At least that’s the last I read about it.
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Apr 14 @ 11:49 AM ET
5 years of rebuild has led to the trifecta

Flyers, phantoms, royals all out of the playoffs
RajaAmpat
Joined: 12.16.2018

Apr 14 @ 12:03 PM ET
5 years of rebuild has led to the trifecta

Flyers, phantoms, royals all out of the playoffs

- Just5


Aside from the coaching/system discussion, 2 reliable good healthy goaltenders and things would be different.. Maybe not so much different record/outcome at the NHL level except they would not have disrupted the farm system.. Someone else besides Neuvirth on the roster and its definitely different.. so many keystones not in the right places..
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Apr 14 @ 12:09 PM ET
Aside from the coaching/system discussion, 2 reliable good healthy goaltenders and things would be different.. Maybe not so much different record/outcome at the NHL level except they would not have disrupted the farm system.. Someone else besides Neuvirth on the roster and its definitely different.. so many keystones not in the right places..
- RajaAmpat


The phantoms were a decimated team this year. Next year they’ll be flush with youngsters which is a good thing.
Just5
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: PA
Joined: 05.22.2008

Apr 14 @ 12:10 PM ET
Well cale makar wasted no time. Be interesting to see if he gets into playoff games
BenderRodriguez
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Norristown, PA
Joined: 01.19.2011

Apr 14 @ 12:21 PM ET
Bold move by Colorado. This burns the first year of his ELC, but more importantly (in my eyes), if he plays a game this postseason, he will have to be protected in the next expansion draft.
corduroy
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: NT
Joined: 12.09.2006

Apr 14 @ 12:28 PM ET
Provorov - 3-17 or 8-59
Sanheim 2-7.75 or 6-32.5
TK 3-13 or 6-29.5
Hokeeguy9
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Bethlehem, PA
Joined: 06.25.2012

Apr 14 @ 12:36 PM ET
Great piece on McKenna, Bill! For all the stories we read day in and day out regarding huge contracts to spoiled athletes, reading about a great guy with a compelling story is the perfect counter.

I’m going to curse the day you stop writing here!

Thank you for all your contributions!!👍
hereticpride
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: HEY. Does this pole still work?, NJ
Joined: 01.14.2011

Apr 14 @ 12:48 PM ET
5 years of rebuild has led to the trifecta

Flyers, phantoms, royals all out of the playoffs

- Just5

At least we got Raffl locked up early.
PLindbergh31
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Company Stogeville, NJ
Joined: 02.01.2008

Apr 14 @ 1:03 PM ET
5 years of rebuild has led to the trifecta

Flyers, phantoms, royals all out of the playoffs

- Just5


Embarrassing. Why are the Penguns getting eaten alive by the Islanders?
You mean you are allowed to win when you don't have as much talent as your opponent? What a concept.

Crosby has zero points through 7 periods against the FIshsticks. I wonder how many points he had through 7 periods in the first round of last year..
Fact check he had 4 goals.
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