Brotherly Puck Weekly Issue 18

Chris Stewart Signs

On Tuesday morning, the Flyers signed veteran forward Chris Stewart to a one-year worth $750,000. Stewart has been on a professional tryout with the Flyers since the start of training camp. Naturally, this has shaken the Flyers fan base to it’s core. However, with Stewart likely sitting as the 13 forward, he should see little to no ice time as the season progresses unless there is an injury.

For full, uncensored thoughts about the Chris Stewart signing be sure to tune into the Angry & Negative Show this Thursday night.

Farabee’s Hot Start with Phantoms

After returning from the Flyers European trip, Farabee reported to the Phantoms and it didn’t take long for the young star to impress. He scored a beautiful goal during his professional debut, and followed that up with another goal in his second game. Watching the game live in the building, it was obvious he was head and shoulders above everyone on the roster. While the initial spark in the pan is nice, the test now becomes his long-term ability to produce points. Now that Chris Stewart is signed, the Flyers have 13 forwards on the roster, so his return to the NHL doesn’t seem imminent.

Sandstrom and Ustimenko Update

Both of the Flyers top goaltending prospects have found themselves in the ECHL to start the season. Krill Ustimenko has played one game and recorded a .914 save percentage and a 2.86 goals against average in an overtime loss. Sandstrom has also played one game with an .839 save percentage and a 5.00 goals against average, but he won his game. They will likely continue to exchange starts until either one emerges as the top guy, or one gets recalled by the Phantoms.

Carter Hart’s First Shutout

Carter Hart has been involved in stellar showing after stellar showing but never pitched a shutout until Wednesday night’s game against the Devils. He made 25 saves including a potential save of the year candidate, robbing Taylor Hall. Hart has become the youngest goaltender in Flyers history to record a shutout at 21 years and 57 days old.

 

By: Dan Esche (@DanTheFlyeraFan)

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