For the first time in a long time, the Lehigh Valley Phantoms are poised to ice a fairly competitive lineup. There is a new wave of young players that are looking to establish themselves at the pro level after getting their feet wet during the shortened 2021 season. Wether top guys looking to prove themselves … Continue reading Top 5: Phantoms Poised to Breakout in 2021-22
After years of looking towards the development pipeline only to be disappointed in the results time and time again, general manager Chuck Fletcher struck some gold during the 2020 entry draft. There are a few new faces he drafted that inspire some confidence for the future, and one of the most exciting is forward Tyson … Continue reading The Flyers’ Future is Foerster
Well, Morgan Frost has stumbled into the biggest opportunity he has had so far in his career. Kevin Hayes will start the season in the injured list, and the team has very few other options to step into a top six center role, so Frost will likely be called upon to fill the role. One … Continue reading Morgan Frost’s Time to Shine
The Philadelphia Flyers organization and its fan base has spent much of the last decade focused on prospects. Ron Hextall took the team into its first real rebuild in franchise history and was quickly established as a great drafter. But with his picks now having plenty of time to marinate, there are few names that … Continue reading Fletcher’s Draft Picks Inspire Confidence
The Philadelphia Flyers pipeline is strong! At least it used to be. After years of rebuilding under former General Manager Ron Hextall the prospect accumulation was impressive, but one by one they made their way to the NHL and now most of the flashy names we were patiently waiting for are on the main roster. … Continue reading Which Remaining Prospects Have Value?
After naming former Flyers forward and assistant coach Ian Laperriere the new Phantoms head coach, general manager Chuck Fletcher teased some other changes coming to the organization. He finally made those moves official last week when he named another former Flyer, Jason Smith, as an assistant coach to Laperriere. Riley Armstrong, a former minor league … Continue reading Laperriere, Smith Bring New Environment to Lehigh Valley
After seven years of drafting the next potential star after potential star, only to be disappointed time and time again, the Flyers have very few polarizing players left in their pipeline. Though there is one. 20-year-old 2019 14th overall pick Cam York is on the cusp of earning an NHL roster spot, but his path … Continue reading Where Does Cam York Fit In?
When the Philadelphia Flyers stepped up to the podium during the first round of the 2017 draft and selected forward Morgan Frost 27th overall with the pick the just acquired when they traded Brayden Schenn to St. Louis, they had hopes of snagging an elite offensive performer under the radar as he was projected to … Continue reading Where Does Morgan Frost Fit In?
Ever since the Phantoms relocated to Lehigh Valley to start the 2014-15 AHL season, there have been a few mainstay players that have been with the team since the beginning. At the end of the 2018-19 season the team parted ways with forwards Chris Connor and Colin McDonald, who were with the team since 2015. … Continue reading End of an Era in Lehigh Valley
When an organization drafts a player into the NHL, they hope to see that player take strides and make it to the big club within a few years. But sometimes that's not always the case. When the Flyers drafted Val-d'Or Foreurs forward Nicholas Aube-Kubel 48th overall in 2014, they had no idea the journey they … Continue reading The Long, Winding Road of Nicholas Aube-Kubel