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Numbers on Matt Read According to @CapGeek

Posted in Flyer Thoughts, Phantoms with tags , , on March 24, 2011 by Josh Getzoff


The Flyers came to terms with Read, a 5’10”, 185 pound forward yesterday afternoon.

Read, age 24, was the team captain at Bemidji State University, where he posted 22 goals and 13 assists for 35 points in 37 games his senior season.  He led the team in goals, and was second in points.

Read is signed through the 2013-2014 season.

Flyers Come to Terms with IVY League MVP

Posted in Flyer Thoughts, Phantoms with tags , on March 8, 2011 by Josh Getzoff


The Philadelphia Flyers agreed to an entry-level contract with the 2010-2011 IVY League MVP, Harry Zolnierczyk, yesterday.

Zolnierczyk had 15 goals and 16 assists in 29 games this season for the Brown Bears.

Zolnierczyk will report to the Phantoms, reports Tim McManus.

…McManus says Zolnierczyk has been compared to Sean Avery.  As a fan of an IVY League school in Cornell, I can tell you the kids that play in this league (actually the ECAC for men’s Ice hockey) are pretty strong and very talented.  I’d keep an eye on this guy, although he initially seems to lack some size – 5’11”, 175 lbs.

Watch: Erik Gustafsson Dazzles in the AHL Skills Competition

Posted in Phantoms with tags , on February 25, 2011 by Josh Getzoff

Courtesy of my main man for videos, MrFlyerGuy

Video: Wellwood’s Speed

Posted in Flyer Thoughts, Phantoms with tags , , on November 1, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Check out Eric Wellwood’s speed in this goal during his time with the Phantoms this season.  Courtesy of @PSPhantoms (Tim McManus)

Down on the Pharm: Movements Abound

Posted in Phantoms with tags , , , on October 31, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

To start a new bit I’ll try to do once a week here on the blog, I present to you “Down on the Pharm”.  In these posts, I’ll post a tidbit of what’s going on in the Adirondacks with the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, the Phantoms.  The Phantoms have a fantastic beat writer at the Glens-Falls Post Star by the name of Tim McManus that I recommend you all follow on twitter: @PSPhantoms.

Pat Maroon's time in the Flyers organization is done

This week, McManus broke the news to the hockey world as to the dismissal of the once promising forward Pat Maroon. Since that time, the Flyers organization has signed Denis Hamel, a veteran of professional hockey to replace Maroon on the Phantoms.  This week, McManus sat down with Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren and the two discussed the recent movements in the Adirondacks, and how those moves may impact the Flyers moving forward.

I encourage you to check out McManus’s work at the Post-Star, and read the transcript of his chat with Homer here: FLYERS G.M. HOLMGREN ON MAROON, HAMEL, GILBERT, ALLENTOWN, AND MORE