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System Analysis: Vigneault on Identity and Preparation

Final part in the series at examines the new coaching staff and their system

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

New Flyers head coach Alain Vigneault and his assistants -- newcomers Michel Therrien and Mike Yeo as well as holdover staff members Ian Laperriere (in a reconfigured role), goalie coach Kim Dillabaugh and video coach Adam Patterson -- have already had some preliminary staff-wide discussions.

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System Analysis: Therrien on Forwards and Power Play

Flyers contributor continues his series on the new coaches and their systems

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

The relationship between Flyers assistant coach Michel Therrien and new head coach Alain Vigneault goes back many years. However, the upcoming 2019-20 season will be the first time the two have worked together in the National Hockey League.

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System Analysis: Yeo on Defense and PK

Flyers contributor breaks down the new coaching staff and systems they will implement

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

When former Minnesota Wild and St. Louis Blues head coach Mike Yeo was offered an assistant coaching position with the Flyers this offseason, it did not take much cajoling to get him to come aboard as the assistant in charge of the blueline corps and penalty kill.

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Catching up with Carter

PhiladelphiaFlyers.com caught up with Carter Hart during his quick visit into Philly last week

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

There are times during the summer months that players will fly into town for a few days and check in with teammates, get a skate in on their own and take care of some personal business. For Flyers goaltender Carter Hart, that was last week... and what a packed couple of days it was for him. 

Before he departed for Alberta for the rest of the summer, PhiladelphiaFlyers.com caught up with him for a quick Q & A.

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Flyers sign forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel

Second Round pick in 2014 inks one-year deal to stay with organization

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have signed forward Nicolas Aube-Kubel to a one-year, two-way contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $700K, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager, Chuck Fletcher.

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MELTZER'S 411: About the College Kids

Flyers contributor's thoughts on the growing number of prospects choosing college

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

The times, they are a-changing: Historically and until recently, the majority of North American Flyers prospects developed via one of the three Canadian major junior leagues (OHL,WHL, QMJHL) before turning professional. While the CHL is still a key source of talent not only for the Flyers and for teams leaguewide, more and more young players go the NCAA route before turning pro. The majority are American-born players but this is hardly exclusive.

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Flyers agree to terms with Scott Laughton on two-year extension

Forward to ink deal worth 2.3M annually to stay in Philadelphia

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have agreed to terms with center Scott Laughton on a two-year contract worth an average annual value (AAV) of $2.3 million, according to President of Hockey Operations & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

Below are notes on Laughton & his career with the organization:

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MELTZER: A Thank You to Homer

Flyers contributor shares his memory of Paul Holmgren throughout his years covering the team

by Bill Meltzer @BillMeltzer / philadelphiaflyers.com

Holmgren on New Role

Paul Holmgren on his new role with the Flyers

Paul Holmgren on his new role with the Flyers

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When the late Ed Snider asked then-general manager Paul Holmgren to consider becoming team president, the team's co-founder placed the ultimate expression of trust in someone he'd known for nearly 40 years. Mr. Snider told "Homer" that he was the best person to uphold the franchise's "family" identity, from top to bottom. In other words, Holmgren was asked to help make sure the Flyers brand would be protected and nourished.

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Paul Holmgren takes on new role as Senior Advisor

Senior Executive Paul Holmgren will take on a new role as Senior Advisor to Dave Scott, Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO and Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers, and GM Chuck Fletcher

by Philadelphia Flyers @NHLFlyers / philadelphiaflyers.com

Longtime Philadelphia Flyers senior executive Paul Holmgren will take on a new role as Senior Advisor to Dave Scott, Comcast Spectacor Chairman and CEO and Governor of the Philadelphia Flyers, and Flyers General Manager Chuck Fletcher. Holmgren, who has served as Flyers President for the last five years and in many other leadership roles over the course of a remarkable 40-year tenure with the organization, will support the team's leadership in this new role, utilizing his unparalleled level of experience and strong relationships throughout the league. Under the new leadership structure, Fletcher takes on the new title of President of Hockey Operations and General Manager for the Flyers, and now reports directly to Scott.

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Hart of gold

Carter Hart meets a big fan during his quick visit back to Philly

by PhiladelphiaFlyers.com @NHLFlyers

Carter Hart took a break from his summer vacation and returned to Philly for a few days to skate on his own, as well as work out at the team's training facility in Voorhees.

In that short window, he made time for a very special guest he was determined to extend his stay on the ice for.

Meet Brandon Hull, a nine-year-old goalie, who suffered an accident that required multiple surgeries and a partial foot amputation. His favorite player - Carter Hart of course.

Hull walked into the Flyers locker room where he was met by Hart, who found out about his story and invited him on the ice on Wednesday afternoon. 

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