Between The Pipes: Snider expects Playoffs, Hakstol to coach in Allentown


It's time for another edition of Between the Pipes, news and notes on Flyers hockey and the NHL through linkage. With rookies reporting to training camp on Monday and less than one week until the rest of the Flyers hit the ice, hockey's return is closing in.


Snider expects Flyers to be in playoff hunt - [Sam]

The Flyers might be a borderline team on paper and there are some that would expect a repeat of last season and an early offseason. Team Chairman Ed Snider isn't among them. After a summer that saw general manager Ron Hextall steal the show at the draft and jettison Zac Rinaldo while bringing in touted Russian blueliner Yevgeni Medvedev, Snider wants results.

Hakstol to coach in PPL Center game - [Gary R. Blockus-The Morning Call]

Flyers assistant general manager Paul Holmgren announced on Thursday that new Philadelphia bench boss Dave Hakstol will make his Flyers debut on Sept. 21 when the Orange and Black tangle with the New York Islanders in Allentown. No rosters have been announced, but Holmgren said that Jakub Voracek and Claude Giroux would likely play closer to home, rather than go to Brooklyn to face the Isles, also that night.

Flyers Burning Questions: Why so many goalies? – [Tim Panaccio-CSN Philadelphia]

In the first of a multi-part series leading into rookie camp in Voorhees, Tim Panaccio from CSN Philly looks at the sudden plethora of goaltenders in the Philadelphia organization. The Flyers went out and added NHL veteran Jason LaBarbera to tag-team the crease with second-year phenom Anthony Stolarz in Allentown. Add those two to the three drafted in June, Felix SundstromMatej Tomek and Ivan Fedotov, and it would seem the organization has more goaltending depth than it needs, seeing as barring injury, no one will surpass Steve Mason or Michal Neuvirth for years to come.

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