The Flyers are already down to their final handful of cuts with one preseason game and five days to go before the final roster is submitted.
Erik Haula scored at 2:28 of overtime to lift the Devils to a 3-2 win over the Flyers at Wells Fargo Center on Saturday night.
The Flyers return to the ice on Wednesday night for the second game of the preseason on the road against the New York Islanders.
Since getting introduced as Special Assistant to the GM, Danny Briere is looking to make a name for himself. If this season continues to get worse, he might soon be in position to be Chuck Fletcher’s replacement.
On Tuesday night, it will be more of a ‘B’ team lineup for the Flyers against the Islanders, as cuts have started to begin, but another chance to see some new faces like Derick Brassard, Rasmus Ristolainen and Martin Jones.
After a busy offseason, is there still a chance for young players to make their impact on the Flyers roster this season? The possibility exists for sure. It always does. The road to get there is just going to be much more difficult this time around.
While this development camp is really not the place to do full evaluations of players and where they stand in their journey to the NHL, it is a chance to see their skills up close. Mike O’Connell, hired this offseason as a Senior Advisor to the GM and Player Development, spoke on Tuesday in detail about a number of Flyers prospects, many of which impressed him.
The Flyers entered Day 2 of the NHL Draft with six picks and made each of them with no more trades taking place to move draft capitals and acquire or move additional picks.