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anonymous asked:

I'm a simmering ball of Pens hate with no current rooting interest in the Metro; would you care to give me a short rundown on the Flyers? (Younger ones especially, I know all about and am delighted by Simmonds and Giroux and co.)

My dearest, you’ve absolutely come to the right place. You want to know about the young Flyers? Get some snacks, put your reading glasses on, and pull up a chair because I’ve got a lot to tell you.

The Flyers prospect pool is really talented and really promising. Like, really promising. The amount of talent that’s going to be NHL-ready within the next few years is slightly orgasmic overwhelming at times. Since he took over as GM, Ron Hextall has focused mostly on drafting and building from within and his infamous patience with development has Flyers fans excited and ready for the dividends to finally pay off.

Look for Flyers development camp this summer. Especially for Shit the Beach.

The rest of this is…. really long. So I’m gonna put it under a cut. Enjoy!

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Important dates for the 2016/17 NHL season

So here’s my second annual list of dates i think are important/highly anticipated for the 2016/17 NHL season. I’ll be updating this list throughout the season and also feel free to add anything you think i forgot!! I also included hockey things that aren’t NHL with a * beside it.

-List of every teams regular season schedule here

-World Cup Of Hockey, Sepember 17th-October 1st

-*OHL regular season start, September 21st

-*QMJHL regular season start, September 22nd

-*USA hockey all american top prospects game, September 22nd

-*WHL regular season start, September 23rd

-NHL preseason, September 26th-October 9th

-*NWHL season start, October 7th

-*AHL season start, October 12th

-NHL season start, October 12th

-Auston Matthews (expected) NHL debut, October 12th

-Battle of Ontario (1st out of four games), October 12th

-Battle of Alberta (1st out of four games), October 12th

-Stanley cup banner raising, October 13th

-Crosby vs Ovechkin, October 13th

-Patrik Laine (expected) NHL debut, October 13th

-*CWHL season start, October 15th

-McDavid vs Eichel, October 16th

-Laine vs Matthews, October 19th 

-Stanley Cup final rematch (Sharks vs Penguins), October 20th

-Heritage classic (Oilers vs Jets), October 23rd

-Battle of Pennsylvania (1st out of four games), October 29th

-WCF rematch (Sharks vs Blues), November 3rd

-*CHL/Russia super series, November 7th-17th

-ECF rematch (Penguins vs Lightning), December 10th

-NHL holiday break, December 24th-26th

-*IIHF world juniors, December 26th-January 5th

-NHL centennial classic (Wings vs Leafs), January 1st

-Winter Classic (Hawks vs Blues), January 2nd

-*KHL all star gamne, January 8th

-Taylor Hall back in Edmonton, January 11th

-*CHL top prospects game, January 26th

-NHL all star weekend, January 28th-29th

-*AHL all star classic, January 28th-30th

-Stadium series (Penguins vs Flyers), February 25th

-NHL trade deadline, March 1st

-PK Subban back in Montreal, March 2nd

-*2017 NCAA frozen four, April 6th-8th

-NHL regular season end, April 9th

-*AHL regular season end, April 10th

-*IIHF U18s, April 13th-23rd

-*IIHF world championships, May 5th-23rd

-*2017 memorial cup playoffs, May 19th-28th

-NHL expansion draft, June 21st

-NHL entry draft, June 23rd-24th

Important dates in the 2015-16 NHL season

I thought I would make this list so you could remember these dates or something, feel free to add any dates that you think are important! I will be updating through the season so watch out for that. This also includes some very hyped events.
Also * signifies that it’s not NHL but it’s still hockey so that’s cool.

-NHL regular season starts October 7th 

 -List of every teams home opener here

-List of every teams regular season schedule here

-Stanley cup banner raising, October 7th at the United center.

-Connor McDavid’s NHL debut, October 8th

-Jack Eichel’s NHL debut, October 8th

-Babcock is back in Detroit, October 9th

-Battle of Ontario, October 10th (first out of four games)

-*NWHL regular season starts, October 11th

-Battle of Alberta, October 17th (first out of five games)

-Brandon Saad is back in Chicago, October 17th

-Rematch of the Stanley cup final, Tampa Bay vs The Chicago Blackhawks, October 24th

-Rematch of the western conference finals, Anaheim Ducks vs the Chicago Blackhawks, October 26th

-Bylsma back in Pittsburgh, October 29th

-Phil Kessel is back in Toronto, October 31st

-Crosby vs McDavid, November 6th

-Rematch of the Eastern conference finals, Tampa Bay Lightning vs The New York Rangers, November 19th

-NHL thanksgiving showdown, New York Rangers vs Boston Bruins, November 27th

-Battle of New York, December 2nd (first of four games) 

 -McDavid vs Eichel, December 6th

 -Holiday Break, December 23rd-26th 

-*World Juniors, December 26th-January 5th in Helsinki Finland

 -Boston Bruins vs Montreal Canadiens, Winter Classic, January 1st 2016

-Battle of Pennsylvania, January 21st (first of four games)

-*CHL top prospects game, January 28th 

 -All-star weekend, January 28th-February 1st 

-*AHL all-star classic, January 31st-Febuary 1st

-Chicago Blackhawks vs Minnesota Wild, Stadium Series, February 21st

 -Detroit Red Wings vs Colorado Avalanche stadium series, February 27th

 -NHL trade deadline, February 29th 

-*NCAA Frozen four, April 7th-9th

 -Last Day of the NHL regular season, April 9th

 -*U18 IIHF championship, April 14-24th 

-*IIHF world championships, May 6th-22nd

 -*Memorial Cup, May 20th-29th

-NHL entry draft, June 24th-25th

-*World cup of hockey, September 17th-October 1st 2016