Philadelphia Flyers Team Update 11/20/12
This week’s League it to Us Power Ranking: 6th in the NHL, 3rd in the Eastern Conference, 3rd in the Atlantic Division.
5 Points of the Week
1. Claude Giroux Injured
Claude Giroux was injured in Germany on Friday after a check to the head. He left the game in the second period and won’t play Sunday, but he could report to practice early next week.
2. Is Flyers’ Snider helping thaw NHL talks?
Behind the scenes, there seems to be a seismic shift going on among the NHL’s Board of Governors, also known as the group that Bettman answers to collectively. Flyers chairman Ed Snider may be the big mover-and-shaker behind it all. Multiple sources confirmed to the Daily News on Friday that Snider, once seen as a supporter of the Bettman’s push to rein in the players’ share of revenue, has soured on the process after it became apparent that a deal would not be brokered in time for a Dec. 1 puck drop.
3. Bourdon Back from Injury
Marc-Andre Bourdon was back in the Adirondack’s line-up last Friday against Albany after he missed the previous two contests with an upper-body injury.
4. Brayden Schenn comes through in game against Syracuse
Brayden Schenn was a huge difference-maker for the Adirondack Phantoms, factoring into all four of their goals in a 4-3 win against the Syracuse Crunch.
5. Nick Cousins on Fire
Nick Cousins is tied for the OHL’s lead in the scoring race. Cousins has 10 goals and 34 points in 23 games
Overseas Player Stats
Claude Giroux – DEL – Eisbaren Berlin: 4G, 15A, 19PTS in 9GP, 6PIM, +7
Daniel Briere – DEL – Eisbaren Berlin: 4G, 15A, 19PTS in 10GP, 10PIM, +4
Ilya Bryzgalov – KHL – CSKA Moskow: 2W-4L-0T, 4GP, 3.27GAA, 0.887SV%
Jakub Voracek – KHL -Prague Lev: 2G, 8A, 10PTS in 11GP, 12PIM, +5
Matt Read – DEL – Sodertalje: 2G, 8A, 10PTS in 6GP, +8,
Ruslan Fedotenko – KHL – Donbass Donetsk: 4G, 6A, 10PTS in 18GP, 10PIM, +4
Tom Sestito – EIHL – Sheffield Steelers: 5G, 7A, 12PTS in 12GP, 65PIM, +/- 0
Wayne Simmonds – DEL – Eispiraten Crimmitschau: 4G, 2A, 6PTS in 6GP, 16PIM, -2
Top 5 Prospects
1. Scott Laughton – CHL -Oshawa Generals – C
5g, 9a, 14pts in 15gp, 28pim, +1
2. Nick Cousins – CHL – Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds – C
10g, 24a, 34pts in 23gp, 34pim, +7
3. Erik Gustafsson – AHL -Adirondack Phantoms – D
2g, 4a, 6pts in 14gp, 17pim, -6
4. Marc-Andre Bourdon – AHL – Adirondack Phantoms – D
0g, 2a, 2pts in 12gp, 55pim, -4
5. Brandon Manning – AHL – Adirondack Phantoms – D
2g, 2a, 4pts in 13gp, 21pim, -11
Who To Watch
Eric Wellwood – AHL – Adirondack Phantoms – LW
1g, 4a, 5pt in 13gp, 4pim, -2