Everything you need to know from Day 3 of Flyers Training Camp
The weekend sessions create an atmosphere. More fans can watch the Philadelphia Flyers training camp after a long week of work. Alain Vigneault set the tone for the weekend by announcing this nugget of information:
There’s a reason to think most are right in Voorhees, NJ. Despite the current injuries, everyone keeps their minds centered. Kevin Hayes watches his teammates, receiving support from the league, teammates and fans. Hockey, in one way or another, holds a close-knit community close to its heart.
The Flyers keep their heads up and their eyes on the prize.
In the first two days there were a host of players who stood out. Carter Hart was the first day’s speech, looking sharp. Keith Yandle and Justin Braun build trust regarding their partnership on the third pair. Rasmus Ristolainen brings a refreshing mark of hockey, flaunting his physique from yesterday. Oh and Cam Atkinson seemed synchronized with Oskar Lindblom.
Today is the third day. Here is how the groups are divided for the first Saturday session of the 2021-2022 Flyers training camp, by Anthony Mingioni:
For Avon, this is technically his second session of the day. He jumped at the chance with Group A after skating in the morning with C.
According to Jordan Hall, the lines and pairs for Group A were:
On the fourth row, Sushko turned with Gerry Mayhew. Yesterday Mayhew went bar down on Samuel Ersson. He was edged out by Tuomaala today, who shot the puck past Carter Hart. He and Avon were the last two on the ice after the Group A session ended.
Cam Atkinson and Travis Konecny ââcontinue to have a good camp, scoring several times. Konecny ââwas fluid with Claude Giroux yesterday in the 2v1 exercises. Atkinson worked well with a few different forwards which is remarkable. When Kevin Hayes returns, Atkinson has the unique quality of finding synergy with just about everyone. For a team that housed one of the most miserable penalty units last season, that’s magnificent.
Strangely, Matthew Strome took representatives as defender instead of Linus Hogberg. He partnered with Brian Zanetti, which Ian Laperriere loved outside of the development camp. Here’s how the other lines and pairs in Group B were, according to Jordan Hall:
Martin Jones and Felix Sandstrom made two juicy saves with gloves. Sandstrom stole Scott Laughton and Jones stole gloves from James van Riemsdyk. Laughton played a big role throughout training camp, which makes Sandstrom’s stoppage a bit more impressive. On Jones, his former teammate Justin Braun mentioned that he watched his highlights with the San Jose Sharks. Most of Jones’ conceded goals were âunstoppableâ.
Laughton typically fills the 3C role for the Philadelphia Flyers. It looks like Derick Brassard will face the 2C next to Cam Atkinson, his former teammate with the Columbus Blue Jackets. As the camp continues, the focus is on Laughton and Morgan frost. The two are expected to play in the Flyers’ bottom six.
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