Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.Today we look ahead to tonight's big matchup with Toronto, Craig Berube has shuffled the lines up a bit and a Flyers goalie prospect goes Ron Hextall on an opponent.
At an in-between time for columns (winning streak over, losing streak not at a newsworthy level, and no glaring advanced statistic trends leaping off the screen at me), I decided to field questions this week and answer them in what will be the first of hopefully many #AskSteezy mailbags. Feel free to submit your questions for future editions to me on Twitter @GoingHard_inger and by email at SLHardinger10 (at) gmail (dot) com.
Image courtesy of CSNPhilly.com Anthony Stolarz, the Philadelphia Flyers’ top goaltending prospect, has been suspended eight games by the Ontario Hockey League for his slash to the back of Joshua Ho-Sang’s head. Stolarz slashed the forward in the London Knights’ 10-2 win on Tuesday over the Windsor Spitfires in Game 3 of the teams’ Western Conference quarterfinals series.
Alex Tuch is a top prospect for the 2014 NHL Draft. (Photo c/o The Hockey News)
It’s pretty easy to see why Alex Tuch has been rising up the draft boards in recent months. Tuch, who plays right wing for U.S. National Developmental Team in Ann Arbor, Mich., picked the perfect season to have a breakout year.