When one thinks about a Flyers prospect who plays for the Calgary Hitmen of the Western Hockey League, 2014 first-round pick Travis Sanheim is the guy that typically comes to mind. Sanheim, however, is not the only Calgary player - or 2014 draft pick for that matter - with aspirations of one day joining the Flyers.
Radel Fazleev was selected 168th overall in the 2014 draft by the Flyers and is one of the club's top-ranked left-wing prospects.
If there is one thing that should come out of Flyers training camp and the preseason, it is that new coach Dave Hakstol needs to find line combinations that can work, show chemistry and stick together for the 82-game season.
Under Craig Berube, there was too much line shuffling. There was never a chance for players to get truly comfortable in their role.
If Hakstol is going to establish roles early, one player who could get a lot of the spotlight is Michael Raffl. Raffl appears to be the favorite to join the line of Claude Giroux and Jake Voracek as a top-line winger.
The Flyers made a bit of an unexpected move this weekend, as they signed Chris Porter to a one-year, two-way deal.
It's easy to dismiss the move as a head-scratching signing. The Flyers are already stretched against the salary cap (with less than $600,000 to play with), and have 13 forwards committed to the club for next year (14 if you include Scott Laughton, who figures to contend for a spot with the team out of training camp next month).