Travis Konecny’s stellar return has proved once again why the winger is vital to the Philadelphia Flyers and gives hope for next season.

The winger has been out since February 20th after suffering an upper-body injury against the Calgary Flames. Konecny made his return Saturday, April 1st against the Sabers. He picked up where he left off scoring his first goal since being back.

Besides Konecny scoring, he played with dominance, made plays happen, and proved once again why he’s the glue of the team. The Flyers traveled to Pittsburgh, Sunday, where they lost against the Penguins. TK was able to score another goal. Since the winger returned he’s scored two consecutive back-to-back goals. While Konecny returned to the ice; Flyers fans won’t see Sean Couturier. He was ruled out for the rest of the season. This comes as no surprise as fans were even surprised to see Konecny back on the ice with the season nearing an end.


The Younger Guys

After not much surprise Philadelphia is officially eliminated from the playoffs. With the team only having six games remaining it’s important that the younger players on the team get a chance to prove themselves for next season. John Tortorella called up a defenseman, Ronnie Attard, from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. This will allow Attard to gain NHL experience that he deserves.

The Phantoms are the Flyers’ AHL team, and they will be going on a playoff run. This is good practice for guys such as Tyson Foerster, Egor Zamula, and Jackson Cates. The main priority for these players who’ve been called up to the Flyers previously is to use this experience in the postseason to their advantage. Playoffs in hockey are a whole new game than anything in the regular season can prepare you for. Not only will playing in the postseason ignite confidence; it will give the guys motivation to get into the NHL playoffs.

Despite how the past two seasons went for Philadelphia; it doesn’t take away that the Flyers have resources to get them to the postseason. All in all, regaining a healthy Travis Konecny is a good start to an improving Flyers team.

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Jamie Lynch's NFL Mock Draft 2.0

It is that time of the year! NFL (mock) draft season! The draft will go down April 27th-29th LIVE from Kansas City Missouri. The three day event should see Howie Roseman and the Eagles be very active as the team has two first round picks (pick 10 and pick 30) but hold only 5 picks total. Howie could trade down to recoup some picks. He could trade up to grab a player he targeted. He could trade a first round pick for a current stud player who is in a contract battle with his current team, like he did last year with AJ Brown.

The beauty of Howie Roseman is he works in the shadows. Last season no one saw him snagging AJ Brown for one of the team’s first round picks. But he did. He was able to get Brown, and pay him. Something the Titans were not willing to do. They then used the pick they got from the Eagles to draft Treylon Burks. A player who scouts said “Could be AJ Brown.” AJ Brown proceeded to have the best season of any wide receiver to wear an Eagles uniform.

So what about this season?

Our own NFL Draft expert Jamie “The Bro” Lynch is BACK! He is in “the lab” (as the kids say) and has been crunching the numbers. Making phone calls. Watching the tape. Jamie will give you a mock of the top 10 picks, ending with the Eagles drafting 10th overall. “I cant do picks 1-30….I dont have the stamina,” Jamie told us. “Low motor.”

We kick it off with Jamie Lynch’s Mock Draft 2.0, because I just forgot to include the 1.0. But the 1.0 is yesterday’s news anyway and no one cares about it. 2.0 is where its at. Make sure to tweet Jamie your thoughts about his picks on twitter @JeLynchJr

  • 1) Carolina Panthers: QB CJ Stroud - Ohio State

    Jamie has the Panthers trading up for their franchise QB. Stroud has been tagged to go #1 for a while, and he goes #1 here.

  • 2) Houston Texans: QB Bryce Young - Alabama

    The Texans desperately need a quarterback and they get a really good one in Alabama’s Bryce Young.

  • 3) Arizona Cardinals: DE Will Anderson - Alabama

    back to back Alabama players go top 3 ion the draft. “I just dont think the Cardinals pass on a talent like that” Jamie told the morning show. Anderson can give the Cardinals a dominant pass rush.

  • 4) Indianapolis Colts: DL Jalen Carter - Georiga

    Yes! There is a lot of negative surrounding Jalen Carter right now. Jamie is thinking that dies down by the time the commissioner hits the podium and Shane Steichen elects for the dominating D-Linemen over a franchise QB.

  • 5) Seattle Seahawks: QB Anthony Richardson - Florida State

    The “project” is driving up draft boards but is a perfect fit for Seattle. Pete Carroll will get a QB that he can sit behind Geno Smith. Richardson will hold a clipboard and learn his first year, then hopefully take over when hes ready.

  • 6) Detroit Lions: CB Devon Witherspoon - Illinois

    The Lions get the first corner off the board with Devon Witherspoon. Pairing him with former top 5 pick Jeff Okudah

  • 7) Las Vegas Raiders: QB Will Levis - Kentucky

    With Derek Carr leaving for New Orleans, Josh McDaniels get to hand pick his QB. He may look to trade up if he loves Anthony Richardson, but if he stays at 7 then Will Levis is in play

  • 8) Atlanta Falcons: CB Christian Gonzalez - Oregon

    The Falcons have attempted to overhaul their offense the last few years and now they look to improve the defense. They Falcons have only gone offense once in the last five draft classes but that one time they took CB AJ Terrell. They now go Christian Gonzalez, who some have as the best CB in the draft.

  • 9) Chicago Bears: OT Peter Skoronski - Northwestern.

    The Bears have their franchise QB. Now its time to protect him. They will look to do that by grabbing Skoronski, the top tackle on the board.

  • 10) Philadelphia Eagles: DE Myles Murphy - Clemson

    Myles Murphy gives the Eagles much needed depth on the edge. With Brandon Graham getting up there in age, the Eagles need to add a guy who they can pair with Josh Sweat for the next 5-10 years. They do that with drafting Murphy.

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