Flyers Weekly Mailbag: Samuel Morin or Robert Hagg?

Finally, some signs hockey is returning, as Rookie Camp opens tomorrow. The Flyers will have some positional battles up for grabs this season, and this training camp might be the most anticipated in years. Without further delay, here are answers to your questions.

Carsen Twarynski ceiling is a bottom-nine player. However, in the event of injury, he could fill into a top-six role temporarily. Twarynski gives a little more than energy. He can pot some goals, as Twarynski potted 10 in his first professional season last year. Twarynski just needs a little more time with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms to work on his consistency. There were periods of time last season where he scored in bunches, but then Twarynski was unheard from for a period of time.

I like Twarynski. Like you said he’s an energy guy and one that the Flyers could use in the future. Twarynski should be more than capable of receiving a call-up eventually from the big club this season in the event of injury.

This spot is being held for Samuel Morin. The Flyers need toughness and grit, and Morin can provide that at times. In addition, I think Morin would be claimed off waivers, as he is no longer waiver exempt. Robert Hagg might have a shot at being claimed off waivers, but I think it’s a higher probability that Morin gets plucked off of waivers, than Hagg.

At the end of the day, both of these young men have to perform at training camp, and in the preseason. Hagg will have every shot at making this club, just like Morin. It will be an interesting battle for sure, and one that the fans will enjoy seeing.

A player coming off contract who’s accrued fewer than seven seasons in the league or is younger than 27 is going to be an RFA. As long as an RFA is tendered a qualifying offer by their team, that team holds their exclusive negotiating rights. If they don’t receive a qualifying offer, they become a UFA.

The only way for an RFA to sign with a team other than the one who holds their rights is to be presented with, and sign, an offer sheet. An offer sheet is basically a contract that the team holding the negotiating rights has the right to match if they so choose.

With that being said, Travis Konecny or Ivan Provorov can sign a KHL contract if they remained unsigned by December 1st. If they elected to play overseas they can do so, but they would still be an RFA if they decided to return to the NHL until the age of 27.

Andreas Athanasiou was going to play in the KHL if the Detroit Red Wings didn’t re-sign him. Moreover, Stars Forward Valeri Nichushkin signed a two-year contract with CSKA Moscow of the KHL because he didn’t want to play for a Head Coach in Lindy Ruff. There are options for Provorov and Konecny to play overseas if they so choose.

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10 thoughts on “Flyers Weekly Mailbag: Samuel Morin or Robert Hagg?

  1. Provorov wants 8 million a yes what a joke he’s maybe worth 4 million get him out before we have another huge contract to bury koneckny is much better then Patrick so is farabee frost and rattcliffe rubistov. Get Patrick and provorov out while they still have some value because another season like they had last year won’t be able to get a good return

  2. Amazing that Samuel Morin, the ONLY defenseman in the whole organization that has a clue about playing actual defense, is slotted for the 7th defenseman spot.

    Provorov, Ghost, Sanheim, Myers, don’t have a clue about defense. Niskanen is years past his Prime, and Justin Braun is an absolute nothing.

    Provorov is utterly awful andon the PK and Ghost, Sanheim, and Myers are useless there as well.

    Flyers logic: Bench the only guy in the whole organization that can PK and prevent goals.

  3. Amazing that Samuel Morin, the ONLY defenseman in the whole organization that has a clue about playing actual defense, is slotted for the 7th defenseman spot.

    Provorov, Ghost, Sanheim, Myers, don’t have a clue about defense. Niskanen is years past his Prime, and Justin Braun is an absolute nothing.

    Provorov is utterly awful on the PK and Ghost, Sanheim, and Myers are useless there as well.

    Flyers logic: Bench the only guy in the whole organization that can PK and prevent goals.

    1. Sam Morin playing defense amounts to him trying to hit people, and watching them skate past him and score while he tries to catch up. he has never been able to be effective even at the AHL level. The wonder is why the Flyers renewed his contract. My guess is that they were not willing to admit that their 1st round pick is as big a bust as the rest of the league thinks he is.

      1. This is just stupid. You obviously haven’t seen him for any length of time. Especially for the Phantoms.

        They were a completely different team with him. Without him, they were lost defensively. Witness the extended losing streak they went on when he was out.

        Compare that to Provorov who hasn’t ever put up a season with a positive Corsi Rel. He’s a career negative. Yet, this franchise somehow stills sees him on the 1PK.

        Is it any wonder this franchise can’t make the playoffs anymore with decisions like this?

        Morin is the only player in the whole organization who has a clue playing defense. He’s by far and easily the best PKer, He’s rock solid 5v5, and he’s got the hardest slapshot the organization ever tested.

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