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Fish: The Flyers' kids are all right but progress a little slow

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Alain Vigneault’s team could use a boost from the youngsters

Hardly anyone was expecting this year’s freshman class to produce a Travis Konecny or an Ivan Provorov, two players who made an instant impact at age 19 four seasons back.

That said, the Flyers were hoping a Joel Farabee, a Morgan Frost or perhaps a Mikhail Vorobyev might exceed pre-season expectations.

Farabee, 19; Frost, 20, and Vorobyev, who turned 23 early this month, have all had their moments.

But none of their performances are going to really help fill the void left by the loss of Oskar Lindblom, who is fighting bone cancer, and Nolan Patrick (chronic migraine headache condition).

Which leaves the Flyers a bit handcuffed, because they are pretty much up against the salary cap as the Feb. 24 NHL trade deadline approaches.

In last Tuesday’s press briefing, general manager Chuck Fletcher acknowledged that all three aforementioned players still........

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