Tim Riday will continue covering non-pro prospects in Flyers organization in 2017-18.
Back again on both the Lehigh Valley Phantoms beat and covering the Philadelphia Flyers' other prospects playing across the globe, Tim Riday's addition to the Inside AHL Hockey staff further bolsters our plans to provide the best possible coverage of the Phantoms and also Flyers prospects in the system.
Tim will be focusing primarily on the prospects we tend to hear less and less about as NHL training camps get underway in September, as well as providing depth to our daily coverage on the Phantoms beat with insights, analysis, columns, features and more.
Here's a brief introduction from Tim that he wrote to accompany today's announcement:
You may remember me from my time with Comcast SportsNet. During my five-year run with the company, I spent the majority of my time focusing on the Flyers. It was a hell of a time. I wrote columns, game previews, game recaps, features, observations, you name it.
But my bread and butter was and has always been prospect reports. Enter Tony and Highland Park Hockey.
When Tony learned I was a free agent of sorts in the summer of 2016 in the writing world (I maintain a full-time position at IceWorks Skating Complex in Aston, Pennsylvania), he reached out to me and gave me the opportunity to write for his site. I was blown away because I had been following Tony and his Phantoms coverage for a long time.
With Highland Park Hockey, my task was to keep the readers informed on the kids. And that's what I did. I provided in-depth reports on the players in the Flyers' system while also making the trek to Allentown to get a closer look at the younger Phantoms.
That's what you'll get here, too. No fluff pieces, no bias, just my honest analysis of how the future is developing. And when you work at an ice rink sometimes six-to-seven days a week (there's a good chance if you're at IceWorks, I'll be there, too, come say hi!) I couldn't think of a better way to devote my extra time.
I mean, what hockey fanatic would turn down the offer to watch pucks up close and personal in Allentown, right?
You can follow Tim on Twitter -> @TimRiday