Forget Cherry Hill's Bobby Ryan, Johnny Gaudreau wants to play for Flyers someday

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Forget Cherry Hill's Bobby Ryan, Johnny Gaudreau wants to play for Flyers someday

Forget about Cherry Hill's Bobby Ryan. (Forget about Millville too — sorry, Mike Trout.)

Another South Jersey star athlete has his eyes on playing for a Philadelphia franchise someday.

Yes, we're talking about Carneys Point, New Jersey's very own, Johnny Gaudreau of the Calgary Flames.

On a radio hit Friday with 94WIP's "Morning Show," Gaudreau expressed his interest in one day putting on the orange and black.

“It would be sweet to play [in Philadelphia] someday,” Gaudreau said. “You never know in sports, but it’s a lot of support back here in South Jersey and the Philly area.

“I’ve got a ton of family here, all my friends. All my friends come back here, all my good friends and kids that I’ve played with my whole life are from South Jersey.”

The problem is, "Johnny Hockey" has five years left on his six-year, $40.5 million contract extension he signed with Calgary signed before last season. 

In the final year of his contract, 2021-22, Gaudreau has a modified no-trade clause … and yep, the Flyers are reportedly on that list too.

Gaudreau, who turns 24 on Aug. 13, scored 18 goals and 61 points in 72 games last season with the Flames. The 5-foot-9, 157-pound Gaudreau has 73 goals and 204 points in 232 career games in Calgary.

The former Hobey Baker Award winner will be turning 29 when he's able to reach unrestricted free agency.

Could he be what Jeff Carter was to the Kings in 2012 to the Flyers in 2022?

Only time will tell.

H/t to Sportsnet.

Even Sidney Crosby's little sister pokes fun at him

Even Sidney Crosby's little sister pokes fun at him

Sibling rivalries never fade — at least not in the Crosby family, that is.

Yes, Sidney Crosby is not the only kid in his family to play hockey. His younger sister, Taylor, is a junior at St. Cloud State and was one of two reserve goalies for the Huskies last season.

You'd think that she would want to brag about her brother, especially since he's a two-time NHL MVP, winner of three Stanley Cups, a two-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner and a guy with six NHL All-Star appearances to boot.

Nope.

Pretty solid burn.

Maybe "Older brother" will catch on as a chant the next time the Penguins come to the Wells Fargo Center.

Travis Sanheim gives us up-close glimpse of Flyers' AAA Trial on the Isle

Travis Sanheim gives us up-close glimpse of Flyers' AAA Trial on the Isle

The Flyers' annual AAA Trial on the Isle is always a fun day for the organization's prospects to bond with each other as well as get to know the fans.

That was all the case on Wednesday for this year's edition.

The Flyers' prospects capped off development camp at the beach, but not for simply relaxing and catching some sun. In Stone Harbor, New Jersey, the youngsters took part in team-building exercises, some bubble soccer, a clinic for kids, signing autographs and more.

"What we're trying to do is to help them make a better player, but to win championships," Flyers director of sports medicine Jim McCrossin, who leads the event, said. "To do that, you have to develop the players and have to develop a culture."

Nolan Patrick, who did not take part in the on-ice portion of development camp as he recovers from abdominal surgery, was in attendance for the AAA Trial on the Isle.

And fans were clearly excited to see him, via these pictures from Flyers public relations guru Zack Hill.

But if you're curious as to what the team activities on the beach consist of, we have an inside glimpse, courtesy of defensive prospect Travis Sanheim. The 21-year-old wore a GoPro during it all, providing a neat, up-close look at what the AAA Trial on the Isle entails.

You can enjoy by watching the video above.