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Need breakfast tips? Flyers goalie Carter Hart has a healthy one

Need breakfast tips? Flyers goalie Carter Hart has a healthy one

Carter Hart just turned 21 years old last month.

He's a growing kid.

Just ask him about the summer.

"I was eating breakfast, a full meal, coming home after a workout, eating another full meal, going and skating, coming home and eating another full meal, then eating dinner," Hart said with a laugh Friday. "I was pretty hungry a lot. I don't know what came over me."

Hart prides himself on preparation. His maturity belies his age.

"He takes care of every aspect — his rest, his eats, his diet, his off-ice workouts," Hart's junior hockey general manager Garry Davidson said in May 2018. "That's Carter."

Hart was listed at 180 pounds last training camp and is up to 191 this preseason.

"I put in a lot of work this summer, on and off the ice," Hart said. "I added some muscle, added some durability and I feel really healthy in net, really strong."

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, right? 

So how does the Flyers' prized goalie of the future start his day?

"I just eat toast with cashew butter and a slice of a banana on it with a smoothie," Hart said.

That's quite the change from his previous go-to morning meal. While playing junior hockey with the WHL's Everett Silvertips, Hart enjoyed a classic breakfast courtesy of his billet Parker Fowlds.

Do you remember the combo I ate at the world juniors like two years ago when I told the guy I had three eggs, two pieces of toast and a glass of chocolate milk every single day that my billet Parker made for me in Everett?

Now I'm just making toast, cashew butter with banana. I actually stopped eating eggs because I found out that there's so much bacteria in eggs that it can upset your stomach. I kind of stayed away from eggs and I found out that I'm lactose intolerant, too, so I don't eat eggs and I don't eat dairy anymore. I feel 100 times better.

Hart doesn't mind cooking.

"More so during the season," he said, "when we have days off." 

But if that NHL schedule gets crazy …

"When we play three in fours, that one day off in between, I'm definitely not cooking," Hart said with a smile. "Definitely ordering Uber Eats or takeout."

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Flyers, James van Riemsdyk release statements amid Philadelphia protests following George Floyd's death

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Flyers, James van Riemsdyk release statements amid Philadelphia protests following George Floyd's death

Updated: 5:50 p.m.

In late March, Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher opened a conference call with an acknowledgement and a message of gratitude for those working on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic.

"I just wanted to mention that before we started talking about the small piece of the world that I work in which is ice hockey," Fletcher said then.

Hockey didn't feel in the realm of importance to the world's current events at the time. Right now, it doesn't come close to the magnitude of the country's current events.

Fletcher and the Flyers respectfully postponed the general manager's scheduled media availability for Monday in light of what has transpired following the tragic death of George Floyd in Minneapolis on May 25. Floyd was killed in police custody after Minneapolis officer Derek Chauvin pressed his knee into the 46-year-old black man's neck.

Starting on Saturday, joining others across the United States, protests focused on racial injustice began in Philadelphia and continued through Monday.

The Flyers released the following statement Tuesday morning via their Twitter account:

We don't have the answers, but this much we know ...

We believe in racial equality without exception, and our hearts are broken.

For Philadelphia and the nation, we join the chorus calling for justice, the elimination of systemic racism, unity and peace.

James van Riemsdyk, the Flyers' NHLPA representative who lives in Minnesota and is from Middletown, New Jersey, shared a message on his Instagram account Tuesday night.

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Flyers Talk podcast: Head of strength and conditioning Chris Osmond gives insight on team's adjustments

Flyers Talk podcast: Head of strength and conditioning Chris Osmond gives insight on team's adjustments

On the latest Flyers Talk podcast, NBC Sports Philadelphia's Katie Emmer and Jordan Hall are joined by special guest Chris Osmond, the Flyers' head of strength and conditioning.

From Osmond's insight on the Flyers' fitness to our analysis on prospects/awards, let's dive in:

1:00 — Which defenseman will climb the fastest to the Flyers — Egor Zamula, Wyatte Wylie, Linus Hogberg or Wyatt Kalynuk?

7:05 — Osmond discusses the Flyers' daily questionnaire with players

9:40 — Ivan Provorov has a unique style of working out

11:45 — The big adjustments Osmond has had to make with players in quarantine

15:45 — What will be the toughest challenge for the Flyers leading up to a possible resumption?

• 17:25 — The importance of a good diet for Carter Hart and the team

• 19:00 — "None of us have been through this" 

20:10 — Osmond loves the Flyers' victory song

24:50 — Is Sean Couturier the Selke Trophy winner?

29:20 — Who is Alain Vigneault's biggest competition for the Jack Adams Award?

40:00 — Which former Flyer would we pick to be our favorite teammate?

• 45:15 — A taste of the "Marathon on Ice"

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