Hockey

An Expert Take on the Flyers Draft

Samuel Morin was the Flyers first round draft pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.With the 2013 NHL Entry Draft in the books, the Flyers have hopefully restocked their system with defensemen. The Flyers drafted two defensemen with their first two picks for the first time in a long time. In the first round, the Flyers selected defenseman Sam Morin from Rimouski of the QMJHL. Morin is a big bodied defenseman who can skate surprisingly well for his size. In the second round, the Flyers drafted Robert Hagg from Modo of the Swedish professional league. Hagg is a very good offensive defenseman and has the potential to be a good anchor of the power play in the future.

The Flyers later round picks were Tyrell …

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Have the Philadelphia Flyers Backed Themselves Into A Corner?

Claude Giroux will be the Captain for the future of the Philadelphia Flyers.As of July 6th, 2013, the Philadelphia Flyers are the only NHL team that is technically over the $70.9 million salary cap (including the 7.5% of allowable bonuses) based on CapGeek.com. There are five other teams who have total salaries (not including bonuses) over the $64.3 million salary cap with the Flyers being the most over by almost $12 million. The closest team to them is the Penguins who are about $4 million over the cap. This may be hard to believe considering the Flyers exercised their two compliance buy out options on Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov freeing up over $12 million in cap space. However, the Flyers have …

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Recapping The Philadelphia Flyers Offseason

Ray Emery has returned to the Philadelphia Flyers.The Philadelphia Flyers and General Manager Paul Holmgren have had a successful start to their free agency period. The team has appeared to come into this offseason with a plan and have executed it very well to this point. The Flyers have become known as a team that is both very active and aggressive in free agency and has no problems making trades to get the players they want on the roster. Over the last few weeks the team has made decisions that appear to have put the team in a better position to compete next season and to get this team back into the playoffs.

The Flyers elected to use both of their compliance buyouts, offered in the new Collective Bargaining Agreement, …

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Flyers Giroux Agrees To Eight Year Contract Extension

Claude Giroux has signed an extension with the Flyers that will keep him with the team for 8 years.The Philadelphia Flyers locked up their captain Claude Giroux on Thursday, agreeing to an eight year contract worth $66.2 million, with cap hit of $8.275 million per season. The deal goes into effect starting with the 2014/15 season when Giroux would have become a restricted free agent. The contract includes a full no movement clause and ensures that the Flyers center with superstar potential will spend the peak years of his career in orange and black.

Over the last four seasons, Giroux has only missed five games and has recorded 82 goals, 182 assists for 264 points in 289 regular season …

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Flyers Sign Lecavalier To Five Year Deal

Vincent Lecavalier was signed by the Philadelphia Flyers to a 5-year deal.The Philadelphia Flyers made a move last night by signing 33 year old Vincent Lecavalier to a five year, $22.5 mil contract that runs through the 2017/2018 season. Lecavalier, after being bought out of the final seven years of an 11 year/$85 mil contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, became a hot commodity on the free agent market. Several teams pursued the free agent center, including but not limited to Detroit, Boston, Washington, Montreal and Dallas. The contract with the Flyers carries a $4.5 mil annual cap hit.

For the Flyers, the move adds a size up front as the 6’4”, 215lb and solidifies Lecavalier as the second line center. While not the 50 goal …

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Philadelphia Winter Sports Hopes Melting In The Sun

Mark Streit is the newest Flyers defenseman.As the heat turns up outside, looking for a little relief from any Philadelphia team right now seems as likely as a smooth ride home on the Schuylkill at 5pm. The Phillies remain Phrustrating, the Eagles are 25 days from Training Camp (the home version), and our winter teams have been absent for so long you need to look on a milk carton for them. So let’s take a look into the dairy section for these teams and see what they have been up to lately.

The Flyers have come off one of the most disappointing regular seasons in recent memory by…hold for dramatic pause…signing a 35 year old defenseman Mark Streit to a 4 year/ $21 Million dollar deal, attempting to trade for another …

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Ilya Bryzgalov Contract Bought Out By Flyers

Ilya Bryzgalov has been bought out by the Philadelphia Flyers.Yesterday marked the end of the Ilya Bryzgalov era with the Philadelphia Flyers, as the kooky and inconsistent goalie had the remainder of his contract bought out, making him an unrestricted free agent. The goalie only completed two years of a nine year/$51mil deal signed in the summer of 2011. Under the terms of the compliance buyout and due to Bryzgalov’s age, he will get paid 2/3 of the remaining money on his contract, which the Flyers chose to pay out annually over the next 14 years, with no cap penalty.

Basically Bryzgalov made a mountain of money for mediocrity on the ice and executing several personalities off the ice. Bryzgalov was both goofy and serious, he was an …

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Play Paul Holmgren Bingo for The Flyers Off Season!

Paul Holmgren is already making off season moves for the Philadelphia Flyers.The Philadelphia Flyers offseason has become almost as stressful as watching our beloved orange and black fight through the playoffs. From the Mike Richards and Jeff Carter trades two years ago to the  Shea Weber restricted free agent offer sheet last summer, the offseason is no time off for the diehards. Some moves are good and some are bad but the big guys upstairs are always committed to putting a winner on the ice. Based on past tendencies, current contract situations, rumors and hope (worked for Andy Dufrane) there are certain moves we can expect and may want to see happen this summer. To make the offseason a little more …

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Flyers: Buyouts, Rumors And The Bryzgalov Debate

Is this the last time Flyers fans will see Ilya Bryzgalov and Danny Briere together?The National Hockey League offseason is always an interesting time of the year for Philadelphia Flyers fans, as we enter these tumultuous periods just one, two or seven big moves away from putting together a team capable of contending for the Stanley Cup.  At any given moment the moves you expected could very well be executed by management or they could go rouge and make decisions that even a video game wouldn’t allow to happen due the unreasonable nature of the request.

The 2013 offseason is special because the league is coming off a lockout, team salary cap numbers will be lowered and there is the possibility of two compliance buyouts …

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Flyers Agree To Terms With Defenseman Mark Streit

The Flyers have signed Mark Streit to an extension so the defenseman will not hit the open market.The Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to a deal in principle with free agent defenseman Mark Streit, whose rights they obtained last week from the New York Islanders. Per TSN’s Darren Dreger, the contract is for four years and worth $21 mil, with a limited no trade clause. The Flyers cannot make the deal official at this time because they can only exceed the new salary cap limit by 10% and they will need to cut salary to create cap space.

Streit has spent seven seasons in the National Hockey League, the first three with the Montreal Canadiens and the last four with the …

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