Found October 01, 2013 on Flyers Faithful:
  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Welcome to the 2013-2014 NHL season and although our Flyers don’t play until tomorrow against Toronto, the start of the NHL season is a reason to celebrate. The fastest game on ice is back. Rule changes The NHLPA has approved hybrid icing for this season: [ESPN] [The Hockey News] [Puck Daddy] The uniform police have moved to the NHL this year: [ESPN-Scott Burnside] Flyers moves The annual dance around the salary cap until we can LTIR Chris Pronger …Continue reading »

Flyers Roster Takes Shape; Hall, Gervais sent to Adirondack

The Flyers 2013-14 roster finally has been set, just minutes before the 5:00 PM deadline set by the NHL. After forward Adam Hall and defenseman Bruno Gervais cleared waivers, the team sent them to their AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms. General Manager Paul Holmgren also said that defenseman Chris Pronger would be put on long-term injury reserve before the night was over. Flyers...

Hal Gill signs one-year deal with Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers signed veteran defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year deal the team announced Tuesday. Gill's contract is worth $700000 according to TSN's Bob McKenzie. Gill may be a step slower but the mammoth defenseman brings a lot of experience at an extremely reasonable cost for the cap-crunched Flyers. An invitee on a PTO to Flyers' camp Gill showed he still...

Flyers open season at home against Maple Leafs

Claude Giroux and the Flyers face Phil Kessel and the Leafs in their season opener on Wednesday night. It is nearly time to drop the puck on the 2013-14 NHL season. The Flyers return with plenty of new faces and a familiar core as well. The Flyers had to battle through a tumultuous preseason that saw them go 1-5-1. That included a win and loss to the first opponent of the regular...

Waiving of Hall leaves questions unanswered among the forward group

The Philadelphia Flyers waived Adam Hall on Saturday and he cleared waivers on Sunday. While he has yet to be sent to down to the Phantoms, you can’t help but wonder what is in store for the forward group. It’s entirely possible (probably even likely) that we see additional moves before the season begins, but I seriously scratch my head with this one. Any plan that potentially...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Seven or Eight D?, Quick Hits

SHOULD FLYERS CARRY EIGHT DEFENSEMEN THIS SEASON? The Philadelphia Flyers currently have the NHL's most expensive defense corps. Entering the 2013-14 season, the team's top seven defensemen -- Kimmo Timonen, Braydon Coburn, Luke Schenn, Mark Streit, Nicklas Grossmann, Andrej Meszaros and Erik Gustafsson -- eat up a combined 43 percent ($27.85 million) of the NHL maximum...

Final Roster Set for Opening Night (Almost)

The Flyers have set their final 21-men roster for Opening Night. However, this will not be the exact roster the team will have on the ice come Wednesday night. The team had to have a roster set by 5:00 pm today, September 30. Those not on the roster include: Adam Hall (forward) and Bruno Gervais (defenseman), who have both been loaned to the Flyers AHL afiliate, the Adirondack Phantoms...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Flyers Roster Day, Phantoms Finish Preseason

FLYERS STILL PONDERING FINAL MOVES ON ROSTER DAY With a 5 p.m. deadline today to become compliant with the salary cap ceiling and file their opening night roster with the NHL, the Flyers still have several decisions to make. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren told CSN Philly/HockeyBuzz writer Tim Panaccio that the club will carry 23 players on opening night but that the combination...

Flyers Sign Veteran Defenseman Hal Gill

Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie and an official release from the team, the Flyers have signed veteran defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year, $700,000 contract. Gill was with the team during training camp and the preseason, and earned a contract through his professional tryout with the organization: PHI signs Hal Gill to 1 year deal with [...]

Flyers Sign Hal Gill To One-Year Deal

Photo courtesy of As expected, the Flyers have signed tryout defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year contract, rumored to be worth $700,000. NEWS ALERT: #Flyers have signed (D) Hal Gill. MORE HERE: — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 1, 2013 This move comes after defenseman Chris Pronger was placed on long-term injury reserve, freeing up almost...

Tim Panaccio: Moving Bodies Around to Save $$

Well, the trade we all thought was coming with the Flyers to help them shed a defenseman and get under the salary cap never materialized. Instead the Flyers simply moved a couple players -Adam Hall and Bruno Gervais - to the Phantoms via waivers, then put Chris Pronger on LTIR to retrieve $4.9 million in cap space and get under the cap. The roster they turned into the NHL today...

Philadelphia Flyers: roster to be set by 5 p.m.

By David Strehle (@David_Strehle) It has been an interesting preseason for the Philadelphia Flyers, and GM Paul Holmgren will have his work cut out for him to get his team’s 23-man opening night roster set as the 5:00 p.m. deadline rapidly approaches. The Flyers are just under $1.25 million over the salary cap, and moves will be coming today for the club to have their roster in...

Steve Mason Gets the Start Tonight

Per a post from the official Philadelphia Flyers Facebook page, the starting goaltender for tonight’s game will be Steve Mason. This year’s starting job will be awarded to the goaltender who wants it the most. Peter Laviolette is dangling the job to whoever will come and take it. The Flyers take on the Toronto Maple [...]

LISTEN LIVE 10/1: The Peter Laviolette Show on 97.5

With the season just one short day away, we figured we’d kick off hockey season the right way with a simulcast of the official Peter Laviolette Show on the best radio station in the city. 97.5 The Fanatic will be featuring a weekly show with Lavvy in addition to being the official home for all [...]

Bill Meltzer: Flyers Gameday:10/2/13 vs. Toronto

GAME PREVIEW 9:00 AM EDT Coming off a poor preseason and a highly disappointing campaign last season, the Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-0) are under pressure to get the 2013-14 season off to a good start. The team will have the opportunity to start things on a positive note tonight when the Flyers play host to the Toronto Maple Leafs (1-0-0) at the Wells Fargo Center. Game time...

Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images   Toronto Maple Leafs (1-0-0) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-0) 7:30 PM – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   Projected Line Combinations Philadelphia Flyers Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek Brayden Schenn – Vincent Lecavalier – Wayne Simmonds Maxime Talbot – Sean Couturier – Matt Read Jay Rosehill –...
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