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Flyers and Compliance Buyouts
There is still confusion among some fans as to how compliance buyouts (AKA amnesty) will work in each of the next two summers. I am still frequently asked questions regarding the Flyers' two permitted buyouts, including possible ways to circumvent the rules. As such, I figured it makes sense to devote a blog to the topic.
Can the Flyers buy out Chris Pronger...
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NHLTags: Antero NiittymakiThe Philadelphia Flyers announced earlier today that former Flyer goaltender Antero Niittymaki has joined the organization as a European scout.
Niittymaki, 32, was drafted 168th overall by the Flyers in 1998. He began his North American career with the Philadelphia Phantoms, helping them win the Calder Cup in 2005...
from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,
It is safe to say there are goaltending concerns in Philadelphia, Florida, Edmonton, Washington, Buffalo, St. Louis, Tampa Bay, Calgary, Minnesota and the Islanders — a team whose goalie problems my colleague Jason Botchford wrote about last week in The Province.
You would think, at some point, there have to be takers, given...
Should Flyers Pursue Other Teams' Restricted Free Agents This Summer?
The Philadelphia Flyers sent shockwaves through the NHL last summer when they signed restricted free agent Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber to an offer sheet. The 14-year contract, worth $110 million in full, carried $26 million worth of signing bonuses due within the first 11 months after its take...
The Detroit Free Press has been running a bracketed poll asking fans to weigh in as to which opposing-team athlete is the most hated by Detroit sports teams and fans, and with 2 hours left in Final Four voting--and 6 hockey players having been named out of the 24 initial candidates--Claude Lemieux, Patrick Roy and Chris Pronger are slugging it out with Ron Artest.
As I said in...