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According to Comcast Sportsnet Philadelphia's Tim Panaccio, while Vincent Lecavalier met with other teams after entertaining the Philadelphia Flyers' opening wine-and-dine offer in New York this past weekend, Lecavalier more or less decided that he was going to join the Flyers by the time their presentation was over:
“The meeting I had with them, that was the place I really wanted to go,” Lecavalier said Saturday during his first conference call with the Philly media. I started off with a pretty big list of about 10 teams. After I talked with Philly, even before any offers, they went right to the top of the list. I just liked what they were saying and looked at their lineup.”
Lecavalier signed a five-year, $22.5 million contract this week after his buyout in Tampa Bay.
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Vincent Lecavalier coasted the last few years as the No. 2 center on the Tampa Bay Lightning. Now he is eager to get onto the attack with the Philadelphia Flyers.He seems enthusiastic about getting out of trap move and onto the forecheck. But can he really play at that pace at this point in his career?And could he really play right wing, where the Flyers are threatening to play him...
The Flyers had tackled several areas of interest in the offseason already.
They traded for Mark Streit, upgrading at defense. They used amnesty clauses on two veteran players - a forward and a goalie - to free up cap space. They used some of that cap space on Vincent Lecavailer, a veteran forward also bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Now, they have locked up their premier...
via the Flyers PR department...
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 6-4, 215-lb free-agent center Vincent Lecavalier to a multi-year contract, according to general manager Paul Holmgren.
"It is a great honor for me to be a part of the Flyers,” Lecavalier said. “This is a great hockey team with a great history which I'm very proud to be a part of. I'm going...
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(Philadelphia) There were a lot of questions about what will the Philadelphia Flyers do once Free Agency started on July 5, The Flyers made a big splash in Free Agency when they signed former Tampa bay lighting center Vincent Lecavalier to a 5-year/$22.5M deal. The Flyers made it official today when Lecavalier signed his new contract with [...]
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The Philadelphia Flyers have signed veteran centre Vincent Lecavalier to a multi-year contract. The Tampa Bay Lightning let their 33-year-old captain go last week, and the Flyers pounced Tuesday night, signing him to a reported five-year deal worth $22.5 million US. - CBC.ca
It will be weird to see Vincent Lecavalier in a Philadelphia Flyers uniform (probably similar to a Mats Sundin...
There is a lot to like about the Flyers' signing of unrestricted free agent goaltender Ray Emery yesterday. In tandem with Steve Mason, the team may not have elite goaltending on paper but a split-time arrangement and healthy competition could work between two players who want to be here and feel like they still have something to prove.
You can't argue with the price tag...
According to a report via the Associated Press, the Philadelphia Flyers have signed forward Claude Giroux, to a lucrative contract extension.
Philadelphia Flyers captain Claude Giroux agreed to an eight-year extension worth over $64 million Thursday, according to a person familiar with the negotiations.
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The Flyers picked up a Stanley Cup-winning goaltender on the first day of free agency, but his name is not Tim Thomas.
Ray Emery, who reached the Cup Final with Ottawa in 2007 and won it all with Chicago this year, signed a one-year deal with Philadelphia on Friday, the franchise with whom he spent the 2009-10 season.
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At the start of the 2013 off-season, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren had four primary items on his agenda: upgrade the blueline, add size to the forward corps, offset the impending buyout of Danny Briere with a skilled forward for the second line and decide what to do with Ilya Bryzgalov and then find a more cost-efficient replacement in goal.
The acquisition of Vincent Lecavalier...
The Flyers welcomed back a familiar face today, signing goaltender Ray Emery to a one-year contract. Having rid themselves of the contract Ilya Bryzgalov by exercising the amnesty clause, Emery will fill the roster spot vacated by the move. Emery will compete for the starting job with goaltender Steve Mason, acquired in April from the Columbus Blue Jackets...
Claude Giroux contract is official and Ray Emery is your new, and very likely, No. 1 goalie for the Flyers.
Gonna be very interesting to see how Emery and Steve Mason work out in net this year. You got to be impressed with Emery's attitude about being a better team guy and understanding that goaltending is a tandem operation.
Courtesy of the Flyers, here are the two transcripts...
(Photo: Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images) Free agency kicked off today at noon, and Paul Holmgren made signing a goaltender his first order of business. Today, the Philadelphia Flyers signed goaltender Ray Emery to a 1-year deal worth $1.65M. Emery, 30, was the back-up goaltender of the Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. It appeared that he would [...]