Found July 12, 2013 on
from John Boruk of CSNPhilly,
Ray Emery may be the top offseason acquisition this summer.
No, not just the Flyers' best free-agent find.
The best free-agent signing of any team.
Disregard the organization, the player and the circumstances for a moment. Acquiring a goaltender who posted eye-popping numbers this previous season -- 17-1-0 record, 1.94 goals-against average and .922 save percentage -- and you’ve instantly solidified your goaltending position. Throw in the bargain-bin price tag of $1.65 million and Emery is an absolute steal.
BEST OF MAXIM
AROUND THE WEB
With the salary cap limiting the price that teams can pay for players, NHL teams are now gambling by locking players into long term contracts during the players’ prime. The players also enjoy these long term contracts. This allows players to grow up in a city, raise a family, and become accustomed to a specific neighborhood.
Long term contracts are destroying NHL teams.
(Via the Philadelphia Flyers).
As the clock struck 2:30, Ian Laperriere gathered together the group of prospects assembled at the SkateZone for the last time. He spoke to them briefly before dismissing them, thus officially ending the the Philadelphia Flyers 2013 Development Camp.
While Laperriere and the other coaches spent four hard days improving the player’s skills and nitpicking...
Just had to put that Ilya Bryzgalov pix up there one more time, especially since we don't have a Ray Emery one yet.
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