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As bad a sophomore slump as Sean Couturier had this past season, that was no excuse to sign early as an RFA.
Sure, RFAs have little leverage but his agent did him no favors on a two-year, $3.5 million extension with a modest bump in salary of $400,000.
All this has achieved is that it makes Couturier that much more attractive in a trade and the FLyers will go into next season with the same,...
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Paul Grant has been doing a series, looking at players and asking "Can you do that again?"
Today he looks at Ray Emery,
Why it will be tough to repeat: C'mon, a highly touted and capable goalie coming to the Flyers? How could that possibly go wrong? Plus, challenging for the No. 1 gig and actually being given the No. 1 gig to start the season are two different...
from Allan Muir of Sports Illustrated,
There are two numbers that reveal much about the future of Ilya Bryzgalov.
The first is 23, as in the millions of dollars the Philadelphia Flyers are paying him not to play for them.
The second is 0, as in the number of goaltending jobs currently available in the National Hockey League.
Add ‘em up and the sum suggests that...
In a forgettable season for both the Philadelphia Flyers and its Adirondack Phantoms farm team, the play of left winger Tye McGinn was one of the few bright spots. McGinn quietly showed improvement from his rookie professional season, and he did not look out of place in 18 games with the big club.
McGinn, who will turn 23 next Monday, is a classic late-blooming forward. Cut by...
Ilya Bryzgalov reportedly has an offer to play for Admiral Vlaidvostok of the Kontinental Hockey League according to Russian news outlet Sport Express.
Based on a Google translation of the piece Admiral’s president — longtime NHLer Alex Mogilny — says the ex-Flyers netminder has been invited to join his expansion club (Admiral will begin its first season of KHL play in 2013...
Ranking the Top 10 Playmakers in Flyers History
Throughout their 46-year history, the Philadelphia Flyers have boasted some of the best setup men in the game. From early era puck wizard Andre Lacroix to current-day captain Claude Giroux, one thing the Flyers have rarely lacked is top-notch playmakers.
On a cumulative statistical basis, the top 10 assist men in franchise history...
The Philadelphia Flyers have made their second off-season addition to their scouting department. In June, the club hired recently retired goaltender Antero NiittymÃ¤ki to scout goalies in Europe and, eventually, to track players of all positions. This month, the Flyers hired Swedish scout Joakim Grundberg to scour his native country for talent.
Ever since the organization...
via RIA Novosti,
Russian former Columbus Blue Jackets forward Nikolai Zherdev has joined Lev Prague on a one-year deal, the Czech team announced Friday.
Zherdev, 28, has been a free agent since June 20, when he was let go by Atlant Moscow Region, the team he has been playing for since his return from North America in 2011.
"Nikolai talked to his family and specialists...
Before becoming Penguins player development coach Bill Guerin played a little bit of hockey. And he played it very well. For that USA Hockey has named him to their very own Hall of Fame.
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This year’s U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame class is a doozy.
Headlining this year’s group to be honored are former NHL stars Bill Guerin and Doug Weight. Both are Stanley Cup winners (Guerin twice Weight once) and each played in three Olympics for Team USA. Overall Weight represented America at nine international events while Guerin did so at seven.
Both players were also college...