Found July 17, 2012 on
The Hockey Guys:
Ian Laperriere quietly roamed the hallways of the Flyers Skate Zone during last week’s Developmental Camp with a skewed smile and some pep in his step.
He had just stepped off the ice after running the annual Flyers rookie camp for the second year in a row in Voorhees, New Jersey.
The newly appointed Director of Player Development, with his signature closely-cropped hair, was in demand. First, by a few young players seeking a quick word of advice from the recently retired 16-year National Hockey League pro, and second, by the small group of reporters huddled up waiting for his valuable words.
He was upbeat and spoke with excitement.
But just weeks earlier, standing alone outside a Flyers executive suite inside of CONSOL Energy Center during the NHL Draft, he took a much more somber tone.
“I couldn’t see out of my eye; that was the panic. It looked that way [on video] because it was panic.”
Laperriere was brutally honest.
Daunt and downcast.
“For a guy that didn’t wear a shield, tha...
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The Philadelphia Daily News is reporting that Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov would head home to Russia should the NHL lock the players out. The lockout is almost a certainty so get ready to see Bryz wearing the jersey of a KHL team even though he can’t totally admit it yet.
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The Flyers reportedly made a monster offer to restricted free agent Shea Weber, who reportedly agreed to the terms with them.
from John Boruk at CSN Philly on June 20th, Here are eight reasons I believe the Flyers should submit an offer sheet for Predators defenseman Shea Weber:
Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren has to proceed as if Chris Pronger won’t return. If he does, and it doesn’t appear anytime soon, you simply cross that bridge when you come to it and make the appropriate moves...
A person with knowledge of the decision says the Philadelphia Flyers have signed Nashville star defenseman Shea Weber to a 14-year offer sheet worth more than $100 million.
The Sports Network in Canada first reported the offer.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the Flyers hadn't announced the offer.
Flyers general manager...
Slovakian hockey player and 2004 draft pick of the Philadelphia Flyers, Ladislav Scurko, was sentenced to eight years in prison on Monday for murdering a hockey referee.
The prosecution in this case were looking for a minimum of 15 years, but instead Scurko was sentenced eight years, the minimum for such an offense.
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According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, Nashville Predators star defenseman Shea Weber has agreed to a 14-year offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers that is worth upwards of $100 million. The Predators have 7 days to match that offer or they will be heading into next season without their captain and best player. Earlier this month, they lost a key component of their defense when...
Danny Briere has always been willing to play wherever the Flyers ask him to play, whether it's center or wing. However, he has typically felt more comfortable and played more effectively in the middle than on wing. As such, Peter Laviolette generally prefers to keep Briere in the middle.
Despite the defensive disadvantage Briere has in even strength matchups against much...
The Flyers are just doin' what the Flyers do. They have submitted an offer sheet for Shea Weber's services: 14 years, $100 million-ish. Nashville will have 7 days to match it. If they don't, the Preds get a bunch of draft picks, depending on the cap hit or something. Not entirely sure.
As Pens fans, should we hate this news? Absolutely. We...
Nashville All-Star defenseman Shea Weber reportedly has agreed to a 14-year offer sheet worth at least $100 million with the Philadelphia Flyers."TSN's Darren Dreger reported the deal early Thursday morning via his Twitter account. He says Nashville was working on a trade and it's believed several deadlines passed before the Flyers grew tired of waiting and Weber --...
This is what you get when you type "Flyers Troll" into Google Images. Last night the Flyers sent an offer sheet to Nashville Predators' restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber that is 14 years and over $100M. My initial reaction was this: I'm not sure if I'm stunned at the Flyers' balls to send an offer sheet to a restricted free agent because no one...
The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Predators defensemen Shea Weber to a monstrous 14 year offer sheet worth around $100 million. The Nashville Predators have 7 days to match the offer put forward by Philadelphia. If they do, Weber will stay a Nashville Predators. If they don’t, Weber will be on his way to Philadelphia. Weber, [...]