Found May 07, 2013 on
The Hockey Guys:
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As the Philadelphia Flyers season wrapped up disappointingly early this year, the team’s front office has had ample time to concentrate on adding personnel. On Saturday they hit the college hockey free agent market, in hopes of shoring up their goaltending for the future.
Philadelphia came to terms with 24 year-old goalie Carsen Chubak on an AHL contract (as confirmed by Bill Meltzer). Chubak spent the past three seasons with the Niagara University Purple Eagles of the Atlantic Hockey division. In 35 games in 2013 he boasted a 1.91 GAA (eighth best in the NCAA) and a save percentage of .939 (fourth best in the NCAA) while helping the Purple Eagles land the top spot in Atlantic Hockey. And for his strong play, the honors came pouring in for the Saskatchewan native.
He was named the Atlantic Hockey Association’s player of the year, and was a top ten finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, which is given to the NCAA’s top hockey performer each seas...
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With a disappointing season over with, the Flyers now have
the difficult task of assessing what areas of the squad they need to
change. With several options available,
the team’s General Manager Paul Holmgren will undoubtedly attempt to make a
splash like last year, but with a lot of long and pricey contracts in the
stable, will they be left to chew on the hay they...
Ilya Bryzgalov has long had a fascination with Star Wars and hockey, but now he has made it clear in which order he prefers them.
The Flyers goaltender admitted recently that he hasn’t been watching much playoff hockey since the Flyers failed to qualify for any, and when elaborating, answered as only he could.
“There’s no time,” Bryzgalov explained, “and no real interest...
Every year NHL players on teams that don’t make the playoffs fill out rosters for the IIHF World Championships, as well as players from other leagues in Europe. With the Philadelphia Flyers missing the playoffs, goalie Ilya Bryzgalov went overseas to play for Russia and he is up to his old habits.
On a shot from USA defenseman Matt Hunwick (Colorado Avalanche), the puck was deflected...
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During the end-of-year locker cleanout, Philadelphia Flyers’ general manager Paul Holmgren told reporters that the...