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from Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post,
“Even the games we lost, he played well,” Holmgren said. “Ideally, I’d like to get a guy that will work in tandem with him, with the bulk (of the work) going to Steve, but we’ll see how that goes.”
Holmgren said he has “a lot of ideas” of whom he’ll target and how he’ll target them, but didn’t elaborate. The only specific player he spoke of is Vancouver’s Roberto Luongo, another buyout candidate, but Holmgren said the 34-year-old is “probably not an option.”
Mason came to Philadelphia dreaming of being a No. 1 goalie again and it appears as though his wish came true.
“Since my time started in Philadelphia, I feel confident with my game again,” Mason told the Courier-Post via phone Tuesday. “Going into this offseason, I was preparing myself to come into camp, regardless of who the other goaltender is, to come in and be able to play a lot of games and be the consistent presence that the team needs back there.”
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For all the bizarre things that Ilya Bryzgalov has said over the years, he seemed to take the Flyers’ buyout of his contract about as well as anyone could have expected. The netminder even released a statement through his agent thanking the Philadelphia organization for the “faith” they showed in Bryzgalov when first signing him to the seven-year deal.
However, it seems that...
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Flyers writer David Strehle, Flyers analyst Charlie O’Connor, Flyers capologist/CBA analyst Tyler Altemose, Flyers columnist Jake Pavorsky, Flyers opinion/commentary blogger...
With the Stanley Cup handed over to the Chicago Blackhawks, the clock was ticking on buy-out clauses taking effect. Danny Briere was the first of the Flyers choices. There was one other name that was a possibility.
Everyone knew it was more than a consideration. It was, in fact, a very realistic option. But hardly anybody truly expected it to go down in this fashion, especially...
A few random notes for you folks this Tuesday evening...
The Flyers opened up cap room by buying out Briere and Brzygalov. If you're a Flyers fan, that's the good news. The bad? They now have no goaltender.
Rumors are swirling that the Flyers could be interested in Roberto Luongo. Philly management is just insane enough for this move to make sense. They...
Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has announced on the team's official website that the Flyers will buyout the contract of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
"I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buyout of his contract," Holmgren said. "This was a very difficult business decision to make for us and we want to thank Ilya...
The Philadelphia Flyers are buying out the remainder of goalie Ilya Bryzgalov's contract, saving the team nearly $6 million under the salary cap for each of the next seven years.
Bryzgalov was two seasons into a $51 million, nine-year contract he signed in 2011. General manager Paul Holmgren announced the move Tuesday. Last week, the Flyers exercised the first of their two compliance...
via Anthony SanFillippo of the Flyers website,
A day after the Flyers announced that they are buying out the remaining seven years of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov's contract, Chairman Ed Snider gave a brief statement about the Flyers uses of the amnesty exception.
"I fully support Paul Holmgren in his decision to use our final compliance buyout for Ilya Bryzgalov...
The Flyers surprised no one Tuesday with a roster move that just about everybody saw coming.
Philadelphia has wasted no time using its compliance buyouts, and the club announced Tuesday that it has bought out the contract of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. This is the second of two compliance buyouts for the Flyers, the first of which was used on forward Daniel Briere.
“I met with Ilya...
NHLTags: Ilya BryzgalovRay EmeryThe Philadelphia Flyers announced Tuesday afternoon that the remaining seven years on goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov’s contract will be bought out.
The official statement from general manager Paul Holmgren:
I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buyout of his...
The Flyers bought out Ilya Bryzgalov's contract today and he didn't want to talk about it. So Randy Miller, Flyers beat writer for the South Jersey Courier-Post, tweeted mean nasty things about him.... Full story at Bob's Blitz ~ http://www.bobsblitz.com
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It is a day of celebration in the City of Brotherly Love. Sure, the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup Champions and for the 38th consecutive year there will not be an orange and black parade down Broad Street. But the Philadelphia Flyers have given their fans a reason to smile, announcing the organization’s intentions to [...]
Everyone has been waiting for this moment since the season ended: buying out Ilya Bryzgalov.
One of the things Flyers management has been saying since April was that the back=and-forth argument on Bryzgalov was just that - back and forth.
Some in the organization wanted him retained. Afterall, this was club chairman Ed Snider's goalie, and you can't blame what happened...
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By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie)
Our story begins with an overreaction.
Not the overreaction that would occur on June 23, 2011, when the Philadelphia Flyers would sign goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine year, $51 million contract to be their new starting goaltender. No, this overreaction would occur over two months earlier on April...
Flyers Cap Space and Luongo As soon as the Flyers file compliance buyout paperwork today to eliminate the contracts of Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov from their salary cap figure, the club can officially announce the signing of Mark Streit. At that point, the team will have $4,181,478 of open cap space. This does not include the team's ability to use an in-season long-term...