Found August 16, 2012 on
How bizarre is the NHL? And better yet, how bizarre is the Philadelphia Flyers franchise?
With the owners and players staring at each other across the table like Cobb and Saito, the Flyers decide to sign Wayne Simmonds to a 6-year, $24-million deal.
A couple of observations
Wayne Simmonds sucks balls. He's had maybe 7 good games his entire life.
Got to love the Flyers, though. They go all-in on Shea Weber, come up short, and decide to give Wayne Simmonds money.
We wouldn't give Wayne Simmonds money if he was our landlord.
People don't talk about Elton John that much anymore.
This contract comes at a time when all signings and player movement have come to a standstill with a possible lockout moving. To the eternal optimist, this could be some kind of sign of some good things to come.
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The Philadelphia Flyers’ extended Wayne Simmonds’ contract for 6 more years. Simmonds set career highs in goals and points in his first season with the team.
As the threat of an NHL lockout becomes more and more likely by the day, the Flyers locked up one of their more recent additions for quite a long time.
Wayne Simmonds came to Philadelphia as part of the Mike Richards trade...
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By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose)
Bob McKenzie of TSN announced Wednesday evening that right winger Wayne Simmonds has signed a six-year extension with the Flyers with an average cap hit of around $4 million per year. Specific financial terms of the agreement have yet to be confirmed.
Simmonds was traded by the Los Angeles Kings along with forward...
Well hell, as Ed Snider’s gonna ask for a quarter of a it back, per TSN:
The Philadelphia Flyers and forward Wayne Simmonds have agreed to a six-year contract extension.
The deal is believed to have an annual average value of around $4 million per season.
The 23-year-old scored a career-high 28 goals to go with 21 assists while playing in all 82 games in his first season with...
Last season for Daniel Briere was one that nobody saw coming. Having put up 68 points the previous season, the Flyers fans were looking forward to another successful year out of Briere.
Unfortunately, it was a rather slow season for the 34 year-old forward. He went from a 68 point season to a season in which he only scored 16 goals and had 33 assists.
At one point, Briere went 29...
In a year that saw many rookies called up to the Flyers to replace injured players, Eric Wellwood made the most of his opportunity.
Wellwood, 22, was drafted by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 6th round of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft. He signed an entry level contract in March of 2010, and has spent most of his career with the Adirondack Phantoms (AHL).
When James van Riemsdyk was...
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, Philadelphia Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds has agreed to a contract extension.
The extension is for 6 years, details to follow. Here is Bob's tweet:
Despite enduring a wretched summer, the Philadelphia Flyers manage to inconvenience the Rangers. On top of all their bad news the Flyers have had this off season came the recent announcement that veteran defenseman Andreas Lilja would miss at least the start of the next season, assuming it starts on time.
How does this affect the Rangers? Now, more than ever the Flyers will be looking...
When “The best jersey in all of pro sports is brought up”, nobody can agree. NFL.com’s The Uniform Monitor recently published his rankings of all 122 pro sports teams by uniforms, and our Flyers were #1. To be honest, this even surprised me. I expected teams like the Yankees, Blackhawks, and Raiders to be in the conversation,but the Flyers came out on top. The writer openly...