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By Todd Cordell (@ToddCordell)
The NHL off-season hasn’t officially begun, but don’t tell the Philadelphia Flyers that.
Rumors were rampantly swirling today regarding what Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has in store for his team this summer. From buying out Daniel Briere to a potential trade for Anaheim Ducks star Bobby Ryan, we heard it all.
But the biggest news of the day was when word came out that Holmgren told Ilya Bryzgalov’s agent, Ritchie Winter, that Bryzgalov will not be bought out. All along the notion was that the Flyers would use one of their two amnesty clauses on Bryzgalov. It was confirmed from the God of hockey news, Bob McKenzie, himself. Twice.
After the report from Josh Rimer claiming Bryzgalov wouldn’t be amnesty’d came out, I contacted Bryzgalov’s agent to confirm that it was true. Winter confirmed.
So that was that. All the drama had come to an end. Bryzgalov would be back in the black and orange and starting in goal for th...
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Ilya Bryzgalov skating out for the 2012 Winter Classic, which he did not start (Getty Images) Four years, $21 million. That is the contract that Paul Holmgren and the Philadelphia Flyers signed veteran defenseman Mark Streit to. However, the deal can not be made official yet. Why? Teams currently are complying with the 2012-13 season’s [...]
NHLTags: Bobby RyanIlya BryzgalovJonathan BernierPaul HolmgrenRich WinterDepending on who you believe, the Philadelphia Flyers will either be an exciting force to watch for the 2013-14 NHL season or a trainwreck waiting for the whistle to blow.
The rumors that typically circulate at this time of the year have begun gaining traction, as every...
NHLTags: Danny BriereIlya BryzgalovMark StreitDarren Dreger of TSN has reported that the Philadelphia Flyers and unrestricted free agent defenseman Mark Streit have agreed on terms for a new contract worth $21 million over four years.
That is not a typo.
The contract can not be made official because teams are not allowed to exceed the salary...
This stuff is mostly rumor-based, so as we say in Michigan, please take this stuff with a full 50-pound bag of road salt:
If we are to believe the rumor mill, the Philadelphia Flyers may end up buying out Daniel Briere but not Ilya Bryzgalov...
Rich Winter, Ilya Bryzgalov's agent has been informed by Paul Holmgren that Bryzgalov will NOT be bought out after Cup Final...
The Philadelphia Flyers are buying out the final two years of forward Danny Briere's contract.
General manager Paul Holmgren confirmed the move in a statement Thursday. Briere will become an unrestricted free agent as part of the Flyers' offseason shake-up of their high-priced roster.
The move will shave $6.5 million off their salary cap. Philadelphia had one of the NHL...
Defenseman Mark Streit is staying in Philadelphia
Less than a week after Streit was acquired by the Flyers in a trade with the New York Islanders, the 35-year-old defenseman agreed to a four-year $21 million contract, according to a person familiar with deal.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the Flyers had not announced the move on Tuesday, a day after Canada...
With the increasing likelihood that the Flyers will buy out Ilya Bryzgalov this summer rather than giving the relationship a third season, there has been much recent speculation on candidates to either compete with Steve Mason for the starting job or serve a backup goalie capable of handling a significant chunk of playing time if Mason falters or gets hurt. There are no current international...
Not even a week after acquiring his rights, the Philadelphia Flyers have reportedly signed veteran defenseman Mark Streit to a four-year contract, as per CBC.
Mark Streit is the latest addition to a Flyers blueline that has searched for answers since Chris Pronger left. Image Credit: Dan Nicholas
The Flyers have been desperate for blueline help after Chris Pronger’s (unofficially...
A person familiar with discussions confirms Danny Briere is set to become a free agent after the Philadelphia Flyers informed the veteran forward they intend to buy out the final two years of his contract.
The person spoke on the condition of anonymity Wednesday because the Flyers have not announced their decision. ESPN.com first reported Briere's pending buyout Tuesday evening...
Once again, the Anaheim Ducks are considering moving power forward Bobby Ryan in a blockbuster deal. And once again the Philadelphia Flyers are highly interested in acquiring the New Jersey native.CSN Philadelphia reports that the Flyers could offer steady young defenseman Braydon Coburn and the 11th overall pick in the coming NHL Draft for Ryan. That may be enough to get the deal...
The news of Mark Streit's impending four-year, $21 million deal with the Flyers did not come as a surprise after the team acquired his rights last week from the Islanders in exchange for a 2014 fourth-round Draft choice and minor league forward Shane Harper.
Streit got his unrestricted free agent market value in terms of the $5.25 million cap hit. Like it or...
Mark Streit was the captain of the New York Islanders from 2011-2013 (US Presswire) On Monday evening, TSN’s Darren Dreger reported that the Philadelphia Flyers have agreed to terms with defenseman Mark Streit. His rights were acquired from the New York Islanders on June 12. Streit is a 35 and over contract, so even if [...]
Hello Mark Streit. Au revoir Danny Briere.
One 35 year old player arrives in Philly while another 35 year old soon-to-be-will be departing soon.
Earlier Tuesday night, CSN Philly's Tim Panaccio confirmed ESPN's Pierre LeBrun's report that
the Philadelphia Flyers have indeed decided to buyout the centerman.
According to the report, Briere and Flyers GM Paul...
from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,
When Streit is officially signed, he will have a $5.25 million cap hit per season. That means the Flyers’ top six defensemen next year - Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn, Nick Grossmann, Braydon Coburn, Andrej Meszaros and Streit - will have a combined $26.85 million cap hit for 2013-14. That’s 41.8 percent of the team’s $64.3 million...
The pilot episode of TheHockeyGuys Weekly Podcast, co-hosted by myself (@HunterCrowther) and James Stephan (@J_Habs).
In today’s show, we cover:
Stanley Cup Finals
Changes in Edmonton
Coaching changes around the league
Flyers signing Mark Streit
2013 NHL Draft
Click here to listen to the first edition of the podcast.
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