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Philadelphia Flyers GM Palu Holmgren kicked off a day’s worth of conference calls from the Flyers, Nashville Predators and Shea Weber, and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Sam Carchidi kicks things off with a Cliff’s Notes version of Holmgren’s presser:
In a conference call with reporters a few minutes ago, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said he probably won’t pursue another RFA this summer, added he was close to resigning Jakub Voracek, and claimed his pursuit of Shea Weber was only because of his stature - and not because he is unhappy with his defense.
“We have to move forward,” he said.
Holmgren also hinted that the Bobby Ryan talks are not dead.
The GM said Shane Doan wants to remain in Phoenix, but that if he has a change of heart, the Flyers have interest.
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There was not much of note said during Paul Holmgren's press conference yesterday. The Flyers general manager reiterated that he is happy with his team (a line he uses at every one of these press conferences whether a major roster move is forthcoming or not).
Holmgren stated the obvious in saying that the club took its best shot at landing a true franchise defenseman with...
Listen to general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, Paul Holmgren, on a conference call discussing not signing Nashville Predators' defenseman, Shea Weber.The picture quality isn't great, and I apologize.
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via TSN, The Philadelphia Flyers have locked up one of their own restricted free agents, signing forward Jakub Voracek to a four-year, $17 million contract.
The deal was first reported by Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia.
Voracek, 22, scored 18 goals and 49 points in 78 games with the Flyers last season.
Voracek was drafted by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 1st round (seventh...
The Flyers signed forward Jakub Voracek to a multi-year contract extension on Thursday.
Voracek came to Philadelphia last season in the deal that sent forward Jeff Carter to Columbus and had a big debut season in the Eastern Conference. He had 18 goals and 49 points in 78 regular-season games last season, and finished third on the Flyers in postseason scoring with 10 points.
from Frank Seravalli of the Philadelphia Daily News, This summer, Holmgren’s message has been consistent and stern with his young players. They’ve held off shipping any of them to other markets thus far — including deals for Rick Nash and Bobby Ryan.
That’s why it needs to continue to remain consistent in the remaining weeks of the summer, to avoid overcompensating to fill...
Welcome to Julylights, a month long series taking the top plays of the '11-'12 season and giving them to you one a day, every day of the month of July. Thanks to a breakout year for the Philadelphia Flyers, and a little publicity in the 24/7 series, Claude Giroux has burst onto the hockey scene. He has become one of the league's top offensive forces, scoring highlight...
It was announced by the team this morning that the Flyers have signed RFA Jake Voracek to a 4 year, $17 million contract.
Voracek will have an annual cap hit of $4.25 million and expects to see some significant time on the top line with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell next season.
This was the right move by the team, and one they had to make after missing out on several free agents...
In yesterday's Shea Weber offer sheet post mortem press conference, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren said it was only a matter of time until the club got a deal done with Jakub Voracek.
It turns out that it may have been just a matter of hours. Late last night, the Czech media got wind of a 4 year, $17 million agreement between the Flyers and Voracek. This report is still...
from the Flyers website, Q: Because of the way the offer sheet to Shea Weber was front-loaded, did you expect Nashville to match it?
“No, it was structured where we were hopeful that they wouldn’t match it. But, obviously they did and as I said yesterday we wish Shea and the Predators all the best. We tried to add, in our minds, one of the best defenseman in the game to a good...
The Flyers have a problem, and not even throwing $110 million at the issue was able to solve it. Philadelphia has the nucleus of a good team, particularly with a young and talented corps of forwards to build around for years to come. The Flyers even have some enviable depth on defense, with no less than 11 blueliners who have a legitimate chance to crack the lineup and see NHL time...
The Philadelphia Flyers have taken many swings that have all resulted in misses in landing some of the marquee free agents this offseason, with Shea Weber being just the latest. The Flyers were a bit taken back when the Nashville Predators matched the 14 year/$110 million offer sheet that the Flyers gave to Weber last week.
And with the aftermath of missing out on yet...
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With the departure of Jaromir Jagr in free agency and the trade of James van Riemsdyk, the restricted free agent status of Jakub Voracek placed the Flyers’ forward corps in question.
But concerns regarding Voracek were quelled this morning, as the Philadelphia Flyers locked up the 23-year old winger to a...
Shea Weber can thank the Philadelphia Flyers for one of the richest and longest contracts in the NHL.
The small-market Predators made the bold move Tuesday to match the staggering offer sheet made by a deep-pocketed Flyers organization to keep the two-time Norris Trophy-nominated defenseman in the franchise.
Shea it ain’t so, Philly. Weber is still a Predator.
Nashville dug deep...
Some serious numbers crunching keeps Weber in Nashville.