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By John Saquella (@jsaquella)
Lot of folks scratched their heads when the Flyers waived Adam Hall in order to get cap compliant by September 30th. Quite a few more were scratched today when the Flyers sent 2012 1st rounder Scott Laughton back to the OHL after having him sit in the press box on opening night.
I was one of them.
Now, after reading up and getting schooled in a CBA argument, there’s actually a pretty good explanation for most of it.
Using Tyler Altemose’s wonderful blog about fully exploiting the LTIR being a matter of timing, it’s a lot more clear-although some issues remain.
The Flyers had to be cap compliant by September 30th to get the full value of Chris Pronger’s LTIR exemption. But th...
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For Scott Laughton there won’t be a nine-game looksee after all – at least not now.
The Flyers decided Thursday to loan Laughton back to his junior team the Oshawa Generals of the OHL.
Laughton 19 made the team out of training camp for a second consecutive season but unlike last season when he played five games in the NHL before going back to juniors he was a healthy scratch...
Ilya Bryzgalov may be making his return to the ice, but it won’t be with an NHL team.
According to reports, the former Flyers goalie is close to signing a contract with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the East Coast Hockey League. The veteran netminder signed a nine-year, $51 million deal with the Flyers in 2011, but played only two seasons in Philadelphia. The 33-year-old spent the...
Since the Philadelphia Flyers used an amnesty buyout on goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov he's been unable to find a job anywhere to play goal or at least any job that he wanted. That's reportedly about to change.
According to TSN's Darren Dreger as well as Stephen Whyno of the Canadian Press Bryzgalov is on the verge of signing a contract with the Las Vegas Wranglers of the...
Ilya Bryzgalov agrees to go to ECHL Las Vegas Wrangers’ camp on tryout.
— Stephen Whyno (@SWhyno) October 3, 2013
The enigmatic Ilya Bryzgalov has decided to stay in North America, hoping to earn another shot in the NHL the hard way. The Russian netminder/existential thinker will attend training camp with the ECHL’s Las Vegas Wranglers.
After struggling mightily last year,...
“No, it never does. I mean, these people somehow delude themselves into thinking it might, but… but it might work for us.” – Dr. Tobias Funke I’ve noticed a curious thing throughout the preseason and start of the regular season: people are going out of their way to defend Steve Mason. What is it about Steve Mason that elicits this reaction? He has one excellent year under...
Not only is former Flyers goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov heading to the ECHL to play with the Las Vegas Wranglers he's doing so on a professional tryout.
It was shocking enough on Wednesday night when word surfaced that Bryzgalov was close to a deal with the Wranglers after failing all summer long to get a job elsewhere. But the fact that he's not going to Vegas on a guaranteed...
The Philadelphia Flyers’ AHL affiliate Adirondack Phantoms announced their opening night roster today, ahead of their first game this upcoming Saturday night versus the Hartford Wolf Pack. On the list of Phantoms include many players who saw time with the Flyers last year, including Jason Akeson, Tye McGinn, Bruno Gervais, Brandon Manning, Oliver Lauridsen and Matt Konan. Newcomers...
When the Philadelphia Flyers took on the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday one of the more surprising lineup moves was Flyers coach Peter Laviolette’s decision to put Jakub Voracek on the third line with Sean Couturier and Max Talbot.
Voracek excelled with Claude Giroux last season and the assumption was that duo would continue to play together in 2013-14. Laviolette partially...
This is something that needs to be filed under "too good to be true," so it probably is. Nevertheless, it is from Darren Dreger, so it has to be worth discussing, right?
Working on confirming or debunking, but, word in Philly is Bryzgalov is about to sign an East Coast Hockey League contract in Las Vegas.
— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 3, 2013
Here is your Philadelphia Flyers Gameday FAQ for Wednesday, October 5, 2013. When and where are the Flyers playing? The Philadelphia Flyers (0-1-0) play their second game of the season against the Montreal Canadiens (0-1-0). The teams are slated for a 7:00 pm start in the Bell Centre. How can I watch this game? This game will be shown on Comcast Sportsnet (CSN Philly) locally...
Photo courtesy of Philly.com In somewhat of a surprising move, the Flyers announced Thursday that they were sending 2012 first-round draft pick Scott Laughton back to the Oshawa Generals of the Ontario Hockey League. Laughton was a healthy scratch in last night’s season opener for the Flyers, with the team opting to go the tougher route with enforcer Jay Rosehill against a larger...
By Pat White (@patwhite9126)
Going into the lockout-shortened 2012-13 season, it was pretty easy to gauge what the Philadelphia Flyers had on defense.
And it really wasn’t a lot.
Head Coach Peter Laviolette trotted out 13 different defensemen throughout an injury-plagued season on the backline. Luke Schenn (47 games) and Kimmo Timonen (45 games) were the only two Flyers...
The Philadelphia Flyers can take a lot away from their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs last night. Before the game even started, the energy from the fans in the Wells Fargo Center was at the level you would expect any Philadelphia sports team’s home opener and then some. The city was glad to have the Bullies back on the ice after a shortened and playoff-less season last year...
Photo by Richard Wolowicz/Getty Images
Philadelphia Flyers (0-1-0) vs. Montreal Canadiens (0-1-0)
7:00 PM – Bell Centre, Montreal, Quebec
Projected Line Combinations
Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Brayden Schenn
Matt Read – Vincent Lecavalier – Wayne Simmonds
Maxime Talbot – Sean Couturier – Jakub Voracek
Jay Rosehill – Adam Hall – Zac Rinaldo...
Philadelphia Flyers vs Toronto Maple Leafs Wells Fargo Center, Game 1, Home Game 1 FINAL SCORE: Maple Leafs 3 | Flyers 1 SHOTS: Flyers 32 | Maple Leafs 25 The Orange Update Standout Stars 1) G Jonathan Bernier (31 Saves on 32 shots) 2) C Dave Bolland (2 G) 3) C Vincent Lecavalier (1 A) [...]