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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 offseason unemployed after the Flyers bought out his contract, following his disappointing stint with the club. Bryzgalov garnered essentially no attention during the offseason from NHL teams, and TSN’s Darren Dreger is reporting that he will instead be taking his talents to the ECHL. 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 03, 2013 Filed under: Headlines, NESN Staff, NHL, Philadelphia Flyers

Ilya Bryzgalov Agrees To ECHL Tryout Contract With Las Vegas Wranglers

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,...

Ilya Bryzgalov joining ECHL Las Vegas on training camp tryout

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...

Rumor: Ilya Bryzgalov to sign with ECHL team in Vegas?

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 Right or...

Flyers loan 19-year-old Laughton back to junior

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...

Saving Steve Mason

“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...

Phantoms Announce Opening Night Roster

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...

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Method To The Madness and Goons

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) Getty Images Lot of folks scratched their heads when the Flyers waived Adam Hall...

Flyers Sign Veteran Defenseman Hal Gill

Per TSN’s Bob McKenzie and an official release from the team, the Flyers have signed veteran defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year, $700,000 contract. Gill was with the team during training camp and the preseason, and earned a contract through his professional tryout with the organization: PHI signs Hal Gill to 1 year deal with [...]

Flyers Sign Hal Gill To One-Year Deal

Photo courtesy of As expected, the Flyers have signed tryout defenseman Hal Gill to a one-year contract, rumored to be worth $700,000. NEWS ALERT: #Flyers have signed (D) Hal Gill. MORE HERE: — Philadelphia Flyers (@NHLFlyers) October 1, 2013 This move comes after defenseman Chris Pronger was placed on long-term injury reserve, freeing up almost...

Steve Mason Gets the Start Tonight

Per a post from the official Philadelphia Flyers Facebook page, the starting goaltender for tonight’s game will be Steve Mason. This year’s starting job will be awarded to the goaltender who wants it the most. Peter Laviolette is dangling the job to whoever will come and take it. The Flyers take on the Toronto Maple [...]

LISTEN LIVE 10/1: The Peter Laviolette Show on 97.5

With the season just one short day away, we figured we’d kick off hockey season the right way with a simulcast of the official Peter Laviolette Show on the best radio station in the city. 97.5 The Fanatic will be featuring a weekly show with Lavvy in addition to being the official home for all [...]

Laughton Sent to Oshawa

Photo courtesy of 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...

Preview: Philadelphia Flyers vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images   Toronto Maple Leafs (1-0-0) vs. Philadelphia Flyers (0-0-0) 7:30 PM – Wells Fargo Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania   Projected Line Combinations Philadelphia Flyers Scott Hartnell – Claude Giroux – Jakub Voracek Brayden Schenn – Vincent Lecavalier – Wayne Simmonds Maxime Talbot – Sean Couturier – Matt Read Jay Rosehill –...

Positives & Negatives

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...

Flyers drop opener

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) [...]
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