Found April 03, 2013 on Kukla's Korner:
from Nicholas J. Cotsonika of Yahoo, Loser: Philadelphia Flyers The Flyers traded Sergei Bobrovsky to Columbus last season – and now Bobrovsky is playing so well, he is a candidate for the Vezina Trophy as the NHL’s best goaltender. One theory: Bobrovsky is playing without the kind of pressure there is in Philadelphia. So now the Flyers have acquired a goaltender from the Blue Jackets, but it isn’t Bobrovsky. It’s Steve Mason, who has struggled with his confidence and performance since winning the Calder Trophy as the NHL’s rookie of the year in 2009. Is he going to recapture his form in Philly, of all places? The Flyers might want to buy out Ilya Bryzgalov, and they might not have wanted to pay the price for Ben Bishop. But it will be incredible if Mason becomes the answer to their chronic goaltending woes. Winner: Minnesota Wild This is the next step in the Wild’s evolution as an organization. First, the Wild drafted well and built a base of assets. Then the Wild ...

Flyers Trade for Mason, Add Hall on Deadline Day

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers News NHLTags: Adam HallColumbus Blue Jacketseric wellwoodMichael LeightonRuslan FedotenkoSteve MasonThe NHL trade deadline passed at 3:00 p.m. today. The Philadelphia Flyers, expected to be sellers, turned out to be buyers when all was said and done. First move: Picked up forward Adam Hall on waivers My Thoughts: Hall, 32, is an NHL veteran with...

Philadelphia Flyers Postgame Notes – April 4, 2013

Philadelphia Flyers Postgame Notes – April 4, 2013 Flyers 5, Toronto 3 at Air Canada Centre Jay Rosehill scored his third career NHL goal and first since February 8, 2011. Rosehill and Adam Hall both made their Flyers debut, while Steve Mason dressed as a Flyer for the first time. Luke Schenn had an empty-net [...]

Blue Jackets sign C Letestu to contract extension

Columbus Blue Jackets center Mark Letestu has signed a two-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season. The 28-year-old Letestu has 20 goals and 24 assists for 44 points in 85 games since joining the Blue Jackets in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins in November 2011. This season, he has nine goals and 11 assists for 20 points. He ranks second on the club in all three...

Improbable Streak Continues as Flyers Win Fourth Straight

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers News NHLTags: Jake VoracekJay RosehillKimmo TimonenLuke SchennSean CouturierToronto MapleleafsThe Philadelphia Flyers’ roster is currently absent defensemen Chris Pronger, Nicklas Grossmann, Braydon Coburn, Andrej Meszaros, Marc-Andre Bourdon and Matt Walker. You can now add Kimmo Timonen to that list, as he did not return to the ice after...

Flyers Moves: Harry Z Out, Steve Mason In

In an effort to close up the gap between they and the 8th place Islanders, the Flyers made two trades. The first trade sent LW Harry Zolnierczyk to the Anaheim Ducks for minor league LW Jay Rosehill. No major improvements on either side, as it essentially swaps two depth guys. The second trade comes with a bit more aftershock, as Michael Leighton and a 2015 third round pick were...

Columbus Blue Jackets bet big on Marian Gaborik

Marian Gaborik is the new face of the Columbus Blue Jackets.This development was the NHL’s deadline day blockbuster. The new John Davidson/Jarmo Kekalainen management team rescued the well-traveled, oft-injured winger from the wrath of New York Rangers coach John Tortorella.“When a player of his became available, we were quite excited about it,” Kekalainen told the Columbus...

Glen Miller: Could Columbus Be Buyers at the Deadline?

Recently the Columbus Blue Jackets have suggested they may be willing to part with one of their three first-round draft choices this June in a deal to acquire a scoring forward so long as that player was not a "rental." By rental of course we mean a player not in his last season before he becomes an UFA. This idea comes as a surprise in some ways since Columbus GM Jarmo...

Blue Jackets beat Predators 3-1 in Gaborik's debut

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Marian Gaborik scored the go-ahead goal at 4:16 of the third period and added an assist in his debut Thursday night with Columbus, helping the Blue Jackets beat the Predators 3-1 for a rare win in Nashville. The Blue Jackets won for just the seventh time in Nashville and the second time this season in this series between Central Division rivals. Matt Calvert...

Flyers Grab Two Huge Points

With the Philadelphia Flyers still trying to squeeze into the postseason, the Flyers welcomed the Montreal Canadiens to town.  Montreal is the second best team in the Eastern Conference behind only the Pittsburgh Penguins. The play started early with Montreal controlling the play. The puck movement throughout the entire first period was exceptional. Just more [...]

Nashville dropped by Columbus 3-1, margin for error now slimmer than ever

Photo Credit: AP Photo/Mark Humphrey It’s been nearly seven years to the day since Columbus last left Nashville with a regulation win. That wait is over for the Blue Jackets and it comes on their last trip to the Music City as a member of the Central Division. Newly-acquired Marian Gaborik had a goal and an assist and goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky stopped 38 shots as the Columbus...

Breaking: Rangers send Marian Gaborik to Columbus

Deadline day was a snoozefest until after 2:00, when all hell broke loose.  Multiple reports indicate that the Rangers have agreed to send Marian Gaborik to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for C Derick Brassard, RW Derek Dorsett, D John Moore and a sixth-round pick. Gaborik has agreed to waive his no-trade clause to complete the deal. Brassard, 25, has seven goals and 11 assists...

Blue Jackets Mean Business, Land Marian Gaborik

Photo courtesy of By Tim Lucarelli (@tlucarelli) A few days before the trade deadline, the consensus was that most of the big fish had already been moved – Jay Bouwmeester, Ryane Clowe, Jaromir Jagr, Derek Roy, Jarome Iginla, and Brenden Morrow. But Columbus GM Jarmo Kekalainen – who had been relatively quiet since being named GM on February 13th – was ready...

Columbus Blue Jackets @ Predators (Game 38): Preview

The Nashville Predators take on a revamped Columbus Blue Jackets club for the final time at Bridgestone Arena. Nashville has a record 15-14-8 with 38 points and ranked 9th in the Western Conference. Columbus is ranked 11th in the Western Conference with 37 points and a record of 15-14-7. Puck drops at 7:07pm CT/8:07pm ET. TV/Radio Coverage Nashville: Fox Sports Tennessee...
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