Grading the Flyers Free Agent Signings

View image | gettyimages.com Now that the free agency has somewhat cooled down, it’s time to grade and review the Flyers free agency signings. Of course, there are still some big(kind of) names left in the market, ready to be picked up, but they might stay available for a longer period of time. Most, actually all, were depth signings. Flyers signed three players to two-way...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers having a productive offseason

In the wake of the NHL Draft and free-agency frenzy on July 1st, major changes have taken place throughout the NHL. Whether you’re talking about a Stanley Cup contender scraping the salary cap ceiling or a bottom feeder team looking to reach the salary cap floor, just about every team in the NHL has made changes to their roster. Which brings us to the Philadelphia Flyers, a...
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July 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers GM Hextall: 'I'm not going to hold my breath' on free agent market

The Philadelphia Flyers were one of the teams who kept quiet on the first day of free agency, and Flyers GM Ron Hextall said he was perfectly happy with how uneventful the day was for his team."I don’t like going into free agency needing three or four bodies and you kind of end up blowing your brains out there," Hextall told the media. "We feel like we got a real good fit for our...
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July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers bolster Phantoms roster, sign 3 to two-way deals

  View image | gettyimages.com Following their signing of Michal Neuvirth on Wednesday afternoon, the Flyers signed three more players to two-way contracts. Tim Brent and Davis Drewiske have signed one-year deals, while Chris Conner inked a two-year deal with the organization. All three players are likely to spend their seasons with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. #Flyers...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers sign backup goaltender Neuvirth to multiyear deal

PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Flyers have signed goaltender Michal Neuvirth to a multiyear contract. Neuvirth replaces Ray Emery as Philadelphia's No. 2 goalie behind Steve Mason. Terms of Wednesday's deal were not announced. Neuvirth split last season with the Buffalo Sabres and the New York Islanders. He went 7-20-4 with a 2.98 GAA and .914 save percentage. Neuvirth was originally...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers ink backup netminder Michal Neuvirth for two-years (Puck Daddy)

Bye, bye, Ray Emery. Hello, Michal Neuvirth! The Philadelphia Flyers have themselves a new backup goaltender in the 27-year-old Neuvirth. As reported first by Pierre LeBrun of ESPN: Flyers have signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to two-year deal, $1.5 M in Year 1 and $1.75 million in Year 2 — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015 In Philadelphia, Neuvirth is in a purely...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers sign Michal Neuvirth

  View image | gettyimages.com  According to reports, the Flyers have signed free agent goalie Michal Neuvirth to a two year deal.     Flyers have signed goalie Michal Neuvirth to two-year deal, $1.5 M in Year 1 and $1.75 million in Year 2 — Pierre LeBrun (@Real_ESPNLeBrun) July 1, 2015 Neuvirth has a 2.73 GAA and .912 save percentage in 168 career NHL games...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight Top Shelf: All is Quiet For Now: 7/1/15

As free agency looms, starting at 12 P.M. ET, the collective hockey world will be avoiding work at all costs, flipping through Twitter and hoping their team can make a splash. For Islander fans, the mood will be more relaxed. This is not to say they won’t be avoiding work to hear news from around the NHL, but, for the first time in years, fans aren’t crossing their fingers that...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Still Searching For Answers

Tonight’s Recap Another home game, another loss as the New York Islanders continue to search for answers to their late season swoon. In a game they never really were in from the outset, the Isles dropped a 3-2 decision to the Anaheim Ducks, who clinched a playoff spot in the process. The first period saw the Islanders come out with an opening twenty minutes that can only be described...
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March 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: The Last Stand Edition – 03|24|15

The final Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum home stand is now upon you. These next four games are the last of its kind for the Uniondale arena, home to four Stanley Cup championships and countless memories that only four decades of hockey can engender. It’s safe to say that what matters most for this team is a playoff berth rather than concerning itself with a rival’s placement...
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March 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Neuvirth’s Ability to Spell Halak Will Be Key to Islanders’ Success

Jack Capuano’s management of the New York Islanders’ two goaltenders, Jaroslav Halak and Michal Neuvirth, over these last nine games will be critical in determining the Isles’ playoff position and ultimately their overall playoff success. Halak, of course, is the starter. His 3-0 shutout of the New Jersey Devils last Tuesday has Isles fans dreaming of more playing time for...
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March 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|18|15

Despite outshooting the Blackhawks by a decent margin, the Islanders fell well short in Chicago, losing their fourth consecutive game. The Isles gave up four goals in the game, two of which were scored by Jonathan Toews, with the other two being scored by Marian Hossa. Michal Neuvirth was not horrible in net, as he did make several big saves early in the game, but the goals he let...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders’ Offensive Woes Continue in Chicago

Tonight’s Recap For the first time all season the Islanders losing streak has reached four games after getting blown out by the Chicago Blackhawks in the United Center 4-1. Starting goaltender Jaroslav Halak did not make the trip to Chicago and the team recalled Kevin Poulin on an emergency basis from Bridgeport. Michal Neuvirth made his fourth start for the Islanders but has...
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March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Pay the Price Against Canadiens

Tonight’s Recap The Islanders took the ice against the Montreal Canadiens at the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum tonight. Both teams came into the game with over 90 points and competing for the top of their respective divisions, however they both were also coming off losses to the Ottawa Senators in their previous outings and have been struggling so far in March. The first...
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March 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Tavares OT Winner Lifts Islanders Over Leafs

Tonight’s Recap The Islanders took the ice against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Air Canada Centre tonight. Goalie Michal Neuvirth came in to the game hoping for better results in his second start with the Islanders after taking a shootout loss against the Panthers last time out. Trade deadline acquisition forward Tyler Kennedy was penciled in by Jack Capuano earlier in the day...
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March 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Fall Flat In Florida; Lose 4-3 In Shootout

Tonight’s Recap You cannot win every game, but there are some games that you should win because you are clearly the better team. This was one of them, and it didn’t happen. The Islanders fell to the Panthers 4-3 in the shootout on Saturday night in Sunrise. This may have been a road game, but you wouldn’t know it from the crowd. The Panthers aren’t exactly known for their...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Huberdeau's shootout goal the difference as Panthers edge Islanders

  Jonathan Huberdeau scored the deciding shootout goal to lift the Florida Panthers over the New York Islanders 4-3 on Saturday night. Huberdeau beat Michal Neuvirth in the first round of the tiebreaker on the stick side. Huberdeau also scored in regulation, and Nick Bjugstad and Erik Gudbranson added goals for the Panthers. Dan Ellis stopped 25 shots in his second start since being...
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March 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders: Triantaphilisms — 10 Things I Think I Think 3/6/15

With the conclusion of a very busy trade deadline, the National Hockey League has officially entered the final stretch of the 2014-15 regular season. For the New York Islanders, this last set of games is not about evaluating talent (finally), but holding on atop the Metropolitan Division, and trying to secure home-ice advantage for the playoffs. In my opinion, the Islanders will...
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March 06, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Islanders Add Necessary Insurance Between the Pipes

Newly acquired goaltender Michal Neuvirth warms up for the New York Islanders. Photo Courtesy of ESPN Garth Snow, the general manager of the New York Islanders (41-21-3, 85 points) may not have been in a frenzy at this year’s NHL trade deadline but he didn’t stand idly by either. The GM on Long Island made one move in particular that won’t be as heralded as some others but...
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March 04, 2015  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres’ deadline moves keep rebuild in focus

Tim Murray made it very clear after trading Drew Stafford, Tyler Myers and Jhonas Enroth almost three weeks ago that more players on the Buffalo Sabres trade deadline radar would have a similar fate. On Monday, Murray continued the trend by trading away unrestricted free agents Chris Stewart, Torrey Mitchell and Michal Neuvirth, as well […] The post Buffalo Sabres’ deadline moves...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders Insight’s Top Shelf: 3|3|15

The trade deadline left an impact around the NHL, and the Islanders made their own splash, acquiring Michal Neuvirth and Tyler Kennedy. The team also sent Cory Conacher to Vancouver, and shipped G David Leggio to Arizona. While trades are important, New York as a team needs to focus on tonight’s game against the Dallas Stars. The Isles are in a tight race for the division title...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Sabres deadline day recap by @lukewachob

PHILADELPHIA, PA – JUNE 28: Tim Murray, General Manager of the Buffalo Sabres, speaks on the phone on Day Two of the 2014 NHL Draft at the Wells Fargo Center on June 28, 2014 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) You spent the whole season afraid of the Edmonton Oilers. You forgot that the original architect of our tank job is now part of another...
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March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Islanders get goalie Neuvirth in trade from Sabres

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The New York Islanders have acquired goalie Michal Neuvirth from the Buffalo Sabres for goaltender Chad Johnson and a 2016 third-round pick. The Sabres have now traded two goalies this season after sending Jhonas Enroth to Dallas last month. Buffalo also traded forward Matt Flynn to Montreal for a 2016 fifth-round pick Monday as they continue to rebuild through...
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March 02, 2015  |  Discuss

NHL fines Sabres goalie Neuvirth for diving vs Predators

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) The NHL has fined Buffalo Sabres goalie Michal Neuvirth $2,000 for diving and embellishment after drawing a penalty in a game against the Nashville Predators last weekend. The disciplinary action announced on Wednesday was a second offense for Neuvirth. The first offense merited a warning, and occurred during a game against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Nov. 15....
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February 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Three takeaways from the Blue Jackets 4-2 loss to the Sabres

One: They came out for the first few minutes and played with purpose. After that, they seemed to slow a touch and got lackadaisical with their passing. The league-worst Sabres took advantage and dropped two goals on them. The Blue Jackets were too loosey-goosey with their play in the first frame. Two: Despite the Blue Jackets getting two goals back in the second stanza (Calvert,...
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February 24, 2015  |  Discuss
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