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Flyers sign Provorov to entry-level contract

  View image | gettyimages.com One of the Flyers first-round draft picks has officially been signed. The Flyers and defenseman Ivan Provorov agreed to a three-year entry-level contract on Friday. The deal is the maximum at entry level, worth $925,000 per year with bonuses. Provorov, the seventh overall pick at last weekend's draft, is on the roster for Flyers development...
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What does magician Hextall have up his sleeve next?

  In just a little more than four months, Flyers GM Ron Hextall has gone from your average, ordinary general manager to a magician at work.   He traded 40-year-old veteran Kimmo Timonen, who had not played all season and had two months left in his playing career, for Chicago’s second-round pick. He turned Braydon Coburn into a first-round pick, a third-round pick and Radko...
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PODCAST: Flyers Draft/Free Agency Recap – Hextall’s Heist

Dan and Dave are giving the Eagles a break because it’s time to start paying attention to what Ron Hextall is building next door at the Wachovia Center.  Hextall was a busy man at the NHL draft, taking 10 total players while clearing some cap space in a fantastic trade.  So this week, we’ll breakdown the Flyers draft […] The post PODCAST: Flyers Draft/Free Agency Recap...
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Free Agency Day 2: Flyers add goalie; development schedule, roster released

  View image | gettyimages.com Day 2 of free agency came and went with little fanfare. The Flyers added one player who will spend most of the season in the AHL as a depth signing. What headlined today's news was the team's announcement of the development camp roster and schedule. Here are the details. The Flyers signed goalie Jason LaBarbera to a two-way deal. The 35...
Via Flyerdelphia
2 days ago  |  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...
Via Fox Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Hextall's Defense Plan: Build from Within

Over the course of the Philadelphia Flyers' franchise history, most of the best defensemen the team has ever had have been players acquired from outside the organization: Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Mark Howe leads the list, followed by the likes of Eric Desjardins, Kimmo Timonen and for all-too-brief periods of time Bob "the Count" Dailey and Chris Pronger before the two suffered...
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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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3 days ago  |  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...
Via Philly Sports Live
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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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Flyers Looking to Trade Vincent Lecavalier

View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Flyers have been quiet so far today on the first day of free agency.  The Flyers are usually active participants in free agent sweepstakes, but they are pretty cap locked at the moment. Today, Flyers GM Ron Hextall is looking to move contracts.  The main subject in Hextall’s trade discussions is Vincent Lecavalier.  Last year...
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Hextall’s offseason plan in full swing after Draft

Upon the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Flyers GM Ron Hextall had a checklist of items. Find a new head coach to take his visions and blueprints of the roster and make them work on the ice. Check. Dave Hakstol makes the jump from the NCAA to the NHL in 2015-16. Acquire a stud defenseman. Check. Ivan Provorov will be here soon enough, if not on opening night this season. He...
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Flyers re-sign Ryan White

The Flyers signed Ryan White for one more year. (Photo Courtesy of Kate Frese) On the eve of the NHL's free agency period, the Flyers locked up another of their pending free agents by signing Ryan White to a one-year deal. The move comes the same day as the team's decision to not buy out Sam Gagner and Vinny Lecavalier, and one day after re-signing another UFA in Chris VandeVelde...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes-06/30/15: Gagner not bought out, Rinaldo traded and more

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage. Flyers keep Gagner   #Flyers have informed Sam Gagner they will keep him. Didn’t waive him and not looking to trade him. — Dave Isaac (@davegisaac) June 30, 2015 The noon deadline to waive Sam Gagner has come and gone and he is still a member of the Philadelphia Flyers. He...
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Happy Times: The Philadelphia Flyers’ 2015 NHL Draft 1st Round Breakdown

View image | gettyimages.com If you’ve been following the NHL for some time, you’d know that this was one of the most anticipated drafts in the recent history. With ”generational talents” as Connor McDavid and Jack Eichel taking the first two spots in this years NHL Entry Draft, the rest was up for grabs. Many experts were saying that the player crop this year was quite...
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Flyers to not exercise buyout on Sam Gagner

  View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Flyers have opted to retain Sam Gagner for the time being, as he was not placed on buyout waivers prior to today's 12 p.m. deadline. Gagner, who will turn 26 later this offseason, was acquired from Arizona on Saturday for Nick Grossmann and Chris Pronger's contract. In 81 games with the Coyotes last season -- his only season...
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Flyers to enshrine Brind'Amour, Watson into Hall of Fame

  View image | gettyimages.com Rod Brind'Amour and Jimmy Watson will become the latest inductees into the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame, the team announced Tuesday. Watson will join his brother Joe (who was enshrined in 1996) in the team's Hall, and the two will subsequently become the first brothers enshrined in the the Flyers Hall of Fame. A 39th-overall draft pick...
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Bruins acquire Zac Rinaldo from Flyers

Photo via Kim Klement, USA Today SportsThe Boston Bruins traded a 2017 3rd round pick to the Philadelphia Flyers for forward Zac Rinaldo on Monday.The Bruins hope that the twenty-five year old enforcer will help bring some energy on the fourth line, and add some toughness to a team which has just lost a lot of it with the trading of Milan Lucic. Rinaldo has nowhere near the skill...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers re-sign Chris VandeVelde to multi-year deal

Two players on the 2014-15 Flyers roster were shipped out in the last 48 hours, including one on Monday afternoon in Zac Rinaldo. On the other end of the spectrum, one player's place on the Flyers was solidified. Forward Chris VandeVelde will return to the Flyers after signing a multi-year deal, the team announced Monday evening. It is a two-year deal worth $1.425 million. VandeVelde...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins Acquire Zac Rinaldo From Flyers For 2017 Draft Pick

Zac Rinaldo was acquired by the Bruins on Monday for a third-round draft pick. The 25-year-old forward has already had his fair-share of suspensions for questionable hits. 
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Bruins Trade 2017 3rd-Round Pick To Flyers, Acquire Forward Zac Rinaldo

The Boston Bruins made another trade Monday, acquiring forward Zac Rinaldo from the Philadelphia Flyers for a 2017 third-round pick. Rinaldo, a 25-year-old center, has 24 points and 572 PIMs in 223 career NHL games, all with the Flyers. He tallied six points (one goal, five assists) in 58 games for Philadelphia last season. Rinaldo was originally a sixth-round draft pick by Philly...
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Flyers deal Zac Rinaldo to the Boston Bruins

  View image | gettyimages.com Flyers general manager Ron Hextall continued his rebuild of the Philadelphia Flyers with another deal.  Zac Rinaldo, a member of the Flyers since being drafted by the team in 2008, has been traded to the Boston Bruins.  The Flyers will receive a third round draft pick in return. The Flyers broke the news themselves: BREAKING: The #Flyers...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes send Gagner to Flyers for package including Pronger's contract

  The Arizona Coyotes traded forward Sam Gagner and a draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday for defenseman Nicklas Grossmann and the contract of defenseman Chris Pronger. The draft pick will be a conditional fourth-round pick in 2016 or a third-rounder in 2017. Gagner had 15 goals and 26 assists in 81 games after being traded to Arizona from Tampa Bay before last season...
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The Arizona Coyotes have acquired Chris Pronger’s contract

The Phoenix Coyotes need to reach the cap floor, so they’ve come up with a creative way to do so. Today, they’ve traded Sam Gagner and a conditional draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Nicklas Grossman and the contract of Chris Pronger – and no, that last bit is not a typo. Pronger currently works for the NHL, but he hasn’t technically retired, as he...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Coyotes acquire Chris Pronger's contract

The Phoenix Coyotes need to reach the cap floor, so they’ve come up with a creative way to do so. Today, they’ve traded Sam Gagner and a conditional draft pick to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Nicklas Grossman and the contract of Chris Pronger – and no, that last bit is not a typo. Pronger currently works for the NHL, but he hasn’t technically retired, as he’s...
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Flyers acquire Sam Gagner, pick for Grossmann

The Draft may have ended, but Ron Hextall was far from finished on Saturday. He made seven picks in Day 2 of the Draft, hired a goalie coach and now, he has made a trade. The Flyers traded defenseman Nick Grossmann to the Arizona Coyotes for forward Sam Gagner and a future draft pick - either the Coyotes 2016 fourth-round pick or 2017 third-round pick. Also included in the...
Via Flyerdelphia
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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