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Holmgren & Laviolette Did The Right Thing By Keeping Couturier Here

Imagine being 18-years-old and playing in the NHL. Most kids would dream of this, but Sean Couturier is living his dream.
The Flyers had until after his ninth game played to decide on whether to send him back to the juniors or to keep him up with the big club. Couturier helped […]

Close Up On A Flyer: Sean Couterier

Every week, I will be taking a look at one of the Flyer’s young prospects on the team or on the Adirondack Phantoms. First up, first-round draft pick Sean Couterier. The first-round pick used on the 6’4 center was acquired in the Jeff Carter trade with the Columbus Blue Jackets. His skill […]

Richards Trade Was Blessing in Disguise

“It’s just as environment in the dressing room where you can come and relax and play hockey and focus on putting the energy on the ice instead of wasting a lot off it.”
That was former Flyers captain Mike Richards speaking about his short tenure with the Los Angeles Kings. He was quoted by Sarah Baicker, […]

Flyers 2011 Preseason Watch: Matt Read

Matt Read will have a chance to silence the critics as he faces his first test in orange tonight when the Flyers make their preseason debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
During training camp, Read saw playing time on the left wing with Danny Briere and Jaromir Jagr. Despite being awe-stricken, the rookie didn’t have a […]

Can Hartnell and Carle Avoid Scapegoat Status this Season?

“I envy people who drink- at least they know what to blame everything on.” – Oscar Levant
With hockey season just around the corner, fans continue to speculate on what surprises the season will bring. For the Flyers, there are any number of questions.
Was Ilya Bryzgalov worth it? Does Jaromir Jagr have enough left in the […]

Flyers Extend JVR for Six More Years

The Flyers announced today that James Van Riemsdyk, who is entering the third year of his entry level contract this season, has agreed to a six-year, $25.5 million extension.
The cap hit amounts to $4.25 million per year. JVR will be an unrestricted free agent by the end of the contract.
I have mixed feelings about the […]

Flyers Extend Pro-Tryout Offer to Michael Nylander

The Flyers announced today that they have extended a pro-tryout offer to center Michael Nylander. Nylander will turn 39 in October and is coming off a spinal injury from last year.
According to Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly, general manager Paul Holmgren’s interest in Nylander is to see if he still has chemistry with offseason acquisition Jaromir […]

Flyers sign Jaromir Jagr (Updated)

“My heart is in Pittsburgh.”
“I still have a house there, I was too lazy to sell it!”
While paraphrased, these were the statements that Jaromir Jagr made to the media in the days leading up to free agency. Penguins general manager Ray Shero, coach Dan Bylsma, and owner Mario Lemieux wanted Jagr to retire a Penguin.
It […]

Should Versteeg Factor Into Flyers Long Term Plans?

It was reported a month ago (and mentioned here) that Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren spoke with Ville Leino prior to trading for Kris Versteeg. The gist is that acquiring Versteeg and his $3.083 million contract, which has one more year on it, would prevent the Flyers from extending Leino until the offseason.
Leino approved of […]

Carcillo Odd Man Out in Flyers 2011-12 Discussions

Last season, Flyer Dan Carcillo spent a considerable amount of time in the second half of the season skating on a line with Simon Gagne and captain Mike Richards. Potting 12 goals and 10 assists, there was some intrigue as to whether the 5′-11″ agitator could be more than just a fourth line role player […]



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