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  1. Moving Voracek Around the Lineup Nothing to Be Le-Cavalier About

    Jul 8, 2013, 1:01 PM EDT

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    When you think of things that worked for the Flyers on the ice last season, pairing Claude Giroux and Jakub Voracek together on the top line should be right at the top of the list. Voracek helped jump start Giroux’s campaign when the captain got off to a slow start, while G helped his right…

  2. Motivated Danny Briere Lands in Montreal

    Jul 5, 2013, 3:12 PM EDT

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    Danny Briere calls Philadelphia home. He just hopes to be a thorn in the sides of its hockey fans for a couple more years. It was no secret Briere wanted to stay in the Eastern Conference, preferably as close to his three as possible. With the Montreal Canadiens reportedly being one of the teams to…

  3. Claude Giroux’s Cap Hit to Become Fifth-Largest in the NHL

    Jul 5, 2013, 2:20 PM EDT

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    We’re playing a little bit of catch-up here today, because while we were out celebrating the Fourth of July on Thursday, the Flyers were taking care of business with their franchise player. The big news from over the holiday was Claude Giroux agreeing to an eight-year extension worth $66.2 million, with a full no-movement clause…

  4. Goaltender Ray Emery Returning to Philadelphia on a One-Year Deal

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:21 PM EDT

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    The busy Flyers wasted no time in filling their huge void at goaltender. Tim Panaccio confirmed a report shortly after free agency began at noon on Friday that the Flyers have agreed to terms with Blackhawks netminder Ray Emery on a one-year contract. The deal is worth $1.65 million according to ESPN’s Pierre LeBrun. Emery…

  5. Quotable: Bob Feels for Bryz Because Philadelphia is a ‘Severe City’ for Goalies

    Jul 3, 2013, 12:08 PM EDT

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    There’s not a ton of context to these quotes that come courtesy of Russian hockey writer Igor Eronko on Twitter who spoke to former Flyer and best goalie in all the land, Sergei Bobrovsky, about Ilya Bryzgalov and his incredibly lucrative buyout, but they at least relay a bit of sympathy from one netminder to…

  6. Flyers to Sign Vincent Lecavalier for Five Years, $22.5 Million

    Jul 2, 2013, 7:55 PM EDT

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    The Flyers just fired the first shot in free agency, and the signing period doesn’t officially begin until Friday. TSN’s Darren Dreger reported Tuesday evening that the Orange & Black have come to terms with four-time All Star Vincent Lecavalier on a five-year deal worth $22.5 million, a cap hit of $4.5 million per season.…

  7. Is Vincent Lecavalier a Fit for the Flyers?

    Jul 1, 2013, 4:10 PM EDT

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    It goes without saying that Paul Holmgren was a busy man over the weekend, but the NHL Draft wasn’t the only business that required front office attention. The Flyers’ general manager acknowledged that he also met with free-agent-to-be Vincent Lecavalier on Saturday. The Tampa Bay Lightning used one of their two compliance buyouts on Lecavalier,…

  8. What They’re Saying: Flyers’ First-Round Pick Gets Bad Grades

    Jul 1, 2013, 1:33 PM EDT

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    Judging by the responses in our comments section, many Flyers fans were excited by the selection of 6’6” Sam Morin at No. 11 overall in the NHL Draft on Sunday. Yes, he is a bit of project, but the potential sounds like it’s out of this world. Others, predictably, were more concerned over where Morin…

  9. Philadelphia Will Host 2014 NHL Draft, Logo Includes Independence Hall

    Jul 1, 2013, 12:26 PM EDT

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    The Flyers faithful’s reaction to the team’s early moves at the NHL Draft over the weekend was mixed, but they certainly made their opinions known. Those crazy Flyers fans will have an even better chance to voice their opinions on the draft — and boo the crap out of Gary Bettman — in person next…

  10. Watch Flyers’ First-Round Pick Sam Morin Knock Dudes Out

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    The first thing you need to know about Sam Morin is this is one huge kid. He stands six-feet-six-inches tall, weighs 200 lbs., and his 18th birthday isn’t for another 11 days. He’s going to be a monster. He is a monster. The second thing you need to know about Sam Morin is he’s mean…

  11. Flyers Select Defenseman Sam Morin 11th Overall

    Jun 30, 2013, 5:13 PM EDT

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    There was a lot of talk that the Flyers could be among the movers and shakers at the NHL Draft on Sunday. Instead they wound up staying put at number 11, selecting 17-year-old defenseman Samuel Morin. Paul Holmgren admitted the Flyers would lean toward defense, but the specific choice came as something of a surprise.…

  12. Will the Flyers Trade Up, Make a Big Splash on Draft Day As Well?

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:25 PM EDT

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    Kudos to the 76ers for embracing a long-term vision at the NBA Draft on Thursday night. The rebuilding effort will be long and at times painful, but honestly it can’t be any worse than the long and frequently painful death march to mediocrity we’ve become accustomed to from Sixers basketball. It’s not often the Sixers…

  13. One Final Goodbye to Danny Briere

    Jun 27, 2013, 2:07 PM EDT

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    By rule, compliance buyouts are allowed to be filed 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals, which means Ilya Bryzgalov’s and Danny Briere’s walking papers are surely official by now. The two of them are no longer Flyers, and cannot re-sign with the club even though they become free agents along with…

  14. Broken Twigs: Paul Holmgren takes a bullet for Bryz and your FGSB mailbag questions

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:55 AM EDT

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    Broken Twigs is a weekly collection of Q&A, timely thoughts, and randomness from the Hockey Universe. If you want your Q’s A’d, slide an apple over to @flygoalscoredby or flyersgoalscoredby@gmail.com and we’ll tuck it firmly in the back of the net (we’ll answer it, that’s what that metaphor means, it means that if you send…

  15. Video: Philadelphia Flyers GM Paul Holmgren Just Has the Best Sense of Humor When It Comes to Bad Goaltending

    Jun 26, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

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    I’m not sure why I found this so damn amusing. Surely the absolute debacle of a goalie situation the Flyers have had over the years and Flyers GM Paul Holmgren’s involvement in it has something to do with my heartfelt chuckle. But Homer doesn’t even crack a smirk when CSN’s Michael Barkann attempts to make…

  16. With Bryzgalov Out of the Picture, What’s Next for Flyers in Net?

    Jun 26, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    The Flyers need a goaltender. I know that comes as shocking news at any given point in time – today especially – but it’s true. Ilya Bryzgalov is gone, much to the delight of many in Philadelphia. That leaves only Steve Mason on the current roster however, and little else within the organization – unless…

  17. Place Your Bets: 2014 Stanley Cup Odds Edition

    Jun 26, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    The gambling world wastes no time. Within hours of the Chicago Blackhawks winning the Stanley Cup on Monday, we had in our hands the betting odds for who will hoist sports’ greatest trophy in 2014. Based on these, it’s not looking very good for the Flyers already, and the offseason is barely even underway. The…

  18. Ilya Bryzgalov Issues Statement on His Exit from the Flyers

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:59 AM EDT

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    USA Today Images After hanging up on reporters on Tuesday, Ilya Bryzgalov issued this surprisingly pleasant statement on Wednesday… via CSNPhilly: “As my family and I move forward to meet the new challenges ahead, I could not leave Philadelphia without publicly thanking Mr. Snider for the faith he showed in me when he committed to…

  19. 5 Points You Shouldn’t Ignore about the Flyers’ Ilya Bryzgalov Debacle

    Jun 26, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    Two years and two days after signing Ilya Bryzgalov to a nine-year, $51 million deal, the Flyers on Tuesday admitted they made a mistake. Bryzgalov — defiant, moody and accusatory right up to the end — naturally blamed the media. There’s little arguing that getting rid of him wasn’t the right move — it was…

  20. Was Ilya Bryzgalov’s Contract the Worst Ever?

    Jun 25, 2013, 4:30 PM EDT

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    You think nine years at $51 million for Ilya Bryzgalov looked bad? How ‘bout two years, $16.5 million – plus another $23 million just to go away. As part of the largest buyout in NHL history, Bryzgalov will receive $1.63 mil per year over twice the length of his remaining contract, so 14 years. The…

  21. Flyers Buyout Ilya Bryzgalov’s Contract

    Jun 25, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

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    What a difference two years make. Two years ago the Flyers were excitedly introducing Ilya Bryzgalov to Philadelphia. Paul Holmgren touted Bryz as an upper-echelon goaltender. Ed Snider hoped this was the final piece. Two years later, on a Tuesday afternoon, the Flyers quietly announced Bryzgalov has played his final game in Orange & Black.…

  22. Ilya Bryzgalov Flies Off In Style, By Congratulating Philly Media, Hanging Up On Reporter

    Jun 25, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

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    His work in net never lived up to the hype. His words off the ice were often hilarious and wildly entertaining. With the Flyers buying out Ilya Bryzgalov’s contract today, all we’re left with are a few space quotes and memories of bears. At least he went out in style by hanging up on Philly…

  23. Are These Really the Top 10 Danny Briere Moments?

    Jun 21, 2013, 11:30 AM EDT

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    Some folks have been sharing their favorite Danny Briere Flyers memories in our comments section, and we thank you for that and encourage you to continue that discussion here if you like. Just promise us if you decide to make a list that a failed shootout attempt isn’t going to appear anywhere on it. Philly.com…

  24. Briere: Philadelphia Is Home

    Jun 20, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Tough day for Flyers fans. Amnestying Danny Briere’s contract is something that everybody saw coming, and frankly it had to be done. Yet he gave the franchise so many memorable moments during his six seasons in Orange & Black – 192 of his trademark fist pumps in regular season and playoffs combined to be exact…

  25. Official Statements on Danny Briere’s Buyout

    Jun 20, 2013, 2:17 PM EDT

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    They can’t make it official until two days after the Stanley Cup Finals, but the Flyers have confirmed they will use a compliance buyout on Danny Briere as anticipated. After six years in Orange & Black, Briere becomes a free agent on July 5. The buyout erases the final two years of Briere’s contract, and…