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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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.…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. Simon Gagne Wants to Remain a Flyer, Will Flyers Want Gagne?

    Jun 20, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

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    Sure, the Stanley Cup Finals between the Bruins and Blackhawks have been exciting, but the length of the series and these playoffs in general is playing hell on Flyers’ offseason right now. General manager Paul Holmgren is essentially paralyzed until he can officially exercise the buyout of Danny Briere’s contract, including when it comes to…

  11. Google Street View Is Mapping the Wells Fargo Center

    Jun 20, 2013, 11:25 AM EDT

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    There’s a decent chance that, at some point in your Internet-surfing life, you’ve probably pulled the little yellow peg man onto a Google map and taken a look at a 360-degree image of your street. How’d you like to do that with the Wells Fargo Center? A friend of ours inside the building gave us…

  12. Flyers Notes: Bobby Ryan Trade Rumor, Danny Briere a Goner, Bryz Next?

    Jun 19, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

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    It’s been a busy and frequently strange 24-plus hours around the Flyers to say the least. These are just a handful of the developments since the latest on Mark Streit and Jonathan Bernier. • Bobby Ryan to Philadelphia is starting to have that inevitable feel to it simply because the Cherry Hill native has been…

  13. Flyers ‘Frontrunners’ for G Jonathan Bernier, Kings Want Jake Voracek

    Jun 18, 2013, 4:00 PM EDT

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    Peter Laviolette set an NHL record by making seven in-game goaltender switches during the 2011 playoffs. Now it seems Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren is trying to one-up his head coach with a juggling act of his own. For a franchise that was determined to discontinue the merry-go-round in their own net, the front office…

  14. Are You Even a Fan, Bro?

    Jun 18, 2013, 11:52 AM EDT

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    Twigs crunch under the Timbos on my toes, and this is how it goes. Blindfolded, I’m following. Following forever. For years, for decades. And then, just when I start to think, when I really start to think about why I’m wearing a blindfold in the first place, and why I’m following someone that I didn’t…

  15. The Flyers and Their ‘Insane’ Mark Streit Deal Are Stuck in Limbo

    Jun 18, 2013, 8:30 AM EDT

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    Let me see if I’ve got this story straight. The Flyers have reportedly agreed in principle to a four-year contract worth $21 million with 35-year-old defenseman Mark Streit (more on that later, stay with me on this), a report which general manager Paul Holmgren denies. Holmgren’s denial could have something to do with the fact…

  16. Who’s to Blame for the Sergei Bobrovsky Debacle?

    Jun 17, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    You may have missed it, because the NHL for some reason thought it would be a good idea to announce their individual award winners over a weekend in June, but Sergei Bobrovsky did in fact take home this season’s Vezina Trophy. He beat out Antti Niemi. He eclipsed Henrik Lundqvist. Bobrovsky is the best goaltender…

  17. Panotch: Flyers Considering Buyout for Bryzgalov – Should They?

    Jun 14, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

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    There has been talk of using a compliance buyout on Ilya’s Bryzgalov since the term entered the NHL lexicon. According to Tim Panaccio’s sources, that option may be close to becoming a reality. According to a report filed by Panotch on Friday, the Flyers’ are indeed weighing whether or not to use the amnesty clause…

  18. Mark Streit Excited About Coming to Philly, ‘a great city’

    Jun 13, 2013, 2:55 PM EDT

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    We’ll reserve final judgment until he signs a contract, but the initial reaction here is trading for Mark Streit was a good move for the Flyers, at least in the short-term. The team gave up next to nothing to acquire Streit’s rights, and he immediately becomes the club’s best offensive defenseman the moment he steps…

  19. Flyers Trade for Rights to Islanders Defenseman Mark Streit

    Jun 12, 2013, 1:38 PM EDT

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    It appears the Flyers may have landed their veteran defenseman, and they didn’t have to give up Brayden Schenn or Sean Couturier to do it. The team announced on Wednesday that they have acquired the rights to New York Islanders captain Mark Streit in exchange for prospect Shane Harper and a fourth-round pick in 2014.…

  20. Ernie Els’ Caddie Played for the Flyers

    Jun 11, 2013, 12:45 PM EDT

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    Welcome back to the Philadelphia area, Dan Quinn. Everybody remembers Dan Quinn, right? The 13th overall pick by Calgary in the 1983 NHL Draft and journeyman center spent two separate seasons with the Flyers, playing 67 games for the Orange & Black in 1991-92, and another 35 during the 95-96 campaign. He wore numbers 10…

  21. Will the Flyers Trade Sean Couturier or Brayden Schenn for a Defenseman?

    Jun 10, 2013, 3:15 PM EDT

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    The NHL offseason sure is long when the Flyers don’t make the playoffs. It’s been more than seven weeks since the Orange & Black last skated, and we’ve still got roughly three to go until the draft or free agency arrives. Just imagine if there was no lockout and the regular season actually ended on…

  22. No More Excuses: Get Flyers-Penguins at Penn State Done

    Jun 6, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

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    Ever since the NHL held the first Winter Classic in 2008, Flyers fans have been imagining the day when the Bullies would meet the cross-state Pittsburgh Penguins in State College, PA for an outdoor game at Beaver Stadium. The rivalry is heated, the venue is obvious. All the league needs to do is slap it…

  23. Video: Here’s Jeremy Roenick Swimming in the Long Rough at Merion

    Jun 6, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    No, really. That’s former Flyer Jeremy Roenick swimming in the long rough at Merion, the site of the 2013 U.S. Open next week. It’s a jungle out there. You can watch the moving pictures below in an outtakes clip of Roenick’s memorable moments from a round he played with Villanova’s head basketball coach Jay Wright,…

  24. The 4 Recurring Problems of Peter Laviolette’s Flyers Tenure

    Jun 5, 2013, 10:01 AM EDT

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    The 2013 NHL season was about as frustrating as it gets for the Philadelphia Flyers, digging themselves an early hole that proved to be too big to climb out of in a shortened schedule. On top of that, the team was hit with a bevy of injuries, particularly on the blue line, and the roster…

  25. ‘Ilya Bryzgalov’s Why You Hefe To Be Mad Hefeweizen’ Is a Perfect Name for a Homebrew

    May 31, 2013, 1:54 PM EDT

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    It’s Friday afternoon, soon time to pick up your reward for a week well done: a few cold beverages. Well here’s a story to raise your glass to this weekend. Philly.com’s Justin Klugh has a cool feature on the site today about a local home brewer named Paul Lahm. What makes Lahm special is twofold.…

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