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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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.…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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,…

  16. 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…

  17. ‘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.…

  18. Video: Rangers Fire John Tortorella, So Enjoy His Best Media Meltdowns

    May 29, 2013, 4:35 PM EDT

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    Sad to see John Tortorella was fired from his post as head coach of the New York Rangers on Wednesday? No? You should be. He was an easy figure to dislike in the Flyers-Rags rivalry over these past five seasons. He’s gone now though, and all we have left are the memories of his dickishness.…

  19. Elsewhere: Justin Williams Scores Two, Kings Advance to Western Finals

    May 29, 2013, 10:00 AM EDT

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    As if this postseason couldn’t get any longer for Flyers fans, both Western Conference semis just had to go seven games, as terribly exciting as that truly is. And the Flyers West, aka the Los Angeles Kings, appear to be making another run at the Stanley Cup, with the assist once again going to former…

  20. Scary Photos: Jake Voracek Crashes Ferrari in Czech Republic

    May 22, 2013, 11:31 AM EDT

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    Scary news out of the Czech Republic this morning as Flyers winger Jake Voracek was reportedly in a car crash that left his Ferrari totalled. The photos of the crash and story were posted on the Sport.cz website. We believe the accident took place in or near his hometown of Kladno, Czech Republic. The good…

  21. Flyers Are Special When It Comes to Developing Defensemen

    May 16, 2013, 2:52 PM EDT

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    There is plenty of blame to go around this offseason for the Flyers missing the playoffs, but for much of the year defense was their biggest pitfall. The back end was prone to turnovers and complete meltdowns that often led to rushes the other way, a situation no goaltender could possibly thrive. The thing is,…

  22. Of Course Someone Had to Ask Ilya Bryzgalov His Thoughts on Stalin

    May 15, 2013, 10:36 AM EDT

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    Couldn’t they have just asked him about space? Or bears even? Maybe ask him to go into greater detail as to why he likes “new” cities like Boston (???) as opposed to “old” cities like Philadelphia? No. The Russian interviewer had to ask Flyers goalie Ilya Bryzgalov to explain his thoughts on Joseph Stalin. This…

  23. Wayne Simmonds Bests Evgeni Malkin, Eyes John Tavares Next

    May 13, 2013, 3:21 PM EDT

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    For the second consecutive year, a Philadelphia Flyer spurned Pittsburgh’s Evgeni Malin in a popularity contest. In 2012 it was Claude Giroux, a mild upset at best. This time around it was Wayne Simmonds knocking off the two-time Art Ross Trophy winner.

  24. Ilya Bryzgalov’s Chat with Russian Media Makes Him Look Quite Reasonable

    May 9, 2013, 12:02 PM EDT

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    The English translations of Ilya Bryzgalov’s interviews with the Russian media are always fairly fascinating. You just get the sense that he’s more comfortable talking to them or not afraid to tell them exactly how he feels. Or maybe he just doesn’t have to mince words. He can just say exactly what he thinks. Puck…

  25. Ilya Bryzgalov Is Playing Angry Birds While His Russian National Team Is Playing Hockey

    May 9, 2013, 10:35 AM EDT

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    The Russian national team is currently playing France in the IIHF World Championships. And Ilya Bryzgalov is playing Angry Birds: Star Wars edition. Bryzgalov is one of three goalies on the Russian roster, alongside Semyon Varlamnov of the Colorado Avalanche and Vasili Kosechkin, who is currently in net. [RELATED: Ilya Bryzgalov’s chat with the Russian…