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  1. Flyers Trade Deadline Rumors: Let’s talk about these Ryan Kesler trade rumblings

    Mar 4, 2014, 3:55 PM EDT

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    The NHL trade deadline is tomorrow afternoon. That means you should expect to hear Philadelphia Flyers mentioned pretty frequently over the next 24 hours. Let’s face it, they’re the Flyers and are in on almost every big fish out on the market. Well, the biggest fish on the market this year is Vancouver Canucks center…

  2. Holmgren downplays possibility of ‘major’ Flyers trade at deadline

    Feb 25, 2014, 1:03 PM EDT

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    The Philadelphia Flyers’ push for the playoffs begins in earnest on Thursday with the first of 24 remaining games to solidify their postseason positioning. They only have three games left before the March 5 trade deadline though, which means the team must act fast if it intends to add reinforcements. But if Paul Holmgren’s recent…

  3. Flyers nearly sent Mike Richards to Columbus too in Jeff Carter trade

    Dec 19, 2013, 3:32 PM EDT

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    June 23, 2011—the day that changed the course of history for the Philadelphia Flyers, and for the entire NHL really. Little more than a year after coming within two wins of hoisting the Stanley Cup, general manager Paul Holgrem blew up the team’s core, trading Jeff Carter to Columbus and captain Mike Richards to Los…

  4. The Flyers need a culture change — but it’s not the one you’re thinking of

    Nov 6, 2013, 11:42 AM EDT

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    The Flyers have a culture problem. But it’s probably not the one you’re thinking of. It isn’t the “Broad Street Bully” culture that has the cap-strapped Flyers at 4-9-1 and sinking in an awful Metropolitan Division. It also isn’t their seemingly endless management nepotism, though that doesn’t help. It’s the big money culture that has…

  5. Want more Ed Snider? After press conference, he kept talking about this ‘disaster’

    Oct 7, 2013, 1:48 PM EDT

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    Ed Snider caught plenty of attention with his combative attitude at Monday morning’s press conference and his insistence that the Flyers “don’t need a fresh perspective.“ But when the press conference formally ended, and when the media scrums began, that’s went the real fun started. We’ll get out of the way and let the quotes speak…

  6. Flyers Chairman Ed Snider: ‘We don’t need a fresh perspective’

    Oct 7, 2013, 11:53 AM EDT

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    “We don’t need a fresh perspective” — Ed Snider And that line — more than any other from Monday morning’s press conference, maybe more than any line at any time — sums up the last 38 years of Philadelphia Flyers hockey. Craig Berube was officially introduced as the 18th coach in Flyers history on Monday,…

  7. Are 2013-14 Flyers pulling in too many different directions?

    Oct 2, 2013, 4:09 PM EDT

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    A new season is dawning for the Flyers, and with any new season comes hope. The road to the Stanley Cup Playoffs is a long one, and there surely will be bumps along the way, but if the Orange & Black can return to the postseason, anything can happen in the NHL. Are the Flyers…

  8. So Is Dan Cleary Joining the Flyers or Not? Who Knows

    Sep 11, 2013, 4:48 PM EDT

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    Here’s an already somewhat weird story getting weirder. Yesterday there were reports that the Flyers had agreed to a three-year contract with Dan Cleary, only they couldn’t actually complete the deal because they are over the salary cap. The work-around was bringing the 15-year veteran in for a “tryout,” then once the season started and…

  9. Ron Hextall to Rejoin Flyers as Assistant General Manager

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:06 PM EDT

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    Ron Hextall enjoyed two stints as a goaltender for the Flyers spanning a grand total 11 of his 13 seasons in the NHL, then transitioned directly into the organization’s front office where he remained until 2006. Apparently that was far too long away from Philadelphia, as the team announced on Monday that Hexy is coming…

  10. 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,…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…