Meltzer’s Musings: Buyout Offer Has Snider’s Fingerprints

Buyout Offer Has Snider's Fingerprints

Call this an educated guess: Flyers chairman Ed Snider had something to do with the NHL's offer of a one-time salary cap compliance buyout (AKA amnesty clause) to the Players' Association. Beyond being something the NHLPA wanted, it's something that benefits the big-market, big-budget teams in general and the Flyers in particular.

It is a very poorly k

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Meltzer’s Musings: Friday Hockey Fix

Friday Games: Flyers Farm Teams

AHL: PHANTOMS (13-14-1-0) vs Providence Bruins (15-10-0-2) -- 7:00 PM

The Adirondack Phantoms will look to extend their winning streak to four games when they take on the Providence Bruins at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Providence has won seven of its last 10 games.

Friday's game marks the start of a busy stretch for the Phantoms. The Flyers' AHL affil

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Meltzer’s Musings: Bryz Beats Bob, Briere’s Big Game, Titans

Bryz Beats Bob

One of the more interesting KHL matchups of the season from a Flyers standpoint took place yesterday, as Ilya Bryzgalov (CSKA Moscow) took on former Philadelphia teammate Sergei Bobrovsky (SKA St. Petersburg). Both goaltenders performed well in a 2-1 overtime game won by CSKA.

Bryzgalov only saw 17 shots for the game, stopping 16. However, he had to come up with several key mo

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Meltzer’s Musings: Talbot and Gervais in Spengler Cup; Ghost in WJC

Talbot and Gervais in Spengler Cup

The annual Spengler Cup tournament in Davos, Switzerland, is the hockey world's second-oldest on-going club-team tournament, after the Stanley Cup Playoffs. For fans, the annual six-day event at Vaillant Arena is one continuous party, on and off the ice, from the day after Christmas to New Year's Eve. But to the participating teams in the five-team invitationa

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