On Laughton and Others

Scott Laughton is an unusual spot when he comes into Flyers training camp this fall.

If Vinny Lecavalier is still on the roster, his chances of being there as a Flyer are slim and none.

In fact, right now, the organization has him penciled into playing his first season of pro as a Phantom and getting the experience he needs at a higher level.

What is very different, however, is that this

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A Sitdown Is Required

We've been through this before.

With Eric Lindros and Ko Ko Bananas.

With Mike Richards and Jeff Carter on Dry Island.

And now with Claude Giroux.

The Flyers - and that means Ed Snider, Paul Holmgren, Ron Hextall and Craig Berube _ need to have a heart-to-heart talk with their young captain, Claude Giroux.

Going into a bar and pinching police officers' butts doesn't cut it for a c

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Hextall on Today’s Non-Events

It was easily the most depressing day of free agency since 1995 for the Flyers.

A day when all GM Ron Hextall could do was sit and watch the parade go by, knowing he didn't have enough money to join in.

Here's his conference call transcript courtesy of the Flyers:

Frustrating day for you?

"No, not really," Hextall replied. "To be honest with you, July 1 is one of those days where we

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What They Said At the Draft

On the eve if free agency, the Flyers remain cap strapped.

Here's a review of what GM Ron Hextall and club president Paul Holmgren had to say over the weekend after the NHL Draft:

Transcripts courtesy of the Flyers:

HEXTALL

What did you see from today’s part of the draft?

"Well, I think it was a decent draft. There were still some names on the table that we liked when it was

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Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Pe

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Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Pe

See the original post here: Tim Panaccio

Making Progress Without Money

Something about June 23 unleashes the beast in Flyers management.

Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, JVR and now Scott Hartnell all traded on this fateful day over the last, several years.

It’s been a busy couple weeks for newly-installed Flyers general manager Ron Hextall.

On June 4, he announced the agreement with Reading of the ECHL, completing his double link minor league system into Penn

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Hextall on Timonen Re-Signing

The Flyers re-signed Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract on Friday.

The deal reportedly carries a $2 million base salary and has incentives that could equal $4 million but would carry over into 2015-16.

Financially, the deal works for the Flyers, but if this is the best the Flyers can do for next season and fail to upgrade with a young, puck-mover, this club is in dire straits.

Timonen

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Transcripts. Take Note of Lombardi’s Last Answer, Flyer Fans

Wish I were in LA for the Cup Final but I'm not ...

Boring summer - and a LONG one - here in Philly. I think Flyer fans would gladly trade hosting the NHL Draft for something tangible - like a Cup Final.

Here's today's media presser with Kings GM Dean Lombardi and coach Darryl Sutter, who still hasn't figured out how to enjoy the moment after all these decades in hockey.

Transcripts cour

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Would You Trade Brayden Schenn or Keep Him?

There is little question that new Flyers' GM Ron Hextall is up against it this summer in trying to retool the Flyers with limited cap dollars.

The $6.5 million or so he has now at his disposal isn't going to cut it compared to what he really needs unless he makes a bold move to trade two salaries for one.

Six players are due for salary increases and four have significant ones, led by Claude

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