Reaction from Flyers at Skate Zone today to Peter Laviolette's firing and the hiring of Craig Berube:
"That was a tough day yesterday. I was with Lavy for a while. To see him leave is a little sad. Itâs the business part of it and we need to understand that. Having Chief coming in is going to have a different mindset. We only have today to work on some stuff. Guys are pret
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Here's what transpired at the podium on Monday in the Hall of Fame room at Wells Fargo Center during the presser to announce Craig Berube replacing Peter Laviolette as Flyers coach:
Philadelphia Flyers Press Conference
October 7, 2013
Ed Snider â Comcast-Spectacor Chairman
Peter Luukko â Comcast-Spectacor President/COO
Paul Holmgren â Flyers General Manager
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Scott Laughton lasted 5 games with the Flyers as an 18-year-old prospect coming out of junior last winter.
This fall, he didn't even make one game.
On Thursday morning, the Flyers sent the young centerman back to his junior club in Oshawa while recalling Kris Newbury - an even bigger surprise _ from the Phantoms.
Newbury over Michael Raffl, Tye McGinn and Chris VandderVelde? Apparently,
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Well, the trade we all thought was coming with the Flyers to help them shed a defenseman and get under the salary cap never materialized.
Instead the Flyers simply moved a couple players -Adam Hall and Bruno Gervais - to the Phantoms via waivers, then put Chris Pronger on LTIR to retrieve $4.9 million in cap space and get under the cap.
The roster they turned into the NHL today had just 21
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The Flyers made a bunch of roster moves on Saturday aimed at clearing cap space and helping the cause of one, Scott Laughton.
First, they sent Chris VandeVelde to the Phantoms. Then then placed Bruno Gervais and surprisingly, Adam Hall, on waivers.
What this does is clear a path for Laughton to remain here past his 9 games in October and actually be on the roster the entire season.
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Never a dull moment with the Flyers.
Bill Meltzer and I both felt that Michael Raffl had earned a spot on the roster once Tye McGinn went back to the Phantoms.
We both felt even after Thursday's mind-numbing loss in New Jersey that nothing had changed.
Friday afternoon, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren surprised us by sending Raffl to the Phantoms and keeping Chris VandeVelde. What Bill said back
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Quick update here ...
Jakub Voracek did not practice with the team on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Center while Wayne Simmonds, did.
Simmonds missed a couple practices and Tuesday's 2-1 loss against the Devils with the flu. He is now recovered.
Vinny Lecavalier told me late Tuesday he is still having some lingering effects from that same flu bug but has not missed anything important because
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Judging from the way Claude Giroux was talking Monday after practice at Wells Fargo Center, I would say the chances of him playing tonight against the Devils, is 50/50 - at best.
There's been a lot of chatter on the internet since he spoke yesterday from fans begging, almost pleading, for common sense to kick in and not allow Giroux to play.
I concur. There is absolutely no need to rush him
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Last week in Philadelphia, FLyers winger Matt Read talked about pending free agency and made it sound rather convincing that he was prepared to do that in July of 2014.
Friday night, in yet another Paul Holmgren "Friday Night Bomb," the Flyers general manager announced the club had re-signed him to a 4-year deal worth $14.5 million with an annual cap hit of $3.625 million.
Again, as I get
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A couple of weeks ago, I wrote that if Scott Laughton was going to make the Flyers, he would have to do on the merits of playing center - not on the wing.
Today in Lake Placid, coach Peter Laviolette told reporters just that: Laughton is a natural centerman, has only ever played the position, and has to fit there to stick around.
Which is the way it has to be given he is just 19-years-old
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