Just had to put that Ilya Bryzgalov pix up there one more time, especially since we don't have a Ray Emery one yet.
Strange week with the Flyers. They held a couple of developmental practices - that's all they were and nothing else you could sink your teeth into _ at Skate Zone, went to the Jersey Shore one day, then returned to the ice on Thursday to wrap things up.
The Tuesday practice w
Read this article: Tim Panaccio
Vinny Lecavalier had his first conference call with the Philadelphia media over the weekend.
Here's the transcript courtesy of the Flyers:
Vincent Lecavalier conference call transcript
July 6, 2013
Q: Thoughts on joining the Flyers
âIâm really excited. Obviously everything came pretty quickly. I was part of an organization for 14 years so it was a tough few days. But after
Read the rest here: Tim Panaccio
Claude Giroux contract is official and Ray Emery is your new, and very likely, No. 1 goalie for the Flyers.
Gonna be very interesting to see how Emery and Steve Mason work out in net this year. You got to be impressed with Emery's attitude about being a better team guy and understanding that goaltending is a tandem operation.
Courtesy of the Flyers, here are the two transcripts of the con
Read the original here: Tim Panaccio
The Phoenix Coyotes chances to remain in Glendale, Arizona got a mighty big bump today when Global Spectrum announced it was joining Renaissance Sports & Entertainment to assist with the handling of Jobing.com Arena.
The fate of the Coyotes will finally be decided this evening (we think) at a Glendale City Council meeting.
But having the financial and infrastructure of Global Spectrum behi
More: Tim Panaccio
There seems to be a lot of anguish out there (again) as to the Flyers choosing Samuel Morin with their 11th overall pick in the draft versus say, Ryan Pulock, who HB's Bill Meltzer felt might have been the second, best all-around d-men out there.
There were a ton of French-Canadian media around Morin and not just because he was from Quebec.
Turns out Canadiens' general manager Marc Bergevin
Read the original here: Tim Panaccio
Nothing should ever surprise me when it comes to the Flyers, but I will be rather shocked if, drafting at No. 11, this weekend, they don't take a defenseman.
The Flyers are depleted at this position within the organization and as I pointed out last month, they don't have a single drafted defenseman playing regularly for them over their previous 13 drafts which is a disgrace.
One source, who
See the article here: Tim Panaccio
Everyone has been waiting for this moment since the season ended: buying out Ilya Bryzgalov.
One of the things Flyers management has been saying since April was that the back=and-forth argument on Bryzgalov was just that - back and forth.
Some in the organization wanted him retained. Afterall, this was club chairman Ed Snider's goalie, and you can't blame what happened this season on Bryz.
See the original post: Tim Panaccio
There is a special category for Flyers reserved for those who exhibited the epitome of class on and off the ice.
Danny Briere was one of those player for the Flyers.
I put in right up there with the Watson Brothers, Bob Dailey, Simon Gagne, Mike Knuble and Sean O'Donnell.
Today the Flyers finally acknowledged what all of us have know since the season ended - that the club would exercise
Continued here: Tim Panaccio
Kinda crazy day for the Flyers.
For starters, as Eklund wrote earlier, Danny Briere is a definite buyout recipient next week while goalie Ilya Bryzgalov, as I have been saying, remains up in the air.
I reported tonight on CSNPhilly.com that 2 sources say the problem remains the Flyer getting another goalie they really want and feel confident with BEFORE making the Bryz decision.
Follow this link: Tim Panaccio
So the Flyers now own Mark Streit's rights.
I know people talk about the entire Dan Hamhuis rights' debacle but that was because the Flyers didn't believe the rumors he never wanted to play in Philly. They were true as the club found out.
Streit wants to be a Flyer. Which means he will sign. I'll bet the few Canadian dollars I have left from the last Ottawa trip that Flyers GM Paul Holmgre
Read more from the original source: Tim Panaccio