The Flyers went into the offseason looking to upgrade on offense, defense and in goal.
They did all three things and stayed at about the same spot under the salary cap. That’s some good cap management by Paul Holmgren and his staff.
After buying out Danny Briere, they brought in Vincent Lecavalier – at a cap hit $2 million less.
After buying out Ilya Bryzgalov, they brought in Ray Emery. He and Steve Mason, the other goaltender who will battle for the No. 1 spot on the team, combined make $2 million less than Bryzgalov’s cap hit.
And while they paid big money for Mark Streit on defense, having not had to part with the defensemen already on the roster as many thought, The Flyers were able to use those savings from the other areas to upgrade their defense.(Click "Full Story" for more...)
There was never a question as to whether or not the Flyers would sign Claude Giroux to a long-term contract extension, it was just a matter of when, and for how long.
We now have the answer.
Giroux agreed Friday to an eight-year contract extension that kicks in next season that will keep him locked up with the organization through 2022.
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The Flyers have re-signed one of their own unrestricted free agents less than 24 hours before the start of free agency.
Adam Hall, who the Flyers claimed off waivers last April, signed a one-year deal Thursday to stay with the team. Hall will make $600,000.(Click "Full Story" for more...)
The Flyers swapped minor leaguers with a division rival Monday, sending Adirondack Phantoms defenseman and alternate captain Danny Syvret to the New York Rangers in exchange for enforcer Kris Newbury.(Click "Full Story" for more...)
NEWARK, N.J. – Tyler Amorosa said he was focused on the big draft board here at Prudential Center every time three teams came up to pick – the Flyers, Minnesota and Dallas.
“I thought I would be picked, if I was lucky, in the sixth or seventh round,” Amorosa said. “To be chosen in the fifth round is unbelievable and humbling.”
Amorosa is 6-foot-2, 185 pounds and marked the third defenseman selected by the Flyers at pick No. 132 in the fifth round.
Amorosa, 18, is a left-hand shooting defenseman who played last season for Holderness Prep in New Hampshire.
The Montreal native will play next season for Sioux City in the USHL.
In round six, the Flyers took goaltender Merrick Madsen from Proctor Academy. The selection was No. 162 overall.
Madsen, 18, a California native, is 6-foot-4 and will play for Des Moines in the USHL next season before heading to Harvard University in 2014-15.
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NEWARK, N.J. – Tyler Goulbourne earned an interesting nickname from the Flyers scouting staff.
“They called him ‘Z2,’” said Paul Holmgren. “He plays just like Zac.”
Of course, he was talking about Zac Rinaldo, the Flyers bowling ball and agitator on the ice.
Goulbourne, 19, a left wing on the Kelowna Rockets of the WHL, was selected by the Flyers in the third round, No. 72 overall, in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft.(Click "Full Story" for more...)
NEWARK, N.J. – Robert Hagg has seen Peter Forsberg hanging around the Modo Hockey Club in Sweden. He now has something to ask him.
What’s Philadelphia like?
Hagg, 18, a 6-2, 204-pound defenseman was the Flyers second round pick, No. 41 overall.
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NEWARK, N.J. – Not many people can stand next to Chris Pronger and look him in the eye.
Samuel Morin can.
Ever since he was a little kid, Morin hoped he would one day have the opportunity to do just that with his idol.
That opportunity came Sunday when he met Pronger on the biggest day of his life.(Click "Full Story" for more...)
A day after the Flyers announced that they are buying out the remaining seven years of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov's contract, Chairman Ed Snider gave a brief statement about the Flyers uses of the amnesty exception.(Click "Full Story" for more...)
The Flyers used the second of their two compliance buyout options today, parting ways with Bryzgalov after just two seasons.(Click "Full Story" for more...)