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Streit officially in, so who’s out?

Beating the free-agency deadline by one week, the Philadelphia Flyers officially announced the signing of defenseman Mark Streit to a multi-year contract on Friday evening. No terms of the new pact were disclosed, but previous reports stated it is for $21 million over four years. According to Darren Dreger from TSN of Canada, the breakdown is $5 million next season, $6 million for 2014-15 and 2015-16, then $4 million in 2016-17. TSN’s Ryan Rishaug and others also reported earlier on Friday that defenseman Braydon Coburn is now “in play”  and has drawn interest from both the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton …

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Penn State schedule released; Nits return to Philadelphia

It’s official. For a second straight season, the Penn State Nittany Lions and Vermont Catamounts will play in Philadelphia. On Thursday, the Nits revealed their full 2013-14 schedule, which includes the second annual Philadelphia College Hockey Faceoff, set to take place on Saturday, October 26 at Wells Fargo Center. Last season, the inaugural edition originally scheduled for mid-January was interrupted by the resumption of the 2013 NHL schedule, but contested following the Penguins-Flyers season opener and won by Penn State, 4-2. Though the announced crowd of 19,529 for the collegiate tilt was clearly tied to the NHL game which preceded …

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Youth vs. Experience: The Never-Ending Battle

To those youngsters in the sports media game who are adherents almost exclusively to statistics, and who are fighting what amounts to an uphill battle in gaining recognition that your way is the right way and the rest of us who disagree are somehow Luddites: I was once a Golden Boy like you. Released from four years of education from a top-flight, New England university with a Division-I athletic department and a year of hard-core media experience, I was ready to take on the world, convinced that I’ve really learned what life is about, and that the answers I’ve found …

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Holmgren: Bryzgalov’s gone

Bad news travels quickly around these parts. Jumping the gun by roughly 36 hours, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren has decided to rid himself of the Cosmonaut once and for all: “I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buy out of his contract. This was a very difficult business decision to make for us and we want to thank Ilya for his time here and wish him all the best moving forward.” This announcement comes less than a week since Holmgren lifted the veil on Danny Briere’s precarious contract situation with …

Briere speaks on family and more

Courtesy of the Philadelphia Flyers (missed question) I’ve been here a long time.  This is home now for me and my family.  So yes, it’s not an easy day.  But at the same time, I’ve seen all the rumors and reality was it was going to happen.  It’s sad, but at the same time hopefully it’s new doors that open and new opportunities.  Obviously I’m not very happy with the way last season went, but it’s also extra motivation moving forward to prove I can still play.  Hopefully I have a few more years. Is there a perfect situation out …