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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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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 …

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Holmgren: Briere’s gone

The inevitable has been confirmed. Danny Briere’s tenure with the Flyers will come to an end once the Stanley Cup Finals are over. A statement released by GM Paul Holmgren this afternoon is as follows: “I met with Danny last week and informed him of our decision to use a compliance buy out on his contract. This was a very difficult decision for us to make as Danny has been a very good player for us over the past six years. Danny came to our organization as a free agent in July of 2007 and has been a tremendous player, …

Flyers, Streit agree to contract terms

It will be a slow process, with many information leaks along the way to keep you hooked, and here’s today’s tidbit: The Flyers and pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Mark Streit have agreed to terms on a four-year contract, according to Darren Dreger from TSN of Canada. No financial terms were discussed in the initial report, but Dreger was later quoted on $5.25 million per season. The contract cannot be made official until the buyout period commences, 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals, which are tied 1-1 heading to Boston for Game 3 tonight at TD …