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Manning, Konan recalled to Flyers

The stretch run of this season which may end without a postseason promise, means certain guys will get an unexpected shot at The Show. With injuries to the Flyers defensive corps, that process is sped up a bit, as the club announced on Tuesday afternoon that they recalled defensemen Brandon Manning and Matt Konan from the Adirondack Phantoms. Konan was signed to an entry-level contract last April after spending five seasons with the Medicine Hat Tigers of the Western Hockey League in Canadian juniors. Manning, meanwhile, will get his second recall with the Flyers and first this season. He totaled …

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Around the Net April 16, 2013: Flyers beat Canadiens, Rangers are next, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL.   Before we get started, I wanted to take a moment to send out thoughts and prayers to the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing yesterday. This senseless act of violence will not dampen the spirits of Bostonians, but it will galvanize them and make them stronger. We here at Flyers Faithful wish nothing but the best for those affected by yesterday’s attack.   Flyers beat Habs 7-3   Scott Hartnell nets a hat trick: [Broad Street Hockey] …

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CBA Explained: Compliance buy-outs

With this pathetic Flyers season dwindling down the topic of compliance buy-outs will be a hot one into and perhaps throughout the summer.The Flyers’ disappointing season combined with continued salary cap issues on a reduced salary cap next year will lead to a lot of conversation about if, or perhaps more accurately, who the Flyers should use the compliance buy-outs on. Currently, Danny Briere and Ilya Bryzgalov are the most popular targets. I had thought that most people were aware of the details of the compliance buy-outs because it is/was such a highly visible change in the Collective Bargaining Agreement …

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Future Flyers Report: Straka signs an entry-level deal, Gostisbehere named an All-American, Wellwood suffers major injury, OHL/WHL playoff updates

The Philadelphia Flyers’ organization signed forward Petr Straka this week. The 6’0″ 194-pound skater is currently helping Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the QMJHL in their postseason run, as the club is set to take on Blainville-Boisbriand Armada in the semifinals. Picked 55th overall by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the 2010 NHL Draft, Straka had 41 goals and 41 assists in 55 games for Baie-Comeau during the regular season. He also eight goals and 10 helpers in Drakkar’s eight postseason games so far this postseason, which is good enough for third overall in the QMJHL playoffs. In the NCAA, Shayne Gostisbehere …

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15 Rounds to Go Around, Phantoms Defeat Senators in Shootout

It only took Garrett Roe 59 minutes and 59.7 seconds to tie the game, and it only took 15 rounds of a shootout for Mark Alt to score the game-winning goal, leading the Phantoms to victory over the Binghamton Senators by a score of 2-1 Sunday afternoon at the Glens Falls Civic Center. Pat Cannone broke the stalemate early in the third period for Binghamton (42-24-1-6) with a helper from Hugh Jessiman. Despite the loss, Marc Cheverie had a good outing posting 27 saves through 59 minutes of play. “Now when was the last time you saw a more exciting …