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Frequent Flyer Miles: Emery returns to Flyers, Briere joins Canadiens, Radivojevic switches KHL teams

Several former Philadelphia Flyers switched clubs this week, including a few that will return to the Flyers’ organization. The most notable former Flyer returning to Philly is goaltender Ray Emery. Emery, who returned to the NHL with the help of the Flyers in the 2009-2010 season, recently went 17-1-0 with a .922 save percentage and a 1.94 GAA with the Chicago Blackhawks. After being paid $1.15 million last year with Chicago, Emery will receive $1.65 million on a one-year deal with the Flyers and a chance to serve as the team’s starting netminder, as both he and Steve Mason will …

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Great Dane out of doghouse as Flyers re-sign Lauridsen

The Flyers blue line just got a little bit bigger, as Oliver Lauridsen has re-signed with the team for two years. Flyers insider Anthony SanFilippo first reported that the restricted free agent had signed a two-year, two-way contract for $1.2 million. The annual cap hit will be $600,000. One interesting wrinkle, reported multiple places including the Post-Star by Diana Nearhos, is that the deal is two-way for the upcoming season, but one way in 2014-15. The 6-foot-6, 220-pound defenseman spent parts of last season with the Flyers and the Adirondack Phantoms. Although Lauridsen is not known for his offensive prowess, …

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Forward thinking: Questions at left wing?

When the Philadelphia Flyers introduced their free agent acquisitions to the world yesterday at the Wells Fargo Center, Paul Holmgren wasted no time mentioning how deep Vincent Lecavalier makes the team down the middle of the ice as he sees it. “With [Claude] Giroux, Lecavalier and [Sean] Couturier as your three centers, you’re pretty good. That’s pretty good,” said Homer, after acknowledging the ability of guys like Matt Read and Max Talbot to step in for a few draws as well – something he believes makes the team “better off.” It’s tough to disagree with the man, and not just because …

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Then and Now: Darroll Powe

Darroll Powe endured four years at Princeton University, where he was an alternate captain in 2005-2006 and the team’s captain in 2006-2007, before he signed an AHL contract with the Philadelphia Phantoms in March of 2007. He had two goals and two assists in 11 contests with the Phantoms, as he also compiled 20 PIMs and a minus-3 rating in his first taste of professional hockey. In 2007-2008, Powe spent the entire season with the Phantoms, as he was a member of a squad that finished fourth in the 14-team AHL Eastern Conference with 99 points. Powe finished ninth on …

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Ordinary Miracles: Shero gets call to Hockey Hall

 There will be one more Philadelphia Flyers representative in the Hockey Hall of Fame…and it isn’t Eric Lindros. More than two decades after his passing, former Flyers head coach and architect of the “Broad Street Bullies,” Fred Shero, has finally been recognized as one of the immortals in the sport. He’ll be formally enshrined with the rest of the Class of 2013 on November 11 in Toronto. Head coach of the Orange and Black from 1971-78, Shero won a pair of Stanley Cups in 1974 and ’75, while guiding the two-time defending champions to another berth in the ’76 Final …