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Around The Net July 9, 2013: Emery returns, Flyer prospects hit camp,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Free Agent Frenzy The Flyers brought back a goalie we all know who had a pretty good season last year: [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com] [The Hockey Writers] Army of “D” Are the Flyers developing young defensemen, finally? [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] The beach…ehh, it’s been done… Go check out the Flyers prospect camp: [The Checking Line] Around the NHL A quick look at the NHL as a whole in free agency: [Puck Daddy] You want to go out? Go get some Philadelphia …

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Pair of ex-Flyers on short list for Hall nominations; why not Lindros for HOF?

While Public Enemy #1 Chris Chelios, Brendan Shanahan and Scott Niedermayer appear to be locks to get the nod to the Hockey Hall of Fame when the nominations are formalized, two ex-Flyers of note are once again on the fence. Dan Rosen put together his short list earlier in the day, adding that cases can be made for Eric Lindros and Jeremy Roenick’s inclusion into that hallowed building on the corner of Front and Yonge in downtown Toronto: First, the bona fides on the 40-year-old Lindros, who was in town today at an alumni golf outing, along with his former …

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Partway through Day One of Free Agency, it’s time to give Homer some credit

So here we are a mere few hours after free agency kicked off at noon on July 5; but it appears as if the Flyers may call it a day.  I’ve often been a pretty harsh critic of Paul Holmgren in the past, but he gets top marks from me after Day one. Homer has a history of being the first to market and doing whatever it takes to get the guy he wants. Often that may involve having to make a secondary move to fit in the initial one. Or, as was often the case in the past, being …

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Danis joins organization in depth move

The Philadelphia Flyers added depth in the crease on Friday, signing free-agent goaltender Yann Danis to a one-year, two-way contract. With the expected departure of Brian Boucher due to free agency or retirement, plus the fact that Anthony Stolarz is not ready to head to the AHL as a 19-year-old, Danis is a wise choice to join Scott Munroe in goal at Glens Falls. Danis comes to the Flyers from the Edmonton Oilers organization, where he led the Oilers’ American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons, to the AHL’s Western Conference Finals in each of the last two seasons.  …

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Emery comes back to Philly

The revolving door of Flyers goaltending is about to become a dead heat in a merry-go-round. Mere minutes after the unofficial onset of free agency, the club announced the signing of Ray Emery to a contract. He’ll challenge “incumbent” Steve Mason for the job next year, and both men combined have come cheaper than Ilya Bryzgalov’s singular cap hit in 2013-14. No terms were disclosed, but multiple reports state it is one year for $1.65 million. “I’m excited. it’s been a crazy couple days and I got excited when I knew this would be an option,” Emery said shortly after …