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, …

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Former Flyers Watch, Week 8: Sharp & ‘Zus Have An Exciting Game 4, Still No Goals For Jagr

Chicago’s Michal Handzus scores a shorthanded goal in the first period of Game 4 against Boston. Read on to learn how his fellow former Flyers have fared in the Stanley Cup Finals. Chicago Blackhawks vs. Boston Bruins – Series tied 2-2 Patrick Sharp: Week 2: Sharp’s point-less streak ended in Game 2, and he’s scored two goals in his last three games, including a power play goal in Game 4. He currently has 16 points in 20 playoff games. Week 1: It seems like Patrick Sharp’s postseason prowess has lost some of its edge, as he has now gone four …

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Coaching Adjustments: Generating more offense

When the 2013 season came to a close, many focused on the defense and goaltending as the primary cause of the Flyers poor performance. With a forward-heavy depth chart, this is somewhat expected – right? The thing is, when the going got tough, the team struggled in pretty much all aspects of play; and if the defense was bad, the offense was atrocious. They fell out of contention when they posted a 5-6-2 record in the month of March with stretch of lackluster play that was brought on for a number of reasons, but it’s the offensive statistics were particularly …

The Flyers are in talks with Anaheim to get 26-year old forward and local kid, Bobby Ryan.  Photo from (AP Photo/Lori Shepler).

Flyers are trying for Ryan

One rumor that has always been in the head of Philadelphia Flyers fans is that of local boy Bobby Ryan. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey native has spent his entire National Hockey League career in Anaheim.  Drafted second overall in 2005, Ryan has lived up to expectations. Scoring 30-or-more goals in four of his six seasons with the Ducks proves that he is indeed an elite forward.  Spanning his career, Ryan has played in 378 contests.  Scoring 147 goals and 142 assists for a total of 289 points; he also carries a rating of plus-40 and has also pumped home …