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Offseason salary cap woes, Flyers currently sit over $64.3 million limit

On this week’s CBA Explained I didn’t want to just explain how the salary cap functions in the offseason, I wanted to illustrate the current state of the Flyers. It’s no secret that the Flyers have salary cap problems, but I wanted to see just how limited they would be this offseason. The salary cap is calculated slightly differently during the offseason than it is during the regular season. For one, teams are temporarily allowed to exceed the upper-limit by 10% during the offseason for the sake of maneuverability. (The new CBA Summary of Terms does not indicate any change in …

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Chubak joins organization on AHL contract

The Phantoms goaltending situation for next season might have become a little clearer on Sunday, as the organization added heralded goaltender Carsen Chubak to an American Hockey League deal. As a junior, the 24-year-old backstop helped guide his program to an NCAA Tournament berth — a loss to North Dakota — but finished tied for first in all of D-I with six shutouts, along with a 1.91 goals-against average, .939 save percentage and 23-7-5 record. He was one of 10 original finalists for the Hobey Baker, but was left out of the final three. In three seasons with the Purple …

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World Championship Day 2 – Giroux, Voracek, Gustafsson with assists, Bryzgalov gets the shutout

The second day of the IIHF World Championship is in the books. I’d like to summarize the most important moment of the past 24 hours. USA – Austria 5-3 Matt Carle 0+0 17:48 TOI Austria led the game by two goals just six minutes into the first period. Team USA overcame a bad start and eventually won the game 5-3. Sweden – Czech Republic 2-1 Jakub Voracek 0+1, 16:02 TOI, -1 Erik Gustafsson 0+1, 22:13 TOI, +1 After a good first game against Belarus, team Czech Republic lost to Sweden. The Czechs under performed in the first half of the game and …

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World Championship Day 1 – Voracek scores, Gustafsson plays top D role

With the World Championships underway and a large number of current and former Flyers taking part, I wanted to provide quick updates of the tournament which will be focused mainly on current and former Flyers players. Yesterday three Flyers got a chance to play for their respective national teams – Jake Voracek, Erik Gustafsson and Marcel Noebels. Czech Republic – Belarus 2-0 Jake Voracek 1 goal 0 assists (PPG) Team Czech Republic hasn’t lost in the World Championship opening game for as long as I can remember. They proved that yesterday against Belarus. The game was a bit boring but …

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Phantoms to play one more year in Glens Falls

According to a letter submitted by Adirondack Phantoms VP Chris Porreca to the Mayor of Glens Falls, New York, the club will remain in place for the 2013-14 season. The Post Star was first with the official word on Friday evening. That means, for a fifth and final campaign, the Flyers will have their American Hockey League affiliate playing in the Glens Falls Civic Center. While putting an end to the speculation about whether or not minor-league hockey will have a home there next season, there is a note of bittersweetness knowing the Phantoms will be departing for the Lehigh …