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Around the Net June 18th, 2013: Flyers agree with Streit, Stanley Cup Finals Game 3, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers agree with Streit on new contract Although they can’t officially announce it, reports are Mark Streit is a Flyer:[Puck Daddy] [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com]  Bruins beat Hawks to take a 2-1 lead Tuuka Rask pitches a shutout and the Bruins win 2-0: [The Hockey News] [NBCSports.com]  Juicy Couture Logan Couture signs an extension with the Sharks: [CSNBayarea.com] ICYMI Bob won the Vezina. Also, the Columbus Blue Jackets didn’t make the playoffs:[JacketsCannon.com] [SBNation.com] You want to go out? …

Flyers, Streit agree to contract terms

It will be a slow process, with many information leaks along the way to keep you hooked, and here’s today’s tidbit: The Flyers and pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Mark Streit have agreed to terms on a four-year contract, according to Darren Dreger from TSN of Canada. No financial terms were discussed in the initial report, but Dreger was later quoted on $5.25 million per season. The contract cannot be made official until the buyout period commences, 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals, which are tied 1-1 heading to Boston for Game 3 tonight at TD …

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The official guide to all four Ice Hockey Tournament Events

So, let’s start with the bad news. We’re scaling the tournament back from four teams down to two, three games to one. Unfortunately, I think we’ve cannibalized our audience by hosting too many fundraisers and could not get enough players to fill out four teams. The two captains are Dave Isaac and Josh Janet. We have two extra goalies who will either need to be a backup or a bow out of the tournament. I apologize for these inconveniences but we have to deal with the hand we have been dealt. Now, onto the good news! We have four events …

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2013 Year in Review: Bruno Gervais

At the start of a season all players, from pee-wee all the way up to the pros, are looking to improve themselves.  Becoming better than the year before is essential for success, especially in the National Hockey League, where each and every offseason every team is adding new talent, working out harder and training to make themselves better. In the case of Bruno Gervais, he did the exact opposite. I’m not quite sure what Paul Holmgren thought he was going to get when he signed the 28-year old defenseman who wasn’t good enough to be kept around by either the …

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2013 Draft Eligibles: Madison Bowey could be the next great Kelowna defenseman

Shea Weber, Duncan Keith, Luke Schenn, and Josh Gorges are some of the NHL’s most elite defenseman. They all have one thing in common: the Kelowna Rockets. Kelowna has been a recent factory for blueliners. With a track record of success for the rugged Rockets, NHL scouts have kept a keen eye on the defensive WHL powerhouse. It is hard not to get excited and create buzz for the next potential star. Madison Bowey fits the Kelowna mold carved out by the likes of Weber, Keith, Schenn, and Gorges. He is a powerful, two-way d-man with a high ceiling. Bowey’s …