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Future Flyers Report: Lauridsen in the NHL, Yale ruins Frozen Four dreams, OHL/WHL playoff updates

Oliver Lauridsen experienced a sample size of professional hockey with the Adirondack Phantoms in the 2010-2011 season before spending the entire 2011-2012 campaign with the club. Due to several of the Philadelphia Flyers’ defensemen being out of action because of injuries, Lauridsen got his first taste of the NHL this weekend. At 6″6′, 229 pounds, Lauridsen is a gigantic blue liner that uses his size to his advantage by being a physical, stay-at-home defender. From 2008-2009 to 2010-2011, the defenseman spent most of his time with St. Cloud State University where he had seven goals and 15 assists along with …

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Rumors Aplenty! Ryan Clowe, Jay Bouwmeester, Jaromir Jagr, and Jussi Jokinen

The Philadelphia Flyers have inched their way back into the playoff picture, and with that, the rumors have started.  With 13 games left to play and the trade deadline less than 48 hours away the Flyers’ interest in players around the league has seemed to grow.  Ryan Clowe, Jay Bouwmeester, Jaromir Jagr, and Jussi Jokinen have been linked to the Flyers in rumors today. CONFIRMED: #Flyers are having exploratory talks for Jagr, Clowe and Bouwmeester. — Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) April 1, 2013   Ryan Clowe The early major news today involved Ryan Clowe from the San Jose Sharks.  Clowe was …

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Let’s Make a Deal: Harry Z heads to Anaheim

If there’s one thing we can count on as the trade deadline approaches, it’s that Paul Holmgren will more often than not seek out, and consummate, a deal with a favorable Western Conference trading partner. This time, it’s the Anaheim Ducks. The Flyers made the move official on Monday evening, shipping Harry Zolnierczyk to Orange County for Jay Rosehill. Zolnierczyk, who played collegiate hockey at Brown, totaled one assist in seven games for the Flyers this season, along with nine goals and 17 points over 52 games for Adirondack. In 44 NHL games over the last two seasons, Harry Z …

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Talbot has broken leg, season possibly over

Despite all the good which may result from a 5-4 overtime comeback victory over the Washington Capitals last night, what’s this 2013 season if not one for injury misfortunes? On Monday, the Flyers added one more to the pile, reporting that forward Max Talbot suffered a broken left leg and is out indefinitely. Talbot suffered the injury late in the second period after a knee-to-knee collision with a Capitals defender. He left the ice unable to put any pressure on the leg and had to be carried by team staff into the locker room. The 29-year-old native of Quebec was …

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CBA Explained: No move/trade clauses

I discussed no move and no trade clauses in my CBA 101 series last year, however, the new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) introduced a slight tweak to those rules that we have already seen come to fruition this NHL season. You may as well call this the “Jeff Carter clause”. From the CBA Summary of terms: “No Move/No Trade Clauses that are negotiated as part of a contract extension may become effective immediately upon execution of, but prior to the effectiveness of, the extension contract, provided: a) The Player is otherwise currently eligible to have a No Move/No Trade Clause, and b) …