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Snider speaks 1/15

Q: What brings you out today? A: I just thought it was a nice day for a stroll in New Jersey…No I’m thrilled to be back, it’s exciting.  I’m looking forward to the next 48 games and hopefully the playoffs.  The fact that I told the league to get it done by my birthday made me feel real good. Q: What do you remember from the last short season? A: I remember that it was a short season but we did very well.  I remember Eric Lindros winning the Hart Trophy and overall it was a pretty good year. Q: …

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ICYMI Offseason Podcasts

It’s been a long offseason. Far longer than anyone would like. Thankfully, it’s just about over. You know what kept going while the NHL was locked out? The Flyers Faithful Podcast. Below, you can find all of the episodes that we’ve recorded since the Los Angeles Kings finished off the New Jersey Devils to win the Stanley Cup.

Giroux

With new CBA, what will it cost to sign Giroux?

Claude Giroux’s current contract expires, and he will become a restricted free agent, after the 2013-2014 season. Many Flyers fans fear the possibility of an offer sheet especially after signing Shea Weber to an offer sheet this past summer. In the expired Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA), a player could not sign a contract extension until they were in the final year of their contract. I don’t expect this stipulation to change, so come July 1, 2013, when the new League Year begins, Giroux will officially be eligible to sign a contract extension with the Flyers. I don’t think the Flyers’ …

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Around the Net 01.15.2013

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. In case you missed it.. The NHL lockout is over and here is the Flyers schedule: [Philly.com] Brian Boucher has returned, but not in a role you might expect: [Broadstreethockey.com] The Flyers sign Kurtis Foster: [The Checking Line] Danny Briere might be back sooner than originally thought: [CSNPhilly] Bill Meltzer weighs in on Boosh and prospect Scott Laughton: [Hockeybuzz] Looks like Mez might be ready for Saturday after all: [Philly.com] As if you needed any more reason to be …

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Briere wrist update and other Flyers news

Flyers winger Danny Briere “had” a “hairline fracture” in his wrist that was injured while he played in Germany, but team GM Paul Holmgren says it is healing, while the man himself says it is “healing nicely.” That’s the juiciest piece of information to come out of Day 2 of an abbreviated training camp. Nonetheless, it is expected the 35-year-old Quebecer will miss opening weekend against the Penguins and Buffalo Sabres. It’s tough news for the scrappy forward, who seemed to enjoy more success playing overseas in the first half of this season than he did last year in Philly …