Paul Holmgren

Mid-season grade on Holmgren’s 2013-2014 offseason moves

Back on July 5, the first day of free agency, I wrote an article praising Paul Holmgren for his offseason acquisitions. A couple of months later, the Flyers signed Matt Read to an extension, which I felt desired even further praise. Now that we are 38 games into an 82 game season, I wanted to take a look back at each of this past offseason’s moves and see how they have fared until this point. 1) Mark Streit – 4 years $5.25 million cap hit The Flyers traded for the rights of the impending unrestricted free agent and signed him to …

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The Flyers can fit Cleary, not trade anyone, and be cap compliant before the season even starts

The Philadelphia Flyers can be cap compliant before the season even with Dan Cleary and not trading a soul. When the Flyers invited Dan Cleary to camp and reportedly already agreed upon terms of a contract, many speculated how they could make it all fit under the cap. Afterall, the Flyers are already over $2 million over the upper-limit according to capgeek. Hell, I’ve even been speaking as if trading a defenseman was a foregone conclusion; but honestly…it’s not. They don’t have to. Tim Panaccio of CSN had an article today indicating how the Flyers can fit in Cleary, and …

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Poll: What has you most excited about the 2013-2014 Flyers?

It’s been a nice, safe offseason in Philadelphia Flyer land; one that deserves some good marks for General Manager Paul Holmgren. He jettisoned the bloated contracts of Danny Briere and Ilya Brzgalov via their compliance buyouts. He traded for and then signed mobile defenseman Mark Streit (in probably the only questionable move of the offseason; at least from a contract perspective). He surprised everybody by signing Vincent Lecavalier. He brought back Adam Hall to compete for the fourth line center position. Lastly, he signed Ray Emery to a bargain one-year contract. So what has you most excited about this upcoming …