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Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: Biron trade v. Timonen/Hartnell trade and Briere signing v. Upshall trade

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the least. If you enjoyed …

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European Update 4

It’s your trusty Flyers Faithful writer keeping you abreast with all the work your Euro-bound Flyers are doing. There have been some big changes for our beloved Orange and Black in the last week. Wayne Simmonds has come home while Nic Grossmann and Bruno Gervais have left. If the lockout continues, Braydon Coburn and Kimmo Timonen have said they will sign with KalPa — the team owned by Timonen and Scott Hartnell. So, without further ado… Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Read’s team had three games this week, but Read only played in two. Read injured his foot …

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Homer’s Do’s and Doh’s: Our favorite and least favorite deals under Paul Holmgren

Paul Holmgren became the interim General Manager of the Philadelphia Flyers on October 22, 2006. That interim title was removed only weeks later on November 11. Holmgren was able to take a team that finished last in the National Hockey League, and rebuild it to make a deep run all the way to the Eastern Conference Finals the very next season. Yes, some of Holmgren’s moves have been amazing, but he’s also a guy who has gotten this organization into some hot water with the salary cap and was forced to make deals that were head scratchers to say the …

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To amnesty, or not to amnesty: and who, is the question

Last week, Larry Brooks reported that the NHL and NHLPA were discussing the possibility of allowing an amnesty clause. For those that may be unaware, an amnesty clause would allow an NHL team from buying out a player without any salary cap repercussion; effectively eliminating a bad contract. It’s been discussed in many hockey circles for some time; in fact it was something we asked in an older iteration of our Five Questions series. However, I don’t intend to rehash the argument for or against the amnesty clause. For my purposes, let’s speculate what might make sense for the Flyers …

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European Update 3

The third installment of the Flyers Faithful European Update will not provide much information, as most of the Flyers playing overseas are on breaks until mid-November. Instead, we will simply provide you with updated stats and info for how our boys are doing Over There thus far.. So, without further ado… Matt Read (Södertälje SK – Sweden) – Currently hanging with Giroux in Germany. Games Played: 10. Goals: 3. Assists: 11. Points: 14 Wayne Simmonds  (Liberec Bili Tygri HC – Czech) Games Played: 3. Goals: 1. Assists: 2. Points: 3 Danny Briere (Berlin Polar Bears – Germany) Games Played: 8. …