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Help Wanted

Here we are, Flyers fans. Offers to Ryan Suter and Zach Parise were procured and rejected, thankfully. A mega offer sheet to the tune of 14 years and $110 million dollars was matched by Nashville for all-world defenseman Shea Weber — a contract so large that it could cripple the Nashville franchise if they don’t sell out every game and make a deep playoff run. So what do the Flyers do now? More specifically, what does Paul Holmgren do now? We knew before that Homer has marbles (see “Mike Richards and Jeff Carter, trades of”). We know Homer’s cajones got …

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Then and Now: Steve Eminger

The Philadelphia Flyers had their dreams of acquiring Shea Weber crushed yesterday, as the Nashville Predators matched Philly’s offer sheet to keep the elite defenseman in Tennessee. One reason why this is so painful to the Flyers’ faithful is due to the fact that Matt Carle signed with the Tampa Bay Lightning earlier in the month. Carle spent parts of four seasons with the Orange and Black thanks to Philly’s trade with the Lightning back in 2008, where the Flyers acquired the blue liner in exchange for Steve Downie, a fourth-round pick in the 2009 draft (drafting Alex Hutchings), and Steve Eminger. …

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Podcast: Episode 33, Marbles

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal discuss the Flyers’ offer sheet to Shea Weber, the Rangers’ acquisition of Rick Nash, Dan Carcillo being Dan Carcillo, and more! Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 33 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

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Around the Net 07.24.2012

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. The Shea Weber Watch Continues… You might have heard the Flyers signed some defenseman named Shea to an offer sheet. Apparently, he’s pretty good. [Hockeybuzz] [Broad Street Hockey] [The Checking Line] Check here to update Shea’s current status [Shea Watch] [Countdown clock] The Rick Nash Saga is Over Scott Howson gets something for Rick Nash,but probably not enough. [The Checking Line] [Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] Remembering Jessica Redfield The hockey world lost one of our own in …

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Then and Now: Mark Greig

Drafted in 1990 by the Hartford Whalers, Mark Greig played for 10 different teams in three different leagues over eight seasons before he found his way to the Philadelphia Flyers. Signed as a free agent in July of 1998, Greig took part in seven games for the Flyers during the 1998-1999 regular season and 67 games for the Philadelphia Phantoms. With a goal and three assists for the Orange and Black, the right winger finished third on the team with 46 points and fourth on the team with 69 points. Greig suited up for both the Flyers and the Phantoms …