Image c/o ducks.ocregister.com

Flyers sign Kurtis Foster to one-year deal

Shortly after the NHL and NHLPA signed the Memo of Understanding allowing teams to officially open for business, the Flyers signed defensman Kurtis Foster to a one-year, $950k contract, as reported by Anthony SanFilippo. The 31 year old Foster spent last season with three different teams, Anaheim, Minnesota, and New Jersey. He finished the year with 14 points in 51 games, averaging a little over 15 minutes of ice time per game. The 6’5″ 226 pound defenseman, possesses a booming right-handed shot, and could provide some punch to the Power Play. The signing actually resembles the Pavel Kubina acquisition from last season. Both …

Thanks to TwinCities.com

2013 Flyers schedule released

With a Memorandum of Understanding now agreed upon by both the owners and the players’ union, the madness is about to begin. Several minutes ago, the Philadelphia Flyers released their 2013 schedule, and as had been reported, Opening Day will be 3 PM on Saturday, January 19 on NBC against the Pittsburgh Penguins on South Broad Street. “I’m happy that we’re back to playing hockey,” said Comcast-Spectacor Chairman Ed Snider. “Our fans have waited a long time, and I want to thank them for staying with us. We can’t wait for the season to start.” The remainder of the 48-game …

cowpasture

All Clear: NHLPA ratifies new CBA

We have seen the top of the mountain, and it is good. Earlier on Saturday afternoon, the members of the National Hockey League Players’ Association voted to ratify the new Collective Bargaining Agreement between the NHLPA and the National Hockey League. That means the final remaining hurdle to the 2013 season has been overcome. From the NHLPA release: “While the players’ vote ratifies the new CBA with the NHL owners, a written Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) consistent with what the players voted on, must be completed before the Agreement becomes final. The NHLPA and the NHL continue their work to …

Thanks to Film Junk

Hockey Hilarity: A little bit Rusty

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players and media personnel. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! We’ve been ready for NHL brand hockey to start since October and it looks as if it finally will start on January 19th. A lot of people might have forgotten that the Philadelphia Flyers have a couple new faces joining their lineup. One of those new faces is actually an old one. The guy’s name is Ruslan Fedotenko. Ruslan, who has been known to go by Rusty, was an undrafted signee of …

Courtesy Adirondack Phantoms

Glens Falls’ best hope for future is still to support the team it has now

When the Phantoms announced last week they’d remain in Glens Falls for another season, their release contained a caveat that struck an unusual note to those not attuned to the unique rhythms of the drawn out dance between city and team. Fairly high in the Phantoms’ statement, Glens Falls’ mayor Jack Diamond trumpeted the franchise’s pledge to step aside for parts unknown next season should another franchise pledge to move to Glens Falls. “Why announce that part,” the Flyers own inside reporter Anthony SanFilippo wrote on Twitter. “Doesn’t instill confidence for fans for next season.” That was a pretty typical reaction outside …