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Coaching Adjustments: Generating more offense

When the 2013 season came to a close, many focused on the defense and goaltending as the primary cause of the Flyers poor performance. With a forward-heavy depth chart, this is somewhat expected – right? The thing is, when the going got tough, the team struggled in pretty much all aspects of play; and if the defense was bad, the offense was atrocious. They fell out of contention when they posted a 5-6-2 record in the month of March with stretch of lackluster play that was brought on for a number of reasons, but it’s the offensive statistics were particularly …

The Flyers are in talks with Anaheim to get 26-year old forward and local kid, Bobby Ryan.  Photo from (AP Photo/Lori Shepler).

Flyers are trying for Ryan

One rumor that has always been in the head of Philadelphia Flyers fans is that of local boy Bobby Ryan. The Cherry Hill, New Jersey native has spent his entire National Hockey League career in Anaheim.  Drafted second overall in 2005, Ryan has lived up to expectations. Scoring 30-or-more goals in four of his six seasons with the Ducks proves that he is indeed an elite forward.  Spanning his career, Ryan has played in 378 contests.  Scoring 147 goals and 142 assists for a total of 289 points; he also carries a rating of plus-40 and has also pumped home …

Bernier could become one of the newest Philadelphia Flyers.  Image from bloguin.com.

Could the Flyers be targeting Bernier?

As the Flyers are now nearly eight million dollars over the salary cap, it is likely that buyouts are looming. Should the rumors of the Ilya Bryzgalov buyout be truthful, the question is: who will take over the vacant Goaltender position? In the past few days, a name that keeps resurfacing is that of current Los Angeles Kings backup Goaltender Jonathan Bernier.  Stuck behind the all-star brick wall known as Jonathan Quick, Bernier has had limited time to showcase his skills between the pipes. As he is set to become a restricted free agent, Bernier would no doubt like to …

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Around the Net June 18th, 2013: Flyers agree with Streit, Stanley Cup Finals Game 3, more

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers agree with Streit on new contract Although they can’t officially announce it, reports are Mark Streit is a Flyer:[Puck Daddy] [Broad Street Hockey] [Philly.com]  Bruins beat Hawks to take a 2-1 lead Tuuka Rask pitches a shutout and the Bruins win 2-0: [The Hockey News] [NBCSports.com]  Juicy Couture Logan Couture signs an extension with the Sharks: [CSNBayarea.com] ICYMI Bob won the Vezina. Also, the Columbus Blue Jackets didn’t make the playoffs:[JacketsCannon.com] [SBNation.com] You want to go out? …

Flyers, Streit agree to contract terms

It will be a slow process, with many information leaks along the way to keep you hooked, and here’s today’s tidbit: The Flyers and pending unrestricted free agent defenseman Mark Streit have agreed to terms on a four-year contract, according to Darren Dreger from TSN of Canada. No financial terms were discussed in the initial report, but Dreger was later quoted on $5.25 million per season. The contract cannot be made official until the buyout period commences, 48 hours after the conclusion of the Stanley Cup Finals, which are tied 1-1 heading to Boston for Game 3 tonight at TD …