Former Flyer, Sergei Bobrovsky, is among the three finalists for the Vezina Trophy.

Former Flyer Bobrovsky nominated for Vezina Trophy

The National Hockey League announced its finalists for the Vezina Trophy this morning. The three finalists are all worthy candidates.  The first being last year’s Vezina winner Henrik Lundqvist, goalie for the New York Rangers.   The second is San Jose Sharks’ tender and Stanley Cup winner Antti Niemi.  The final nominee is former Philadelphia Flyers and current Columbus Blue Jackets’ goalie Sergei Bobrovsky. Bobrovsky was traded to Columbus last offseason for three draft picks and he easily stepped into the starting role for the Jackets.  Bob took over for a revolving goalie carousel that included Steve Mason, Curtis Sanford and …

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Then and Now: Ville Leino

After spending parts of six seasons in the SM-liiga, Ville Leino became a member of the Detroit Red Wings’ organization for the 2008-2009 campaign. The forward spent time with the Tampereen Ilves, HPK, and Jokerit before he spent most of his first season with the Wings’ franchise in the AHL with the Grand Rapids Griffins. Leino saw regular season and postseason action for both the Griffins and Red Wings during 2008-2009, as he posted 46 points in 57 games with Grand Rapids and nine points in 13 tilts with Detroit. In the AHL playoffs, Leino totaled three goals and 10 …

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2013 NHL Entry Draft: Mock Draft One

With the NHL Draft lottery completed, Jared Abbott and I wanted to put out our first mock drafts of the first round . Here is his mock. Leading up to the draft we’ll be putting out several iterations of a first round mock. As the draft order becomes finalized and teams’ rosters begin to take shape it will surely effect the projected picks. Of course, there is always the possibility of trades as well, which could dramatically alter the mock.   1. Colorado- Seth Jones (D) Portland Winterhawks (WHL) What else is there to say? Jones is the best overall prospect in …

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Around the Net May 7, 2013: NHL Playoff roundup;more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. A quick personal note,my team, Team I.R., needs one more for this weekends roller hockey tourney. An NHL ringer would be greatly appreciated ( hint, hint T.J.). Fast Eddie Does Ed Snider get a pass in Philadelphia? [Philly.com- Sam Donellon] Flyers sign another goalie Niagara goalie Carsen Chubak signs with the Phantoms: [Philly.com- Sam Carchidi] [Hockeybuzz-Bill Meltzer] Stanley Cup Playoffs Even though we aren’t in it, they still carry on: [Puck Daddy] [The Hockey News] Get some Philadelphia Phillies tickets here. They are …

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Offseason salary cap woes, Flyers currently sit over $64.3 million limit

On this week’s CBA Explained I didn’t want to just explain how the salary cap functions in the offseason, I wanted to illustrate the current state of the Flyers. It’s no secret that the Flyers have salary cap problems, but I wanted to see just how limited they would be this offseason. The salary cap is calculated slightly differently during the offseason than it is during the regular season. For one, teams are temporarily allowed to exceed the upper-limit by 10% during the offseason for the sake of maneuverability. (The new CBA Summary of Terms does not indicate any change in …