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Flyers acquire Huskins from Red Wings

A Flyers insider reported and the club later confirmed that defensive help is on the way…and it’s not from Adirondack. Minutes into Saturday’s Flyers-Bruins tilt, word came down that Paul Holmgren worked the phones and acquired little-used blueliner Kent Huskins from the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014. According to the Wings’ Twitter, it is a seventh-round choice. In true Flyers fashion, it’s a steal: if they don’t sign Huskins to a contract by next October, that conditional pick is off the board. Huskins has always been a back-pair defenseman throughout his career, which …

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Remembrance of Things Past

With every passing day and every passing game as the end of the 2013 season unravels before our eyes during this five-game homestand, it’s important to gain and keep perspective. We get it. You put your heart and soul and money towards this team. You have Facebook and Twitter, you are upset and have every right to complain about the way the Flyers seem to be circling the drain when a playoff spot is tantalizingly out of reach. You have the means to voice that displeasure, and you do. But why do those 140-character missives of bitterness and frustration seem …

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Cap advantage recapture makes trading for Shea Weber far too risky to even consider

Recently, Flyers beat report Tim Panaccio offered the following prediction for this summer: Let me be first to predict: #flyers re-visit NSH and Shea Weber this summer — Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) March 29, 2013 Even outside of the fact that I’m not sure Nashville would be eager to trade him after paying him such massive sums of money in his first year, I would argue, with all due respect to Tim, that it would be a terrible, terrible decision because of the new Collective Bargaining Agreement’s (CBA) “cap advantage recapture system”. If I were an NHL general manager, I wouldn’t …

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Lauridsen gets first taste of NHL action, Coburn out with shoulder separation

It’s “D” for “decimated” rather than for defense as the Flyers continue their five-game homestand. On Friday, ahead of a huge matchup against the Boston Bruins, the club recalled defenseman Oliver Lauridsen from the Adirondack Phantoms. “He’s a big guy that can skate,” Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette said to a Flyers insider. “I called down there [to Adirondack] and the reports on him are good. I really liked the game he had [when the Phantoms played] here. He was physical.” The 6-foot-6 native of Denmark, taken by the Flyers in the seventh round of the 2009 draft, will get …

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Around the Net March 29, 2013: Flyers lose to Isles in shootout;Trade winds, more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers lose to Isles The Flyers blow another lead and are the third worst team in the league: [Philly.com] [The 700 Level] [Broad Street Hockey] It’s not all bad A look at Flyers prospect Shayne Gotstisbehere: [The Hockey Writers] The Avs want Seth Jones too: [Denver Post] Trade talk Rumors and trade talk from around the NHL: [Kuklas Korner] [Puck Daddy] Do you have three hours to kill? Go see some hockey and get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all …