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Then and Now: Kris Versteeg

In February of 2011, the Philadelphia Flyers added Kris Versteeg from the Toronto Maple Leafs, as they were looking for a piece to help them make a deep playoff run. In exchange for the forward, Philly dealt a first-round pick and a third-round pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft. Toronto selected Stuart Percy with the first-round pick and Josh Leivo with the third-round pick. Versteeg’s first point as a Flyer came in Philly’s 4-2 decision over the Florida Panthers on February 16th, 2011, as the former Chicago Blackhawk set up Mike Richards’ for the opening goal of the contest. …

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Podcast Episode 67: 2013 Draft Recap with Todd Cordell

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Todd Cordell from Hockeybuzz and The Hockey Guys about the 2013 NHL Draft, including Flyers picks Samuel Morin and Robert Hägg, Seth Jones’ drop down to the 4th pick, the Devils’ big trade for Cory Schneider, and much more. The guys also touch on Ilya Bryzgalov’s buyout (time for a new intro?), the Vincent Lecavalier derby, who the Flyers are going to bring in to supplement Steve Mason in net, and celebrate Tyler Kennedy’s exile to the west coast. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 67 You can listen to the episode by following the link …

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A look at the goaltending market this offseason

With the trade of Jonathan Bernier to the Toronto Maple Leafs the Flyers lost out on a goaltender that I am personally a very big fan of. I think that Bernier is the real deal, and I would have loved to have been able to acquire him. Naturally, if that acquisition were to have happened, an Ilya Bryzgalov compliance buyout would have been inevitable. I am in favor of buying out Bryzgalov simply because of his contract. I’m a numbers and salary cap guy and I think it is absolutely crucial that he leave. While the Flyers could wait another …

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Rumor Mill: Flyers kicking the tires on Ryan Miller?

One thing the Philadelphia Flyers fan base will never cease to hear about is how we have not had a capable number one goalie in this city for 20 odd years.  Two years ago, with the signing of Ilya Bryzgalov (Bryz), the Flyer front office hoped to solve the riddle between the pipes.  Instead, it has been less than pleasant for Bryzgalov’s tenure in Philadelphia.  With the potential of an amnesty buyout looming for certain Flyers, they will be looking to upgrade every position going into the offseason. According to Eklund of Hockbuzz.com, the Flyers are interested in Buffalo Sabres’ …

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Then and Now: Martin Biron

Four goaltenders were picked in the first round of the 1995 NHL Draft. Two of those goalies, J.S. Giguere and Marc Denis, never played for the Philadelphia Flyers. The other two went on to serve as the starting goaltender for Philly at one point in their careers. One of those goaltenders was Brian Boucher. The other goalie was Martin Biron. Picked 16th overall by the Buffalo Sabres, Biron went on to see part-time duty for the organization between the seasons of 1995-1996 and 1998-1999. In 1999-2000, Biron suited up in 41 games for the Sabres during the regular season, but …

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