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Flyers draft Robert Hägg in the second round of the 2013 draft

With the 41st overall pick in the 2013 NHL Entry Draft, the Flyers select Swedish left-handed defenseman, Robert Hägg, from Modo Jr. Hägg, who is listed at 6’2″ and 201lb. at the age of 18, is a well rounded defenseman who was projected to go in the latter half of the first round. Although his game is fairly solid, his physical play lacks consistency. He also told reporters today that he needed to work on his “wild inconsistency”, according to CSN Philly’s Sarah Baicker. (Hey there, Braydon Coburn.) The big, mobile defender served as an assistant captain on Sweden’s U18 …

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Flyers draft day predictions

We are at a point in time where we can start counting down hours until the draft but there’s still plenty of time for things to happen between now and when Mr. Irrelevant gets picked. So, let’s take a stab at what happens between now and then in what may be the most unpredictable draft day in years. (Keep in mind that this is just for fun and I have about as much of a chance of being right as I do of winning the lottery.) The Flyers have been linked to Pittsburgh defenseman, Kris Letang, who allegedly has Philadelphia …

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OH, it’s just the Beginning! Halak, Coburn and more!

  With the draft a little over 24 hours away, the rumor mill has begun to churn at full pace.  General Managers are getting a feeling of who is available and for what price.  Over the next 24 hours leading up to the draft you can fully expect the rumors to come in at an unbelievable rate.  Teams will be desperately trying to get cap compliant since it will be dropping from 70.2 million to 64.3 million this year as well.  This is only the beginning, but we have some interesting rumors already hitting the twittersphere. Of course the Philadelphia …

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Streit officially in, so who’s out?

Beating the free-agency deadline by one week, the Philadelphia Flyers officially announced the signing of defenseman Mark Streit to a multi-year contract on Friday evening. No terms of the new pact were disclosed, but previous reports stated it is for $21 million over four years. According to Darren Dreger from TSN of Canada, the breakdown is $5 million next season, $6 million for 2014-15 and 2015-16, then $4 million in 2016-17. TSN’s Ryan Rishaug and others also reported earlier on Friday that defenseman Braydon Coburn is now “in play”  and has drawn interest from both the Carolina Hurricanes and Edmonton …

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 …