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Rumors and Rumblings: Brent Burns on the blue line?

With the trade deadline less than a week away, the rumor mill is kicking into full gear.  According to Frank Seravalli of the Daily News, Paul Holmgrem has reported interest in Brent Burns of the San Jose Sharks. Seravalli states “After Sharks GM Doug Wilson unloaded defenseman Douglas Murray to Pittsburgh on Monday, many pointed toward veteran blue liner Dan Boyle and linked him to the Flyers.  Turns out, Boyle was simply the red herring. Instead, the Flyers’ brass wanted a closer look at Brent Burns, among others” Brent Burns would be a welcome addition to the Philadelphia Flyers’ blue line, but …

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Weekend report finds Snider in no-win situation

Ed Snider has spent most of the last 45 years concentrating on turning the Philadelphia Flyers into a franchise which coaxes love and loyalty from its fan base and a demands a yearly windfall of cash from faithful season-ticket holders. He’s also crafted a sizeable reputation across the continent as defender of the Philly Faith against the outside forces of the rest of hockey and as the Paterfamilias of the local hockey scene through his Ed Snider Youth Hockey Foundation, whose successful projects have included the rehabilitation and restoration of rinks around the Delaware Valley. But now, the 79-year-old Grand …