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Around the Net 06.19.2012

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Draft time! What will the Philadelphia Flyers do in the draft this weekend? [Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] [CSN Philly] Free agents aren’t free, they cost quite a bit actually… Jaromir Jagr is either going to sign with the Flyers or go somewhere else…[Broad Street Hockey] [The 700 Level] while Rick Nash is probably not coming to Philly:[] First the Finals, now this… The Devils are still in trouble money wise:[Puck Daddy] That’s all for this week, join me …

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Van Riemsdyk will not have surgery

Philadelphia Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren has confirmed that forward James van Riemsdyk will not undergo hip surgery. Rather, the 23-year-old New Jersey native will rehab the injury. “After consultation with various doctors regarding James’ hip injury, we have come to the conclusion that surgery is not necessary,” Holmgren said in a statement issued Friday morning. “We will treat James’ hip with alternative therapies and non-surgical procedures. It is expected that James will be 100 percent well before training camp begins.” Van Riemsdyk was limited to 43 regular-season games last season due to injuries, most notably a concussion and broken …

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The JVR Conundrum

I don’t want Rick Nash. I don’t want his $7.8 million cap hit. I don’t want his $7.6 million dollar salary. I don’t want Rick Nash. I’m not sure I want James van Riemsdyk anymore, either. Whether Howard Eskin’s report of JVR delaying his torn hip labrum surgery in an effort to not get traded is true or not, JVR needs to speak up. If Eskin’s report is true, I am not upset with JVR. In all honesty, I actually like him a little bit better. The fact that he would delay surgery because he loves Philadelphia so much is …

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Paterson out as Phantoms head coach

Unexpected news arrived late this afternoon, revealing that Phantoms head coach Joe Paterson has been relieved from his duties as head coach after less than two seasons at the helm. “As an organization, we feel the Phantoms need a new voice moving forward,” Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said in a brief statement issued on the club’s web site.  “We would like to thank Joe for his hard work and service to the Phantoms over the past season and a half, but we feel a new direction is needed at this time.” Paterson, who took over in late December of 2010, …

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I (Might) Know What You Are Doing This Summer

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