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Around the Net: September 10,2013: Flyers sign Dan Cleary, rookies win game against Caps,more

Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Flyers sign Dan Cleary After a summer of shrewd signings and paying under market value, Homer returns to form and signs another forward we don’t need. [Broad Street Hockey] [Puck Daddy] [Hockeybuzz] [The Checking Line] Flyers rookies impress The Flyers rookies beat the Caps rookies 1-0 on Tyler Leier’s goal in the second period:[Philly.com] [Flyers.nhl.com] NHL news Calgary Flames goalie Miikka Kiprusoff retires:[The Hockey News] Hockey season is coming, get your Philadelphia Flyers tickets here. That’s all for this week, join me …

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Flyers Add Cleary

The Flyers signed F Daniel Cleary to a three year deal on Monday. The deal cannot be made official until the end of the month, as the Flyers are over the salary cap until Chris Pronger is placed on the LTIR. The deal, as reported by USA Today, is worth $2.75 million over three years. Cleary became the odd man out in Detroit, where he’s played since 2005, after the Red Wings signed star winger Daniel Alfredsson and center Stephen Weiss. Cleary should fit nicely on the Flyers third line, as he produced nine goals and six assists during the …

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Flyers Sign Taylor Leier to Entry-Level Deal

  (Photo courtesy of Doug Beghtel – The Oregonian) The Flyers have announced that they have come to terms on an entry-level contract with 2012 4th-round pick Taylor Leier of the WHL Portland Winterhawks. While this is the 50th contract for the Flyers it is very likely to slide along with Anthony Stolarz and Scott Laughton. Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia’s Tim Panaccio reports the contract is a 3-year deal, worth $2.56 million. He’ll be paid $853,500 per year with bonuses for games played. Leier was a member of the Memorial Cup-winning Winterhawks last year, the same team as Nashville Predators’ first-round …

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Does Hal Gill have a chance to stick with the Flyers?

After being invited to training camp, does Hal Gill have a legitimate chance to stick with the Philadelphia Flyers? It adds another body to a defense corps that already had some intriguing decisions to make. From my article last week: The Flyers are currently just over $2 million over the league’s upper limit, so they will have to shed some cap space. The likely candidates are defenseman Braydon Coburn or Andrej Meszaros (or Grossmann to a lesser extent). The Flyers have nine blue-liners signed to one-way contract; and young players such as Oliver Lauridsen are knocking on the door of …

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Ranking the Flyers’ Prospects: Defense

Last Monday I ranked the Flyers’ top 10 prospects at forward as I see it. You can click here to view my forward rankings. This week I rank the Flyers’ top 10 defensive prospects. Overall, I like what the Flyers have in their system on the blue line. Names such as Robert Haag and Samuel Morin stick out due to their high potential and where they were selected in the draft. Philadelphia also possesses some lesser known defenseman such as Fredrick Larsson, Maxim Lamarche, and Mark Alt that I believe could have an impact at the NHL level someday. Check …