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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 …

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2013 NHL Entry Draft: Updated (6/28) Mock Draft Two

In my final mock draft the largest change is found at the top. With the speculation coming out of Denver that the Avalanche will take a forward with the first overall pick I have promotes Finnish sensation, Aleksander Barkov to the top spot. Seth Jones falls to Florida at second overall. Nathan MacKinnon stays at three and Jonathan Drouin drops to Nashville at four. Curtis Lazar makes his first appearance in my mock drafts, dropping Nic Petan out of the top 30. Steven Santini also hops back in at 30th overall going to the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. …

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Five Questions 2013 NHL Entry Draft: To trade down or remain put?

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Adam Kimelman from NHL.com, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, Todd Cordell from The Hockey Guys and HockeyBuzz and our very own Jared Abbott participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the fifth of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. Would the Flyers be wise to trade down from the 11th overall pick and acquire more late round picks given how deep this draft class is supposed to be? Adam Kimelman:  I’m sure Paul Holmgren and his staff are going over all opportunities. If there ever was a time to acquire as many picks as …

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Five Questions 2013 NHL Entry Draft: Talking Euros

Flyers Faithful is pleased to have Adam Kimelman from NHL.com, Mark Edwards from HockeyProspect.com, Chris Shafer from Hockey’s Future, Todd Cordell from The Hockey Guys and HockeyBuzz and our very own Jared Abbott participate in the current iteration of Five Questions. This is the fourth of a five part series focusing on the upcoming draft. The Flyers have a habit of not taking Europeans in the first round except for Peter Forsberg (sixth overall ’91), Dainius Zubrus (15th overall ’96), Joni Pitkanen (fourth overall ’02) and Luca Sbisa (19th overall ’08).  Do you think it would be beneficial if the Flyers start looking overseas more?  Adam Kimelman: I think …