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A look at the goaltending market this offseason

With the trade of Jonathan Bernier to the Toronto Maple Leafs the Flyers lost out on a goaltender that I am personally a very big fan of. I think that Bernier is the real deal, and I would have loved to have been able to acquire him. Naturally, if that acquisition were to have happened, an Ilya Bryzgalov compliance buyout would have been inevitable. I am in favor of buying out Bryzgalov simply because of his contract. I’m a numbers and salary cap guy and I think it is absolutely crucial that he leave. While the Flyers could wait another …

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Hockey Hilarity: Luongo vs. Schneider

Friday funnies brought to you straight from hockey’s own players, media personnel, and broadcast botches. We’ll be mucking it up every week right here, examining puck ups, puns, tweets, and more! As not too much has been funny in Philadelphia Flyers land lately, we’ve had to go to Canada, yes all the way to Canada, to find something for you fine people to laugh at for this week’s Hockey Hilarity. TSN put together this absolutely amazing video starring none other than the Vancouver Canucks‘ goaltending tandem of Roberto Luongo and Cory Schneider, as well as TSN sportscaster James Duthie. As everyone …

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The Cap impacts and “recapture” risks of the Luongo rumor

Before I even begin to get into any financials, I’d like to first point out that I do not personally think there is any merit to rumors involving Roberto Luongo getting traded to the Flyers. I don’t think it makes much sense at all. If Bryzgalov is a long term risk, so is Luongo. With that said, there were some rumblings in the Twitter world from some respected people. Despite some denials, the tweet earlier from @enricociccone is accurate.The Flyers are interested in Roberto Luongo. — james duthie (@tsnjamesduthie) January 10, 2013   Paul Holmgren going in on Luongo big …

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On Drafting Defenseman

The 2012 draft is days away and Flyers fans have been discussing draft strategy for the first round. What should the Flyers do? The general consensus seems to be that they need to draft a defenseman in the first round and anything else is disappointing. There has also been lots of talk on whether or not the Flyers should move up to draft one of the higher ranked defenders. Most specifically, Ryan Murray, who will likely be selected second. I’ve seen someone go as far as suggesting a trade of James van Riemsdyk, Andrej Meszaros, Sergei Bobrovsky, and a first-round …

Flyers Finish Frantically In Win Against The Canucks

A win is a win. It doesn’t matter if the opening goal was due to a lucky bounce or if the Flyers played undisciplined in the third period, the Flyers won their home opener 5-4 against the Vancouver Canucks Wednesday night. Andrej Meszaros scored the game-winner early in the third period as the Flyers also received goals from Claude Giroux, Chris Pronger, James van Riemsdyk, and Jakub Voracek. Despite two-point nights from Alexandre Burrows, Mikael Samuelsson, Alex Edler, and Daniel Sedin, the Flyers managed to outscore the most potent offense in the league last season. In one of those rare …

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