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The Miscalculation of Paul Holmgren

Ryan Suter…Strike one. Zach Parise…Strike two. Jaromir Jagr…Strike three, you’re out, Mr. Holmgren. We in Flyerdom find ourselves in a strange situation as of mid-July in 2012. The Flyers’ big free agent signing 11 days in has been bottom-six forward and old friend Ruslan Fedotenko. Holmgren failed to make meaningful contact with the two marquee free agents in Suter and Parise (although, if you have read my articles, you know I don’t believe Suter was a marquee free agent). Furthermore, the Flyers blew their chances in retaining Matt Carle. I believed Holmgren when he said that he believed that he …

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Point/Counterpoint: Parise and Suter

Welcome to the newest edition of “Point/Counterpoint,” where a pair of Flyers Faithful scribes present both sides of one particular issue with their own unique view and flair. This week Dain S. and Jim H. debate whether the Flyers’ are better off with or without Zach Parise and Ryan Suter. Dain starts it off with the argument against Parise and Suter. Zach Parise and Ryan Suter were two of the marquee free agents in the NHL this offseason. Many of the top teams in the league tried to sign them, including the Red Wings, Penguins, Wild and of course the Flyers.  Minnesota ended up …


Podcast: Episode 31, “Shea”meless

On this edition of the Flyers Faithful podcast, Steve and Hal talk to Bill Meltzer about Flyers prospect camp, the departures of Matt Carle and Jaromir Jagr, and which young Flyers we can expect to step up next season.  Steve and Hal also discuss Zach Parise and Ryan Suter signing in Minnesota and the possibility of Shea Weber in Orange and Black. Flyers Faithful Podcast Episode 31 You can also download it from iTunes here!  If you’re enjoying the show via iTunes we would very much appreciate it if you could rate it and leave a review on there!

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Around the Net 07.10.12

  Welcome to Around the Net, a weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Some like it cold Zack Parise and Ryan Suter decide they like ice fishing and less money to go the Minnesota Wild:[] [The Checking Line] [Broad Street Hockey] The future is here Flyers prospect camp opened on Monday and runs through to the end of the week:[Broad Street Hockey] [Hockeybuzz] [CSN Philly] The return of Rusty Ruslan Fedotenko is back with the Flyers and will no longer kill us:[The Hockey Writers] [Hockeybuzz] Tommy,can you hear me? Tom Sestito …

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CBA 101 Part 8: the 100 Percent Rule and Shea Weber

When free agency rolls around, there is always discussion about how the newly signed contracts are laid out. Is it front loaded, back loaded, or relatively even year to year? You’ll often even hear discussion with respect to Restricted Free Agents, such as in the case of Shea Weber currently, and attempting to sign him to such a hugely front-loaded offer sheet that Nashville could not match. I’d argue, that that is harder to do than many realize. When structuring contracts there are certain rules which restrict how much a player’s salary can increase or decrease from year to year. …