Maxim Lamarche has been signed by the Flyers.  Photo is courtesy of http://www.lechodelaval.ca.

Flyers sign defensive prospect Lamarche

The Philadelphia Flyers have signed Defenseman Maxim Lamarche from the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The news was announced by Mikael Lalancette from TVA Sports. Maxim Lamarche s'entend avec les Flyers. Contrat à deux volets. #grossesaison — Mikaël Lalancette (@MLalancette) May 30, 2013 The 20-year old has played the last four seasons with Baie-Comeau Drakkar.  The Flyers signed him as a free agent to a two-way deal.  At 6’ 2” and 218 pounds he can surely help the Flyers in rebuilding a woeful blue line from last year. Coming off of his best year in the QMJHL, Lamarche had 9 …

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Bourdon, Laughton signed

At least one more puzzle to the Flyers defensive picture has been solved, as restricted free agent blueliner Marc-Andre Bourdon was signed to a multi-year contract extension reported to be for two years with an average annual value of $612,500 per season. That’s a significant down-grade from his initial entry-level deal whose cap hit was $875,000 according to NHLNumbers.com. Bourdon, who will turn 23 on September 17, missed time last season due to a concussion. Still, he made an impression during several call-ups, totaling four goals and seven points in 45 games for Philadelphia. In addition, first-round selection Scott Laughton …

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Flyers sign three; Syvret returns again

Oh Danny Boy, the ice, the ice is calling… One of three signings by the Flyers on Day Three of Free Agency, Danny Syvret is back for his third turn with the franchise. The 27-year-old defenseman spent last year in the American Hockey League with the Blues’ affiliate in Peoria, tallying seven goals and 42 points in 75 games for the Rivermen. He suited up for a four-game stint with the Flyers two seasons ago, failing to record a point, but appeared in 51 games for the Adirondack Phantoms after his re-acquisition from Anaheim — scoring 10 times with 26 …

Holmgren’s D-Day conference call transcript

Q: How did this progress so quickly? “Well, I think probably what got the ball rolling for a lot of talk over the last 10 or 12 days was the acquisition of the negotiating rights for Ilya Bryzgalov.  That set the wheels in motion.  Most teams probably viewed us as trying to sign Ilya – we did come to an agreement today – and I think that got the ball rolling.  I know over the last few days, I spent a lot of time talking particularly with both Los Angeles and Columbus, and that culminated in what happened today.” Q: …