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Around the Net for 2.21.12

  Welcome to Around the Net, a new weekly column about the Philadelphia Flyers on and off the ice. This week, we will look back at the Flyers Wives Fight for Lives carnival and get an update on Chris Pronger; we explore the two trades the Flyers made to strengthen their defense and we examine the Rick Nash rumors and if it makes sense for Paul Holmgren to make such a deal. First, a video recap of the Flyers Wives carnival: Courtesy of the Flyers: http://video.flyers.nhl.com/videocenter/console?catid=0&id=158889 Lauren Pronger:”Good and bad days.” The wife of Flyers captain spoke over the weekend …

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The Five Stages of the Trading Block

Whenever a big name becomes available around the trading deadline there are 5 stages that fans of contending teams go through.  We’re currently seeing this with Rick Nash of the Columbus Blue Jackets.  Below are the five stages of a process that drive the weak to madness and cause even the strongest to curl up in a ball in the corner. Stage 1: HOLY CRAP HE’S AVAILABLE!? A reporter reveals that the big name (Rick Nash from here on out) is on the market.  You can’t believe it.  You type in all caps on Twitter and Facebook.  This is madness.  …

Trade deadline passes quietly for Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers were dormant as the 2011 NHL Trade Deadline passed as of 3 p.m. (et). Flyers’ GM Paul Holmgren awoke from his slumber to make just one minor deal, acquiring prospect forward Tom Sestito from the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for prospects Michael Chaput and Greg Moore. Sestito will be assigned to Adirondack of the American Hockey League. “Well, he’s a big kid, I think he’s got 30-some-odd points down there in the AHL…he was there last year on an entry-level contract. I like the fact that he’s got a chance to play at some point for …

A look at potential moves at the deadline

With the NHL trade deadline over a month away it would be a nice time to look at possible moves the Flyers could make. Internet rumors have the Flyers involved in "major trades" and involved with names like Jarome Iginla and Tomas Vokoun, but the reality is the Flyers won’t be making any major moves. According to Capgeek, the Flyers have less than $1.3M in cap space which means the likes of Iginla and Vokoun are out of their price range. They would need to move major salary in return to make such a deal, but a team that is …

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