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Trade in works for Flyers?

There have been rumors all summer that the Flyers would like to move a defenseman, considering their jogjam there and that they continue to say they are impressed with tryout Hal Gill.

Holmgren said he believes the Flyers have 48 contracts signed toward the 50-contract limit, though Anthony Stolarz, Samuel Morin and even Scott Laughton will slide toward next year unless they play 10 games with the Flyers this year.

 

Oliver Lauridsen, 24, was sent to Adirondack on Friday. Even without him, the Flyers still have nine bodies: Kimmo Timonen, Mark Streit, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Andrej Meszaros, Nick Grossmann, Erik Gustafsson, Bruno Gervais and Gill.

Gustafsson, 24, isn’t going anywhere.

“He would have to clear waivers,” Holmgren said. “That would be pretty risky. He’s a young player that we really like.”

So, has Holmgren had any conversations with other general managers about moving a defenseman?

“I’ve had conversations with people, but are they specifically asking (about defensemen)? No,” Holmgren said. “This time of year, you always ask questions like ‘What are you looking for?’ and ‘What do you need?’ It’s just general talk.
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How can the Flyers fit Dan Cleary on the roster?

So what’s the impact of Dan Cleary on the Flyers’ roster once he formally signs a contract?

It’s complicated, but it can be sorted out.

Mega trade rumor – Canadiens and Flyers talking trade?

Flyers and Blues talking trade?

Flyers likely to move a defenseman

The Flyers still will need to trim salary. Currently, the Flyers are approximately $320,000 over the salary cap – and they still need to add a starting goaltender. How will they do that? At least one defenseman needs to go.

Flyers would like to sign Horton

Flyers targetting Thomas

Flyers management is now operating under the assumption that Emery will re-sign. So, with Emery crossed off the list, some believe the next likely target is free agent Tim Thomas, the 39-year-old former Cup winner who took last season off. Thomas spent the year with his family. Thomas’ agent, Bill Zito, told reporters yesterday that he has been instructed by his client to explore options for a comeback next season.

DREGER: LECAVALIER TO SIGN FIVE-YEAR, $22.5M DEAL WITH FLYERS

According to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger, veteran forward Vincent Lecavalier has agreed to sign a five-year, $22.5 million deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

The deal will also include a full no-movement clause.

Sources: Finding goalie still Flyers’ primary focus

Finding another goalie remains Holmgren’s primary focus with several side issues.

“He’s made it known he’d like a goalie with no years or one-year left where they can get a read on that player before committing,” a source said.

Source: Flyers interested in Jaroslav Halak

The Flyers’ goalie vacancy has taken yet another twist with a name not previously in the mix.

According to an NHL source here at this weekend’s NHL draft, the Flyers have made some inquires with St. Louis Blues general manager Doug Armstrong about the availability of Jaroslav Halak, who lost the starter’s job to Brian Elliott this past season.

Sens and Ducks talking to the Ducks about Ryan

The Senators aren’t alone in their pursuit, but they may be one of the few teams with the assets to make a deal happen. The talk is the Ducks would like to get a defencemen in return if they are going to move Ryan.

“He’s the guy everybody wants,” said a league executive Thursday.

Are the Edmonton Oilers interested in Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Braydon Coburn?

First, Coburn is a good fit for Edmonton’s needs. He has size (6’5″, 220 pounds), a physical game, skates well, and has some ability to move the puck. He’s primarily a defensive defenceman and plays on both sides of the ice but has a left-handed shot. It’s a mixture that – particularly with a weak free agent crop – the Oilers are going to have trouble finding.

Five Flyers goalie options, post-Bryzgalov

You all know the news by now — the Philadelphia Flyers will use a compliance buyout on goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.

It could be that management already has a plan in place to address the starting goaltending for next season, so don’t be surprised if there’s more to this story soon.

But here are five potential options, for discussion’s sake:

TSN.ca – The Philadelphia Flyers to buyout Ilya Bryzgalov

The Philadelphia Flyers are parting ways with goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov after just two seasons. The club used the second of their two compliance buyout options on Tuesday to buy out the Russian netminder.

http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=426278

 

Could the Flyers and Blues swing a deal?

 

Danny Briere knows he’s likely facing a buyout

After this evening’s game against the Ottawa Senators, Danny Briere, who remains out of the lineup following a concussion, has eight more games left in the season.

Briere “pushed” things today at the morning skate, he said, and needs to see how he’s feeling on Friday. If he has no symptoms – he hasn’t had any for about four days – then he’ll play Saturday in Buffalo.

Briere is likely down to his final eight games as a Flyer. He’s an obvious option for an amnesty buyout this summer with two years left on his deal at a team-high $6.5 million cap hit.

Flyers looking and Yandle?

 

Flyers in the mix of teams chasing San Jose forward Ryane Clowe

RYANE CLOWE and the San Jose Sharks have the Flyers waiting with bated breath.

Clowe, the forward the Flyers have spent the better part of the past 2 days chasing, was scratched from Monday night’s lineup by the Sharks in order to “protect the asset” in the event of a trade. An injury would have derailed the process.

As of press time for this edition, Clowe had not been traded. Check Philly.com/Sports for the latest Flyers information.


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