Category Archives: Philadelphia Flyers
Excuse the Flyers if they probably feel like petitioning the NHL to kindly hit the “reset” button on the start of the season.
For the second straight season _ and just the fourth time since the franchise started in 1967-68 _ the Flyers have opened with three consecutive losses.
They dropped a 2-1 decision Sunday evening to the host Carolina Hurricanes, a team projected to finish toward the bottom of the Eastern Conference.
Sunday came and went with the Flyers still undecided about their roster and still over the NHL salary cap.
General manager Paul Holmgren said he hasn’t figured out just yet what becomes of Adam Hall and Bruno Gervais now that they cleared waivers.
Hearing a little chatter about Avs and Flyers possibly talking about a swap for a D-man. Might happen, might not
— adater (@adater) September 28, 2013
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.
Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/frequentflyers/Trade-in-works-for-Flyers.html#yC5XII5okBO6sEBA.99
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) September 18, 2013
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.
Rumeur. Échange Montréal-Philadelphie. Coburn, Simmonds et Talbot pour Plekanec, Beaulieu et Moen.
— Stephane Laporte (@laportestephane) July 5, 2013
Flyers say they REMAIN in the mix for Halak via trade route …
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) July 4, 2013
I am told that Flyers would love to get their hands on N. Horton but the word is, he has a couple clubs in mind, and it's not them
— Tim Panaccio (@tpanotchCSN) July 1, 2013