Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Laviolette named Team USA assistant coach, things could get interesting

July 23, 2013

By Nick Tricome

Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette will be at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia, serving as an assistant coach for Team USA.

Monday, July 22, 2013

Sochi bound?: Select Flyers invited to Olympic prelim rosters

July 22, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The NHL made a deal at the end of last week to allow their players to participate in the 2014 Winter Olympics and teams have been putting together their preliminary rosters in preparation of orientation camps.

Here are the Flyers that will be getting a shot at representing their countries this winter...

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Sean Couturier gets two-year extension

July 20, 2013

By Nick Tricome

Getting pending restricted free agents under contract has been a top priority for the Flyers this season.

They already signed defensemen Erik Gustafsson and Oliver Lauridsen, who already hit restricted free agency, to deals and signed their captain Claude Giroux, who would have become a restricted free agent after the 2013-14 season, to an eight-year contract extension.

Now the Flyers have signed forward Sean Couturier to a two-year contract extension.

Important games on the schedule

July 20, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The NHL finally released the schedule for all 30 of its teams on Friday, leaving some interesting match-ups on the Flyers' schedule

Some of it's due to conference re-alignment, while the rest of it is the result of the team's acquisitions and departures during the offseason.

So, let's take a look...

Monday, July 15, 2013

Hextall returns to Flyers as assistant GM

July 15, 2013

By Nick Tricome

Ron Hextall has made his way back to the Flyers.

The Flyers named Hextall assistant general manager and director of hockey operations on Monday.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Lauridsen signed to two-year extension

July 10, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The Flyers re-signed another one of their restricted free agents on Wednesday in defenseman Oliver Lauridsen.

Lauridsen will be getting a two-year contract extension after the two-year entry level deal he originally signed ended after the 2013 season.

Broad Street Bullies coach Fred Shero finally gets elected to Hockey Hall of Fame

July 10, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The honor was long overdue, but it's finally happening.

The Hockey Hall of Fame announced its newest inductees on Tuesday. The list includes greats players like Scott Niedermayer, Brendan Shanahan and Chris Chelios and now, finally, former Flyers coach Fred Shero.

Gustafsson signed to one-year deal

July 10, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The Flyers signed defenseman Erik Gustafsson to a one-year, $1 million contract on Tuesday and it is a one-way deal, according to Flyers Inside Reporter Anthony SanFilippo.

After 14 years with Lightning, Lecavalier wears colors of a different team

July 9, 2013

By Nick Tricome

It's hard to imagine Vincent Lecavalier wearing the colors of any other team but the Tampa Bay Lightning.

On Tuesday, though, the day finally came.

At the conclusion of the introductory press conference for the Flyers' newest signings in center Lecavalier, defenseman Mark Streit and goaltender Ray Emery, the three of them put on their orange and black sweaters for the first time (well, second time in Emery's case).

No one looked more different than Lecavalier.

Streit after Islanders' playoff appearance: "It was time to move on"

July 9, 2013

By Nick Tricome

Mark Streit had spent the past five of his eight (technically four of seven) NHL seasons playing for the New York Islanders.

But even though the Islanders made the playoffs for the first time in six years, with him as their captain, the 35-year old Swiss defenseman felt it was time to move on.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Holmgren on Emery: "All he does is win"

July 9, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The Flyers introduced their newest members on Tuesday in center Vincet Lecavalier and defenseman Mark Streit. They also welcomed goaltender Ray Emery back into the fold.

During the introductory press conference at the Wells Fargo Center, general manager Paul Holmgren had very high praise for the 30-year old goaltender.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Ray Emery Part 2

July 5, 2013

By Nick Tricome

Free agency opened at noon and the Flyers went and found a goaltender almost immediately.

They signed Ray Emery to a one-year, $1.65 million contract, giving him another shot in Philadelphia.

Thursday, July 4, 2013

4th of July Notes: Briere signs with Habs, Hall re-signs, Flyers pushing for Emery

July 2, 2013

By Nick Tricome

Free agency doesn't start until tomorrow, but that hasn't stopped teams from making moves on the 4th of July.

UPDATED: Giroux's extension finalized and agreed to

July 4, 2013

By Nick Tricome

UPDATE #2: It's official, Giroux signed to the eight-year contract extension.

Here is the press release statement by GM Paul Holmgren concerning Giroux's deal.

“We are pleased to announce that we have agreed to an eight-year contract extension with Claude Giroux,” Holmgren said. “Claude is a high-quality young man that over the past few years has blossomed into our best player and also one of the top players in the league. We look forward to more and better things to come from Claude over the next number of years as we try to achieve our goal of becoming a championship team.”

UPDATE: Giroux's contract extension has been finalized, according to ESPN's Pierre LeBrun. He will sign an 8-year, $66.2 million deal that has a full no-movement clause.

Giroux's annual cap hit will be $8.275 million starting in the 2014-15 season.
Claude Giroux is going to be a rich man in a couple days.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Notes from Tuesday

July 3, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The Vinny Lecavalier signing took up a lot of attention yesterday, but there was some more Flyers-related news that broke.

Here is a quick look...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Lecavalier agrees to terms with Philly, but Flyers still have issues to address

July 2, 2013

By Nick Tricome

The Flyers secured one former captain when they reached a deal with defenseman Mark Streit, and  now they secured another.

Center Vincent Lecavalier, the former Tampa Bay Lightning captain who was bought out of his contract a week ago, has agreed to five-year, $22.5 million contract with Philadelphia. The deal will carry a $4.5 million cap hit, along with a no-movement clause.