The Flyers and Claude Giroux are moving closer to a contract extension. The deal is not finalized but could be with a day or two.
The deal for Giroux, the Flyers' captain, will be for 8 years and $66 million, according to sources. The new deal will kick in for the 2014-15 season.
They say you can never have enough defenseman, not in an 82-game NHL season which is more like a war of attrition than anything else.
Is the same true for the Flyers?
When the Flyers officially announce defenseman Mark Streit’s 4-year, $21 million pact - which is expected to come on Thursday or Friday - they will suddenly have eight NHL defensemen on their roster.
What exact role did Flyers chairman Ed Snider have in bringing Ilya Bryzgalov to Philadelphia in 2011?
For now, it seems like we won’t know the answer to that question.
After multiple attempts for comment on Bryzgalov’s $23 million buyout, Snider issued a statement on Wednesday. Snider, 80, was said to have been traveling.
The Philadelphia Daily News' Frank Seravalli catches up with CineSport's Brian Clark to talk about the Flyers buying out Ilya Bryzgalov, and the team's focus heading into the NHL Draft.
Ilya Bryzgalov has spoken.
Well, not really. Bryzgalov did not address the media following the Flyers’ decision to buy him out from the $34.5 million remaining on his 9-year deal.
But Bryzgalov did issue a statement on Wednesday to other media outlets with the help of his agent, who made it clear that they will have no further comment on the situation.
Despite serious internal debate, the Flyers have decided to part ways with goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov.
Bryzgalov’s tumultuous, two-year tenure with the team will officially come to a close on Wednesday at 5 o’clock, when the NHL’s compliance buyout window opens, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed in a statement on Tuesday.
“I met with Ilya this morning and informed him that we are going to exercise a compliance buyout of his contract,” Holmgren said. “This was a very difficult business decision to make for us and we want to thank Ilya for his time here and wish him all the best moving forward.”
The Flyers confirmed on Thursday what many have been thinking for months.
The team will use one of its two compliance, or “amnesty,” buyouts on forward Danny Briere, general manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement. Holmgren met with Briere last week to inform him.
“This was a very difficult decision for us to make as Danny has been a very good player for us over the past six years,” Holmgren said. “Danny came to our organization as a free agent in July of 2007 and has been a tremendous player, person and role model in all aspects and for that we thank him. We wish him continued success and best wishes in any future endeavors.”