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Archive: January, 2011

Flyers give Holmgren three-year extension

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 2:34 PM
General manager Paul Holmgren will sign a three-year contract extension Tuesday, the Flyers confirmed. Holmgren, 55, is in his fifth season as GM and 32d as a member of the organization. He has been the architect of the Flyers' remarkabke turnaround in recent years. In 2007-08, his first full season... Read more

Lots of positives as Flyers survive

Tuesday, January 18, 2011, 11:26 PM
For the Flyers, there were lots of positives in their exciting 3-2 overtime win over visiting Washington on Tuesday. Consider: - Goalie Sergei Bobrovsky continued to re-assert himself, winning for the third straight time and raising his record to 18-6-3. Maybe he will make a rookie-of-the-year... Read more

Briere fined; Shelley eyes Rangers rematch

Monday, January 17, 2011, 2:11 PM
The Flyers and New York Rangers meet three more times this year, and you don't have to be a Fred Shero descendant to realize there might be a parade to the penalty box in those games. On Sunday, the Rangers' Sean Avery sucker-punched Matt Carle during the Flyers' 3-2 win. Later in the game, Flyers... Read more

Flyers being cautious with Pronger; Bob starting Fri.

Friday, January 14, 2011, 5:58 PM
ATLANTA For the first time since he broke his right foot on Dec. 15, Chris Pronger skated with some Flyers teammates Friday in Atlanta. But that doesn't mean the defenseman will be joining the lineup in the next few games. "We want to take things slowly," GM Paul Holmgren said. Holmgren confirmed... Read more

New-look D falters as Flyers fall

Thursday, January 13, 2011, 11:15 PM
BOSTON _ Boston's Tim Thomas and the Flyers' Brian Boucher have been two of the NHL's premier goalies this season. Thomas took a league'best 1.77 goals-against average into the game, while Boucher was sixth with a 2.23 GAA. So, naturally, they allowed a combined 12 goals in Boston's wild 7-5 cictory... Read more

Briere answers all-star snub

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 11:05 PM
BUFFALO _ Danny Briere said his four-point night Tuesday wasn’t related to his all-star snub earlier in the day. For what it’s worth, he said it with a broad smile. “I don’t think it had too much to do with that,” Briere said after the Flyers rallied past Buffalo, 5-2... Read more

'Bob' may get SuperSkills nod

Tuesday, January 11, 2011, 1:52 AM
BUFFALO _ Flyers goalie Sergei Bobrovsky could be one of 12 rookies selected Tuesday to play in the NHL’s SuperSkills all-star competition on Jan. 29. Bobrovsky is 15-6-3 with a 2.57 GAA and .915 save percentage. Chicago’s Corey Crawford (14-8-1, 2.23, .917) and Nashville’s Anders... Read more

Give Holmgren credit for trying to improve Flyers

Friday, January 7, 2011, 2:05 AM
(UPDATED: Langenbrunner dealt to Dallas.) NEWARK, N.J. _ Even though the Flyers didn't get Jamie Langenbrunner, give general manager Paul Holmgren credit for trying to acquire the New Jersey Devils’ veteran winger. Holmgren, whose team is among the NHL’s elite, could have been satisfied... Read more

Pronger to start skating; Briere issues warning

Wednesday, January 5, 2011, 1:11 PM
The Flyers received good medical news on Wednesday: Chris Pronger, the heart of the team's defense, was cleared to start some light skating on Thursday. Pronger, 36, broke his right foot blocking a shot in Montreal on Dec. 15 and, at the time, it was estimated he would miss four to six weeks. Without... Read more

Leighton clears waivers; Pronger healing nicely

Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 12:10 PM
Flyers goaltender Michael Leighton cleared waivers Tuesday _ even the goalie-needy Islanders passed on him _ and was sent to the AHL Phantoms. Leighton, 29, will probably never play for the Flyers again this season, because it is unlikely he would clear re-entry waivers _ and be available to teams... Read more
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