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Archive: July, 2012

Voracek 'big part' of Flyers' future

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 12:38 PM
After a summer of discontent, there was finally some positive news for the Flyers on Thursday as they signed RW Jake Voracek to a multi-year pact. That means the top line is probably set. Voracek is expected to be on a unit with Claude Giroux and Scott Hartnell. In that set up, the 6-foot-2, 214-pound... Read more

Flyers, Lavy close to extension

Thursday, July 26, 2012, 4:50 PM
GM Paul Holmgren told The Inquirer that Flyers' coach Peter Laviolette will be given an extension and that he expects the deal to be completed within a week - and perhaps by the end of the weekend. Laviolette has directed the Flyers to back-to-back 47-win seasons. You have to go back to the... Read more

Holmgren: 'We have to move forward'

Wednesday, July 25, 2012, 11:27 AM
In a conference call with reporters on Wednesday, Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said he doesn't plan to pursue another RFA from an opponent this summer, added he was close to resigning Jakub Voracek, and claimed his pursuit of RFA Shea Weber was only because of his stature _ and not because he is unhappy... Read more

Sources: No trade talks for Weber

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 11:59 AM
Two sources with knowledge of the situation confirmed that the Flyers and Nashville Predators have NOT had any trade talks since star defenseman Shea Weber signed a 14-year, $110 million offer sheet last Wednesday. That would seem to suggest that Nashville plans to match the Flyers' offer. Either... Read more

Nashville retains Weber

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 3:27 PM
Shea it aint so. The Flyers have struck out with another marquee free agent. Nashville announced it had matched the Flyers' 14-year, 110-million offer sheet to star defenseman Shea Weber, who thus is retained by the Predators. “In tendering an offer sheet to Shea Weber, we were trying to ... Read more

Mixed signals in Weber saga

Tuesday, July 24, 2012, 12:05 AM
As this is being written, there are a little less than 48 hours until Nashville has to make a decision on whether to match the Flyers' bold,14-year, $110 million offer to star defenseman Shea Weber. There are mixed signals being sent. The fact that Nashville has not talked to Weber since he signed... Read more

Bombshell: Flyers make offer to Weber; will Nashville match?

Thursday, July 19, 2012, 3:47 AM
The Flyers hope they have found Chris Pronger’s successor. His name is Shea Weber, a 6-foot-4, 232-pounder who is arguably the game's best all-around defenseman. They signed a 14-year offer sheet for a reported $110 million late Wednesday night for Weber, a restricted free agent with Nashville... Read more

Flyers, Habs: Best ice in NHL

Monday, July 9, 2012, 10:53 PM
In baseball, many top-flight free-agents have selected teams because they thought their ballpark was tailored to their strengths. For the Flyers' sake, it's a shame that same thinking isn't applied by the premier NHL free-agents. You see, the ice at the Wells Fargo Center was ranked No. 1 in the... Read more

Holmgren relying on kids' growth

Thursday, July 5, 2012, 4:15 PM
After listening to Flyers GM Paul Holmgren Thursday, I get the sense that _ unless other teams bring down their demands _ he will not be a player in the trading sweepstakes for Anaheim’s Bobby Ryan or Columbus’ Rick Nash. In other words, the Flyers are not dealing promising centers Sean... Read more

Parise, Suter to Minn.; Flyers go to Plan B

Wednesday, July 4, 2012, 11:55 AM
The Flyers made huge offers, but in the end, they fell on deaf ears. Defenseman Ryan Suter and left winger Zach Parise, the prizes in this year's free-agent pool, signed with the Minnesota Wild, a team that hasn't made the playoffs during the last four seasons. Parise, a Minnesota native,and Suter... Read more
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