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Archive: July, 2013

Flyers' Couturier signs extension; Schenn, Read next?

Saturday, July 20, 2013, 1:58 PM
Sean Couturier, expected to be the Flyers’ third-line center, agreed to a two-year contract extension Saturday that will pay him a total of $3.5 million _ a $1.75 million cap hit per season. Couturier, 20, could have become a restricted free agent after the 2013-14 season. After a solid rookie... Read more

Hextall returning to Flyers

Monday, July 15, 2013, 4:51 PM
Ron Hextall, the one-time star goalie with a flair for the dramatic, is returning to the Flyers. Hextall, 49, was named an assistant GM and director of hockey operations, the Flyers announced Monday. He will start with the team on Aug. 1. "I'm going with my gut," Hextall said of his decision. Chris... Read more

Flyers prospects: From skating to cooking

Friday, July 12, 2013, 10:29 AM
The Flyers finished their prospects’ camp Thursday in a different manner -- with the players going grocery shopping together at a Voorhees Acme. They then attended a cooking class in South Philly. "Every year, I try to bring something different," said Ian Laperriere, the Flyers’ director... Read more

Recovering Bourdon in Flyers' crowded D plans

Monday, July 8, 2013, 12:41 PM
One of the most intriguing players at the Flyers’ prospect camp in Voorhees is a defenseman who has already played 45 games in the NHL, Marc-Andre Bourdon. Bourdon’s 2012-13 season with the AHL Phantoms was cut short by a concussion, and he is skating with the prospects to get in shape... Read more

Shero elected to Hall of Fame

Tuesday, July 9, 2013, 12:15 AM
UPDATE: Fred Shero was FINALLY elected into the Hall of Fame on Tuesday. No other ex-Flyers were named. ****** If the 18-member hockey Hall of Fame selection committee wants to increase its integrity, it needs to elect legendary former Flyers coach Fred Shero on Tuesday. The committee will announce... Read more

Lecavalier being put on Giroux's line?

Saturday, July 6, 2013, 11:45 AM
The Flyers are at least kicking around the idea of moving recently signed center Vinny Lecavalier to RW on Claude Giroux's first line. That was one of the many interesting aspects of a conference call Saturday with Lecavalier and reporters. From here, if the Flyers placed the 6-foot-4, 215-pound... Read more

Emery signs with Flyers, will battle Mason for job

Friday, July 5, 2013, 12:32 PM
Goalie Ray Emery is returning to the Flyers. Emery signed a $1.65 million, one-year deal with the Flyers on Friday, the first day of free agency. Thus the Flyers have one of the lowest-paid goalie tandems in the NHL, a combined $3.15 million for Emery and Steve Mason ($1.5 million). The two will... Read more

Flyers, Giroux 'close' on long-term deal

Friday, July 5, 2013, 6:52 AM
The Flyers and star center Claude Giroux are closing in on a contract extension, though general manager Paul Holmgren on late Thursday night denied reports that the team had finalized the deal. Holmgren said a few things needed to be worked out before the contract was completed with the Flyers' 25-year-old... Read more

Flyers issue four qualifying offers

Wednesday, July 3, 2013, 11:24 AM
The Flyers have issued qualifying offers to four restricted free agents - defensemen Erik Gustafsson, Oliver Lauridsen and Brandon Manning and forward Eric Wellwood. That means they will retain their negotiating rights. The Flyers didn’t make qualifying offers to defenseman Blake Kessel and... Read more

Flyers agree to terms with Lecavalier

Tuesday, July 2, 2013, 7:05 PM
The Flyers have struck quickly, agreeing to terms with free agent center Vinny Lecavalier on a five-year $22.5 million contract according to Inquirer Flyers beat writer Sam Carchidi. Lecavalier, 33, was bought out of the remaining $32 million plus of his contract with Tampa Bay. At 6-foot-4 and 208... Read more
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