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Archive: June, 2013

Bryzgalov issues statement on Flyers' buyout

Wednesday, June 26, 2013, 11:11 AM
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... Read more

Ilya Bryzgalov's buyout the biggest in NHL history

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 3:16 PM
UPDATE: On Thursday, June 27th, the Lightning bought out Vincent Lecavalier, setting a new bar for the largest buyout in NHL history. FROM EARLIER: It says a lot about an athlete when an organization is willing to pay top-dollar for their services. It may say even more when the same organization... Read more

Flyers will buy out Ilya Bryzgalov

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 1:30 PM
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... Read more

Flyers buying out Ilya Bryzgalov

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 1:28 PM
The Flyers are buying out Ilya Bryzgalov, who had an up-and-down two seasons with the team and had a sometimes-contentious relationship with coach Peter Laviolette. The Flyers will have to pay him $23 million (two-thirds of the $34 million left) over 14 years, or $1.6 million per year. They cannot... Read more

Which Ilya Bryzgalov highlight soothed the most pain in 2013?

Tuesday, June 25, 2013, 12:15 PM
They may be rioting in Chicago, but it's a bit premature - we haven't even found out what the year's best Flyers highlight is. Today we focus on Ilya Bryzgalov, from whose season NHL.com has offered two of 2013's most grunt-worthy highlights. Go here to vote for your favorites. You have your pick... Read more

Leafs land Bernier, but Flyers reportedly offered Matt Read

Sunday, June 23, 2013, 3:38 PM
In the first big trade since the NHL regular season ended, the Toronto Maple Leafs acquired goaltender Jonathan Bernier from the Los Angeles Kings in exchange for forward Matt Frattin, goaltender Ben Scrivens and a second-round draft pick. The pick will be for either the 2014 or 2015 NHL Entry-level... Read more

Danny Briere says goodbye, salutes fans

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 2:41 PM
In an emotional news conference in Voorhees, Danny Briere said goodbye to the Flyers and fans on Thursday afternoon. Briere said the fans made his six years with the Flyers "amazing," and that he will never forget the team's remarkable run to the Stanley Cup Finals in 2010. Briere led the way, setting... Read more

Flyers confirm Danny Briere buyout

Thursday, June 20, 2013, 1:16 PM
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... Read more

Claude Giroux voted best 22nd overall draft pick of all time

Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 5:08 PM
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the NHL Draft, NHL.com has compiled a list of the best first-round selections of all time. The all-time best 30th overall pick was announced on June 1, while the best first overall selection will be announced on June 30, the day of this year's draft. Although... Read more

Did the Flyers overpay Mark Streit?

Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 2:42 PM
BOSTON -- Mark Streit was in the right place at the right time. But did the Flyers agree to terms with the former Islanders defenseman at the right price? It would be easy to look at Streit’s new deal - a 4-year, $21 million pact - and say that the Flyers overpaid for the aging blue liner at... Read more
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