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A Closer Look at the Eastern Conference Wild Card Race

The Eastern Conference wild card chase could not be any more confusing at the moment. Three teams are fighting to clinch a playoff appearance, with no situation more pressing than the Detroit Red Wings. Their 24-season post-season appearance streak is on the line. If it is extended, it would tie the St. Louis Blues, a team that made the playoffs …

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Michael Del Zotto growing into critical role on Flyers’ blueline

Michael Del Zotto only has one assist though eight games on the Philadelphia Flyers’ blueline in 2015-16, but the former Ranger has become an integral part of the team’s defense corpse. Playing against the team’s top line every night, Del Zotto has been averaging a whopping 23:51 of ice time this season and has been played a key role on …

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Sam Gagner could be x-factor for Flyers in 2015-16 NHL Season

He’s been a member of the Edmonton Oilers, Tampa Bay Lightning and Arizona Coyotes over the last two years. Now he’s a Philadelphia Flyer. When the Philadelphia Flyers acquired Sam Gagner and a conditional 2016 or 2017 draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for Nicklas Grossmann and the contract of Chris Pronger in late-June, many were simply impressed …

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Philadelphia Flyers Contracts

PLAYER POS TEAM AGE YRS DOLLARS AVERAGE FREE AGENT Claude Giroux (2014-2021) C PHI 0 8 $66,200,000 $8,275,000 2022 Chris Pronger (2010-2016) D PHI 40 7 $34,550,000 $4,935,714 2017 Andrew MacDonald (2014-2019) D PHI 28 6 $30,000,000 $5,000,000 2020 Wayne Simmonds (2013-2018) RW PHI 0 6 $23,850,000 $3,975,000 2019 R.J. Umberger (2012-2016) C PHISigned w/CBJ 32 5 $23,000,000 $4,600,000 2017 Vincent Lecavalier (2013-2017) C PHI 34 …

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Michael Del Zotto Could Thrive With The Philadelphia Flyers

The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year, $1.3 million contract on Tuesday evening. The 24-year-old is coming off a disappointing season split between the New York Rangers and Nashville Predators. Once a 41-point getter, Del Zotto managed only 15 points in 67 games split between the two teams last season. Del Zotto spent his first four …

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Who is Travis Sanheim? A Closer Look at the Philadelphia Flyers 2014 1st Round Draft Pick

He could be the next Ryan McDonagh. At least that was what the good folks at TSN were saying after the Philadelphia Flyers drafted 6-foot-3, 181 pound defenseman Travis Sanheim with the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft. Hailing from the small town of Elkton, Manitoba (population: 461), 18-year-old Sanheim’s rise to the NHL differs from many …

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Philadelphia Flyers re-sign Kimmo Timonen for one more Year

He’s baaaack! The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 39-year-old defenseman Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Kimmo Timonen signs a one-year deal with Flyers. Base salary in the $2 million range could be worth close to $4 million with bonuses. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 13, 2014 The 5-10, 194-lb blueliner will return for …

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Erik Gustafsson Leaves Philadelphia Flyers And Signs With KHL Team

The Philadelphia Flyers will be looking to improve their defense this offseason after being eliminated by the New York Rangers in the first round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. On Friday, however, things got worse before they could even start to get better. According to multiple reports, 25-year-old Flyers’ defenseman Erik Gustafsson signed Friday with Avangard Omsk of the Kontinental …

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Top 10 Moments in the New York Rangers vs Philadelphia Flyers Rivalry

New York versus Philadelphia. It doesn’t really need any hype (although, NBC Sports will certainly do their best to constantly remind you that these cities and franchises don’t like each other a whole lot). There’s plenty of history between the NFL’s Giants and Eagles, and MLB’s Mets and Phillies (Knicks-Sixers hasn’t been a relevant rivalry in the NBA since the …

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Deadline Deals: Andrej Meszaros to Boston/3rd-Round Pick to Philadelphia

Blueliner Andrej Meszaros has been traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Boston Bruins in exchange for a 3rd-Round draft pick. The solid, but sometimes streaky defenseman is a good acquisition by the Bruins. It will help bolster the blueline, especially since Meszaros will not have as much pressure as he did in Philly, playing behind the likes of Chara, …

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Why the Flyers Deserve More Credit for Acquiring Steve Mason

You have heard how phenomenal Steve Mason has been this season for the Philadelphia Flyers. He has activated best mode, posting a remarkable .929 save percentage and a 2.26 GAA in 21 games. He is carrying a Flyers team that is only averaging 2.17 goals-per-game. For all this talk about Mason, you don’t hear an awful lot of people praising …

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