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NHL.com Says Flyers Won’t Deal at Deadline

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags on February 2, 2011 by Josh Getzoff

AS DEADLINE DAY APPROACHES – ATLANTIC DIVISION

If the Flyers are confident in rookie Sergei Bobrovsky and one of last postseason’s heroes, Brian Boucher, in net than Philadelphia doesn’t really have any needs to address (and the record reflects that). There’s enough cap room to do something if an injury occurs, but doing so would likely push some bonus money for James van Riemsdyk and Bobrovsky onto next year’s cap. Verdict: STANDING PAT

–  Corey Masisak, NHL.com

 

It’s hard to imagine the Flyers not making a move, but it’s very understandable as to why they wouldn’t be able to.  I’m still of the belief that Paul Holmgren truly feels that if he can get one more player to add depth, it will put the Flyers over the top.  As long as the asking price isn’t too high, there shouldn’t be any reason why the Flyers don’t make the deal – provided the acquired player’s salary fits into the salary cap, which is a fight in itself.  Preferably, the Flyers can pick up an expiring contract, someone who can give them just enough force the rest of the way, then bid them adieu in the off-season.

 

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NHL.com’s Top 50 Fantasy Hockey Players

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , on January 15, 2011 by Josh Getzoff

MIDSEASON TOP-50 FANTASY HOCKEY RANKINGS

…I’m not really all that much of a fantasy hockey guy – I prefer Fantasy Football – but it’s cool to see three of the Flyers players in the top-50 amongst the entire league.  Mike Richards (29th), Jeff Carter (34th), and Danny Briere (43rd) all make appearances.  While I don’t really keep track of my fantasy team, I always only draft Flyers players, so I guess I’m doing well in my league because I know I have all three of those men on my team.

Updates: Flyers one of the East’s “Beasts”?

Posted in Flyer Thoughts with tags , , , , , , on October 6, 2010 by Josh Getzoff

Sergei J. Feldman of NHL.com has a piece up this week chronicling in his mind the four “Beasts” of the Eastern Conference heading into the 2010-2011 regular season.  In Feldman’s opinion, the top four teams in the East this season are (in no particular order): the Washington Capitals, New Jersey Devils, Pittsburgh Penguins, and, you guessed it – your Philadelphia Flyers.

Not many doubt the Flyers' chances to repeat as East Champs

Here’s what he has to say about the boys from Broad Street:

Last year’s amazing run can propel the Flyers to a more consistent year this year and Mike Richards, Jeff Carter and Chris Pronger figure to play important roles in that pursuit. Plus, you can’t disregard last year’s Eastern Conference champs.

Short, simple, and to the point.  No reason to disagree with Feldman here, either.  The Flyers may have caught a bit of lightning in a bottle and had many things fall their way en route to their first Eastern Conference title since 1997, but that certainly doesn’t mean that it was a fluke that the Orange and Black were the East’s top dog last season.  I feel the same way as Feldman about the Flyers being grouped with the Devils, Caps, and Pens – the East’s elite.  The Flyers are certainly in the group, and the deserve to be heavily in the conversation when it comes to talking about who can win the Eastern Conference in 2010-2011.

Stick tap to Feldman’s piece here: WILL CAPITALS BE BEASTS OF THE EAST? 2010-2011 SEASON PREVIEW