The Philadelphia Flyers had a disappointing season, and one player in particular took a majority of the blame for their season, Ilya Bryzgalov. In reality, the entire team from the front office down to the last player on the roster would tell you it had nothing to do with their goaltender. Claude Giroux actually pointed out that he was the team’s best player back in February.
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Posted by Darren Kritzer under Ilya Bryzgalov, Philadelphia Flyers on Apr 28, 2013
Posted by Jo Innes under Boston Bruins, Dirtbags, Edmonton Oilers, General Ouchiness, NHL Injuries, Philadelphia Flyers, The Quiet Room, Toronto Maple Leafs on Mar 20, 2013
The NHL has a long storied history of dirtbags, and Down Goes Brown wrote a delightful post for Grantland outlining the dirtbaggiest dirtbags, and their many transgressions. What a rich treasure trove of bad behaviour and ugly injuries! Thus was born a series of Quiet Room posts exploring the worst of the injuries handed out by the worst of the dirtbags in their most inglourious moments.
Posted by Kyle Smith under New York Rangers, Philadelphia Flyers on Mar 05, 2013
During Tuesday night’s game between the New York Rangers and the Philadelphia Flyers, Rangers’ defenseman Marc Staal was hit directly in the eye by a Kimmo Timonen slapshot.
Posted by Darren Kritzer under Philadelphia Flyers, Pittsburgh Penguins on Jan 19, 2013
Pittsburgh forward Tyler Kennedy was credited with the Penguins first goal of the game, but on second look, he should be thanking ex-Maple Leafs defenseman Luke Schenn, who deflected the puck by goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
GIF courtesy: sbnation.com
Posted by Justin Bourne under Montreal Canadiens, Philadelphia Flyers, PK Subban on Sep 12, 2012
Vague headline, but that’s basically where we’re at in terms of real, hard facts on this one (courtesy a translated RDS report). But hey, let’s kick the idea around anyway.
One of the reasons it’s come up, from what I gather, is that the Canadiens think PK and his boisterous, jovial personality would clash with Michel Therrien, the Habs (frequently surly) new bench boss. If true (as was suggested in that RDS piece) this is terrible, stupid reasoning. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Justin Bourne under News, Philadelphia Flyers, Scott Hartnell on Aug 21, 2012
The lucky recipient this time was Scott Hartnell, he of the Hartnell Down Foundation, the #1 spot on the Backhand Shelf beerability list, and the 2012 NHL All-Star Game. Hartnell scored 37 times last year while playing with Claude Giroux and Jaromir Jagr, which was a nice addition to his all-around gritty, semi-pest-like game.
The deal will pay Hartnell 28.5 million over that span, leaving the Flyers with an average annual cap hit of $4.75 million, up incrementally from the $4.2 they had him on the books for previously. In terms of actual money, he’ll earn six million in the first year of the deal, with the money dropping off until the final season of it, when he earns three million. The deal comes with a limited no-move clause as well. Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Justin Bourne under News, Philadelphia Flyers, Wayne Simmonds on Aug 16, 2012
So that’s the punchline Paul Holmgren has created for himself now: if you sign a long-term commitment with the Philadelphia Flyers, you’re going to get traded.
Jeff Carter? 11 years, didn’t make it through one.
Mike Richards? 12 years, stuck around for a little over 25% of the deal.
James van Riemsdyk? Six years, never played a shift under the deal.
So, it’s not as though the punchline is unearned.
Wayne Simmonds is the latest Philadelphia Flyer to sign up for a significant amount of time, signing a six year deal worth 23.875 million according to TSN’s Bob McKenzie, which equals a yearly cap hit of nickels under four million. Read the rest of this entry »