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So next year will the goalies still be drawing straws to see who plays? :lol:

If they haven't had one yet over on their forum ...a "BATTLE BETWEEN THE PIPES" thread.......they have one now.:P

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Also on the NHL.com site, Pronger says he is unsure about being ready for the start of next season.

Will he be in goal next season? :P

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  • 3 weeks later...

Are they going to get their goaltending situation straightened out?

Finally,for the Flyers...it looks that way.

OFF-SEASON GAME PLAN: PHILADELPHIA FLYERS

A team that has reached the postseason in 14 of the last 15 seasons, the Philadelphia Flyers have decided to address a position that seems to have contributed to their postseason demise more often than not.

Off-Season Game Plan looks at a very talented Flyers roster and what they might need to do in order to secure the first-rate goaltender they've targeted.

After using three goaltenders in this year's playoffs, and getting swept in the second round by the eventual Cup-winning Boston Bruins, the Flyers didn't waste any time seeking out a solution for their shortcoming between the pipes.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren traded a third-round pick to Phoenix for the rights to Ilya Bryzgalov, who is the only goaltender in the league to have a .920 ave percentage while playing at least 60 games in three of the last four seasons. (Henrik Lundqvist is the only one with two.)

Bryzgalov has had some trouble in recent playoffs, both against the Detroit Red Wings, so that may be considered an issue, since the whole purpose of bringing him in is to solve the Flyers' postseason woes, but Bryzgalov had some very good playoff performances in Anaheim earlier in his career, so it's not like he's inherently incapable of doing the job.

The Flyers are annually dancing around the league's salary cap, bouncing a player or two to the AHL to clear salaries off the books and utilizing the long-term injury list to fit in pieces that otherwise might not work and that creativity will likely be tested again this summer.

In order to make room for Bryzgalov, the Flyers will need to make moves. How drastic the cutting will depend on exactly what the level is of the league's salary cap and how much Bryzgalov expects on his deal.

While the Flyers may be able to get away with waiving Matt Walker and Michael Leighton, and dealing Kris Versteeg, that still might not be enough to get the job done. At that point, it could become a question of dealing a defenceman like Matt Carle or Braydon Coburn or as perhaps a last gasp, a top forward like Jeff Carter.

Certainly the ideal plan for the Flyers isn't going to require them to trade their leading goal-scorer from last season, but his name has popped up in trade rumours already this offseason.

The Flyers have the top-end talent and enough depth on the roster that they should be expecting to contend for the Stanley Cup annually. If it requires some hard decisions this summer to achieve that goal, then it will most certainly be worth it.

Of course, we can't know if the decisions are right until the games are played, so in the meantime, we'll wait and see how the Flyers attempt to get over the hump and win their first Cup since 1975.

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LAPERRIERE KEEPS POSITIVE OUTLOOK AFTER CONCUSSION

"Is my eyeball still there, Jimmy? Do I still have my eye?" he asked trainer Jim McCrossin.

Yes, the right eye was in place, even though he'd need about 70 stitches to patch up his face.

Laperriere had his eye and his eyesight — but he lost his career.

He still has visual problems.....man,he's fortunate on one hand not to have lost his eye sight.

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FLYERS' CARTER TOLD HE'S BEEN DEALT TO BLUE JACKETS

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Jeff Carter has been told he's been traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In exchange for Carter, the Flyers are expected to receive Jakub Voracek, plus first and third round draft picks.

Last season, Carter scored 36 goals and 66 points, he also had two points in six playoff games as the Flyers were eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the first round.

The 26-year-old forward was drafted by the Flyers 11th overall in the 2003 Entry Draft and had a career high 46 goals in the 2008-09 season.

Carter, who has 11-years remaining on contract that will have a cap hit of just over $5.272 million will give the Blue Jackets a much needed scorer to play along side their captain Rick Nash.

The 21-year-old Voracek recorded 14 goals and 32 assists in 80 games last season, after recording 16 goals and 34 assists in the 2009-10 season. He is currently a restricted free agent.

Voracek was drafted seventh overall by the Blue Jackets in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

By dealing Carter, the Flyers have likely opened up enough cap space to sign recently acquired goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who is set to become a free agent on July 1.

The Flyers acquired the rights to the 30-year-old Bryzgalov, two weeks ago in a deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. Philadelphia shipped over a third-round draft pick in 2012, forward Matt Clackson and future considerations.

More details to follow....TSN.

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FLYERS' CARTER TOLD HE'S BEEN DEALT TO BLUE JACKETS

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Jeff Carter has been told he's been traded from the Philadelphia Flyers to the Columbus Blue Jackets.

In exchange for Carter, the Flyers are expected to receive Jakub Voracek, plus first and third round draft picks.

Last season, Carter scored 36 goals and 66 points, he also had two points in six playoff games as the Flyers were eliminated by the Boston Bruins in the first round.

The 26-year-old forward was drafted by the Flyers 11th overall in the 2003 Entry Draft and had a career high 46 goals in the 2008-09 season.

Carter, who has 11-years remaining on contract that will have a cap hit of just over $5.272 million will give the Blue Jackets a much needed scorer to play along side their captain Rick Nash.

The 21-year-old Voracek recorded 14 goals and 32 assists in 80 games last season, after recording 16 goals and 34 assists in the 2009-10 season. He is currently a restricted free agent.

Voracek was drafted seventh overall by the Blue Jackets in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft.

By dealing Carter, the Flyers have likely opened up enough cap space to sign recently acquired goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov, who is set to become a free agent on July 1.

The Flyers acquired the rights to the 30-year-old Bryzgalov, two weeks ago in a deal with the Phoenix Coyotes. Philadelphia shipped over a third-round draft pick in 2012, forward Matt Clackson and future considerations.

More details to follow....TSN.

And hrs later,this occurs...

FLYERS DEAL RICHARDS TO KINGS FOR SIMMONDS AND SCHENN

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The overhaul of the Philadelphia Flyers continued on Thursday, as the club shipped captain Mike Richards to the Los Angeles Kings.

Richards, who was named captain of the Flyers in 2008, is coming off a season where he scored 23 goals and 66 points.

The 26-year-old forward had a career high 31 goals in 2009-10 and was signed through the 2019-2020 season with a $5,750,000 cap hit.

Coming back to the Philadelphia are forwards Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds.

Last season in Los Angeles, Simmonds had 14 goals and 30 points. He also contributed three points in six playoff games.

The 22-year-old Simmonds was selected by the Kings in the second round of the 2007 Entry Draft and has played three seasons in the NHL, with a career high 16 goals in the 2009-10 season.

Earlier in the day, the Flyers deal Jeff Carter to the Columbus Blue Jackets for Jakub Voracek and a first and third round draft pick.

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and to top it off...this...

BRYZGALOV SIGNS NINE-YEAR, $51 MILLION DEAL WITH FLYERS

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Ilya Bryzgalov will be between the pipes in Philadelphia for the foreseeable future.

The 31-year-old avoided free agency by signing a nine-year, $51 million deal with the Philadelphia Flyers.

He posted a 36-20-10 record with the Coyotes last season, but was swept in the first round of the playoffs by the Red Wings. Bryzgalov had a career year in 2009-10, when he racked up a career high 42 wins.

This will be his sixth season in the NHL. He broke into the league with the Anaheim Ducks, but was picked up on waivers by Phoenix midway through his second season.

In 326 career games, he has a record of 156-116-35, with a .916 save percentage and 2.53 goals against average and 23 shutouts.

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so another season Philly won't have a goaltender

No...IMO...they did good here......I always liked this dude,I think he's a decent good goalie.

Man,Philly needs to slow down here.....I cannot keep up with all the posting.

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No...IMO...they did good here......I always liked this dude,I think he's a decent good goalie.

Man,Philly needs to slow down here.....I cannot keep up with all the posting.

Ya he's a good goalie. But 9 years ??? he's 31 already.

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Ya he's a good goalie. But 9 years ??? he's 31 already.

Not his fault he got that offer.....he's off partying right now.:P

come on keep posting - you can do it - go have an energy drink

B)

I disagree, he will choke IMO

Crash & burn huh.

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BRYZGALOV SIGNS NINE-YEAR, $51 MILLION DEAL WITH FLYERS

Apparently they chose not to talk to Vancouver/NYI GM's....about how the signing long term goalies works out in the end.;)

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I totally understand their need to address the goaltending.....but what the heck.unsure.gif

Rumors coming out that bad blood in the dressing room with the Captain.....

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I think for next season, Philly will actually be a worse team. They can't replace Carter and Richards with Schenn, Simmonds and Voracek and expect that a good goalie will make up the difference. They must have more up their sleave. They should have some cap room now though. Probably looking at a free agent or two or maybe another trade.

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See? Nobody likes Mike Richards.

Actually have heard of these rumblings before.....but to what extent,not sure .....but something went on for sure.

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Its starting to come out....team/management was not pleased/happy with these two team-core players gone today....from behind closed doors,the bad turmoil has been corrected.

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