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Get Your Tickets To Watch Chicago And Philadelphia Practice In Prague

NEW YORK/TORONTO/PRAGUE (Aug. 12, 2019) – As part of the 2019 NHL Global Series™, the National Hockey League (NHL®), the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) and Live Nation today announced a special opportunity for fans to attend Chicago Blackhawks and Philadelphia Flyers team practices from 3 p.m. - 5:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3 at O2 Arena in Prague, the day prior to the Blackhawks-Flyers 2019-20 season-opening matchup.

Tickets to Blackhawks and Flyers practices will be available for purchase beginning on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 9 a.m. CEST via Ticketmaster.cz and Ticketportal.cz. Tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last.

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Brian Elliott Staying In Philadelphia

via the Philadelphia Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers announced they have re-signed goaltender Brian Elliott to a one-year contract extension worth an average annual value (AAV) of $2.0 million, according to Executive Vice President & General Manager Chuck Fletcher.

"Brian has played well for us the last two seasons," said Fletcher. "He is a proven, quality goaltender who competes and battles hard every time he has the net. We are excited to have him rejoin our team."

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Backup Goaltender Needed In Philadelphia

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Cam Talbot and Brian Elliott, veteran goalies who can become unrestricted free agents July 1, are among the candidates to be Carter Hart’s backup with the Flyers.

But the Flyers are also exploring other options.

The Flyers may try to sign a free-agent goaltender like Curtis McElhinney, or general manager Chuck Fletcher could venture into the trade market.

“There are a couple balls in the air right now. We’ll see here in the next little while,” new coach Alain Vigneault said at the NHL draft Saturday when asked about the backup goalie.

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Would You Pay Kevin Hayes $7.1M Over 7 Years?

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Afternoon Line- Sam Carchidi

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San Jose Sharks Send Justin Braun To The Philadelphia Flyers

 

added 11:52am, San Jose release is below.

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Radko Gudas Traded To The Washington Capitals For Matt Niskanen

ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have acquired defenseman Radko Gudas from the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Matt Niskanen, senior vice president and general manager Brian MacLellan announced today.

“We would like to thank Matt for all of his contributions to our organization for the past five seasons,” MacLellan said. “Matt is a consummate professional and was a big part of our success. We wish him and his family all the best moving forward. 

“We feel this move provides us with financial flexibility as we look for additional ways to strengthen our team. In addition, we are pleased to welcome Radko to our organization. Radko is a good defensive defenseman that plays a competitive, physical game.” 

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Philadelphia Flyers Trying To Sign Kevin Hayes

from TSN,

The Philadelphia Flyers traded a fifth-round pick last week to acquire Kevin Hayes' negotiating rights from the Winnipeg Jets, but with the clock ticking towards July 1, the two sides have still yet to reach a contract.

Flyers general manager Chuck Fletcher remained optimistic about talks with the 27-year-old centre on Monday.

"I've had some good preliminary conversations with Kevin and his representation," Fletcher said. "This week, I expect to follow up with Kevin and his camp and we'll see where it goes. I don't know how to characterize it other than we've had good conversations and we're hopeful we can find a way to make something work."

However, AJ Haefele of BSN Denver reports talks between the two sides "haven't really gone great so far." He adds the door remains open for a deal, but the Flyers are racing the clock before June 23 when Hayes can begin speaking to other teams.

Fletcher admitted Monday that Hayes may want to see out the free agent process for the first time in his career.

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All Chuck Fletcher

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com,

"I think we're going to be very aggressive in the trade and free agent markets in the sense of looking into every possible situation that can help us," said general manager Chuck Fletcher, who was hired Dec. 3 to replace Ron Hextall. "The unfortunate part is the vast majority of things you look into don't work out. ... So we're going to be very aggressive in trying to fill the holes we feel we have. I don't know if I can say we'll be able to fill all of them."

Where are the holes on your roster?

"We need help everywhere. We need help on defense, at center and on the wing. And obviously, we need another goaltender at least, if not two. We have a lot of needs. We'll be able to plug some of those holes, whether we're plugging them with players on six-year deals or players on one-year deals as placeholders to buy more time to find the right fit. We'll certainly have our roster upgraded next year and hopefully we can find three or four players at 26 years old that we can plug in there for the next 6-7 years. I don't know if that's likely.

"We may have to have some Plan B options. We are aggressively looking in the trade market now. At the right time, we'll certainly speak to every agent for a lot of free agents and see if there's a fit, see if there's players that want to come to Philly and if there's the right fit for our club. The good thing is we've got the assets and the cap space and sometime in the near future, we'll make some good things happen, and hopefully sooner rather than later."

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A Look At Cole Caufield

from Sam Carchidi of PhillyNews,

Some believe the Flyers should think small with their first pick in the NHL draft.

As in 5-foot-7 right winger Cole Caufield — if he is still on the board when the Flyers make their first selection, at No. 11, on June 21.

Center Jack Hughes got most of the headlines for the U.S. National Development Team, and he is expected to be the first player chosen overall. But Caufield, his diminutive teammate (and frequent linemate), had eye-opening numbers of his own. Hughes led the junior team with 48 points in 24 games; Caufield scored a team-high 29 goals in 28 games.

A University of Wisconsin recruit, Caufield, 18, has a quick release, and scouts say his hockey IQ is off the charts. They say he has good speed, but needs to get faster to compete at the next level.

Will he still be around when the Flyers make their first pick? Well, the draft lottery didn’t help, as the Flyers actually dropped a spot, from No. 10 to No. 11. In reputable mock drafts, Caufield has been as high as No. 7 and as low as No. 30.

“He’s a pure scorer. He’s smart. He’s competitive. He’s quick,” Flyers draft guru/assistant general manager Brent Flahr said.

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Elite Prospects has more on Caufield and below watch a recent highlight pacage.

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