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Flyers Hope To Try Another Goalie

from Frank Seravalli of Frequent Flyers,

The Flyers have signed goaltender Sebastien Caron from the Swiss Elite League in Europe, general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed to the Daily News last night.

Holmgren said Caron has arrived in the United States and if he clears waivers today at noon, he will join the team for the final five regular-season games. His contract is a pro-rated $500,000 for the remainder of this year, which would pay him about $25,906 for the last 10 days.

Since he signed after the March 3 trade deadline, he won’t be eligible for the playoffs.


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DVR Alert- Broad Street Bullies

from PhiladelphiaFlyers.com,

The HBO Sports documentary Broad Street Bullies, a look at one of pro sports’ most polarizing teams, the legendary Philadelphia Flyers Stanley Cup championship squads of the 1970s, debuts on Tuesday, May 4 at 10 p.m. This exclusive presentation will tell the backstories of these engaging and colorful athletes, who won back-to-back Stanley Cups in 1974 and 1975 with a bold, aggressive style that sparked controversy and criticism.


added 2:04pm, Duh, I thought the documentary debuted April 4th.  Sorry, but you can still set the DVR.

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Carcillo Suspended Two Games

via the Philadelphia Flyers Twitter,

Carcillo gets two game suspension for his unintentional high stick on Sunday against New Jersey.

added 2:24pm,

TORONTO (March 30, 2010) – Philadelphia Flyers forward Daniel Carcillo has been suspended for two games, without pay, as a result of delivering a cross check to the head of New Jersey forward David Clarkson during NHL Game #1125, March 28, the National Hockey League announced today.

The incident took place at 15:14 of the third period and Carcillo was assessed a match penalty and game misconduct for attempt to injure.

Carcillo, who was suspended for four games on December 5, 2009, is considered a repeat offender under the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. Accordingly, he forfeits $21,798.78 in salary, based on the number of games in the season (82), rather than the number of days (193). The money goes to the Players’ Emergency Assistance Fund.

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Flyers Planning Changes

from Anthony J. SanFilippo of the Daily Times,

The person I spoke with will remain anonymous, just know that it’s someone within the organization who has full knowledge of what the team’s personnel decisions and plans are.

Here is what he said to me:

“We can’t go into next year with the same situation or a similar situation in goal that we have right now. What happened this year is really nobody’s fault. Ray (Emery) came in here and did everything we asked and was good until he got hurt. We got lucky with (Michael) Leighton, but we can’t expect to win doing things this way in goal.

“It’s already been decided that our No. 1 priority for next season is to get a goalie. We have to go out and get that player and commit to him as our guy.

“It’s probably going to mean somebody is going to have to be traded away, especially if we go after a young goalie on another team, but that’s what we’re going to have to do.


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Problems In Philadelphia Remain

from Chuck Gormley of te CourierPost,

Ask the veterans on this team and they’ll tell you the young core of players lack the focus and preparation to win consistently. Ask the young players for an explanation and they respond with smirks of indifference.

The locker room divide between the Flyers’ veterans and young core appears to be very real.

On Thursday night, after they blew a 3-1 lead against the Minnesota Wild, Chris Pronger and Kimmo Timonen called a players-only meeting. And although the doors remained closed to the media, it’s safe to assume Mike Richards did more listening than talking.

And when the media flooded the Flyers locker room after that meeting, Pronger invited reporters to his stall with a hearty “Right here,” while Richards hastily left the room.


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Flyers GM Doing A Great Job

from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

An underachieving season has not put Paul Holmgren’s job in jeopardy.

Holmgren will remain the Flyers’ general manager even if they continue to stumble and do not make the playoffs, Peter Luukko said yesterday.

Luukko is president of Comcast-Spectacor, the Flyers’ parent company.

“He is safe,” Luukko said. “Paul’s doing a great job.”


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Goalie Problems

from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,

It’s time to take a chance and put untested Johan Backlund in the nets Saturday afternoon in Pittsburgh.

I know. I know. Last week, I said Brian Boucher wasn’t the Flyers’ biggest concern, that there were other areas _ such as the team’s inconsistent offense _ that were more pressing.

Well, I was 1 for 2.


from Tim Sassone of Between the Circles,

Have we seen the last of Cristobal Huet?

That’s up to Blackhawks general manager Stan Bowman and coach Joel Quenneville to decide after another rough outing for Huet Thursday night in an embarrassing 8-3 loss to the Blue Jackets.

Do we have a new goalie controversy – for the backup job to Antti Niemi between Huet and Corey Crawford?

Don’t dismiss the possibility of the Hawks sending Huet to Rockford to work on his game and promoting Crawford for perhaps another start in the last nine games.


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Gagne Feels Lucky He Escaped Serious Injury

from Kevin Kurz of PhiladelphiaFlyers.com,

With another night to reflect on the hit that should have been a boarding minor at the very least, Gagne talked about the dangerous play this morning at the team’s practice facility.

“As a player, you play the game and it’s a physical sport. You expect to get hit, but you don’t expect to get hit from behind,” he said, “especially when you are hit a couple feet from the boards.

“If I was a bit closer to the boards and my neck had the full impact, we may be talking about something a lot worse than a stiff neck this morning.”


In case you missed the hit, watch it here...

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  Tags: anton+volchenkov, simon+gagne, simon+gagne

Goal Or Not?- Philadelphia Against Ottawa

Ruled no goal on the ice and held up by Toronto.

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Simon Gagne Goes After Anton Volchenkov

Volchenkov hits Gagne, Ottawa Scores, Gagne jumps Volchenkov.

Gagne received 5 for fighting, 2 for roughing and 2 for instigating (face shield).  Volchenkov received 2 for roughing.

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