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No Issues In The Flyers Room

from Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,

Flyers coach Peter Laviolette sharply criticized the two unnamed general mangers who took verbal shots at defenseman Chris Pronger in Sunday’s New York Post.  In a story written by the Post’s Larry Brooks, two GMs said Pronger was “a problem” in the Flyers’ locker room.

    “I don’t know where they sit in the standings or if they’re playoff teams or not,” Laviolette said of the general managers. “If they are, then they probably should focus on the playoffs. If they’re not, they should probably look at their own team.”

    Laviolette, talking to reporters after Monday’s practice in Voorhees, said he “didn’t agree with what was written” and added that he doesn’t believe there are locker-room issues.


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Morning Line

If Vokoun hits the trade block the Philadelphia Flyers would be amongst those very interested but they’ll have to move the equivalent of Vokoun’s $5.7 million cap hit for next season to comfortably fit him under their cap, plus would have to ensure they have sufficient cap space to re-sign him to a long-term extension.

-Lyle Richardson of Spector’s Hockey.  More rumor talk from Lyle.

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  Tags: tomas+vokoun

Pronger On Brooks

from Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly,

Chris Pronger says he doesn’t read the newspaper clippings or stories on the Internet.

That’s why he was unaware of Larry Brooks’ Sunday NHL notebook in the New York Post that quoted two general managers anonymously saying Pronger is a “problem” in the Flyers’ dressing room.

When asked what he thought of the story, Pronger replied, “I can imagine what it is, because he [Brooks] said the same thing about me in St. Louis.

“He likes to stir the pot. He’s good at it. I don’t take credence to anything that comes from people like that’s mouth.”


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Will The Flyers Complete Their Collapse?

from Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post,

A few years ago, in a story published by the New York Post, former Phillies pitcher Jim Bunning painfully recalled the collapse of the 1964 Phillies, who blew a 6 1/2-game lead over the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals in seven days.

“The one thing we never got in ‘64,” Bunning said, “was the one performance, the one big hit, the one huge pitching performance that could have stopped the bleeding.”

Welcome to the 2010 Philadelphia Flyers, a schizophrenic team on the brink of one of the greatest folds in Philadelphia sports history.

On March 19, after a solid 3-2 win in Dallas, the Flyers were fifth in the Eastern Conference with a 37-28-5 record and 79 points. With a dozen games to play, they held a comfortable eight-point lead on the ninth-place Thrashers and 10th-place Rangers.

Since then, the team The Hockey News predicted would win the Stanley Cup this June, has lost seven of eight games and is flirting with its own immortality.


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Stamkos & Pronger Talk

from Larry Brooks of the NY Post,

• The deal, according to Sather, was struck. The Rangers would be getting Stamkos, who has scored 46 goals thus far this season, tied for second in the NHL with Alex Ovechkin and just one behind Sidney Crosby in the race for the Rocket Richard Trophy….

“How close did we come?” Sather asked rhetorically, repeating the question we posed to him as the Rangers practiced in Tampa on Thursday. “We shook hands on it, that’s how close….

• There is something foul in Philadelphia far beyond the goaltending fiasco that has become the focal point of the NHL’s most disappointing team.

We’re not there on a day-to-day basis, so we can’t claim first-hand knowledge, but when two league GMs were asked what they perceived to be the problem, neither hesitated.

“Pronger,” each said, referring to Chris Pronger, the defenseman who has a reputation for splitting locker rooms as well as heads….

read more on both of the above topics

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  Tags: chris+pronger, steven+stamkos

Who Gets In?

via Sam Carchidi of Broad Street Bull,

The Flyers’ 1-0 loss to visiting Montreal Friday was their seventh defeat in their last eight games _ and, amazingly, put them a step closer to missing the playoffs.

Here are the five teams vying for the final three playoff spots in the Eastern Conference:

6. Montreal (38-32-8): 84 points in 78 games. Games left: Buffalo; at NYI; at Carolina; Toronto.

7. Boston (35-30-12): 82 points in 77 games. Games left: at Toronto; at Washington; Buffalo; Carolina; at Washington.

8. Flyers (38-34-6): 82 points in 78 games. Games left: Detroit; at Toronto; at NYR; NYR.

9. NY Rangers (35-32-10): 80 points in 77 games. Games left: at Fla.; at Buff.; Toronto; Phila.; at Phila.

10. Atlanta (34-32-12): 80 points in 78 games. Games left: at Pitt.; NJ; at Washington; Pitt.

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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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  Tags: sebastien+caron

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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