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Flyers Waive Denis Gauthier

via TSN,

The Philadelphia Flyers have put defenceman Denis Gauthier Jr. on waivers for the purpose of buying him out.

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Flyers Sign Steve Eminger

via Sports Network,

The Philadelphia Flyers signed defenseman Steve Eminger to a one-year contract Sunday.

Eminger was acquired by Philadelphia along with a 2008 third-round pick from the Washington Capitals on June 20 for a first-round pick in the 2008 draft.

“Steve is a young two-way defenseman that will fit in nicely with our group,” said Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren.

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Word Of The Day For Flyers - Creative

from Wayne Fish at phillyBurbs,

He insists there are ways to be creative. But that’s basically GM-speak for possible salary dumps — either the trade of another veteran or getting another older player such as Derian Hatcher to join Sami Kapanen in retirement.

Even though Holmgren has added four defensemen in the past week (including Tuesday’s deal for Janne Niskala of Nashville), only one of those (Steve Eminger) has NHL experience.

So it’s pretty safe to guess that the Flyers would like to add another mobile defenseman with NHL time before the dust settles. For that to happen, Holmgren is going to have to be “very creative.”

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Carter & Flyers Agree To Contract

via TSN,

Sources tell TSN the Philadelphia Flyers and forward Jeff Carter have officially agreed to terms on a three-year, $15 million contract extension.

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Flyers Trying To Sign Their Own

from Chuck Gormley of the Courier-Post,

With just four days remaining before the free-agent market opens, the Flyers are inching toward multi-year contract agreements with potential restricted free agents Jeff Carter, Randy Jones and Riley Cote that will determine how much they can spend on free agents….

The Flyers still must make a decision on 36-year-old defenseman Derian Hatcher, who has one year remaining on a contract that pays him $3.5 million.

Hatcher has expressed a desire to play at least one more season and unless he retires or accepts a buyout, the only way the Flyers can remove him from their cap number is to place him on the long-term injury list.

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A Look At The Atlantic

NHL.com has posted stories on every team in the Atlantic Division.  Make sure to check it out for the latest information!

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Talk Of Umberger To Columbus

from Puck-rakers,

R.J. Umberger could be headed back to central Ohio.

Rumors are spreading in Ottawa that Umberger, who attended Ohio State, could be headed to the Blue Jackets at some point this weekend. No word on what the Blue Jackets would be trading to Philly.

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Report- Carter Signs With Flyers

from Sportsnet,

You can scratch Jeff Carter’s name off the list of potential trade bait this weekend. Sources are telling Sportsnet that Carter has agreed to a three-year deal with the Philadelphia Flyers that is believed to pay him no less than $15 million.

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Bizarre Dealings

from Tony Gallagher of the Vancouver Province,

The farther one goes along with this Collective Bargaining Agreement now in place in the NHL, the more bizarre are the experiences that keep arising….

The first is the case of Evgeni Malkin, who gave the Pens and their fans a lift of hope when he announced—much to his agent J. P. Barry’s chagrin—that he doesn’t need to be paid any more than Sidney Crosby on a five-year deal.

After Barry got through rending his garments at his client’s honesty, he thought about the opportunities staying in Pittsburgh might afford the young Russian in terms of competing for championships and came to the conclusion that as long as they limit the term to five years or the loss of just one year of unrestricted free agency, a deal near Crosby’s $8.7 million per season might be acceptable.

read on plus Jeff Carter talk…

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Flyers Trade Rights to Prospal to the Lightning

From TSN:

The Philadelphia Flyers announced Wednesday that they have traded the rights to forward Vaclav Prospal to the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for a seventh round pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft and a conditional pick in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

“Vinny really didn’t express much of an interest in coming back and playing for us next season,” said General Manager Holmgren in making the announcement. “His heart is elsewhere.”

read on

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