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Take That Rangers Fan

from the Courier Post,

With about 5 minutes remaining in Sunday’s game against the New York Rangers at Madison Square Garden, Carter got tripped up by Brandon Dubinsky along the offensive right wing corner.

A Rangers fan in that section called for a dive and Carter turned back at him and smiled.

On the ensuing power play, Carter scored on a pass from Scottie Upshall and pointed to the fan behind the glass as if to say, “That one’s for you.”

“I had a buddy there in the corner heckling me,” Carter said. “So when I scored that goal I happened to turn that corner. I gave him a look and we had a good laugh. All in good fun.”

more on Jeff Carter…

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Flyers Keep Their Core

from the Courier-Post,

Several Flyers said they were happy to see Holmgren commit to his core group of players, many of whom have not played more than one Stanley Cup playoff series.

“Not only is there a lot of potential in this core, we’re fairly young and a lot of us are good friends off the ice,” Umberger said. “If you keep this core together it gives us a good chance to do something special.”

more on the Flyers…

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Flyers Were Not Trading Carter

from the Philadelphia Daily News,

Holmgren said the Flyers were not willing to blow up their long-term plans and trade a player like Carter.

“There was not a day that goes by that someone doesn’t call about Jeff Carter,’’ Holmgren said. “I guess because they think we’re going to have problems down the road financially with [Carter], I don’t know. I don’t see that. He is a part of our future.

“We certainly have an eye on down the road. If you get in the playoffs, anything can happen. Right now we’re missing three real good forwards. We’re not going to get one back in [Simon] Gagne, but [Mike] Richards and [Joffrey] Lupul will be back at some point. [Derian] Hatcher is out, Modry is out; [that’s] a couple of pretty good NHL defensemen that have played in the playoffs.

more on the Flyers…

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Prospal A Flyer

via VERSUS, Flyers get Prospal for Alexandre Picard and a conditional pick in 2009.

Update 10:12pm ET: From the Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired center Vaclav Prospal from the Tampa Bay Lightning in exchange for defenseman Alexandre Picard and a conditional draft pick in 2009.

And TSN notes it’s a 2nd or 3rd round draft pick.

Update 2:05am ET: TSN’s Scott Cullen breaks down the trade in detail.

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Trade Won’t Solve Flyers Problems

from Wayne Fish at PhillyBurbs,

If the Flyers players believe that a trade or two will cure all their problems, they’re probably misguided.

And that comes from their general manager.

Paul Holmgren doesn’t deny he still has his “lines in the water” ahead of Tuesday’s NHL trade deadline.

But he’s already told the players that it’s going to take more than the acquisition of a star player or two to turn things around and presumably get back in the playoff chase.

continued

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Mike Richards Out With Injured Hamstring

via the Philadelphia Flyers,

The Flyers also learned after the game that All-Star center Mike Richards will be out three weeks with a left hamstring injury. The team’s MVP this season, playing in his 200th NHL game, collided with Bouwmeester in the third period and limped off of the ice. He did not return.

thanks to the KK readers for the pointer…

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Flyers Need Help

from Bob Ford at the Philadelphia Inquirer,

The losing streak has taken the Flyers from first place to last place in the Atlantic Division and has taken them entirely out of the playoff seeding in the Eastern Conference. Where they go from here is unknown. The trading deadline is Tuesday, and general manager Paul Holmgren couldn’t be blamed for taking advantage of it.

With Simon Gagne out for the season, the Flyers have extra money available for salaries, but that isn’t so easy, either. Every team looking for players is also looking for wingers and defensemen, just like the injury-riddled Flyers. They are loath to offer any of their younger players in trade, although there is an increasing sense that, if they do, it could be Jeff Carter who is moved.

more... In my opinion, the goaltending in Philly has been average at best, get better goaltending, the team gets better.

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Panic In Philly

from Marty Henwood at Hockey.com,

All it took were a few dreaded words from a concussion specialist Tuesday for the Philadelphia Flyers to subtly slip into full-blown desperation mode.

Moments after completing a trade that sent Jim Vandermeer west to Calgary, the Flyers learned they will be without forward Simon Gagne for the remainder of the season.

Not exactly welcome news for a team that hasn’t won in eight games.

continued

Update 4:02pm ET: (alanah) Marty contacted us acknowledging the error in his original article, and made the correction which we’ve also reflected above.

(*Hey, we all have “blonde moments” where we accidentally invert some vital information—I’m just happy it wasn’t me for once!)

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Gagne Done For The Year

from the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Flyers winger Simon Gagne is finished for the regular season and the playoffs.

That is the advice of concussion specialist James Kelly, who examined Gagne today in Denver.

The Flyers’ left wing has suffered three concussions in five months. General manager Paul Holmgren expressed “disappointment” but said the club would agree to shut Gagne down.

continued

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Kings Trade Modry to Flyers

From TSN,

The Los Angeles Kings have traded defenceman Jaroslav Modry to the Philadelphia Flyers for a third round pick.

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