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LeClair Not Ready To Retire

from the Courier Post,

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren confirmed Monday the Flyers were interested in letting LeClair play his final NHL game as a Flyer on the final weekend of the regular season, but with LeClair still interested in resuming his NHL career next season, the idea was scrapped.

more on the Flyers…

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Report- Biron Close To Signing In Philly

from TSN,

A published report out Philadelphia suggests the Flyers are set to announce that they have agreed on a two-year contract with goalie Martin Biron worth approximately $6.8 million.
“We’re getting there and we could have some news for you by [Tuesday],” Lupien said. “For us, we want a shorter term. One year was too little. Five years was too long. We feel two years gives us some flexibility for Marty in future free agency.”
Holmgren said he and Lupien are playing phone tag and he doesn’t expect the deal to be done until Tuesday.

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Style At Fault

from the Philadelphia Flyers,

Flyers forward Todd Fedoruk returned to the Philadelphia area following his overnight stay at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. Fedoruk left Wednesday night’s Flyers-Rangers game after a fight with Colton Orr.
Below is a brief Q and A with Fedoruk regarding his condition.
Q: Did the fight you have earlier this year when you were playing with Anaheim (which resulted in having plates put in your face) make you tentative in your fighting since then?
Fedoruk: “Very much so. I think anybody would be tentative with an injury like that. It is just a matter of time until I get back to my style. I am not really worried about it, but being tentative, you have to put yourself out there and when you change your style a little bit you leave yourself vulnerable and that’s what happened to me last night. I am not worried about it. I will get back on track. I have had worse things done to me than this.”

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added 4:26pm, What the Flyers thought of the fight…from the Philadelphia Flyers,

The skill players appreciate what guys like Fedoruk and Orr do night in and night out.
“It’s the toughest job in sports,” said Knuble. “You can’t compare it to boxing or what a boxer does, these guys are out there bare-knuckling. Guys are getting bigger and stronger. It’s dangerous.”

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Big Boys Go At It

Colton Orr of the Rangers knocked out Todd Fedoruk of the Flyers with a hard right in the opening two minutes of tonight’s game.
Fedoruk crumpled to the ice, received medical attention and a neck brace was applied.  Todd was talking as he was being wheeled off the ice on a stretcher.
First report is he will have x-rays at MSG, not the hospital.

added 7:57pm, Now being taken to a local hospital after x-rays at MSG.

added 9:35pm, Video link...

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How Do The Fans Feel

from Daniel Rubin of the Philadelphia Inquirer,

Gregory Parker waits for his wife outside the ladies room, wearing a John LeClair jersey and a don’t-ask expression.
He’s 49, with silver hair slicked back and dark, narrow eyes. He drives a truck at the Wawa plant, and goes back with the Flyers to the ‘70s, when his grandfather rented out his place in Wallingford to goaltender Rick St. Croix.
“What’s the mood?” he asks, repeating the question in a way that suggests he’d rather be shooting pucks at you. But then he surprises, answering with a good humor that goes with having nothing at stake.
“It’s been like watching our son’s high school team. We’re in the development stage, but I’m a Philadelphian, so I’ve learned to accept it. We’re . . . “

read on for the mood of the Flyer fans…

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Biron Appears Happy In Philly

from the Courier Post,

If you believe what Marty Biron and his agent, Gilles Lupien, have been doing and saying lately, it won’t be long before the 29-year-old goaltender signs a long-term contract that will keep him with the Flyers for the next three or four years.
After Monday’s rare practice at the Wachovia Center, necessitated by the latest team picture day in club history, Biron unzipped a pouch and revealed his new Flyers mask, glistening in orange and black with images of the Rocky statue, the Philadelphia skyline and the Liberty Bell.

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Ed Snider Sitdown

the AP has a Q & A with Ed Snider, via the Akron Beacon Journal, AP:

What has kept the Flyers from winning another Stanley Cup?
Snider: “So many things have happened to us that have kept us from winning Cups it drives me crazy. In 1980, it was taken away from us, not only because of an offsides call, but also because (Denis) Potvin put a puck in the net with a high stick. We win that sixth game on the island, we come back to Philadelphia, we definitely win the seventh game and the Cup….

continued... also includes some 76ers talk…

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Two More Years For Holmgren

from the Philadelphia Flyers,

The Philadelphia Flyers announced that the team and General Manager Paul Holmgren have agreed to a two-year contract extension through the 2008-09 season, according to Flyers Chairman Ed Snider.
“In this year of transition for the Flyers, I think Paul has moved quickly and decisively to better our team on the ice and position us for the future,” said Flyers Chairman Ed Snider. “He has the right vision of what we need going forward and is very deserving of the opportunity to be our general manager.”

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LeClair May Still Be A Flyer

from the Courier Post,

John LeClair may retire as a Flyer after all.
Considered one of the most popular players in the team’s 40-year history, LeClair visited the Skate Zone Friday, where he underwent a physical.
The Flyers are considering signing LeClair to a tryout contract and allowing him to play the final two or three games of the regular season in a Flyers uniform.

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Hunter Brothers Not Contacted By Flyers

from the Courier Post,

Amid recent whispers the Flyers might be interested in Mark and Dale Hunter replacing Paul Holmgren and John Stevens after this season, Mark Hunter told the London (Ontario) Free Press that neither he nor his brother has been contacted by the Flyers.
Mark Hunter, general manager of the London Knights of the Ontario Hockey League, said he was surprised to hear his name mentioned in connection with the job currently held by Holmgren.

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