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by Paul on 07/08/12 at 07:13 AM ET
from Sam Carchidi of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
The Flyers, bless Ed Snider’s checkbook, reportedly put together the league’s highest offers for Parise and Suter, both of whom decided they would rather be in Minnesota.
They tried to re-sign defenseman Matt Carle, offering him more than they ever thought they would. He instead chose Tampa Bay because the Lightning gave him $33 million for six years, a whopping $5.5 million per season.
They tried to re-sign right winger Jaromir Jagr, but he and his agent got impatient waiting for an offer - the Flyers delayed it because, at the time, they thought they still had a shot at Parise - and he got a cool $4.5 million from Dallas.
So, after going 0 for 4, the Flyers went the inexpensive route, signing blue-collar winger Ruslan Fedotenko and third-pairing defenseman Bruno Gervais and entrusting the future to the kids.
Oh, the Flyers still might add a veteran piece or two. Sources say they are enamored with Phoenix winger Shane Doan, who would be a perfect fit for the orange and black. But Doan, a free agent, figures to remain with the Coyotes if they remain in Phoenix.
And there have been whispers that 40-year-old Mike Knuble, who had a rough regular season with Washington last year but showed he still had some wear left on the tires in the playoffs, has interest in returning to the Flyers.
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