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Ilya Bryzgalov Now A Flyer

via Bob McKenzie tweet,

PHX trades Bryzgalov’s rights to PHI.

added 8:00pm, also from McKenzie tweet,

PHX gets 3rd rd pick in 2012 plus future considerations.

added 8:01pm,

GLENDALE, ARIZONA—- Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have traded the negotiating rights of goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for Philadelphia’s 3rd round choice in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft, future considerations and forward Matt Clackson (whose contract will expire June 30, 2011). Bryzgalov will become a free agent on July 1, 2011.

“After several discussions with Ilya and his agent, it became very clear to us that we were not in a position to sign Ilya to a long-term contract,” said Maloney. “We will now focus our efforts on adding another goaltender to our roster for the upcoming season.”

 

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Evilpens's avatar

when is the NHL going to come to their senses & get the Coyotes the Hell out of there? They lost Michalek to the Pens last season because of the Uncertainty in Phoenix & they trade Bryzgalov for a 3rd rd. pick & Jovo is gone too

Posted by Evilpens on 06/07/11 at 10:06 PM ET

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I’m guessing the future considerations are if he signs with the Flyers. Wonder who/what that will be if he does sign.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 06/07/11 at 10:12 PM ET

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Ok. So they have 18 players signed for the 11-12 season for $59M. Who do they move to sign Bryz and his $5M-ish salary?

Posted by Nate A from Detroit-ish on 06/07/11 at 10:14 PM ET

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Well, there goes my plan A for Avalanche recovery.

Posted by BobInBoulder on 06/07/11 at 10:15 PM ET

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You still might get him, Bob. The Flyers won’t pay his asking price.

Posted by cs6687 on 06/07/11 at 10:28 PM ET

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You still might get him, Bob. The Flyers won’t pay his asking price.

Very true.  I have no idea how they are planning on signing this guy with what they are faced with against the cap.  Hopefully what happened to the pens with Hossa occurs with the flyers with Bryz… expecting to sign him, they neglect the other UFA’s available until it is too late. smile

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/07/11 at 10:38 PM ET

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Flyers are not done.jeff carter days are numbered in philly.

Posted by FlyersFan on 06/07/11 at 10:39 PM ET

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Flyers are not done.jeff carter days are numbered in philly.

Even with Carter off the books, it still may not be enough.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/07/11 at 10:51 PM ET

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Even with Carter off the books, it still may not be enough.

Wow!  I did not realize, but he is signed until 2022… there is no team in the NHL that would take on a contract like that except maybe the islanders.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/07/11 at 10:55 PM ET

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Ville Leino’s going to have to find another place to be maudlin and disenchanted…and I hope they have parks in Philadelphia raspberry

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 06/07/11 at 11:17 PM ET

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Boy. Don’t know who would want Carter for 11 more years. He’s got all the tools, but half the time he doesn’t give a crap now, and he’s in his prime. I can’t imagine he’ll be an effective player at all when he’s 35, let alone a $5mm player

Posted by steviesteve on 06/07/11 at 11:23 PM ET

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I posted this in another thread, but I’ll post it here, too:

The Flyers are stuck with Bobrovsky and a so-so goalie unless they’re willing to move a big salary or two. The Flyers currently have 18 players signed for next season and only $430,000 in cap room. Even if the cap increases by $3 million, that doesn’t leave enough room to do anything substantial.

They can bury Leighton in the minors again, and that opens another $1.55 million. Ian Laperriere remains a cap hit despite not playing all of last season because he’s a 35+ contract, so the Flyers will be able to go over the cap by $1.15 million after ten games or 24 days from opening day in October. Looking long-term, Van Riemsdyk’s contract is up after the 2011-12 season, and he should get at least what Giroux got ($3.75m per year).

Best-case scenario, the Flyers will have a little more than $6 million to sign seven players, and they have to account for Van Riemsdyk’s big raise for 2012. Bryzgalov or Vokoun won’t take a contract averaging $3 million per season. The only hope is to move a big contract like Carter, Hartnell, Versteeg, or Carle.

Posted by cs6687 on 06/07/11 at 11:34 PM ET

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And maybe two big contracts if Bryzgalov gets $6 million or so.

Posted by cs6687 on 06/07/11 at 11:34 PM ET

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Does Laperriere count? I know the over-35 rule, but I believe the reason he didn’t officially “retire” (or did he and I missed it?) was so the Flyers could keep him (and his salaray) on LTIR.

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Chicago, IL on 06/08/11 at 12:59 AM ET

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I don’t think he retired, but even if he did, his salary still counts against the cap.

Posted by cs6687 on 06/08/11 at 01:07 AM ET

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Does Laperriere count? I know the over-35 rule, but I believe the reason he didn’t officially “retire” (or did he and I missed it?) was so the Flyers could keep him (and his salaray) on LTIR.

Yes and no. During the season, Laperriere being on LTIR allows the Flyers to exceed the SC by the amount of his contract as long as he’s on it (35+ doesn’t matter for LTIR). Where it gets tricky (iirc) is that there IS no LTIR in the offseason, including past the date that teams need to square with the cap limit.

Say the cap is $63mm and Laperriere makes $1mm, which the Flyers intend to put on LTIR. On the ‘compliance day’ (or whatever it’s called), which is a week before the season or thereabouts, Philly can carry $63mm in cap salary, including Laperriere’s cap hit. The first day of LTIR eligibility (which is the first day of the season, I think), the Flyers can carry $64mm, including Laperriere’s cap hit. If he retires, they would be back to $63mm in cap salary, including Laperriere’s cap hit. This is my understanding.

Posted by steviesteve on 06/08/11 at 01:13 AM ET

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Oh and George, Philly does have some wonderful parks.  I’m sure he’ll love Wissahickon—at least until he tries to jog there after a losing streak.

Posted by nosferatu from Albany, NY on 06/08/11 at 01:17 AM ET

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Wow. Phoenix just had to get rid of the only real reason that they made the playoffs the last 2 years. If the NHL thinks that people are going to show up in Glendale this year and watch this team flounder now that Jason Labarbera is their starting goalie, they’ve got another thing coming. Plus, the city isn’t going to cough up another $25 million next spring. That franchise is screwed. Quebec, here they come.

Posted by Chris in Hockey Hell from Ann Arbor, MI but LIVING in Columbia, TN on 06/08/11 at 01:26 AM ET

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If Bryzgalov is looking for 4MM per, I bet the Flyers let him walk.  If he can agree to 3.5 or 3, he’ll stay.  It means that Carcillo, Leino and O’Donnell are gone.  Enter the likes of Matt Read, Erik Gustafsson and Tom Sestito or Zac Rinaldo.

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 06/08/11 at 01:46 AM ET

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Best-case scenario, the Flyers will have a little more than $6 million to sign seven players,

SEVEN?  They are only two forwards short.

Posted by Unicorn Force from DC (but like everyone here, I'm not a local) on 06/08/11 at 09:06 AM ET

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They need 23 on the roster so they are 5 short by my calculation, however, one of them is Leighton who we know will be sent down to the minors if they sign Bryzgalov.

Posted by phillyd from Southern New Jersey on 06/08/11 at 09:27 AM ET

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They have 18 players now. They will have to demote a goaltender. There’s 17. Laperrierre is basically an empty sweater. His career’s done because of injury. That makes 16. But he still counts against the Flyers cap and active roster. Once he’s placed on LTIR, the Flyers can go over the cap by $1.15 million and technically carry 24 players instead of 23.

Posted by cs6687 on 06/08/11 at 09:44 AM ET

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If he can agree to 3.5 or 3, he’ll stay.

No way does he agree to anything less than 5 and could be as high as Lundqvist in NYC at 6.875 UNLESS, the flyers pull off another 10+ year contract.  Although i think the league is cracking down on those.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 06/08/11 at 10:03 AM ET

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