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The Playoff Hopes For The Philadelphia Flyers Now Belong To Petr Mrazek

from Frank Seravalli of TSN,

If Mrazek lights it up in the NHL’s goalie graveyard, the Flyers will have the opportunity to qualify and keep him. Or, they could work out a deal for less, much in the same way they did with  in 2013.

Most importantly, Mrazek has playoff experience. Elliott has a lot of work to do to recover from core muscle surgery. The oft-injured Neuvirth will be out “weeks,” according to Hextall. And Mrazek’s playoff numbers (.931 save percentage in 10 starts) are significantly better than Elliott's postseason numbers.

The Flyers made a small bet. It’s up to Mrazek to deliver the payoff – for his future, the Flyers, and even the Red Wings.

“He was the available guy that really intrigued us,” Hextall said. “We know how capable he is … He’s played extremely well over the last month. I think he’s had some really good times in his career where he’s been a very good goalie and he can be a difference maker.”

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I think there’s a misquote in there.

“He was the available guy,” Hextall said.

There. Fixed.  wink

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 02/20/18 at 10:43 AM ET

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I think there’s a misquote in there.

  “He was the available guy,” Hextall said.

There. Fixed.  wink

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 02/20/18 at 09:43 AM ET

Wrong again.
Howard was offered by RW and rejected by Flyers.

Posted by wings8 on 02/20/18 at 10:51 AM ET

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Wrong again.
Howard was offered by RW and rejected by Flyers.
   
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      on 02/20/18 at 09:51 AM ET

where did you get that news ?

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 02/20/18 at 10:53 AM ET

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http://s.mlive.com/ckLBXrD

The Red Wings offered Howard or Petr Mrazek to Philadelphia after Flyers goalie Brian Elliott was injured last week (he had core muscle surgery and is expected to be out 5-6 weeks). The Flyers said they’re not interested in either. They appear content with Michal Neuvirth, who has gone 3-0-1 since Elliott’s injury.


http://www.mlive.com/redwings/index.ssf/2018/02/might_banged-up_flyers_reconsi.html

The Flyers had no interest in Mrazek last week, when the Red Wings asked for a third-round pick. Detroit also offered them Jimmy Howard, but the Flyers surely didn’t want to part with a high pick (the Red Wings want more for Howard, a first- or a second-round pick). And they wouldn’t want Howard around next season as an expensive backup ($5.3 million cap hit), when Elliott ($2.75 million) and Neuvirth ($2.5 million) are still on the books for one more season.

Posted by ilovehomers on 02/20/18 at 11:02 AM ET

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Wrong again.

Thank you for recognizing a joke as a joke and not replying to it as if it were a serious statement. Next time I make a joke I’ll try to indicate it as such. Maybe a winky-face emoticon or something, I’m open to suggestions.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 02/20/18 at 11:06 AM ET

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where did you get that news ?

Posted by PierreC from Montreal, Canada on 02/20/18 at 09:53 AM ET


Kypreos on Saturday on SportsNet Hockey. Also Isles were only offered one, forgot which goalie it was…  It was Kypreos so I wasn’t focused on what he said, lol

Posted by WingedRider from Saskatoon, SK on 02/20/18 at 04:02 PM ET

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(the Red Wings want more for Howard, a first- or a second-round pick).

If that is true, the Red Wings made a serious mistake. Howard should have been available for next to nothing just to get his salary off the books.

Posted by evileye on 02/21/18 at 03:49 PM ET

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