Submitted by Anthony_Mingioni on Tue, 2012-08-21 16:10
Even in the “dog days” of the National Hockey League offseason, the Philadelphia Flyers always seem to find a way to make news.
After missing on long term deals to unrestricted free agents Zack Parise and Ryan Suter, followed by their unsuccessful super-sized offer sheet to restricted free agent defenseman Shea Weber, the Flyers made the decision to lock up their own.
It began with restricted free agent forward Jakub Voracek, who signed a four year, $17 million contract with the intention of being installed as star center Claude Giroux’s right winger.
Submitted by Anthony_Mingioni on Thu, 2012-07-26 18:03
After coming up short in their quest for top flight defenseman Shea Weber, the Philadelphia Flyers decided to secure the services of one of their highly regarded own players, signing restricted free agent right wing Jakub Voracek to a four year, $17 million contract extension on Thursday.
The contract carries a salary cap hit of $4.25 million per season which is the second highest amongst Flyers forwards behind center Danny Briere and a $2 million raise from his previous one year contract.
Submitted by Anthony_Mingioni on Wed, 2012-07-25 08:04
For the Philadelphia Flyers, having a future Hall of Famer on their backline in their recent past was a blessing and, more recently become something of a curse.
Providing production in all aspects of the game and infusing his team with edgy style of play and attitude, the Flyers remember well the level of contribution they had from defenseman Chris Pronger.
Now with his career likely drawing to a close due to concussion related symptoms, the Flyers were left looking for a “Pronger level replacement.”
They felt they found such a player in Nashville Predators captain Shea Weber.
Submitted by Anthony_Mingioni on Thu, 2012-07-19 10:16
One way or another, the Shea Weber situation is about to reach some form of end game.
The Nashville Predators restricted free agent defenseman signed an offer sheet with the Philadelphia Flyers reportedly worth $110 million over 14 years per Sportsnet.ca’s Nick Kypreos. The annual cap hit would be $7.9 million with $80 million out of the $110 million paid in the first six years of the deal.
Submitted by Anthony_Mingioni on Wed, 2012-06-20 22:43
“Just because something looks good doesn’t always mean it’s good for you.”
This advice that all of us heard from time to time when we were growing up from our parents, but it certainly remains sage counsel.
So as the Philadelphia Flyers approach NHL Draft weekend in Pittsburgh, the rumors are out there as hot and heavy as the sweltering temperatures in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.