Your Flyers Free Agency Running Commentary

Kyle Scott —  July 5, 2013 — 67 Comments

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Kyle Scott July 5, 20135:21 pm

Not looking good for the Flyers doing Gagne a favor:

Kyle Scott July 5, 20134:16 pm

They’re going give Simon Gagne $2 million to get hurt next year and not get a solid d-man. Just thinking out loud here.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20134:09 pm

The consensus need for the Flyers last season was defense. So why have they only added very offensive defenseman Mark Streit and no one else? Lecavalier? Fine. Two backup goalies on top of their other backup goalie? Fine. But how about a defensive defenseman? Surely that’s coming…? Please?

Kyle Scott July 5, 20133:56 pm

Missed this a few minutes ago. Tim Panaccio, who blocked me on Twitter, reports that the Flyers and Simon Gagne have agreed on MONEY. I missed it because Tim Panaccio, who blocked me on Twitter, blocked me on Twitter.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20133:49 pm

BUT BUT BOBBY RYAN WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OUR FLYER, HE’S FROM NEW JERSEY, LIKES US. A MODERN DAY MIKE TROUT, HE IS. OUR OWN. COME BACK, BOBBY. COME. BACK. WAH.

Every type OB Flyers fan right now. They’ll fail to mention that, save for his weird injured year in 2012 (when he won the Cup), Jeff Carter has been the better scorer. In other words: you can’t be that hurt over the Ryan thing if you don’t really care that the Flyers traded Carter.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20133:40 pm

Was there just a commercial for JDate on the Shield Network? I can’t imagine there’s much overlap in the hardcore hockey fan-Jewish guy looking for love demos.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20133:38 pm

Kyle Scott July 5, 20133:32 pm

It has looked for a little while like the Flyers wouldn’t get Bobby Ryan. Now we can stop talking about him. Bruce Garrioch is reporting that he’ll go to the Senators, for two draft picks. https://twitter.com/SunGarrioch/status/353233536314114048

Kyle Scott July 5, 20133:31 pm

This just happened. Wendy’s Pretzel Bacon Cheeseburger. Very good. Some sort of special sauce with bacon, tomato, lettuce, onion. I’d put salt on the bun because that’s the best part of most “pretzel sandwiches,” and I’d make the special sauce a bit more mustardy to give it that hint of German-Bavarian-style flavor. I found myself reaching for ketchup. That said, it was gone in 90 seconds. Highly recommended.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20133:25 pm

I’m not sure under what circumstance anyone from the Flyers would make such a blanket statement, but we’ll keep this in mind. Maybe Sam’s right… maybe he’s being used.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20132:38 pm

Here’s the Ray Emery conference call transcript, from the Flyers:

Q: On re-signing with the Flyers
I’m excited. It’s been kind of a crazy couple days. I was really excited when I got wind that that would be an option. I’m happy to be back in a situation where the first time around I was really pumped about it and it didn’t work out the way I wanted, the way I [would have] liked. The team as a group had a great year, losing in the Finals, but I’m really excited about being back.

Q: When you left Philadelphia, at that time did you think you would ever play again?
Yeah. I understood that there was a possibility that I might not play again, but it was just kind of what’s the next step after I found out I had that condition. The next step was finding the best doctor, the best procedure… the next step after that was taking care of it, and just getting off crutches and getting out of a hospital bed, just one step at a time. You normally get what you want when you look at it that way.

Q: Do you feel like you’re a better goalie since the surgery?
Yeah. I think goaltending’s a position that you’re always… I’m a student of the game, so you’re always finding, especially as a goalie, better techniques and getting to understand the game more. Physically I was in great shape when I came there. I still feel like I’m in great shape and feel good about my body, especially the time and effort I put into it now. But just as far as thinking the game, reading the game, and the technique I use, I’m four years older and more experienced.

Q: How difficult was your rehab? Was it the biggest challenge of your career?
Definitely. The time immediately after the surgery was pretty crazy pain-wise, and just getting used to that. I’m missing a bone in my lower leg and they kind of hacked and whacked at it. It’s amazing how much pain and how crazy that part was, and it’s amazing how great it came back, and how I don’t notice it now. I take care of it preventatively, but I don’t notice it. So to come from that much pain and such a crazy process coming back to feeling fine and dandy is pretty amazing for me.

Q: Did Paul Holmgren tell you you’ll be in competition with Steve Mason, and are you excited to have a shot at being a #1 goalie?
Yeah, I’m excited. I haven’t talked specifics with Homer. I skate with Mase in the summer. He’s just around the corner from my place in Toronto. He’s a great young goalie. He’s a guy who started off as a Calder [Trophy] winner, I think, if I’m not wrong. He’s a guy who’s had success and he’s going to continue to get better. I just look at it as kind of a tandem relationship. Last year with me and Corey in [Chicago], it was more about the team success and we both kind of helped each other get better. As far as I know, that’s the best way to treat a goaltending relationship. I’m excited to work with him, teach him what I know about the game and what I’ve learned about the game, and I’m excited to work with a great young goalie. Whenever I evolve, I end up watching the young guys, because they’re kind of the pioneers. You go and watch these young kids, they’re amazing in net. I’m just excited to work together with Steve.

Q: Did the Flyers make that a point, working with Mason?
No, we didn’t talk about that, really. They know what to expect from my last time there. They know I really want the team to do well, and that was kind of it. It was more about how it was going to work and that was it.

Q: What swayed you to come to Philly?
To be honest, it’s a situation where Chicago looks like Corey’s got one year left there, and he’s probably going to end up making 5 or 6 million for the next little while. I feel the writing was on the wall in Chicago as far as myself goes. In Philadelphia, it would be a new situation for both me and Steve. Going forward, it’s a chance to maybe play more games than I would have in Chicago. It’s a great team and it’s a situation that I knew from the last time I was there that I was really comfortable, and anytime I go to a place… I just kind of left myself with a funny taste in my mouth about my experience there. I’m not saying that it wasn’t enjoyable, I’m just saying that I really felt like we could have done better, and I could have done better, than what was done there. That’s a huge thing. John Paddock’s the guy I started my pro career with as a coach, and I’ve followed him along the way. He’s a guy I really like working with, and I really want to do well with him. The whole organization… I really had great relationships in the organization.

Q: Are you better equipped for a goaltending partnership now than you were when you were younger?
I think I’ve kind of changed my outlook. When I was younger I wanted to play all the games, and got a pouty attitude when I didn’t. Now, you start to realize that if the team is successful, that everyone does well. It’s a better working relationship that way. It’s kind of a different philosophy. You learn and you grow and that’s where I’m at. It’s fun having a great group of guys and everyone gets along well, and especially sharing success.

Yeah, but he wants to start.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20132:22 pm

I need food. Assuming someone reading this works for a pizza place in Horsham, yes?

Kyle Scott July 5, 20132:16 pm

Really, seafaring scriptual Rob Parent is an idiot… or this is a really bad joke:

Here’s what happens when you go to the Flyers’ website:

Kyle Scott July 5, 20132:09 pm

You don’t get that last update anywhere else, folks.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20132:08 pm

On this free agency day, Flyers fan and not puck bunny “Squiggg,” who at least one former Flyer turned Stanley Cup Champion may be familiar with (http://www.crossingbroad.com/2011/05/your-friday-night-car-bomb-dan-carcillos-twitter-is-a-gift-to-humanity.html), wants you to know that she’s not a puck bunny:

It’s OK, Squiggg, you’re still our second favorite not puck bunny (http://www.crossingbroad.com/2013/07/these-soon-to-be-nhl-draft-picks-were-eager-to-get-drunk-and-screw-before-their-big-day.html).

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:52 pm

No, Sam, he’s not.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:51 pm

Stalberg to Preds. Four-years, $12 million. https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/status/353208919776178177

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:49 pm

CapGeek.com is broken :(

http://www.capgeek.com

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:48 pm

SHOW ME JAGR!

Just kidding. Could happen, I’d think, though.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:47 pm

Some wanted the Flyers to sign Viktor Stalberg… he signed with Predators: https://twitter.com/DFriedmanWFAN/status/353206406175916033

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:45 pm

Not sure if I’m buying this narrative that the Flyers are paying so much less for goalies this year. 1) They’re still paying Bryz and 2) they’re both backups. Have potential, but NEITHER WERE STARTERS LAST YEAR, one sat on bench when team won Cup, other lost job to Bobrovsky. Just saying. Perspective here, folks.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:43 pm

Tim Panaccio, who blocked me on Twitter (that’s his new name), continues to say the Flyers and Gagne are close. https://twitter.com/tpanotchCSN/status/353206780932796418

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:35 pm

Seafaring scriptual Rob Parent trolls the Flyers. Nice.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:31 pm

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Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:24 pm

Amanda Bynes checks in again about Drake’s eyes:

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:23 pm

Pierre McGuire just crushed the Flyers on the Shield Network, saying that five years is wayyy too many for Vincent Lecavalier. He said other teams were interested in him at three years, but got scared off when four- and five-year deals came up. Went as far as to say that this will hurt the Flyers.

I don’t dislike Pierre as much as most of you. He knows his stuff. Yes, he does look like a penis with hips. But, he knows his stuff. Creepily so.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:19 pm

HEY, THE FLYERS SIGNED ANOTHER BACKUP GOALIE. Yann Danis, who played four games with Edmonton the last two seasons. He’ll have a two-way contract with the Phantoms. https://twitter.com/NHLFlyers/status/353200014484447232

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:10 pm

He got four years, $13.5 million from Shittsburgh. Mark Streit got four years, $21 million from Flyers, as noted by Sam Carchidi.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20131:08 pm

Feel like I’m watching Inception.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:59 pm

The Penguins have signed Rob Scuderi to a four-year, $13.5 million deal: http://penguins.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=676693&cmpid=pit-twt-penguins

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:46 pm

I’m not sure this is because they are fiscally responsible… or because they signed two backups with risky, crazy, nutcase upside. But, even if they’re average, it’s significantly better than Bryz.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:38 pm

Claude Giroux conference call transcript, from the Flyers:

Q: On his reaction to the contract
“I’m very excited. I’ve been able to play with the organization for five years… it’s been unbelievable, the fans are always expecting great things. So just to be a part of that, it’s a really great feeling.”

Q: How important was it to get this out of the way before the season started?
“That’s one thing me and [Paul Holmgren] wanted to do, to make sure we get this out of the way and from now on we can start focusing on the right thing. It’s done with.”

Q: Can you talk about playing with Vinny Lecavalier?
“I don’t know him personally, but I’ve heard a lot of good things about him. Growing up I watched him play a lot. I think he’s going to be a player the Flyers fans are going to enjoy watching. He’s an intense guy, he goes to the corners and he plays pretty rough. And obviously he puts the puck in the net. It’s great to have him. I was talking to some of the guys and everybody’s pretty pumped to have him.”

Q: Did you ever have a time where you thought you’d be a career player with the Flyers?
“I never really got to thinking about that stuff. I just go out there and play hockey. I just love playing the game, and I just try to play my best to help the team win. Five years ago I was just trying to get a spot in the NHL and make sure I get as much ice time as I can to be able to prove what I can do. A lot of that credit goes to the coaching staff and the management to have that trust in me.”

Q: When was the deal actually done?
Pretty much when it came out. We were looking at pretty much the same things, just the little details. It’s not really my job to do that, my agent did a pretty good job on that. My main focus is to play hockey, and that was pretty much my agent’s job. It’s not something I was worried about. Homer treats the players very good. I’m just lucky to be a part of this organization right now.”

Q: When were you notified?
“When [my agent] told me the deal was done? I think it was yesterday morning-ish, or around that time.”

Q: On what he’s doing now
“Yeah, that’s basically it. Pat [Brisson is] a great agent and he knows what he’s doing. That’s why I chose him so I can put all my trust in him and just worry about what I have to do. I’ve been training with Tony Greco for the last seven or eight years now I just keep doing the same training I’ve been doing every summer, so I can come to camp feeling good. I can’t be worrying about that kind of stuff.

Q: On potentially signing Ray Emery
If those rumors are true, obviously I had the chance to play with Emery before and he’s an unreal guy – a good teammate and a great goalie. It’s too bad that when he came to Philly he got hurt, but if that’s the case, that’ll be fun.

Q: Was it tough to watch the playoffs?
“Yeah, it’s always tough to watch the games after you’re done. You kind of want to be there, especially when you’ve had a taste before of the Finals. It’s really tough to watch it.”

Q: On the size of the contract
“It’s a great honor to be able to have that kind of contract. It just shows the trust they have in me, and I’m going to do my best to not let them down. A little bit of pressure like that never hurts. I have a lot of good teammates that are playing well, so I’m just pretty excited to move on from this.

Q: On seeing his former teammates go far in the playoffs
Thanks for reminding me about that, by the way. It’s tough to see them go far like that, but at the same time anytime you play with a guy and you get along with him, you’re happy for him that he gets there. Because it’s not easy to go to the Finals. Like I said, it’s just a motivation to want more, and to just want to win the Cup. It’s the only thing that we really thing about. It’s a tough Cup to win, but you’ve just got to learn from your mistakes. Last year was a tough season as a team, but we’re going to learn from it. We’re a young team and we’ve got new players on the team. I think everybody is pretty excited about the team, and they should be.

All the right things.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:36 pm

Anyone else think it’s symbolic that the Flyers signed Emery for $1.65 million, just .1 million more than they’ll be paying Bryz this year (and the next 13)– $1.64 million?

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:34 pm

Signing Emery for $1.65 is a steal. It really is. Flyers have two somewhat risky yet potentially very good goalies for just over $3 million. Again, both risky.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:30 pm

The Flyers wrote their Ray Emery release at 11:46 a.m… http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=676641

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:28 pm

Emery was 17-1 with a GAA of 1.94 and a .922 save percentage last year. Didn’t realize he was – that – good. Might see similar platoon situation in Philly.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:24 pm

Looks like we know where Frank Seravalli was getting his info:

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:22 pm

Yeah, Sam, because the two-headed, mediocre monster system has served them so well before. Don’t dislike the signing, but not speaking in strange platitudes like weird Flyers beat writers, either.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:18 pm

There it is:

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:17 pm

Daniel Alfredsson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Red Wings. He’ll make $5.5 million, according to reports.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:16 pm

Tim Panaccio, who blocked me on Twitter, confirmed the Emery signing. It’s a one-year deal.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:14 pm

Claude Giroux said all the right things about signing an extension with the Flyers http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20130705/SPORTS04/307050032

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:12 pm

Peter Laviolette loves Emery, but tells Tim Panaccio he’s “not back yet.” https://twitter.com/tpanotchCSN/status/353183866544070658

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:11 pm

Nabokov to the Islanders. So… it’s for sure Emery in Philly. Just waiting to be official. https://twitter.com/aaronward_nhl/status/353183379723788290

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:04 pm

BUT, BUT LEIGHTON WAS SO GOOD FOR TWO GAMES.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:02 pm

Buddy texts me: “I’d rather have other coke heads Carter and Richards [than Emery]. We have two backup goalies… last time we did that Dominic Roussel and Tommy Soderstrom.”

He’s right.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:00 pm

HIGH NOON IN THE EAST. LEGGO!

Kyle Scott July 5, 201312:00 pm

The Flyers reportedly passed on Brian Boucher, Tommy Soderstrom and the corpse of Pelle Lindbergh in their goaltender search

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:57 am

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:56 am

That said, having Steve Mason and Ray Emery will give the Flyers two absolute nutcases in net. Like, there’s danger potential… and I like it.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:54 am

Also, very disappointed that the Tim Thomas experiment won’t happen. That would have been oh-so-much fun. He and Papelbon could have hated Obama and loved guns and Murica together.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:52 am

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:51 am

TSN 1050 in Toronto are laughing at Flyers’ ridiculousness but like Emery move. I do too… but I can’t get past the fact that they’re spinning in circles, acquiring Bob’s backup and Ray Emery. If only… they held onto guys.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:49 am

No but really, in 12 months the Flyers are going to go from $51 million failure and future homegrown Vezina winner to said Vezina winner’s backup and former Flyer and suspected drug user Ray Emery, who was a backup for Cup winner. Only Paul Holmgren could do that. The Flyers are – amazingly – going to sign Emery again to give him an audition so he can go have success elsewhere.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:47 am

Darren Dreger tweets that the Flyers will likely sign Ray Emery to a one-year deal, so he can establish himself as a starter… and then go win another Cup elsewhere https://twitter.com/DarrenDreger/status/353177760593756160

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:43 am

Wonder if Randy Miller has his free agency shoes on today?

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:36 am

In 24 minutes, shit hits fan.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:27 am

Reminder: This running commentary is (not really) brought to you by my golf whipping boy, and Flyers season ticket rep Fran, who will handle all of your OB ticket needs. Just drop him a line on Twitter and he’ll take care of you: https://twitter.com/fwalmsley

Kyle Scott July 5, 201311:23 am

It’s still looking like the Flyers and Simon Gagne will reach an agreement https://twitter.com/DNFlyers/status/353167638794477570

Kyle Scott July 5, 201310:51 am

Daniel Alfredsson will be leaving the Senators.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201310:43 am

The Flyers have officially confirmed the Claude Giroux signing.

http://flyers.nhl.com/club/news.htm?id=676638

Kyle Scott July 5, 201310:41 am

Former Bruin Tyler Seguin a modern day Jeff Carter:

This trade might not be popular among all Bruins fans, who envisioned Seguin as a future superstar. But he might go down as a player who squandered his great gifts. Multiple sources said the 21-year-old Seguin crossed the line this season with reckless partying.

It apparently got so bad that during the playoffs, the Bruins ordered Seguin to live in a hotel, where a guard was hired to make sure he stayed in his room.

http://deadspin.com/report-tyler-seguin-guarded-during-playoffs-to-prevent-677105085?utm_campaign=socialflow_deadspin_twitter&utm_source=deadspin_twitter&utm_medium=socialflow

Kyle Scott July 5, 201310:37 am

Don’t we all, Happy Ninja.

Kyle Scott July 5, 201310:19 am

Impressive FAKE Bob McKenzie account:

Kyle Scott July 5, 201310:18 am

Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy:

The best players available in this already-bizarre summer all come with obvious issues. There are no shining beacons here, and yet people will flock to them nonetheless. You so rarely see massive, franchise-altering free agent moves even when big-time players are involved. You certainly don’t see them with players of this caliber.

It’s always a seller’s market at this time of year, but when Danny Briere — who will be 36 in October, and is coming off a few years in which he was awful at even strength despite somewhat weak competition — is getting multiple seasons at $4 million per under a $64.3 million cap, you know that reason isn’t exactly going to rule the day.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nhl-puck-daddy/something-keep-mind-ufas-today-trending-topics-134408234.html?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

Kyle Scott July 5, 201310:13 am

You no like?

Kyle Scott July 5, 20139:56 am

Danny Briere called Canadiens fans the most passionate in the league on TSN 1050 in Toronto. Thanks, Daniel.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20139:41 am

Sam Carchidi makes the case for the Flyers signing Viktor Stalberg:

The Flyers should try to add free-agent left winger Viktor Stalberg, a speedy Swede who is younger, faster, and bigger than Gagne.

It would also give them a much better lineup than last year because Lecavalier (6-foot-4, 208 pounds) and Stalberg (6-3, 209) would win a lot of board battles with their size. The Flyers struggled to control the puck this past season, and a big reason was because they missed beefy Jaromir Jagr and his ability to control the puck and create a cycle in the offensive end.

Two years ago, the last 82-game season, Stalberg had 22 goals for the Blackhawks. He had nine goals, 23 points, and a plus-16 rating in the lockout-shortened 2013 season, playing primarily on a solid third line with Bryan Bickell and Andrew Shaw for the eventual Stanley Cup champions.

Stalberg, who fell into disfavor with coach Joel Quenneville in the playoffs and found himself benched a few times, will probably cost a little over $2 million in the free-agent market.

Read more at http://www.philly.com/philly/sports/flyers/20130705_Flyers_need_to_get_younger_up_front.html#dBeyGqTF2UfZAZDx.99

Kyle Scott July 5, 20139:30 am

Nice.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20139:24 am

The signing period officially starts at noon. But I drove home from the shore at 1 am last night and have a Keurig machine connected to an IV just so we could get this thing rolling early. Keep it here all day. The last time I did a live blog, a Chechnyan kid wound up bleeding in the back of a boat. I can only assume some Flyer will suffer a similar fate today.

Kyle Scott July 5, 20139:17 am

Tim Panaccio reported yesterday that the Flyers are OUT on Tim Thomas, and that makes this Tweet from Bob McKenzie about former Flyer and drug user Ray Emery all the more telling. Emery is in Philly:

Kyle Scott July 5, 20138:41 am

We start off with some good news– the Flyers reportedly reached a deal with Claude Giroux last night. It is for eight years, $66.2 million with a cap hit of $8.275 million.

Paul Holmgren likely lied about the deal not being done to Sam Carchidi of the Inquirer:

It is the second largest deal the Flyers have ever given… next to the one Mike Richards got. More, from Dave Isaac: http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20130705/SPORTS04/307050007

Kyle Scott July 5, 20138:32 am

Is this thing on? Good. Let’s get silly.

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67 responses to Your Flyers Free Agency Running Commentary

  1. A) Thomas
    B) Nabokov
    C) Emery
    D)None of the above

    When in doubt the answer is always C.

    • Agreed

    • Emery said he’d rather be a backup in Chicago then come here so that is surprising. I’d still rather have him than Tim Thomas. Thomas is old and is a tool satchel.

      Good work locking up Claude Homer.

      • ThePhillyFlash July 5, 2013 at 9:33 am

        Surprising? I don’t think so. Maybe Emery is like Bob and Bryz and doesn’t want to deal with the unrelenting pressure of being a goalie in this town either. As for Tim Thomas—-PASS!! The Flyers can do better.

  2. The last time the Flyers signed a player (non-goalie) to a contract that big, they traded him shortly thereafter to an eventual Cup winner….this bodes well for G and not so much for the Flyers.

    • Right because since that happened once before it will happen to G.. statistically a severely idiotic statement.

  3. Slammin Gretzky’s Daughter July 5, 2013 at 9:04 am

    Kyle, FYI the link in your second post is to an article by your Twitter BFF Randy Miller, not Dave Isaac.

  4. Candy from the Oak July 5, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Kyle, bottles or cans ?

  5. Crucify Wheels July 5, 2013 at 9:27 am

    Fuck the roflyers right now brah moar Phillies talk

  6. If they lost out on Thomas for financial reasons don’t you think Emery will be more expensive? I would still much rather have Emery anyway because Thomas is a headcase, but how much can they afford to pay? All I know is if we get another Russian goalie (Nabokov) I may go get myself lost in the woods.

  7. Candy from the Oak July 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Flyers can’t have 2 soul brothers on the tean. NHL rules :(

    • Other Christmas Vacation quotes appropriate for today:

      “If I woke up tomorrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I wouldn’t be more surprised than I am now.”

      “How could things get any worse? Take a look around here. We’re at the threshold of hell.”

    • I can see a lot of white girl fathers going nuts over their daughters fucking these 2 animals this fall

  8. Sarah baicker has shitty cupcakes July 5, 2013 at 9:38 am

    Emery should be around 1.5-2 mil they can afford him and look for coburn to go oilers today

  9. I hope Emery can handle the work load.

    Tim Thomas would have been a good signing, IMO. He has done much more than Emery or Nabokov.

    Great news on G!

  10. I haven’t seen such an awesome display of Free Agent insanity since the banner year of 1989 when we signed Bruce Hoffort, Pete Peeters, Tim Tookey, Bill Armstrong and Shawn Cronin. It will take a lot of doing for Mr. Holmgren to live up to that class…Dazzle us, Homer.

  11. Regardless of how you feel about the Vinny Cavs signing, he was wanted by at least a dozen other teams and he chose to come here.
    Nice to see a guy who wants to play in front of knowledgable, passionate, and loyal fans.

    • He chose here because the Flyers were dumb enough to offer him a 5-year deal. I highly doubt the “knowledgeable, passionate, and loyal fans” thing was a factor in his decision.

  12. Sarah Baicker eats pinatchy meatballs July 5, 2013 at 10:33 am

    How do you get a job like pinatch and jokes about how he takes off every free agency period and then tells us to follow that dyke Baicker who has a hockey IQ of a reTard. If Baicker and Pinatch banged they would produce Simple Jack. In closing its real simple if you act retarded, look retarded, your retarded.

  13. Nelson Mandela July 5, 2013 at 11:48 am

    I was so pumped to see your “Flyers Free Agency Running Blog” and then I realized this already exists and its called Twitter.

  14. Kyle’s Vagina July 5, 2013 at 12:05 pm

    I hate murica and guns……. I hope someone rapes me and sharia law gets implemented….. I can’t wait to get stoned to death. Going to be amazing!!!!!

  15. Kyle’s byob tailgate July 5, 2013 at 12:24 pm

    Great signing, they’re dancing in the streets in north philly

  16. Any updates on Gagne possibly resigning?

  17. How the fuck is emery a nutcase? The inks not even dry on his contract and youre saying hes nuts. Bob was right, this city is severe for goalies.

  18. Pierre Maguire is a fucking jerkoff. That is all

  19. it explains a lot about kyle, if he thinks pierre “knows his stuff”. Anyone that knows anything about hockey knows pierre is a moron.

  20. i wonder if pierre bashed the devils for signing clowe to a ridculous contract when he had that awesome goal total of 3 last season.

    • The only thing pierre actually “knows” is where every player, played in high school and juniors. Thats the only thing he contributes to any broadcast. “Oh yeah, I knew this guy was going to be good since I saw him play on the Windsor Spitfires.” Yeah, thanks for the insight Pierre. Him bringing up small insignificant facts such as this, in between sucking off crosby, makes him seem like he is knowledgable when he actually knows nothing.

  21. I think that guy in the seafaring photo claiming to be Rob Parent ate the Rob Parent in the twitter photo

  22. Scared…Confused July 5, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    How on earth will the flyers get under the cap? I’m scared.

  23. Candy from the Oak July 5, 2013 at 1:48 pm

    Great jr A knowledge

  24. Pierre McGuire is a great analyst and fun to listen to. You have to be a homer not to like him.

  25. Eddie Snider & homer love blacks

  26. Kyle’s Dumb July 5, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Come on Kyle really??? Your bitching about giving Gagne 2 million and not spending it on Defense. We still need a 3rd line winger and Gagne at that price is an amazing deal…. Great leadership too for the young guys. What free agent defenseman do you see capable of playing on our team, or worthy of that money?? Only way to improve the D this year is thru trades and signing Gagne doesn’t decrease those chances! GO back to your Wendy’s burger… that was the best analysis you’ve had all day.

  27. Actually im pretty sure most “type ob” fans, as you so retardedly call us, are completely fine with saving money and not pursuing him. Were fine without him. And no one is whining about jeff carter. The only time people bitch about him anymore is when you bring him up. And thats because you act like hes simultaneously the reason the kings won the cup and the reason the flyers blew last year. This team is just as good offensively without carter as it was with him. Youre the only one who brings him up anymore. Ever. Get the fuck over it.

  28. Six Super Bowls; Five World Series; Three Stanley Cups July 5, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    And the world continues to laugh at Philadelphia. And you yahoos crowd around a third rate blog to deliberate the moves of an incompetent, borderline mentally challenged GM. Hilarious.

    • Shut up Shitsburgh! July 5, 2013 at 4:50 pm

      And yet your not a Flyers fan and your on here….

      • Six Super Bowls; Five World Series; Three Stanley Cup July 5, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        I thong you meant “you’re” and not “your”. Typical, brainless Kenso. Well done. Please do try to keep up.

    • What are you talking about? What would you laugh about regarding the Flyers offseason?

      • Six Super Bowls; Five World Series; Three Stanley Cup July 5, 2013 at 4:59 pm

        What am I talking about? For starters, you airheads sign a shitty 35 year old defenseman to a 4 year, $21M+ contract. Second, you sign an aging, past it forward to a five year deal with a no trade clause. Third, you still have no goalie. Fourth, nobody who reads this god forsaken blog remembers the Flyers winning a Cup.

        Did you really need me to tell you this, or are you just playing dense tonight for a lark?

        • Besides the terms on the two contracts being 2 years too long, those deals aren’t terrible.

          Look at the market. Clarkson got over 5mil per season (grinder who scored some goals last year), Filpulla got 5mil per season (17pts last year), Stalberg and some dude named Boyd getting 3mil a year when they are unproven

          The Emery deal is an ABSOLUTE STEAL. 1.65 mil for a guy out to prove himself as a number one and is obviously talented enough to do it with an okay track record. ill take it.

          I dont agree with a lot of the stuff Kyle says, including all the Richards/Carter stuff, but we are both in the comments section so I would leave that point alone.

          Pitt has no cap room and can’t even field a full team as it stands

    • Your hockey team has only won one more stanley cup than ours. We won our two with a team of brawlers, while youve had 4 of the best players in the world and only have one more than us to show for it. Meanwhile, once lemieux and jagr left, your team almost got sold to a corn field that had more interest in hockey, and it was only saved because you tanked enough times to draft crosby and pull the bandwagon frauds back in. Your baseball team hasnt had a fanbase since its last big name left, your hockey team almost died when they didnt have any big names, and the only reason your football team still has fans is because the rooneys are great owners and operators and always put a solid product out.

    • Big Balls Chip July 5, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      He still just as obsessed with this team and blog and he has been for the last week. Do wake up thinking about what you’re going to say on this blog. BTW, I’ve noticed you frequent the site everyday but fail to respond everytime I shit on you. I’ll restate an important point: Why are your grapes so sour? Is it the embarrassment handed down by the Flyers two years ago? The violent rape handed down by Boston this year? Sid getting his shit rocked by G, among others? Your pathetic incest breeding ground of a Western pa town that your from? Get your money up and you can live here too.

  29. Kyle, love how you change your tune on Ray Emery after doing a little bit of stats and twitter searching. Forget both the backups thing, there’s maybe 15-20 number one goalies in the league. After that, having two decent guys push each other for a contract is not a bad thing. If he came here to be the number one and does in fact beat out Mason, HES NOT GONNA LEAVE, THEN HE’LL BE THE FUCKING NUMBER ONE!

    It must be nice to bitch about beat guys not having real sources when you have a blogging job where you do the same thing but dont have the responsibility of having sources. Copying what other people say is no problem in the blogging world. You have a great situation, but dont shit on beat writers unnecessarily. Stay in your lane

  30. Man was tooo many brothers on the team now. SMH

  31. John Candy in Summer Rental July 5, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Puck Bunny simba Doe sounds & looks like a white trash twat

  32. Nelson Mandela July 5, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Kyle,

    I can’t wait until you run into Panaccio or Miller in public (I know – that would require leaving the house) and they whoop your fucking ass. Hopefully Carts is there to tend to your wounds.

  33. Vinny aLeclair July 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    Panaccio would fuck anybody

  34. Crucify Wheels July 5, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    There’s a milf behind home plate tonight with some huge ass titties hanging out in the breeze

  35. “BUT BUT BOBBY RYAN WAS SUPPOSED TO BE OUR FLYER, HE’S FROM NEW JERSEY, LIKES US. A MODERN DAY MIKE TROUT, HE IS. OUR OWN. COME BACK, BOBBY. COME. BACK. WAH.

    Every type OB Flyers fan right now. They’ll fail to mention that, save for his weird injured year in 2012 (when he won the Cup), Jeff Carter has been the better scorer. In other words: you can’t be that hurt over the Ryan thing if you don’t really care that the Flyers traded Carter.”

    Lol. Officially hopping off the CB bandwagon. What an asinine comment.

  36. Jeff carter is better then Ryan…you actually typed that, you based it off 1 statistic, goals scored. I swear you really did.

  37. Common Sense Person July 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    Kyle, im pretty sure everyone is ok with the annual Bobby Ryan rumors finally being laid to rest, and no one is whining about him going to another team. Most “type ob” fans, and anyone with a brain, didnt want the flyers to pursue him for that money anyway.

    And seriously…type ob? Most diehard fans would say they bleed orange and black..or do you not cause youre part of the media that you so often like to bash?So its pretty lame that you ostrasize everyone simply because you disagree with them you skinny unintimidating cunt.

  38. 66 million dollars. 66. million. dollars. Im going to order some ice skates, knock out a few of my sons teeth and move to Canada until he makes me rich.

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