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Unlike you and that girl you like that you always see at the coffee shop, the Eagles and DeMarco Murray are reportedly mutually interested in each other. According to Adam Caplan, both sides are interested. It’s very early and it’s all talk right now, but this could be huge. Or, it could just be Murray trying to piss off the Cowboys.
You have to break the seal somehow, and the Flyers have just made their first move in free agency by signing goaltender Rob Zepp to a one year deal. Zepp comes to the Flyers from the German DEL and, according to Broad Street Hockey, will likely split time with Anthony Stolarz with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. It’s not exciting, but it’s not over yet.
You can see Zepp’s career numbers over here.
UPDATE: They also re-signed Ray Emery. All done now.
When NHL free agency kicks off at noon today, many teams around the league will use the extra money they have under the salary cap to try to improve their squad. After issuing qualifying offers to Jason Akeson, Erik Gustafsson, Brandon Manning, and Tye McGinn — and not issuing offers to Marc-Andre Bourdon, Cullen Eddy, Tyler Brown, Kyle Flanagan, and Cal Heeter — new GM Ron Hextall is left with a bill of $236,429 over the cap. The team is allowed to go up to 10% over the hard cap.
It’s been a not-so-well kept secret that Hextall is desperately trying to dump Vinny Lecavalier and his $4.5 million salary cap hit on anyone who will take him, but as of yet that’s been nobody. In fact, due to his handcuffing by the salary cap, Hextall is more likely to make a splash in a trade than via free agency. That doesn’t mean we won’t all get a little anxious when noon rolls around, it just means that anxiety won’t be added upon or relieved. But hey, that also means no ridiculous giant contracts. That’s always nice.
UPDATE: In ultimate optimism, I mistakenly reported that the Flyers were under the cap.
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10:44 a.m. Flyers confirm signing Claude Giroux to an eight-year extension. He’ll get $66.2 million.
11:51 am. Multiple reports say that the Flyers and Ray Emery will sign a deal shortly after 12 p.m.
12:18 p.m Pierre LeBrun confirms– one year, $1.
765 million for Ray Emery with the Flyers.
1:19 p.m. The Flyers signed goalie Yann Danis to a two-way contract with the Phantoms. He played in four games for Edmonton over the last two years.