Did Paul Holmgren Lie to Ilya Bryzgalov’s Agent? Are the Flyers Trading for Bobby Ryan?? Is This the Best SEO Title Ever???

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Paul Holmgren silly season is here and we have some news tonight:

1) Josh Rimer of Sportsnet and our old friend Steve Whyno, now of The Canadian Press, are both reporting that the Flyers have informed Ilya Bryzgalov’s agent that the team will not amnesty Bryz.

I don’t doubt the accuracy of those reports, but I do doubt that will happen. The Flyers are going to have to do calculatorial gymnastics to get under the cap this year. Signing Mark Streit for $5.5 $5.25 million per didn’t help, and if there is legitimate interest in Jonathan Bernier, there’s no way the Flyers would keep Bryz. None. So… when did Homer tell Bryz’s agent this? Was it a month ago when Peter Luukko and those two Us and those two Ks told Howard Eskin that the team, for some uncomprehensiblefathomableholy reason, was leaning toward keeping Bryz? Or was it more recently? Remember, Homer lies. Just ask Jeff Carter (ducks).

2) According to multiple reports, Danny Briere has been informed that he will be bought out. He’ll have a job with the organization when he retires in a few years.

3) Tim Panaccio says the Flyers are, once again, interested in Bobby Ryan (BECAUSE OF COURSE THEY ARE!). And they may want to trade one of their few capable defensemen to get him:

Two NHL sources not associated with the Flyers tell CSNPhilly.com that the Anaheim Ducks are quietly shopping Ryan a week before the NHL draft in Newark, N.J., and that the Flyers are keenly interested.

Among the scenarios that have been discussed is the Flyers moving defenseman Braydon Coburn and their 11th overall pick in the draft.

No use in breaking down this further quite yet, because chasing every Bobby Ryan rumor will lead to chafing. And I don’t like being chafed.

Anyway, Paul Holmgren has his gun. It’s out. It’s silly season, and my God, we’re going to speculate the shit out of it. Get me a beer.

UPDATE: Frank Seravalli spoke to Bryz’s agent:

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Oh this is going to be so good when Bryz gets bought out.


28 Responses

  1. Don’t wanna be that guy but for accuracy purposes, Streit’s deal pays him $5.25M/year not $5.5M.

  2. Trade a big, orange traffic cone to Anaheim for Bobby Ryan? Make it a second-rounder instead of a first and I’ll take it

  3. In no way can they keep Bryz id prefer they sign Tim Thomas for a year and for dear lord keep the 1st round pick and get a defenseman sincerely, Sarah baicker’s dad

  4. Makes sense, the flyers are rolling in young defensive depth, we can just sign Chris therien to a 7 year contract to fill the void

  5. Trading a first-round pick for Ryan is a “win now” move that the Flyers can’t be making. Did anyone watch the Flyers play last year? This team is a long way from winning now.

  6. In what world is Coburn a capable defenseman? Dude is more inconsistent than my grandpa’s bowels.

  7. Looks like the Flyers want to spend the whole cap on 6 players. They better not give up the #11 pick.

    1. flyers treat 1st rd picks like a kid picking out the sweetest candy in a candy store.

  8. Scene: Homer absolutely plastered in his office with a gun in each hand; one pointed at Danny, the other at Bryz. “One of these is loaded, boys…” he says, the scent of Jack Daniels falling off of his tongue. End Scene.

  9. Josh reimer got burned couple times by the flyers.

    looks like flyers are cashing in their final chips. Combination of Read/Coots or Read/B.Schenn are gone. As for the Bobby Ryan being superstar. He’s a top 50 player in league but not in same category as a malkin. Bobby Ryan has as always been an obsession for flyers. when they have a obsession over a player they will do anything to get that player. Plus, ryan did podcast with a flyers fan site before the lockout talking about how he would love to return home.

    i think they are loading up because of three reasons 1) Detroit plays in the east starting next season, 2) Penguins and 3)depth. Plus, I think Homer is doing a 180 on this team because of his embarrassing season on and off the ice before and after the lockout.

    if anyone on this site took the time to even watch the finals both chicago and boston has something flyers dont have. 4 lines that can score, depth at defenseman and goaltending.

    does it solve all flyers problems no. But i rather have Mason and Bernier in net. plus i think homer playing chicken with kings to bring down for Bernier.

  10. Buy out Timonen; it takes him 45 minutes to skate from one end of the ice to the other.

    1. Yea, buy out the guy who just inked a one-year deal. That makes sense.

  11. Only way the flyers win a cup is if Ed “stuck in 1975” Snider passes away or homer starts drinking again

  12. If they trade a defenseman for bobby ryan homer needs to go. how can anyone watch this and think he knows what he is doing.

    1. I’d gladly trade a turnover-happy defenseman who had five points and was a -10 last season for a guy who scores 30 goals every year. I wouldn’t give up the 1st-round pick, though.

      Gustafsson and/or Lauridsen could easily fill Coburn’s shoes.

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