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Here’s Ilya Bryzgalov Wearing a Flyers Hat

Kyle Scott - July 15, 2011

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And pants! Here's our man (yes, we can say that now because we actually have a goalie) Bryz coaching kids at his goalie camp in Mother Russia. Got to love the Bryz reppin' the Flyers.

But about those sandals…

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In Soviet Russia, sandal cradle toe!

Pics via (@plidov)

What Does This Mean?

Kyle Scott - June 23, 2011

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Get used to this guy

In trading Richards and Carter and signing Bryzgalov to a 9-year, $51 million deal, the salary cap now looks like this, according to CapGeek.com:

Next year's cap: $64,300,000

Flyers payroll as it stands now: $56,723,095. That doesn't include Jakub Voracek and Wayne Simmonds, who are both restricted free agents. They will both most likely re-sign for about a total of $2-3 million. That leaves roughly $6 million left for the Flyers to round out the roster or make another move via free agency.  

UPDATE: The original post included Michael Leighton, who will most likely be waived. If that happens, his $1.5 million contract would come off the cap and free up closer to $8 million.

Brayden Schenn is a very highly-regarded youngster who is the key to this deal. The Flyers also added a number of valuable draft picks, and, of course, Byrzgalov.

When you look at it in terms of what they gave up and what they got, it's pretty good:

Flyers lose:

Mike Richards, captain, 60-80 point scorer

Jeff Carter, 30+ goal scorer

Get:

Brayden Schenn, highly touted youngster

Wayne Simmonds, 30-40 points per seson

*Jakub Voracek, 40-50 points per season

*Three draft picks

Ilya Bryzgalov

$8 million in cap space (after signing Voracek and Simmonds and releasing Leighton)

 

It's a difficult argument. They traded young veterans -who almost won the Stanley Cup – for unproven youth, a goalie, and flexibility.

The more I look at it, the more I like it. The Flyers have some flexibility… and they may not be done. 

Sports Betting Updates

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DraftKings Sportsbook Review

DraftKings Sportsbook has been live in New Jersey for over two full months now and a lot has changed since launch. While they were the first out of the gate for legal US sports betting, they now face competition from many sites, including FanDuel Sportsbook, SugarHouse Sportsbook, BetStars and others. How do they stack up and what promos does DraftKings Sportsbook offer? Let’s take a closer look. Bonus: First bet matched up to $200 Minimum

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Your Complete Eagles and Saints Betting Guide

In many ways, the Philadelphia Eagles enter their matchup with the New Orleans Saints this weekend in a similar spot to what their previous opponent, the Dallas Cowboys, found themselves in a week ago. More than a touchdown underdog on the road against what’s believed to be a far superior team, the Eagles appear outclassed and overmatched. Most people figured they were tuning into the Cowboys’ funeral a week ago, and just as many, if

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Every New Jersey Sportsbook Promo You Need To Know This Weekend

Black Friday is just about a week away, and if you’re like me, you could probably use some extra spending money to take advantage of all the hot deals that will soon be out there. Good news. There will be plenty of betting opportunities to find some winners this weekend. It’s Week 11 in the NFL and the race for the playoffs is revving up. Every Top 25 college football team is in action. There’s

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Here’s the Phillies 2011 Stars and Stripes Hat

Kyle Scott - May 11, 2011

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For the fourth season in a row, MLB teams will wear Stars and Stripes caps on Memorial Day, 4th of July weekend, and 9/11.

Major League Baseball will donate a whopping $1 of their roughly $20 profit (I used to work on their site) on each hat sold to the Welcome Back Veterans fund.

The first year these hats were released, they were quickly put on backorder, as the blue design was unique and worked with most color schemes. Since then, they've released red, white, and now red and white versions. The second version – red – didn't sell nearly as well, and, thanks to New Era's MAP pricing, we had to come up with creative shipping discounts to move the hats. I'm guessing the white ones from last year suffered a similar fate. This year's version, with the red brim and backing, is a small improvement.

Want one? Here's a 10% code for you to use at the MLB Shop. Click this link and enter code vote2011 at checkout. It will take 10% off the order. A dollar will still go to Welcome Back Veterans.

Mike Richards Finally Rocks a Phillies Cap

Kyle Scott - March 3, 2011

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Welcome to the party, Mike. Glad to have you. #34 is Halladay, #33 is Lee, #44 is Oswalt, #35 is Hamels, and Carlos Ruiz has two sons named Carlos.

Nice scarf.

via the great Stevie Why