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Ilya Kovalchuk: A (Brief) Guide to Cap Recapture Penalties

By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) Ilya Kovalchuk shocked the hockey world Thursday afternoon when he formally announced his retirement from the NHL. The 30-year-old Russian winger signed a massive 15-year, $100-million deal with the New Jersey Devils on September 4, 2010 after much sparring between the NHL and NHLPA regarding what the league believed was […]

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Timing is Everything: Maximizing LTIR Benefits

Author’s Note: The numbers in this story have been updated to reflect Tuesday’s signing of defenseman Erik Gustafsson. By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Philadelphia Flyers have undergone more than a few changes in philosophy and direction throughout the past several seasons. There has, however, been one common denominator underlying those changes. Despite their metamorphoses, the […]

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Flyers Extend Qualifying Offers, Trade for Newbury

By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Philadelphia Flyers have sent out qualifying offers to four of their six restricted free agents, this according to Dave Isaac of the Courier-Post. Defensemen Erik Gustafsson, Brandon Manning, Oliver Lauridsen, and left-wing Eric Wellwood have received qualifying offers. Defenseman Blake Kessel and center Mitch Wahl did not—and will not—receive […]

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Analyzing the Ryan O’Reilly Offer Sheet Proceedings

By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) Early Thursday evening, Colorado Avalanche restricted free agent center Ryan O’Reilly signed a two-year, $10 million offer sheet with the Calgary Flames. Offer sheets are a rare order of business in the NHL, and the news came as a shock to some. This was just the eighth offer sheet signed […]


Flyers Injury Update

  By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) Bad news has befallen the Philadelphia Flyers for a good portion of the season. The team has suffered four concussions–none the result of foul plays, they have lost their top scorer and defenseman, and have had to call up a number of rookies just to fill the void. It’s […]

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Roster Moves and Cap Implications

  By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Philadelphia Flyers have announced that they have recalled F Ben Holmstrom of the Adirondack Phantoms, the Flyers’ AHL affiliate. The 6’1″ captain of the Phantoms, fresh off a Gordie Howe hat trick Saturday night, has 8G and 8A through 25 games. Holmstrom will be joining the team in […]

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Flyers Would Be Wise to be Proactive in Defensive Acquisition

  By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) The Flyers have suffered a plethora of injuries within their defensive ranks. Chris Pronger is sidelined for the remainder of the season with severe post-concussion syndrome. Andreas Lilja and Erik Gustafsson remain sidelined by injury.  Even Oskars Bartulis remains out for the foreseeable future. Marc-Andre Bourdon and Kevin Marshall, […]

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Prospect Report: Ranford Shines for Kamloops

By: Tyler J. Altemose (@HockeyGuyTy) This week’s prospect report tracks Flyers prospects from around North America and Europe between Friday, October 14 and Thursday, October 20. First, a couple of transaction notes. On Tuesday the Phantoms sent a couple of players down to the ECHL. LW Andy Bombach was loaned to the Flyers ECHL affiliate […]

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Power Rankings, Week 2: Movers and Shakers

By: Tyler J. Altemose (@HockeyGuyTy) This week’s top ten features a couple of teams that most people aren’t used to seeing at the top. The Toronto Maple Leafs remain unbeaten, the Colorado Avalanche have won four straight since their opening day shutout by their arch-rival Red Wings, and both Al Montoya and John Tavares look […]

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Prospect Report: Start of a New Season

  By: Tyler J. Altemose (@HockeyGuyTy) Starting today I’ll be publishing a prospect report every Friday on those players within the Flyers farm system. I’ll be taking a look at the kids in the CHL (QMJHL/OHL/WHL), Europe, the ECHL and the AHL. Of course, stats only tell part of the story. But these postings will […]

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