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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 […]

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Hartnell Signs Six-Year Extension with Flyers

  By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) Anthony SanFilippo, Inside Reporter for PhiladelphiaFlyers.com, announced on Twitter Monday afternoon that the Flyers have signed forward Scott Hartnell to a six-year contract extension. The team’s Twitter feed confirmed the news. Hartnell’s extension comes on the heels of another extension — that of forward Wayne Simmonds. Last season, Hartnell […]

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CBA Negotiations Continue; A Modest Proposal

  By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) Chris Campoli, representing the NHLPA, met with the media Thursday as CBA negotiations continued. He explained that the sides discussed “hockey issues” within separate sub-committees, all of which he considered “equally important” to the process. Although Campoli and the NHLPA expect to continue working day to day in an […]

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Wayne Simmonds Signs Six-Year Extension with Flyers

  By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) Bob McKenzie of TSN announced Wednesday evening that right winger Wayne Simmonds has signed a six-year extension with the Flyers with an average cap hit of around $4 million per year. Specific financial terms of the agreement have yet to be confirmed. Andy Strickland of Radio 590 “The Fan” […]

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NHL Reviews NHLPA Proposal

  By Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) What a difference a day makes. Yesterday, the NHL reviewed the NHLPA’s proposal as part of the ongoing CBA negotiations. NHLPA Director Don Fehr was widely trumpeted as a cunning strategist for the way in which the “alternative view” proposal was presented. Rather than make an attempt to tackle […]

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CBA Discussions: Fehr, NHLPA Present “Alternative View” to NHL

By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) CBA discussions between the NHL and the NHLPA continued today in Toronto as NHLPA Director Don Fehr presented the PA’s “alternative view” (counter-proposal) to the league’s July 13 proposal. For some (including myself), today marks the commencement of talks on the league’s new collective bargaining agreement despite the fact that […]

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Weber, Predators In Stalemate: What Does This Mean for The Flyers?

  By: Tyler J. Altemose (@TJamesAltemose) Earlier this week, in a twist of Chris Nolan-like proportions, it was discovered that Shea Weber and the Nashville Predators have yet to formalize their agreement in a contract (SPC). The Predators had previously matched the Flyers offer sheet of 14 years, $110 million on July 24. Over at Predators […]

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