Well we’ve been talking about this for the past week or so and it was pretty much inevitable it was going to happen pending a physical, and apparently he passed it. The Flyers official site has the full story. This 6’2, 211 pound defenseman marks the 7th D-man on the Flyers roster. The rumors of Jones going to the Kings are abundant and it really makes you think, who else would be going? Timmonen, Coburn, Pronger, and Parent are obvious choices to stay behind. I believe Carle is too big of a value at this point ESPECIALLY with the addition of a probable pairing with Pronger. Jones looks like the odd-man out in this situation, especially since the Kings have expressed interest in him (for reasons I’ll never know). Keep checking back soon because a deal is probably in the works. I’m looking for the Flyers to sign a veteran forward soon so someone will have to go. Sykora, please.
Monthly Archives: July 2009
The Flyers have reported that John LeClair will be inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame along with other great players such as Tony Amonte and Tom Barrasso. This is great news for LeClair, who was the first American-born NHL player to have three consecutive 50-goal seasons and totally deserves the nod to the HoF. As a guy growing up watching the Flyers, LeClair was one of the first Flyers I remember and it excites me to know he’s going to be immortalized in the Hall.
Eklund at HockeyBuzz.com reports that the Flyers are still interested in Sykora. However, the other thing he brought up this morning was the fact that the Los Angeles Kings are “very high” on Randy Jones. Could a trade be coming soon?
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DELCOTIMES.COM: Anthony SanFilippo reported yesterday learning former Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Ole-Kristian Tollefsen was in Philadelphia for a medical and if he passed will be signed by the Flyers to a contract. SanFilippo finds this move interesting as the Flyers are also believed interested in forwards Petr Sykora and Miroslav Satan, and also wonders if this could mean the end of Randy Jones with the club.
Well, Randy Jones, you ain’t gotta leave but you gotta get yourself outta here! If this happens then it spells the end for a guy who did not deserve the $2.75mil/year contract extension he received.
HockeyBuzz.com reports in their Monday rumors with a little tidbit about the Flyers:
The Flyers are looking to free some cap space for a relatively minor signing and may have a deal to send a player to Phoenix or LA on the table.
Who could this possibly be? We can look at the scenarios in Jeff’s previous post and see that guys like Randy Jones, Matt Carle, Riley Cote, Andreas Nodl, and the likes can be moved to relieve the cap hit.
From the trusted halls of Hockeybuzz, word on the street is the Flyers are interested in Miroslav Satan and Petr Sykora, both Penguins alum:
Any Flyers fan have seen both Satan and Sykora and it can be argued that they still have some gas left in their tanks. Personally, Sykora looks like the better choice with his playoff heroics in the ’07-’08 Cup finals with his prediction that he would be the one to score the game winner.
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As the off-season progresses, there is less and less news since the big FA and draft day headlines that happened this month. However, here at The Broad Street Bully we have much planned. Firstly, my buddy Jeff is welcomed to The Broad Street Bully as he will now be a contributor to this blog; helping to update the site with news and his insight. Next, since news is not abundant at this time, we will be focusing on writing editorials and other features based on this off-season, the past season, and the upcoming one to get ready for what looks to be a promising year to wear orange and black as we are used to seeing (omit the worst season in our history in ’06-’07).
Stay tuned here for more updates over the coming days/weeks. Thanks for those who have read so far, we are doing our best to keep things interesting and entertaining while supporting our team. Spread the word about The Bully, let the Flyers passion get out.
The Flyers 3rd round pick from the 2008 draft, Marc-Andre Bourdon, is now signed to an entry level contract for an undisclosed amount. This 6’0, 215 pound defenseman caught eyes from many after having a good season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). According to the Flyers official site, he was 2nd in the league in points for defensemen, with 147 points in 186 regular season games. Not bad for a D-man.
If he continues to grow, this could be a very worthwhile draft pick/signing. An average-sized guy like that who is able to move the puck and score/set-up goals makes it interesting to see what he could do if and when he gets to the NHL level; which I’m hoping he will. Hope to see him a couple seasons since the track for most blue liners is a few years to move up and make impact at the NHL level.