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UPDATED: Final Rosters, JVR Makes the Team

Tim Panaccio talked to James Van Riemsdyk today after practice and confirmed with him that he is making the season-opening road trip to Carolina and New Jersey to start off the season. This is great news, and we will have more about the rest of the roster later tonight when all details will be revealed.

The article also reports that Randy Jones was off the ice and cleared out of the dressing room before any of the other players got there. This feeds the growing Jones speculation that he indeed has been sent to the Phantoms. More on that developing story as it comes.

UPDATE:
Roster is finalized.

As you see, it is pretty much the same guys from last year minus Jones. I’m very pleased that Pyorala and JVR both have made the team, and Danny Syvret has done very well. So well that he’s earned a roster spot. Who will be lining up with Parent on Friday night, Tollefsen or Syvret? That is one of the few questions that remains. It’s hard to believe that the season is upon us. I just got my home opener tickets last night. Look for an extended preview tomorrow or Friday.

LET’S GO FLYERS!

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Posted by on September 30, 2009 in Flyers News

 

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Final Pre-Season Game, Jones Clears Waivers, Roster Looks

Tonight is the Flyers’ final pre-season game before opening face-off this Friday at Carolina. The roster is finally starting to take shape as Bill Meltzer has listed the starting lineups for what looks to be the same lineup that is going to be taking the ice on Friday night.

Hartnell – Carter – Briere
Gagne – Richards – Pyorala
JVR – Giroux – Asham
Carcillo – Powe – Laperriere

Pronger – Carle
Timonen – Coburn
Parent – Syvret

Backlund/Emery
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Posted by on September 29, 2009 in Flyers News

 

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UPDATED: Jones on the Move?

HockeyBuzz.com among other sources have been circulating rumors that Randy Jones is going to be waived tomorrow. There are several sources reporting with this insider news. We’ll have more as it becomes available. It makes sense and we’ve been pondering this move with the rest of the media since the summer. With Ole-Kristian Tollefsen providing a cheaper duty on the 3rd pair and Danny Syvret shaping up nicely on the Phantoms, this is a drop to keep JVR and/or Pyorala on the team or in the system. I expect to hear more tomorrow.

UPDATE:

CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio has reported that Randy was placed on waivers this morning. He reports that the Rangers have interest but cannot commit due to possible cap issues. Signing Blair Betts, JVR, and Pyorala would take a lot of cap room and would much easier without Jones’ overpaid $2.75 million cap hit. If he clears, Jones will be back where he started on the Phantoms. More to come.

 
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Posted by on September 26, 2009 in Flyers News, Flyers Talk and Other

 

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Looking Good


After a convincing win against the Red Wings the other night, the Flyers came out on home ice again to take on division rival the New Jersey Devils. They held a 1-0 lead for most of the game until Halischuk finally beat Emery. Then with great movement of the puck, Pyorala netted one to beat Brodeur high on his glove side. Nothing like beating the Brodeur and Co.
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Posted by on September 24, 2009 in Flyers Talk and Other

 

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Flyers Get their First Pre-Season Win

The Flyers pre-season campaign had been hardly stellar up until last night. Plenty of penalties taken, losses, and overall stale play at times pointed to a rough start for our Flyers. However, after a glimmer of hope in a close overtime loss to Toronto on Saturday, the Flyers came back to the Wachovia Center to have their first home pre-season game against the Red Wings. Ray Emery was going to play the whole game, the defensive unit was pretty much our starting one, and most of our starting forwards were playing. How did it turn out? The Flyers routed the Red Wings 5-2 in a fast-paced matchup.
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Posted by on September 23, 2009 in Flyers Talk and Other

 

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First Cuts and Pre-Season Action

The Flyers cut 29 players yesterday. Try-out players Mark Bell and Mark Foster were both cut while 19 of the players cut were assigned to the Phantoms; including Rob Bellamy, John Matsumoto, and John Kalinski. There were 8 players who were sent back to their junior teams which includes goaltender Adam Morrison and forwards Zac Rinaldo. One of the those players sent back was defenseman Tyler Hostetter but he was signed to a 3-year entry level contract before being sent down. It is nice to see for all of us JVR hopefuls that he is still on the roster and still has a legitimate shot at making the team after he’s been turning heads since the start of camp. Full roster cuts are available here.
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Posted by on September 22, 2009 in Flyers News

 

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Meet the New Flyers: “Welcome Back Boosh”

Any Flyers fan worth his salt remembers the playoff run of 2000. Finally getting to the Eastern Conference Finals after not reaching that point since 1997 when they won and got swept by the Red Wings in the Finals. After winning a deciding series against the Sabres and coming back to win four straight after dropping the first two games to the Penguins, the Flyers had all the momentum going into the Conference Finals versus their division rival the New Jersey Devils. The Flyers would go up 3-1 in that series, and then lose the next 3 consecutive games to lose in a series they had in the bag. However, one of the big moments of that playoff run was the goaltending of rookie goalie Brian Boucher. He had many memorable saves that season, including the one in the video above. He became a Philly fan favorite during his rookie year before losing the job to Roman Cechmanek the following year. In this final installment of “Meet the New Flyers”, we welcome back a former Flyer and favorite, Brian “Boosh” Boucher.
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Posted by on September 21, 2009 in Flyers Talk and Other, Season Previews

 

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