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June 28, 1998 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers invested in speed and creativity with their first-round choice in yesterday's NHL amateur entry draft at the Marine Midland Arena and freed nearly $2 million for the upcoming free-agent bidding by trading 37-year-old defenseman Paul Coffey to the Chicago Blackhawks for a fifth-round selection. On the same day that Simon Gagne, a bright-eyed 18-year-old center from Ste.-Foy, Quebec, spoke excitedly in a thick French accent about his hopes to help the heavy-legged Flyers address a need for quick skaters, a sad chapter was added to the declining career of Coffey, a future Hall of Famer who chafed while sitting idle during the team's early ouster in the Stanley Cup playoffs.
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June 25, 2011 | Associated Press
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins was picked first in a center-heavy NHL draft by the Edmonton Oilers on Friday night. The Oilers, going first overall for the second straight year, selected the slick passer from the Red Deer Rebels of the Western Hockey League. The 18-year-old center led the WHL last season with 75 assists. Nugent-Hopkins is the first WHL player to be drafted first since 1996. Six of the first eight picks were centers. Left winger Gabriel Landeskog of Sweden went second to the Colorado Avalanche.
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July 6, 1995 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Bob Clarke is enthusiastic about the Flyers having a first-round pick in Saturday's entry draft for the first time in three years, but he also realizes that picking 22nd overall, they are unlikely to find any immediate help. "Whoever we get is going to be a long way from the NHL," Clarke, the Flyers' president and general manager, said yesterday at the team's annual predraft luncheon. That would be the downside of making the playoffs for the first time in the '90s. The Flyers, who traded their 1993 and '94 first-round picks to Quebec in the 1992 Eric Lindros deal, now have their worst first-round spot ever (expansion has bloated the first round to 26 picks; as recently as five years ago, the 22nd pick was made in the second round)
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June 19, 1992 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was 8 p.m. last night. L-Day, as in Eric Lindros Day, was fast approaching. Russ Farwell looked distracted, super serious, intense and out of breath. Every inch the Mad Hatter. The general manager of the Flyers had yet another meeting to attend, and although he had just fidgeted through a very boring expansion draft, he, like at least five other general managers, was caught up in the chase to acquire the most coveted 19-year-old athlete in the world. Time, Farwell seemed to be saying with his serious but distracted expression and grim intensity, was running out in the chase for Lindros.
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June 27, 1993 | By Ray Parrillo, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Flyers, who had no first-round pick in yesterday's NHL entry draft at the Coliseum, continued to look overseas for their prospects. They made a Finnish defenseman, two players from the Czech Republic and a Russian their first four choices. The Flyers' first pick, No. 36 overall in the second round, was Janne Niinimaa, 18, a 6-foot-1, 196-pound defenseman whom general manager Russ Farwell called "a great skater who is skilled and sees the ice well. " The Flyers last year dealt their first-round picks in 1993 and '94 to Quebec in the huge trade for Eric Lindros.
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June 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
PITTSBURGH - The Flyers will host the 2014 NHL entry draft at the Wells Fargo Center, the league announced Friday. It is the first time the draft will be held in Philadelphia. "We are truly excited to host the 2014 National Hockey League entry draft at the Wells Fargo Center," Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko said in a statement. "This is further testament that Philadelphia truly is a hockey town. We just hosted a wonderful Winter Classic last season and, in addition to hosting the 2014 NHL entry draft, we soon will be preparing to also host the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four at Wells Fargo Center.
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October 6, 2000 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Roman Cechmanek made 36 saves to lead the Phantoms past the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins, 2-1, in the American Hockey League season opener last night for both teams. Cechmanek, the sixth-round choice of the Flyers in the 2000 entry draft, was making his first professional start in the United States. Rob Murray and Derek Plante scored for the Phantoms. Jason MacDonald netted Wilkes-Barre's only goal, with 33 seconds remaining in the game.
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April 8, 1995 | Daily News Wire Services
The NHL trade deadline spurred multiple deals by a number of teams. Leading the way were the Toronto Maple Leafs, who, on the heels of three trades Thursday, completed two more swaps yesterday. They added defenseman Grant Jennings from Pittsburgh and forward Tie Domi from Winnipeg. In exchange for Jennings, Toronto sent defenseman Drake Berehowsky to Pittsburgh. To get Domi, who began his NHL career in Toronto, the Leafs shipped center Mike Eastwood and a third-round choice in the 1995 entry draft to the Jets.
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March 6, 2008 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Wings yesterday acquired lefthanded forward A.J. Shannon from the Minnesota Swarm and goaltender Brandon Miller and a second-round pick in the 2008 entry draft from the Chicago Shamrox. In exchange, the Wings sent forwards Dan Marohl and Keith Cromwell to the Swarm and goaltender Matt Roik, defenseman Brad Self, a first-round pick in the 2009 draft and a second-round pick in the 2010 draft to the Shamrox. Also, practice-squad player Matt Eckerl was added to the Wings' 23-man roster.
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August 30, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Wings chose Cornell University forward Sean Greenhalgh with the third pick in the first round of the National Lacrosse League entry draft last night in Edmonton, Alberta. Philadelphia had acquired two other picks in the first round through trades, and it took forward Luke Wiles of Delaware fourth and defenseman Chad Thompson ninth. Thompson played last season for the Barrie Lakeshores of the Ontario Lacrosse Association. The Wings traded a second-round pick to the Colorado Mammoth for forward Brad Self, who has 69 points in his three NLL seasons.
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June 25, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH - In the Year of the Defensemen, in which eight out of the first 10 picks in Friday night's entry draft were blue-liners, the Flyers predictably chose to bypass selecting a polished defenseman to fill a much-needed gap in their farm system. Instead, with talented names such as Finland's Olli Maatta and Saskatoon's Dalton Thrower still on the board, the Flyers drafted from leftfield to select center Scott Laughton from the OHL's Oshawa Generals at No. 20 overall. Laughton, 18, collected 53 points in 68 games with Oshawa last season.
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June 25, 2012 | DAILY NEWS STAFF REPORT
PITTSBURGH - The Flyers will host the 2014 NHL entry draft at the Wells Fargo Center, the league announced Friday. It is the first time the draft will be held in Philadelphia. "We are truly excited to host the 2014 National Hockey League entry draft at the Wells Fargo Center," Comcast-Spectacor president Peter Luukko said in a statement. "This is further testament that Philadelphia truly is a hockey town. We just hosted a wonderful Winter Classic last season and, in addition to hosting the 2014 NHL entry draft, we soon will be preparing to also host the 2014 NCAA Frozen Four at Wells Fargo Center.
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June 22, 2012 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
PITTSBURGH — Since Paul Holmgren has been at the helm of the draft table, which largely included the time Bob Clarke was the team's general manager, the Flyers have kept a clear and concise system in play each June. Holmgren believes in taking the best player available, regardless of position. Despite a hole in the organization on defense — on the big club, in the minors and in unsigned draft picks — that system is not going to change this year, either. "Positionally, we are stronger as an organization at the forward position than we are on defense," Holmgren said this week.
NEWS
May 23, 2012 | Ed Weiner
I know that I am not the only person who is angered at the Archdiocese of Philadelphia's type of sentencing of Reverends Mazzotta and Campbell, because I am sure that they did not have only one encounter of child molestation — it was only one "reported" encounter for each priest, who should be excommunicated from the Church. To my knowledge, no priest/molester has been excommunicated from the Church, as the Church has taken steps to excommunicate abortionists, murderers or anyone else who intentionally deviates from Church teachings.
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February 27, 2012
The Rick Nash saga seems to be going down to the wire. The Columbus Blue Jackets' front office Sunday mulled over offers for the elite power winger, who still could be dealt by Monday's 3 p.m. deadline. There also is the strong possibility that the Blue Jackets will hold out in the hope of getting better offers at the June entry draft. Columbus was said to be adamant about obtaining players who the Rangers deemed untouchable: center Derek Stepan or No. 1 prospect Chris Kreider, a power forward at Boston College, as well as defensemen Ryan McDonagh and Michael Del Zotto.
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February 25, 2012
Alex Ovechkin returned from an injury to combine with Jason Chimera on a pair of goals 16 seconds apart Friday night, and the Washington Capitals ended a three-game losing streak by beating the visiting Montreal Canadiens, 4-1. Ovechkin missed Washington's previous game, at Ottawa on Wednesday, with a lower-body injury. As it is, the two-time MVP is having what might wind up as his worst NHL season, with only 25 goals and 21 assists so far. He went into Friday with all of four goals in the preceding month.
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December 2, 2011 | BY MIKE KERN, kernm@phillynews.com
TEMPLE JUNIOR running back Bernard Pierce, as anticipated, has submitted his paperwork with the NFL to apply for early entry into the draft, according to sources close to the situation. The 6-foot, 220-pound junior from the Glen Mills Schools has rushed for 1,381 yards this season (tied for 11th in FBS) and scored 22 touchdowns (tied for fifth), despite missing a game with a head injury. He played in two others with a tender hamstring. In a list that was last updated on Oct. 21, waltercamp.com projected Pierce as the 10th-best prospect at his position and a third- or fourth-round pick.
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December 1, 2011 | By KERITH GABRIEL, gabrielk@phillynews.com
PERHAPS A BIT harsh for those involved to admit, but see Major League Soccer's upcoming re-entry draft as fall cleaning for the seller - and a garage sale for the buyer. Sometimes you find a gem in the process, but mostly you're just buying someone else's unwanted clutter. Yesterday, MLS released its master list ahead of Monday's first stage of the two-tiered draft that happens via teleconference with collective technical staff members among the league's 19 franchises. The second and final stage is set for Dec. 12. How the draft works, essentially, is that clubs can draft players off the list but must exercise the option or extend what's called a "bona fide offer" to the selected player.
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November 2, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
NICKLAS BACKSTROM scored the tying goal with 42 seconds left in regulation, then added the game-winner at 2 minutes, 18 seconds of overtime to lift the Washington Capitals to a 5-4, comeback victory over the visiting Anaheim Ducks last night. The Capitals trailed 3-0 in the second period and 4-2 with 10:47 left in regulation before rallying. It was 4-3 when Washington pulled goaltender Tomas Vokoun in the final minute, and Backstrom hammered home the rebound of a shot by Jason Chimera to force the extra session.
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