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February 12, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
TORONTO - When the Flyers sent left winger James van Riemsdyk to Toronto for defenseman Luke Schenn last summer, both players were considered underachieving former first-round draft picks whose careers might be jump-started by a change of scenery. A little more than three weeks into the season, that's exactly what has happened. Both are thriving with their new teams. Schenn, 23, has become one of the cornerstones of the Flyers' defense and is in their top pairing with Kimmo Timonen.
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October 1, 2009 | By Sam Carchidi INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
First-year wingers James van Riemsdyk and Mika Pyorala ?were on the 22-man roster that the Flyers submitted to the NHL yesterday. Center Blair Betts was not. Betts, 29, is trying to make the team on a tryout contract. After yesterday's practice in Voorhees, general manager Paul Holmgren said he was still negotiating with Betts' agent, Steve Kotlowitz. The two sides appear to be at a stalemate. Betts, whose?agent did not return phone calls, made $615,000 with the New York Rangers last season.
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April 5, 2009 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Pete Mahovlich, Brad Park, and Marcel Dionne. Brendan Shanahan, Chris Pronger, and Patrick Marleau. Evgeni Malkin, Eric Staal, and Bobby Ryan. What do the above stars - some from the past, some from the present - have in common with Flyers prospect James van Riemsdyk? All were No. 2 overall selections in their respective draft classes. No one is saying van Riemsdyk, who is known as JVR, will be nearly as productive, but he took a step in the right direction by bypassing his final two years at the University of New Hampshire and signing a three-year entry-level contract with the Flyers on Wednesday.
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May 3, 2011 | by Ed Barkowitz
1. Tim Thomas, Bruins: The goalie was the difference after a shaky start. The Flyers fired 54 shots and he stopped 52 of them. 2. James van Riemsdyk, Flyers: Wearing No. 21, he sure looked like Peter Forsberg out there. 3. David Krejci, Bruins: He killed the Flyers in Game 1, and did it again last night by beating Brian Boucher top shelf in overtime.  
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April 27, 2009 | Daily News Staff
The Flyers will have some decisions to make this offseason. They have some flexibility given the development of their young players. UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS Mike Knuble Marty Biron Antero Niittymaki Andrew Alberts Josh Gratton Boyd Kane Lasse Kukkonen RESTRICTED FREE AGENTS Nate Raduns Nate Guenin Danny Syvret Jared Ross PROMISING ROOKIES Claude Giroux Luca Sbisa ...
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May 26, 2010 | by Frank Seravalli
Chris Pronger and Ville Leino are the only players on the Flyers' roster to have played in the Stanley Cup finals. For the other guys on the roster, Saturday's Game 1 will be a long time coming. The first number next to the player's name is his number of games played; the second is the number of Stanley Cup finals he's been in: Chris Pronger 1104, 2 Ville Leino 68 1 Ian Laperriere 1083 0 Kimmo Timonen 812 0 Scott Hartnell 679 0 Danny Briere 666 0 Simon Gagne 664 0 Arron Asham 648 0 Blair Betts 402 0 Jeff Carter 381 0 Mike Richards 372 0 Lukas Krajicek 328 0 Matt Carle 307 0 Braydon Coburn 297 0 Brian Boucher 280 0 Dan Carcillo 225 0 Claude Giroux 126 0 Darroll Powe 103 0 Michael Leighton 103 0 James van Riemsdyk 78 0 Oskars Bartulis 53 0  
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October 6, 2010
Atlantic champ: Pittsburgh. Northeast champ: Buffalo. Southeast champ: Washington. Central champ: Detroit. Pacific champ: San Jose. Northwest champ: Vancouver. Eastern Conference final: Washington over Pittsburgh. Western Conference final: Vancouver over San Jose. Stanley Cup Final: Washington over Vancouver. Most improved team: Tampa Bay. First coach fired: John Tortorella, Rangers. MVP: Henrik Sedin, Vancouver.
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October 6, 2011 | by the Daily News, seravaf@phillynews.com
Ed Barkowitz FLYERS POINTS: 104 EASTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FOUR: Sabres, Flyers, Penguins, Capitals WESTERN CONFERENCE FINAL FOUR: Red Wings, Kings, Sharks, Canucks LEAGUE MVP: Steven Stamkos, Lightning STANLEY CUP WINNER: Penguins FLYERS MVP: James van Riemsdyk BRAYDEN SCHENN POINTS: 33 JAROMIR JAGR POINTS: 68 GAMES CHRIS PRONGER PLAYS: 47 --- Chuck Bausman FLYERS POINTS: 99...
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November 18, 2012
Since the NHL doesn't appear to be returning to the Delaware Valley anytime soon, Scott Hartnell is bringing a slew of NHL players to Atlantic City next Saturday night. Hartnell has helped organize a charity game, dubbed "Operation Hat Trick," to benefit victims of Hurricane Sandy in New Jersey and New York. The game will be played at Boardwalk Hall on Nov. 24 at 7 o'clock. Tickets priced from $20 to $100 will go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. on Ticketmaster.com. Hartnell will captain one team and be opposed by Rangers star Brad Richards.
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April 20, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
THE FUTURE of one of 14 NHL franchises will change with the drop of four pingpong balls tonight in Toronto. The Flyers just aren't holding their breath. In fact, the Flyers are not sending a representative to see the draft lottery be conducted, even though Connor McDavid is hockey's first runaway consensus No. 1 pick since Steven Stamkos in 2008. The draw will be announced as part of a "Hockey Night in Canada" broadcast, simulcast live on NBC, at 8 o'clock immediately preceding Game 2 of the Penguins/Rangers series.
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March 27, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WHEN IT was over, the Wells Fargo Center scoreboard stated the Flyers beat the Blackhawks, 4-1, providing the slightest revenge from the 2010 Stanley Cup finals. The "Orange and the Black" roared over the sound system as the Flyers congratulated each other, with most of the 19,831 walking out into the South Philadelphia night happy. Kimmo Timonen's return was about the only thing worth cheering. Because in the grand scheme of the franchise, the Flyers lost last night. That's what the Blackhawks should have taught the Flyers, even if Patrick Kane - the prize of the 2007 NHL draft lottery - was not on the ice. With another two points in an utterly meaningless late March contest, the Flyers only increased the odds they'll be picking at No. 8 this June in South Florida.
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January 30, 2015 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
UNDER THE television and near where the Flyers' resident DJ selects tunes to be blared in the dressing room, there is a conspicuous sign posted to the right of the smart board where Craig Berube draws up plays. It reads: "No one is bigger than the team. If you can't do things our way, you won't get time here. AND WE DON'T CARE WHO YOU ARE. " In a seemingly lost season, even after the Flyers won their third game in a row last night, few players have embodied that "team" mentality more than Brayden Schenn.
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June 27, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Since 2000, the Flyers have made some shrewd draft choices, but most of those great picks are now playing elsewhere, including Justin Williams, Patrick Sharp, Dennis Seidenberg, Jeff Carter, Mike Richards, and James van Riemsdyk. Some of those ex-Flyers drew highly productive players in trades. Some didn't. New general manager Ron Hextall is preaching that the Flyers must be patient with their young players. That means recent draft picks - and those selected Friday and Saturday, when the draft is held at the Wells Fargo Center - will probably be given more time to blossom with the Orange and Black.
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June 25, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer
FOR WHATEVER reasons, the Flyers apparently like to make trades on June 23. It was the day in 2011 when Mike Richards and Jeff Carter were dealt. A year later, it became the day James van Riemsdyk was shipped to Toronto. Perhaps fittingly, it's now the day Ron Hextall made his first trade as Flyers general manager. First-line left winger and alternate captain Scott Hartnell, a Philadelphia mainstay of seven seasons, was dealt yesterday to the Columbus Blue Jackets for R.J. Umberger and a fourth-round pick in next summer's draft.
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April 17, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Never mind that Luke Schenn was traded for James van Riemsdyk, a winger who had a breakout season in Toronto. Schenn was struggling earlier this season, so he was benched. Never mind that Vinny Lecavalier has credentials that may get him into the Hall of Fame someday. The veteran center wasn't producing as a second-line left winger, so he was dropped to center on the fourth line late in the season. Never mind that the Flyers traded popular center Max Talbot to Colorado for Steve Downie.
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March 29, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
Perhaps because his captain, Claude Giroux, said the Flyers looked tired in their 3-1 loss to the New York Rangers on Wednesday, coach Craig Berube gave his team an unscheduled day off on Thursday. No practice. No work in the weight room. No need to get up early. Berube wanted the Flyers to get some rest because they appeared oddly lethargic in the last two periods of such an important game Wednesday. They were outworked along the boards, usually second to the puck, and rarely had traffic in front of Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist.
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March 20, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
HIGH ON THE LIST of reasons why the Chicago Blackhawks are Stanley Cup champions and are in position to repeat that feat is their depth. They roll one quality line after another at you, building pressure until you buckle. Depth is also high on the list of reasons the Philadelphia Flyers have resurrected from their early grave to become one of those teams even the elite hate to play. Claude Giroux's heroic goal with 4.2 seconds left in overtime punctuated a game in which the Flyers, not the champs, rolled out the relentless pressure, outshooting Chicago, 37-25, and rallying from two early soft goals allowed by a clearly rusty Ray Emery.
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February 3, 2014 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - Wayne Simmonds' transformation - from a checking-line winger with Los Angeles to one of the NHL's most productive players recently with the Flyers - is what general manager Paul Holmgren foresaw when he made the stunning deal with the Kings in 2011. Holmgren has made his share of questionable moves in recent years, with the trade that sent James van Riemsdyk to Toronto for Luke Schenn at the top of the forgettable list. But he got it right when he acquired Simmonds and the blossoming Brayden Schenn for captain Mike Richards.
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December 22, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
MENACING as ever, Jody Shelley created a stir in warmups on Thursday night. He wasn't even wearing equipment. Shelley was standing in between the benches, where his two worlds - past and present - collided in South Philadelphia. Skating in circles on his right were the Blue Jackets, the franchise that now employs him, with which he spent 5 1/2 magical seasons of his career. To his left, 18 of his Flyers teammates from last season - his final as an active player - were firing pucks.
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