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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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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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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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May 7, 2011
So, with the Flyers done for the season, who are the players fans can look to as the offensive stars of next season? James van Riemsdyk and Claude Giroux are the obvious answers. Here's why: Van Riemsdyk On Friday, he once again led the team in shots in the game, with five; had two hits; and played 25 shifts. He either led the Flyers or tied for the lead in shots in nine of the 11 playoff games. He finished the playoffs with a total of 70 shots over 11 games. He also had seven goals to rank among the playoff leaders.
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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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December 6, 2013 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Nick Pryor has heard all the jokes. They are good-natured - the product of spending hour after hour, night after cold Minnesota night at the rink and on the road with his father, Flyers director of scouting Chris Pryor. "People tell me all the time I've been a scout since I was 5 years old," Nick Pryor said. "Watching hockey is really the only thing I've ever known. " He just didn't believe this would be him. Not this soon, anyway. Whenever he walked through the doors of a rink, he was always Nick Pryor the hockey player.
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November 6, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
RALEIGH, N.C. - Hal Gill first heard the jokes as a freshman at Providence College in 1993. At 6-7, there was no way the Concord, Mass., native would be able to keep up with speedy Division I athletes from perennial power Boston University. Gill heard the critics chirp again as a 22-year-old NHL rookie in 1997 with the hometown Boston Bruins. The cracks and the digs have continued annually, but after 1,103 career games, a Stanley Cup ring and millions of dollars, Gill is the only one still laughing.
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October 3, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
EXACTLY 4 YEARS ago, Ray Emery was gearing up for his first start in a Flyers uniform. Emery, then 27, carried the Flyers to a 2-0 shutout that night in Raleigh, N.C., against the Hurricanes. Mike Richards and Jeff Carter scored for the Flyers, John Stevens was the head coach, and James van Riemsdyk collected his first NHL point. On the other bench, Michael Leighton backed up Cam Ward - it was roughly 2 months and one waiver transaction prior to Leighton starting in the Winter Classic for the Flyers.
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July 8, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
OVER THE last 5 years, Paul Holmgren has handed out $269.7 million of Ed Snider's dollars to five players. Three players, Jeff Carter ($58 million), Mike Richards ($69 million) and James van Riemsdyk ($25.5 million), were traded for one reason or another. One, Ilya Bryzgalov ($51 million), did not meet expectations. Bryzgalov's mistake was wiped from the books at a cost of $23 million over the next 14 years. Flyers captain Claude Giroux was the latest to sign one of those megadeals, scribbling his name yesterday to finalize an 8-year deal worth $66.2 million.
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May 13, 2013 | By Sam Carchidi, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Flyers need help. They missed the playoffs for just the second time in the last 18 years, and their offseason wish list figures to include a productive winger and a top defenseman. In other words, they will try to add players similar to those they have traded - or lost in free agency - in recent years. Here is a team of former Flyers and how they compare to this season's team. The ex-Flyers get the edge on offense and at goalie. The defenses are fairly even, though they are difficult to compare because of the Flyers' injuries on the blue line this season.
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