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April 1, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The word used by most NHL scouts to describe the Flyers' defensemen is suspect. Two players among the weak defensive corps have been the most suspect: Luke Richardson and Karl Dykhuis. Lately, Richardson and Dykhuis seem to be imploding. In the last 10 games, they have been on the ice for 11 goals and are a combined minus-11. When it comes to poor play, they have not been alone. Before he was injured, Eric Desjardins and his partner, Chris Therien, were a combined minus-19 over a 16-game span in which the Flyers won just once.
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January 15, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Chris Therien and Karl Dykhuis are two of a kind for the Flyers. Both are defensemen. Both are in their second full season in the NHL. And right now, both are struggling. The Flyers will enter tonight's game against the Dallas Stars at the Spectrum in dire need of a victory. While they haven't been the worst team in the league over the last four weeks, they are 0-1-3 in their last four games and have played far below the standard they set last season and earlier this season.
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August 21, 1997 | By Tim Panaccio and Mike Jensen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The Flyers got bigger, tougher and younger yesterday with a trade they hope brings them closer to winning the Stanley Cup. General manager Bob Clarke traded right wing Mikael Renberg and defenseman Karl Dykhuis to the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Chris Gratton. Clarke made the trade to avoid the risk of losing Gratton, whom the Flyers had signed to a five-year, $16.5 million offer sheet. The Lightning could have kept him by matching the Flyers' offer to the restricted free agent.
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October 8, 1999 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Nobody is blaming this on John Vanbiesbrouck. As the Flyers' goalie said when asked about the team's goal drought, "I'm not a scorer," although when he left for an extra attacker late in last night's 2-0 loss to Carolina, the Beezer looked frustrated enough to contemplate taking a swipe at that puck himself. No, he is not a scorer, and, no, he is not to blame for the Flyers being 0-2 for the first time since 1995. And yet. The other team's goalie keeps pitching a shutout.
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December 30, 1998 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
When Flyers equipment manager Jim "Turk" Evers heard the team had reacquired Karl Dykhuis from Tampa, he had one thought: black pants. The Lightning players wear black uniform pants. So when Dykhuis joined the Flyers in Calgary, he would have pants in his equipment bag that Evers could modify to look like Flyers uniform pants. Evers would just have to rip off the lightning-bolt stripe down the side. When the team is on the road, such details are important. Had Dykhuis been acquired from, say, a blue-pants team like the Islanders, Evers would have had to come up with an extra pair to fit him. The current road trip is the most hectic in recent memory for the Flyers, who only make two big Western swings each season.
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June 3, 1997 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Petr Svoboda is listed at 6-1, 190 pounds, and if that is accurate, his neck must account for at least 8 of the inches and 20 of the pounds. Flyers defenseman Svoboda, a slightly built 13-year NHL veteran, gets hurt a lot. Usually, though, it's something he can work through with a few sessions in the hyperbaric chamber and some ice - a sore shoulder, an ankle, a back. That was why Svoboda was unprepared yesterday for the news that his right foot, sore since he blocked a shot by Detroit's Slava Kozlov in Game 1 of the Stanley Cup finals, contained a broken bone, the first metatarsal.
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June 19, 1997 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Wayne Cashman, a leading candidate to replace the fired Terry Murray as coach of the Flyers, is expected to meet with general manager Bob Clarke today in Pittsburgh, the site of Saturday's NHL draft. Cashman, an assistant coach with the San Jose Sharks, is said to have changed his travel plans in order to to arrive in Pittsburgh this morning rather than tomorrow. Clarke has not commented on his search for a new coach. People in Tampa, Fla., where Cashman lives, said the former captain of the Boston Bruins had virtually gone underground this week, refusing to answer his phone or return calls and backing out of social engagements.
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February 18, 1997 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Center Eric Lindros, whose bruised lower back sidelined him for the Flyers' weekend victories over the Pittsburgh Penguins, skated for about 25 minutes yesterday and might be able to return to the lineup tomorrow night. "He was improved," coach Terry Murray said after Lindros' workout at the club's practice rink at the Coliseum in Voorhees. "I'm not sure whether he'll be ready for the game, but he may be. He'll get in a good practice [today], and we'll have a better idea. But as far as it looks right now, this was a positive sign.
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September 11, 1996 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Guess who's coming to training camp? Petr Svoboda, whose contract talks seemed at a dangerous impasse just a few days ago. The Flyers announced yesterday their most consistent defenseman last season has signed a four-year contract. He was en route from California yesterday evening, and should be present tomorrow when veterans report for testing and physical exams. Financial terms were not released, but judging from what is known of the negotiations, he likely will get $4.5 million to $5 million.
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May 8, 1995 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
When they talk about "hard-nosed" players, they are talking about Rob DiMaio, whose beak always seems to have a cut along its battered bridge. If you've been following the Flyers' surge this season, when you heard Eric Lindros couldn't play in at least the first two games of the playoffs, you started looking down the roster at guys who wouldn't dry up and blow away without No. 88. You put a check beside DiMaio's name. Sure enough, there he was, scoring the Flyers' first goal, energizing two separate lines - he started out with Shjon Podein and Craig MacTavish, he finished with Rod Brind'Amour and Kevin Dineen.
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July 2, 2011 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
IT WASN'T Mikael Renberg, or Karl Dykhuis or even Brent Fedyk. But it was a blast from the past. And that blast ended up being one of the biggest splashes on a Free Agency Friday Frenzy that saw nearly $300 million doled out to more than 60 players as the Flyers continued to revamp their drastically different roster. Yesterday, the Flyers signed former Hart Trophy winner Jaromir Jagr to a 1-year, $3.3 million deal, snatching the right winger out from under the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings, who were long thought to be the front-runners for his services.
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June 18, 2002 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It wouldn't be a Flyers summer without a surprise or two. Yesterday, during a conference call about this weekend's NHL draft, general manager Bob Clarke dropped two off-season bombs: The Flyers will not re-sign future Hall of Famer Adam Oates, and they will not enter the free-agent market this summer to try to improve a team that failed once again in the first round of the playoffs. Oates, 39, came to the Flyers from the Washington Capitals at the March 19 trade deadline for the exorbitant price of first-, second-, and third-round draft picks plus Maxime Ouellet, the organization's top-rated goalie prospect.
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March 17, 2000 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
As games go, it was pretty darned forgettable. The main thing to come out of the Flyers' diligent but unspectacular 1-1 tie with the visiting Montreal Canadiens last night was a third successive strong performance in net by John Vanbiesbrouck, the 36-year-old veteran who seemed written out of the postseason plans a few weeks back. Vanbiesbrouck got successive starts for the first time this month, and allowed a lone goal in each, doing a solid job in Monday's 4-1 victory at Phoenix, as well.
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December 5, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Picture five guys playing musical chairs on ice, stumbling all over, sticks flailing as they go in circles. That's the Flyers trying to protect a one-goal lead in the final minute of play when the other club has both the extra attacker and the puck down deep. Somehow, the Flyers survived again to earn a 3-2 victory last night at the Molson Centre against the injury-decimated Montreal Canadiens, who have played gritty hockey for two months without their best players in the lineup.
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November 25, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There are more than a few reasons why the Flyers' defense has settled down since the start of the season. One of them was the trade of Karl Dykhuis to Montreal that allowed Luke Richardson to be paired with Adam Burt, players with similar styles. "Adam and I are more on the same wavelength," Richardson said prior to last night's game against the Florida Panthers. "Especially in terms of play in the defensive zone. We talk about things more, and Adam and I seem to have the same point of view.
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October 23, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Adam Burt walked into the Flyers' dressing room last night at Madison Square Garden and glanced up at the lineup chart. "I saw the posting, and No. 2 was not on it," Burt said. With the signing of veteran defenseman Ulf Samuelsson this week, and even after the trading of Karl Dykhuis, the Flyers still had seven defensemen. That meant one man had to sit last night, and Burt was the one. Luke Richardson cleared waivers yesterday, which was expected because of his $2.5 million salary and the two years remaining on his contract.
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October 21, 1999 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
It didn't cure Roger Neilson's cough, but a 5-0 rout of the visiting New York Rangers certainly had near-magical restorative powers for the Flyers. "This was a game in which we did everything we were asked to do," said goalie John Vanbiesbrouck, after posting a 34-save shutout last night, his best effort of the season. The offensive hero was Mark Recchi, whose goal and three assists gave him 14 points in eight games, second to San Jose's Owen Nolan (16 points) among NHL scorers.
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October 21, 1999 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
Flyers assistant general manager Paul Holmgren and head coach Roger Neilson explained the situation to Luke Richardson, told him being placed on waivers yesterday didn't mean they were trying to get rid of him. But this situation is still not comfortable for Richardson, a 30-year-old defenseman who has never played up to the five-year, $12.5 million free-agent contract he signed with the Flyers in 1997. "I don't want to talk about this," Richardson said, after playing 15 minutes, 38 seconds, while on waivers, in the Flyers' 5-0 victory over the New York Rangers.
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October 21, 1999 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was highly unlikely that Karl Dykhuis would pass through waivers. Young, mobile defensemen are not easy to come by in the NHL. So, minutes before the Flyers were to place the 27-year-old on waivers, he was traded yesterday to the Montreal Canadiens for future considerations. Flyers general manager Bob Clarke immediately substituted Luke Richardson for Dykhuis on the waiver wire. With the signing of Ulf Samuelsson, someone had to go on waivers. At $2.5 million, Richardson is unlikely to be claimed off waivers, especially since he has two more years on his deal, at $2.5 million and $2.6 million.
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October 20, 1999 | by Les Bowen, Daily News Sports Writer
The first time Ulf Samuelsson met Eric Lindros, Samuelsson ended up with a broken collarbone. He has been trying to repay the favor ever since. Yesterday, when Samuelsson entered the Flyers' locker room, he had to reluctantly acknowledge the end of their competition. "I still owe him a few things, but I guess I can't pay him back now," Samuelsson said after his first practice with his new team. "He's a broken shoulder, a broken nose ahead of me, stuff like that. But I never caught up. " It wasn't for lack of trying, which was a big reason why the Flyers reached deep into chairman Ed Snider's coffers to come up with $4.2 million over two years to give to a 35-year-old defenseman with 1,031 NHL games on his odometer.
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