June 20, 2011 |
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren isn't a psychic, but he likes the way negotiations have gone thus far with Russian goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov. On a conference call on Monday afternoon, Holmgran said he would like to have a deal done with Bryzgalov by the start of the NHL entry draft that is set to start Friday. But, he added, that wasn't a completely neccessary goal. Talks between the sides will continue Tuesday, Holmgren said. As for the growing league-wide opinion that the Flyers will have to trade veterans to get under the salary cap, Holmgren was resistent.
June 15, 2010 |
The Flyers announced today that they have signed goaltender Johan Backlund to a multi-year contract extension, according to club general manager Paul Holmgren. Per club policy, financial terms were not disclosed. Backlund, 28, appeared in just one regular season game with the Flyers last season, going 0-1-0 with a 3.00 goals-against average. He missed the final seven regular season games with a lower body injury. During the Stanley Cup Playoffs, Backlund served as backup in 15 of the Flyers' 23 games and briefly saw action, appearing in 1:24 of Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals vs. Boston.
August 17, 2010 |
The Flyers have entered into a minor league affiliation agreement with the Greenville (S.C.) Road Warriors for the 2010-11 season, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. The Road Warriors, of the ECHL, will serve as the Flyers' secondary affiliate. Players under contract to the Flyers or the Adirondack Phantoms, their AHL affiliate, can be assigned to the Road Warriors. Greenville replaces the Kalamazoo Wings, the Flyers' ECHL affiliate last season. "We are pleased to be working with Greenville for the upcoming season," Holmgren said in a statement.
July 6, 2013 |
Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren denied reports Thursday night that the team had finalized a contract extension with captain Claude Giroux. Holmgren said that the deal with Giroux was "close," and that he expects to "get it done Friday or Saturday. " The team and the 25-year-old center are working on a deal that is believed to be for eight years and $66.2 million. Giroux is slated to earn $5 million this season with a cap hit of $3.5 million, according to capgeek.com. Giroux was named the Flyers' captain last season.
June 1, 2013 |
The Flyers are close to signing Maxim Lamarche, a 20-year-old defenseman in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren, in a text message Thursday night, said the club was interested in Lamarche but had not yet signed him - even though Lamarche said on Twitter that he had signed. Lamarche had nine goals and 34 assists last season with Baie-Comeau Drakkar, and he is expected to play for Adirondack in the AHL if he signs with the Flyers. He is listed at 6-foot-3, 218 pounds, and is a righthanded shooter.
May 5, 1989 |
Whether Flyers coach Paul Holmgren is ready for him or not, Ron Hextall says he will be available for Game 4. After yesterday's practice, Hextall declared he will not seek, but would accept, a nomination to return to the Flyers' goal Sunday night at the Spectrum. Hextall looked quick and fit in a session conducted mostly for the benefit of the Flyers' extras. His right knee, which was sprained in Game 6 of the Pittsburgh series, was kicking out like it belonged to a guy who has had about as much inactivity as he can stand.
October 14, 1988 |
You had to look fast to catch it. Once Brian Propp took the first penalty after only 1:22 of last night's Flyers' victory, there were only fleeting glimpses of even-strength shifts during the remainder of a 23-power play night. And Murray Craven became mostly a penalty-killer, not a center. Positive identification of Craven's switch from left wing to center was made, however, on the game's first shift when he lined up in the middle of Tim Kerr and Dave Poulin. Confirmation from coach Paul Holmgren followed after the game that Craven, who was used primarily at center during training camp, is going to be left there for a while.
September 16, 2013 |
Left winger Simon Gagne sharply criticized Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren in an interview with LaPresse, saying he was misled about getting a contract. Gagne, 33, who has said he wanted to finish his career with the Flyers, is an unrestricted free agent who is searching for a team. "All summer, the Philadelphia Flyers kept hinting that they wanted to offer me a new contract, and I even told Robert Sauve, my agent, not to negotiate with other teams," Gagne told LaPresse, a French-language daily in Montreal.
December 4, 1991 |
Paul Holmgren's rocky reign as head coach of the Flyers ended today with the announcement he'd been fired. He was replaced by Bill Dineen, now a scout with the team and father of winger Kevin Dineen. The announcement, made at the Spectrum by general manager Russ Farwell, was hardly unexpected. The Flyers have an 8-14-2 record so far this season and are 0-6-1 in their last seven games. Farwell said he "didn't have the luxury to wait" any longer before making the change. He said Holmgren had been informed of his dismissal earlier this morning.
November 19, 1993 |
Paul Holmgren stood in a Spectrum corridor last night, right in front of the gate that was erected in his honor. The gate swings closed between the locker rooms whenever players from opposing hockey teams are thrown out of a game. It was installed in 1977, after Holmgren and Boston's Wayne Cashman went at each other in the corridor, continuing a disagreement that had begun on the ice. From all accounts, it was quite a melee, their skates sending up sparks from the concrete floor, security guards holding on for dear life.