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.
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.
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.
January 15, 2013 |
ANDREJ MESZAROS is not ready to rule himself out of Saturday's season-opening clash against Pittsburgh just yet. Like a handful of his Flyers teammates, Meszaros hasn't skated in a competitive NHL game since May 8. But after tearing his Achilles' last July during a training exercise in his native Slovakia, he wasn't sure if he'd be ready for the start of the season - whenever that were to occur. "It's possible," Meszaros said after the Flyers' 2-hour skate on Monday. "I'd say it feels pretty good.
April 17, 2014 |
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.
September 23, 2014 |
THREE YEARS AGO, Brayden Schenn laced up for his first training camp with the Flyers with all eyes affixed to him. He was a highly touted first-round pick, referred to around hockey as the best player not yet skating in the NHL. It would be easy to look at Schenn's numbers - 40 goals and 43 assists in 183 games - and say that he hasn't quite lived up to the hype. There have been flashes, like the three-point game he produced against the Penguins in the playoffs during his rookie season.
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.