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December 15, 2010 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
With two visits to doctors, the Flyers' long-awaited roster issues disappeared yesterday with physicians' signatures. At least for the time being. Three moves, with varying salary-cap implications, were made. Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren activated a healthy Michael Leighton to the 23-man roster, but in order to do that, he moved defenseman Matt Walker to injured reserve to make roster space and officially added Ian Laperriere's salary to the long-term injured reserve to create enough cap space for Leighton's $1.55 million salary.
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December 11, 2013 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
OTTAWA - Like many stranded because of the winter storm that wreaked havoc on the airline system, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren couldn't make it to Monterey, Calif., yesterday for the NHL's Board of Governors meetings. Instead, Flyers chairman Ed Snider represented the club just fine at Pebble Beach, where the league's top executives convened for annual meetings that wrap up today. But it would have been helpful for Holmgren to hear the NHL's latest salary-cap projections for next season directly from the source.
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July 24, 2005 | By Marc Narducci INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
General manager Bob Clarke, an old-school hockey person, isn't wasting any time leading the Flyers into the NHL's new salary-cap era. Clarke, speaking yesterday at a news conference at the Wachovia Center, said what had been long expected - that he had placed longtime team member John LeClair and Tony Amonte on waivers for the purpose of buying out the final year of their contracts. Clarke announced that defensemen Mattias Timander and Marcus Ragnarsson will stay in Sweden instead of joining the team.
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September 16, 2004 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The National Hockey League is shutting down for the second time in 10 years. Yesterday, the league's Board of Governors unanimously endorsed commissioner Gary Bettman's proposal to lock the players out of training camp this morning because the league had not reached a new collective bargaining agreement with the NHL Players' Association. The major sticking point has been the league's desire to cut losses by instituting "cost certainty" - a cap on player salaries. The union has steadfastly rejected a salary cap. The NHL "will not play again until there is a new economic system," Bettman said at the Westin Times Square hotel.
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June 15, 1994 | By Jayson Stark, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
You can't sell air conditioners to Nanook of the North. You can't sell elevator shoes to Shawn Bradley. But yesterday, Richard Ravitch undertook a selling job of similar proportions. By trying to sell a salary cap to the baseball's players union. Wish him luck. Ravitch, the owners' chief labor negotiator, finally made it to the negotiating table yesterday to present his side's long-awaited salary-cap proposal - a proposal he described as "critical for the game of baseball.
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October 26, 2011 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
NEW YORK - The NBA players' association, not Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, proposed the elimination of the salary cap during negotiations aimed at ending months of labor strife, a league official said yesterday. NBA senior vice president Mike Bass said union executive director Billy Hunter made "several misstatements" during an hourlong podcast with ESPN.com on Monday. Among them was the revelation of the salary-cap plan, which Bass said was actually an exception to the cap, not the elimination of it. Hunter said that, during a meeting last week, Cuban proposed what he called a "game changer" - a plan to replace the salary cap with a heavy tax for teams that spent to a certain level.
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May 3, 1996 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
A reported deal that would have made ex-Eagle offensive lineman Antone Davis an Atlanta Falcon never was, said his agent, Jim Solano. Solano has been working on a deal most of this week, but yesterday the Falcons rejected a new proposal because its structure is not agreeable with Atlanta's salary-cap allotment for this season. Solano has been seeking an average of $1 million per year for Davis, the Eagles' No. 1 draft pick in 1991, who is an unrestricted free agent. The Falcons' offer was reported to be a two-year package worth approximately $1.8 million.
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March 29, 1995 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
The talk on the day 32-year-old Raleigh McKenzie officially jumped from the Washington Redskins to the Eagles was about creating competition along the offensive line. Sure. The Eagles have been shopping veteran center David Alexander around the NFL for about a month now. Alexander knows it, the Eagles' coaches know it, agents know it, the Eagles' personnel types know it, management knows it. Alexander read coach Ray Rhodes's handwriting during the Eagles' unsuccessful courtship of ex-Cowboys center Mark Stepnoski.
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June 16, 2011 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, seravaf@phillynews.com
The Flyers' courtship of star free-agent goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov officially got under way in style yesterday, as they fueled up Ed Snider's private jet and sent it to New York's John F. Kennedy Airport to ferry Bryzgalov to Philadelphia after his 9-hour flight from Moscow. The Flyers acquired Bryzgalov's exclusive negotiating rights in a June 7 trade with Phoenix that cost them a third-round pick in 2012, the rights to Phantoms forward Matt Clackson, and a conditional pick if Bryzgalov inks a deal.
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July 20, 2005 | By Tim Panaccio INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The NHL is going to a $39 million salary cap. And, as they have in the NFL, teams are designating personnel to fill the role of capologist. Barry Hanrahan, assistant to general manager Bob Clarke, has been given that task for the Flyers. Hanrahan met with Eagles president Joe Banner late in the 2003-04 NHL season, getting a four-hour crash course in managing a salary cap. Banner has been the Eagles' cap wizard for a decade and is considered one of the sharpest cap managers in pro football.
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June 29, 2016
In the agenda, the Daily News will examine a major issue of the day in Philadelphia sports. We will frame the question and look at it from multiple angles, bringing you opinions from a sports staff unmatched in its experience. The Agenda will run occasionally, only in the Daily News. Bob Cooney Free agency is mostly a bidding war. Players are looking to collect a big pay day, sometimes shunning thoughts of how they will fit, where the organization is going and other factors. That's what many here in Philly want to think, but it's not totally true.
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March 9, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
Asked last month what role, if any, he had in signing Byron Maxwell and DeMarco Murray, Howie Roseman avoided piling on Chip Kelly and steered his answer toward the future. If only Kelly was so kind when asked about Marcus Smith last March. "I think the best thing we can do is just move forward this year," the Eagles vice president of football operations said at the NFL scouting combine, "and talk about what's going on this offseason. " But in about five hours on Monday - the first day that teams could officially negotiate trades and free-agent acquisitions - Roseman's actions spoke clearly.
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March 8, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Columnist
HOWIE ROSEMAN laughed last week, when asked how comfortable he is with the salary-cap room the Eagles have available to spend in free agency. It was not a long, loose, "We're in the money"-type laugh. It was more of a short, tight, "Do you know what that bleeping Chip Kelly did to my lovely salary cap?"-type laugh. "Have any of you guys seen what the rest of the league has?" Roseman asked his questioners. According to Spotrac.com, the Eagles enter Monday's "legal tampering" period, two days before the 4 p.m. Wednesday official start of free agency, with $17,460,770 in cap room.
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March 4, 2016 | By David Murphy, Daily News Columnist
WHEN THE conversation turns to Sam Bradford, the topic of Winningness is never far behind. Everybody seems to agree that he grades out well on the physical tools spectrum. Size, arm strength, accuracy - he displayed all of them throughout his 14-start Eagles debut last season. Bradford might not be elite in any category, but he isn't a glaring liability in any of them (except, perhaps, for health). Certainly, he is better equipped for success in 2016-17 than any of the others who might have been available to the Eagles, a conclusion reached by three different football men independent of each other, two of them head coaches, one of them a general manager whose arch nemesis traded away the QB he drafted in order to land Bradford from the Rams last offseason.
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February 26, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - A tumultuous year in which Howie Roseman was removed from football operations in favor of Chip Kelly only to be reinstated after Kelly was fired illustrated that the two men had many differences. But as much as they seemingly had polar opposite personalities and football backgrounds, Roseman and Kelly differed on how to manage the Eagles roster and salary cap. It could be said that Kelly's free spending ways ultimately did him in, and as a result made Roseman even more attractive to owner Jeffrey Lurie.
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February 24, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Malcolm Jenkins is known as someone who likes to take charge, so it should come as no surprise that the Eagles safety's new five-year deal was negotiated at his urging. After completing the second year of a three-year contract, Jenkins told his agent he wanted to remain in Philadelphia beyond 2016. "If the feeling is mutual," Jenkins said, "I'd love to get something long-term. " The feeling was mutual. Jenkins, 28, agreed to a five-year deal on Monday that could keep him in Philadelphia through 2020.
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December 18, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
ULTIMATELY, IT'S up to the Eagles whether Sam Bradford plays here next season, the outcome Chip Kelly indicated he expects. They can franchise their quarterback for 2016, at $20 million or so, if it comes to that. They'd surely prefer that it not come to that, since a longer-term contract could be amortized against the salary cap. If they don't want to pay $20 million, they can let him become a free agent and start over, in Kelly's fourth year. Talks toward a longer deal for Bradford didn't go anywhere in the preseason, and Wednesday, in Bradford's first media availability since Kelly spoke on Monday about wanting him here going forward, Bradford didn't profess any burning desire to stay.
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October 12, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
ON THE HEELS of what many called a highly successful offseason, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made it clear in his actions the last few weeks that, despite making plenty of transactions since taking over last May, he's taking the long approach. As if going outside the box and hiring coach Dave Hakstol from a college program instead of going after proven NHL coaches wasn't proof enough, the swiftness with which he exercised his option of sending top prospects Ivan Provorov, Travis Konecny and Travis Sanheim back to juniors early on in training camp proved that approach.
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September 11, 2015 | Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Columnist
HOW MANY other NFL coaches or general managers would have been willing to do what Chip Kelly did in March? How many other coaches or general managers would've had the cojones to trade a 26-year-old, Pro Bowl quarterback only two seasons removed from a 27-touchdown, two-interception season for a guy who was coming off back-to-back ACL tears in his left knee? Zero, that's how many. But Kelly wasn't interested in what other NFL people would or wouldn't do. After missing the playoffs despite a second straight 10-win season, he thought he needed a franchise quarterback to help the Eagles go to the next level.
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August 27, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mychal Kendricks' long-term future with the Eagles was just a thought until about two weeks ago, when negotiations started on a contract extension for the inside linebacker. Just months earlier, it had appeared Kendricks could be the odd man out with the Eagles. Monday night, he inked a four-year extension worth $29 million, with $16.4 million guaranteed. Kendricks, 24, signed the deal before entering a contract year with a salary cap that will rise next offseason. "Business 101, risk-reward," Kendricks said.
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