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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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October 23, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
JUST 2 DAYS after CBSSports.com reported that Ray Rice could be reinstated to the NFL within a month, the NHL made it clear to everyone that it will not be the next league dragged through the slush over its handling of domestic-abuse cases involving its players. But please . . . hold your applause. Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov doesn't have his mug on a video-game box or his jersey all over the backs of kids and adults nationwide. There's no wing of his memorabilia on display at his alma mater.
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October 4, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Looking back, R.J. Umberger knows exactly when he became more than a man, or maybe less of one. It was Sept. 21, 2011. He signed a five-year, $23 million contract extension with the Columbus Blue Jackets that day. Umberger had scored at least 23 goals in each of his previous three seasons, had emerged as a fixture on the team's power-play and penalty-killing units, and presumed he'd be part of Columbus' core with Rick Nash and Derick Brassard for...
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July 2, 2014 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
TRY AS HE might, Ron Hextall could not rid the Flyers of any of the numerous onerous contracts bogging down their salary cap. Hextall could not find a taker for center Vinny Lecavalier, despite the fact he gave agent Kent Hughes more than 2 weeks to work out a landing spot. He will be paid a $2 million signing bonus today, which hampered negotiations. Hextall did not budge in buying out winger R.J. Umberger, despite the fact he is the Flyers' second-highest paid forward after Claude Giroux.
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July 1, 2014 | By Frank Seravalli, Daily News Staff Writer
THE NAME of "Mr. Irrelevant," otherwise known as the 210th pick, had not been registered by the Stanley Cup champion Kings even 10 minutes Saturday and Ron Hextall was ready to put his first-ever draft in the rearview mirror. The Flyers have work to do. "First on my agenda right now is to go back to Skate Zone and take a look at our [salary] cap," Hextall said. "We have the hard number now, so we've got to look at it and see where we can try to maneuver. " The Flyers need to do some serious maneuvering just to fill out their roster for the upcoming season, let alone entertain pricey free agents when the signing window opens tomorrow at noon.
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June 29, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Defenseman Anthony DeAngelo said he came to the Wells Fargo Center countless times while he was living in Sewell as a Flyers fan. He moved to Iowa four years ago, and his goal of playing in the NHL only intensified. So it was fitting that he found out about his professional destination while in the Wells Fargo Center for Friday's first round of the NHL draft. DeAngelo was selected in the first round, 19th overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning. He had 15 goals and 56 assists in 51 games for the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League this season.
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June 15, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
DAYS AFTER the Flyers' Game 7 loss to the Rangers, Kimmo Timonen acknowledged he was full of doubts as to whether he could handle the rigors of another 82-game season - both physically and mentally. But then . . . he took a vacation, came back and turned on the television. "Time goes by," Timonen said, "and you watch these games and watch the playoffs and start working out, you get the feeling that, 'I don't think it's time to retire.' " So, after reassuring general manager Ron Hextall he was ready for his eighth season as a Flyer, the sides worked out a 1-year contract extension that was consummated yesterday.
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April 24, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
STEVE MASON surprisingly returned to the Flyers' bench last night, less than 24 hours after completely ruling himself out of Game 3 - even as a backup. Mason stood up periodically to stretch in the tunnel leading to the Flyers' dressing room, in uniform for his first Stanley Cup playoff game since April 23, 2009. The stretching turned out to be useful. Mason was summoned from the bench for the final 7 minutes, 15 seconds last night, once the game was firmly in hand for New York.
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April 11, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
IN THE waning counterculture days of 1979, the movie "North Dallas Forty" warned against the big-money corporatism commandeering pro football. A cast-off wide receiver complains, on his way out, that every time he calls football a game, his bosses call it a business, and every time he calls it a business, they call it a game. Well, it's all business now, and a big one - big enough to cow contemporary Hollywood into producing a puff-piece about the league. It's called "Draft Day," an NFL promotion (barely)
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March 11, 2014 | BY FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
MICHAEL RAFFL said it Saturday night - and it has become sports cliche. "The point is huge," Raffl said. "Every point is important. " Yet, in the NHL, it is the nightly reality. And the Stanley Cup playoff cut line - the line between making and missing out on millions of dollars in revenue - is razor thin. For the Flyers, who have garnered at least one point in nine of their last 11 games, the playoff picture is becoming more in-focus with each and every game. Their magic number is now in their sights.
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February 27, 2014 | By Matt Breen, Inquirer Staff Writer
The horn sounded Tuesday afternoon, ending the Sixers' 90-minute practice session and sending the dozen players toward a corner of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine practice court. The players readied to stretch with large green elastic bands when first-year head coach Brett Brown called his team for a huddle. No Wednesday morning practice, Brown told them, just arrive in the late afternoon for that night's game. "We're going to win the game," Brown said. Winning this season has been easier said than done.
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