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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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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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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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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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February 5, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Seahawks obliterated Peyton Manning and the Broncos Sunday night, partied till dawn, sent Super Bowl MVP Malcolm Smith off to Disney World to see Mickey and Minnie and the gang, grabbed a couple of hours of shut-eye, then gathered their Lombardi Trophy and flew home to Seattle, where they will be the guests of honor tomorrow at a victory parade in the city. After that? After that, they will start preparing for the 2014 season, of course. "The first meeting that we'll have will be tomorrow," Seahawks coach Pete Carroll said at yesterday morning's news conference.
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January 15, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
THE CURRENT perception of the Union is something CEO Nick Sakiewicz is well aware of. He knows about the narrative floating on Twitter and other social-media sites regarding his franchise - that the organization does not want to spend the money necessary to take it to the next level of competition in Major League Soccer. Never one to hold back his feelings, Sakiewicz bristles at the suggestions. "I kind of chuckle at the idea," Sakiewicz said the other day as he was about to board a flight to Europe.
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December 21, 2013 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
It was after midnight on Feb. 24, 2005, when Billy King talked for the first time about the trade that was supposed to resurrect the 76ers. On the campus of the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Evans Hall - the building the Sixers still use as their practice facility - was dark save for the second-floor student lounge above the basketball court. His shirttail untucked and webbed with wrinkles, his eyes rimmed red, King had spent the previous 24 hours negotiating with the Sacramento Kings, finessing the details of a six-player deal to get Chris Webber.
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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.
SPORTS
October 1, 2013
ROSTER UPDATE Paul Holmgren is being cryptic again. Well, he isn't trying to be, but Holmgren played coy with the media yesterday, unwilling to disclose exactly how his roster will look for Wednesday's opener against Toronto. He has a ton of flexibility: forward Adam Hall and defenseman Bruno Gervais both cleared waivers yesterday. They can be sent to Adirondack and taken off the salary cap if necessary, but Hall could very well stick around. They only have 13 forwards on the roster after Chris Vande Velde was sent to the AHL on Saturday.
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September 30, 2013 | By FRANK SERAVALLI, Daily News Staff Writer seravaf@phillynews.com
WASHINGTON - What does Paul Holmgren have up his sleeve? It doesn't take a mathlete to understand that the Flyers are currently over the NHL's $64.3 million salary cap with Chris Pronger on the roster. Pronger will not play again, but the Flyers must retain his salary-cap hit on their roster for the first day of the season before he can be move to the long-term injury list. It's important to note that the first day of the salary cap begins Monday afternoon - and the Flyers' first game isn't until Wednesday against Toronto.
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August 13, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
When sports fans started referring to players as "pieces," things were never quite the same. It has something to do with fans taking a more sophisticated view of the teams they follow. Everyone thinks he or she can do a better job than Ruben Amaro Jr. or Howie Roseman or Paul Holmgren or other general managers. In some cases, everyone may be right. In most cases, probably not. Somehow, transactions became more interesting to many fans than the actual games: Draftniks and salary cap aficionados and advanced stat advocates and fantasy gurus have elbowed out the guy who just wants to have a beer and watch a ball game.
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