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Flyers Re-Sign Darroll Powe

The Flyers have come to terms with restricted free agent winger Darroll Powe on a one-year deal worth $725,000.


Flyers Trade Simon Gagne To Tampa Bay

The story was first broke by Eklund of Hockeybuzz, and now it's been confirmed that Simon Gagne has been traded to the Tampa Bay Lighting.

Frank Servalli of the Daily News reports that the Flyers have received 30 year old defenseman Matt Walker and a fourth round pick in return for Simon Gagne. In other words, this was a salary dump in every sense of the word...

Here's the scouting report on Matt Walker.

Has prototypical NHL size and likes to use it to his advantage. Usually limits mistakes in his own end. Can be quite physical from the back end and also drop the gloves when necessary.

Is extremely limited in the offensive zone, which makes him less appealing as a top-four blueliner at the NHL level. Also has skating issues.

Exciting huh? And this for a team that's already added a ton of salary at defense this offseason in Andrej Meszaros, Braydon Coburn, & Sean O'Donnell.

Flyers GM Paul Holmgren spoke about the trade.

“This was a move to solidify our defense,” said Holmgren. “Matt Walker is a right shot defenseman that we like. He brings size, grit and toughness to our backend. Simon Gagne played 10 seasons for the Flyers and was not only a good player for us, but also handled himself in a first class manner on and off the ice.”

Despite that, it remains to be seen whether the Flyers actually plan on having Matt Walker play with the big club. As Anthony SanFilipo reports, the team would have $2.7 million under the cap if they waived Walker to the minors.


Dan Carcillo Signs One Year Deal With Flyers

The Flyers have re-signed restricted free agent Dan Carcillo to a one year deal reportedly worth $1.075 million bucks. It represents a raise of about $90k for Carbomb.

Carcillo had previously filed for arbitration after rejecting the Flyers’ earlier qualifying offer.

And yes, the Flyers are still over the cap… For our own Geoff Detweiler’s take on the Flyers offseason so far, be sure to check out his latest feature.


Nikolai Zherdev Officially Signs One Year Deal With Flyers

The Flyers have announced that they’ve signed Ukranian RW Nikolai Zherdev to a one year deal. The deal is reportedly worth $2 million.


Dan Carcillo Files For Arbitration

The Flyers agitator/playoff bench warmer Dan Carcillo filed for arbitration ahead of Tuesday’s 5 o’clock deadline. Carcillo, a restricted free agent, was handed a qualifying offer from the Flyers after the season. Frequent Flyer picks it up from there.

Carcillo, a restricted free agent, declined to accept the Flyers’ qualifying offer from June 28 – which included at least a mandatory 5-percent raise from last year’s salary.

Per the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, Carcillo was due a minimum of $984,375 for this upcoming season – up from the $937,500 he earned last season.

Of course, this doesn’t mean that the player and team will actually go to arbitration. The two sides are free to strike a deal before the date of the hearing. Broad Street Hockey details the NHL arbitration process.

Each side gets 90 minutes to deliver their arguments. First, Carcillo, his representatives and the NHLPA will provide their case as to why he deserves more money. Then, the Flyers and their representatives will provide the counter-argument: essentially, everything bad about Dan Carcillo. Each side then gets an opportunity to argue a rebuttal and deliver a closing argument. Again, each side gets 90 minutes, used as they see fit, to do all of that


Ilya Kovalchuk's Agent Claims He Has Received An Offer From The Flyers

Teemu H of @euroflyers has reported the following:

Kovalchuk is considering the offers, but hasn’t decided anything yet. This all according to his agent, Yuri Nikolaev.

He also reported that the Flyers offer is very similar to the other offers on the table for Kovalchuk from other teams.

This offer signals a possible end to Simon Gagne’s career with the Flyers, due to a need to clear cap space to sign Kovalchuk. The current rumor for Gagne has been a swap with the Toronto Maple Leafs for goalie Jean-Sébastien Giguère.

[Note by JasonB, 07/04/10 12:38 AM EDT ] The report has stemmed from the Russian website Life Sports. Here is the fairly crappy translation from google translate.

- While no decision no bargain and there, and there, - said Nikolaev, refer to SKA St. Petersburg as well as NHL.

According to the Life Sports, Ocean principal pretendenami at Ilia at the moment are the "Los Angeles", "Philadelphia" and "Colorado". On Friday it became known that the contract offers yet and the New York Islanders. All the participants transfer the battle to pay about one sum, but Covey can not say the last word.

It does appear to say that all the mentioned teams are in the hunt and are offering a similar deal. Where the Flyers would get the cap space to make such a move is a total mystery.


Flyers Ask Gagne To Waive NTC, He Reportedly Agrees

Per Tim Panaccio of Comcast Sports Net:

The Flyers are in “exploratory” talks with at least one NHL club about trading Simon Gagne, who has a no-trade clause, according to one NHL source.

Sources said no trade is imminent, but Gagne has agreed to waive his no-trade clause.

It’s being speculated that Gagne could be on his way to the Los Angeles Kings.


Flyers Sign Forward Jody Shelley

The Flyers have signed 34 year old Jody Shelley to a three year deal.’s Frank Servalli calls him an “instigator”

Shelley, meanwhile, signed a three-year deal worth $1.1 million per season. Shelley, 34, is a 6-foot-3, 220 pound instigator that posted two goals and 7 assists for 9 points over 57 games this year. Both of Shelley’s goals this season came against the Flyers. He has posted more than 100 penalty minutes in a season six times in his career and more than 200 minutes in a season three times.

Dan Carcillo is unsigned as restricted free agent. Shelley could possibly be his replacement as the team tough guy/instigator.


Flyers sign D Sean O'Donnell

TSN is reporting the the Flyers have signed yet another defenseman, Sean O’Donnell on a year deal. From

O’Donnell, 38, skated with the Los Angeles Kings for the last two seasons. Last year, O’Donnell posted three goals and 12 assists for 15 points with a plus-14 rating.

O’Donnell is a 15-year NHL veteran, splitting time between the Kings, Devils, Wild, Bruins, Coyotes and Ducks. O’Donnell teamed up with Flyers defenseman Chris Pronger in 2007 to bring a Stanley Cup to Anaheim.

The deal is reportedly worth $1 million


Braydon Coburn Signs 2-Year Deal

The Flyers have reached a deal with restricted free agent defenseman Braydon Coburn. The deal is for two years, with a cap hit of $3.2M per year.

Coburn completes a very impressive defense for the Flyers, but the cap hit from his deal and Andrej Meszaros’ likely means that the Flyers will need to move a forward to clear space.


Flyers Trade For Tampa Defenseman Andrej Meszaros

TSN Darren Dreger says he’s confirmed that the Flyers have made a deal for Tampa Bay Lighting defenseman Andrej Meszaros for a second round pick.

Tim Pannaccio looks at the ramifications of the trade on the Flyers' cap

Okay, FLyers had $9.3 million before today. They have $5.3 million left right now after Meszaros deal

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