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A bridge deal is a team’s way of saying to a young player: “So you had some success on your rookie contract. We’ll give you a short contract to see if you can sustain it.” It’s a gamble for the team. If the player maintains or elevates his performance on the bridge deal, he has
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Every NHL team has had more than their fair shares of busts and missed opportunities at the draft. Selecting a player that doesn’t work out stings, especially if a future star goes one or two picks later. Although scouting is getting better, projecting how an 18-year-old player is going to develop is still a shot
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The Flyers have reached the official midpoint of the 2017-18 season. After their win against the Buffalo Sabres on Jan. 7, the Flyers have 46 points with a 19-15-8 record through 42 games. They had a 10-game losing streak. They had a six-game winning streak. Their inconsistent play has been evident, but they are still
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The first night of action kicked off in the NHL on Wednesday and less than 24-hours from the opening puck drop there are rumors surrounding some of the NHL’s most popular teams. Red Wings and Andreas Athanasiou Talking The Detroit Red Wings and forward Andreas Athanasiou have resumed talks on a contract extension but things are not
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In two previous pieces, THW looked at the Flyers’ captains from their inception through the captainless 1992-93 season and from the start of the Lindros era until the 2004-05 lockout. In this piece, we look at each man who wore the C in Philadelphia since that canceled season. Derian Hatcher With the introduction of a
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As the fourth season of Ron Hextall’s tenure as Philadelphia Flyers GM approaches, even the most patient fans have to be wondering when the team will reemerge as a perennial playoff contender. Hakstol himself called the playoffs a “clear expectation” in a recent radio interview with Zach Gelb on 920 The Jersey. Despite their ever-improving blue
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