2022 Flyers Offseason Preview: Free Agent Frenzy

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Now that the NHL Draft is over, the Free Agent Frenzy can officially begin. Who will the Flyers approach in free agency, and will they another trade to clear more cap space in order to bring home Johnny Hockey?

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Flyers To Buy Out Oskar Lindblom

Flyers to Buy Out Oskar Lindblom

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The Flyers will buy out forward Oskar Lindblom, who was set to enter the final year of a three-year deal in the 2022-23 season, placing him on conditional waivers on Tuesday afternoon. His current cap hit was $3 million and the buyout saves the Flyers $3.33 million toward the cap.

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Flyers Acquire D Tony DeAngelo from Carolina, Will Sign Extension

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The Flyers acquired the rights to defenseman Tony DeAngelo from the Carolina Hurricanes along with a 2022 seventh-round pick in exchange for a 2024 second-round pick, a 2023 third-round pick, and a 2022 fourth-round pick. DeAngelo will reportedly sign a two-year extension with an AAV of $5 million.

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Flyers: On Management, Hiring an Outside Agency, and Future Decisions

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John Tortorella certainly knew all the right things to say, but doesn’t have much of a filter. What you see is what you get with him, there’s no gray area. That hardly appears to be the case with Flyers management. There’s a lot of gray area right now, in terms of making decisions, who is on board with what, and what the future may hold.

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John Tortorella Press Conference: Passion for the Game, Excitement for Flyers Opportunity

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At his introductory press conference, John Tortorella recalled thinking about what an opportunity to coach in Philadelphia would be like as far back as the 2004 Eastern Conference Finals. Now he gets that opportunity, trying to restore a standard for the Orange and Black emblem that he expressed great respect for on Friday.

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Right or Wrong, Flyers Going All-In on Aggressive Offseason

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If you were wondering just what the Flyers were going to try to do with this offseason or questioning if they were serious about an aggressive approach, you got your answer on Thursday. Tortorella is only the first piece of what could be a very busy offseason that features equally as many changes and moves as the last, likely even more aggressive than ever before.

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YWT: The Philadelphia Flyers Podcast – YWT #149 – Steaming Pile of Trash

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First the guys look at the final few games of the Flyers season, some of the end-of-season comments from players, Chuck Fletcher’s end-of-season press conference and the lack of a plan, and discuss the story about two Flyers trainers suing team ownership. Then they dive into the Stanley Cup Playoffs and make first-round predictions.

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Flyers Offseason: Do the Flyers Have a Plan?

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The problem with each of these possibilities is that they are rooted in hope. Hope that the injured players return as advertised and stay healthy. Hope the young players take that big step everyone has waited for. Hope that you can perhaps manufacture some hockey trades or free-agent signings to plug in the holes that the team is lacking for speed and skill and make it all work.

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Report: Flyers to ‘Move On’ from Mike Yeo in Head Coaching Role

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According to a report from ESPN and NHL Network’s Kevin Weekes, the Flyers will “move on” from Mike Yeo in a head coaching role.

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Flyers Exit Interview: Ellis Update, Atkinson, Laughton, Provorov

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It wasn’t all that noteworthy to hear players speak of the frustrations of the season, the losing streaks and such that made this a historically bad season for the Flyers. There were a few players that addressed it in a way that rang through louder than others.

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Flyers 5: Takeaways from the 2021-22 Season

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The offseason will present its challenges for a team in need of an overhaul and massive improvements at every level of the organization. There will be plenty of stories to come as next season’s team is constructed. For now, here’s one last look at the 2021-22 season with five takeaways from the season.

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Fletcher: Focus on ‘Energy, Hard Work, Young Players Playing a Bigger Role’

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As the trade deadline passes and the Flyers open up a few roster spots, it presents more of an opportunity for younger players to get more of a look at increased roles in the NHL. GM Chuck Fletcher used Sunday’s game as an example of what he hopes to see for the rest of the season, “energy, hard work, young players playing a bigger role and getting an opportunity to show what they can do for next year.”

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Giroux: Panthers were ‘Top of My List’

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Claude Giroux was introduced as a member of the Florida Panthers on Monday, his choice team and reportedly the only team he would waive his no-movement clause for a trade to take place. “Those details are going to stay private with Chuck Fletcher, but Florida was top of my list,” Giroux said.

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Flyers Trade Braun to Rangers, Brassard to Oilers at Deadline

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The Flyers moved Justin Braun at the trade deadline to the New York Rangers for a 2023 third-round pick. So was Derick Brassard, who heads to the Edmonton Oilers for a 2023 fourth-round pick.

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Tippett Shows Signs of Potential in Flyers Debut

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It’s not about whether Owen Tippett has the ability in him. That’s what got him drafted 10th overall in the 2017 NHL Draft. It’s about if he can consistently have noticeable performances like the one in his Flyers debut on Sunday, especially if the opportunity for ice time and an increased role is there. 

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Fletcher: ‘Very Limited’ Market for Giroux in Trade Talks

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“We signed Claude eight years ago to a lengthy, superstar type of contract, which he earned, and as part of that contract he had a no move clause and he earned that right to decide, to have a big say in where he would go, I think is the best way to put it,” Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher said. “I did have a very limited market in terms of the teams I could speak with.”

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Return in Giroux Trade the Result of Shortcomings by Flyers Management

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In the end, Giroux ultimately held the keys to his destination. Florida was where he wanted to be. That left the Flyers limited in what they could get in return. If nothing else, the return in the Giroux deal is more of a reality of what the state of the Flyers is and remains after this trade, and the result of years of shortcomings by the organization.

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