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Debunked! Agent denies Flyers hunt for Kovalchuk

Despite a report by Sports.life.ru, which stated that the Flyers had made an offer to free agent winger Ilya Kovalchuk, the simple truth is they didn’t.  At least not according to Kovalchuk’s European agent Yury Nikolaev.

“I never said this,”  Nikolaev said, denying that he ever mentioned any NHL team.

The initial report, printed on Friday, said that Kovalchuk was in discussions with Philadelphia, Colorado and Los Angeles.  However, as it turns out, only one of those teams, the Kings, were actually in the running. And they aren’t anymore.

The report was deemed curious to begin with, as the Flyers have  extremely limited salary cap space and Kovalchuk was rumored to be after a max contract.

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Flyers get Western to start 2010-11 (full) season schedule

The Flyers will ring in the 2010-11 season with some Western Conference flavor.

After starting the season off  on Oct. 7 in Pittsburgh’s brand new Consol Energy Center against the Atlantic Division rival Penguins, which will be the first of three meetings against the Penguins in Oct., the Flyers will travel to St. Louis to face goaltender Jaroslav Halak and the Blues on Oct. 9.

Philly’s home opener and Eastern Conference champion banner raising ceremony will be two days later on Monday, Oct. 11 when the Flyers host sophomore Matt Duchene and the Colorado Avalanche.

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