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Report: Flyers Trade With Toronto Not Imminent

The framework of the rumored deal that has the Flyers sending winger James van Riemsdyk to the Toronto Maple Leafs for physical defenseman Luke Schenn, makes financial and positional sense for each team.

But solid theory is about where that rumor stalls.

According to TSN’s connected trade-breaker, Darren Dreger, the Flyers and Leafs have had conversations involving a move and that Leafs general manager Brian Burke deeply covets van Riemsdyk for his size and potential.

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Holmgren’s Plan for Flyers Looks Good After One Game

For one night, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren can relax.

With a defensive-minded and perfectly-executed 2-1 road win against the defending Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins on Thursday at TD Garden, the young Flyers made the mad scientist GM look like a genius.

His plan came together.

“It’s a new team and like I said, it was pretty exciting to see everybody working hard and everybody working together,” said Claude Giroux, who scored the team’s first goal. “The attitude was great out there.”

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Cap Problems Once Again Forcing Holmgren’s Hand

Well, that didn’t take long.

Painted into the salary cap corner thanks to the eye-opening play of Matt Read and Sean Couturier and the five-game stays-on-the-cap suspension of enforcer Jody Shelley, the Flyers and general manager Paul Holmgren are in a roster jam.

Ratcheted up against the cap wall the Flyers were playing with fire to begin with, even without injuries or suspensions to start the preseason. And even before the season starts with the high salary of Brayden Schenn, the injury to Andreas Nodl and the weighing suspension to Shelley, they are paying for their financial decisions.

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In Bryzgalov, Flyers Have Right Man for the Job

Immediately following their eye-opening sweep by the Boston Bruins in the second round of the playoffs, general manager Paul Holmgren and the Flyers went on a job hunt.

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Flyers Get Their Man in Bryzgalov, Now Need Money

With the headstrong decision to acquire the rights to Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov on Tuesday, the Flyers and general manager Paul Holmgren have got a legitimate No. 1 in their grasp.

Now they just need the money to pay him.

“We didn’t make this trade to acquire his rights just to hang around,” said Holmgren on a conference call. “We’re going to try our best to get him signed.”

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Losing Prospects Continues Spiral for Flyers Farm System

With an overall disregard and an organizational back turn on drafting young talent, the Flyers prospect system is among the worst in the NHL. And as of Friday, by officially losing the rights to goaltender and lead prospect Joacim Eriksson, along with defenseman Simon Bertilsson, goalie Nicola Riopel and forward David Labrecque, they began cutting it from both ends.

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Philly Sports Daily: Flyers Would be Smart to Part Ways with Carcillo

The future of Dan Carcillo in Philadelphia is up in the air once again.

For the second season in a row, the truculent and maniacal forward is tapping into restricted free agency with the Flyers, looking for another contract. And for the second season in a row, general manager Paul Holmgren has to make a decision whether to extend his $1.075 million deal, or walk away.

This time, it should be the latter. But it has nothing to do with his performance.

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