Good afternoon Flyers fans! As finish the month of July, training camps will begin in a little over a month. The preseason will be here in less than two months and the season will start in under 10 weeks. So sit back, relax, and enjoy some of the latest stories from around the league:
This season, the Flyers will induct Eric Lindros, John LeClair, and Eric Desjardins into the Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame. All three players played a key role in the Flyers success in the late 1990’s and early 2000’s. Lindros and LeClair made up two thirds of the legendary “Legion of Doom” line while Desjardins was one of the Flyers best defensemen.
Everybody knows that PK Subban is going to get a lot of money on his next contract. The questions is, will it be a long term contract? All signs point to a deal being imminent with a cap hit at or above $8 million. PK’s agent seems to believe it can be a long term deal.
In his daily blog for today, Bill Meltzer takes a look at another snubbing is Claude Giroux. This time, the perpetrators were a few NHL executives, coaches, and players. Meltzer also takes a look at the risk/reward of drafting players who re-enter the draft. An example of a draft re-entry is Jesper Pettersson, who the Flyers took in the 7th round of the 2014 draft.
One of the key pieces in the James Neal trade, Nick Spaling, has been signed by the Penguins to a two year, $4.4 million contract. Spaling is a 25 year old forward.
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