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Boucher’s position could be up for grabs

The starting goaltender for the Philadelphia Flyers this season is 29-year old Michael Leighton. There doesn’t seem to be any question about that, whether or not you agree that he’s a bonafide starter in the

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Flyers Less and Less Likely to Alter Roster Before Training Camp

As the days and weeks wind down before training camp opens in September, the list of available free agents begins to dwindle down to the underachievers, injury question marks, over-the-hill veterans and occasional diamonds in

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Wild Card Goaltenders Still Available for Flyers

“A gambler is nothing but a man who makes his living out of hope.”  - William Bolitho The Flyers are currently gambling on the goaltending tandem of recently re-signed Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher for

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Recent Signings and News Suggest Flyers Don’t Know What They’re Doing

During the off-season, most NHL teams look to fill the lineup deficiencies that became apparent over the past season.  For the Philadelphia Flyers, the holes to fill are pretty clear: Starting goaltender Upgraded fifth and

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Michael Leighton Signs Two-Year Contract Extension with Flyers

“It’s possible that the Flyers could extend an offer to Michael Leighton prior to July 1 as a safety net, but with the current market, they may hold out till free agency.” I posted this

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Flyers Heading Full-Tilt Toward Free Agency

The excitement surrounding the news that the Flyers had acquired the rights to speak to San Jose Sharks goaltender Evgeni Nabokov (soon to be free agent) has died down recently, as it has become clear

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Sharks won’t offer Nabokov a contract…could Flyers be interested?

San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson said that he has told goaltender Evgeni Nabokov that the team will not be offering him a new contract. Nabokov becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1st and

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Halak Traded, and What That Means for the Flyers

The original title I was working with was “Halak Traded; City of Montreal Bursts Into Flames,” but a) that title wouldn’t reflect the main point of this article and b) who cares about Montreal? On

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Leighton to start Game 6

The Philadelphia Flyers recently announced on Twitter that Michael Leighton will be their starting goalie for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks. If you are a fan of soft goals

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Laviolette won’t name starting goalie just yet

Philadelphia Flyers head coach Peter Laviolette had a quick answer on Monday morning when he was asked about his starting goaltender for Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks. "I don't

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