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Petr Mrazek may not get a qualifying offer from the Philadelphia Flyers.

The deadline for restricted free agents to receive a qualifying offer is 5:00 p.m. ET on Monday. Mrazek was a disappointment for the Flyers after he was acquired from Detroit, but he could attract interest as an unrestricted free agent at a lower price tag.
Jun 24 - 6:07 PM

Adam Ginning has been chosen with the 50th pick by the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

Ginning is the first blueliner selected by the Flyers after they selected forwards Joel Farabee and Jay O'Brien in the first round. Ginning owns a solid frame (6-foot-3, 195 pounds) and he’s more than capable of playing a sound game in the defensive zone. The biggest question marks come from his offensively capabilities. The 18-year-old had a respectable six points in 17 games in the Swedish Junior League, but he added just one goal and one assist in 28 games with Linkhoping HC’s senior team. There are obviously questions surrounding his long-term offensive upside, but some believe there’s untapped potential worth developing in his game. If he can develop the offensive part of his game, there’s no reason why he can’t be a top four defender at the next level.
Jun 23 - 12:08 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have indeed signed Samuel Morin to a three-year contract.

Morin's contract is reportedly worth $700,000 per season. He suffered a torn ACL during the Calder Cup playoffs which could sideline him until February. "We viewed it more as an opportunity because we can get a lower cap number because he’s not gonna really play this year," Flyers GM Ron Hextall said. "We said, ‘You know what? We can spread it over three years.’ He understands kind of the logic. It was a fair deal for both sides and we got him for three years at a low cap number. We believe in Sam Morin. He had a tough year. Obviously an ACL is not an injury that you want, but that guys respond back from pretty well. We think a lot of Big Sam."
Jun 23 - 5:07 AM

Joel Farabee's father grew up in Philadelphia, so the Flyers drafting him with the 14th overall pick was great news.

"Actually, I’m not going to lie, when I came to the draft, I wanted to go 14 to Philly. I think that’s pretty cool that happened," Farabee said. "I really liked their interviews. I talked to them a couple of times. My dad is actually from Philly, so I grew up watching the Flyers. It’s just awesome. I’m a really big Phillies fan. I don’t have any words for it right now. It’s really cool to be part of a great organization." Farabee had 33 goals and 76 points in 62 games with the US National U18 team. He's a versatile player, capable of serving as a center or winger and has plays a two-way game.
Jun 23 - 5:03 AM

Samuel Morin has reportedly agreed to a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.

According to a source, the annual average value of Morin's deal is $700,000. He missed most of the 2017-18 campaign due to injuries. Morin appeared in two games with Philadelphia and 15 in the minors with the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms. He suffered a torn ACL during the Calder Cup Playoffs and may not be ready until February.
Jun 22 - 11:07 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have selected Jay O'Brien with the 19th overall pick in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft.

O'Brien is a smart player with good upside. He played has played for Thayer Academy of USHS-Prep for the last two seasons. The 18-year-old amassed 43 goals and 80 points in 30 contests last year. O'Brien has speed and moves the puck well. He possesess very good hands, whether he is setting up a teammate or finishing off a play himself. He is also viewed as a high-character player, but this may have been a reach. He didn't play against strong competition, but he is committed to play for Providence College in 2018-19. A better idea of his talents could be on display next season.
Jun 22 - 9:38 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers have selected left winger Joel Farabee with the 14th pick in the 2018 Draft.

Farabee is coming off a fantastic season where he served as the captain of the US National U18 Team and scored 33 goals and 76 points in 62 contests. He added another four goals and eight points in seven games to lead Team USA to a silver medal in the 2018 World Juniors U18 Championships. Part of his offense comes from his great acceleration and ability to play around the net despite his not terribly impressive 5-foot-11, 165-pound frame. However, you shouldn’t look at him as a strictly offensive player as he actually plays more of a two-way game and has a high hockey IQ. It’s just his size that’s the question mark, but given that his older brothers both have several inches on Joel, perhaps he’s not done growing yet. The Flyers can afford to wait on Farabee and let him fill out as they have a lot of prospects in the system.
Jun 22 - 9:08 PM

While the Flyers have the cap space necessary to be very active once the free agent period starts, one thing they aren't likely to do is sign anyone to a massive contract.

Flyers GM Ron Hextall wants to keep money free for locking up the rising players they already have, like Ivan Provorov. "It’s hard to plan, and you have to be careful not to over-plan," Hextall said. "But Provy is a year away and (Travis) Konecny is a year away. You just go on and on with our kids…and time goes quick. We’re certainly not going to reach out on a seven-year deal on a good player, I can assure you that." The most notable player the Flyers might pass on due to that is John Carlson. They could use a high-end defenseman to pair with Provorov, but he's also likely going to command top dollar. The Flyers might go after Mike Green instead, assuming of course that he does test the UFA waters.
Jun 20 - 5:09 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers "are gearing to potentially trade" forward Wayne Simmonds, according to The Athletic's Michael Russo.

Simmonds has one year remaining on his contract at a cap hit of $3.975 million. The 29-year-old 24 goals and 46 points in 75 games last season, but he managed to score at least 28 goals in each of his previous four seasons. Simmonds has a modified no-trade clause that allows him to block a trade to 12 teams. There should be a significant amount of interest in his services across the league.
Jun 19 - 11:04 PM

Colin McDonald has agreed to an AHL contract with the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

McDonald has been the captain of Philadelphia's minor-league affiliate for the past three seasons. He produced eight goals and 25 points in 56 games last season. The Phantoms also announced the signing of defenseman David Drake to an AHL deal.
Jun 19 - 3:31 PM

The Flyers have a top right-handed defenseman on their shopping list.

The Flyers are looking for a defense partner for the young and talented Ivan Provorov. They may not want to spend what it will take to lure free agent John Carlson to Philly, but they may be able to put a competitive package together for Mike Green, who has not ruled out a return to Detroit. Stay tuned.
Jun 16 - 10:24 AM

Flyers GM Ron Hextall isn't planning on trading his first-round draft picks in the upcoming NHL Entry Draft.

The Flyers own the 14th (from St. Louis) and 19th picks of the first round, but Hextall says it's unlikely that he'll use those selections to move up in the opening round. "I anticipate right now making our picks," Hextall said. "Certainly we would move up if the right deal were there, and we'd look at moving back if the right deal were there, too. It's really hard to project or predict, I don't even know in my mind what might come our way, but I know something will at some point." No matter what he says, everything could change in a hurry if a rival GM makes a great offer on draft night.
Source: NHL.com
Jun 14 - 8:21 PM

It will be interesting to see if the Flyers will be able to sign Wayne Simmonds to a long-term contract.

Simmonds has one more year on his current contract at $3.975 million per season and it will be challenge for the Flyers to re-sign him given the deal Evander Kane inked with the Sharks last month. Kane, a comparable player to Simmonds, agreed to a seven-year, $49 million deal. Of course, Simmonds can help himself by rebounding from an injury-plagued and disappointing season in which he registered 46 points in 75 games.
Jun 9 - 10:24 AM

Valtteri Filppula will be looking for a multi-year contract when he becomes a UFA on July 1.

The 34-year-old veteran is coming off an 11 goal, 33 point season for the Flyers as he has completed his five-year/$25 million deal. Look for the Flyers to offer him a one or two-year deal at best for around $2.5 to 3 million per season. It appears that if that is the offer, Filppula will take his chances on the open market. He has little fantasy value at this stage of his career.
Jun 3 - 7:16 AM

Look for goaltender Carter Hart to start the 2018-19 season in the AHL.

Hart is coming off a sensational season in which he became the first goalie in junior history to be named the CHL goaltender of the year twice. He had a 1.60 GAA and a .947 save percentage for Everett in the tough WHL as well as backstopping Team Canada to a gold medal at the U20 World Championships. "I think they still have to be a little patient," Everett GM Garry Davidson said. "He's just a 19-year-old, he's just played major junior, he's been very successful. But the jump from where we are to the pro game — whether it's either in the American league and then at the NHL level — is a substantial jump. He's going to need some time and I don't know how much time that will be, but we use the word here all the time — you've got to have patience." He is a keeper in fantasy and should be the Flyers goalie for many years to come once he breaks through.
May 28 - 7:48 AM


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