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  1. The Flyers getting Gaudreau is most likely to end exactly how @flyercanuckpredicts. First, the Flyers will spend assets to dump JvR and his contract, as well as his production. Then they will also have to jettison another player, I'm guessing either Konecny or Provorov, in a deal that brings back little in the way of cap. Indications are that Gaudreau will command~10 million on the open market. So you've traded two players for one. let's assume that it's Konecny that goes with JvR. Konecny: 16g, 36a, 52p JvR: 24g, 14a, 38p A total of 40g,
  2. Isn't Bissonette one of Hayes' frat buddies?
  3. I was referring to the fact that they interviewed him and then hired Fletcher. The guy I like is Tulsky out of Carolina. Pipe dream, but he's from Philly.
  4. If only the Flyers had a shot to hire Zito instead of Fletcher... Oh.
  5. I really don't think they're going anywhere until Clarke and Holmgren and Lombardi are gone. Even if they mercifully fire Fletcher, they're just going to hire a GM with their same vision, a backwards-thinking coach like Torts or Tocchet, and not understand why things continue to go poorly.
  6. I don't really feel like going back and piecing things together, but I think there's a very good chance this is close to what happened. It certainly seems like Clarke and Holmgren are still tied into the day-to-day operations - see Clarke's comments on Fletcher and Hextall - and there seems to be a decent amount of evidence that Hextall kept a much smaller circle. I think there's also some truth to the idea that they were unhappy with the speed of the rebuild. Fletcher certainly seems more in the haphazard, grab the shiny toy, Clarke and Holmgren mold.
  7. FWIW, Friedman is "100 percent certain" that Yandle was told "we'll get you there" (the record) by the Flyers and it is a primary reason why he signed in Philly. According to Friedman, there were other offers, but no other team would guarantee him a roster spot.
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