Jagr’s real contribution – an example

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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Whatever the 39-year-old veteran contributes on the ice will be secondary to what he adds to the locker room. (Courtesy Philly.com)

The Flyers opened training camp, and all eyes turned to an unassuming practice facility in Voorhees, New Jersey to catch a glimpse of the 2011 Flyers in action.

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JVR signs six year extension

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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The 22-year-old Jersey boy can't get to get back on the ice knowing he has a future in Philly. (Courtesy Philly.com)

In a summer full of makeovers for this Flyers team, the recent signing of James van Riemsdyk to a six year extension only confirms his place as one of the future faces of the franchise.

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Holmgren gambles with Flyers’ future

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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The Flyers' GM has banked on an uncertain tomorrow, putting his money in an unpredictable goalie and prospect corps. (Courtesy Philly.com)

Winning doesn’t matter to Paul Holmgren if it doesn’t produce a championship, which is why he’s taken his team to Vegas with the league’s gutsiest offseason moves.

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Flyers sign Jagr, continue to shake up team

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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The 39-year-old Jagr, who spent the last three years in Russia's KHL, has signed with the Flyers. (Courtesy Philly.com)

NHL free agency started at noon Friday, and Paul Holmgren didn’t wait long before continuing his streak of wild offseason moves.

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Hamels hurt in 5-2 loss to Boston

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Cole Hamels doesn't expect to miss a start, despite being hit by a line drive Thursday. (Courtesy Philly.com)

It was supposed to be Cole Hamels Vs. Jon Lester – an afternoon pitching treat.

 

Through the first four innings, it was just that. Hamels and Lester were two gun-slingers firing away. They both were dealing.

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Phils take statement game from Sox

By TIMOTHY PARKER
Staff Writer — tparker@highhopesblog.com
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Cliff Lee extended his scoreless streak to 32 innings Tuesday night. (Courtesy Philly.com)

There was only problem with the Phillies 5-0 victory over the Boston Red Sox Tuesday night at Citizen’s Bank Park .

It wasn’t October yet!

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Flyers’ moves mark changing of the guard

By JAY BOEHMER
Senior Hockey Insider — jboehmer@highhopesblog.com
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Paul Holmgren has kicked off a new era in Flyers' hockey by shipping off his stars, Mike Richards and Jeff Carter. (Courtesy Philly.com)

A new day has dawned in the world of Flyers’ hockey.  Captain Mike Richards and leading scorer Jeff Carter have been traded and an elite goaltender has been signed.

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