11:03 PM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
philly.com Jul 2, 2015
In conservative free agency, Flyers work strategically to maximize options under salary cap.
philly.com Jun 30, 2015
Center Sam Gagner is staying with the Flyers and it seems like a low-risk, high-reward gamble. The Flyers' free-agency plans came into better focus Tuesday when they decided to retain Gagner, who was acquired Saturday from Arizona.
Broad Street Bull | Philadelphia Inquirer Jun 30, 2015
Center Sam Gagner is staying with the Flyers, and it seems like a low-risk, high-reward gamble.
Broad Street Hockey Jun 30, 2015
Gagner will be a Flyer next season. It certainly seemed like Sam Gagner was going to get bought out when, the other day, Ron Hextall was totally non-committal about his future with the organization. Acquired in the deal that saw Nicklas Grossmann and The Ghost of Chris Pronger head to Arizona, Gagner was the leading scorer among forwards on a bad Coyotes team last year -- yet even still, their general manager told the media that they didn't see him as an NHL player. The Flyers must see him as an NHL player, however, because despite the cap savings they would see if they were to buy him out,...
philly.com Jun 28, 2015
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Center Sam Gagner, hoping for some stability for himself and his pregnant wife, wants to remain with the Flyers.
Broad Street Hockey Jun 28, 2015
Following the Nicklas Grossmann and Chris Pronger trade, speculation is that the Flyers would buy out their newly-acquired forward from Arizona. Should they? Somewhat lost in the Saturday post-draft pandemonium of the Flyers getting rid of Nicklas Grossmann and Chris Pronger's contract was the acquisition of forward Sam Gagner. Gagner, a former sixth overall pick of the Edmonton Oilers who turns 26 this summer, spent seven years with Edmonton before being dealt twice last summer and ending up in Arizona. He's never quite lived up to what was expected of him as a top-10 pick, but he's always...
Edmonton Journal Jun 28, 2015
Sam Gagner and his doctor/wife Rachel are expecting their first child in late August, which will probably be the happiest day of their lives. But Gagner might not have a job. The former Edmonton Oilers centre/winger, who was dealt to the Tampa Bay Lightning and then quickly traded to the Arizona Coyotes in a three-way deal last summer, was moved to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday at the NHL entry draft for defenceman Nicklas Grossman and the rights to the retired and soon-to-be Hall of Famer Chris Pronger, who is now working for the NHL in Player Safety.
philly.com Jun 27, 2015
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers general manager Ron Hextall made a trade Saturday for a player he's not sure he will keep, and he sent defenseman Chris Pronger - who is currently employed by the NHL's player-safety department - to Arizona as part of the deal.
Five For Howling Jun 27, 2015
The Coyotes add a physical presence on their blue-line, and a contract onto their books. When the Arizona Coyotes sent signals out earlier this week suggesting that Sam Gagner was a potential buyout target, it seemed like his days in Sedona Red were all but over. After the 2015 NHL Draft ended, they were. The Arizona Coyotes announced this afternoon that Gagner was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in exchange for defenseman Nicklas Grossmann and the contract of Chris Pronger. Grossmann recorded five goals and nine assists in 68 games for Philadelphia last season. The 30 year old makes...
Broad Street Hockey Jun 27, 2015
Chris Pronger's contract, gone. Nicklas Grossmann, gone. They've both been traded to the Arizona Coyotes. People have been making jokes all week about how the Philadelphia Flyers could just go and dump salary on the Arizona Coyotes, since that team needs to reach the salary cap floor in a desperate way. Nobody really expected it to actually happen. BUT OH MY GOD, RON HEXTALL IS A MAGICIAN. The Philadelphia Flyers have acquired 5-11, 202 lb C Sam Gagner and a conditional 2016 or 2017 draft pick from the Arizona Coyotes in exchange for D Nicklas Grossmann and the contract of D Chris...