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How the Mitch Marner extension could influence the Travis Konecny negotiations

How the Mitch Marner extension could influence the Travis Konecny negotiations

Heather Barry / SB Nation But what does it mean for the Flyers? Perhaps you’ve heard, training camp is happening and Travis Konecny does not have a contract. This is a thing that is happening. And it’s not as though we’re still stuck in this impasse period where absolutely no RFAs are signing. Things are starting to move and the market is being further set, but there’s still nothing on Konecny. Here’s what we know: Ivan Provorov signed a six year extension on Thursday (or Friday, that’s when the team announced it), running an AAV of $6.75 million. This leaves the Flyers...
4 hours ago
Monday Morning Fly By: Can’t make the club in the tub

Monday Morning Fly By: Can’t make the club in the tub

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *Over the course of this weekend it really became Flyers season, as training camp rolled right into tonight’s first preseason game. And to start the weekend off, we learned that Nolan Patrick is hurt. Again. As an extremely brilliant man (Bill) once said, players that are hurt all the time get hurt all the time. [NBC Sports Philly] *If you weren’t able to make it to Voorhees to see the action for yourself, Bill Meltzer offers a recap of what’s been...
Sep 14, 2019
Heading into the second day of training camp, Travis Konecny does not have a contract

Heading into the second day of training camp, Travis Konecny does not have a contract

Photo by Gregg Forwerck/NHLI via I’m so tired, can’t we please just get this done? All is not quiet on the RFA front, I don’t know if you have heard but some dude named Mitch Marner has signed a contract with the :checks notes: Toronto Maple Leafs. Hm. That seems like a big deal, I wonder if people are talking about it? I kid, I kid. Of course people are talking about how this affects the Leafs. So what this means for us is that there’s a lot more attention on the remaining unsigned RFAs, which includes our very own Travis Konecny. Here’s what people are saying: Fletcher...
Sep 13, 2019
Training camp has started, Ivan Provorov has a contract, Travis Konecny does not

Training camp has started, Ivan Provorov has a contract, Travis Konecny does not

Photo by Bruce Bennett/ Half is better than nothing? Maybe? Today is the day! Flyers training camp has begun and Ivan Provorov is in attendance! Last night, just in the nick of time, Provorov signed a six year contract worth $6.75 million AAV. Generally, this contract has been regarded as a good one, we broke it down this morning. So while this is all exciting and fun and good ... Travis Konecny does not have a contract and has not shown up to training camp. So, how is that going? Negotiations with the #Flyers and Konecny have ended for the night with no deal, per a source close to the...
Sep 13, 2019
How good of a deal is the Provorov extension?

How good of a deal is the Provorov extension?

Candice Ward-USA TODAY Sports Hint: Fletcher did a good job on this one! Earlier in the offseason, our very own Kurt wrote a piece projecting what Ivan Provorov’s contract extension could look like. There were questions about potentially bridging Provorov, and conflicting information about the AAV ask from Provorov’s agent led to more questions than answers. However, we finally have a resolution to this long drawn out negotiation, and it turns out that there was little to worry about. In Kurt’s article, he eventually came to the following conclusion: “Until then, we’re left...
Sep 13, 2019
Could the Flyers trade Travis Konecny?

Could the Flyers trade Travis Konecny?

Heather Barry / SB Nation How big of a risk would Konecny be taking by holding out? Listen. This isn’t a scenario that we particularly want to talk about. Ever since he joined the team three seasons ago, Travis Konecny has done just about everything he could do to endear himself to the fanbase, both as a player and a personality. He’s a home grown talent. We like him. We want to root for him. We don’t want to see him shipped off. But as the days tick away and camp draws ever nearer and he doesn’t have a contract, we need to go down the rabbit hole a little bit and examine some...
Sep 13, 2019
BSH Radio Deeper Dive: Travis Konecny

BSH Radio Deeper Dive: Travis Konecny

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports We talked about who TK isn’t, but... “Why isn’t Konecny done yet?” At around the 27:56 mark of the most recent episode of BSH Radio, Kelly, Steph, and I pondered Travis Konecny’s contract status ahead of a fast-approaching training camp. Of the Philadelphia Flyers’ two most notable restricted free agents, Ivan Provorov had been viewed as the tougher obstacle, in terms of coming to a contractual agreement following his third NHL season. Provorov, drafted 17 spots ahead of TK in 2015, has been utilized as Philly’s number one defenseman since...
Sep 13, 2019
Friday Morning Fly By: FINALLY

Friday Morning Fly By: FINALLY

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Today’s open discussion thread, complete with your daily dose of Flyers news and notes… *After a day of rumors suggesting it, Ivan Provorov has FINALLY signed an extension, just in time for today’s opening of training camp. Hot damn. [BSH] *Those in the know seem to suggest that Travis Konecny is still not close to a deal. Like, not close at all. So... what are we looking at if he holds out? [BSH] *On to good news! The top line that played in Wednesday’s rookie game was so fun to watch, and with camp starting today, we’ll get to see them play...
Sep 12, 2019
Ivan Provorov signs six-year extension with Flyers

Ivan Provorov signs six-year extension with Flyers

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Finally the wait is over, for one RFA at least. TSN’s Bob McKenzie reported earlier in the day that the Flyers and restricted free agent defenseman Ivan Provorov were close to an extension, and that the deal could be close to done. Now, McKenzie reports the Flyers have indeed signed the blueliner to a six year extension. Sounds like PHI and RFA D Ivan Provorov have agreed to terms on a six year contract.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) September 13, 2019 As for the average annual value of said contract, Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet reports that...
Sep 12, 2019
Training camp starts tomorrow, Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov do not have contracts

Training camp starts tomorrow, Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov do not have contracts

Photo by David Becker/NHLI via Hello darkness my old friend Let’s continue our daily countdown, shall we? We’ve been keeping a close eye on the Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov contract situation all summer, and been providing daily updates beginning on Tuesday of this week. We are now one single day away from the start of training camp and four days from the first Flyers preseason game of the 2019-20 season and these two still don’t have contracts. There’s a lot of chatter about it today though! We even looked at what would happen if Konecny holds out. Let’s take a look at...
Sep 12, 2019
Five stars of the Flyers’ rookie game

Five stars of the Flyers’ rookie game

Heather Barry / SB Nation We had some standout performances, folks! Hockey is back, gang! We had a game last night so it really is back! The Flyers hosted the Islanders at the PPL Center in Allentown for their annual rookie game, and let me tell you, this game had EVERYTHING. A slow start for the Flyers while they were feeling things out. Getting out shot handily but still getting scoring thanks to their top line/players and some power play production. Nearly a murder. And then sprinkle in a bit of trouble in transition and some feeding plays from below the goal line and you’ve got...
Sep 12, 2019
Let’s talk about it: what happens if Travis Konecny holds out?

Let’s talk about it: what happens if Travis Konecny holds out?

Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via I think we’ve reached the point where this is a legitimate thing that could happen. The talk of this offseason for the Philadelphia Flyers has not been so much of how the team has seemingly improved on paper, rather how the team’s two young stars Travis Konecny and Ivan Provorov still remain unsigned. The Provorov situation has been one that has at least made sense to the general public. A 22 year old defenseman who has the usage of one of the best blueliners in the league, but not the statistics to back it up, trying to get paid like one of the best...
Sep 12, 2019
McKenzie: Flyers and Provorov working hard to hammer out deal today

McKenzie: Flyers and Provorov working hard to hammer out deal today

Photo by Ronald Martinez/ Let’s dance. The heat appears to be turning up on at least one of the Flyers’ restricted free agent saga fronts. TSN’s Bob McKenzie, the king of NHL breaking news, fired off a tweet that the Flyers and Ivan Provorov are “working hard” towards finalizing a contract by the end of the day. When McKenzie is on the case, there’s a pretty good chance that his intel is solid. PHI and RFA D Ivan Provorov working hard today to try to finalize a contract. Three and six year deals both still on the table. Talks continue.— Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie)...
Sep 12, 2019
BSH Radio #224: It’s hockey time, baby!

BSH Radio #224: It’s hockey time, baby!

Heather Barry In which Charlie is not around to keep us... civilized. As the kids hit the ice in Allentown to play a real life hockey game against the New York Islanders, the gang sat down to talk a little training camp, the possibility of a rogue veteran making the team, and the status of Ivan Provorov and Travis Konecny heading into this week’s training camp kickoff. Okay we talked about Konecny. We yelled about Provorov.
Sep 12, 2019
Slap Shots: Rookie Game

Slap Shots: Rookie Game

Heather Barry - SB Nation NHL © A real hockey game! The Philadelphia Flyers were finally back in action in 2019. Well, sort of. The prospects suited up at the PPL Center in Allentown for the annual rookie game against the New York Islanders. Flyers future stars got to showcase their talents in front of the fans that they’d likely be playing in front of all season with the Phantoms. Felix Sandstrom got the start in net and played well in his half game of play, making 23 saves on 24 shots. German Rubtsov paced the offense with two goals on the night, David Kase added some insurance,...