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07:21 AM ET 07.02 | Over the past week or so, the goaltending market has been drying up by the day, something that hasn't helped in Philadelphia. Flyers management is now operating under the assumption that [Ray Emery] will re-sign. So, with Emery crossed off the list, some believe the next likely target is free agent Tim Thomas, the 39-year-old former Cup winner who took last season off. ... Would the Flyers have interest in Thomas? "I think we've got to look at anything and everything to try and make our team better, and that includes goaltending," general manager Paul Holmgren told the Daily News. "That includes both the free-agent and trade market." Holmgren was not permitted to talk specifics about pending free agents, at least not until Wednesday.

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July 2, 2013  08:03 AM ET

We're FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Sorry, just needed to get that out.

Tweet of the night: "Isles will owe DP $1.5M per year through 2029, which is still 6 years before the Mets will be done paying Bobby Bonilla"

Okay - now back to this thread.....

July 2, 2013  08:10 AM ET

bad match for both parties. In fact, the headline isn't even a good match for the story

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July 2, 2013  08:16 AM ET

There's going to be a frenzy for goalies come Friday. Should be very interesting.

July 2, 2013  08:27 AM ET

TT in PHA. Lou still in VCR. Torts joins him there.

I cant wait until next season !!

July 2, 2013  08:30 AM ET

BTW, Emery would be a great fit in PHA. Shame he is staying in Chitown

July 2, 2013  08:42 AM ET

Whoever signs TT better hope they've caught lightning in a bottle.

July 2, 2013  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Flyers are interested in everything and anything to try to make our team better......................................except good defensemen.

100% correct

July 2, 2013  08:53 AM ET

Timmy might have a little trouble with the Flyers faithful.

July 2, 2013  08:55 AM ET

39 year old goalie who hasn't played in over a year. Fantastic

July 2, 2013  08:57 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

We're FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Sorry, just needed to get that out. Tweet of the night: "Isles will owe DP $1.5M per year through 2029, which is still 6 years before the Mets will be done paying Bobby Bonilla"Okay - now back to this thread.....

Wow! Why should he ever want to stop another puck when he can just sit on his **** and be paid that kind of money? Must be nice to find stupid GMs to live off of. Just ask Yashin.

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July 2, 2013  09:02 AM ET

Tim Thomas is just off center enough to be able to survive Philly... for a year or two. And, if it doesn't work out, he'll get bought out by the Flyers and will live comfortably in retirement on the money the Flyers will pay him for the next 4 or 5 years. :-)

July 2, 2013  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Flyers are interested in everything and anything to try to make our team better......................................except good defensemen.

and they did nothing on Sunday except sit back and draft projects

July 2, 2013  09:06 AM ET

This can't be serious?

July 2, 2013  09:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

We're FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE. Sorry, just needed to get that out.

Tweet of the night: "Isles will owe DP $1.5M per year through 2029, which is still 6 years before the Mets will be done paying Bobby Bonilla"

Okay - now back to this thread.....

Awesome!

July 2, 2013  09:28 AM ET
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Timmy might have a little trouble with the Flyers faithful.

True... and we would be the beneficiaries as a result.

Isn't life grand?

July 2, 2013  09:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Flyers are interested in everything and anything to try to make our team better......................................except good defensemen.

Amen. ALL the great goalies have great D men in front them. Holmgren has got to go. Look at his trades lately, Richards, Carter, Bobs etc. All excelled, the Flyers went downhill. The best teams in the NHL have the best D men. What the h_ll has he been thinking?

July 2, 2013  09:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Flyers are interested in everything and anything to try to make our team better......................................except good defensemen.

They had one in Pronger but got fitzwillied with his eye injury.

 
July 2, 2013  09:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

The Flyers are interested in everything and anything to try to make our team better......................................except good defensemen.

Ryan Whitney is a UFA. He'll be one of the top two D-men in Philly .... just like he was in Edmonton. :-)

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