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10:10 AM ET 09.28 | What does Paul Holmgren have up his sleeve? It doesn't take a mathlete to understand that the Flyers are currently over the NHL's $64.3 million salary cap with Chris Pronger on the roster. Pronger will not play again, but the Flyers must retain his salary cap hit on their roster for the first day of the season before he can be move to the long-term injury list. It's important to note that the first day of the salary cap begins Monday afternoon - and the Flyers' first game isn't until Wednesday against Toronto. Meaning, many expected the Flyers to simply make a "paper transaction" and send waiver exempt forwards Brayden Schenn and Sean Couturier to the Phantoms for the first day and re-call them on the second.

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September 28, 2013  10:21 AM ET

So .... who do they have that other teams might want to take on their salaries?

September 28, 2013  10:22 AM ET

If Holmgren trades himself the sky's the limit...

September 28, 2013  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If Holmgren trades himself the sky's the limit...

He's thinking Hextall might fetch a good return. :-)

September 28, 2013  11:08 AM ET

Let's hope it's his barber.

September 28, 2013  12:22 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Let's hope it's his barber.

He tells everyone to call him 'Gunny' but....they don't.

September 28, 2013  12:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

He's thinking Hextall might fetch a good return. :-)

It won't be long before Hextall is calling the shots in Philly and Homlgren will be getting Snider his coffee

September 28, 2013  12:38 PM ET

Whoopideedooooo!!!

September 28, 2013  12:40 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It won't be long before Hextall is calling the shots in Philly and Homlgren will be getting Snider his coffee

That's why he's trying to trade him.

September 28, 2013  12:43 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It won't be long before Hextall is calling the shots in Philly and Homlgren will be getting Snider his coffee

BTW, what was that last night in OK city? They absolutely stunk. For your sake, I truly hope this wasn't a preview of coming attractions.

September 28, 2013  12:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#6):

It won't be long before Hextall is calling the shots in Philly and Homlgren will be getting Snider his coffee

Looks like Devan Dubnyk is fast becoming the new Luongo. When will he stop letting in the first goal on soft shots? Maybe it's time to look elsewhere for your goal tending needs?

September 28, 2013  12:56 PM ET
QUOTE(#8):

That's why he's trying to trade him.

LOL...He is smarter then I thought he was.

September 28, 2013  01:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

BTW, what was that last night in OK city? They absolutely stunk. For your sake, I truly hope this wasn't a preview of coming attractions.

i haven't been following what is going on in OKC other then players who have been shipped down.
The Oilers have stunk for awhile and OKC has been a playoff team. I'm hoping for the reversal.

September 28, 2013  01:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Looks like Devan Dubnyk is fast becoming the new Luongo. When will he stop letting in the first goal on soft shots? Maybe it's time to look elsewhere for your goal tending needs?

I will defend Dubnyk every day. He wasn't the problem last year and statiscally he was very good. The Oilers are in tough to start the season with 9 of their first 14 games on the road and with Gagne and Hopkins out indefinitly puts them behind the eight ball right away. Dubnyk and the rest of boys have to have their A plus games going on or the Oilers will be on the outside looking in.....as usual.

September 28, 2013  04:06 PM ET
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He wasn't the problem last year and statiscally he was very good.

If only statistics could win games! He plays great most of the time but has this awful habit of letting in soft goals at the worst possible moments. It deflates the team in front of him. One game he plays like Billy Ranford, the next three he plays like Luongo.

Judging from what MacT and Eakins have said, I don't think they're going to be very patient with him going forward.

September 28, 2013  05:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

If only statistics could win games! He plays great most of the time but has this awful habit of letting in soft goals at the worst possible moments. It deflates the team in front of him. One game he plays like Billy Ranford, the next three he plays like Luongo. Judging from what MacT and Eakins have said, I don't think they're going to be very patient with him going forward.

Well.....he has had ample opportunity to prove himself, and I realize the D corps has been weak, but he's gotta be confident and consistent. At the same time, he needs competent Dmen in front of him with chemistry also.......hmmmmm

September 28, 2013  07:24 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

If only statistics could win games! He plays great most of the time but has this awful habit of letting in soft goals at the worst possible moments. It deflates the team in front of him. One game he plays like Billy Ranford, the next three he plays like Luongo. Judging from what MacT and Eakins have said, I don't think they're going to be very patient with him going forward.

This is me defending Dubnyk:-) No doubt he has let in some bad ones and nothing kills a teams momentum quicker. But name a goalie who hasn't, the difference is good teams find a way to battle back from that and win one for the goalie. The Oil haven't figured out how to do that.
I have not heard any where and I have been paying attention that MacT or Eakins have Dubnyk on a short leash. They may have a concern but that is no different than 75% of the other GM's and coaches about their starters.
BTW I totally misunderstood your post about the game in OKC last night so will let one slide.

September 28, 2013  07:54 PM ET
QUOTE(#15):

Well.....he has had ample opportunity to prove himself, and I realize the D corps has been weak, but he's gotta be confident and consistent. At the same time, he needs competent Dmen in front of him with chemistry also.......hmmmmm

Even the great ones would struggle playing in front of a bad D and a group of forwards that don't know how to play in their zone. MacT has brought in some defensive help and Eakins is all about improving the overall defensive play of the Oilers. With that I think Dubnyk will be fine.

 
September 28, 2013  08:33 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

I will defend Dubnyk every day. He wasn't the problem last year and statiscally he was very good. The Oilers are in tough to start the season with 9 of their first 14 games on the road and with Gagne and Hopkins out indefinitly puts them behind the eight ball right away. Dubnyk and the rest of boys have to have their A plus games going on or the Oilers will be on the outside looking in.....as usual.

Always tough starting on the road like that.

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