Philadelphia Flyers Rumors: Latest Free Agent Updates and Trade Chatter

Tom Urtz Jr.Contributor IJuly 5, 2013

NEWARK, NJ - JUNE 30:  General Manager Paul Holmgren of the Philadelphia Flyers speaks during the 2013 NHL Draft at the Prudential Center on June 30, 2013 in Newark, New Jersey.  (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images)
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The Philadelphia Flyers made their biggest moves before the start of free agency, but the addition of goaltender Ray Emery will shore up the team's goaltending situation.


UPDATE July 5, 2013 5:21 p.m. ET

Paul Holmgren met with the media to talk about the Vincent Lecavalier signing now that is is official.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 1:42 p.m. ET

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 1:14 p.m. ET

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 12:35 p.m. ET

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 12:26 p.m. ET

The Flyers have made the signing official.

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UPDATE July 5, 2013 12:20 p.m. ET

The Emery signing is now official. The deal is one year for $1.75 million according to Pierre LeBrun.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 12:13 p.m. ET

According to Sam Carchidi, the signing of Ray Emery has not yet been confirmed.

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UPDATE: July 5, 2013 11:58 a.m. ET

The Flyers appear to have found another goalie according to multiple sources including Ren Lavoie of RDS.

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Paul Holmgren is one of the NHL's boldest general managers, and signing forward Vincent Lecavalier certainly got people talking about the Flyers.

The Flyers are a proud franchise that will seek to rebound from a disappointing 2012-13 season, and they have already take steps to shake things up in the City of Brotherly Love.

Free agency can be a crapshoot, but Holmgren deserves some credit for being a gutsy general manager who will exhaust all options when trying to build a winner. The Flyers have their fair share of flaws, but if they rebound, they may just use the shortened season as an excuse for their lack of execution.

The addition of Mark Streit to the blue line is another move that could help.