Can the Flyers afford Ilya Bryzgalov?

Cam Charron
June 13 2011 07:24AM



(Cam Charron is a our newest addition to the Nations Network. He will pop in now and then and add his thoughts on more general NHL matters from time to time.)

Lost in all the fuss this week over the Stanley Cup Finals is the implications of the Ilya Bryzgalov trade to the Philadelphia Flyers. Phoenix, of course, doesn't have the money to sign Bryzgalov to what are reportedly astronomical contract demands, and the rumour goes that Bryzgalov wants to be paid like a top player, and not necessarily like a top goalie.

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Something Edmonton Should Be Doing

Jonathan Willis
June 12 2011 04:36PM

As much as any fan-base can, fans in Edmonton have accepted the Oilers’ rebuild. Nobody likes losing, but even with some questionable decisions and no real answers as to why the team got to this point, people in Edmonton seem to have embraced the idea of pain today for gain tomorrow.

While I’m less enthused about the likelihood of a successful conclusion to the rebuild than many, I do think that the Oilers are committed to at least one more season in the basement regardless of what they do, and because of that there’s at least one thing they should be doing that they have not done so far.

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The 30 Best Players in the 2011 Entry Draft

June 12 2011 07:15AM

From the Top Prospects game through season's end, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins separated himself from the rest  of the 2011 draft pack. The top 30 has seen a lot of change since the last time we talked about it.

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June 11 2011 05:19PM

It takes the most up to date technology on the planet to bring you NationRadio this week. Massive databases of information. Radio towers that stretch into the very sky. And cutting edge computers capable of recognizing speech patterns.

Hot on the heels of our highest downloaded to show to date - this is NationRadio.

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ST Looking for A Good Home for #1 Overall

June 11 2011 08:06AM

The big news for Edmonton Oiler fans this week (aside from the Brule-Bono story having more sustain than the Stanley run of 2006) is that General Manager Steve Tambellini is listening to offers for the #1 overall pick. Is he serious?

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