With the Stanley Cup Finals still underway, the Flyers have made a move to possibly get ahead of the free agent market and try to land a goaltender. Earlier this evening, the team announced it had acquired the rights to pending free agent Ilya Bryzgalov, previously a member of the Phoenix Coyotes. In exchange for Bryzgalov's rights, the Flyers sent forward Matt Clackson, a 2012 third round pick, and a conditional draft pick to Phoenix. The conditional pick will be based on whether the Flyers are successful in signing Bryzgalov, and Paul Holmgren says it won't be a first or second rounder.
We'll have more on what all this means in a bit. The important point at the moment is that they have only acquired the rights to Bryzgalov, and not (yet) his actual services. They can now attempt to sign him to a new contract before free agency begins on July 1. (Photo: Jerome Miron-US Presswire)
Much more on the Bryzgalov story here.
What a week it's been for Chris Christie.
After watching his top-seeded Cowboys be picked apart by Aaron Rodgers in the divisional round, and being passed over for a position in Donald Trump's administration, the New Jersey governer called Eagles fans "generally angry, awful people."
He can now add being torched by Former Pennsylvania governer Ed Rendell and Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to that list.
"You understand how his approval rating is probably the lowest of any governer in the country," Rendell said.
(Three fire emojis).
"In retrospect, the governer's had a pretty rough couple years," Kenney said. "His presidential campaign crashed and burned, his bromance with the President-Elect didn't seem to go anywhere. I understand why he may be a little bitter or angry."
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Ugh. Joel Embiid may not be perfect.
He may be buddies with Johnny Manziel, at least according to the former NFL hopeful turned party boy.
It all started when Manziel took to Twitter today to talk about doing a free autograph signing for the people of Texas.
The Twitter rant also included this strange line: "No lie.. I was a [bad word] in 2016 I'm just trying to be a good PERSON again#LostInTheSauce."
Hey, owning it is the first step to recovery, right?
Also, he knows how to get Twitter's attention:
After doing one Google search, there were reports of the pair hanging over the summer in LA. From Busted Coverage:
[Manziel] was tearing up the Warick LA lounge with his Los Angeles friends at a party that included Jerome Boateng from Bayern Munich, Kendra Wilkinson and Joel Embiid among others.
More to this as we learn it...