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07-26-2011, 01:47 PM
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Ian Laperriere

Does anyone think he will play at all this season or is he just accepting his final mil till next season when he retires from the NHL

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07-26-2011, 01:52 PM
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I think he's good as done and the Flyers will give him some front office job. He will be on LTIR until his contract is up I would imagine.

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Doesn't he already have a position with the team?

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Doesn't he already have a position with the team?
I think he's a coaching assistant of some sort right now. I remember him being at the developmental camp a few weeks back helping out Schenn and Couturier and the rest of the young guys.

E: obviously he's still on the books as a player, so I guess that makes him an unofficial assistant.

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I think he's good as done and the Flyers will give him some front office job. He will be on LTIR until his contract is up I would imagine.
I concur. He was helping at the development camp so maybe he has a future working with the rookies as a coach or some other interactive position with players. Keeping him on the LTIR is the best way to keep his cap off the books.

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It's going to be hard to convince the league to LTIR him if that position is permanent. Was it temporary, or does he still hold it?

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It is unlikely he plays again. The title was informal and the team's current organizational chart does not list his name under Player Development or otherwise. It could be related to the cap.

He also became part owner of a team in Q with Briere and J.S. Giguere.

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07-26-2011, 02:27 PM
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I'm guessing it was just temporary. A job to get something good out of both ends, for Lappy to help the prospects and for him to get his feet wet in the coaching at higher levels.

Here's a video that was posted a couple weeks back.
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Its highly unlikely he plays again. To bad because he embodied what being a Flyer stands for and I was hoping he could have played out his contract.That being said it looks like they will find a spot in the organization for him.

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As others have said he is most likely done but he was working with prospects in rookie camp. Even last year he was working with the "black aces" if I remember correctly. I suspect anything he does for the Flyers now and in the immediate future will be unofficial until his contract expires. He has expressed repeatedly that he wants to try and play again so I would imagine at some point this season an article to be released on the subject as a sort of progress report/update.

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I doubt the league does anything. Lappy has been a warrior, and has shown true sacrifice. Wasn't that blocked shot also used in their marketing promo?

I see the league turning a blind eye to Lappy being on the LTIR. If anything I wouldn't be surprised if the NHLPA flied some sort of grievance if they tried to force him to retire.

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Again, You can have a job while playing in the NHL. There is no rule against it......

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I'd be shocked if he played again. I just hope he has a normal life because so many people with injuries to the head have problems forever.

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On a related topic, is the contract still counted towards the 50 total contracts if he retires since it is 35+? I assume it does but I am not sure I ever saw that discussed.

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I just want to say that I LOVE LAPPY!

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On a related topic, is the contract still counted towards the 50 total contracts if he retires since it is 35+? I assume it does but I am not sure I ever saw that discussed.
Yes thats why he's at the Length Tropical Island Resort.

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It's going to be hard to convince the league to LTIR him if that position is permanent. Was it temporary, or does he still hold it?
how the hell would it be difficult to convince the NHL that he can't play anymore? he still gets concussion symptoms

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how the hell would it be difficult to convince the NHL that he can't play anymore? he still gets concussion symptoms
LTIR is for players who are injured but attempting to play (Sort of like unemployment, you are only eligible if you prove you are out of work temporarily and attempting to find work, you can't collect if you retire).

If he is a coach, he could be considered retired. There is a difference cap wise. The rule is a little gray and the Flyers are keeping him on LTIR so they can go over the cap to replace him (which gets complicated, you have to be OVER the cap to get any relief). If he is retired, there is no LTIR relief but his contact does count against the cap (35+). I don't think the NHL has Lappy and his status on its priority list. He will sit out the year and retire next year.

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I think he's going to try to return and play if possible since I think everyone would love it for him to play so they'll LTIR because I doubt, at this time, he'll be cleared to play this season. Then he'll retire and take some organization spot. For a player that just won the Bill Masterton I don't the NHL will force the Flyers to carry his contract if he serves the team in a capacity that is beyond being a player on the LTIR.

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He has said his eye gets better everyday, but he liked being a kind of veteran to the prospects in camp and teaching them. He spoke about all the other coaches when talking about himself and the prospects, so you can sort of see he is already grouping himself into the coaching area.

He also said he likes being able to spend more time with his family, and is/has gone for his American citizenship test with his son, that should say alot.

And Flyers management will also pressure him to retire, as claiming LTIR does nothing in the long run for either the team or him, as opposed to just retiring.

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He has said his eye gets better everyday, but he liked being a kind of veteran to the prospects in camp and teaching them. He spoke about all the other coaches when talking about himself and the prospects, so you can sort of see he is already grouping himself into the coaching area.

He also said he likes being able to spend more time with his family, and is/has gone for his American citizenship test with his son, that should say alot.

And Flyers management will also pressure him to retire, as claiming LTIR does nothing in the long run for either the team or him, as opposed to just retiring.
Where are you hearing that management will pressure him to retire? If he does, his cap hit counts but if he goes on LTIR it doesn't.

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And Flyers management will also pressure him to retire, as claiming LTIR does nothing in the long run for either the team or him, as opposed to just retiring.
It does when it keeps his salary off the books due to his 35+ contract. If he retires it still counts against against the cap. There is always that "outside chance" of him playing again and I'm sure the organization and fans would want him to play again, it just doesn't seem like it will happen, especially when he is doing a lot of off the ice activities, and as such getting him onto the LTIR is a must to not have his cap hit under the proper circumstances.

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And Flyers management will also pressure him to retire, as claiming LTIR does nothing in the long run for either the team or him, as opposed to just retiring.
The last thing Flyers management wants him to do is retire. You might want to brush up on how LTIR works

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Again, You can have a job while playing in the NHL. There is no rule against it......
Actually, there is. This ain't flipping burgers. And as a player, he cannot have a separate coaching job that pays (per CBA as additional payments/circumvention). In fact, Mrs. Lappy can't be employed with the team in an effort to provide additional benefit to a player in a way that can be judged as cap circumvention.

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