edit: wait...i forgot boogeyboogeysuperstar shelley is back. dammit homer. shelley over rinaldo? really?
They will never lose Shelley. They want their "heavy" and they like him personally. The only way I can ever see Shelley going is if the only thing standing between the Flyers and adding some CRITICAL, awesome, borderline star, piece is Shelley's 1.1 million.
Even when he was demoted to the Adirondack Phantoms for a brief vacation, Brayden Schenn never really strayed too far from the Flyers.
He maintained a stall inside the Flyers’ locker room both at their practice facility and in the Wells Fargo Center, even though there was no equipment in it.
And now he’s back.
The Flyers re-called Schenn from Adirondack on Wednesday, the day after Jody Shelley finally completed his five-game suspension, allowing Zac Rinaldo and Harry Zolnierczyk to be sent back to the Phantoms.
We detailed the possibilities of the move in today’s paper.
With the new roster moves, the Flyers are just about $11,000 under the $64.3 million salary cap, if I am doing the math correctly. That’s with Ian Laperriere and Blair Betts on the long-term injury list.
Credit is absolutely due to Rinaldo, who updated me today that his playing weight is actually 185 pounds instead of the listed 169 pounds that I put in the paper. No matter, he still has the heart of a warrior to try and take down guys like Dustin Penner – who is 6 inches taller and nearly 60 pounds heavier – as he did last Saturday night.
Everyone has been waiting for the day when Brayden Schenn would get called up from the Phantoms.
Well, Wednesday was that day.
The 20-year-old center, who was rehabbing a shoulder injury with the Phantoms, had four goals and four assists for eight points in Glens Falls.
Now, in order to do this and afford Schenn's $1.69 million cap hit, the Flyers had to lose significant salary. To do that, the club sent Zac Rinaldo and Harry Zolnierczyk down, dropping $1.344 million off their cap.
In conjunction with this, Jody Shelley's five-game suspension is up. Shelley was already counting against the roster and the cap to begin with.
Last edited by MiamiScreamingEagles: 10-19-2011 at 12:28 PM.
I'm gonna guess Schenn or Couturier centers the fourth line, actually. Read has been splendid the last couple of games. Couturier hasn't been bad at all, but he played in that role in the preseason, so I could see them slotting him there again. Or Schenn starts out in that position and has to work his way up, now that Couturier has done as well as he has. Talbot hasn't made a fool of himself or anything like that, but I think he's better at wing.