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01-24-2013, 11:15 AM
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Flyers Terminate Hovinen's Contract (claimed by Edmonton Oilers, per D. Dreger)

Frank Seravalli ‏@DNFlyers:

https://twitter.com/DNFlyers/status/294493020794023936
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Flyers terminating Hovinen's contract (after clearing waivers) could mean a move is coming. Team is at 50 contract limit w/ Scott Laughton.
Bill Meltzer:

https://twitter.com/billmeltzer

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Organization had been very unhappy w/ Hovinen. They perceived work ethic issues ("doesn't compete") and half-hearted effort to adapt game.
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The Flyers and Niko Hovinen have mutually agreed to terminate his contract. Is on waivers first til tomorrow. Frees up reserve list spot.


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Should of signed sunshine. I saw hovinen in Trenton and he was freakin awful. Knew right away he had no shot at the NHL.

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failed experiment. Good luck to him in europe

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Frank Seravalli ‏@DNFlyers - https://twitter.com/DNFlyers/status/294493020794023936
Flyers terminating Hovinen's contract (after clearing waivers) could mean a move is coming. Team is at 50 contract limit w/ Scott Laughton.
Doesn't mean a deal is coming. He was terrible and wants to go back to europe. Adios

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Doesn't mean a deal is coming. He was terrible and wants to go back to europe. Adios
Just copied and pasted from Twitter that's all.

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Good riddance.
https://twitter.com/billmeltzer
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Organization had been very unhappy w/ Hovinen. They perceived work ethic issues ("doesn't compete") and half-hearted effort to adapt game.

There were loud whispers that Hovinen quit trying to work his way up after bad preseason + being sent to Trenton.Wasn't a question of talent

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01-24-2013, 11:32 AM
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Just copied and pasted from Twitter that's all.
Yeah, didn't mean to jump down your throat. Seravalli is pretty stupid about everything when it comes to player movement and such

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Signing Arnott possibly ?

Is Dominc Moore still available also ?

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01-24-2013, 11:44 AM
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work ethic issues. LOL

kudos to the scout that recomended him over Sunshine

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Seravalli is pretty stupid about everything when it comes to player movement and such
Another way to put it might be he loves overdramatic hype like most media and knows it'll only help his career if his sensationalist tweets appear on message boards. (also not jumping down OP's throat)

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Signing Arnott possibly ?

Is Dominc Moore still available also ?
Both are still FA's but Moore just lost his wife after battle with cancer so I am not sure he is looking to get back on ice anytime soon

Why would you want to sign a C? Flyers problem is the D not C

I think your 1st round pick looks pretty comfortable at NHL level

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PK for draft picks! Make it happen!

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All right, as an outsider here, I've seen 'Sunshine' and 'should have signed Sunshine' come up a few times. Who is Sunshine?

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Hovinen is like the Shawn Bradley of the Flyers....ooohh he is tall and athletic. Too bad he's a lazy piece o dung....

Another example of the Flyers having no clue about goalies and this includes them trading Bob!

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All right, as an outsider here, I've seen 'Sunshine' and 'should have signed Sunshine' come up a few times. Who is Sunshine?
Joacim Eriksson.

http://www.eliteprospects.com/player.php?player=9784

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All right, as an outsider here, I've seen 'Sunshine' and 'should have signed Sunshine' come up a few times. Who is Sunshine?
Joacim Eriksson. many think he has a likeness to Sunshine from Remember The Titans.

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Both are still FA's but Moore just lost his wife after battle with cancer so I am not sure he is looking to get back on ice anytime soon

Why would you want to sign a C? Flyers problem is the D not C

I think your 1st round pick looks pretty comfortable at NHL level
For obvious reasons:
When you have to pick two out of Laughton, Talbot, Fedotenko and Wellwood to play center like tonight and the only one who actually has some talent playing the role is the rookie, you know that all depth is gone. And on top of it noone except for G can win >0.5 of his faceoffs.


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Doesn't mean a deal is coming. He was terrible and wants to go back to europe. Adios
I agree with you on all four points.

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good, hope they look to sign sunshine. i've seen him play a couple times through some online streams and based on his numbers i think he could be a back-up in the NHL now. flyers need one starting next yr. hope they see him as a solution.

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I was wondering about this sunshine business myself.

Sports dramas. Oof. I can't imagine a worse subgenre.

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So when is Hovinen's name going to be removed from that enviable Flyers prospect ticker?

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It took a while for him to break through as a starter in Finland, so he's had his fill of being pushed to the back of the queue. He came to North America to play in the AHL and then challenge for a spot in the NHL. The ECHL is a low-level league, so anything but a conditioning assignment there is a slap in the face to most Euro goalies. Teams in the ECHL roll only three lines and the systems are below par. Hovinen expected to move up in his career, but he actually moved down as the ECHL is skill wise on level with Mestis (second tier of Finnish hockey) and tactically less sophisticated. What's worse, he wasn't even playing that much.

You have to wonder what the Flyers management thought it was doing. When you sign a Euro goalie, the options are NHL, AHL, or send the goalie back to Europe. Sending a guy to be a backup in the ECHL is just stupid. They treated him like he was a kid fresh out of the juniors. I can't say I'm surprised though. I never understood why Hovinen signed for the Flyers to begin with. It must've been his only NHL offer or his agent doesn't have his finger on the pulse. The Flyers is one of the very last organizations I'd advise my European AHL-level goalie to sign for. Don't get me wrong, the Flyers in itself is a great NHL club, but the way the hockey ops are run, it's ruthless and volatile. When it comes to goalies, there just doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason in how goalies are used and developed in the organization.

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work ethic issues. LOL

kudos to the scout that recomended him over Sunshine
They probably felt that since Leighton played well for a short period of time that a large goalie is the answer even if he didn't have anything else to give and would develop into something more than the sum of his parts. It just goes to show that the Flyers have a real difficult time finding, drafting/signing/trading, and developing goalies properly. Let's just hope that they do things right with Stolarz, that is if it isn't too late already.

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That's a shame. I wanted to see him make it. Oh well.

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When it comes to goalies, there just doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason in how goalies are used and developed in the organization.
Good points but the above says it all.....

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