Jul 072011
Wayne Simmonds

Wayne Simmonds still hasn't signed with the Flyers (photo: Bridget Samuels)

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Schenn’s target: a full-time spot on Flyers roster

July 7 CSN Philly:

Brayden Schenn hasn’t yet secured a spot on the Flyers’ roster, but he’s circled a few of the team’s important fall dates on his calendar nonetheless.  The 19-year-old center whom the Flyers acquired when they traded Mike Richards to the L.A. Kings isn’t the only member of his family who’s found success in hockey. His older brother Luke is a defenseman for the Toronto Maple Leafs – and the Flyers’ preseason games against the Maple Leafs could present the brothers with their first chance for an on-ice family reunion of sorts.

Flyers expect Schenn to shine

July 7 Camden Courier-Post:

When Luke and Brayden Schenn were youngsters playing shinny on their makeshift backyard rink in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Luke, who is two years older, would pretend to be Peter Forsberg. Brayden would be Pavel Bure.  Some 10 years later, Brayden was in the crowd when Luke was taken by the Toronto Maple Leafs with the fifth pick overall of the 2008 NHL entry draft. One year later, Luke was there when Brayden was taken by the Los Angeles Kings with the fifth pick overall.

Flyers’ contract talks with Simmonds ongoing

July 7 CSN Philly:

It’s been more than two weeks since Wayne Simmonds joined the Flyers after being traded from the Los Angeles Kings as part of the Mike Richards deal.  A restricted free agent, he has not signed a new contract with the Flyers, and his qualifying offer came from the Kings before he was traded.  Jakub Voracek, who came to the Flyers in the Jeff Carter deal from Columbus, signed a new contract last week.  So what’s the hold-up with Simmonds? Neither side will say.

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