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Daily Times beat writer Anthony J. SanFilippo takes you inside the locker rooms of the Philadelphia Flyers and the rest of the NHL.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


After taking a couple weeks to catch their collective breaths following a tumultuous overhaul to the roster, Flyers management decided to take a turn building their farm team.

On the day the Steven Stamkos drama finally ended with him re-signing in Tampa Bay and not considering a rumored offer sheet from Philadelphia that never materialized, general manager Paul Holmgren turned his attention to roster depth.

He added a goalie with a little NHL experience when he signed Jason Bacashihua to a one year contract.

Bacashihua, 28, was most recently a member of the Colorado Avalanche organization and played for their AHL affiliated Lake Erie Monsters last season where he was 23-16-3 with a 2.29 goals against average and a .917 save percentage.

Bacashihua did appear in 38 games for the St. Louis Blues over a span of three seasons from 2005 to 2007. He was originally a first round pick of the Dallas Stars (26th overall) in 2001.

The Flyers also re-signed forward Jonathon Kalinski to a one-year deal and signed Marcel Noebels, a fourth round pick in last month's draft (118th overall), to an entry level deal.

Kalinski, 24 , was selected by the Flyers in the sixth round (152nd overall) of the 2007 NHL Entry Draft. He has appeared in 22 games for the Flyers in his brief career totaling five points. Over parts of four seasons with the Flyers’ AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia/Adirondack Phantoms, he has posted 26 goals and 45 assists for 71 points in 193 games.

Noebels, 19, played the 2010-11 season for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League, where he posted 54 points (28G, 26A) in 66 games played. He finished second on the team in goals and third on the team in points. Noebels represented his home country of Germany in the 2011 World Junior Championships, recording three points (1G, 2A) in seven games.


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