Skip to main content

Ray Emery on the verge of joining Philadelphia Flyers

According to inside sources, former Ottawa Senators goalie Ray Emery is close to signing a contract with the Philadelphia Flyers after a one-year stint in Russia. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren was also seen talking with Emery’s agent, J.P. Barry, at the draft combine in Toronto last week.

The mercurial netminder helped the Senators to a Stanley Cup final in 2007, but fell out of favor due to a combination of off-ice issues and on-ice results. After a rough start in Russia with Atlant Mystichi, Emery’s play improved, but he was once again on the media radar after punching a team trainer who tried to put a hat on the goalie after Emery had been pulled from a game.

Philadelphia has famously struggled to find a No. 1 goaltender for years and the tandem of Martin Biron and Antero Niittymaki did nothing to dispel that notion this season. Both netminders are bound for unrestricted free agency and posted identical pedestrian 2.76 goals-against averages during the regular season.

TOP HEADLINES

USATSI_12694039

Will Bergeron and DeBrusk Return to the Bruins?

The Boston Bruins' first-round elimination by the Carolina Hurricanes leaves general manager Don Sweeney facing some interesting off-season decisions.

2022 IIHF World Championship

Men's World Championship Roundup: Tight Games Aplenty

Sweden and Switzerland are still looking strong, while Norway and France both scored big wins, in Wednesday's World Championship action in Finland.

Screenshot_1
Play

From the Archives: The Magic Elixir That Amazed the Rangers

Since there was nothing in the National Hockey League's 1950-51 rulebook that forbade the Rangers from drinking a "magic elixir" to gain a playoff berth, the Blueshirts did sip -- and sip and sip.