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Bailey’s Daily: Flyers Honoring Simmonds; Avalanche Get Top KHL Prospect

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In Tuesday’s edition of Bailey’s Daily, we’ll be talking the latest Philadelphia Flyers news, NHL news, stories, highlights, and more from the last day.

Flyers News

  • Philadelphia Flyers icon and cult hero Wayne Simmonds announced his retirement from the NHL on Monday morning; he’ll sign a one-day contract and be honored before the team’s game against the New Jersey Devils on April 13.
  • A Flyers player for eight memorable seasons, we chose the five best moments of Wayne Simmonds‘ career to revisit ahead of the celebration of his career in April.
  • In a phone interview with Philly Hockey Now, Flyers general manager Danny Briere explained the situation with Ryan Johansen and his mystery injury.
  • What’s going on with the Flyers? Another series of defensive breakdowns doomed them to a big-time loss, this time to the Boston Bruins.
  • In case you missed it, Flyers head coach John Tortorella stood up for his rookie goalie Sam Ersson, despite his recent inconsistencies.

NHL News from National Hockey Now

  • The Montreal Canadiens have loaned top prospect David Reinbacher to their AHL affiliates, the Laval Rocket, after his season in Switzerland mercifully came to an end.
  • New York Islanders head coach Patrick Roy got the team within shouting distance of a playoff spot, but now they’re slipping, and the legendary goalie is running out of time to fix it.
  • The Colorado Avalanche just got top KHL prospect Nikolai Kovalenko over from Russia; Colorado Hockey Now’s Evan Rawal jumps into the film room to show how what the Avs are getting with Kovalenko. Hint: he’s really good.
  • Not without a little controversy, the Calgary Flames have signed NCAA stud Sam Morton. The problem? The NHL Central Registry denied the signing because of an improper contract.
  • Are the Pittsburgh Penguins alive again? Veterans like Lars Eller and Reilly Smith are helping lead the way for the desperate Pens.

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