NHL Lockout: Flyers Players Making Other Plans
For the third time in his tenure as NHL Commissioner, the NHL is in a lockout.
On Saturday the NHL owners locked out their players after repeated attempts to get a deal done in New York City last week.
This is the third time Bettman has authorized a lockout. In 1994-1995, the regular season was shortened to 48 games. It was less than 10 years ago in 2004-05 a full season was lost.
With no end in sight, many NHL players are being forced to play elsewhere for the time being.
According to Bruce Garrioch, Flyers star Claude Giroux plans to play elsewhere if the lockout isnt resolved quickly, while F Jakub Voracek has an offer from a Czech Extraliga team, he told Frank Seravalli that he is "undecided" and wanting to wait for a lockout resolution.
On Sunday, the Flyers announced they would be assigning 26 players to the Adirondack Phantoms roster including: Bryaden Schenn, Sean Couturier and Danny Syvret.
The Stanley Cup runner up New Jersey Devils sent Adam Henrique and others to their Albany affiliated Devils. In the 04-05 lockout, a similar move was made when Zach Parise was assigned to the Albany club.
A flurry of NHL players have also fled to Europe to sign with KHL teams including last season's MVP Evgeni Malkin and former Flyer Jaromir Jagr.
The Flyers first preseason game is scheduled for September 25th, regular season to begin on October 11th.
The lockout remains unchanged with no formal talks scheduled in the future.