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Flyers re-sign Rinaldo, Rosehill to two-year deals

Apr 17, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT


The Philadelphia Flyers agreed to contract extensions with tough guys Zac Rinaldo and Jay Rosehill on Wednesday, the club announced.

Rinaldo, 22, was Philly’s sixth-round pick (178th overall) at the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

He debuted for the Flyers in 2011-12, scoring 2G-7A-9PTS while racking up 232 penalty minutes, second-most in the NHL.

This season, Rinaldo has 3G-2A-5PTS in 32 games, but is currently out with a high ankle sprain.

Of note, Rinaldo has fought 20 times in 98 career NHL contests.

Rosehill, 27, was acquired in March from Anaheim in exchange for Harry Zolnierczyk.

He never played for the Ducks — spending all his time with AHL Norfolk — but has worked his way into the Flyers lineup, appearing in seven games thus far while scoring one goal and racking up 47 PIM.

Of note, Rosehill has fought 21 times in 79 career NHL contests.

Update: According to CSN Philly’s Tim Panaccio, Rinaldo’s is a two-year, $1.35 million deal while Rosehill’s is a two-year, $1.5 million deal.

  1. ironyisadeadscene - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:08 PM

    Keep the core intact

    • xflyersx - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:50 PM

      Giroux, Simmonds, Jakub, Read, Schenns, Rinaldo, Mason. Other than that? Blow it up.

      • laxman1944 - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:02 PM

        Cooter too

  2. hockeywithdrawal - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:25 PM

    Yep…if at first you don’t succeed, sign all the same guys and try again later. It’s bad if you’re calling Rinaldo a ‘core’ player.

    • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:47 PM

      You must have not watched Rinaldo play much. He plays with more heart, passion and snarl then 90% of the players out there. He got away from taking dumb penalties and has really become an energy player who gets under opposing teams skin and knows how to throw his weight around.

    • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:58 PM

      He will be back for the first round to knock the Pens out again ! So your pens can try, try again to get passed round one !

      • crosberries - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:38 PM

        Durp durp durp durp. Durp durp durp durp durp durp durp durp. Durp durp durp durp durp durp durp. Durp durp durp!

      • crosberries - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:40 PM

        Shows how dumb you are you don’t know the difference between past and passed

      • upyoursnfu - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:45 PM


      • broadstreetbeatdown - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:30 PM

        Says the Dbag who posted about 25 durps. Whatever the F**k that is supposed to mean. Go back to sniffing your dad’s panties troll.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:51 PM

        BstreetB I know right great comeback by you ! crossberries code for sids nuts !

      • crosberries - Apr 17, 2013 at 11:17 PM

        Don’t understand why everything turns sexual with you people from the city of brotherly lo…..oh guess I answered that myself

    • ml3939 - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:54 PM

      So says the core idiot poster.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:47 PM

      We all know your feelings on Rinaldo, but you’re incorrect. He’s an integral piece as one of the best enforcers/pests/hitters in the entire NHL. Their 4th line is now set with two gritty players. And I personally hope they resign Adam Hall too, as he could center them. He’s been an excellent penalty killer and faceoff man, two areas the Flyers will def need next season.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Apr 18, 2013 at 8:04 AM

        Maybe – I guess only time will tell. If it turns out that they have resigned all these guys and do better next year, ok. I just disagree with the philosophy of the Flyers fourth line in general (i.e. defensive, puck possession game vs. ‘here take this puck so I can try and hurt you since they don’t call charging anymore’).

    • fbothharbaughs - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:53 PM

      Why wouldn’t you refer to Rinaldo as a “core” player? A midget who thinks he’s tough while continually getting his ass kicked is as good a player as any to build a team around…

      • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:15 PM

        Really? “Continually getting his ass kicked”? Have you ever even watched Rinaldo play? Pound for pound he may be the best hitter in the league, and he consistently handles himself in fights with players 6 inches taller than him. He may have Napoleon syndrome but that doesn’t mean he’s not excellent at what he does.

      • fbothharbaughs - Apr 18, 2013 at 6:48 PM

        Please offer proof that he “consistently handles himself in fights w/players 6 inches taller than him”. Every time I see highlights of Rinaldo playing he’s skating around out of control like that moron Carcillo used to do.

      • brainoflindros - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:14 AM

        What was the name of that guy he knocked out and who did he play for…oh wait yeah you said he continually gets his ass kicked…i must be mistaken.

      • fbothharbaughs - Apr 18, 2013 at 6:48 PM

        Not quite sure how to interpret that response, sir

  3. uncledick - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:33 PM

    Rinaldo is pound for pound one of the toughest guys in the league. He has also risen his game to a level of solid agitator who draws penalties, not just takes them.

    • coronakid76 - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:50 PM

      Which means nothing if we can’t consistently score on the power play and keep the puck out of our own net.

      • tcclark - Apr 17, 2013 at 6:57 PM

        keeping the puck out of our net is an issue, but the Powerplay is third in the league. Special Teams have been great. Unfortunately, that’s about it

        Still, let’s not knock the positives.

      • narfmoo12 - Apr 17, 2013 at 7:17 PM

        Yeah. Try watching games before commenting. 36 power play goals, 3rd best percentage. Thanks for playing.

    • fbothharbaughs - Apr 18, 2013 at 6:44 PM

      Which is exactly what the Flyers need, solid agitators. How about someone who can play D?

  4. ml3939 - Apr 17, 2013 at 8:09 PM

    Rinaldo is second in the league for penalties drawn per 60 minutes of play for players with at least 30 games played. Since February 12th, he played 23 games. He has 8 minor penalties and 5 were concurrent with other players- Letang, Ovechkin, Alfredsson, Ott and Alzner. One of the other penalties definitely was not a penalty (charge in the Buffalo game).. Therefore, realistically he has put his team at a disadvantage twice in the last 23 games and has been excelling in the pest/defender role. To boot he has added 3 goals and 2 assists. And he hits like a truck, and often.

    Well deserved extension.

  5. buysamadrink - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:08 PM

    That’s a great deal for Rinaldo. Only $687.5K per elbow.

  6. bobhpine - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    Ha. The Flygirls are bound for glory now. Maybe they can give Timonen another year for 6 mil…oh wait, that genius move has already been made. Anyway, the actual “news” about this pathetic team will be ending shortly, since you know, their season will be ending shortly. No chance to add to that incredible collection of playoff appearances that you chumps are forced to value, since Stanley Cups are obviously not your thing.

    It’s so telling that these fools swoon over a talentless stooge like Rinaldo. These lunkheads don’t value skill as much as they love fighting. Fighting is very important to them. They can vicariously release all of that pen up aggression festering inside about their myriad failures and disappointments about life. It’s fleeting though. The fights always end. The losing always continues.

    Enjoy doing nothing but watching hockey with the sole rooting interest of hoping the Penguins lose for the next two months. 4-2 in Cups would just be insurmountable wouldn’t it? Especially since you’ve won zero in 38, going on 39, years.

    Incidentally, it was cool when you losers actually won the other night against Montreal. Helped insure the number one seed for the Pens. Wasn’t really good enough to move you out of 12th place though. Yikes. 12th.

    Later 1975ers.

    • ml3939 - Apr 17, 2013 at 9:52 PM

      Bobhpiningforattention as always

    • laxman1944 - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      Wow, what an amazing tool you are…..really…..pat yourself on the back…….it’s no wonder eveybody for the most part can’t stand The Penguin (outside of that polluted sh*thole you call a city) of course. As for the re-signing of Zac, it was a wise move in that he does seem to have gotton a hold on his on ice temper (like Cookie ….kudos to him) and watching him these last couple of months I see more guys looking over their shoulders when he is on the ice for he is cleaning some clocks out there (clean hockey hits by the way). But your ranting is just another example of why you draw the ire of so many others. Oh yeah, Mario would kill to have Zac on his roster (Crosby too) ther tough fella. Now go gargle some pinot and have some cheese.

  7. bobhpine - Apr 17, 2013 at 10:43 PM

    Not a big deal for ml3939. He can’t afford to go to regular season games, so the playoffs would’ve surely been out of the question. Back to the tv. Maybe I can send you some double A batteries for your remote bud. What’s your Mom’s address since Dad ran off because he wanted nothing to do with you?

    • ml3939 - Apr 17, 2013 at 11:14 PM

      Coming from the proud to be drinking free wine at hockey games in his skinny jeans while missing his poodles in matching Jay Caufield jerseys at home. Sorry to burst your bubble but I saved up enough allowance to go to the Rangers game a couple of weeks ago. I even had one of those fancy parking passes you boast about.

    • phillyphanatic77 - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:32 AM

      You really, truly are a conceited douchebag. NOBODY cares that you go to Pens games. And I find it hilarious that you flaunt it as if it somehow makes you a real fan. Well you and Kevin Lowe can go on believing that, but it’s easy to tell you’re one of those tools that thinks everything he owns or talks about is the be-all, end-all. “My Pens, my car, my wine, my parking pass, my box seats”.. awesome dude. I just love when Pens “fans” like you talk about one bad Flyers season like your franchise has never lost a game. Need I remind you that EVERY single success in Penguins history can be attributed to annual futility? I probably do since you clearly weren’t a Pens fan til ’08. Your franchise was an embarrassment. They made losing a science. And they repeatedly got rewarded for it. Now, because they sucked enough, for long enough, to get numerous superstars, you act as if you’re somehow superior? Sorry bob, but you can’t rewrite history to make it seem as your city didn’t desert their team, numerous times. Pittsburgh gave up on the Pens.

      So keep patting yourself on the back for going to Pens games, keep pretending like you were there all along, and most of all, keep handing yourself another Cup. Bc when your supposedly superior franchise crashes under the weight of their crushing expectations, once again, we all know exactly what you’re going to do… first, cry yourself to sleep, then come on here and tell yourself (and all of us) why you, your city, and your current favorite hockey team is far superior to us, our city, and our team. Apparently your existence is so sad that’s the only way you make yourself feel better.

      • brainoflindros - Apr 18, 2013 at 11:18 AM

        Give him a break he has been a fan as long as Crosby has been playing. He’s new to this stuff.

  8. bobhpine - Apr 17, 2013 at 11:38 PM

    Memorable game. Really great season. I hope you saved the stub. That’s so awesome for you.

    • laxman1944 - Apr 18, 2013 at 9:55 AM

      Such a tool…… get back in the shed where you belong.

  9. jkay1818 - Apr 18, 2013 at 12:48 PM

    let me start this off by saying i despise both Philly and Pitt, but, aside from a few annoying Flyer fans, (and flyer fans get on those people too) they are cool on here for the most part.
    I don’t understand the discussion/fighting with this dude? One of you hit the nail on the head, the rigged draft getting crosby, then the loophole with Malkin, the staal pick, fluery, etc. You received those players by consistently being the worst team in the NHL. Year in and year out. It wasn’t too long ago the pens were moving the vegas because they had no fan base. No one showed up year after year to watch them, they were losing money and had to move. The fans didnt want them anymore……….get real.

    This is simple, at the end of the day, pens being great or not, the fans live in PITTSBURGH. dark, dreary, lower income Pittsburgh. The only tourist attraction are fans from opposing teams going there to check out a game. There is absolutely no reason to ever visit Pittsburgh, none, zero, zilch..Like i always say to pens fans when they are at MSG, with their camo crosby jersey’s. You know what is worse than losing to the Pens, the fact you have to travel back to Pitt now. Since someone will correct me, even when the NYR lose a game to them at home, they still have to go back to Pitt. That is absolutely awful.

    • laxman1944 - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:16 PM

      Well put sir….well put indeed. Although i’m a Flyer fan (not a zealot) it just gets so tiresome hearing/reading posts by these flightless bird idiots fans (not all I should probably say) but as mentioned prior…..sucking for ten years and NOT trying to improve and you get 5 studs drop in your lap…please. At least the Flyer ownership will NOT settle for sucking and will try (not sucessfull see goal tending) to improve every year……Thank goodness we traded Bobrovsky away…..ugh….

    • laxman1944 - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:19 PM

      oh yeah almost forgot…..your Rangers are going down the toilet….see you on the golf course….we’ll be on the back nine while your waiting for your tee time…..Then we can all watch Pitt lose…….sweet…..

      • jkay1818 - Apr 18, 2013 at 1:24 PM

        Hhaha they will get in by the skin of their teeth. If they don’t Tortorella should be fired that same day. Should have been fired a while ago.

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