2010 Philadelphia Flyers Free Agent Frenzy Preview

June 29th, 2010 by Tom Dougherty Leave a reply »
Coming into this past weekend's NHL Entry Draft, Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren was hoping to come home from Los Angeles with his starting goalkeeper for the next couple years. However, that didn't happen.

To give Holmgren credit, he was granted permission to negotiate with goalies Evgeni Nabokov of the San Jose Sharks and Marty Turco of the Dallas Stars. Nothing came to fruition in terms of signing either net minder.

In Nabokov's case, his agent Don Meehan said it wasn't in his client's best interest to sign before Thursday, and let their intentions known to Holmgren that they're going to test the free agent market. The Flyers have since pulled out of the running for Nabokov.

The news that the Flyers received permission from the Stars to speak to Turco didn't break until yesterday in which ESPN's Pierre LeBrun and E.J. Hradek reported that Turco turned down a contract from the Flyers.

According to the Philadelphia Daily News, the Flyers never made an offer to Turco. The paper also claims that Holmgren didn't seek or receive permission from Dallas to talk to the soon-to-be-free-agent goalie.

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