2010 Stanley Cup: Philadelphia Flyers Cup Run Falls Short, So Now What?

June 10th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
For the Philadelphia Flyers, their game six Stanley Cup Final loss to the Chicago Blackhawks ended what many have called a “Cinderella” run for the Orange and Black.

And, as is the case with any team that falls short of their goals, the re-tooling process will begin immediately, with plenty of question marks surrounding the Flyers.

As good as Daniel Briere was throughout the playoffs, will he ever be able to duplicate that drive, determination and vigor that he showed all playoff long for an entire regular season?

Briere, who has struggled for much of his time with the Flyers, still has five years left on his contract that goes through the 2015-16 season, the bulk of which will be paid in the next three seasons at a salary of $7 million per.

Another question the Flyers will have to entertain is the future of Jeff Carter, a player who was the polar opposite of Briere—decent in the regular season, but nothing more than a passenger throughout much of the playoffs.

Carter will earn a salary of $5 million next season and then will become a restricted free agent in 2011-12. Could the Flyers possibly consider trading one of their bigges ...

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