Are the Philadelphia Flyers in Trouble Long-Term?

March 16th, 2010 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Heading into tonight’s action against the Nashville Predators, the Philadelphia Flyers were 6-3-1 in their past ten games—not bad, but perhaps not good enough to hold onto the seventh seed in the eastern Conference—especially when you consider the Montreal Canadiens are on a five game winning streak of their own.

Current struggles aside, many fans of the Orange and Black see a team that has a chance at long-term success and perhaps even a Stanley Cup victory.

Like most fans, the Flyers faithful tend to look at their team with rose-colored glasses, seeing only the positives and not dealing with the true reality.

The honest truth about the Flyers is this—for as many positives there are negatives and those negatives may very well get compounded come next season.

According to, Heading into the 2010-11 season the Flyers will have a total of $48,610,000 committed to 16 players. That means the Flyers will need to be very savvy this offseason if they intend on being able to sign enough talent to round out their 24-man roster.

One of the Flyers most pressing issues next season will be what to do with their g ...

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