Five Needed Offseason Moves for the Philadelphia Flyers

June 28th, 2010 by Brandon Weidemann Leave a reply »
The Philadelphia Flyers had a miraculous run to the Stanley Cup Finals this past year, but it ended in heartbreaking fashion.

Michael Leighton, the man some deemed as the savior of the Flyers season, let up one of the weakest goals in Stanley Cup Playoffs history. Leighton, who was most likely an easy bet to be resigned by Paul Holmgrem and the Flyers before that goal, now has an uncertain future.

The Philadelphia Flyers are in heavy pursuit of a suitable starting goalie to come to Philadelphia. They have already extended offers to the likes of Evgeni Nabokov and Marty Turco and have inquired about Tim Thomas.

Along with the goaltender issues, they have other spots to fill with limited cap space to maneuver. Currently, the Flyers have 17 players signed with a little over 10 million dollars in cap space. If you figure in that Johan Backlund will be put in the minors, they have about 11 million in cap space. 

So you have 16 players signed with around 11 million dollars in cap space. The Flyers would need to put that 11 million towards a goalie, at least two defensemen, and probably two forwards, assuming Riley Cote will a ...

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