What Next for the Philadelphia Flyers?: The 2010 Offseason

June 14th, 2010 by Charlie O'Connor Leave a reply »
Following a devastating Game 6 OT loss to the Chicago Blackhawks, for the 35th straight season, the Philadelphia Flyers will yet again “look to next year.”

However, the unexpected playoff run of the 7th seeded Flyers has inspired hope and anticipation for the future for a team who, two short months ago, seemed destined to be trapped in salary cap hell, with numerous holes to fill and no high draft picks to help them do so.

Now, Philadelphia seems poised to reclaim their place as a yearly championship contender.

Despite the optimism created by their improbable playoff push, the Flyers still have enough legitimate issues to derail the quest to break their championship drought.

Luckily for GM Paul Holmgren, the Flyers have enough cap and roster flexibility to make the necessary moves, if he is willing to make some difficult and potentially franchise-altering decisions.


1) Don’t be satisfied with the status quo.

While this is a vague offseason goal, it is the mentality that Holmgren and the front office must possess in order to improve the team.

The easiest offseason ...

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