Flyers likely to move a defenseman
The Flyers still will need to trim salary. Currently, the Flyers are approximately $320,000 over the salary cap – and they still need to add a starting goaltender. How will they do that? At least one defenseman needs to go.
The Flyers have approximately $28 million committed to eight defensemen, and that does not include Chris Pronger’s $4.91 million deal, which will come off the cap after the season starts. Chicago had only one defenseman last season (Duncan Keith) who earned more than $3.5 million. The Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen ($6 million), Mark Streit ($5.25 million), Braydon Coburn ($4.5 million), Andrej Meszaros ($4 million), Luke Schenn ($3.6 million) and Nick Grossmann ($3.5 million) are all over that mark. It’s easy to understand now why Holmgren dangled Coburn to Edmonton and Calgary last week. He’s the one defenseman on that list you wouldn’t want to let go, but it could be tougher to find a suitor for any of those other five at those prices.
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