Flyers targetting Selanne? Playoff contenders or early season favorites?

The Philadelphia Flyers have been rumored to begun negotiations with unrestricted free agent Teemu Selanne. Although its on record that Teemu is “undecided” about his playing future, this shows that he is still considering his options; thus being where he may play his last seasons in the NHL. Naturally, one would assume he’d finish his career in Anaheim where he saw his most success but recent reports are that he and his family have just put his home in the Anaheim area on the market. Could he be preparing for another season in the NHL, and getting ready to leave to another city? If this was the case where do the Flyers come into it all?

Well Selanne has mentioned that if he were to come back for another year he would want to play for either the ducks or with fellow countrymen and best friends Sami Kappenen and Kimmon Timmonen. Kappenen has pressured the Flyers GM to target Selanne and would be able to afford him when Mike Rathje is put on Long term IR. There is also players expendable such as Denis Gauthier or Derian Hatcher; we all saw how useless Roenick suddenly became when Forsberg was available.
This would make the lines:

Gagne-Briere-Selanne Scoring
Lupul-Carter-Upshall Speed
Kappanen-Richards-Hartnall Forcheck
Downie-Umberger-Knuble Grit
EXTRA – Giroux, Eager

That’s four scary good lines. All could play equal minutes.

Timmonen-Kukkonen
Hatcher-Cobourn
Smith-Gauthier
Extra- Parent, Jones

Biron
Nitty

The Flyers have a scary offence with or without Selanne. Look for them to do damage this year and the up and coming years. Their lineup spells nothing but potential. They WILL make the playoffs this year. They have potential to go far this year, but WILL go far soon.


51 Responses to Flyers targetting Selanne? Playoff contenders or early season favorites?

  1. leaffansareajoke says:

    Lets not also praise our team as being contenders.  When Philly is the Underdog, our teams come out and show what they're made of.  Last year has everyone doubting us, so let them doubt us still.  Philly does best when standing out of the spotlight.

    Stanley Cup Champions in 2008?  Maybe.  But i think they'll make it.

    1977 – Lost the Cup
    1987 – Lost the Cup
    1997 – Lost the Cup
    Our season begins on a seven, so lets hope it ends with us winning the cup!

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