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:
EXTRA – Giroux, Eager
That’s four scary good lines. All could play equal minutes.
Extra- Parent, Jones
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.