Category Archives: Philadelphia Flyers

The most likely Flyer to be moved today is Mark Streit

Will the Flyers by sellers at the deadline?

Based on the first 47 games, odds are that Hextall will be a seller at the Feb. 29 trade deadline.

Then again, they are only five points out of a playoff spot, so if they stay in the race, Hextall may try to upgrade the offense by adding a winger (Kyle Okposo? Andrew Ladd?) for the stretch run – or see if he can pry 20-year-old Jonathan Drouin from Tampa Bay.

If Hextall decides to be a seller, defensemen Mark Streit and Nick Schultz are among the players who could help a contender, and winger Matt Read might be attractive in the right fit.

Veteran defensemen usually cost a premium to playoff teams. Remember, Hextall last year got Chicago to deal two second-round draft picks for 39-year-old Kimmo Timonen, who had been sidelined all season by blood clots.


Dreger said he thinks Hextall will be relatively busy at the deadline

Hextall: Flyers could add a forward

Now that he has about $4.1 million in salary-cap space and his team is in the playoff hunt, Flyers general manager Ron Hextall is not ruling out adding a forward before the Feb. 29 trade deadline.

“If we can improve our team in any way without mortgaging the future, we’ll look at it,” Hextall said Thursday. “I mean, if young players can make us better, of course we’ll look at it.”

Kings get Lecavailler and Schenn

The Los Angeles Kings have acquired Philadelphia Flyers defenceman Luke Schenn and forward Vincent Lecavalier for forward prospect Jordan Weal and a third round pick.

Is there a trade opportunity for Sam Gagner?

Elliotte Friedman

Another player trying to re-energize his career in the AHL is Sam Gagner, sent to Lehigh Valley. Not a surprise he cleared waivers, as no one wanted to take the full salary. Flyers GM Ron Hextall hinted there was a trade possibility. Gagner, who has not played an NHL game since Nov. 23, recognizes the need to get on the ice, no matter what the level. It might take time, but he’ll get a shot somewhere. Teams need scoring, and he can provide it.

Lecavalier hopes for a move out of Philly

the Lightning’s first overall pick from the 1998 draft remains hopeful for a move out of Philadelphia before his career is over.

“I still believe in what I can do,” Vincent Lecavalier, 35, said over the phone Tuesday.

Are the Flyers done in free agency?

Are the Flyers done in free agency?

Well, barring something involving Lecavalier or his defense, yes. Nothing really significant can happen the remainder of the summer without losing millions off the cap.

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Flyers likely to target goalies in draft

Flyers likely to target goalies in draft

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Who stays, who goes? Breaking down Flyers’ free agents

Who stays, who goes? Breaking down Flyers’ free agents
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Nobody wants MacDonald. Schenn won’t get you much either