The Blues have their man in net, signing Halak to a four-year contract. They have their muscle squared away through the likes of Cam Janssen and the newly acquired Vladimir Sobotka. These stories all broke in the past week, but one area – the offense – has remained strangely quiet. Now is the time to start asking the tough questions concerning the team’s forwards and what issues this side needs to address.
The Flyers announced a significant free-agent signing Friday afternoon.
The Eastern Conference champs have inked Ukrainian right wing Nikolai Zherdev to a one-yer deal.
“Nik is a highly-skilled player who, at 25-years-old, we feel will be a good fit to our core of forwards,” Flyers General Manager Paul Holmgren said in a statement.
The first thing Brian Burke says is that he is not done.
There are still free agents who intrigue him. And there are still offers out there for Tomas Kaberle. But after a busy week of free agency in which the Toronto Maple Leafs general manager achieved his goal of bolstering the team’s forward corps, all Burke wants to do is sit back, loosen his tie and take a breather.
well with a couple seasons under his belt a pretty recognizable face of the nhl Brian Burke is up on a simple poll today just for discussion
Could the Flyers consider waiving Simon Gagne if they can’t find a trade partner? According to TSN’s Darren Dreger, a few NHL executives he’s spoken with believe that’s an option Philadelphia will use if they can’t move Gagne in the next few days.
The Flyers need to clear salary cap space to officially sign Nikolai Zherdev, a free agent forward who spent last season playing in Russia. Gagne is due $5.25 million for the 2010-11 season, the last year of his contract.