Shanahan to the Flyers?

The Courier Post is reporting that the Flyers are showing heavy interest in veteran free agent Brendan Shanahan. The Flyers are apparently so interested that they met with Shanahan at their practice facility.

One of the things that may be holding up a possible signing is the fact that the Flyers will have to trim some salary if they want to sign him. It is believed however that Shanahan is willing to play this season for under 1 million dollars which is far less than the 4 million that he earned last season.

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http://www.courierpostonline.com/article/20081105/SPORTS04/811050327/1017


7 Responses to Shanahan to the Flyers?

  1. KingCanada says:

    A 1 million dollar pro-rated contract would be amasing and very worthwhile.  On a side note this team has like 17 million set aside for players who are LTIR (long term injury reserve).  I wonder what happens to them when they come back..

    Hatcher and Rathje wont come back but Briere and Jones should and their cap hit together is 9.25 and they have only 7 million space, 6 if Shanahan signs…I wonder who the cap casualty will be?  Maybe no one if they are gone long enough and the cap hit is pro-rated…

    Bored at work, thinking out loud..lol

  2. mojo19 says:

    Interesting! I think he'd be a great fit in Philly. I could definitely picture this working. Maybe they'll have to move a guy to fit him in but looks like a solid rumour.

  3. the_word says:

    Sundin
    Bowmester
    Sundin again
    Shannen

    When isn't Philly linked to a big name player who is possibily available? This is most likely Holgrem kicking the tires for sake of seeing if its a worth while endavor. He might be better served to address some depth on his blueline, so I'd be surprised with he pens Shanny to a deal.

  4. rmcnamee08 says:

    what they need to do is let nittymaki start in goal..biron is very overated and looks lost..theyve just never given nitty a chance to play

  5. mojo19 says:

    I wouldn’t say never. Nitz and Esche’s poor play a couple seasons ago is what prompted the trade for Marty Biron in the first place. Biron was good last year but he’s showing the same inconsistancies he showed in Buffalo.

  6. rmcnamee08 says:

    he wasnt healthy that season though and broduer wouldnt of even looked good on the flyers that year

  7. mojo19 says:

    They started doing better after the deadline after the Biron trade though.

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