Real-time update: Once NHL free agents are open, will the flyers remain active?
With the review of the NHL draft, now is the time for the next step in the NHL calendar: free agents.
Flyers have been very busy this offseason, and they added something to support their lineup, while moving others to make room for the salary needed to sign these new members. Gone are Jake Voracek, Shayne Gostisbehere, Nolan Patrick and others.Incoming were Ryan Ellis, Cam Atkinson, Rasmus Ristolainen and Keith Jander (well, at least the last one Expected to sign soon).
And—depending on when you read this article—free agency hasn’t even officially started yet. This happened at noon on Wednesday.
There are still some vacancies in the flyer that need to be filled, although there is not a lot of salary space to manipulate. According to ESPN, once Yandle is included, their current income is slightly less than $11 million. They also provided qualified quotations to Travis Sanheim and Carter Hart.
Therefore, unless they make another trade for cap space (which is unlikely but cannot be ruled out completely), Chuck Fletcher will be more or less constrained in terms of manufacturing and big-name players.
However, one step they still need to take is to figure out the situation of the substitute goalkeeper behind Hart. Brian Elliott (Brian Elliott) will enter the public market, there are reports that the flyer may be targeted at veteran Braden Holtby (Braden Holtby), who has links to Hart and was recently The Canucks bought out his contract.
Vancouver buyout of Holtby increased #Flyers He will be signed as their substitute G. He is a good friend of Carter Hart.
— Sam Carchidi (@BroadStBull) July 27, 2021
Holtby is currently the worst year of his career, so Fletcher may believe he can get the 31-year-old former Stanley Cup champion at a low price. If he can, the flyers can raid. If not, the Flyers have many other options to be their No. 2 goalkeeper.
In a recent column, Sam Carchidi of the Inquirer Saw 10 namesThe following are three of the players. They are all unrestricted free agents and are meaningful to the Flyers.
Jonathan Bernier, 32 years old, North Carolina, UFA: It makes sense to sign him. He won the Stanley Cup in 2012 when he was a substitute for the Kings, and Dean Lombardi, now a senior advisor to the Flyers, is the general manager of the Los Angeles team. Bernier is still effective-his save rate for the Red Wings last season was 0.914-and will be a good mentor for Hart. During his time in Los Angeles, he also worked with current Flyers goalkeeper coach Kim Dillabaugh. […]
James Reimer, 33 years old, North Carolina, UFA: Reimer won 2.66 GAA for Carolina for the second consecutive season, and his save rate dropped from 0.914 to 0.906. He is a stable but not dominant goalkeeper.
Linus Ullmark, 27 years old, Buffalo, UFA: The Sabres protected him in the expansion draft, but can they re-sign him? If not, he would be very suitable for the Flyers because he is very young and has the ability to play a lot of games. In a season plagued by injuries, he has 2.63 GAA, a save rate of 0.917 and a commendable 9-6-3 record. Compared with the record of the tragic Sabres, the total record of other goalkeepers is 6-28- 4. He may be too expensive for the Flyers. [inquirer.com]
Will one of them support Hart next season? Will he be Eliot again? Will it be Holtby? Or someone we haven’t mentioned yet? Please continue to pay attention to our real-time tracker, because NHL free agency starts operating this afternoon, maybe we will get the answer.
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