Flyers' Defense Comes First

Created by: Zubrowka
Initial Creation Date: May 28, 2017
Published: May 30, 2017 at 2:12 am
Team: 2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
This is definitely not the sexiest lineup, but it's within reason and massively improves the defense. Goalie is admittedly a bit of a wildcard but the bank is not broken, and that long-term flexibility under the cap is massively important going forward. Sanheim, Myers and Stolarz remain in the AHL and may come up if injuries create opportunities for them. It's unlikely the Flyers will start the season with tons of rookies, so in this lineup there is just the Hagg and Lindblom, who has proven himself in the SHL. Patrick or Hischier, whoever we draft at #2 overall, stays in the juniors while Filppula tries to give us 1 good year.
Free Agent Signings
RFAYEARSCAP HIT
Gostisbehere, Shayne8$4,250,000
UFAYEARSCAP HIT
Franson, Cody2$2,750,000
Weal, Jordan1$1,250,000
CREATEDYEARSCAP HIT
Vecchione, Michael1$900,000
Lindblom, Oskar3$925,000
Trades
PHI
  1. Manson, Josh
Additional Details:
Manson is expected to be lost in the expansion draft in this scenario. The Ducks would, failing a blockbuster trade, be limited to protecting Kevin Bieksa (NMC), Hampus Lindholm, Cam Fowler and Sami Vatanen. Protection rules are 1 goalie plus either 8 skaters, or 7 forwards and 3 defensemen.
ANA
  1. Morin, Samuel
Additional Details:
Rights to Nick Cousins.
PHI
    VGK
    1. MacDonald, Andrew
    2. 2017 4th round pick (TBL)
    Additional Details:
    Expansion draft deal: Vegas selects Andrew MacDonald in the expansion draft, and also receives both the rights to Scott Laughton and Tampa's 4th round pick.
    PHI
    1. Halák, Jaroslav
    NYI
    1. 2017 7th round pick (LAK)
    Buyouts
    • R.J. Umberger: $1,500,000
    • Ilya Bryzgalov: $0
    Retained Salary Transactions
    • Radko Gudas: $1,005,000 (30%)
    DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
    2017
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    BOS
    PHI
    NYI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    NJD
    2018
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    2019
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    PHI
    ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
    23$73,000,000$72,203,334$1,062,500$1,062,500$796,666

    Roster

    Left WingCenterRight Wing
    Konecny, Travis
    $894,167
    RW, LW
    UFA - 2
    Giroux, Claude
    $8,275,000
    LW, C, RW
    NMC
    UFA - 5
    Simmonds, Wayne
    $3,975,000
    RW, LW
    NTC
    UFA - 2
    Lindblom, Oskar
    $925,000
    Couturier, Sean
    $4,333,333
    C
    UFA - 5
    Voracek, Jakub
    $8,250,000
    RW
    UFA - 7
    Raffl, Michael
    $2,350,000
    LW, RW
    UFA - 2
    Filppula, Valtteri
    $5,000,000
    C, LW
    NMC NTC
    UFA - 1
    Schenn, Brayden
    $5,125,000
    C, LW
    UFA - 3
    Bellemare, Pierre-Édouard
    $1,450,000
    LW, C
    UFA - 2
    Vecchione, Michael
    $900,000
    Read, Matt
    $3,625,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 1
    Weal, Jordan
    $1,250,000
    C, RW, LW
    UFA - 2
    Weise, Dale
    $2,350,000
    RW, LW
    UFA - 3
    Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
    Provorov, Ivan
    $894,167
    LD
    UFA - 2
    Gudas, Radko
    $2,345,000
    RD
    UFA - 3
    Halák, Jaroslav
    $4,500,000
    G
    UFA - 1
    Gostisbehere, Shayne
    $4,250,000
    LD
    UFA - 6
    Manson, Josh
    $825,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    Neuvirth, Michal
    $2,500,000
    G
    UFA - 2
    Hägg, Robert
    $894,167
    LD
    RFA - 1
    Franson, Cody
    $2,750,000
    RD
    UFA - 1
    Manning, Brandon
    $975,000
    LD
    UFA - 1

    Special Teams

    Power Play 1
    Schenn, B.
    Giroux, C.
    Simmonds, W.
    Gostisbehere, S.
    Voracek, J.
    Power Play 2
    Konecny, T.
    Filppula, V.
    Lindblom, O.
    Provorov, I.
    Gudas, R.
    Penalty Kill 1
    Raffl, M.
    Couturier, S.
    Provorov, I.
    Gudas, R.
    Penalty Kill 2
    Bellemare, P.
    Read, M.
    Hägg, R.
    Manson, J.

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    Top Comments

    May 30, 2017 at 3:10
    #1
    NateElder12
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    Might be enough to get Manson but bieksa already said he'd waive so he won't be protected. In this scenario they'd be choosing between Manson or Silfverberg
    May 30, 2017 at 9:05
    #2
    Joined: Apr 2016
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    Quoting: NateElder12
    Might be enough to get Manson but bieksa already said he'd waive so he won't be protected. In this scenario they'd be choosing between Manson or Silfverberg


    Bieksa has never said he'd waive it, I think it was just a rumour that went vial. Last reports from a few days ago were that Bob Murray is trying to make a deal with McPhee about who to / not to select.
    May 30, 2017 at 12:34
    #3
    Joined: Aug 2016
    Posts: 248
    Likes: 85
    Exactly. I'm treating the Bieksa waiver as pure rumor, so the Flyers would basically be competing with Vegas in terms of compensation, along with any other interested club. Ducks fans would know their situation better than I. I'm just trying to be realistic. It's a good haul for the Ducks given their expansion draft exposure on D. At some point, if they know they're losing a good player, they have to decide what is the best price they can extract from his loss. Morin is NHL ready and got his debut late last year and looked pretty good. Cousins, I love the agitator aspect of his game, and his breakout passes are very good. He's a cost controlled, good contributor for the third line, and I'd been hearing the Ducks need low cost, effective forwards for their cap situation. For the Flyers, I think it gives them a playoff capable defense right away, and the future pipeline remains rich with the highest ceiling blue chips in Sanheim and Myers. Arguably they still need another scoring winger, but I'm high on Oskar Lindblom.
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