Bargain Hunting the Deadline

Created by: Zubrowka
Initial Creation Date: Jan 28, 2018
Published: Feb 1, 2018 at 7:09
Team: 2017-18 Philadelphia Flyers
Legend
Lefthanded
Original Team
Righthanded
Position
No Move/Trade Clause
Expiry Status
Term Remaining
Edmonton Oilers
McDavid, Connor
$12,500,000
C
NMC
UFA - 5
Team Explanation
Obviously the bottom 6 need work for the Flyers. Can't see Hexy spending big to fix things in the short run, but perhaps some bargains can be found. Per TSN, Ward and Hansen could be sold by San Jose as pending UFAs. The Flyers do the same here with Flip. It's not a pure sell move by San Jose, as they swap bottom of the order veteran wingers who could both use a change of scenery. To make up for the salary commitment to Weise, the Sharks pocket a token early 7th rounder.

As a big body, the Flyers can use Ward on the 2nd power play unit in front of the net. Finally, both units can work the same system. I have Travis Sanheim recalled and playing some PP2 minutes as the left hand shot. It's a bit radical to have a D man play like a forward there, but he has offensive ability, so the Flyers might as well take advantage of it.

The PK on the other hand still has its issues. Maybe Vecchione can make the difference there, as well as add some juice to the third line. Thoughts?
Trades
PHI
  1. 2018 4th round pick (FLA)
CGY
  1. Filppula, Valtteri ($2,500,000 retained)
PHI
  1. Ward, Joel
SJS
  1. Weise, Dale
  2. 2018 7th round pick (MTL)
Buyouts
  • R.J. Umberger: $1,500,000
  • Ilya Bryzgalov: $0
Retained Salary Transactions
  • Valtteri Filppula: $2,500,000 (50%)
  • Radko Gudas: $1,005,000 (30%)
Buried
  • Matt Read: $2,600,000 ($3,625,000)
DRAFT YEARROUND 1ROUND 2ROUND 3ROUND 4ROUND 5ROUND 6ROUND 7
2018
PHI
STL
PHI
PHI
PHI
FLA
ARI
PHI
PHI
PHI
2019
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
2020
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
PHI
ROSTER SIZESALARY CAPCAP HITOVERAGES BONUSESCAP SPACE
23$75,000,000$71,463,225$1,062,500$4,137,500$3,536,775

Roster

Left WingCenterRight Wing
Konecny, Travis
$894,167
RW, LW
UFA - 2
Couturier, Sean
$4,333,333
C
UFA - 5
Giroux, Claude
$8,275,000
LW, C, RW
NMC
UFA - 5
Simmonds, Wayne
$3,975,000
RW, LW
NTC
UFA - 2
Patrick, Nolan
$925,000
C, RW
RFA - 3
Voracek, Jakub
$8,250,000
RW, LW
UFA - 7
Weal, Jordan
$1,750,000
C, RW, LW
UFA - 2
Vecchione, Michael
$900,000
C
UFA - 2
Raffl, Michael
$2,350,000
LW, RW
UFA - 2
Leier, Taylor
$806,558
LW
UFA - 1
Laughton, Scott
$962,500
LW, C
UFA - 2
Ward, Joel
$3,275,000
RW
NTC
UFA - 1
Goulbourne, Tyrell
$677,500
LW
UFA - 1
Lehterä, Jori
$4,700,000
LW, C
UFA - 2
Left DefenseRight DefenseGoaltender
Provorov, Ivan
$894,167
LD
UFA - 2
Gostisbehere, Shayne
$4,500,000
LD
UFA - 6
Elliott, Brian
$2,750,000
G
UFA - 2
Sanheim, Travis
$863,333
LD
RFA - 2
Gudas, Radko
$2,345,000
RD
UFA - 3
Neuvirth, Michal
$2,500,000
G
UFA - 2
Hägg, Robert
$894,167
LD
RFA - 1
MacDonald, Andrew
$5,000,000
RD
UFA - 3
Manning, Brandon
$975,000
LD
UFA - 1

Special Teams

Power Play 1
Couturier, S.
Giroux, C.
Simmonds, W.
Voracek, J.
Gostisbehere, S.
Power Play 2
Sanheim, T.
Patrick, N.
Ward, J.
Provorov, I.
Weal, J.
Penalty Kill 1
Vecchione, M.
Raffl, M.
Hägg, R.
MacDonald, A.
Penalty Kill 2
Laughton, S.
Leier, T.
Provorov, I.
Gostisbehere, S.

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Top Comments

Feb 3, 2018 at 1:43
#1
Joined: Apr 2016
Posts: 221
Likes: 20
I like this a lot the Ward trade doesn’t make us much better but gets rid of Weise. Hopefully we could get more for Filppula, but we definitely do not need him anymore since both Patrick and Laughton have jumped him in the depth chart. I think we should also ship out Manning to someone looking for some Defensive depth. Possibly trade Neuvirth if there are any takers. Lastly, I’ve been thinking about swapping Lethera out for a PKer like Krüger of the Hurricanes.
Feb 4, 2018 at 7:27
#2
Joined: Jun 2017
Posts: 42
Likes: 2
Aside from hoping to get more for Filppula, this is solid. Do you think Ward waves his NTC?
Feb 6, 2018 at 3:13
#3
Joined: Aug 2016
Posts: 251
Likes: 86
Quoting: JSG
Aside from hoping to get more for Filppula, this is solid. Do you think Ward waves his NTC?


I really have no idea. I was just going off some musings from the talking heads on TSN that Ward and Hansen are on the block. I suppose Ward would like the idea of getting PP2 time and going to a (presumably) playoff team. If the Flyers bottom out and the Sharks go on a run, none of this happens.
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