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By John Saquella (@jsaquella)
The Flyers have too many defensemen.
Looking at Capgeek, they have ten defensemen that would have to clear waivers in order to be sent to the AHL. Those ten are Kimmo Timonen, Mark Streit, Braydon Coburn, Luke Schenn, Nicklas Grossmann, Erik Gustafsson, Andrej Meszaros, Bruno Gervais, Marc-Andre Bourdon and Chris Pronger. They will likely carry seven defensemen, so that means there will have to be some pruning.
Pronger will be the first one to be eliminated from contention. He’s seemingly made progress towards being able to live a normal life, which is fantastic, but handling the rigors of being a NHL defenseman isn’t in the cards for the future Hall of Famer. He’s almost ce...