With a disappointing season over with, the Flyers now have
the difficult task of assessing what areas of the squad they need to
change. With several options available,
the team’s General Manager Paul Holmgren will undoubtedly attempt to make a
splash like last year, but with a lot of long and pricey contracts in the
stable, will they be left to chew on the hay they have harvested?
Since the recent Collective Bargaining agreement the league
and its players association signed, the team has the ability to cast out two
contracts they deem to be detrimental to team development. After the team has
acquired once-promising goaltender Steve Mason, Ilya Bryzgalov is a likely
candidate for this very “amnesty” program.
With Bryzgalov apparently on the way out, it’s time to take
a look at the team’s roster and the possible moves the team can make.
To be sure, none of this is definitive. It could turn out that Bryzgalov stays.
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