Flyers interested in Cornell goalie Ben Scrivens
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04-28-2010, 01:47 PM
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Well, we weren't really in a position to get Giggy. Getting Gustavsson in the mix would have been quite nice, though. Hopefully we sign Bob, and it works out. Still think we need to concentrate on someone already with NHL success in the immediate, however.
The offseason will be challenging for Homer. Before July 1 He needs some cap room to resign RFAs like Coburn, Parent, Carcillo and Powe from the team. Have to assume that Asham probably won't be invited back.
He also needs to decide what he's doing in net. I'm assuming that if we do sign Bobrovsky, he'll start in the AHL.
To have any real flexibility, he's going to need to lose one biggish contract, either Carle or one of the NMC/NTC types, before/at the Draft.
Whether he has money to sign a UFA like Ellis or Turco or acquire and sign Price or another youngish goalie will depend how he does with cap room.
What I think will happen is this:
Sign Bobrovsky. Gives us a realistic future prospect in net in the AHL at least, pending Eriksson's arrival. Resign Backlund too, if he'll sign. He's worth another look.
Fails to persuade a NMC/NTC to waive, so we're stuck with them all.
Trade Matt Carle or Ryan Parent instead, for a young goalie - who we get depends on who we trade and what prospects we add to the deal.
Resign Krajicek cheaply, or promote one of the prospects, likely Bodrov, to the big club to start the season to play with Bartulis in the third pairing.
Failing a deal for a goalie who is ready, re-sign Leighton as 'Cheap Starting Goalie, The Sequel,' with Boucher as backup already under contract.
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