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06-07-2011, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Ziggy Stardust View Post
With Philadelphia potentially being in a bind with their salary cap if they come to terms with Ilya Bryzgalov, I would think that Lombardi will try to add Scott Hartnell without sending much salary back to Philly. The Flyers will likely replace Hartnell's spot internally with JVR emerging as a legit top six forward.

With Hartnell's $4.2M removed, the Flyers top six forwards are Richards, Carter, Briere, Giroux, JVR and Leino (who will be a UFA on July 1st). Their bottom six is composed of Versteeg, Betts, Nodl, Shelley, Powe and Carcillo. It is possible that the Flyers not quality Carcillo and let him depart as a UFA. Perhaps the Flyers will look to add some cheap options while also acquiring serviceable players, something along the lines of Brad Richardson and Scott Parse going to Philly for Scott Hartnell (an exchange of $4.2M for $1.8M in contracts).

The Kings could ice a lineup of:
Penner-Kopitar-Williams
Hartnell-Schenn-Brown
Smyth-Stoll-Simmonds
Clifford-Lewis-Westgarth/Holloway

The Flyers would still have some depth and be able to re-sign Leino by moving Hartnell:
Leino-Richards-Carter
van Riemsdyk-Giroux-Briere
Parse-Richardson-Versteeg
Nodl/Powe-Betts-Shelley
I'm all for adding Hartnell, but that guts a lot of team speed from us.

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