On Last Season’s Phantoms On this Season’s Flyers:
“The obvious choices that should have been with the Flyers anyway are [Jeff] Carter, [Mike] Richards, [Patrick] Sharp, [Joni] Pitkanen, [Dennis] Seidenberg and [Antero] Niittymaki. All of those players probably would have been there anyway. To see them grow is more exciting than who is going to be there. Those players grew and were excellent players for the Phantoms, and they deserve to be good players for us. Those players are certainly guys we’re going to make room for.
“The other guys are going to get a chance to try out. Guys like [R.J.] Umberger, [Riley] Cote, [Ben] Eager, [Freddy] Meyer and [Randy] Jones. All of those guys are going to get a chance to try out, too, for a spot.”