I have just learned from a source that the Flyers have approached numerous veterans and asked them if they would defer portions of their contracts. The only person that I know for sure that was approached is Roenick. I have no clue how much money, when the deferrals would take place, or if it would be effected by the new CBA that is looming. But, I do know that a handful of veterans were approached.
People can draw their own conclusions, but the way that I look into it is that are close to making a trade for a player that commands a huge junk of money, both now and for a future contract extension.
The only guys that can think of that have a large salary are Weight, Tkuchuk, Pronger, Morris, Satan, etc.