This will make the Flyers scary good next year. They probably will fall and fall hard before long though. They have to resign JVR next summer and their system is one of the absolute worst in the NHL. So if they end up in cap hell similar to the Hawks (looks likely), they won't have the replacements working through the system.
Yep that seems to be what we have been hearing for last 36 hours
That said a legit #1 is exactly what Flyers need. Purging Carle + Versteeg will be well worth it
No more Leighton/Boucher/Esche/etc to ruin there team come playoff time
They are going to be paper thin though. $5 mil to sign a 5th and 7th defenseman, 3rd and 4th line wings and a 13th forward.
CAPGEEK.COM CAP CALCULATOR
Daniel Briere ($6.500m) / Mike Richards ($5.750m) / Jeff Carter ($5.272m)
Scott Hartnell ($4.200m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Jody Shelley ($1.100m)
James Van Riemsdyk ($1.654m) / Ian Laperriere ($1.166m) /
Matt Read ($0.900m) / Blair Betts ($0.700m)
Kimmo Timonen ($6.333m) / Chris Pronger ($4.921m)
Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Oskars Bartulis ($0.600m)
Braydon Coburn ($3.200m)
Sergei Bobrovsky ($1.750m) / Bryz ($5.500m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled without the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $62,500,000; CAP PAYROLL: $57,298,322; BONUSES: $1,700,000
CAP SPACE (17-man roster): $5,201,678
"I kind of expected that," said Toews, who was scheduled to leave Chicago on Tuesday to head to Las Vegas for the NHL Awards. "Those fans are crazy. When we beat them the last couple of years they were throwing stuff on the ice. They're crazy fans and obviously passionate about their team. I kind of expected a reaction one way or another."
"I watched all the games in Boston and I watched Game 7," Toews said. "Our guys had been kind of joking in the classiest way possible about keeping our fingers crossed for Boston. You never want to see your rivals take it home. It was a heck of a series to watch."
I love our captain (no homo) . I hope nobody gets their panties in a bunch over these comments