Minor rumor from Spector's: Eric Meloche to Philly?
Yea, you hate Spector or whatever. He doesn't make stuff up, he just reports it. Anyway...
PITTSBURGH POST-GAZETTE: Dave Molinari reports Penguins minor league wingers Tom Kostopoulos and Eric Meloche are close to signing with other teams as unrestricted free agents. Kostopoulos claims to be close to a deal with the LA Kings while Meloche is considering an offer from the Philadelphia Flyers.
"filler garbage" isn't the best way to desribe Meloche. He's a good enough depth player to have in case of injury, and he is a very good player at the AHL level.
However, the Pens seem to think he is a depth player, and he wants to go somewhere where he can contend for a third/fourth line spot. So I would say that if Philly is really going to sign him, they must think he could be a fourth line option at least.
would be a good pickup. Figure he will be our first call up in case of an injury. The man who held that position, Kirby Law, is gone. Certainly in the early part of the season... Ruzicka, Eager, Umberger, wont be ready for the NHL. People like him are good to have around