How would you spend Flyers’ $10 million?

Let's assume Matt Walker (minors/waivers), Michael Leighton (minors/waivers) and Ian Laperriere (LTIR) are not part of the Flyers' salary equation next season. That puts them a shade over $10 million under the salary cap and there is rampant speculation general manager Paul Holmgren will make a play for Tampa Bay Lightning restricted free agent Steven Stamkos if the Lightning cannot re-sign the mega-star before July 1. With the Flyers still needing to sign restricted free agents Jakub Voracek, Wayne Simmonds, Darroll Powe, Andreas Nodl and possibly Dan Carcillo -- not to mention UFA Ville Leino -- I just don't see there being enough money to satisfy Stamkos' request for $7 million a year. I can, however, see the Flyers pursuing Bruins winger Michael Ryder on July 1

Read more from the original source: Flyer Files

Leave a Reply