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SHOULD FLYERS CARRY EIGHT DEFENSEMEN THIS SEASON?

The Philadelphia Flyers currently have the NHL's most expensive defense corps. Entering the 2013-14 season, the team's top seven defensemen -- Kimmo Timonen, Braydon Coburn, Luke Schenn, Mark Streit, Nicklas Grossmann, Andrej Meszaros and Erik Gustafsson -- eat up a combined 43 percent ($27.85 million) of the NHL maximum $64.3 million salary cap

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