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Per CapFriendly Alex’s deal has an AAV of 750k, is 2 way the first year and 1 way the 2nd year.
Alex Lyon has signed a 2 year deal. No word yet on the AAV.
Quick run down of Flyers rumours as Free Agency is set to kick off:
JVR is coming home!
Possible deal with CBJ Simmer & a 1st for Panarin
Possible Goalie signing.
Colin McDonald has signed an AHL deal.
David Drake has also signed an AHL deal.
Sam Morin is close to a 3yr deal. I make this comment here because I expect due to his injury we will see him finish the season with the Phantoms.
The Flyers have already said that they are going to let Mrazek go. IF the Flyers get lucky, someone trades for him during the draft. (But I’m not expecting it) I do think it is likely that we see Nuevi traded away for a lower round draft pick (Or as an added piece much like getting the 2nd 1st from the Blues last season)
Now, Going down the list of possible free-agents, they are in 2 groups. Restricted Free-Agents and Unrestricted Free Agents.
The RFA’s are:
The only player on this list I don’t expect back is Mrazek. Because the Flyers said he won’t be back. I expect we will see all the RFAs re-signed. I expect Sam to sign a 2 year deal, because next season is effectively lost to recovery and rehab. We will see him on the Phantoms again next season because once he gets activated he will be sent down. (And no team is going to make a waiver claim for a player coming off a lengthy injury)
The UFAs are:
From this group we already know that Read, Manning, and Oduya are gone. The Flyers have Free Agent plans to replace Flip, but he could be back if those plans fall thru. McDonald will most likely be back on an AHL contract. Muse or Tokarski could be back on an AHL deal as well. I’m sure that Will will land either back in WB/S or in Hershey so he gets plenty of games against the Phantoms.
The next group to look at is the prospects you listed at the bottom of the list:
Morgan Frost- Will still be 19, Can play for the Flyers or return to Jrs. I think he will get another year in Jrs.
German Rubtsov- Turns 20 in about 10 days. Should be a Phantom
Isaac Ratcliffe- Still 19, will return to Juniors.
Maxim Sushko- Still 19, returning to Juniors
Matthew Strome-Still 19, returning to Juniors
Felix Sandstrom- Signed his ELC, but has 1 yr remaining on SHL deal. Will return to SHL. The SHL allows him to come to play in the NHL, not the AHL.
Pascal Laberge- Will be a Phantom
C. Twarynski- Will be a Phantom
David Kase- Will be a Phantom
Connor Bunnaman- Will be a Phantom
Carter Hart- Will be a Phantom. I expect he will stay with the Phantoms all season next year.
I think Oskar Lindblom, Travis Sanheim, and Alex Lyon will all be up with the Flyers full time next season. I think guys like Vecchione, Voroybyev, and Danick and Tyrell will most likely be guys getting some time with the Flyers, but won’t be up there full time.
I also think that we are going to have incoming prospects replacing those guys who move up. (Like Carter Hart coming in) so I don’t see a “big” Free Agent signing like we did last season with Varone.
This offseason will be an interesting one.
Right now at the NHL Level the Flyers have:
Elliott signed for next season
Neuvirth signed for next season
Mrazek RFA this offseason
At the AHL Level the Flyers have:
Lyon RFA this offseason
Stolarz RFA this offseason
Tokarski UFA this offseason
Prospects the Flyers have:
Hart coming up next season
Sandstrom signed in the SHL for next season (Though there could be NHL language in the deal)
Safe bet Tokarksi is gone in the offseason, there is no room at the inn. I think it is safe to say at this point that Neuvi is also going to be on the way out this offseason.
The Flyers #1 goalie comes down to how well Mrazek does, and how well Elliott does upon his return from injury.
My current speculation is Elliott and Lyon on the Flyers, Hart and Stolie on the Phantoms for next season. If either Mrazek or Neuvi stays, they bump Lyon to the Phantoms, and Stolie to Reading.