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Off-season is now in the sights of the Flyers.


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Ryan Hall
April 4, 2023  (9:39)
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With the 2022-2023 season about to close, the Flyers organization is now shifting gears into a post-season mode drafting up their free agency plans and the NHL Entry Draft itself.

This organization has an enormous task ahead of them as they begin its rebuilding phase. With so many holes to fill, and the cupboards a bit bare with prospects, it will be an interesting proposition for them going forward.
One of the aspects of the offseason is the unrestricted free agent market, it's not uncommon for a rebuilding franchise to look at that angle to help fill roster spots while they draft the future of the team and develop them into superstars.
Usually rebuilding team will sign free agents to short-term deals to flip them at trade deadlines to recoup more assets and continue to fill the cupboard.
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Three names have come to mind regarding free agents that could help the Flyers continue this process.
Wayne Simmonds: Simmonds is finishing his contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs and has not seen too much ice time this past season. He has been in and out of the lineup and even sent to the AHL Marlies a few times to make room for other players. If the Flyers feel that Simmonds has enough gas in the tank to offer at least one season, he might be a fit for this team. He would continue to cost the league minimum in terms of salary.
Carson Soucy: the six foot five 210-pound defenseman would be a decent fit for this defence corps. Since he's coming off a $2.75 million cap hit and had a decent season with the Seattle Kraken, Soucy could give the Flyers a steady serviceable defenseman at a relatively low cost and give them more leadership to help the young stars coming in. He would also give the defence a presence which has been a problem for this year's team.
Danton Heinen: the former Boston Bruin and current Pittsburgh Penguin would give the Flyers a bottom 6 type guy who could give them minutes and even score a few goals. This season he has played 60 games, and he has 20 points. This would bode well for a bottom six that's in dire need of a boost. Heinen currently only costs $1,000,000. He can easily be picked up by the Flyers and give them a player that they could flip at the deadline next season to help a team make a playoff run.
Granted, these are all ideas, and it remains to be seen what the Flyers would do but in a rebuilding phase anything is possible and the Flyers should leave nothing unturned to help them in the present for building up assets and building the future with draft picks.
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