You can still trade the his rights before July 1; the team trading for them would have the chance to negotiate a new deal with him prior to the start of free agency. The Flyers did that with Bryz last year (to their considerable detriment, as it turned out).
[I'd try to accomplish any 2 of the following moves]
-First, find a way to put Bob in the AHL, if you cannot, then loan him to Europe to play (which also takes his salary off the books). He needs 60 games a season. He will be a terrific goaltender when he's 28, I just hope we have him then.
-Sign Al Montoya (UFA) to backup Bryz.
-Go for the NYI double and get P-A Parenteau (UFA) (or at least a player of his type/salary)
-Dump Hartnell or Briere salary, after asking them very politely to waive their NMC. Just like Gagne and Kubina did.
-Pursue Sutter. If unsuccessful, find someone else. Maybe Jack Johnson doesn't like the weather in Ohio, maybe a trade for him involving Hartnell or Briere. Two birds with one stone there.
-If there is somehow money left, look at Luke Schenn
- Stop interfering with their development. top 3 centers should be Giroux - Schenn - Couturier
Is there any chance that if we do stuff bob in the AHL one way or another that we can sign back leighton for low money to back up bryz next season? It would be nice to have a backup with playoff experience
Aren't you supposed to be in school right now?? I have been a Flyers fan LONGER than you have been alive so let's not assume I'm a casual fan. Listen Mr. expert, a cancer to a team is EVERYTHING Bryzgalov has been! He's a distraction, he gets down on himself when he doesn't play well and he makes it public. Which adversely effects the entire team! He is an embarassment to the team and to the league with his play and his crazy comments! Now THAT my friend is a cancer!! ..... As for trading him, I know it's very unlikely but the biggest obstacle won't be his contract, it will be the fact that he's a head case and a cancer and no team wants that! It certainly is worth a shot however to try and get rid of him in the off season! ... Now that you have been schooled you can pack your lunch and get to school!
You're wrong on every level. A "cancer" is a player whos attitude and antics disrupt the entire locker room to the point where players don't want to play with the individual who is the cancer. While bryzgalov is nutty and quite frankly absolutely crazy, his attitude towards the media has no direct effect on his teammates and I bet you any money if you asked every flyer player they will tell you they love the guy....
Hartnell has one more year of a 4.2 mill cap hit.....for what he did this year that's a good value. No need to worry about his NEXT contract yet.....Flyers can wait and see what happens next year. If he continues to put up strong numbers he'll bet set for a good contract...if he falls backwards then they can let him walk at the end of next year. At this point with combination of physical play and goals he put up he's hard to replace. IMO
Actually hartnell's final year is a 3.2 million because his contract was slightly front loaded. You can find his information at spotrac.com
more than anything, the Flyers need to find a way to get some RH defensemen. i'm not sure why they have fallen in love with lefties, but aside from Kubina and Manning, literally EVERY defensemen they have either on the roster or in the AHL is LH.
Tocchet brought up an interesting point on DNL today; he said the devils made it a point to dump to the left side of the ice, forcing the lefty defensemen to go into the corners on their back-hand. the Rangers had that same tactic. this is one reason why their forechecks were so effective against the Flyers.