Believe in Us: Flyers Make Another Bunch of Moves

Chuck Fletcher is at it again with some more moves. In this article, I will be talking about four particular moves he made: the Hartman trade, the Sanheim extension, the Eliott extension, and the Hayes contract. Fletcher has done some serious work to this team and free agency has not even begun. So let’s get started.

Believe in Us: The Flyers trade for Matt Niskanen

The Flyers made a trade today, and to say the least, I’m not thrilled. The official details of the deal are Radko Gudas for Matt Niskanen of the Washington Capitals. The Flyers also agreed to retain just over $1 million of Gudas’ $3.35 million salary. That comes to 30%. Before I dive into why I don’t like this deal, let’s learn about the two players involved.

Believe in Us: Flyers Trade for Rights to Kevin Hayes

Kevin Hayes is a 27 year old center with 5 NHL seasons under his belt. He’s played an average of 76 games per season, so he generally does not get injured and puts up solid offensive numbers. He’s a just under 50-point center who you can rely on defensively and can put in time on the power play and penalty kill. This is something the Flyers need, as for the past few seasons, they have relied on younger guys to fill roles and surprise, surprise, they’ve been inconsistent, alternating between making and missing the playoffs.

Believe in Us: Reviewing and Re-signing the Flyers’ Restricted Free Agents.

This is Fletcher’s time to shine, a young, deep team with talent. Talent that has been misused under former head coaches but hopefully will be used correctly by newly hired head coach Alain Vigneault. Some of that talent is not under a contract, but is still technically under team control. Welcome to restricted free agency. These 8 players are the Flyers’ restricted free agents, here is what I think they should do with each of them:

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