New GM Chuck Fletcher has a great opportunity to remake this team in his own image, as the Flyers have 10 draft selections this summer and another eight in 2020. Fletcher brought assistant GM Brent Flahr with him from Minnesota, so he has an experienced draft guy by his side whom he trusts. The Flyers actually did well at the draft during Ron Hextall’s tenure as GM, so the bar is high.
IMMEDIATE NEEDS: Carter Hart has shown himself to be a very good NHL goaltender already, so the kid is ahead of schedule. Nonetheless, he’ll need someone to form a battery with, and as of now, the Flyers don’t have anyone else under contract. Cam Talbot’s audition wasn’t exactly a rousing one. Perhaps Brian Elliott returns at a reasonable price?
LONG-TERM NEEDS: Though the Flyers have a cadre of good y...
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Ryan Kennedy is the associate senior writer and draft/prospect expert at The Hockey News. He has been with the publication since 2005 and in that span, Don Cherry, Lil Jon and The Rock have all called his house. He lives in Toronto with his wife and kids where he listens to loud music and collects NCAA pennants.