Paul Holmgren

Flyers continue to operate near 50 contract limit

The Philadelphia Flyers currently sit at 52 contracts, four of which slide, which leaves them at 48 contracts towards the 50 contract limit. For the three or four people that may actually regularly read my articles, this topic may seem familiar. I wrote pretty much this exact same article back in July of 2012. Recently on Twitter, this topic came up in conversation among Josh Janet of gcobb.com and jsaquella of The Hockey Guys. We were all lamenting the Flyers seeming frivolity in handing out contracts. It prompted me to want to take another look this season. Team Contracts Slide Net Detroit …

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Flyers sit at 49 contracts with decisions to make; intriguing training camp battles

With the recent signing of restricted free agent Brandon Manning, the Philadelphia Flyers now sit at 49 contracts on the 50 contract reserve limit. Two of those contracts could slide, meaning they would not count towards the 50 contract limit, if Laughton or Stolarz are sent back to Juniors (a likelihood for the latter). The Flyers are currently just over $2 million over the league’s upper limit, so they will have to shed some cap space. The likely candidates are defenseman Braydon Coburn or Andrej Meszaros (or Grossmann to a lesser extent). The Flyers have nine blue-liners signed to one-way contract; …