Deadline Day – Atlantic Division

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COMPLETELY REWRITTEN due to all the early deals – In this six-part series, we'll take a team-by-team look at the trade deadline. Buyers? Sellers? Who's available? How can you prepare your fantasy roster for the upcoming address changes for some of these guys? It's all here, and we'll start it off with the Atlantic Division. Cap numbers courtesy of



Buyers or sellers: Buyers


Cap Situation: Very tight. They could only add a player making the NHL minimum. Salary would need to be moved.


Pending Free Agents:

UFA's – Nik Zherdev, Ville Leino, Sean O'Donnell, Brian Boucher

RFA's – Dan Carcillo, Andreas Nodl, Darroll Powe, Stefan Legein, Dan Syvret



  1. A checking forward/faceoff guy. Jeff Carter has been their only effective faceoff man at over 55%. Blair Betts is their checking-line guy, but he is sitting at 48%.
  2. A depth defenseman. Granted, Matt Walker is in the minors and their top six are as good or better than any other team. But don't be surprised if they bring in another Matt Walker-type to stick in the press box or the minors, just to be safe.
  3. A proven stud goaltender. This won't be addressed, I can guarantee it. Sergei Bobrovsky has been great and frankly I don't blame them. If he implodes, they can always go to Brian Boucher or Michael Leighton, who got them to the Final last year.



Already done: The Flyers acquired Kris Versteeg for draft picks. That’s a hardworking, energetic, clutch forward that they can certainly use.


The latest, from Spector's Hockey:

  1. The Flyers are rumored to be shopping Jody Shelley and/or Dan Carcillo.
  2. The Flyers could be targeting Erik Cole. With Carolina still in the hunt, this would seem doubtful. But if they fade in a week, then why not?
  3. Ville Leino's agent believes he will re-sign with the Flyers. That would take him out of any trade talks. However, the addition of Versteeg ties the team’s hands in terms of signing Leino before the summer.
  4. The Flyers may be interested in goaltender Tomas Vokoun. That one would make more sense, but again, I think