On the Philadelphia Flyers …
Tony Marinaro: (today) Markov to the Flyers won’t happen. He is interested in signing with them but they are not interested. Teams are not interested in the term and money he is looking for.
Dave Isaac: (commenting on the Markov rumor) The Flyers don’t have a lot of salary cap space and they don’t have many roster spots left.
Dave Isaac: Not saying the Streit is better than Markov, but he is a cheaper option and is a good mentor.
Tom Dougherty of CSN Philly: The Flyers have about $6 million in salary cap space with some restricted free agents left to sign and to get Nolan Patrick on an entry-level deal. After signing Nolan and their RFAs, they should have about $2 million in space heading into the season.
In the next couple of years they will have some RFAs that could be looking for long-term extensions.
“I’m not going to sit and compare Brian to Mase. I can tell you we’re extremely excited to have Brian,” Hextall told reporters after the deal was completed. “He’s a very competitive guy, and he has a really good work ethic. He played in a tandem in St. Louis prior to Calgary, so he’s played very well in a structured system.”
The Flyers are retooling and committing long-term to another goaltender right now doesn’t make sense. They are hoping that one of Felix Sandstrom, Carter Hart or Kirill Ustimenko will eventually turn into their long-term solution.