Christmas in July
There may not be carols or mistletoe, but NHL teams will be spending like it’s Christmas this July. So what do you want in your stocking?
Just a few thoughts on the Flyers for this Free Agent holiday:
1. I hold to my prediction from last night. Holmgren is brewing a storm in Flyerland, and I see Jeff Finger in the orange and black come fall.
2. How would you feel about the Flyers going after Jay Pandolfo? (Note: this is a hypothetical idea, not a rumor I’ve seen.) He’s a true defensive forward – something the Flyers lack at the present – and stealing him from the Devils would seriously diminish their shutdown system’s effectiveness. Might be a double bonus for the Flyers.
3. Don’t be disappointed if Holmgren’s splash doesn’t meet last year’s excitement. He made huge deals in 2007 – any of which would have been a headline moment. The Flyers don’t need the same overhaul, and thus don’t need gigantic signings. It’s a good thing, folks.