The Philadelphia Flyers were on an absolute tear before the 2019-20 season was paused. 

Philly was just one point behind the Washington Capitals for first place in the Metro Division and rolling into the playoffs. 

There's no way to tell if that momentum will carry over to when the season is complete. 

General manager Chuck Fletcher gave his center depth a huge boost when he acquired Derek Grant and Nate Thompson at the deadline which were perfect additions for the playoff run. 

Unfortunately Fletcher still hasn't been able to replace Wayne Simmonds.

There could be a perfect opportunity to find that grit again if they try and sign one UFA for the 2020-21 season. 

Lance Green of FlyersNittyGritty believes soon to be UFA Craig Smith of the Nashville Predators is the perfect fit. 

"If you watch game tape on him, you will see that he is that GRITTY forward the Flyers so desperately need. One who gets all his mail forwarded to him in front of the other team’s net. Craig who is now 30 and stands at 6’1? and 208 pounds has made a name for himself working hard in the trenches for every point he gets. If not for this seasons abrupt halt due to this virus, Smith would have obtained his 6th season with 20 plus goals. With totals this season of 18 goals, 13 assists, for 31 points in just 69 games played. It’s easy to see how Smith would bring in some much-needed goal scoring ability."

The perfect fit for the Flyers?


Source: FlyersNittyGritty