The Philadelphia Flyers and general manager Ron Hextall went out and nabbed one of the biggest names on the free agent market in James van Riemsdyk and that was pretty much it.
For the most part aside from bringing back JVR, the Flyers stayed pretty quiet and still have around $14million in cap space.
The Flyers could be saving that cap space to make another big splash.
NBC Sports Joey Alfieri recently put together the five most logical landing spots for Karlsson, and the Flyers are one of them.
From the article:
"Here’s a team that hasn’t necessarily been linked to Karlsson in the mainstream media, but they could be a fit for his services.
The Flyers have money to spend right now, as they have $14.7 million in cap space. Yes, they’ll have to start paying Ivan Provorov big money next season, but you can worry about that later. Talents like Karlsson aren’t made available very often, so you have to make it work.
Philadelphia has plenty of quality prospects at their disposal and the roster is young enough that they can afford to move some of them away.
A blue line of Provorov, Shayne Gostisbere and Karlsson would be one of the best in the entire NHL. Now they only need to find a goalie."
Would you be willing to give up some of the Flyers top prospects if it meant landing Karlsson?