Summer Skate: Philadelphia Flyers
Can young D Matt Carle measure up to last year's breakout?
Using the VUKOTA projection system of Puck Prospectus, Insider takes the temperature of key players on every NHL team, starting with the Philadelphia Flyers. For a detailed explanation of Prospectus' proprietary GVT value metric, read more here.
Summer Skate -- Philadelphia Flyers
With a hodgepodge of largely puzzling trades, signings and re-signings, general manager Paul Holmgren has certainly put his stamp on this season's Philadelphia Flyers, last season's runners-up. For instance, gone is popular and long-tenured winger Simon Gagne, essentially making cap room for Tampa Bay's disappointing third pairing defenseman Andrej Meszaros. On the other hand, Holmgren didn't see fit to upgrade the goaltending tandem of Michael Leighton and Brian Boucher, while finding the cash to sign aging tough guy Jody Shelley to a three-year deal.
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The writers of Puck Prospectus break out their VUKOTA projection system to examine players trending up and sliding down on every NHL team. And in anticipation of training camp, E.J. Hradek dishes on an intriguing player that could have a big impact in 2010-11.