By Jenny Masters
If you’re wondering how much the Flyers improved this offseason, check out what The Athletic thinks:
Wins Added: 0.9 wins
Salary Added: $3.3 million
Out: Martin Jones, Oskar Lindblom
The Flyers “improved” in the sense that the model really loves Tony DeAngelo.
He was an offensive force for the Hurricanes, but it likely doesn’t account enough for how much support he had in that system.
That’s both offensively (elite power play) and defensively (playing with Jaccob Slavin or on the third pair). In any sense, his positive value added is mostly undone anyway by the team bringing back Justin Braun and adding Nicolas Deslauriers.
Those are two signings meant to maintain the whole Broad St. Bullies ethos — the exact type of decision this franchise continues to make for the sake of actual on-ice value.
Braun and Deslauriers are both worth minus-0.5 wins. Each.
At least they didn’t lose anyone of real consequence.