By Annie Ross
Sounds to us that the Flyers are pushing unrestricted free agent center Valtteri Filppula out the Wells Fargo Center door.
Listen to general manager Ron Hextall in his end of the year press conference:
“You’d like to find another centerman, you always still look through the center of your lineup. Your goaltending, your D, and your centers. If we could upgrade (at center), that would be great. So if we could do something there, we’d certainly look at it.”
The new center would be taking the roster spot of veteran unrestricted free agent Valtteri Filppula. Hextall told the media that “Filppula is one guy where we have interest and we’re going to see what happens here,” which translates into, we are going to search for a better option and if we don’t find one, maybe we will give him a call. Let’s look at some options via free agency and trades that the Flyers could target.