Monday, July 28, 2014
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Will Flyers make deal before deadline?

(UPDATED ON MONDAY AT NOON): Scratch Dvorak off the Flyers' wish list. He was traded with a fifth-round pick to Atlanta for Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rissmiler.)

Will Flyers make deal before deadline?

 (UPDATED ON MONDAY AT NOON): Scratch Dvorak off the Flyers' wish list. He was traded with a fifth-round pick to Atlanta for Niclas Bergfors and Patrick Rissmiler.)

   The NHL trade deadline is at 3 p.m. Monday, and the Flyers are still kicking tires, looking for a veteran for the stretch run.

    Yes, GM Paul Holmgren is extremely happy with the deep and talented team he has assembled, but he figures you can never have enough depth.

      Minnesota wingers Chuck Kobasew and Andrew Brunette, and Florida forwards Marty Reasoner and Radek Dvorak could be on the Flyers' radar. All can become unrestricted free agents on July 1, so they would not command much in a deal.

      Kobasew, 28, is a three-time 20-goal scorer who has fallen into disfavor in Minnesota. He has nine goals, and the Wild figure to be happy to get a mid-level draft pick. Brunette (15 goals) is a 37-year-old winger who also may also be available as a rent-a-player for the stretch.

     Reasoner, 34, who has 13 goals this season, is a center who would likely move to wing with the Flyers. He and the 33-year-old Dvorak (seven goals), a winger, are among the players on the market.

    As for trying to add a goalie (Tomas Vokoun?), the feeling here is the Flyers should be content with the Sergei Bobrovsky/Brian Boucher tandem. For the most part, they have been very consistent this season. Why disrupt the chemistry?

     The Flyers have about $1.9 million in acquisition space, so Reasoner ($1.15 million cap hit) and Dvorak ($1.7 million) would fit into things. They would have to make another move if they landed Brunette or Kobasew, each of whom have a $2.3 million cap hit.

    The Flyers' acquisition space would jump to $3.9 million if they sent Nik Zherdev to the Phantoms.

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Sam Carchidi Inquirer Staff Writer
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