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by Paul on 12/16/07 at 12:19 PM ET
from Chuck Gormley of the Courier Post,
All indications point to the NHL salary cap rising to about $55 million next season.
Theoretically, that would leave the Flyers about $11 million in cap space to sign unrestricted free-agent defenseman Jason Smith and restricted free agents Jeff Carter, R.J. Umberger, Randy Jones and Riley Cote.
Can they do it?
“We’re going to have to be very creative,” Flyers president Peter Luukko said.
Smith is the Flyers’ top priority. At 34, he still plays a take-no-prisoners brand of defense and his quiet leadership cannot be overstated on a team that desperately needed—and found—a true captain.
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