The first chapter of Carter Hart’s NHL career is sure to be shorter than the ones to come, after playing in 31 games in his rookie season. He’s about to start writing the second chapter of what all of Philadelphia hopes is a long and prosperous career. The Flyers are hoping for the same this season.
Chuck Fletcher got aggressive early and traded for the rights to free-agent forward Kevin Hayes. Should Hayes sign with the Flyers, this will not be the last new addition. It may not be the last trade. It's only the beginning of Fletcher's aggressive approach to the offseason.
Flyers GM Chuck Fletcher faces a critical first offseason and plans to attack it head-on. "I think we're going to be very aggressive in the trade and free agent markets in the sense of looking into every possible situation that can help us," Fletcher said.
For teams like the Flyers, the first focus of the offseason is on yourself, the players and moves you can control. For the Flyers, those moves center around several pending free agents that will need new contracts.