There is a new man in charge behind the Flyers bench, Alain Vigneault, and his presence was felt early in training camp. Drills were run at a great pace. It was something that left GM Chuck Fletcher amazed.
The first day of Flyers training camp did not come without some bad news. Chuck Fletcher said that there is still a way to go on a new contract with Travis Konecny and that forward Nolan Patrick will be out week-to-week with an upper-body injury.
The deal -- a six-year, $40.5 million deal with an average annual value of $6.75 million -- is more than just the completion of a deal in time for Ivan Provorov to report for training camp on Friday morning. It is a win for both sides -- for Chuck Fletcher and the Flyers and for Provorov as well.
According to TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Flyers are working hard to sign RFA defenseman Ivan Provorov today, just before the start of training camp. McKenzie also reports that the Flyers and RFA forward Travis Konecny are not close to a deal.
Recently NHL Network listed their Top 20 centers entering the 2019-20 season. Couturier’s name was absent, and it drew the ire of Flyers fans. Take the lack of inclusion for what it’s worth, but Couturier’s value to his own team can’t be understated.