The Flyers announced on Friday that they have re-signed forward Scott Laughton to a two-year deal with an average annual value of $2.3 million. With the deal, Laughton and the Flyers avoid arbitration. A hearing was scheduled for July 30.
With the offseason essentially complete except for a few re-signings to come, the guys look at what the Flyers did and analyze the offseason as a whole while also looking at some of the other signings and the teams in the Metropolitan Division and Eastern Conference.
When Monday came and went and the Flyers did nothing but address organizational depth, it was telling. For prospects like Morgan Frost and Joel Farabee, it should be motivating. It means there will be an opportunity to make the Flyers roster this season. There will be an open competition.
For every team that made a big signing as free agency opened, it is a calculated risk. The New York Rangers landed prize forward Artemi Panarin and are waging their success on him. The Flyers made their bet before free agency began on Kevin Hayes, Matt Niskanen and Justin Braun.
The guys review the Flyers draft, analyze the Sanheim and Elliott deals and the Hartman trade, try to project what kind of deals Provorov, Konecny and Laughton could get and look at some possible free agent targets for the Flyers as free agency begins on July 1.