Where do Flyers Rank in Future Power Rankings?
The list doesn't just look at the upcoming 2019-20 season, it took a look at the next three seasons. The Philadelphia Flyers placed just outside the top 10 on the list.
The rankings took four factors into consideration.
1. The team’s current roster.
2. The team’s prospects.
3. The salary cap and contract situation.
4. The front office and coaching staff.
Based on those factors, the Flyers checked in with an overall score of 77.7, good enough to rank 12th overall, tied with the Florida Panthers, and behind the Toronto Maple Leafs who scored a 80.2.
"The Flyers were patient for so many years with their farm system, and that sets them up well for the next few years." said ESPN hockey analyst Emily Kaplan. "Philadelphia is also rejoicing because it appears they finally have an answer to their decades-long search for a franchise goaltender: Carter Hart is only 21."
ESPN’s Greg Wyshynski added his own thoughts, including where he has concern about the Flyers.
“The Flyers have a couple of contractual headaches on the books in Jakub Voracek, who makes $8.25 million against the cap through 2024, while they're spending a combined $14 million-plus annually on Kevin Hayes and James van Riemsdyk," explained Wyshynski. "Philly has an impressive collection of prospects thanks to the previous regime; is Chuck Fletcher up to the task molding them and the veterans on the roster into a Stanley Cup contender?”
There is no doubt the Flyers have more intrigue on them for the upcoming season with Carter Hart being here for a full season, giving the team something they haven't had in decades, a solid goaltender.