The Philadelphia Flyers are currently in shambles and it seems as if John Tortorella coaching them will change the team around, but that may not be the case..
Tortorella made Patrick Laine's day miserable when Tortorella was in Columbus, due to the fact that Laine's playing style is specifically a one way offensive player with little to no back check or defensive abilities, which compares to Philadelphia Flyers and former Toronto Maple Leafs James Van Riemsdyk
.James Van Riemsdyk
is coming off a surprising year best point and goal total in over 5 years, his last strong year was with the Maple Leafs where he put up nearly 40 goals- scoring 36 in one season.
JVR is a amazing net front presence player and can offer his offensive abilities to a lot of current teams, but his cap hit on the other hand is not sitting pretty at a whopping $7,000,000 per season.
The only teams that can take on a hefty contract like so would be teams who are rebuilding and do not have many big guns, like the Seattle Kraken or Ottawa Senators. The Philadelphia Flyers confirmed JVR is on the block, what would it take to acquire this hefty contract that still has some gas left in the tank to produce?
Well it seems as if the Flyers are surely interested in dumping his large contract, so it may be similar to when they traded Shane Gostisbehere last season- the Flyers practically gave him up for free plus some to dump the contract to the Arizona Coyotes which had the cap space.
Both teams benefited from the deal as it gave the Flyers cap space to trade for Ryan Ellis
and Rasmus Ristolainen
, and it also gave Arizona a experiences offensive defenseman to help develop their youth on d.
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WOULD YOU BE HAPPY IF YOU'RE TEAM ACQUIRED THIS FORMER 35 GOAL SCORER?
JUNE 22 101 ANSWERS
|YES! I’D TAKE ON HIS CONTRACT.||32||31.7 %|
|NO THANKS, WAY TOO MUCH MONEY FOR HIM.||69||68.3 %|
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