After a season in which the Philadelphia Flyers came out of the gate with the worst start in franchise history and finished the season by taking an underrated Rangers team to seven games, we sit here on May 1st with the off-season looming.
The Flyers will have the 17th overall pick in the 2014 NHL Draft and should be able to pick up a quality prospect. They also have reasonable cap space and much of their core locked up. This offseason is full of great possibilities.
However, it also has the potential to be awful. If the team drafts poorly, does not fix areas of need, and remains blind to the fact that this seasons squad was NOT a bonafide contender, we will all be in for a long summer.
So what should the Flyers agenda/priorities be this summer. Here are four steps I came up with.