7 Potential UFAs The Flyers Can Actually Afford

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Most people who watched the Tampa Bay Lightning in this year’s Stanley Cup Playoffs should have no problem remembering the impact that forward Nick Paul had for the back-to-back champs before having their run ended in the Stanley Cup Final to the Avalanche. At 6’3” 224 lbs, the 27-year-old winger has proven himself to be an incredibly valuable bottom-six forward who contributes immensely on the penalty-killing unit.

The Flyers PK unit found themselves ranked in the bottom ten of the league and could use a winger that not only can play on the team’s shorthanded unit, but can absolutely thrive on it. Paul’s cap hit last year with Tampa Bay was $1.35m and is currently projected to get about $2-3m on his new contract. Nick Paul is a rare bottom-six forward who a team can lean on in times of need while still getting paid like a bottom-six guy.