The big list of pending unrestricted free agents the Flyers can steal from their Metropolitan Division rivals

The Philadelphia Flyers don’t have much cap space, and they could ‘sell’ more than they ‘buy’ in the offseason. But maybe they will also shock us with a few signings.

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More restructuring could be due for the Philadelphia Flyers, and with very little cap space in hand, it’s tough to see the Flyers making a “prize” free agent signing. This isn’t to say it’s impossible, as they could always trade a few of their more expensive players away like Cam Atkinson despite his 10-team no-trade clause, Scott Laughton, or Rasmus Ristolainen, but Philadelphia may be better off just looking to re-sign and extend current talent. 

Even so, should they trade the players mentioned above, the Flyers would still have holes in the lineup that general manager Daniel Briere must fill. This isn’t to say he would land a prize free agent like Jake Guentzel if we’re talking about adding unrestricted free agents from the Metropolitan Division, but there are enough in the Metro to at least provide reasonably-priced stopgaps for the 2024-25 season and perhaps for between two and three years. 

Philadelphia Flyers could bring in a few free agents from the Metro Division

Retooling projects don’t always need to involve signing cast-offs if that is indeed the direction Briere intends to go. He has enough young talent on the Flyers, as they have shown us this year, to at least keep the team more than just watchable if he reinforced this younger group with the right assets this summer. 

The names you are about to read on this list probably didn’t wow you with their productivity this season, but as you’re about to see, they are all cost-effective players who can come to the City of Brotherly Love either as one-year stopgaps or even on overall bridge contracts between two and three years. 

In the upcoming slides, you will meet a pair of goaltenders, two blueliners, and three forwards who shouldn’t break the bank if Briere pursues them this summer. They wouldn’t afford everyone on the list, but a player or two could theoretically end up in Southeast Pennsylvania.