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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Vinnie Hinostroza, Forward/Pittsburgh Penguins

Not everyone on this list will have a chance to play on the big club, and Vinnie Hinostroza is one player on this list who won’t have that luxury. But few would provide such excellent organizational depth regardless of which organization he finds himself with. 

Hinostroza has been one of the hardest workers out there and was a fixture on the lower lines throughout his career that included stops in Chicago, Arizona, Florida, Buffalo, and Pittsburgh. The winger has never scored over 39 points and 16 goals in a single season, and he’s never played a full 82-game schedule, but it doesn’t mean Hinostroza won’t provide organizational value. 

He will be entering his 10th season in which he’s played NHL games should he find himself with a big club for at least a handful of matchups. This would make Hinostroza a respected member of an NHL, or more likely, an AHL locker room, and if he gets a call-up, a solid, experienced asset on the fourth line. 

No, he wouldn’t help the Flyers win many games, but few would understand the situation that the Flyers are in better than Hinostroza, who saw the same thing when he was with the Sabres last season.