Scouting the Enemy: Anaheim Ducks vs. Philadelphia Flyers

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January 30, 2014; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks goalie Frederik Andersen (31) blocks a shot against Philadelphia Flyers center Vincent Lecavalier (40) during the first period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

3. Despite the amount of talent on the Flyers roster, the team isn’t very flexible because of just how much money they have invested into contracts. The Flyers don’t have much cap space this season, but also do not have much space for next season either, as their biggest expiring contract is worth $2 million. If the Flyers need to deal players to gain financial flexibility, who are some of the prime candidates to be dealt? Also, are there any major prospects coming along that could be impact players for Philadelphia at the NHL level, either this season or next season?

Steven: Scott Laughton is a guy who had a monster game last night.  Tonight will be his 8th on the season, and each game, you just see him doing something different, better.  The young prospects of Sam Morin and Shayne Gostisbehere are going to do this team a great deal of gratitude, but not for a while.  As far as players they would deal now, it’s really difficult to say.  We’ve been so used to the less than eventful actions of Paul Holmgren over the years at trade deadlines that we’ve kind of just gotten used to waking up and finding out, not really suspecting anything.  Vincent Lecavalier is a guy who makes sense, though his contract is horrible.  I’m not too sure they COULD move him even if they wanted to.  They probably could, but the return package wouldn’t be good at all.  Though, knowing Ron Hextall, even if he got a late round pick, he might pull the trigger. He loves young players.