Philadelphia Flyers: 7 Defensemen the Flyers Need to Pursue

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Philadelphia Flyers: 7 Defensemen the Flyers Need to Pursue
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The NHL free agent frenzy is less than a week away. And one team that always seems to make a splash this time of year is the Philadelphia Flyers.

Loaded with forward depth and saddled with another eight years remaining on Ilyz Bryzgalov's mega deal from a season ago, the Flyers appear primed to make their annual splash on defense.

With Chris Pronger likely to remain on long-term injured reserve next year, an overhaul on the Philly back end was expected.  

The transformation began with the acquisition of Niklas Grossman at last year's trade deadline and continued at the conclusion of the draft when the Flyers swapped James van Riemsdyk for Luke Schenn.

But there's still work to be done. Here are seven defensemen the Flyers need to aggressively pursue in the weeks to come.

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