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The Flyers will be without Jaromir Jagr during the 2012-13 season; he signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Stars.
Another team that was at one point in the conversation to land Zach Parise, the Flyers would love to have the presence of Rick Nash on their top line.
Philly traded away James van Riemsdyk to Toronto for Luke Schenn, lost Jaromir Jagr to the Dallas Stars and defenseman Matt Carle to the Tampa Bay Lightning.
It has been a quiet offseason for the Flyers, but not necessarily a bad one, and finding a way to trade for Rick Nash would add an offensive force that would compliment the foundation laid down by breakout superstar Claude Giroux last season.
Ruslan Fedotenko signed a one-year deal this offseason with Philly, and they also snagged defenseman Bruno Gervais, who played for the Tampa Bay Lightning last year, which will be a nice replacement on the blue line now that Carle is gone.
I don't believe that Rick Nash will land in Philly because they have an emerging superstar and leader in Giroux, and so much young talent that it is tough to predict how well Nash will fit in and affect team chemistry.
By not trading for Nash, GM Paul Holmgren can send a message to the locker room that he has faith in the current guys on the roster, and should send them into next season with some confidence.