As the dust begins to settle from the chaos of the NHL Entry Draft and free agency, most NHL teams have a good idea what their rosters will look like at the start of the 2012-13 season, save for a few players still holding out and a few trades still in the works.
The Philadelphia Flyers, after a dramatic summer in 2011, have been much quieter in 2012, confident with the young, energetic base that they can build upon in the coming years.
There are no Richards and Carter trades to assess, no nine-year contracts to critique, no glaring mistakes threatening to cause the Flyers to tank. This summer was all about the little things.
Let’s break out the grading rubric and see how GM Paul Holmgren did this year, one move at a time.