With the NHL season nearing its end, it's time for fans to start thinking about the availability of certain players through trades.
Whether a player is planted in a sticky situation with a team or he just doesn't fit, teams everywhere are breaking down potential trades that could better their respective clubs.
The Philadelphia Flyers face a few questions heading into next season: Will Chris Pronger be healthy? Is Jeff Carter worth keeping at his current salary? Who will be the starting goalie? How can we strengthen the blue line?
These are the types of questions that are most apparent to me.
As of right now, the Flyers have the highest payroll in the NHL at $58,969,155. According to CapGeek.com, there are reports that the salary cap could increase to $62.2 million for the 2011-2012 season. If true, the Flyers will be given a lot more wiggle room to work with.
In writing this article, I am taking the original salary cap into consideration and will hopefully provide some creative ways to fill the most obvious holes.