It was supposed to be a jubilant day for Flyers fans. Philadelphia finally acquired (or at least acquired the rights to) a No. 1 goaltender. The funny thing is that most people did not even hear about it until today.
The big trade got put on the back burner of even local news stations because of the NBA and NHL Finals, and the Phillies and the Sixers' sale talks.
Ilya Bryzgalov was acquired last night for a third-round pick and a minor-league prospect Matt Clackson. If the Flyers sign him, they will have to give up another conditional pick as well.
The question is not when, but if. The Flyers are currently strangled by the salary cap and do not have the money to sign Bryzgalov today. Bryzgalov is expecting somewhere around $5 million per year.
If the Flyers want to appease him, some big names might have to go. Here are five players that may be on the way out in order for the Flyers to officially have a No. 1 netminder.