NHL Free Agents 2011: 5 Reasons the Philadelphia Flyers Need Steven Stamkos

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NHL Free Agents 2011: 5 Reasons the Philadelphia Flyers Need Steven Stamkos
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So far, the 2011 NHL offseason has been just as exciting as the Stanley Cup Playoffs with some big name trades and all-star caliber acquisitions.

OK, well maybe not that exciting. The best is yet to even come though. Even after Brad Richard's signing and the Flyers unloading of their two leaders, there is still one name that sticks out in every team's mind.

Steven Stamkos. Stamkos is a restricted free agent this summer and has had plenty of rumors swirl around his name and his whereabouts for next season. Tampa Bay knows that they cannot lose their young franchise player, but rumors keep coming up saying that Toronto and Philadelphia are still in the running.

If I was Paul Holmgren, I would jump on this opportunity. Here are five reasons why the Flyers should steal Stamkos off the market.

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