Flyers training camp started today. Provorov was signed to a 6 year extension at 6.5mil per year. Konecny remains unsigned, very surprised, I thought Konecny was the easier singing... With Provorov signed, the Flyers have about 6.6mil in cap space, plenty to sign Konecny and still have a little room to make an in season move.
From the rookie game on Wednesday, all the Flyers best prospects stood out (Myers, Rubtsov, Frost, Farabee, Ratcliffe). Rubtsov really stood out and looked like a solid 2 way NHL player, right now I would give him the edge on the 3rd line RW race, but camp will tell us a lot about which rookies are in contention to make the team. Patrick is out with an upper body injury, bad news, he'll likely miss most of the preseason and this is an important year for him. Pitlick. who was signed to be the 4th line RW is also hurt, so the rookies will get a lot of preseason work.
My speculation of the roster and lines and pairings for this upcoming season is
Giroux - Couturier - Konecny
Van Riemsdyk - Hayes - Voracek
Lindblom - Patrick - Rubtsov
Raffl - Laughton - Pitlick
Provorov - Niskanen
Sanheim - Braun
Gostibehere - Myers
Hart - Elliott
I'd also be fine if Pitlick is kept as a healthy scratch, put Farabee on the third line and Rubtsov on the 4th. I think Morin is the 7th D and Hagg is waived.