The Philadelphia Flyers have found a way to make room for free agent goalie Ilya Bryzgalov.
Trade Jeff Carter and his $5mil salary cap hit.
While Columbus gets Carter, the Flyers will be the 8th overall pick in Friday's NHL Draft, a third round selection, and 21-year-old forward Jakub Voracek.
Carter is coming off of a 36-goal, 30-assist season in 2010-11. This deal is great for the Blue Jackets offensively, pairing Carter with Rick Nash.
In Carter's 6 seasons in the NHL (all with the Flyers), Carter has scored 181 goals. He is easily one of the best forwards ever to skate for Columbus.
Mike Richards is then dealt to the LA Kings for forwards Brayden Schenn, Wayne Simmonds and a second-round draft pick. Carter and Richards cap hits were for just over US$11-million.
Then, Ilya Bryzgalov is signed to 9-year, US$51-million deal- which is a reach...
Nine years...??? And now what does this say for someone like goalie Ville Leino...???
The cast at CSNPhilly discusses...
The shift begins...