Reading plenty of stories today in the wake of the Predators matching the Flyers' offer sheet for Shea Weber and I was taken aback by a tweet from NHL.com senior writer Dan Rosen about how the Flyers have been striking out all summer. No Ryan Suter or Zach Parise. No Rick Nash. No Weber. I'll throw in no re-sign of Matt Carle or Jaromir Jagr and the somewhat-goofy trade of James van Riemsdyk for Luke Schenn too. All that's seemingly left for them to grab among big names are Shane Doan (above) and Bobby Ryan. You would think GM Paul Holmgren is not going to sit by idly. Hmmm. That's not good news for the Sabres. Doan visited with the Rangers last Friday and met with the Flyers on Saturday. He's also hitting Montreal this week. Doan's agent, Terry Bross, confirmed to me via email a couple of days ago that he's had multiple conversations with Darcy Regier but that Doan's potential decision day is "still fluid" pending the outcome of the ownership mess in Phoenix. At present, there is no visit scheduled for Buffalo.
On Doan, Darcy, Ryan and the Flyers
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