Insider: Flyers Have Eyes On Alex Goligoski
The Philadelphia Flyers have been looking to add a top four defenseman to their lineup for some time now. They have a few names at the top of their list which include Mattias Ekholm from the Nashville Predators and David Savard of the Columbus Blue Jackets.
If those two don’t work out the Flyers have a few more names a little lower on their list, the one Insider Pierre LeBrun in his latest piece for the Athletic seems to think the Flyers are in on the most would be Alex Goligoski from the Arizona Coyotes. Here is what he had to say:
The 35-year-old blueliner isn’t having a banner year, with two assists on the season, but he’s been solid defensively. Add his body of work the last few years and that he’s a pending UFA, and I believe his name is on the Flyers’ list of potential targets.
Not top of the list, but it’s one of those situations where if the Flyers strike out on other top-four targets, they could come calling to Arizona eventually.
Goligoski is in the final year of a deal that pays him $5,475,000 against the cap. He is not producing a ton of points this season with only two assists in 27 games but he is contributing defensively and logs a ton of minutes for the Coyotes, something the Flyers are looking for.
The NHL trade deadline is April 12th and quickly approaching, it’s expected the Flyers will be active before the 12th so keep your eyes peeled.
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